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.