Monday, August 27, 2012

Week 2

The first week of school went very smoothly overall.  Students have been doing great at remembering to wear their uniforms and are learning how to switch classes quietly.

Here is a look at what we are learning this week:

Art: Students will be finishing the "Raising Responsibility" (Quail Run discipline policy) posters they started last week.
ASL: Students are working on ASL benchmark: I can use ASL to sign colors, shapes, animals, and foods.
Dance: Dance etiquette and the importance of warm ups
Health:  Students will differentiate between the facts and myths of exercise, discover the effects of exercise on the heart through an in class blood vessel experiment and demonstrate the importance of stretching and cooling down the body after exercise.
Math: Place Value
Music: Students are continuing to learn about rhythm and music genres
PE: Group games
Reading: Guided Reading, decoding strategies and summarizing
Science: The Solar System
Social Studies: Communities
Spanish: Sounds of the letters
Writing: The students will begin a unit on sentence fundamentals using a mnemonic strategy called PENSMARK, practicing penmanship of the "Frog Jump Capitals" (F,E,D,P,B,R,N,M), begin working on leveled spelling sorts and work on expressing ideas clearly when writing.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The First Week!

We are having a great first week of school! As teachers, we are loving getting to know your wonderful students! Each and every one of them brings something special to our classes.  
 The Second Graders are starting to get more comfortable with our schedule and learning how to switch classes.  This week we are focusing on learning rules, proceedures and getting to know our classmates.
If you have a facebook account, we would like to inivite you to vote for our school at the following link: .  This helps us to earn Target gift cards that the school can use for supplies.

Homework for second graders is to read for 20 minutes every night. You can record your child's reading minutes online at: .

Here is what we are learning this week:
ASL: Signs for bathroom, water, yes, no, and how to sign their initials
Spanish: The alphabet
READING: Proceedures and guided reading groups
MUSIC: Rythm sticks
MATH: Reviewing ordinal numbers and skip counting, and even and odd numbers
PE: Proceedures
SCIENCE: The planets
ART: Proceedres and intro to TAB (student directed) art

Friday, August 10, 2012

Back to School Night

Back to School Night is Wednesday August, 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We invite  you and your student to come to the school at this time to meet his/her teacher and see the classroom.