I hope everyone has a family filled, fun, and relaxing Thanksgiving. We do have a busy and fun filled two days this week.
Our class has, by far, brought in the most cans/food for our food drive!!!! We are doing a wonderful job of teaching our children how to care for each other!!! Thanks for your help in this!!!
Thank you very much to the parents who brought in copying paper-it is a huge help!!! Many, many thanks!! Also thank you every one for being such a team member in our classroom! We are having a wonderful year and working with your children has been a joy!! Thanks for the team work in helping your children continue to grow socially, emotionally, and academically!! Thanks.
We have gym ever Tuesday, as you know. I am encouraging my students to wear their Ray School shirt!! They are $6.00 (I am going to have to raise the price on the next order:( -so buy now!!!) Everyone wear any Ray shirt that they have tomorrow!!
Language Arts: We will be reading a story titled Squanto and The First Thanksgiving both today and tomorrow. The copied story will go home with your child tomorrow. Please have your child read it to you over the holiday break. Discuss the vocabulary and ask your child to re-tell the story to you. What was Squanto’s role in the first Thanksgiving? What kind of character traits did Squanto have? Did some of the other characters have? How fluently can your child read the story? Have them practice over and over again-a few paragraphs at a time, until they become more fluent. Thanks. And enjoy.
Homework: Tonight your child will have a fun word play worksheet using the word Thanksgiving. How many words can your child come up with?
Please remember-each night your child should be reading for at least 30 minutes! Can your child do this without interruption? How long can your child focus and read at home? Time them at some point over the break-even casually, on your part, to see how long they can sit and read. Thanks.
Math: Today we will practice measuring distances to the nearest inch and centimeter. Tomorrow we will develop strategies for adding 2- and 3- digit numbers and use estimations to check if an answer is reasonable. Practice this at home with their 4.8 homework that will go home with them tomorrow. This 4.8 homework should stay at home, after your child completes it. Tonight’s homework is 4.7 Also over the break, practice asking your child math facts-whatever level they are on!! Thanks
Tomorrow afternoon the second graders will end the day by watching a movie about Squanto and Thanksgiving. We will do this as a grade level and we will serve popcorn in celebration of our second grade community!!!
Have a great Thanksgiving break. Jean Clement