Newsletter april 20, 2012


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Newsletter april 20, 2012

  1. 1. nd2 Grade News Mrs. Ealy’s Class April 20, 2012 Letter from Mrs. Ealy Next Week’s SpecialsDear Parents, Monday - Wellness Next Tuesday, April 24th the whole second gradewill be traveling to Indian Springs for a field trip. Please Tuesday – Artbe sure to dress your child according to the weather for Wednesday – Music and Computersthat day. We will be spending part of the day outside.We will also be taking a hike so please have your child Thursday – Music and P.E. (Wear Sneakers)wear tennis shoes. Students will also need to bring asack lunch with them. Please send it in a plastic or paper Friday – Library and P.E. (Wear Sneakers)bag. We will not be taking our lunch boxes with us. Thisway we won’t have to carry them around all day. While What We’re Learning About!there, students will have the chance to paint a t-shirt. The Oxbow Expo and Science Fair will be on Math – This week we started Unit 10 on Decimals and Place Value. The students were introduced to decimals points when writingTuesday, April 24th from 6:30-8:00. Each teacher in the money. We did a variety of activities involving money such asschool will have a table either in the gym or library to buying items from a store and using a calculator to add amounts anddisplay students work from the year and science fair solve story problems.projects. We will be displaying our landform models andclassroom magazines the students wrote. Please come and Reading – During reader’s workshop this week we focused on finding the main idea of a story or article. We practiced readingcheck out your child’s work! articles and determining what the author wanted us to know. We Next Wednesday will be our last early release day also looked at fiction stories and determined the author’s message.of the year. School will start at our normal time; howeverstudents will be released at an earlier time. School will be Writing – This week we have started a poetry unit. April is poetryending at 1:07 and the buses will be dismissed at 1:14. month and we will be writing a variety of different poems. We worked on a traditional roses are red poem, a wacky version ofStudents will be eating lunch at school in our classroom. roses are red, and an autobiographical poem. We will continue nextThe 2nd grade lunch time is from 12:30-12:50. If you have week learning about more poems!questions, feel free to contact me or the school. Mrs. Krupa is in need of newspaper for a variety Social Studies – This week we continued to look at how peopleof different art projects. If you have any lying around at work together in our community. We discussed wants, needs,home please donate them to the art program. Mrs. Krupa scarcity, and opportunity cost.greatly appreciates it! If you have any questions, please feel free to Upcoming Events and Dates tocontact me. Remember you can reach me by our folder,by email, or by phone. Remember Sincerely, Mrs. Ealy Apr. 23 Market Day Pick Up Apr. 24 Field Trip to Indian Springs – Don’t • Please remember to return library books every forget to pack a lunch and bring in a Friday! white t-shirt to paint! • Please remember to return Weekend Writing every Friday! Apr. 24 Oxbow Fair/Expo @ 6:30 Apr. 25 Early Release Day