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Here comes the 3rd Trimester!!

March 10, 2019 by Anne Bloomfield

March 11, 2019

Dear Bighorn Parents,

Last Thursday marked the end of the 2nd Trimester!! With the end of the Trimester comes 2nd Trimester Parent/Teacher Conferences, the primary day for conferences is Friday, April 12th. Since the time between the end of the 2nd Trimester and our Parent/Teacher Conference Day is several weeks, reports cards will be printed on March 18th and sent home that same week.

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned in the blog that some 2nd graders were forgetting or not sure how to tie their shoelaces. Being able to tie their shoes is an important skill for independence and safety.  Below is a easy and short video on tying shoelaces.

Second graders will be finishing up 2 of our biggest standards this week, adding and subtracting within 100 and adding and subtracting within 1,000. Students will be ready to assess on addition on Tuesday and subtraction Wednesday. Students will have the chance to use either the branching method or the partial sum/difference method.
Students will finish out the week revisiting the skill of graphing with a group graph project.

We have finished up expanding, combing, and rearranging sentences and will assess on Monday. We will go on to working with commas. We will review the 1st grade standards of using commas in a date and to separate 3 or more items on a list. Students will also be introduced to the 2nd grade standards of using commas in the greeting and closing of letters. Part of our work with commas will be in the area of writing.

Second Grade has A LOT going on with writing. Students are finishing up their narratives. This week students will be using writing to meet one of our Language Standards (L.2.2b Use commas in the greetings and closings of letters). Students will be writing letters to leprechauns.

Spring is almost here! The clocks have been set forward! Lacrosse, baseball, and softball are in full swing! It is getting into the busy time of year! Remember to make time for reading and math homework. It can be tricky with so much going on but it is important to make time even when schedules are full!

Wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Anne Bloomfield and Shannon Garcia