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Week 11–Happy Halloween from Second Grade

October 26, 2019 by Anne Bloomfield

October 28, 2019

Dear Parents,

Here we are in week 11 and the last week of October. This year is flying by. It is sure to be an exciting week with Halloween on Thursday!!

It’s going to be a chilly week, your child will need a sweatshirt or jacket. Also be sure that their outwear is labeled clearly with a name. The lost and found table is very full!

Oasis Academy will be hosting a Book Fair November 4th-7th. The second grade classes will be going as a class on Tuesday, November 5th in the afternoon.

Math
Students worked with fractions this week. Students learned that fractions are equal shares of a whole. During the week students spent time partitioning wholes into halves, thirds, and quarters. They also used unifix cubes to model fractions. Our work with fractions will continue next week.
Language
Our work with adjectives finished up last week. Students completed a “mini” project on their Chrome Books. Each student selected a picture and created an “Adjective Pyramid” describing their picture. This was a great activity to not only learn about adjectives but to also learn more about our Chrome Books. Through this activity students needed to create a document, insert an image, explore font style, size, and color, and learn to share their document. Student “Adjective Pyramids” are proudly hanging in our hallway.
With our work with adjectives completed, we will be moving on to adverbs. Adverbs describe verbs. They tell how, when, or where action (verbs) happen.
Writing
The writers in 2nd grade are working on narratives. Students are using the monster characters that they created a couple of weeks ago and used in a story summary last week to create a narrative. We discussed that narratives have a beginning that introduces characters and setting, a middle that has a problem, and an end that solves the problem. Throughout our narratives students will be working on adding feelings and strong actions.
Projects
Second grade Scientists have been testing salt, cornstarch, baking soda, and sand. Through their testing they are learning about some of the properties of these solids. This week, students will take their knowledge and use it to determine which of these solids are in a mixture.

HALLOWEEN PARTY
Our Halloween Party will be on Thursday, October 31st. It will take place at 2:45 pm in the 2nd grade classrooms. Remember students are allowed to wear their costumes on Thursday!! Also 2nd Graders will not have math or reading homework on Halloween!

Updated Information!!

The Oasis Academy Student Council will be running a Costume Contest on Thursday, October 31st.  Each class will select one student to represent their class.  The class representative will be judged for the Grand Champion of their grade band.  The grade bands will be K-4th, 5th-8th, and High School.  Winners will be announced in the afternoon.

Wishing all of our 2nd grade families a safe, fun-filled Halloween!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Bloomfield, Miss Garcia, and Mrs. Wiessmer