It is hard to come to the realization that there are only 13 1/2 days of school left! I am not ready to let my little sweeties go quite yet. We had a great week together celebrating JUST WRITE, meeting our Liverpool friends Miss McDermott, a visit to Pell Greenhouses and wonderful weather….. YEAH! We have loads of learning and fun adventures ahead so buckle up :).
DATES TO KEEP IN MIND:
* FRIDAY MAY 25 – Last Day of Library ( NO BOOK CHECKOUTS, JUST RETURNS)
* MONDAY MAY 28 – No School: Memorial Day
* JUNE 8 – 2/3 Field Day ( More details to follow)
* JUNE 9 – DISMISSAL AT 12:50 We will be eating lunch at school, you are more than welcome to join us. I will let you know the exact time as we get closer.
* THIS WEEK WILL BE THE LAST WEEK OF HOMEWORK :)!
Writer’s Workshop: Each of the children planned, constructed and edited their own piece for our spring assessment. It was wonderful to see them use all of the strategies that we have learned this year and put it altogether on their own. This week we will be concentrating on grammar and mechanics, specifically ending punctuation and adding word endings ( -ing, -ed, -s) following our various “rules”.
Daily 5: By the end of this week, I hope to be completely finished with end of the year reading assessments. This is a great time of year to reflect on all of the growth the children have made! This week, we will be analyzing non-fiction text and creating Reading Counts type questions for another second grade classroom to answer. I am sure this will be a hit! It not only will be fun, but the kids will be using their knowledge of comprehension strategies.
Word Study: We will be reviewing ALL of the words we have learned this year.
Math: Last week we experimented with the opposite of multiplication, division. We approach division as equal shares or repeated subtraction. This topic is covered at a very basic level. A BIG area of our concentration in the next week or so will be fractions. To practice at home, here are a few apps that we will be learning here at school and that you can purchase/download on your device at home: PIZZA FRACTIONS and CANDY FACTORY.
I will also be adding links to other websites that provide further practice under the MATH PRACTICE LINKS.
Science: This week we will be wrapping up our unit on plants, including understanding the job of each of the plant parts as well as the life cycle. Look for a study guide to come home on Thursday.
Have a great week!
Mrs. Kuieck 🙂