Hi 2nd Grade Families,
Hope all had a wonderful Fall Break! I savored my time with my son, chaperoning his 8th grade field trip to Washington DC. It was an educational, inspirational, and transformative experience I wish for you and your children some day!
*To Amish's mom for her at home help this week and to Alena's mom for her in class help yesterday. We appreciate your time!
*To our room moms, Emmy's and Emma's moms, for coordinating our Fall basket and volunteers as well as all who have volunteered and contributed--many thanks!
*Language Arts and Writing--Students went on a Fall Scavenger Hunt and wrote about their discoveries; we continue our study on versions of Cinderella from different cultures. Ask your explorer their favorite one so far! We also wrote to our pen pals from Mrs. Boone's 2nd graders from Hight. We had our first class Spelling Bee! I was so proud of our professionalism, growth mindset, and good sportsmanship! Such a special group of kiddos!
*Math--We practiced skip counting and learned about repeated addition. We continue to practice our math facts. We will be talking about arrays next week.
*Science--We considered "What is a biologist?" as we prepare for our Animal Advocacy Unit.
*Technology--I hope to be introducing "google classroom" next week as I prepare a slideshow of monuments, memorials, and artwork from my Washington, DC trip to share with the 2nd graders. I will be examining Front Row to see if I can align it better with our math curriculum in class.
Field Trip to Cinderella on 11/9--info and permission slips went out in blue folders. Our 5 chaperones will be: Nathan's mom, Alena's mom, Aiden's mom, Audrey's dad, and Scarlett's mom. Chaperones please make sure you are WCS fingerprinted and you have paid for your ticket online. Click here for more info. All other interested parents have been placed on a waitlist, should an opening become available. Thank you!
Scholastic Book Club and Highlights Magazine Subscriptions--you should have received an email reminder for the former and something in the mail for the latter (if requested). Hope these can be two ways to help support your reader! scholastic.com/readingclub class activation code: QGHGX (Oct. 30th deadline for this order)
Love & Logic: We are hosting Love and Logic parenting classes on the Del Paso Campus starting on Tuesday, October 25th at 6:00pm. Love and Logic is a parenting philosophy that nicely pairs with the Responsive Classroom philosophy. Kristen Baisden, our Love and Logic presenter, will equip parents with tools to deal with some of the most challenging parenting situations. Click HERE for the flyer.
Scholastic Book Fair: We will be having one Book Fair this year. The Book Fair will run from October 17th-22nd. Any interested volunteers that can help with pre-fair advertising or help in any other way, please connect with Corinne Rollins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Fair: The book fair will be open next week on the Del Paso Campus. Hours for families to shop will be:
Tuesday- 3:45PM - 4:45PM
Wednesday- 1:30PM -2:30PM
Thursday- 3:45PM -4:45PM
Saturday (Fall Festival) - 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Online ordering: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/westlakecharterschool1
Mark Your Calendars:
*Oct.18th--22nd--Scholastic Book Fair
*Friday, Oct. 21st--Picture Day (Wear uniforms)
*Oct. 24--28th--Red Ribbon Week
*Saturday, Oct. 22nd--Fall Festival
*Oct. 30--Online Deadline for Scholastic Book Club order
*Wed. Nov. 9th--Cinderella Field Trip
Have a great week!
2nd Grade Teacher Picture of the Week, from the MLK Memorial: