Archive for February, 2018

Weekly Overview February 26, 2018

Can’t believe it is almost March!  We had a really busy and fun February!  Even though African-American History Month is coming to an end, the spirit of the lessons will continue on throughout the year!  Everyone did a really nice job in giving their reports!  Thanks for all of your help!!  I saw a lot of learning going on!!  And…proud students!

Thanks for the snacks coming in!  Please keep them coming in!  Thanks

Language Arts:  This week our focus will be on pronouns, words ending in -ed, and -ing, story structure and infer/predict.  Inferring  and predicting can be challenging for 2nd grade.  Practice at home when your child is reading!!

Homework:  Your child will have a writing assignment that is due this Thursday.  Your child should also be reading each night for at least 30 minutes!!

Math:  We will cover lessons 6.7-6.10 this week.  We will have a practice assessment going home on Thursday and an Unit 6 assessment on Friday.  We are adding and subtracting using a variety of strategies.  Please review these at home with your child.

Homelinks:  Homelinks Monday through Thursday, please a unit review also on Thursday.

Social Studies:  We will continue through this week reading and writing about people we should know who have contributed to our society.

In March we will start some projects about Women’s History and their contributions to the world.

Science:  What can your child tell you about erosion and stability in the ground.

Have a great week.  Thanks for all that you do.

Sincerely, Jean Clement

Weekly Overview February 20, 2018

We have received so many wonderful Black History projects!  Your child has signed up for their day to present their project!  They also went home with a guide to help direct their talk.  Hope it was helpful.

Tomorrow is our Black History Month Assembly.   The program is tomorrow night!  Come and see our displays!!

Language Arts:  This week we will continue to read and write about our Black History Month projects.

Homework:  Your child will have a writing assignment that is due FRIDAY!!!  They should write two or three facts that they learned about their African-American person and one question that they still have.  They can illustrate their work.

Math:  Lessons 6.4-6.6 this week.  We are reading and working n number stories (2-digit addition and subtraction).  We are recording some of our information in graphs.

Homelinks:  6.4 through 6.6 Tuesday through Thursday.

Social Studies:  All week we will be listening to students give their report on their person.  Your child signed up and knows what day they will give their report.

Science:  I will try and finish our story on Nepal and Tarpuls and we will have an erosion lesson Thursday afternoon.

Have a nice week and thanks for your help.


Jean Clement



Weekly Overview February 12, 2018

Hope everyone had a fun snow day!  I sure remember as a kid, how fun that was!!

Please remember that the Black History Month Projects are due this Friday!  Hope it is going well!  Your child should have, at least, 2 or 3 paragraphs written at this point!!  The whole report can be presented on a poster, or as a written research paper-whatever works for you!

The Gallery walk is Wednesday, February 21st!!  There is a grandma dessert competition!  A second flyer is going home today!

Your child’s report card is going home today.  Please schedule an appointment if you would like one, or if I have requested one.  You can email me, or write me a note and I will get back to you.

There is also a canned food drive going on this week!  Please have your child bring non-perishable items in if you can:)

We are in need of snacks again!!  Actually, I should say that we are out of snacks:(

Language Arts:  Your children will start to present their projects as soon as they start to come in.  I will send home a “Talk Rubric” to help organize their 2-3 minute presentation.  Thanks for your help in this!!  Your child will sign up for their talk when they bring their project in.  Thanks

We will continue to read about and discuss African-American people we should know all week.  Our reading will focus around these stories.

Homework:  Your child should work on their project each night and turn it in no later than this Friday.  Thanks

Your child should also be reading 20-30 minutes each night.  Please help your child with this, if needed.

Math:  Your child took their Unit 5 assessment last week.  I will get them to you sometime this week.  We will begin Unit 6 today.  The unit focused on writing and answering number stories.  We will also work on solving 2-digit addition problems.  Practice these as home if you see that your child does not have this secured.  Thanks.  We will practice in class.  We will also be working at bar graphs.  We will complete lessons 6.1-6.4 this week.

Homelinks:  6.1-6.4- Monday through Thursday.

Social Studies:  Our focus is on Black History Month.  We are also working our way through second-step, our building classroom community program.

Science:  Can your child show you where Nepal is on a map?  Can they explain what is happening in a village there?  What is a TarPul and what are we learning about erosion?


Weekly Overview February 5, 2018

Happy Monday everyone!!

Thanks for the snacks coming in-we go through 5 snacks each week!!

Some parents have asked me about supplies.  We could use more colored pencils and markers!!  Thanks for bringing extras in, if you are able!!  Tissues (Kleenex) is also needed.  Thanks

The second semester is over and we are on to the second half of second grade!!  So excited!!  Report cards go home this week.  Please schedule an appointment with me if I have requested it!!  Thanks so much!  It is so fun working with smart, great students!!

Language Arts:  It is Black History Month and we will be focusing a lot of our reading, writing, and social studies work on African-Americans that we should know and the history behind our country.  We will also be talking about contractions and ordinal numbers this week.  Practice at home!!  Thanks

I hope you got your child’s “old” name tag.  Please use it as a guide to practice all words and information on it!  Thanks

Homework:  Each night your child should do some work on the African-American Project.  Please guide them in learning more about the person that they have chosen.  They should complete one to two paragraphs each week.  The final due date is February 16th.  Thanks for all your help in this.  I will also give the kids time in class to do some research, and ask your child about this at home.  They should have taken notes when we do this in class, so this can also be added to their report.

As always, please make sure that your child is reading each night.

Math:  We will finish lesson 5.10-working with money and counting and adding.  We will go on to lesson 5.11 and 5.12, then we will have our Unit Test 5 this Thursday.    A review will come home Wednesday night for practice.  We will be working on adding two-digit numbers this week.  We will focus on two different strategies.  Practice these at home.

Look for your child’s  Math Journal 1 coming home this week and complete any pages with your child that we did not get to or that you think your child needs extra practice on.  Thanks

Homework:  5.10 and 5.11-Monday and Tuesday.  Then, a practice test will go home on Wednesday for homework-please return on Thursday.  Thanks

Social Studies: We will read, write, and focus on Black History Month people and events.

Science:  We are reading about a true story that took place in Nepal that involves engineering and the need to cross a river.  Everyone seems really to be enjoying and learning.  Ask your children about this story.  We will also, this week, experiment with different land forms and erosion.

Have a great week!  Thanks for all that you do.  We have a wonderful class, we are all learning, and we couldn’t do it without parent involvement!!  Thank you very much!!

Sincerely, Jean Clement