Archive for October, 2017

Weekly Overview October 30, 2017

YEAH!!!  Our class won the Pizza Party for having the most participants in the Taffy Apple sale!!!  We had 14 students and 2 teachers in that count!!!  Thanks you! Thank you! Thank you!  Date to be determined:)

Tomorrow is our field trip and we will be outside all day and it will be COLD!!!   Please have your child wear their hat, mittens, coat and warm shoes!!  It might be muddy.  Your child can take their lunch in their backpack and they will get a pumpkin to bring back in their backpack!!!  It should be a fun day!  Thanks for the parents that said they can come!!

Please remember that Friday is a Staff Development Day-students do not come to school!

We still have some Ray Logo to sell!  The t-shirts are ten dollars and fun to wear both Wednesday Spirit Day and Friday gym day!!

Language Arts:  We Have been learning about the Native Americans of the Plains.  This week we will move on and learn about the people and culture of the eastern woodland Native Americans.  We are all working in Guided Reading groups and reading and writing to each day!

Homework:  Worksheet that your child will have today, is due this Thursday.

Math:  We will be generating equivalent names for numbers and writing them in math boxes, playing name that number, working with frames and arrows and we will have our Unit 2 test this Thursday.  We will have a review on Wednesday.  The best way to study is just by going over the homelink worksheets.  Thanks.  We are also working on just quickly knowing our facts (addition and subtraction)!

Homework:  Homelinks Monday through Wednesday this week, no school Friday.

Social Studies:  We will continue to learn about the different Native American cultures.

Science:  We are manipulating solids and learning about physical changes.  (as opposed to chemical reactions/changes)


Weekly Overview October 23, 2017

Good Morning.  Looking forward to a busy, fun week!

Tomorrow is PICTURE DAY!!!!  Your child has their envelope if you want pictures!!

We will be going on our field trip next Tuesday, October 31st.  We will be outside, at the farm, so please make sure that your child dresses for the farm and the weather!  Have your child bring a lunch, and they can just keep it in their backpack and take their backpack on the bus!  Thanks.  We can have as many parents as can go, so if you can go and have not let me know, please let me know and come if you can!!

Thanks for the snacks coming in!!


Language Arts:  We will be covering different Native American regions of the United States and their different cultures over the next 4 or 5 weeks.  We started with The People of the Plains last week, and will start the Eastern Woodlands later this week.

We will also continue to read fables and folktales and talk about lessons/morals from these stories.

Your child is writing in their Journal each week in class.  Ask them what they are writing about.  Ask them the difference between this and their Writer’s Notebook!!  I can already see gains in their writing, penmanship, and sentence structure!

Homework:  Your child will have their writing assignment today, that is due Thursday.  They should also be reading each night, and please work with them about filling out their reading log!  It’s a nice way to talk with them about what they are reading and why!

Math:  Today’s lesson is on subtraction.   We will then have lessons of odd and even numbers, patterns and shapes, and reviewing our work with Math Boxes toward the end of the week.  Does the turn around rule work in subtraction? (Yes)!!! We will have our Unit 2 review assessment next Wednesday.

Social Studies:  We will be learning about the different Native American cultures through November.  We are also talking about and will complete some lessons about our government and how it is structured.

Science:  We are still working in our Liquids and Solids unit.  We will be discussing and investigating how solids come in all shapes and sizes.

Have a great week!!!

Jean Clement

Weekly Overview October 16, 2017

Good Morning.

Hope everyone looked over their child’s progress report.  Everyone seems to be doing their best and enjoying school!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks

Please remember your $85.00 classroom fee!

Also, it’s not too late to turn in your Taffy Apple form today!!!  Many, many thanks for all who did!!!

Thanks for the snacks coming in!  All children are enjoying!

Our field trip is set for October 31st!  to the Children’s Farm!!  Should be a lot of fun!!

Language Arts:  Over the next few weeks will be focus our reading and discussions around Folktales and Fables.  What can your child tell you so far about Folktales?

We will also start to do activities around Native American and the different cultures they have represented in the United States.  We will have some extra activities in November, too.

Homework:  Your child will have their weekly vocabulary/writing assignment with them today, that is due Thursday!

Thanks for your help in this.

Math:  The Unit 1 math assessment went home last week.  Please look over it with your child, and practice anything that you think needs extra attention.  Thanks.  The Homelinks (homework sheets) have finally arrived!!  Your child will have the yearly overview from the unit with them today.  Keep it and it will help you see where we are each week/Unit.  There are about 10-12 lessons in each unit.  You can check the overview and follow along with our math program.

Homework:  So now your child will be taking home a homelinks sheet each Monday through Thursday, and completing one each night, and returning it the next day.  We go over it quickly, your child will put a smilie face on it (this shows that I have seen it) and it will be returned each night.  Thanks for your help in this homework.  If the homework is too challenging, work on a few of the problem for 5 to 10 minutes.  If your child can do more, turn the paper over and make some more challenging problems for your child to complete.  Their “home schooling”!!  Thanks

Science:  We are still working in our solids and liquids unit.  What can your child tell you? And did you play the memory game with the liquid vocabulary words?

Social Studies:  We will continue to work in our Second Steps program encouraging community building and those life-long skills that go along with that.  We  will also be going into our Unit on Native Americans.  More information to follow.

Thanks for all you do.  Our 2nd grade room is working nicely together and we are reading and writing a lot each day:)!!!

Have a great week!!!


Jean Clement


Weekly Overview October 2, 2017

Already October!!

A few Reminders:

-$85.00 classroom fee

-Thanks for the snacks, but we still need them coming in!!  Thanks

-Taffy Apple Sale!!  Please try and participate-if only buying an item or two!!  Orders due October 13th and pick up October 23-27!  Thanks for your help in supporting our school!!!

Language Arts:  This weeks lessons will include still asking and answering questions, What is a noun? and Cause and Effect in our stories.  We will also start to introduce Folktales and Fables!!

We will be writing in our Journals and in our Writer’s Notebooks!  Ask your child about these.

Homework:  The homework sheet is in your child’s homework folder.  The sheet is due Thursday.  Thanks!!

Math:  We will be comparing numbers, using the larger than, less than, and equal  signs. We will be working with numbers in the 10,00s!!    We will be counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s, and exploring Areas of objects.

Homework:  Our homelinks homework books have not arrived yet, so your child will have fact sheets again, due Friday!  Your children are getting so much faster (better) at just knowing these facts!  I big step/goal for second grade!  Thanks for your help.

Science:  We are working in our solids and liquids and comparing properties.  We built a structure (tower) last week.  What did your child tell you?  You could get some Objects and see how high a tower your child could build at home!!

Social Science:  We are discussing different communities and how we all work together in so many ways.  (So needed in this day and age).  Thanks for your input-your children are wonderful!!

Have a great week and I am really enjoying your children.  We are reading, writing, and working with numbers each day!!  Your child should feel pushed, but not stressed:)!!  Please let me know about anything if you see any need!!!

Thanks for all you do.

Jean Clement