April 24, newsletter 2017

                                                                                                            Newsletter Room 203

Week of 4/24/17

Mystery Reader 4/28/17 at 9:30 is Rick Schroeder. Please wait outside the door. 

The prep schedule changes 4/24/17. Monday-gym,  Tuesday-gym,  Wednesday-social studies,  Thursday-media,  Friday-art

The Lowry Nature Center field trip has been moved from June 7th to June 5th. 

The second grade music concert is April 26, 2017. It is at 9:30 in the auditorium.

Reading:

Students will learn how each time they pick up a nonfiction book, they should consider it critically by looking at everything from an author's purpose and background experience to deciding whether a book matches their own purpose for reading and contains accurate information. After asking and answering these questions about a nonfiction text, readers can make an overall evaluation and can decide if a book is the right book for them. 

Reading homework includes reading 20 minutes each night.  The 20 minutes should include time when you read to your child and when your child reads independently.  A student needs to read 95% of the words correctly to be at an independent level.  Use the five finger rule.  If they miss five words on a page they need an easier book.  

Spelling: 

Students will study words with /ou/ and /ow/ sound. 

Writing:

Students will work on their rough draft for the nonfiction paper.

We will study cursive writing.

Math:

Students will collect data and make a graph. They will learn about Mean: The average value of the entire set of numbers. Mode: The number which appears most often in a set of numbers. Median: The middle value between the largest and smallest set of numbers. Range: The difference between the largest and smallest set of numbers.

Students will explore three-dimensional figures displayed in two-dimensional forms such as pictures, maps, and nets.

Please complete pages 177 to182 in the Extra Practice book.  Students will keep the book at home and tear out the completed pages. They can return the completed pages.  Do not work ahead in the book! I will give you different math homework if you want more! 

Math Homework:  Students need to memorize the addition and subtraction facts to 20 and multiplication facts for 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 by the end of the year.  Start practicing and take it slow!

Science:

Our class is beginning a scientific study of insects. One goal of our work with insects is to help the children develop a deeper appreciation for the diversity of life and to cultivate a sense of respect for all living things.