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Newsletter may 18, 2012


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Newsletter may 18, 2012

  1. 1. nd2 Grade News Mrs. Ealy’s Class May 18, 2012 Letter from Mrs. EalyDear Parents, Next Week’s Specials Monday - Wellness Our last math test of the year will be next Wednesday, May23 . A test alert was sent home yesterday. Please keep practicing rd Tuesday – Artcounting by 3s and 4s at home. I will begin testing the students on thisnext week! Wednesday – Music and Computers Students are working very hard on their scrolls. Each childmust be at 1,000 by the end of the school year! If students are at 1,000 Thursday – Music and P.E. (Wear Sneakers)by May 29th, they will get to have a pizza lunch with me on Wednesday,May 30th. If a student makes it to 1,500 they will receive pizza and pop! Friday – Library and P.E. (Wear Sneakers)If a student makes it to 2,000 or higher they will receive pizza, pop, andice cream! If your child makes it into one of these clubs by May 29th,they will not need a lunch the following day. A note will be sent home What We’re Learning About!on the 29th to let your know if your child will be having pizza with me Happy scrolling! Math – This week we worked on multiplication and division stories. We Many things were sent home today about the end of the year. also reviewed for the district math test that the students will be takingPlease be sure to look for these notes in your child’s folder! next week. We took a practice one to prepare for it! Next week we will First, an invitation to our Author’s Tea on Thursday, June 7th take the real one as well as our Unit 11 test.was sent home. Your child has been working very hard during the schoolyear on all of their writing. From 12:00-12:30 on that day, we thoughtit would be a special time to share our published pieces with our families. Reading – During reader’s workshop students have been doing aStudents will have their own special spot in the room with their writing fantastic job building their stamina. They have all found a true love fordisplayed. Family members will be able to sit with their child and read reading! End of the year reading assessments have started andtheir stories with them. If you are unable to make it to the Author’s Tea, everyone is doing a great job!feel free to have your child invite another family member to come andread with them. It is nice for each student to have someone here to Writing – This week students mapped out their realistic fiction storiescelebrate with them. If you have any other questions about the Author’s and started writing them in their notebooks. The stories are reallyTea, feel free to contact me  coming along! I think this is their favorite writing unit of the year! Second, a note about tie dying t-shirts was sent home. I havereceived only a couple of t-shirts from students! We will be tie dying t- Science – This week we continued our science units on plants. Weshirts from 2:30-3:30 on May 31st. I am looking for volunteers to help planted lima beans to watch them grow. Thank you to everyone whoout during this time  brought in a seed from home to look at! We also went on a dandelion Last but not least, another note was sent home about the end dig. Once the dandelions were out of the ground we discussed whatof the year party. The party will begin with lunch right after the they looked like and identified the parts of a plant. Next week we willAuthor’s Tea on Thursday, June 7th. The students voted on having a taco finish up with talking about the plant life cycle! We will continue growingbar for lunch rather than a pizza party since we will be having pizza for our seeds until the end of the school year.finishing our scrolls. Details about the party are in the note that was senthome. All of this information sent home today is also on the website. Upcoming Events and Dates toThank you for your support in advance with everything that happens atthe end of the year. I would not be able to do this without you! Remember If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. May 18 Spring CarnivalRemember you can reach me by our folder, by email, or by phone. May 25 Spirit Day: Wear Anything Neon! Sincerely, May 28 Memorial Day – No School Mrs. Ealy May 30 T-shirts for tie dying due! • Please remember to return library books every Friday! May 30 Pizza Party for the Scroll Club! • Please remember to return Weekend Writing every Friday! May 31 Tie Dying T-shirts! June 1 Field Day