• September 16, 2019






    Dear Parents,


    Last week the students sketched their shoes, painted them with tempera paint and added a chalk rub background.  They are beautiful!  We are polishing the similes, and even a few metaphors, that will accompany the art.  Then the class will type their writing into Pages and send it to me.  The shoe art and writing will be on display sometime this week for you to enjoy.


    This week in math we will continue working with place value, explore the hundreds chart for +10, -10 and more, focus on doubling numbers and problem solving.  During writers’ workshop, after we finish typing our shoe pieces, we will work with some parts of speech to demonstrate how great word choices enhance writing.  The class has enjoyed looking at maps and we will continue to work with them to recognize the five oceans, seven continents and learn the difference between countries and states.


    In science, second grade is learning about matter and how it changes forms.  Mrs. Candelaria has put together a variety of books on Epic to enhance this topic, so our class will use this resource to read more about it.


    Guided reading groups begin this week and will meet for a half hour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays all year.  This is when your child receives explicit instruction in reading to build fluency, comprehension and vocabulary development.


    Our first 2nd grade awards assembly is this Friday at 9:15 AM.  Feel free to join us in the auditorium if you are able.


    Dates to keep in mind:

    • Fri., 9/20, second grade assembly, 9:15
    • Fri., 10/18, second grade field trip to see School House Rock, more info coming, drivers needed


    Have a great week!






    Jan Hamilton