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

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