It's been a busy week! We did not get a chance to write in our Friday journals yesterday; too preoccupied with our Math Art! Sorry! We will try to get an entry in this Friday! In the meantime, ask your explorer to tell you the highlights of their week.
*to Aidan H.'s mom for becoming President of WAVE for next year! We appreciate your leadership!
*to Dylan's family for the arrival of sweet baby Keira who came just in time for Mother's Day!
Reading/Language Arts: We read "The Gray Wolf"; practiced our comprehension strategies, spelling, and cursive.
Writing/Technology/Science: We chose and wrote about a core value in google docs; wrote our name acrostic poems in google draw; wrote up our science experiments in google slides. Getting googley!
Math: We have learned about 2-dimensional planar shapes and 3-dimensional solids and the vocabulary that accompanies them.
Core Value of the Month: We read about Lou Gherig with our little buddies and learned about Perseverance.
Other important news:
* Yearbooks are now on sale at westlakecharter.com! This year's book was designed and created entirely by students. The books are $20 each and our supply is limited! ORDER NOW!
* Ready, Set, Go
Phase 1 of our parking lot campaign is ready to launch on May 23rd! The focus of Phase 1 will be on student safety. 1. Let your students know where they are going after school. (BASE, walking or car pick-up)
If this changes for some reason, call the school office at (916) 567-5760
2. Pick up walkers from their line their regular dismissal time.
Car pick-up and BASE pick-up will remain the same.
* May is Bike Month continues: Students are encouraged to ride their bikes for weekly prizes.
* 2nd Grade Front Street Animal Shelter Collection: Thank you to those who have already donated items off the purple flyer that went home last week! Your advocacy and stewardship for animals in need are appreciated! Last day to donate will be Open House night on 5/25.
Mark your calendars:
*NWEA Testing (Wed. 5/18; Mon. 5/23; Wed. 5/25) Please ensure your 2nd grader is well rested, breakfasted, and promptly at school.
*Fri. 5/20 Mix and Match Spirit Day
*Wed. 5/25 Open House @ 6:00 pm -- come celebrate your 2nd grader's learning!
Sweet Surprise of the Week:
It is 8:15 Friday morning and I am walking briskly towards Morning Lineup, navigating my way through the crowd of children and parents, when I hear a voice yell, excitedly, "That's her!!" I turn towards the voice and see a sweet first grader pointing directly at me. I stop in my tracks, like a deer caught in headlights. Her mother approaches me and asks, "What is your name?" Curious, I tell her. She responds, "My daughter wants you as her 2nd grade teacher and didn't know your name! We've been on the lookout for you all week long!"
Hope your week is full of sweet surprises!