October 25, 2020
Happy Sunday 2B!
Well, I think God finally got tired of hearing me say it was too hot and blessed us with some cooler weather. Can you believe it? My fingers are crossed that our fall weather will arrive and stay for a while. We had a wonderful week last week that ended with some fun harvest activities for our class on Friday. It was great to get outdoors for a bit and see the kids get excited for Halloween and Fall. Thank you for the donations that came in for black and orange day. Our school truly showed that they are the hands and feet of Christ.
Thank you for the donations that continue to come in off our class wish list. Our class is very appreciative. It does look like we’re nearing the end of our water bottle supply in class. I have designated on case as our crisis emergency case, but the rest has been used for students that have forgotten or have needed a water bottle. If you are able to bring in a case or even a pack of 6-8 water bottles, we would be so thankful.
Looking into next week…
This week students will begin their in-class Saint research. Students will be assigned a saint in Religion class. In class they will complete a research sheet finding their saint’s birthday, birthplace, some information about their life as well as what they are the patron saint of. Students will then use this information to complete a Saint Poster that they will present to the class. Both the research and poster will count as project grades both in Writing and Religion.
In Math, students continue to learn and discuss multiplication and division. This chapter is an introduction into understanding that multiplication and division are repeated addition and subtraction and how to read and write a multiplication and division sentence. I will have them create their first set of multiplication flashcards this week to prepare them for next month’s focus on their multiples of 2s. Students will begin their weekly math-drills next week. Each month they will focus on a specific math fact.
We begin unit 3 in Language Arts. Students will read a familiar fiction story, Click, Clack, Moo. They will learn about prefixes, pre and mis and how to use these prefixes to determine meanings of words. In grammar, students will practice combining sentences using conjunctions to create a compound sentence. Spelling words will follow the theme of s and es endings based on the root words ending prior to adding s or es.
The skeletal system is our last stop on our journey through the human body. Students will take a close look at our skeletal system and discuss the importance of bones and the role that they play in keeping our body safe. Students will complete their human body/systems quiz on Thursday.
Make sure to mark your calendars for November 10 as School Picture Day. More information will follow soon and there will be an opportunity for virtual students to come on campus after school hours on picture day to have their picture taken.
I have a fun day planned for this Friday and our 2B Halloween Hooray. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Jakel and Mrs. Wilson our amazing room parents that have helped organize our sign-up genius to make Friday a little extra special for 2B. A big thank you also goes out to all of you for your generous donations of trinkets, treats and goodies to help with our ghoulish get together this Friday. Thank you!
Our Fall Conferences are scheduled to begin next week, November 2-6. Many of you have already signed up for your virtual conference. If you have not, please take a look there are still some slots available. I will be sending out individual Google Meet links to parents next weekend. Your child’s DIBELS reports will also go home in Friday’s Folder. I hope you all received my email last week regarding our 2nd quarter REAL parents survey. We ask that you please take some time to complete the survey on your child. Students have completed the same self-evaluation in class last week. I am asking that parent surveys please be completed by Tuesday, October 27.
I thank you for encouraging your child to do their best, to take on responsibility, and to continue to show respect to themselves and others. We continue this journey together and I think we’re ALL doing a pretty good job at it. Thank you for all you do!
Fall Conference Sign-Up Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48ADAC2AA7F85-2bfall1
Please make sure to make note of the dismissal times during conference week. We will not have lunch during that week.
November 2-6 Dismissal Times:
***Fall Conferences Sign Up Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48ADAC2AA7F85-2bfall1
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We are a nut free classroom. Please make sure to keep this in mind when packing snacks and lunches.