Jan. 23 newsletter


Newsletter  Room 203

Week of 1/23/17

The Burroughs 2nd grade physical education classes are planning a field trip to Lake Harriet. We will go ice fishing on Friday February 3, 2017. Our class will fish from 9:30 - 10:30. The cost for the trip is $5.00. Students will receive ice safety instruction and a fishing lesson. If you have questions please contact  Lowell Peterson or Peter Hill.

The MAP Math test is 1/23/17. 


This week students will focus on ways good readers help themselves remember ideas from a book. They will learn how notes and organizers can help them better understand the characters and remember the ideas from what they read.

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.  


Students will study the long vowel sound /i/  igh, y


Students will share their fable. We will discuss how ethics are related to fables. We will explore how ethics get developed, and how a culture teaches ethics.


Students will add and subtract numbers mentally from 100 and 1,000.

Students will explore symmetry. Symmetric: A figure is symmetrical if the two images on opposite sides of a line are mirror images.

Please complete pages 99 to 106 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! 

Social Studies:

Students learn that communities have different geographic features and that physical maps show these features.


I All About Solids, Liquids and Gases, students are introduced to the three common forms of matter. They learn that all things are made up of tiny particles called atoms and that the movement of these particles determines the form that matter takes.