Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Week 28

Welcome to week twenty-eight! This week’s theme is: American History Week\


In music class the first and second grade students have been practicing to perform a special musical called “Getting Down with Mama Goose.” The first and second graders will perform this program, together, on March 28th at 8:45 a.m.  Parents are invited to come to our school that day to watch their students perform.  Some of the second grade students will have speaking parts.  If your student has a speaking part you will receive a separate email. 

Our class book has been submitted to Studentreasures publishing company to get published!  I can no longer accept parent orders for the book.  However, Studentreasures will open up an additional ordering period after the first round of books are published and sent to our class.

Only one more weeks left in our Box Top Contest!  Keep sending in Box Tops to help second grade win our school contest!  The grade with the most box tops per-capita on March 8th gets a "Uniform Free Day."

We started a new spelling program this week.  We will have an assigned list of words that students will focus on spelling each week.  Please see the spelling section of our blog post to see the list of words we will be learning this week.  

The second graders have been working hard to earn "class points."  Last week they  made it to 60 class points which means that we have earned a class party.  The second graders voted to have extra recess for their class party.  We will be having this extra recess on Friday.  They are already on the way to earning our next class party.  Great job second graders!

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

Art: Students will continue working on their student directed art projects using mediums such as collage, pastels, paper construction, and water color. Both classes have earned a special clay day for cleaning up quickly. 

ASL:  No ASL this week, we will focus on Spanish.

Dance:  Students will continue studying the different types of movement. 

Health: Learning about our teeth.  

Math: This week we will be studying different types of subtraction word problems.

Music: In music we will be rehearsing for “Getting Down With Mama Goose”

PE: Various games in the gym

Reading: In reading we will be having guided reading with our leveled books, phonics lessons and fluency practice.

Science: Students will finish their study of electricity and begin their study of rocks.

Social Studies: Students will study regions.

Spanish: Students will finish studying the Spanish vocabulary for animals.


·                     Handwriting: This week will be learning the penmanship of cursive “e"
·                     Composition: This week we will finish up a persuasive letter about something that we would like to change about our school that we started last week.  We will also write a movie or book review to persuade our classmates to read or watch our favorite things.

·        Spelling: We are starting a new spelling program this week!  Students will have an assigned list of words that we will be tested on each Friday.  The list of words we are learning this week focuses on the short “a” sounds.  I have copied the spelling list for this week below.
1.      brag
2.     flag
3.     crab
4.     lab
5.     than
6.     plan
7.     exam
8.     splat
9.     that
10.                        flap
11.                        wrap
12.                        chat
13.                         because
14.                        problem
15.                         friend

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