September 23, 2016

SUPER GAMES is on WEDNESDAY- September 28th


We participate with collaborative learning daily. We discuss practices of Marvelous Mathematicians and our thinking strategies. This week we have been discussing concepts: Time, Place Value, Skip Counting, Fact Practice, and Story Problems.

Reading/ Writing Workshop

Students completed a “write off” activity from Mo Willems giving evidence of the common conventions: Capital Letters, Punctuation, and Neatness.

Students were very excited to use all the “sentence stoppers” in Pigeon’s speech bubbles.

As children read they are becoming aware of our valuable time to stay on task during workshop. Engagement is at a top priority. Students had an activity relating to the setting of a story using pictures and words as evidence.

Your child’s Reading Log is due EVERY Wednesday! Please make sure the minutes are added up and the log is signed. Your child should read 120 140 minutes each week.

Social Studies/ Science

During lessons this week we discussed Nonfiction Text Features with our Scholastic News Magazine. We also have been making weather observations. We will be celebrating the completion of the introduction / review of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids with Super Games.

STAR Binders

Your child’s STAR Binder MUST come to school every day. This folder is a way for us to communicate your child’s learning, thinking, and accomplishments.

On Friday, September 30th, second graders will be celebrating Johnny Appleseed’s birthday! J Please send one apple to school with your child on Friday. Any Variety- We will be doing special collaborating activities.

All children at Thomas Elementary will be included in a positive environment where they learn and succeed every day. I take great pride in being a small part of your child’s total educational experience. Ms. Power J

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