Greetings 2A Families!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I cannot believe 2018 is here and that we are almost ready for the LAST half of second grade.
I wanted to thank you all for the generous and terrific class gifts. I felt very loved and appreciated. I will enjoy shopping. Look for new eyeshadow and nail polish coming soon! 😉 .
We have enjoyed a tremendous year thus far in 2A. Your children are growing as students, people and friends. I love seeing each and every child’s growth inside and outside of the classroom. We sure have a good time in 2A and learn a ton while being a little family of life long inquirers!
We continue to read both non-fiction and fiction texts daily. We have reading groups with opportunities for shared reading, individual silent reading and group oral reading. We always respond to what we have read through art and writing. It was really cool to read about each of your family’s Christmas traditions before break.
I am excited that we will continue studying weather, air, and clouds during science as well as begin exploring seeds and herbs in preparation for our annual vegetable garden! As always, we will explore various scientific questions and/or interests that develop from our outstanding STEaM news reports.
As the students will tell you, “Ms. Allen loves math”. I admit is is true. Be sure to ask them about our number of the day (we will begin to work with millions this year!), daily spiral math review, and multiplication games. I always remind them to keep practicing addition and subtraction facts and (maybe even multiplication facts, for some) so that the students can answer timed fact tests with speed and accuracy. This knowledge builds the foundation for all math to come. Beginning in January, we will have a weekly math challenge centered around logic puzzles and problem solving. The students who solve the challenge correctly can earn a lollipop and sticker!
Please make sure you sign up for a conference. You will receive your child’s progress report when you meet with me. I look forward to sharing my observations and anecdotes regarding your child. You should have received an email from sign up genius. Each conference is about 15-20 minutes.
Here’s to great new beginnings in 2018. Keep reading, saying please and thank you, and smiling.
Some fun happenings from the end of 2017 below:
Thanks St. Nicholas!
Almost time for the St. Nick’s Performance
Christmas giving from 2A Getting ready for Las Posadas
Our little camel, Ellynna!
Apostles during Primary Mass