Happy New Year to all!!
We have exciting plans in the new year. This month is African American Heritage Month. Second grade will participate in the event with our second research project/presentations. We will all be reading a novel titled The Hundred Dresses. This book revolves around some important concepts involving school bullying. We will also attend the Chicago Children’s Theatre’s theatrical interpretation of the book. Math this month continues to explore place value, measurement and addition and subtraction drills. In science we will embark on a new study; more information to come in this subject.
Room 214 is experiencing Pencil Panic! Please look around your home and contribute any pencils you are not using.
BE ADVISED: Please have your child dress in layers. Mark clothing articles with child’s name. We plan to go outside whenever the weather allows. Please also make sure your child has a water bottle with sport lid. We need snack donations.
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.
against, along, bird, different, girl, hold, morning, night, part, someone
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.
What zoo animal always carries a trunk but never has to pack? An Elephant! Write more riddles about animals in the zoo.
Choice 2:Zoo Animal Favorites
In your opinion which is the most interesting animal in the zoo? Explain why you think so. Try to include some facts about your animal choice.