Hope all had some good and restful moments last week. Now that we are back, it is go time!
*To all for supporting your children in their homework. Please email if your child isn't understanding something so that I can re-teach (or in some cases, introduce/teach) that concept for all to benefit.
*To all for contributing their time or donations toward our Fall Festival! If you can assist in any way, please contact our room moms, Bao (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michelle (email@example.com). Thank you!
*To our 4 official bus-riding field trip chaperones for Thursday's field trip: Alexis' dad, Liam's mom, Tiffany's dad, and Taylor's mom. Please come to school with your child and remember your sack lunch, too!
NWEA Testing--> I am so proud of how students persevered through their first 2 NWEA tests (Reading and Language Arts). They were such troopers! This is the first year that the test is not read to them and so their attention and stamina were definitely put to the test. Our final NWEA test for this trimester (Math) will be this upcoming Monday morning. Thanks for your support in getting your explorer to school on time, well-rested and nourished, and ready to go!
Reading and Language Arts--> We have begun our Fairy Tale and Folk Tale unit. We read a folk tale from Japan and the popular fairy tale Cinderella. We identified, compared, and contrasted their literary criteria. See if your explorer can tell you this criteria!
Writing-->We are working on editing and daily language review and wrote back to our pen pals!
Math-->We worked on regrouping in addition, showing different ways to represent this process. We also looked at double digit addition.
Science-->We have launched our landforms and bodies of water study by comparing California to South America. See if your explorer can name and describe 4 types of landforms and 4 types of bodies of water.
Mark your calendars
*Mon. 10/19: Math NWEA test; First tracking sheets of WALKTOBER due
*Thurs. 10/22: 2nd Grade Field Trip - Remember spirit shirts and sack lunches
*Sat. 10/24: WCS Fall Festival 2-6 pm DP campus
*10/26 - 10/30: Red Ribbon Week
2nd Grade Quote of the Week
Tiffany brings in a chapter book she is reading about a fifth grade class doing a boy vs. girl competition on which team can be the least noisy.(: I find it very interesting and tell the students, "Today, I will be looking for the core value of excellence in active listening which means no interrupting, no shout outs, no excessive chatting! Boys vs. girls!" Throughout the day, I give periodic updates such as, "Class, at this moment the girls are winning..." etc. After several updates, it is evident that the boys are having an especially chatty day. Dylan approaches me in the afternoon and asks, "Mrs. A, could I join the girls' team?"
Hang in there, boys, I have great in faith in you!
Have a great week, all!