• January 13, 2020




    Dear Parents,


    In connection with our introductory work with fractions, the students learned to fold and cut 6-sided snowflakes.  After several practice snowflakes, each child chose their favorite one for display.  We are now finishing the writing piece that will accompany this art.  It should be on display before the end of the week.


    Our math studies will include fractions, time and money again this week.  I’ve introduced the next step in addition to the students.  It is a transition step to move them towards stacking numbers yet still incorporating the idea of the pull-down method.  The kids think it’s fun (Yay!) so we will continue to work on it as they become more familiar and comfortable with it.  During writer’s workshop we will finish our snowflake writing.  We will do some background work for our field trip on Friday, preparing for the “Heroes” presentation.


    The class is very excited about our field trip to the USS Midway on Friday.  All students need to bring a backpack, jacket, snack, water bottle, sack lunch (unless you ordered a school sack lunch for your child on the permission slip) and wear good walking shoes.  Please note that I am not able to get a school sack lunch the morning of the field trip, it must be preordered.  If you are joining us, please come to class with your child so we can get everyone assigned to their cars and leave as soon as we get attendance.   All chaperones must stay with their assigned group throughout the entire field trip and lunch.  Remember to bring your lunch too.  This field trip will be an all-day event.  We should be back on campus around 2:30.  Thank you for your participation.


    Our final box top mail-in date is rapidly approaching.  Please send in any box tops that you may still have tucked away at home.  New items are no longer being sold with the coupon to cut out.  You will have to scan your receipt in the future to give credit to the school.  We will collect box tops through February 26.  Thank you.


    Dates to keep in mind:

    • Fri., 1/17/20, Midway field trip, all day
    • Mon., 1/20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No school
    • 1/27-1/31, The Great Kindness Challenge Week
    • Fri., 1/31, Spirit Day, Mismatch/Opposite Day
    • Fri., 1/31, 2nd grade awards assembly, 9:15
    • Wed., 2/26, all box tops due


    Have a great week! 







    Jan Hamilton