Archive for May, 2018

Weekly Overview May 29, 2018

Starting the week off on Tuesday and hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day!

This week is a busy week!  We have NWEA testing both tomorrow and Thursday!

The third grade play is also Thursday and we will see that in the afternoon!!  Your children will be in it next year!!

We will have a break from homework this week!  We have testing two days, so that will give them a little break from homework.

Please remember that June 7 is our field day in the afternoon.  They will play organized games as a preview to being in the Ray Olympics next year!!

Our silkworms are growing each day-ask your child how long they are!!  We are still working in our passport, so if you can present to the class, there is still time!!  Thanks

Have a great week!!

Sincerely, Jean Clement

Weekly Overview May 21, 2018

Good morning to this rainy day!!We are on “F” of our ABC countdown!!  I brought kiwi for all to eat for a morning snack:)  Speaking of which, we could use some more, we have enough for a day or two.  Thanks!!

We take the NWEA on May 30th and the 31st.    That’s next Wednesday and Thursday.  We are practicing in the room, at a no-stress level!!  Your children will do fine!  Just try and have them here those two days (unless they are sick, they can make-up later).  I will have some extra snacks, etc. to help keep everyone focused!

Second grade field day (Olympic days starting in third grade) will be June 7th in the afternoon.  Ms. Lopez (gym teacher) is taking orders for air-brushed T-shirts for that day.  Shirts are $12.00 and must be ordered by this Friday.  Mr. Lopez has information on her blog..  Thanks this is just an option-no need to buy:)

Language Arts:  I will be testing your child individually again over the next few weeks!  I have a room full of great readers, so just keep reading at home!  We will work on inference and prediction this week!

We are also going to spend about 30 minutes each day doing some kind of NWEA practice, to help them know what to expect, again, at a no stress level.

Homework:  I will send home a Coat of Arms, character assignment again today, that is due Thursday.  Thanks and please remind your child to do this!

Math:  We have completed the official second grade math curriculum!!!  Your child will complete a Unit 9 math challenge today, along with ST Math and some NWEA practice.  The rest of the week we will continue to spend about 30 minutes a day on NWEA (we also did this last week), each day we will work on an end-of-year 2nd grade assessment, and we will continue to work on fractions and multiplication and division!  Please practice at home.  If your child still needs help with money and telling time, please practice at home!!  Example:  From 4:00-4:45, Monday and Thursday, how many minutes is that?  Hours and minutes?  -things like this!!

Homework:  Homelinks is completed, but your child will have a math worksheet each day, that will be due the next day.

Science:  We are still into our insect and plant unit and watching these things grow!!  What can your child tell you about the silkworm’s life cycle and care?

Social Studies:  Your children continue to lead our twice-daily calm classroom lessons.  We are working in our passports.  Again, if you can do a presentation to the class, let me know!

Have a great week and thanks for all that you do!

Jean Clement

Weekly Overview May 14, 2018

Hope everyone had a nice Mother’s Day!!

Today is the start of our ABC countdown!!  Your child should have their sheet, reminding them of each days activities!!  Have fun with it!!  Yes, and can’t believe that means that there are 26 days of school left!!!

Please remember that the walk-a-thon is this Friday.  We will walk from 11:00-11:20!!

We are out of snacks:(!!

Language Arts:  We will continue to read books at our levels and focus on non-fiction this week.  We are still reading and writing about our insects and watching them grow!   We are also doing some NWEA practice that is no pressure, just getting them use to some of the format and questions.

L.A. homework:  We will have a writing assignment handed out today, that is due this Thursday.

Math:  We are finishing up our Unit 9 this week and will have a test on Thursday.  This concludes our 2nd grade math program, but all along, we have been doing extra/challenging math activities and will just continue this through the end of the year!  We are ready for 3rd grade!!  We are also doing some extra NWEA practice, again, no pressure, just to get ready for the tests toward the end of this month.

Homework:  Homelinks book and parent letter will be going home tonight!  read with your child.  🙂   Worksheets will go home Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.  No homework on Thursday because of the test.  (as usual)

Science:  We continue to study our bugs and plants!

Social Studies:  We will continue to work in our Passport Books!  We have a presentation on Iraq today.  If you can still come in and give the second grade a presentation on a country, let me know!!  Thanks!!

Have a safe and relaxing week.

Thanks for all that you do.

Sincerely, Jean Clement


Weekly Overview May 7, 2018

We have about 7 weeks of school left, so still lots of reading, writing and math!!  Your child will have the last NWEA testing at the end of this month.  I will let you know the dates soon.  It is so wonderful to have a smart classroom that works and plays so well together!!

We can still use snacks, but thanks for the snacks that did come in!!

Our Ray School Field day, I believe, will be Thursday, June 7th-just to let you know.

Science:  Our silkworms have hatched over the weekend!!  So you will hear about their life cycle for the next 7 weeks!  We will be reading about, recording and taking care of each silkworm!!

The bug projects are wonderful and presentations have begun!!

Social Studies:  We continue to listen to and write about each country that parents are presenting!!  If you can present, please let us know!  We will learn about Egypt this week, but could learn about a different country if you can come in?!!

Language Arts:  Your children loved poetry!  Keep writing at home!!  We are review proper nouns, grammar and story structure this week-focusing on characters, plot, setting and solutions and how they are solved in the stories!

Homework:  Your child will have a writing assignment today, that is due this Thursday-some have missed this and have been asking to write at home again!!

Math:  We will complete lessons 9.8-9.11 this week.  We will review money and making change-practice at home!!, double facts, even numbers, equal groups and multiples of 5 and 10.

Homelinks:  Monday through Thursday, 9.8-9.11.

Thanks for all that you do.

Sincerely, Jean Clement