Friday, April 28, 2017

Weekend News 4-28-17

Happy Weekend!

I hope you've all had a nice week. We had a fun TEAM celebration on Wednesday with our 4th grade buddies. We will enjoy our final TEAM celebration on May 26th with Field Day. You can sign up to help with Field Day here.

Principal's Day is on Monday and we are going to celebrate Mrs. Allen in style. Send your child to school dressed as a super hero. 

Join the Wealthy staff in nominating our amazing secretary Deanna Allchin for Support Staff  Employee of the Year.  Click on the below link and MAKE A COPY of the document. Send to me and I will turn them in to the administration building for you! Forms are due by May 19th!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N9qPVJfRjpjPZdmsqs2kjDDUpFNhJ5pqOystCju8yBk/edit?usp=sharing

If your family is interested in running for a good cause, check out the Karner Blue Butterfly Family Fun Run (link below). The organizers are interested in involving school children and their families to promote a great cause. Check out the link below for more information:
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Walker/KarnerBlueButterflyRun 
Free kids fun run with code RUNFORSCHOOLS at checkout.

If your second grader is missing layers, the Lost and Found is overflowing with cold weather items that have been shed on the playground. Check it out!


This week in second grade:

In reading we became experts on series books. We paid attention to the authors craft and noticed the precise words they use.

In writing we wrote different types of poetry. Ask your child to tell you about his/her favorite things poem. 

In math we explored and sorted geometric shapes. We will be moving on to fractions soon!

In science we learned about landforms on the surface of Earth. We also read about explorer John Wesley Powell.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Weekend News 4-21-17

Happy Weekend!
I hope you've all had a great week! It is so nice that spring is finally here, hopefully you have time to enjoy the outdoors this weekend.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Wizard Walk/ Family Fun Night- May 11th
Clark Home Mothers Day Visit- May 12th
Clark Home Performance- May 16th 
Field Day- May 26th 
Memorial Day (no school)- May 29th
2nd Grade Picnic- June 14th

This week in second grade:

In reading we became experts on series books. Ask your child which series he/she is reading in class.

In writing we learned about different types of poetry. Ask your child to tell you their favorite type!

In math we completed our unit on graphing. Thank you for the help with filling out our surveys. Look for the test to come home today.

In social studies we talked about ways we can take care of our environment.







Friday, April 14, 2017

Weekend News 4-14-17

Hello Second Grade Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break. It has been an exciting week in room 201. Tuesday was the best day ever when the kids gave me a surprise BEATLES birthday party! Wow. Thank you to everyone involved in planning this special event.  




We had a great field trip to the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Thursday. We could have stayed all day! Ask your child to tell you something they learned about the history of GR.






If you are planning on submitting a Scholastic book order for April, please sent it in by Wednesday. Don't forget to use your free book coupon! If you spend $5, you get a free $5 book pick! Let me know if you lost your coupon and I can send you another one.

If you have a moment, please complete the survey below (click the link) that our class created. Each student asked a question and gave four options. We asked our classmates and graphed the results in the classroom. We'd love to see our surveys reach a little farther. Feel free to share the survey with family members or even on social media.  We look forward to analyzing our results on Monday!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLsJvwVOr-KRrDiw8bm-Zz7qkmULvLWo5RDAOvACuAhm-VJQ/viewform?usp=sf_link