Newsletter april 13, 2012

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Newsletter april 13, 2012

  1. 1. nd2 Grade News Mrs. Ealy’s Class April 13, 2012 Letter from Mrs. Ealy Next Week’s SpecialsDear Parents, Monday - Wellness I hope everyone had a wonderful break! I am glad wehad some nice weather! Tuesday – Art This week in art, students made their landform modelsout of salt dough. They have been drying all week and we will be Wednesday – Music and Computerspainting them in our next art class. The landforms will bedisplayed along with our classroom magazines we made at the Thursday – Music and P.E. (Wear Sneakers)Oxbow Expo on April 24th. Please look for further informationabout it in next week’s newsletter! Friday – Library and P.E. (Wear Sneakers) Today we had an assembly to celebrate March is readingmonth. Each student received a participation certificate. There What We’re Learning About!were three students in our class who received special certificatesfor going above and beyond. Congratulations to Dylan for being Math – This week we finished Unit 9 on measurement. We learnedthe most improved reader, Sarah for reading the most minutes in all about area, capacity and weight. Unit 10 is on decimals andMarch, and Audrey for being the most expressive reader. Keep place value.up the great work!! Permission slips for our field trip to Indian Springs were Reading – During reader’s workshop this week we reviewed somedue today. If I did not receive a permission slip I sent a new one important things that should be happening during reading time. Afterhome with your child. If it is not sent back in by Monday I will the break some students forgot what readers workshop should lookassume your child will not be participating and they will be placed and sound like! We also learned about reading synopsis’s to help usin an alternative learning environment that day. There are many decide if the book will be a good fit.students who have turned in their permission slips but have notbrought in their t-shirts. Please start sending them in next week. Writing – This week students spent time learning how to write aI will be keeping them at school so no one forgets them on the day letter to someone. They learned about each component that isof the field trip. needed for a proper letter. Students were able to choose who they Thank you for all of the support with Weekend Writing wanted to write to. We also did a fun activity where students wroteat home. It was great to hear all of the writing today! A new to a funny monster!topic was sent home with your child today. Thank you to all the wonderful parent volunteers I have Science/Social Studies – This week we did one last project to wrap up our unit on landforms. The students were also introduced to theirhad this year. I will not be having volunteers in the room for the next unit in social studies which is People Working Together.rest of the year, as we will be spending lots of time preparing for3rd grade, practicing for the MEAP, and finishing end of the yearassessments. I have appreciated everyone’s help and supportwhether it was at school or from home. I couldn’t have done Upcoming Events and Dates tomany things this year without you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.Remember you can reach me by our folder, by email, or by Remember Apr. 13 Field Trip Permission Slip Duephone. Sincerely, Apr. 19 Skate Night Mrs. Ealy Apr. 23 Market Day Pick Up Apr. 24 Field Trip to Indian Springs – Don’t • Please remember to return library books every Friday! forget to pack a lunch and bring in a • Please remember to return Weekend Writing every white t-shirt to paint! Friday! Apr. 24 Oxbow Fair/Expo @ 6:30 Apr. 25 Early Release Day Apr. 30 OPC Meeting

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