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Week 12 in Second Grade

November 2, 2019 by Anne Bloomfield

November 4, 2019

Dear Parents,

Between Halloween and an unplanned day off due to the power outage, last week was rather strange.
Welcome to the last week of the first trimester. This week will be a busy one as we will be assessing many skills worked on in the first trimester!

Since the first trimester will be ending this week, Parent Conferences will be coming up. The official date for conferences will be Friday, November 15th. If you are unable to conference on November 15th, please let me know so that a conference time can be set up for the following week. You should received a Sign Up Genius notification last Friday.

Important Reminders
The Book Fair is happening this week. Both 2nd grade classes will be going on Tuesday afternoon. Family Night at the Book Fair will Thursday, November 7th from 6:30-8:30 pm.

This week will be a long weekend due to Veteran’s Day which will be observed on Monday, November 11th.

Math
Last week students continued working with fractions. Students are focusing on reading, writing, and identifying fractions. Students are also using fraction pieces to compare and order unit fractions. We will finish up our work on fractions this week and assess on fractions on Wednesday.
Language
This week we will continue our work with adverbs. This part of speech can be a little tricky. Adverbs describe verbs. They tell how, when, or where an action happens.
The dog walked quickly to the house. (how)
Tomorrow, I will go to the store. (when)
The young boy skipped downstairs. (where)
Writing
The second graders will finish their narratives this week. With the school cancellation on Tuesday due to the power outage we are a little behind. Students will be finishing up their rough drafts and working on revising and editing. The finished products will be completed this week.
Projects
Students will continue working on the matter project. We will work on identifying the substances within a mixture based on testing. Students will then explore the properties of crayons and explore how they can be changed by breaking, melting, and cooling. Student scientists will also begin working on a their matter slideshow with a partner.

It’s going to be a great week!!

Sincerely,
Anne Bloomfield and Shannon Garcia