This week (April 18-21)...
Math: Students will continue with the unit on fractions. This week we will focus on determining half of numbers and comparing unit fractions. Students will continue to review identifying, saying, and writing fractions of a region or set. Please visit the IXL website (2nd Grade Objectives on fractions) and the games for fractions under Useful Links on my page for more practice! The unit test is to be determined.
Science: The unit on ecosystems will continue. Students will continue to learn about forests, grasslands, rivers and streams. Also students will learn about animal adaptations such as migration, hibernation, and camouflage. They will study the effects of human and erosion on soil. You can also visit solpass.org (3rd Grade) for even more practice.
Reading: Students are learning cause and effect signal words (because, so, caused, etc.) to help them identify cause and effect as they read nonfiction in guided reading groups. Students will also participate in readers theater.
Writing: Students are continuing to practice persuasive writing using the OREO (Opinion, Reason, Reason, Reason, Opinion) graphic organizer.
Bingo Basket Night
Thanks to all who donated items for the Bingo Basket! Your support helped to make this popular fundraiser such a huge success every year. An extra big thanks to our PTO representative, Mrs. Claudia Smith, for all of her hard work in organizing our class basket.
May Scholastic Book Orders
Scholastic book order forms will be sent home the first week of May. You can send in your payment to me (checks only) by May 15. Ordering online is the easiest and quickest way to get your books and you will have until the end of the month to place an order. Please use my class code: PC39N.
Students are required to read four nights a week (20 minutes each night). Make sure students write the book title and minutes read on the log . Parents must initial each entry. Please write the total number of minutes read at the bottom. Comprehension question cards have been issued to parents at conferences to use at home with students. Students have to pick one of the cards and then pick a question from that card to answer. Write the answer to the question at the bottom of the reading log in the space provided. If you would like extra practice in reading and/or math, students can now visit RAZ Kids (reading), www.ixl.com or DreamBox (math) and SpellingCity.com (word study) at home.
Birthdays are always special days for children. If your child is celebrating a birthday and would like to share it with the class, I ask that you let me know in advance. All food treats will be distributed during lunchtime. You can bring them at lunchtime to the cafeteria. Our class currently has 25 students, so please bring enough for everyone! As an alternative to food, please consider nonfood items such as pencils and erasers or you can even donate a book to the library in honor of your child! If invitations to birthday parties are distributed at school, all students in the classroom must receive one in order to avoid anyone feeling excluded.