We are having a bit of Spring Fever as we look towards the horizon that is Spring Break!
Despite that, we do have moments of greatness! Throughout the week, I surveyed the room and beheld soon-to-be
3rd graders working with great purpose, focus, cooperation, and independence! Their kindness and thoughtfulness towards each other also has grown. There is definitely an awareness that we belong to one community.
April 25th Field Trip to B St. Theatre:
Our 5 Chaperones:
1) Kassidy's Mom
2) Elliot's Mom
3) Scarlett's Mom
4) Cameron's Mom
5) Rayyan's Mom
On the Waitlist:
1) Ethan's grandma
2) Adeline's mom
Awaiting 4 purple permission slips to be returned to attend this sack lunch field trip! Please return ASAP. Thanks to those already returned! Let me know if you'd like me to order a cafeteria made sack lunch, too.
We have finished Chapter 12 in "Charlotte's Web" and are practicing responding to comprehension questions in complete sentences by using key words in the question stem. We reviewed the elements of Narrative Writing and Informational Writing and took a pre-test on Opinion Writing. We learned about the elements of Opinion Writing and will spend the next few weeks practicing this genre of writing. [Ask your children what "a triple stuffed OREO" is.] In Math, we continue to practice our money, time, and data concepts and corrected our errors on these pre-tests. Our class store is going strong--many thanks to your donations in keeping our inventory going! We are wrapping up our Landforms/Bodies of Water/Erosion unit and will be starting our Biodiversity unit soon.
Spirit Store Closes Monday, April 9: Don’t forget to stock up on the new items in The Spirit Store now, to have items before the next school year starts! Click HERE to check out the Spirit Store website. The store closes on Monday, April 9th at noon.
OPTIONAL Spring Picture Day on Friday, April 13: Spring picture day will be optional this year. All students will have free dress on Friday, April 13th. Only students who have prepaid AND filled out this form will be sent to the photographer to have their picture taken. Picture packets will go home this week. If you would like to have your student’s spring picture taken by Lifetouch, please fill out this form AND prepay online or send payment in the packet.
The International Festival: The International Festival is quickly approaching on Saturday, April 28th! We still need contributions and your support to ensure that this event is a success. Click HERE to read the letter from the committee.
2nd Grade Kindness of the Week:
Eshaan, a 2nd grader in Ms. Furden's class who I gave class money to for working quietly in our class, visits our class store after school yesterday. He uses his class money to purchase 1 candy for him and 1 pom pom for his friend which together costs $6.00. He gives me $50 and expects $44 in change. I am short on dollar bills and I ask him if he would like to donate $4 to charity. He readily responds, "Sure! Just give me $40. Thanks!"
Have a great weekend and week!