It has been a long, short week!
First of all, many thanks to all for encouraging and supporting your 2nd grader through our "People Who Made A Difference" Living Museum project. I am so proud of each and every one of them. It was a long, arduous process that challenged them all and they truly rose to the occasion!
Next, thank you for attending your 2nd grader's student-led conference. It was a joy to see students take ownership of their work, articulate their goals, and share these aloud with you. I sure appreciate your partnership in guiding your 2nd grader to their next steps.
...which brings me to informing you that NWEA testing is here once again! I will be testing students this upcoming week (3/21-3/24) and the week following for makeups (3/28-3/21). Many of the 2nd graders expressed a desire to be tested in the afternoon and so I am planning on having at least 2 of the 3 subtests administered at 1:00 pm--aiming for Tuesday, Thursday, and/or Friday. Depending on how students are doing, I may include a Wednesday 10:30 am testing session as well. Please make sure your child is well-rested, has some snacks, and a water bottle. Let me know if you have any questions! Thank you!
Curriculum Highlights: Math--we reviewed 4 ways to express a number (number form, expanded form, word form, and base 10 form) and practiced our math facts. Reading/Language Arts--we read a non-fiction and a fiction book on St. Patrick's Day, wrote to our Pen Pals, and rotated through Daily 5 which included a station on geography work with partners. We successfully performed in our Living Museum to raving reviews!
Second Grade International Festival Basket Message from Paula--
International festival is just around the corner and our 2nd Grade Raffle Basket is still needs a lot of help. Parents, please sign up ASAP: http://signup.com/go/hK2fc8. It’s Fast, easy, and FREE!
All are welcome to choose one or more items to donate. Deadline to turn items into classroom is March 24th, which is only one week away! If there are any donations that trickle in after I would be happy to see if I can still incorporate them in the basket – provided there is time.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need further clarification to get the word out and help support our school!
Here is too a really awesome basket for the 2nd Grade team!
Thank you so much in advance,
That's all for now! Have a great week! Leaving you with a glimpse of our Living Museum!