Newsletter march 30, 2012


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Newsletter march 30, 2012

  1. 1. nd2 Grade News Mrs. Ealy’s Class March 30, 2012 Letter from Mrs. Ealy Next Week’s SpecialsDear Parents, Monday - Wellness Thank you to everyone who participated in MarchReading month activities! The students really enjoyed all the Tuesday – Artextra reading this month. To celebrate reading month we Wednesday – Music and Computerswill be having a school wide assembly after break tocelebrate all of our success! Thursday – Music and P.E. (Wear Sneakers) On April 24th the whole second grade will betraveling to Indian Springs for a field trip. While there, Friday – Library and P.E. (Wear Sneakers)students will have the chance to paint a t-shirt. Please startsending in your child’s white t-shirts. I will keep them here What We’re Learning About!and bring all of them to Indian Springs so no one forgetstheirs  Math – This week we learned about measuring to the nearest ½ inch Today our first “Weekend Writing” topic was sent and started to look at capacity. We also spent talking about what ahome. There is a manila folder in your child’s backpack with mile looks like and when we use miles to measure distance.a parent note, the checklist, and topic for the weekend. Wehave practiced taking a stand on a topic in class as a group Reading – During reader’s workshop this week we did some making meaning lessons to help understand nonfiction better. The studentsand there is also an example in the folder on the back of the are really enjoying reading. More and more students are picking upparent note. Just as book n’ bag, weekend writing will come a book at every chance they get home on Friday and should be turned in no later than thenext Friday. I am very excited for this assignment and can’t Writing – This week students spent time creating their magazines.wait to read the students work and see the progress through We came up with a name for our magazine as well. The studentsthe end of the year! Thank you again for the wonderful decided on “The Ealy Special.” Our magazines will be displayed atsupport at home! the Oxbow Expo in April. Be sure to come and check it out! Today an April reading calendar has been sent home Science – This week we finished our unit on landforms. Weto keep track of reading. We are finished with the orange zoomed in to look at deserts and the different bodies of water foundscales and back to the original calendar. on our Earth. We will close up the unit after spring break by making Thank you to everyone who donated something for salt dough landform creation in art. These will also be displayed atour spring snack! The kids enjoyed celebrating the warm the Oxbow Expo in April!weather ahead! I would like to wish everyone a very safe andwonderful spring break. Enjoy every minute with yourfamily and friends! Upcoming Events and Dates to If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rememberme. Remember you can reach me by our folder, by email, or Apr. 2-6 No School – Spring Breakby phone. Apr. 13 Field Trip Permission Slip Due 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 forget to pack a lunch and bring in a Friday! white t-shirt to paint! Apr. 24 Oxbow Fair/Expo @ 6:30 Apr. 25 Early Release Day