Archive for May 2016

Welcome to June Folks!!!

These next few weeks are very exciting. Students will enjoy many festivities, but we also have serious work to do in preparation for the transition to third grade.

Friday 10th 3rd grade play
June 4 & 5 Hyde Park Art Fair
June 21 School Picnic

Students in second grade have been learning so much about other countries from parent presentations.  They have been given world maps.  They are expected to study these maps at home they are required to be able to correctly identify the 7 continents, the country they live in and the continent it is on and tell the difference between a continent, a country, a state and a city/town. We have and continue to review this in class each day.

For home assignments please look for math worksheets, map study sheets and book reports.  Students should maintain their homework habits until the last week.

Insects projects will be accepted Monday through Friday.  After Friday no reports will be accepted.

The writing Application assignments are finished for the year.  Be sure to turn in any missing assignments by Friday.

Our upcoming filed trip is open to as many parents as would like to participate.  Note that each class will attend on a different day.  Please refer to the trip slip for the date of your child’s scheduled time.  Let us know if you plan to chaperone.  Note chaperones are asked to turn of cell phones and focus on students for the full duration of the trip.

Any other parents interested in sharing a special place on the globe should let us know ASAP.  We seek only a brief presentation to let us learn some culturally significant tidbits.

  • Asian Heritage Assembly: Friday, May 27th
  • 57th Street Arts Fair: Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5
  • Picnic: Tuesday, June 21

Please contribute snack.

This week will be our last writing application assignment.

Home Assignments:

  • Read daily 15 minute minimum 7 days (track on the contract due Mon)
  • Math Home link (make it more challenging for your child as needed)
  • Word study: daily practice sight words for improved reading fluency (5 days)

Sight words: almost, dear, door, from, money, pushed, remember, sometimes, together, years

Just 5 weeks left to the school year.

Our upcoming filed trip is open to as many parents as would like to participate.  Note that each class will attend on a different day.  Please refer to the trip slip for the date of your child’s scheduled time.  Let us know if you plan to chaperone.  Note chaperones are asked to turn of cell phones and focus on students for the full duration of the trip.

Research projects due between May 23rd to the 27th.  Late projects will NOT be accepted.  If you have questions please be sure to ask prior to the dates mentioned.

We invite parents to consider presenting a brief 10 talk about a special place on the globe.  We have already heard a bit about Italy and we will hear about China and Germany this week. Let us know asap if you would like to present

  • PTA Events:
  • Walk-a-Thon: Friday, May 20th
  • Asian Heritage Assembly: Friday, May 27th
  • 57th Street Arts Fair: Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5
  • Picnic: Tuesday, June 21

Please contribute snack.

This week will be our last writing application assignment.

Home Assignments:

  • Read daily 15 minute minimum 7 days (track on the contract due Mon)
  • Math Home link (make it more challenging for your child as needed)
  • Word study: daily practice sight words for improved reading fluency (5 days)
  • Writing Application: Mon plan, Tues draft, Wed revise, Thurs edit, Fri submit

Writing Application Choices:

Choice #1: Letter to a teacher
Write a letter of introduction to your third grade teacher.

Choice #2: Letter to your teacher
Write a letter to your current teacher.

Sight words: eight, near, once, paper, seven, upon, wash, who, woman, your

Folks, Be aware that students have been assigned a research project due between May 23rd to the 27th.  Late projects will NOT be accepted.  If you have questions please be sure to ask prior to the dates mentioned.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • We invite parents to consider presenting a brief 10 talk about a special place on the globe.  We have already heard a bit about Italy and we will hear about China and Germany this week.
  • Our final field trip needs chaperons.  Check with your child’s teacher for details

PTA Events:
 Walk-a-Thon: Friday, May 20th
 Asian Heritage Assembly: Friday, May 27th
 57th Street Arts Fair: Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5
 Picnic: Tuesday, June 21

Please contribute snack.

It has come to our attention that some children are still missing many writing application assignments from the homework assignments.  Please look for a separate note regarding assignments.  If your child is behind (has turned in few assignments) please support them in getting caught up.  Otherwise expect to see a large dip in writing grades.

Home Assignments:

  • Read daily 15 minute minimum 7 days (track on the contract due Mon)
  • Math Home link (make it more challenging for your child as needed)
  • Word study: daily practice sight words for improved reading fluency (5 days)
  • Writing Application: Mon plan, Tues draft, Wed revise, Thurs edit, Fri submit

Writing Application Choices:

Choice #1: Space Talk
Write a story about what it might be like to live in space.

Choice #2: Tool Talk
Write about some tools you know how to use.

Sight words: above, enough, falling, happened, lived, loved, should, sorry, want, while

PTA Events:
 Walk-a-Thon: Friday, May 20th
 Asian Heritage Assembly: Friday, May 27th
 57th Street Arts Fair: Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5
 Picnic: Tuesday, June 21

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • We invite parents to consider presenting a brief 10 talk about a special place on the globe.  We have already heard a bit about Italy and we will hear about China and Germany this week.
  • Ms. Sheridan needs volunteers to help put year end books together.
  • Our final field trip needs chaperons.

Please contribute snack

Please provide your child with a water bottle with sport lid.

Our next 7 weeks will focus on getting ready for 3rd grade.  In science we are studying living things (insects).  In math we are doing a unit on geometry (shapes) and double digit addition and subtraction. Please be sure to be practicing at home every day.

Home Assignments:

  • Read daily 15 minute minimum 7 days (track on the contract due Mon)
  • Math Home link (make it more challenging for your child as needed)
  • Word study: daily practice sight words for improved reading fluency (5 days)
  • Writing Application: Mon plan, Tues draft, Wed revise, Thurs edit, Fri submit

Writing Application Choices:

Choice #1: A description
Write a description of a Dinosaur bone you have seen at a museum or in a book.

Choice #2: Write an essay about what you think it might be like to be a scientist.

Sight words: buy, called, even, father, maybe, outside, tomorrow, town, water, where