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Week 14 in Second Grade

November 16, 2019 by Anne Bloomfield

November 18, 2019

Dear Parents,

Wow, last week was soooo busy! Between the Monday Veterans Day holiday, beginning of the 2nd Trimester, and Parent/Teacher Conferences it was a fun but busy week. It was so wonderful to have some time at conferences to discuss your child’s academic and social progress. We appreciate you taking the time to come to conferences. Both Miss Garcia and I have a few more conferences this week, but we are proud to say we will have met with 100% of our families!!

Math
Last week in math we continued our work with shapes. Students have been stretching their spatial reasoning by composing shapes. This week students will work on decomposing shapes, patterns, and angles. By the end of the week 2nd graders will assess on this standard.
Writing
Student writers are putting together a “Thankful Book” this week. They have listed what they are thankful for in 4 categories which include Home, School, Outside, and Talents. The students were very reflective on what they are grateful for and we are excited to see how these books will turn out. Students will be bringing them home on Thursday so that they can share them with their family.  A special thanks goes out to Mrs. Moffitt for being so thorough in assembling the “book kits” for each 2nd grade student!!
Language
Our work in language last week was all about collective nouns. Students learned that nouns that name a group are called collective nouns. As we learn more collective nouns, students will be creating a slide for a class collective noun slide show. Each slide will have a sentence that includes the definition of the their collective noun, the collective noun used in a sentence, and a picture.
Example
The collective noun for butterflies is flight.
A flight of butterflies hovered over the flower garden.
Projects
Students learned about reversible and irreversible changes as we learned able the process by which crayons are made. Crayons are such a common item, but there were a lot of “ah ha” moments as students experienced how crayons are made through a book, video, and a demonstration. We learned that there are many steps that go into such a simple item.

Pajama Drive
The Student Council Pajama Drive is in full swing and will continue through December 6th!! The pajamas donated must be new with tags still attached. All donated pajamas stay in Churchill County. Please consider donating pajamas!

Wishing all our Bighorns a happy, safe vacation and a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!!

Gratefully yours,
Anne Bloomfield
and
Shannon Garcia