Wise Owls Newsletter Feb. 26, 2018

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Wise Owls Newsletter Feb. 26, 2018

Hello all!
I can’t believe it is near the end of February! Conferences are just around the corner the third week in March! We are doing so much in school right now and you can support your child in a variety of ways. Here’s how:
1. Math Packet: This packet has letter explaining what we are doing in class…mostly solving two to three step story problems using addition and subtraction methods. Please send this in when done.
IXL: Solving story problems. Make sure your child has blank or scrap paper to do the work on! They need to “verify” or double check their work to make sure the math is correct!
Letter E: numbers: 12, 18, 20
Letter I: number: 5
F: 10
G: 9, 14, 16
H: 9
J: 5
2. Spelling: We are on week 15 of spelling city. Two different practice papers have already come home this week. Check and make sure your child understands how to spell these words! Play hangman with your child or practice spelling in the car as you drive.
3. Writing and Science: Ecosystem Research on Animal:
We have researched our animal via the internet and books. We used sticky notes and wrote notes about the important information we gathered on our animal. We then wrote a rough draft at school from all of our research. We are now in the process of typing it into Google Docs on the computer. Once finished typing, we will edit and revise so that it makes sense.
4. Art and Volunteers: We are also doing art to go along with our animal unit. If you can help at all next week, anytime, please email me when (days and times). I would love your help with the backgrounds of murals for each ecosystem and adding 3-D plants!
Your kids have earned their 3rd class room reward this year for working as a class community! We are going to celebrate this tomorrow, March 1st in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’s “read across America” day which is celebrated both March 1 and 2 for his birthday. Your child may wear pajamas, bring extra snacks, a stuffed animal that goes along with a Dr. Seuss book, Dr. Seuss books, and Dr. Seuss movies and videos. We will choose a video or movie together.
What a fabulous group of kids! Yay!
Fondly,
Angie Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Feb. 12, 2018

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Wise Owls Newsletter
Feb. 12, 2018

Dear Parents,
Happy Chinese New Year (Feb. 16)! Happy Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14)! Happy 100th day of school (Feb. 15th!) This is a week of lots of c We are looking forward to serving breakfast to our special guests! celebrations around culture, friendship and math! We have something planned every day for Chinese New Year…this is school-wide The Valentine Breakfast is Wednesday at 8:00 AM. Please send in your child’s Valentines to deliver tomorrow and we will open them sometime on Wednesday, Feb. 14th after our Valentine breakfast.
Welcome our new student, Natalie Nocket! Natalie arrives tomorrow, Feb. 13th. In order to help make her feel welcome, please make her a Valentine’s day card. A homemade one would work! Thank you!
In math this week we will do everything around the number 100! Please practice counting by 5’s, 10’s, 2’s, then go up to 3’s and try 4’s too! This is beginning multiplication. How many ways can you make the number 100 as the answer? Use subtraction as well as addition.
In spelling, we are on Week 14 of Spelling City. It is a review of geometry words
(square, circle, rectangle, angle and triangle) as well as word family words that end in ed and ing (named, naming, lived, living and closed). Have a discussion with your child about these endings and words that you can change to use them.
What a fun week it will be!
Fondly,
Angie Wise

Wise Owls Newsletter Feb. 6, 2018

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Wise Owls Newsletter
Feb. 6, 2018

Dear Parents-
This Friday, Feb. 9th we have our field trip to the Rice Rock Museum. This is a fun way to celebrate the learning of rocks and minerals that we did in January! Buses will depart at 8:00 AM and we will return around 12:00. Please make sure your child arrives on time, as we are leaving at 8 AM sharp. Please pack your child a lunch and snack, as we will NOT be eating in the cafeteria.

Our reading in January had a strong focus on non-fiction texts. We are continuing our non-fiction reading through the month of February. We are learning about non-fiction text features, learning new keywords and vocabulary, and practicing “expert” talk on non-fiction topics. 2nd graders are selecting their own animal to study and learning about the different ecosystems.

Our non-fiction writing unit is all about the animals we select to study. Students will learn how to write an introduction, describe their animal, the foods it eats, their behaviors and their ecosystem. We will learn how to add specific text features in our writing (glossary, diagrams).

Second grade is working on solving 2-step story problems, reading and writing 3-digit numbers, developing efficient strategies for adding 2-digit numbers, and adding and subtracting tens and ones to/from a 2 or 3-digit number. Second graders are also learning about digital and analog clocks and how to tell time to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour.

Our Valentine Breakfast is at 8:00 AM on Feb. 14th. We are going to do it differently this year and host it as a second grade team in the MPR. Each class will have their own food, tables, and volunteers toasting the waffles. Guests, you will sit with your second grader and they will serve you at the appropriate time! It will last about an hour. I believe I have contacted most of you about what you are donating. If you have not gotten an email from me personally can you please email me? Thank you!

Reminder:
Wednesday 2/7-Early Release
Wednesday 2/14-Valentine Breakfast at 8 AM
Thursday 2/15-100th day of school
Monday 2/19-No School-President’s Day
Have a great week! Let me know if you have any questions.

Fondly,
Angie Wise