Dear 2nd Grade Families,
Here is your weekly news update for October 12th! I can't believe how fast this month is going by. Please make sure to read each section carefully and e-mail me with any questions. Enjoy the beautiful weather this week!
Mrs. Hirsch

From the Teacher’s Desk

It is important that your child reads every night. They are not required to complete a reading log but it is expected that your child reads every night for at least twenty minutes.

MATH

Please encourage your child to practice their math facts for at least ten minutes every night. They should continue to practice basic facts using any fun and exciting tool such as xtramath.org, flash cards or other games. For other specific math news, please refer to your child’s math family letter or emails sent by your child’s math teacher.

READING is THINKING!!

In reading, the students have been working on making connections to build comprehension. The students made text to self, text to text and text to world connections. They will continue to use this strategy when reading. Looking ahead, your child will work to make inferences to understand the characters’ feelings, motivation and actions.

WRITING is EVERYWHERE!

In writing we have been working on personal narratives. The students focused on a small moment to develop their personal narratives. Looking ahead, the students will work to publish their writing.

Social Studies

The students have enjoyed learning about communities. They are learning that a community is a place where people live, work, play and solve problems together.

REMINDERS

 10/12 Cyber Safety Kids Presentation at 11:30

 10/16 Favorite Team Spirit Day

 10/19 PTA Meeting

 10/22 Peacemakers

 10/26 Picture Retake Day

 DRESS FOR THE WEATHER: Please be sure to send your child with appropriate outerwear for morning recess as well as lunch recess.

 Please remember to send a healthy snack

G.U.M. (Grammar Usage & Mechanics)

The students have been focusing on identifying the subject and predicate to create complete sentences. Looking ahead, your child will create compound sentences and identify types of sentences.