Ms. Clement

Room 215

February 27th, 2017

February 27 to March 3

Parents please contribute snacks.

This week we will continue looking at earth materials and earth systems.

In math we are embarking on unit 6 that includes graphing and a big emphasis on double digit addition.

In reading and language arts we are long e spellings, am/is and are,understanding characters through words and actions, suffixes y and ful, and quotation marks.

The field trip has finally been approved and the permission slip will be in today’s folder.

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday. Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
always, anything, been, draw, friends, mother, soon, under, watch, words

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application:

Choice 1: A Letter
Pretend you took a long car trip.  Write a letter to a friend.  Tell what you did for fun as you rode in the car.  Did you sing songs?  What games did you play?

Choice 2: It Auto Be Mine
Pretend you could have any car in the world.  What kind would you want?  Write about your car.  Tell what it looks like and how it is special.  Include a drawing of your car.  Does it have special powers?

February 21st, 2017

February 21 to 25

Another short week!

The African American Heritage event was a great success!  Thanks to everyone who came out!

This week we are reviewing all the long i spellings, homophones and homographs, and story structure.  In math we are working on addition with 2 digits (without regrouping and with regrouping) In science we will begin a transition from earth materials to engineering conversations.

Please look for a field trip form in the take home folders and return it as soon as possible.  We do not accept trip forms and fees the day of the trip.

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday. Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
any, blue, carry, doing, else, room, studied, sure, teacher, turned

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing ApplicationNote parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1 Creative Writing
Pretend you are a grasshopper.  Write a story about somethig funny that happened to you.  Begin the story with these words:  Jumping isn’t always the best way to travel…

Choice 2: My What’s bugging you
Pretend a scientist has just found a strange, new species of bug.  Write questions you would like to ask the scientist about the bug.  Skip lines under each question. Then write the scientist’s answers.

February 13th, 2017

February 13 to 17

This week Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the place, and second grade makes it a big deal.  Unfortunately we cannot permit an avalanche of candy in our classrooms.  We realize many of you have already made purchases for this kind of shared experience.  If you have purchased candy please save it for home use. We ask two things for tomorrow:

  1. No candy
  2.  If you make or purchase Valentines for the class that you make one for each student.  A class list will be attached.

Class Dojo is an electronic communication tool used by specialty teachers.  Please do not try to communicate with your child’s homeroom teacher through Dojo this year. If you have any questions about Dojo please let us know.

Our next field trip is scheduled for March 17th to the Shedd Aquarium.  Space for chaperones is limited.  Please let us know if you can attend.

African American Heritage Gallery walk is this Thursday.  See the accompanying flyer for more details.  We hope to see you there!

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday. Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
also, fly, gone, have, horse, look, river, said, saw, something

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing ApplicationNote parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1 A Story About Me
Think of friends you have visited in their house or apartment.  Write a story about your visit.  Tell why it was fun or exciting.

Choice 2: My Dream Home
If you could live anywhere, where would you live? Would you live in a castle, on a houseboat, or in an igloo?  Write about your dream home. What is special about it?  What does it look like?

February 6th, 2017

February 6 to 10

We begin the week with an anti-bullying video/seminar. Students will gather in the auditorium on Monday at 930 to view and after discuss the issue of bullying.

Reminder: African American Hero project is due no later than Friday February 17. Any early submissions are welcome and advised. Waiting until the last day is discouraged.

Please be mindful of the temperature fluctuations indoors and out and have you child dress in layers when possible. A warm outer wear is always advised just in case. Also, it is suggested that all articles of clothing be labeled with the child’s name.

Please continue to contribute snacks and a water bottle for your child’s desk.

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday. Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
earth, core, soil, dirt, erosion, ocean, lake, river, brook, stream

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application: Note parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1: A Poem
Write a poem about a journey you have taken. It may be a small journey, just to the corner store, or a longer journey to a vacation spot. Tell how you traveled and how long it took to get to the destination.

Choice 2: Travel Poster
Pretend you own a travel agency. You need to advertise a special destination you are featuring. Make a poster to tell about the place. Draw a picture and write sentences about it under the picture.

 

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