This is Week 2 of Readers as Leaders contest. The students are doing a great job getting their reading logs and homework in on Friday! Keep up the great effort!! It will make such a difference in the spelling and writing of the children.
We will be finishing up our study of Matter by separating solids and looking at different kinds of liquids. We've been making corrections to our writing. In Math we have been regrouping ones for a ten. My read-a -loud has been The World of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. The weather outside reminds us of Narnia!
Spelling words for this week look at ou and ow words. We had a great beginning to this unit today.
1. how 11. beauties
2. mouth 12. skies
3. out 13. started
4. house 14. mean
5. without 15. cow
6. found 16. January
Our stockings are made! The Winter Party will be on Thursday starting at 1:30. Several parents and myself will be demonstrating how to make ice cream in a bag. I will be sure to send the recipe home with your children. In science, we have begun studying matter and so this demonstration will extend are most recent activities.
Our books are written and will be coming home this week too. I was also able to give the I-Station reading assessment and also a quick two minute timing for addition math facts.
Thank you for all the support and assistance you give your children every week! It makes such a difference!
I hope your weekend was most enjoyable! 'Tis the season!
Spelling Words for this week:
1. knock 6. sign 11. scooter 16. Christmas
2. knew 7. gnat 12. cartoon
3. knight 8. wrist 13. dark
4. wrong 9. unknown 14. front
5 write 10. writer 15. past
Our Friday project is completed and wrapped with love for you!
Our Winter Party, before our two week break, will be Thursday, December 19 at 1:30. Will you please email me if you can bring 2 dozen vanilla icecream cups, cups and napkins for 22, chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, or cookies for 22 or so. I always like to share with other staff members who aren't in a traditional classroom setting. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support.
I just finished cutting out our paper sack stockings for next Friday. The children always enjoy getting and giving their small treats.
Have a most enjoyable weekend!
Spelling Words for this coming week:
1. smooth 7. moon 13. answer
2. roots 8. cartoon 14. paper
3. food 9. roof 15. page
4. scooter 10. spoon 16. Christmas
5. boot 11. springtime
6. broom 12. ostrich
I hope your Thanksgiving Holiday was simply wonderful!
The next three weeks before Winter Break will be busy ones. We will begin our narrative writing about our favorite winter memory. We will continue to practice math facts. I will be sending home cards this week. In Science, we will begin studying solids and liquids. On Thursday, December 19, we will make icecream to go along with our study of matter. This will also be our Winter Party.
Each Friday in December, I like to do something special with the children. I always have the children make a stocking before our party. Each child is asked to bring a special favor for their fellow students. A favor can be a piece of candy, a sticker a shell or something homemade. We have 22 students. Thank you for your help. It is always exciting for the children to see what they have in their stockings!
Spelling Words for this week:
1. sprout 6. springtime 11. pioneers 16. December
2. streams 7. spray 12. clearing
3. through 8. throat 13. air
4. strong 9. three 14. different
5. strap 10. ostrich 15. light
I've included all of our pictures showing where our families have come from to commemorate this special Thanksgiving Holiday.
"We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic."
We will continue to work on our puppets as we plan to retell "Molly's Pilgrim" in our own words this week. We will try to also build our Wampanoag Village too! It will be a busy week but also a special week for the students.
Cheryl Kintner (Ms. K.)
Spelling Words for this week:
1. pioneers 12. alarm
2. cheers 13. sleep
3. clearing 14. country
4. hear 15. rain
5. nearby 16. Thanksgiving
This week we wrote our rough draft of an insect paragraph. On Monday, we will rewrite and put it into a book to share with you.
We continue to work on strategies to help us remember our addition math facts.
Reviewing double addition facts and near doubles facts is very helpful to your children.
( 5 + 5 = 10, 5+4 = 9 , 5 + 6 = 11) for example
Recently, we reviewed how doubles helps us to subtract. We will also review how addition and subtraction go together.
This week, I shared the book Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen with the class. For their homework this coming week, I will be sending home a paper person to dress from the country of origin of your family. We learned that all of us are pilgrims to the United States of America. Later this month, we will build our Wampanoag Village. This is the tribe of Native Americans that helped the First Pilgrims winter in their new home.
Enjoy your weekend, the weather is lovely!
Spelling words for the coming week:
1. bar 11. fourteen
2. jar 12. source
3. star 13. between
4. farm 14. enough
5. harm 15. idea
6. charm 16. November
Thank you for taking the time to meet with me last week. I'm still researching books that boys will enjoy reading and will get back to you. I enjoyed getting better acquainted with each of you.
Our visit to the Insect Museum at the U of Idaho went really well. Dr. Leblanc always shares wonderful information with us. We held walking sticks, hissing cockroaches, and touched a tarantula!
Spelling words for this week are:
1. four 11. Dr.
2. poured 12. St.
3. your 13. smell
4. course 14. thank
5. court 15. open
6. fourteen 16. November
Thank you for signing up for a fall conference during the week of October 28 - November 1. Thank you for the treats for our Fall Party on Wednesday from 12:45 - 1:30.
It is also Spirit Week so Monday is Blue and White Day, Tuesday is PJ, Hat Day, or Crazy Hair Day and Wednesday is Costume Day. It is always a busy week, but one that we hope is fun for the kids!
On Wednesday, second grade will go on their first field trip to the Insect Museum at the University of Idaho. Dr. Luc LeBlanc will share his amazing insects with us. We leave at 9:45 on Wednesday morning and will be back at school after 11:00. Since we are taking a school bus, we will have room for parents. You are welcome to join us.
The spelling test will be given on Tuesday. Homework for this short week will be to continue to read. This supports growth in conventional spelling and in writing.
Spelling Words for this Week: Tuesday Test