NO SCHOOL MONDAY - In honor of MLK Day
WEDNESDAY - THE 20th
~ 100th Day of school ~
Over this long weekend - be thinking of what you might have 100 of at home. Please bring to school on Wednesday - in something clear that can fit in their book bag. :)
-reminder from last week's blog post - we will count, sort and compare
FRIDAY - the 22nd -
Honoring our Heroes -- Essays are due!
Mrs. Woolley assigned this a couple months ago as a required assignment.
We've had 3 students turn theirs in already! Yay!
This will also be writing homework Tuesday - Thursday
CURRICULUM (this week):
- New vocabulary words
- forming new reading groups for small group skills
- using apostrophes (possessives)
Addition up to 1000
(using various strategies)
- large group introduction
- small group instruction
continuing opinion writing
(stating opinion - stating reasons for opinion - use linking words and write a conclusion sentence) almost done with our first one!
- opinion writing book review
MLK - determine why laws and rules are important using the lives of Martin Luther King Jr and Jackie Robinson. We will continue to compare/contrast - Make inferences (ELA standard) and use adjectives/adverbs (ELA standard) within Social Studies content.
- compare / contrast Jackie Robinson & MLK Jr.
- Producing our final copies of our Opinion Pieces on Jackie Robinson. We've been gathering opinions, editing sloppy copies, conferencing and soon ready to type!
Book check out on Friday!
28TH - International Night at Tritt
February 10th - Performing Arts Field Trip
February 15- Presidents Day
February 15- 19 - winter break - no school
Tonight: Chick fil a spirit night. (Woodlawn location)
Your very own 2nd grade teachers will be serving up ice cream with sprinkles. Come out and say hello!
(I'll be there from 6:30-7)
** Many FAST classes are starting up this week. I am supposed to have a note if your child stays for a new fast class. I cannot go only on their word. Please simply send an email or a note - especially the first couple weeks of a new fast class. (technically, it's supposed to be every time regular transportation changes). Thank you!! to those that do this weekly. :)
There are 22 of them - 1 of me.
Coming up dates:
January 15th: all permission slips due for Revved up kids (AND the history form that was sent home in an email needs to be turned in if you are participating) - send me a note if you need it again.
January 18th: No School
100th day of school
~ what does 100 look like? Be thinking about something that you already have 100 of at home. Each child will be able to share their 100 items. Items need to be contained in something clear (ziploc, soda bottle, glad ware) AND be able to fit in their bookbag. :)
And Red Cross Blood Drive right here at Tritt. Sign up to give blood if you are able. (1-6 pm)
Honoring our Heroes are due - just finding out Mrs. Woolley made this mandatory (thanks to these smart kiddos). So.... they are due by January 22nd. More information can be found on the Tritt website.
Curriculum this week:
~ Please send me a note if you'd like to enrich this at home. I can always send home supplemental work or if they are working with a tutor in any subject matter, I'm happy to collaborate.
add / subtract up to 100 (friendly numbers and same difference)
Opinion pieces and writing opinion sentences (and be able to support)
Please continue to send in any recyclable materials that we could use in STEM lessons. We could always use more materials to choose from. Thank you!
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a super break. I look forward to seeing the kids tomorrow!
1. Graded Assessments will be sent home on Friday. Some will have a sign and return line on them, simply because I have to keep some tests. There is a note attached to the science tests explaining the reasoning for both - read through and contact me if you have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Report cards are coming home Friday. You may keep the actual report card. Please sign the card inside the envelope and send both back together Monday. The envelope should not be sealed.
Here is what we'll be working on for the next week +
Media center - book check out - will be WEDNESDAY this week. Please bring books back for new ones! (Back to normal on Friday next week)
1. Words our Way. Sort 14 this week. (spelling)
Starting the week of January 11th (next week). We're going to have a mini spelling test every Friday. It will only be about 5-10 words but they will need to be used in a sentence and spelled correctly. We will be working on spelling AND sentence structure a good bit this quarter. Collectively, this will help them develop their vocabulary and become better sentence writers. In return - it will enhance spelling, reading comprehension and science/social studies comprehension, as well. . I'll touch more on this in next week's blog.
2. Reading/Language Arts: Making inferences- piggy backing on context clues and diving deeper into our stories. (this will stretch over all subject matters).
**Sentence structure - a bunch
3. Social Studies: Jackie Robinson, civil rights, need for rules and laws.
4. Math: Skip Counting- this is a continuation of skills touched on previously.
5. Writing: Opinion pieces. Introducing topics, state an opinion & supply reasons that support their opinion.
Upcoming field trip - February 10th. This is a performing arts trip. We are going to the Ballet! At the beginning of the year, a performing arts permission slip came home (along with a donation option). The donation was not mandatory but the permission slip was. :) --- I am missing 4-5. If I am missing one for your child, I will send home a new one this week - it has to be returned for your child to attend.
Thanks for the help!
And.. one more permission form will be in folders this week. Tritt 2nd and 4th graders are in a study group for a program called Revved Up! This is a self-defense program that teaches the kids life skills. Our study group consists of a group coming in, giving the kids a quick quiz 3-4 times. Upon completion of the quizzes... they will collect the data, teach a quick class with the kids (consistent of PE style activity) and then reassess the kids at the end. I simply need a "yes" my child can participate or a "no" they cannot. It's a 2 sided form. One side explains the program (better than I can at this stage) and the other is for you to sign. Please send those back in no later than Monday. Thanks!!
As always, please contact me with questions, concerns or celebrations!