Friday, April 20, 2018

April 23rd- April 27th:
Memory:
Ephesians 4:29

Spelling:
Lesson 29

Grammar:
similies/metaphors

Reading/Writing:
Poetry 

Math: 
We will continue to alternate review days and new lessons. At this point, it is more important to increase comfort with all the math concepts we have learned (time, money, rounding, fractions, shapes, borrowing, carrying, place value, etc) and increase the speed of fact recall focusing on addition and subtraction, than it is to continue to move deeper into multiplication and division (main focus of third grade). We will continue to practice the concept of multiplication but it is expected that the students have solid rapid recall of addition and subtraction facts when they enter third grade. The more we solidify these skills in second grade the better off students will be in third grade.
The test will be Friday (4/27/18)


Science/Social Studies:
Science-Light, Sound, and Electricity
Test Friday- 4/27/18
Look for a study guide to come home on Tuesday.

Important Information /Reminders:

History Museum permission slips will come home on Friday. 

VBS Registration. One new thing this year, registration will close May 31st, just something for families to be aware of.

Chapel of the Cross is having SPLASH CANYON VBS June 25-29 from 9:00-12:00.  Each day begins and ends with singing, dancing, and praising Jesus.  Children also hear the Gospel message through games, crafts, storytelling, and a unique Bible challenge site. You can register at this link:  http://vbsmate.com/cotchttp://vbsmate.com/cotc  (Children age 3 and potty trained, through those entering 6th grade).

Reflecting on our week:Week of the Young Child was SO much fun! Take a look at a few of our fun activities from the week.

Exploring how to bend light with prisms...





On Work Together Wednesday we played a friendly game of kickball against the other second-grade class.

We played with our buddy class (Mrs. Mudd's Preschoolers)...


Explored weight in the STEAM lab with a Dr.'s Office, Grocery store, and created a representation of a balance with magazine cutouts...









 Explored sound with musical instruments ...

Friday, April 13, 2018


April 16th- April 20th:
Memory:
Proverbs 30:5

Spelling:
Lesson 28

Grammar:
Plurals
Alphabetical Order (Dictionary Skills)

Reading/Writing:
Poetry (Alliterations and Imagery)

Math: 
We will continue to alternate review days and new lessons. At this point, it is more important to increase comfort with all the math concepts we have learned (time, money, rounding, fractions, shapes, borrowing, carrying, place value, etc) and increase the speed of fact recall focusing on addition and subtraction, than it is to continue to move deeper into multiplication and division (main focus of third grade). We will continue to practice the concept of multiplication but it is expected that the students have solid rapid recall of addition and subtraction facts when they enter third grade. The more we solidify these skills in second grade the better off students will be in third grade.
The test will be next Friday (4/27/18)
Kelly McCoy, from First Community Credit Union, will come in to visit us on Friday.

Science/Social Studies:
Science-Light, Sound, and Electricity

Important Information /Reminders:

Celebrate Week of the Young Child!

Dress-Up Days for ELP through Grade 2

April 16-20, 2018

Kindergarten through Grade 2 are required to wear regular standardized dress bottoms on Dress-Up Days



April 16 Monday Crazy Sock Day - Wear your silliest socks!
Standard dress tops and bottoms.



April 17 Tuesday Spirit Day - Show your Bobcat pride...wear red, white and black!
Standard dress bottoms.



April 18 Wednesday Sports/Athletic Day - Wear your favorite team or workout gear!
Standard dress bottoms.

April 19 Thursday Favorite Color Day - Wear your favorite color...from head to toe!
Standard dress is NOT required today.

April 20 Friday Pajama Day - Wear your comfy pajamas and slippers (remember a change of shoes).  You may bring one small stuffed animal. Standard dress is NOT required today.
Noon dismissal on Wednesday, April 18th

We will be looking for a few chaperones to go with us to the History Museum on May 4th.

VBS Registration. One new thing this year, registration will close May 31st, just something for families to be aware of.

Chapel of the Cross is having SPLASH CANYON VBS June 25-29 from 9:00-12:00.  Each day begins and ends with singing, dancing, and praising Jesus.  Children also hear the Gospel message through games, crafts, storytelling, and a unique Bible challenge site. You can register at this link:  http://vbsmate.com/cotchttp://vbsmate.com/cotc  (Children age 3 and potty trained, through those entering 6th grade).



Reflecting on our week

Thursday, March 29, 2018


April 9th- April 13th:
Memory:
John 10:27

Spelling:
Lesson 27

Grammar:
Review Noun, Verb, Adjective

Reading/Writing:
Poetry

Math: 
Continue to study subtraction facts. We will continue to introduce multiplication. Test on Friday

Science/Social Studies:
Science-Heat and Light

Important Information /Reminders:
Noon dismissal on Wednesday, April 18th

First Community Credit Union will visit our class on Friday, April 20th

We will begin practicing for our Musical, Once Upon a Parable. The musical will take place on Friday, May 4th at 6:00 p.m.

We will be looking for a few chaperones to go with us to the History Museum on May 4th.

Reflecting on our weekOur room moms brought in cookies to share for my birthday. Thank you so much for the gift card! I hate getting older but it makes me feel loved to get so many special cards and hugs from students and families. Thank you!
Enjoying birthday cookies brought in by our room moms...


 Lots of rain brings lots of indoor recess fun... 

  The students had fun taking pictures and creating on PicCollage during indoor recess. 
Here is a couple they airdropped to me :)...





Wednesday, March 21, 2018


March 26th- March 30th:
Memory:
Matthew 24:35

Spelling:
Lesson 26

Grammar:
Articles a and an

Reading:
We will enjoy a whole class book this week. I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake will help support what we have been learning about in Social Studies (how communities change).

Math: 
Continue to study subtraction facts. We will continue to introduce multiplication.

Science/Social Studies:
Social Studies- Communities change over time

Religion:
Journey to the Cross

Important Information /Reminders:
No school on Friday, March 30th-March 6th- Easter break

Reflecting on our weekThis week during our Faith Family Event we put together 160 care packages for Friends with Kids with Cancer.  Thank you to Thrivent Financial for helping to pay for the items in the care packages.  As a Faith Family studied Matthew 5:13-16 and were reminded to salt and light to the world.  We pray these care packages will help in a small way ease the suffering of the kids who receive them and let them know that someone cares for them.  It is good to work together and share God’s love.  It was also good to celebrate baptismal birthdays in the months of March and April.

Friday, March 16, 2018


March 19th- March 23rd:
Memory:
Hebrews 13:5

Spelling:
Lesson 25

Grammar:
prefixes and suffixes

Reading:
Fractured Fairy Tales

Math: 
Test on Friday

Science/Social Studies:
Social Studies- Communities change over time

Important Information /Reminders:
The Zion Lutheran Cheer Squad is hosting a Cheer Clinic on Friday, March 23 from 3-6:00 in the Zion Lutheran Gym. 
We will begin with a fun warm-up and then divide the girls into age groups where participants will learn age-appropriate
stunts, cheers, and correct cheer techniques.  Participants will perform for parents, grandparents, and friends at 5:45 in the
gym.  Each participant will receive a Zion Lutheran Cheer t-shirt.  Registration is due by Wednesday, March 14 and you
can turn the form in at the School Office.

No school on Friday, March 30th-March 6th- Easter break

Reflecting on our week This is always one of my favorite weeks of second grade. The students get a chance to put many real-world skills into practice. Students worked in collaboration with small groups of peers to put on plays for preschool and Kindergarten students. Second graders practiced communication, planning, creativity, and how to compromise alongside various language arts skills. I serve as a resource for them during this project and it is so rewarding to watch them grow and learn how to work through the challenges and rewards of working together.







Cinderella- an American Tale: Eli, Lucas, Cannon, Summer, Ella, Addie, Celia, and Kate


Cendrillon-a Caribbean Tale: Caleb Q.,Caleb W., Reese, Finley, Sophia, and Violet


The Rough-Faced Girl- A Native AmericanTale: Quinn, Emily, Ry, Bailey, and Reese


Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters- An African Tale: Bailey, Cooper, Will, Celia, and Sophia

Friday, March 9, 2018


March 12th- March 16th:
Memory:
10th Commandment

Spelling:
Lesson 24

Grammar:
simple and compound sentences

Reading:
Cinderella plays from around the world: Students will be working on creating plays based on the Cinderella stories from last week. Our plan is to perform the plays for the preschool and kindergarten students on Friday, March 16th in the commons. 

Math: 
We are going to take time 4th quarter to review math concepts by reviewing every other day. Saxon math is a great curriculum but sometimes students need to see concepts more frequently. We are ahead of schedule in math so we will take the time to review concepts. Students will have math homework only on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.

Science/Social Studies:
Exploring magnets- Science Ch. 11 lesson 4
A short quiz will be given on Friday. A study guide will come home on Wednesday.

Important Information /Reminders:
The Zion Lutheran Cheer Squad is hosting a Cheer Clinic on Friday, March 23 from 3-6:00 in the Zion Lutheran Gym. 
We will begin with a fun warm-up and then divide the girls into age groups where participants will learn age-appropriate
stunts, cheers, and correct cheer techniques.  Participants will perform for parents, grandparents, and friends at 5:45 in the
gym.  Each participant will receive a Zion Lutheran Cheer t-shirt.  Registration is due by Wednesday, March 14 and you
can turn the form in at the School Office.

No school on Friday, March 30th-March 6th- Easter break

Reflecting on our weekWhat a busy week! I tried to capture all the fun with photos but they definitely don't do the week justice! The kids had an exciting week!
Market Day...
















The Painted Pot...












Grandparents/Special Friends Day...