It was great to see you all at conferences last week. Every child in my class was represented by a parent. Way to go! Thanks also to those dads who signed up to be Watch DOGS. If you are looking for more information about the program, click here or contact the Jeffers office.
Probably the biggest event from this week was our Reading Exchange day which took place on Wednesday. This happens every year during March is Reading Month. Students are split up and sent to 3 other classrooms where each teacher reads one of their favorite books to the kids. It is always a fun afternoon of reading and the kids always come back with new books and authors to add to their lists.
Monday will be the last day you will receive a phone call with an Enormous Egg question. We do hope you enjoyed the book! On Wednesday of next week we will be watching a play about The Enormous Egg!
We will finally be finishing up unit 4 in math this coming week. It is a long one (23 lessons!). That means there will be a unit test happening on Tuesday. Perfect timing considering our spring break the following week. We will also wrap up our non-fiction reading unit next week. Also ending next week will be what we currently see as the Jeffers playground area. Over spring break, the construction company will be moving in many trucks and trailers in preparation for the new building. As a celebration, we are having an ALL SCHOOL RECESS on April 2!
Here were some of our learning goals for the week:
I am looking forward to talking with all of you next week at your scheduled parent-teacher conference appointment. Please double check your times and let me know if you have a conflict ASAP. It is essential to your child's academic growth that we work as a team and conference time is the ideal time for that to happen.
Book fair is next week which means two things. First, your child gets to keep their current library books an extra week. Second, our class will shop the book fair Wednesday morning. If you would like your child to be able to make a purchase, please send him or her with money on Wednesday. Our generous JPO has even offered to pay all sales tax this time. so you can get more for the money! Thanks JPO!
Here are some of the learning targets we work towards this week:
March is reading month and we are in the midst of The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth! I hope you have all been getting your evening phone calls. Maybe one of them will be made by yours truly very soon. Oooh, the anticipation.........!
This coming Thursday and Friday are half days of school for students so teachers can prepare report cards and other items for spring conferences. Please by sure you have arrangements for your child to be dismissed at 11:50 on March 12th and 13th.
Also, please double check your scheduled parent-teacher conference time. Let me know if you are unable to come on your assigned date/time and other arrangements will be made. Every student must have a parent represent them for parent-teacher conferences.
Here were some of our learning goals from the week:
Second Grade Art News
Second Graders are learning about nonobjective art and discovering the importance of having some basic measurement and chemistry skills when sculpting. They are studying Henry Moore and Frank Stella for inspiration. Second Graders are learning how useful a material like plaster is to an artist, because it begins as a liquid that takes the shape of its container, but a chemical reaction allows it to turn into a solid and hold its form.
Students are exploring the importance of making sure sculptures are interesting from all sides, and the challenges that come with painting patterns on three dimensional forms.