We had a great first 3 days of school this week. It was so much fun to meet your kids and finally begin our school year. We spent the week learning classroom procedures, doing team building and cooperative learning activities, and getting accustomed to being in 2nd grade.
|Getting to know our classmates|
|The kids found out they have a lot of things in common!|
|Brainstorming what they hope to learn in 2nd grade|
|After reading "First Day Jitters", we made Jitter Juice to help take our first day jitters away|
|The kids created a clay sculpture to teach the class something about themselves|
|Enjoying some good books during Silent Reading|
|During writing time, oftentimes the kids can sit around the room to be comfortable as they write.|
|They had some awesome stories to write about from their summers!|
|In Science, we explored different types of science tools and their uses|
|Discovering uses for magnifying glasses :)|
|Mrs. Helmkamp came to teach us about the Solar Eclipse|
|STEM Marshmallow Challenge|
|All groups had interesting ideas|
|However, each group didn't give up!|
|Each group was successful!|
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
Memory: (be ready to recite the verse on Friday) "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God." Ephesians 2:8
Spelling: (test on Friday) ip / ug/ aw: dip, slip, flip, trip, drug, plug, tug, dug, paw, straw
Phonics: Long and Short E
Reading: Introduction to Literacy Centers
Math: We will begin having math homework on Tuesday. There will never be math homework on Fridays (or over the weekend)
Science/Social Studies: What is a map and why are they important? We will have a short vocabulary quiz on Friday over the words: map, compass rose, and key
Important News and Information:
-in homework folders today is information about each student's google account, along with a spelling list for next week. In the "Return to School" side of the folder is a digital citizenship agreement. Since the kids are in 2nd grade, this will need to be signed by a parent and returned to school. Please return this agreement by Friday, August 25th. This agreement will allow your child to use our technology at school. Our technology advisor, Mrs. Helmkamp, will come to our classroom next week to introduce the kids to digital citizenship.
-Monday is the much anticipated Solar Eclipse! If your child is at school, they will need to bring a towel labeled with their name to school. If they are bringing cold lunch, it must be peanut free. We are excited to see this amazing event with our special solar eclipse glasses!
-Tuesday night from 6:30-8pm is Back to School Night. Stop by our classroom for a 20 minute session to learn about more about 2nd grade.