nd2 Grade News Mrs. Ealy’s Class December 7, 2012 Letter from Mrs. Ealy Next Week’s SpecialsDear Parents, Our holiday party will be held Thursday, December 20th in Monday – P.E. (Wear Sneakers)the afternoon. Many of you signed up to volunteer to send Tuesday – Art and Computerssomething in and I will be sending home a reminder note next Wednesday – Music and P.E. (Wear Sneakers)week. Look for more information about what we will be doing and Thursday – Library and Musicthe time in next week’s newsletter! Friday – Wellness The students had a great time this week separating theirmixtures that they brought from home. Each student was able to What We’re Learning About!show the class their mixture and ask for predictions on what Math – This week in math we continued to work on double digit addition.method would work best to separate their mixture. Thank you to Students have learned a variety of different ways to do these problems.everyone who brought in a mixture to share with the class! They are able to use any strategy they are most comfortable with. I want them to feel comfortable doing double digit problems, rather than get My maternity leave is getting close! Everything as of frustrated using a way they don’t care for. We played a review game toright now is still right on track. My hope is to still make it to the prepare for our test we took on Wednesday. Unit 4 tests will be sent homeholiday break, with my last day being December 21st. Mrs. early next week! We also started unit 5 which is on 3-D and 2-D shapes. IPetersmark is very excited to work with all of your children. She am looking forward to this unit because the students always seem to enjoyhas loved being in our classroom when I have been out for learning about and making 3-D shapes!doctor’s appointments. If everything goes as planned, I will be Reading – Students have been work very hard on visualizing this week.coming back in April. I know your children will be in the best of With the excitement of the holidays and the break coming up so soon, ourhands while I am gone reading has started to suffer. We spend time working our stamina back up I think the cold weather is finally here to stay! Please be and becoming “real readers” again. By today, the kids were doing a fantastic job and back on track! I have been reading with studentssure to send your child to school with the proper clothing, coats, individually this week to determine their new reading levels. This will begloves, hats, scarves, etc. If you don’t have these items or are finished in the next week so we can record them in our data binders. Theunable to get them, please let me know. hope is that everyone has at least grown one reading level since If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. September!Remember you can reach me by our folder, by email, or by Writing – I have to thank the moms who came in and helped us out duringphone. our publishing this week!! Thank you to Mrs. Murdock and Mrs. Lindquist! They worked so hard typing each childs story. Im sure their fingers were Sincerely, sore from all of that typing! I cant express enough what a help they were! Mrs. Ealy After the stories were typed, the kids glued the text into their booklets. They brought the booklets home to complete the illustrations. The illustrations will be a group effort as you will read in the directions that • Please remember to return library books every Thursday! came home along with their books. I cant wait to see who they choose to • Please remember to send your child to school with a illustrate them with and Im even more excited to see the final products on coat! December 17th when they are due. • Please help your child return their Book N’ Bag every Social Studies – This week in social studies we started our unit called Friday! “Where is my Community?” We explored different types of maps. We Upcoming Events and Dates to Remember discussed the types of things you can find on a map. Students did a wonderful job using the key to determine what the different symbols represented. We will continue to work on this by making a classroom map and eventually a map of the White Lake community!Dec. 12 Mobile DentistDec. 17 Market Day Pick-Up Health - Today we started our short health unit on caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol safety. We had a discussion today about how caffeine can harm ourDec. 20 Holiday Party bodies. We talked about how it is okay to have it once in a while, but it shouldn’t be a part of every snack and meal.