Monday, December 10, 2018

12/10 - 12/14

Important Dates
1.  December 11th -6:00 pm Meet and Greet: Parents, Administration, Mrs. Bowers, Miss Hadley 

2. December 17th - 19th: Early Dismissal
3. December 20th - January 4th: Winter Break

A Look in the Classroom
1.     ELA: We will do a close review of adjectives and adverbs and continue writing paragraphs. We will finish our Sarah Plain and Tall unit strong with more letter writing.
2.     Science: Students will understand the urinary system is part of the excretory system. We will also discuss how the kidneys filter blood.
3.     History: We will be discussing Ancient Greece's greatest thinker's: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. We will also learn about Alexander the Great.
4.     Math Objectives:
1.     Review  - units of measurement  
2.     Review place-value concepts  
3.     Review addition and subtraction within 1,000 
4.     Review measurement of length 
5.     Renaming 2 digit and 3 digit subtraction and addition equations    

Hi 2nd Grade Parents,

Nest Wednesday, students will participate in a grade wide Greek Day celebration!  To make that happen we need lots of help and donations…so begging for all of you fingerprinted volunteers to come and join the fun!!

In addition to the above sign up, Miss Hadley’s room will lead the readers theater of Greek Myths.  We will need to parent volunteers and if anyone has any Greek costumes that students could borrow and use to dress up in while reading that would be great!  Please send them in labeled and we can get them returned to you.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you!

PS - we are also looking for pizza boxes in various sizes if anyone has a connection that might be able to help us out!

 Monday: Science Test (Study guide went home last Friday)
Friday: Spelling test 
Ancient Greece Test (Study guide goes home Th. 12/13)

Monday, December 3, 2018

12/3 -12/7


1.     Part 3 of the Simple Machines Project is due Wednesday, December 5th.
2.  Mr. Edmondson's last day in 2B will be Wednesday, December 5th. He will then take on the lead role as our school's K-2 PE coach. We are so thankful and happy for you Mr. Edmondson!

Our class goal: Persevere through change. Show courage through change.

On Friday we celebrated Mr. Edmondson with cupcakes, words of appreciation, notes, balloons, and a gift (a hat that says Coach Edmondson) THANK YOU MRS. KEC for making this day of appreciation for our wonderful teacher happen. We are so excited for this next chapter for your Mr. Edmondson!

Important Dates
1.     December 17th - 19th: Early Dismissal
2.     December 20th - January 4th: Winter Break
A Look in the Classroom
1.     ELA: In Grammar we are doing a close examination of adjectives. For writing, we are focusing on letter writing, which is a beautiful addition to our Sarah Plain and Tall unit! We will also extend our discussion on topic sentences.
2.     History: We will discuss the first Olympics! Students will be able to identify the most important battles of the Persian Wars and we will take a close look at the architecture of Athens.
3.     Science: Students will continue examine the digestive system, with a close review of each of the 5 part. 
In science this week we explored more about the digestive system by doing an experiment where we got to explore more about our taste buds! Thank you Mrs. Kim!

4.     Math Objectives:
1.     Relate  division  by  2  to  multiplication  by  2. 
2.     Practice  division  facts  for  2  
3.     Solve  word  problems   
4.     Practice  multiplication  facts  for  2  and  3  and  division  facts  for  2  
1.     Friday, December 7th: Spelling Test
2.     Monday, December 10th: Science Test (Study Guide going home Friday, December 7th)
3.  December 11th at 6 pm is the Meet and Greet with Mrs. Bowers (our new assistant teacher who will be stepping into the lead role March 18th), admin, and Miss Hadley.

Please do let me know if there is anything I can help with.
Miss Hadley 

Monday, November 26, 2018

11/26 - 11/30

Important Dates
  1. November 21 - 23: No School; Thanksgiving Break
  2. December 20 - January 4: No School; Winter Break
  3. January 4 - 9: Parent/Teacher Conferences

A Look in the Classroom
  1. ELA: We will finish our study of adverbs. Our study of paragraph writing will continue as we focus on strong topic sentences. In connection with our Ancient Greece unit, we will read Daedalus and Icarus and continue to work on summarizing what we read. 
  2. History: Students will learn about the Greek city-state Sparta. We will take time to review in class what we have learned about Ancient Greece so far and have an assessment on Friday.
  3. Science: We will be focusing on the digestive system. Students will take a close look at each of the 5 steps of digestion.
  4. Math Objectives:
    1. Build  the  multiplication  table  for  3  
    2. Compute  unknown  facts  from  known  facts    
    3. Practice  multiplication  facts  for  3  
    4. Practice  multiplication  facts  for  2  and  3  
    5. Solve  word  problems    
  1. Friday: Spelling Test and Ancient Greece Test

Friday, November 16, 2018

11/19 - 11/20 - EMAIL ACTION ITEM (see within post)

Groups composing a paragraph (brainstorming stage)

Groups composing a paragraph (brainstorming stage)
Groups composing a paragraph (brainstorming stage)
Groups composing a paragraph (brainstorming stage)
Groups composing a paragraph (brainstorming stage)
Groups composing a paragraph (brainstorming stage)
Black Folders went home 11/16

Important Dates
  1. November 21 - 23: No School, Thanksgiving Break. 
  2. December 17 - 19: Half Days
  3. December 20 - January 4: No School, Winter Break
A Look in the Classroom
  1. ELA: Our brief week will consist of a parts of speech review and sentence parsing activities. We will also continue our exploration of paragraph writing.
  2. History: We will continue discussing Athens, the birth of democracy, and what life was like for Athenian boys and girls.
  3. Science: Students will learn that the mouth is the first part of the digestive system. They will also discuss which taste buds are associated with different tastes.
  4. Math Objectives:
    1. Count by 3’s
    2. Solve problems in the form of  3x____=____ by counting by 3’s 
    3. Relate the facts for ____ x 3 to the facts for 3 x ____
    4. Practice multiplication facts for 3

      Action itemThe following information was emailed out by our class liaison, Ms. Kec. If you did not receive this email, please email Mrs. Kec to be added to the list.
      Dear Families,
      Our class just finished their ancient China unit and will be finishing up a Cricket in Time Square soon. On Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 2nd grade will be conducting a Cricket in Time Square/Chinese New Year Celebration to commemorate all that they have learned.
      They will make a paper lantern craft and a Chinese New Year calligraphy wall hanging.
      For food, they will enjoy a simple stir fry noodle (signifies long life) Chinese rice cake (called Nian Gao and is a homonym for “higher year” implying prosperity year after year), and a little bit of green tea. 

      If you are concerned about any of the ingredients in the food provided, please contact Davy Yee at, class liaison for 2A, for additional information. If you have allergy concerns, please send an appropriate snack for your child and notify our teacher.
      Please help us make this event possible by donating items needed and/or volunteering for this event.
      Sign Up to help with the Celebration!

Friday, November 9, 2018

11/13 - 11/16

Black folders went home 11/9

What a beautiful week of hard work and learning! Scholars are persevering through difficult tasks! It is a beautiful thing to be part of such a joy-filled classroom. Thank you for allowing Mr. Edmondson and I the blessing of teaching your sweet scholars. 

Important Dates
1.     Monday November 12th: No School, Veteran's Day < video for kiddos! 
2.     Thursday November 15th: Fall Concert, Higley Center
(No homework Thursday night due to the concert)

A Look in the Classroom
1.     ELA: We will begin to practice our new poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas; we will recite on December 7th. We will have a strong adverb review in Grammar. Reading will consist of summary creation. We will be drafting paragraphs in Writing class.
2.     History: We will continue to discuss Greek gods and study the Trojan war. By the end of the week, we will learn about Athens and explore some of its beautiful architecture. 
3.     Science: Students will learn the different steps of digestion, we will be recreating the digestion process as well!
4.     Math Objectives:
1.     Multiplication Table of 2
2.     Build the multiplication table for 2 
3.     Compute unknown facts from known facts 
4.     Solve simple word problems 
5.     Relate the facts for ___x2 for 2x___
6.     Practice multiplication for 2
7.     Practice word problems (division and multiplication) 

Have a restful long weekend with your scholars,
Miss Hadley and Mr. Edmondson 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

11/5 - 11/9

1.     Please be sure to send your student's reading comprehension book  back to school with them. We reuse these for other students to conserve resources. Your support here is much appreciated!
Important Dates

1.     Monday, November 12th, Veteran's Day: No School

2.     Thursday, November 15th, Fall Concert: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
3.      November 21st - 23rd, Thanksgiving Break, No School

A Look in the Classroom
1.     ELA: Our poetry selection, Something Told the Wild Geese, will be recited in class on November 9th. In Writing class we are constructing strong detail sentences and tying that instruction to summarization skills in Reading class. Grammar instruction will hone in on defining and using adverbs.
2.     Science: Students will be learning about body systems including: muscular, respiratory, circulatory, and digestive.
3.     History: We will review for our Ancient China Test on Monday and take the assessment on Tuesday. We will then begin to explore out Ancient Greece unit with lessons in Geography and Greek gods.
4.     Math Objectives:
1.     Solve simple word problems that involve multiplication or division 
2.     Describe a context division story with a picture/number bond
3.     Create Division and Multiplication word problems 
4.     Review
5.     Thursday Division and Multiplication assessment 
6.     Count by 2s and solve problems in the form of 2x (Friday is the start of unit 5)
1.     Tuesday: Ancient China Test
2.     Thursday: Division and Multiplication Assessment
3.     Friday: Spelling Test