Archive for March 2017

This week we will end on Thursday.  Friday is a teacher furlough day.  And next week is Spring Break.
Homework assignments will end Wednesday evening, but please encourage our child to read every day.

We are so hungry for snack around 2 in the afternoon.  Please contribute something healthy we can all eat (nothing perishable due to the break)

Parents remember second graders often experience some anxiety when a long break in their routine is upon them.  Please be extra patient with your child as we lead to the week away from school.  And do your best to establish a concrete routine for over the break so your child can feel confident about what is expected.

This week we will take a close look at fiction variations (Cinderella and 3 Pigs, etc)
We will take a look how plant roots help with erosion.

Home Assignments:
Book report due Thursday
Math sheets Mon through Wednesday

Dear Parents,

We are still collecting food donations for the food drive.

We are really in need of snack contributions and pencils.

This week we will hear all of the Women’s history presentations.  Projects were due today.  If your child needs an extension this should have been arranged with your teacher in advance to avoid a ) in gradebook.

Buy your Ray School logo items before the prices go up next year!!  Shirts are $10 sweat pants $15.
Good for gym days and Warrior Wednesdays!.

This week we will continue a conversations about engineers in science.

This week students will be assigned a weekly book report/project instead of reading contracts.

We will begin unit 7 in math which is “Whole Number Operations and Measurement and Data”

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday. Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
boy, does, everyone.field, floor, found, into, their, toward, what’s

A “Writing Application

Choice 1: Creative Writing
Imagine a tree has just been stolen from the tree farm where you work.  How would you describe the tree? Write a paragraph telling the detective everything you can remember about the tree.

Choice 2: A Speech
Imagine that you are running for class president. Why should your classmates vote for you? Write a short campaign speech.

Second grade needs snack and pencil donations.
Please provide your child with a water bottle for their desk.  Please do not send frozen water bottles.  All bottles must have a sports lid.

Please consider purchasing Ray School Logo (clothes)

Please send in the trip slip with fee as soon as possible.  In order to keep our ticket reservation we must pay for the tickets now even though the show is not until the 27th.  No fees will be accepted after the 7th.

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday. Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
boy, does, everyone, field, floor, found, into, their, toward, what’s

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application:

Choice 1: A Story
Write a story beginning with the words “When Pat planted her garden, everything went wrong.  How did Pat solve the problems?

Choice 2: Compare and Contrast
Imagine a beach on a hot summer day.  Then imagine a city on the same day.  How are the two places alike?  How are they different?  What are the sights, sounds, and smells of each?Write two paragraphs comparing and contrasting them

Food Drive Food Drive Food Drive Food Drive!!

Buy your Ray School logo items before the prices go up next year!!  Shirts are $10 sweat pants $15.
Good for gym days and Warrior Wednesdays!

Women’s History project due NO LATER Then this Friday.

Please continue to send in snacks.  Thanks to those of you who have already contributed.  If you have not given a snack yet please consider picking up something next time you are shopping.

This week we will begin a conversations about engineers in science.

This is the last week for reading contracts.  After this week students will be assigned a weekly book report/project instead of reading contracts.  Turn in your last reading log next Monday.

Finishing up Unit 6 in math and beginning unit 7 which is “Whole Number Operations and Measurement and Data”

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday. Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
across, behind, house, how, move, nothing, one, took, voice

A “Writing Application” COMPLETE RESEARCH FOR WOMEN”S HISTORY PRESENTATION

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

PACK A LUNCH FOR THE TRIP

Please note our food drive is in full swing.  Please donate.

Please contribute snack.

Please make sure your child has proper clothes and shoes for the weather.

We continue our unit on changes to the globe, our Women’s History study, and addition and subtraction using regrouping (carrying and borrowing)

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday. Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
I’ve, begins, being, flower, ground, laugh, ready, stood, tall, very

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing ApplicationNote parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1 A Story About Me, Told by a Friend
Write a story about a time a friend helped you from the friend’s point of view.

Choice 2: PLAYmates
Do you have a best friend?  Write a play (script) about two people who are best friends.Tell about some things they do together.  Tell it through dialogue.

Very exciting happenings in and around Ray this week!!

We will attend the Shedd Aquarium next week.  We need parent chaperones to help out, as we will be trying the tour with ipads for the first time.  3 studnets will travel together with an ipad viewing the exhibits.  We would like one parent for every 2 groups.  Let us know if you can attend.

The Shedd Aqaurium is hosting overnight experiences and April 7th there are a few openings still available.  Check out their website for details on how to sign up.

The Women’s History project due at the end of the month is an exciting time for us to celebrate the powerful women who have come before us.  If your family needs help finding resources please let us know.  As questions of us as we get closer to the deadline.

There is currently a food drive in full swing at Ray.  Please donate any non parishables.  The drive ends next week.

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday. Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
are, baby, didn’t, good, I’ll, is, please, sound, talk, too

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application:

Choice 1:Fantastic Food
Pretend you are a food in the suppermarket.  If you could talk, what would you say to make shoppers wnt to buy you?
Write a speech about yourself.  Name what food you are, and tell what makes you special.

Choice 2: Cooking for Kids
Make a cookbook for a friend.  On each page, draw a picture of something you like to eat.  Under the picture, write the directions that tell how to cook the food.  List steps in order.  Be sure to name each thing you will need to buy at the market.