Heidi Lehman

Dear Families,
We certainly have had some extremes in weather this month!  We've compared the high and low temperatures between just a few days and been amazed.  This has been a great opportunity for graphing and finding the difference-  always looking for real world math connections!
Geometry is our math topic.  We will look at attributes of 2D and 3D shapes as well as partitioning shapes.  We will continue to build fluency with two digit addition and subtraction strategies and word problems.  We loved reading fables and are moving to fairy tales next.  We will compare versions from different cultures.  In second grade we spend a lot of time working with vowel teams in word study.  We are currently exploring the "bossy r" patterns of ar, or, er, ir, and ur.  
Starting this week we will focus on Health topics.  The five second grade teachers will each teach a topic to all five classes.  It's fun for the kids and teachers to have a little change of pace! 
I hope you are enjoying the Friday letters from your child and updates on Homeroom and feel connected to what is happening in our classroom.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I appreciate your support in making this a successful year full of learning and fun!
Heidi Lehman
Home Activities     
Friday Journal-  write back to your child & return on Monday
Family Math Game- return yellow folder by Thursday  
Reading daily- nothing to return; just set a routine for enjoying reading and  
     building stamina; 15-30 minutes a day is my recommendation
February 14:  Valentine's Party 
February 18: President's Day- no school
February 19:  Teacher PD/work day- no school
February 21 & 28:  Conferences


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