December 10, 2017
Dear 2B Families,
I want to say thank you for all the wonderful gifts and birthday wishes that I received on Friday. Mrs. Flamino and Mrs. Aldrete did an amazing job organizing my suprise birthday celebration. Each one of my students made me feel so special with the cards, hugs and gifts that they presented me with on Friday. I cannot thank you enough. You truly made my day.
We have many fun activities planned for the next couple of weeks. Mark your calendars for this Friday's Christmas Program. The program is set to begin at 6 pm, with the gym doors opening at 5:30. Our classroom will open at 5:40. Students have been working hard on their songs. I look forward to hearing their grand performance.
Our winter book fair is set to begin this Tuesday and will go through Friday. We will visit as a class on Wednesday during our scheduled library time. The fair is also open before and after school. Our annual toy drive also begins this week. If you are able to donate an unwrapped toy for families in need, collection boxes will be located in the center of the courtyard throughout the week.
In Math class we continue to study measurment of mass. Students continue to learn about kilograms and grams and how to compare masses. They're doing great. Please make sure your child continues to practice their 2, 5, and 10 multiplication facts.
In Religion and Social Studies we focus on Advent and Christmas traditions from around the world. This week students will be travelling to different second grade classrooms and visiting another country to learn about how they celebrate Christmas and earning a stamp in their "passport".
We will conduct some fun experiments in Science. Students will take their Spelling test on Tuesday and reading test on Wednesday. Students will receive a new set of spelling words on Tuesday.
We still have two full weeks of school ahead of us before Christmas break. If you are aware that your child will be leaving for vacation earlier than the 22nd, please let me know, so I can do my best to prepare make up work.
On Friday, I asked my students to please pray for all the firefighters that are working day and night to put out the fires that are burning in Southern California, as well as all the families that are at risk of losing their homes or that have already. I ask for your prayers as well. Many of my former students, my sister, former colleagues have all been evacuated or are on evacuation stand by in the Santa Barbara area. Please pray that they all remain safe and that these fires come to an end soon. I truly believe in the power of prayer.
Thank you for your continued support of our class and encouraging your child to always work to their full potential.
We are a nut free classroom. Please make sure to keep this in mind when packing snacks and lunches.