I hope you all had a relaxing time with you families over winter break. It was great seeing all of the kids back on Monday bright eyed and bubbling with excitement to see their friends again! I was pretty excited to see all of them! I don't think I can thank you enough for letting me be your child's second grade teacher. This is such an amazing group of kids and I honestly wake up every morning excited to come to school to spend our day learning together! :)
Math- Next Friday will be our Place Value Assessment. They are expected to be able to show a number in the hundreds by using pictures and base ten blocks. They are supposed to be able to give the value of a digit in a number. For example 289- the value of the 8 is 80. The kids will be given a number in words and have to tell me what the standard form for that number is such as, two hundred eighty-nine is 289, if they are given a number like 289, they have to be able to tell me what that number is when 10 or 100 less or more than that number would be. The also need to know greater than and less than. Please let me know if you have any questions about the assessment. We have been working on these skills this week and will continue next week up to our assessment on Friday.
Reading-Our focus will be fact and opinion.
Writing- We are continuing opinion writing. Next week they will be giving me their opinion of what animal would make the best pet.
Science- Force and Motion will be continued. We are needing some Hotwheel cars for a lesson in Science. If your child has a Hotwheel car we can borrow next Thursday, that would be great! I will have them bring the car home as soon as the experiment is finished.
Word Work Words- The Word Work words for next week are:
how, just, almost, once, old
Jan. 8- Tiger Pride Assembly at 2:30
Jan. 18- No School/Teacher Professional Day
Jan. 29- Tiger Pride Assembly at 2:30
Feb. 4- Family Reading Night from 6:30-7:30
Feb. 12- Valentine's Day Party time TBD and early release at 12:30
Feb. 15- No School
Feb. 26- Tiger Pride Assembly at 2:30
Mar. 4- Early Release at 12:30
Mar. 7-11- Spring Break
Mar. 25- No School
Mar. 28- No School
April 1- Tiger Pride Assembly at 2:30
April 29- Tiger Pride Assembly at 2:30
May 13- Tiger Pride Assembly at 2:30
May 19- Last Day of School