12/11 Native American Unit Test; 2nd grade Math MAP Testing
12/12 2nd grade Reading MAP Testing
12/13 Reading Comprehension Test (Mrs. Cachina’s Class)
12/18 Matter Test; rescheduled Winter Program at GHS (show begins at 6:30)
12/19 2nd Grade Field Trip
12/20 School Wide Read Aloud and PJ Day; Holiday Party; 1:00 Early Dimissal
Mrs. Cachina’s Reading Group: Due to the snow days and MAP testing we have a short week for reading this week. We will also not be switching for reading groups next week 12/16-12/20.
Pink- The Mixed Up Chameleon
Orange- Lemonade for Sale
Green- Dear Mr. Blueberry
Students should be bringing home their ziploc bag with their read reading textbook and interactive reading notebook. Look in the agenda each day for assignments. Please make sure your child returns all his/her materials to school each day. Our weekly comprehension test will be on Friday.
English: This week we will learn how to write a friendly letter.
Spelling Homework: None this week or next.
STAR Reader: Students who want to exchange a book this week will get a new one on Wednesday. This book can be kept until after the holiday. We will not be switching next week and therefore students will not have the opportunity to trade books on Monday.
We will continue our unit on story (word) problems. Students will learn about the key words that tell us whether to add or subtract in a word problem. These terms are listed in your child’s math journal. Please help your child review his/her journal each night. We will also discuss equivalent and non equivalent this week and next.
We will be learning about the 3 states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas). We will learn about how matter changes from a solid to liquid (melting), liquid to solid (freezing), liquid to gas (evaporation), and gas to liquid (condensation). Due to the 2 snow days this week we will not have as much time with this unit. Please help your child review his/her notebook at night. Do not complete any pages in the binder unless marked and recorded as homework in your child’s HW agenda. I will include all note pages in advance so you can help pre-teach the information to your child if you like.
Need Donations: We will be doing a fun little experiment in science this unit. We need 20 styrofoam cups, 20 spoons, a bag of mini marshmallows, and 20 packets of hot cocoa. Please email me if you are able to donate. All items are needed by Friday, December 13th. Thanks:)
2nd Grade Field Trip December 19th- We will be leaving school at 9:00. Make sure your child eats a big breakfast that day because we will be eating lunch later than usual. Please remember to pack a lunch for your child unless you have pre-ordered one from the cafeteria. We will be eating on the bus on the way home from the play. Please pack an easy (non messy) to eat lunch such as a sandwich. Students can also pack a snack to eat on the way to the play. Regular daily instruction will continue when we return from the play.
Grades will be updated/posted to Powerschool every Tuesday. Please contact Diane Rigsby in the office to get your child’s password.
Feel free to email me anytime with comments and concerns. Please give me a 24 hour window to return emails since I do not check email at home and typically do so during our 2:00 planning period and after school.