Newsletter march 16, 2012


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Newsletter march 16, 2012

  1. 1. nd2 Grade News Mrs. Ealy’s Class March 16, 2012 Letter from Mrs. Ealy Next Week’s SpecialsDear Parents, Monday - Wellness Thank you to everyone who donated something to ourgreen buffet for St. Patrick’s Day. The kids loved eating and Tuesday – Arttrying all the green foods! We have been working very hard on our behavior the last Wednesday – Music and Computersweek. Students are getting very antsy with the beautiful weatherand spring break right around the corner. Some students are Thursday – Music and P.E. (Wear Sneakers)forgetting the basic rules of our classroom community and havestarted disrupting the class. We have worked on following Friday – Library and P.E. (Wear Sneakers)directions the first time, focusing on our work, and worryingabout ourselves  What We’re Learning About! Today we finished our last book n’ bag of the year. Thefolders may be kept at home. If you still have one of my books at Math – This week we finished Unit 8 on fractions. Students learnedhome please send it in as soon as possible. Thank you! Starting about equivalent fractions. We played two different games in classFriday March 30th we will be replacing book n’ bag with a weekly with our faction cards to help with this concept. We will have awriting project. Students will have a topic to write about each review on Monday and the Unit 8 math test will be on Tuesday. Weweek. The topic each week will be one that students have to “take will start Unit 9 on Wednesday which is on measurement.a stand” on. Not only will this tie into our social studiescurriculum, but help prepare students for the end of the year Reading – During reader’s workshop this week we continued to lookwriting prompt, writing to a prompt on the MEAP, and practice at different features of nonfiction texts. We discussed different wayswith editing. Please look for the parent letter, example, and and strategies to pick nonfiction books to read. Many students havechecklist on March 30th! found a true love for nonfiction! This week we were able to take advantage of thebeautiful weather with an extra recess at the end of the day. It is Writing – This week students wrote their “How To” stories on theirfinally starting to look like spring is here, however please be sure animal. We spend Wednesday typing our writing in the computerto check the weather in the morning to help determine what kind lab. Next week we will begin to put our magazines together!of jacket to send your child to school in. We are all crossing our Science – This week we started our unit on landforms. Thefingers that this weather is here to stay! students were introduced to different kinds of landforms and what Next Friday is Cozy Read in Day at school. Students may types of plants and animals you see at each. We also spent timebring a blanket to school and wear comfy clothes. They will be comparing the landforms and describing what they look to use their blankets during reader’s workshop to get comfyand get lost in their books  Today I have sent home another orange scale for yourchild to keep track of their reading. Please return the last weeks Upcoming Events and Dates toto school on Monday. The dragon in the hallway is looking verycolorful! There are a lot of orange scales on there for second Remembergrade. Keep up the great reading! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.Remember you can reach me by our folder, by email, or by Mar. 19 Market Day Pick-Upphone. Mar. 23 Cozy Read in Day Sincerely, Landform Project Note Due Mrs. Ealy Mar. 26 OPC Meeting @ 6:30 • Please remember to return library books every Friday! Mar. 26 Magic Carpet Story Hour 6:30-7:30 • Donations: We are in need of Kleenex! Thank you  Mar. 29 Landform Donations Due Apr. 2-6 No School – Spring Break