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Friday, November 8, 2019

 

Dear Second Grade Parents,

 

What a giving week it has been! The 2nd grade team was so delighted by all of the items that were donated to the Rebels for a PAWS service event this week. Thank you for all of the donations and do not forget that you are able to donate your time tomorrow at our Community Service Event to help out at the dog park. For information, see the Rebels for a PAWS blurb below! 😊

 

Specials- November 11-15

Canino- Tech

Duran- Art

Hillard- Music

Riker- P.E. (be sure to send your child with tennis shoes)

 

LM Specials Updates:

Please visit the respective links below to see what your child is experiencing in specials programming!

 

LM ART

LM MUSIC

LM TECH

LM PHYS ED

 

Curriculum Updates

MATH

This week in math, the students took their growth monitoring tests in iReady and were so great at staying focused and being respectful to those testing around them. We also began Chapter 3 and the students were introduced to the different ways to add numbers and learned strategies of how to group numbers into tens to make our addition skills a bit simpler.

 

Next week, we will continue Chapter 3 and learn and practice strategies that help us with subtraction.

 

LITERACY

This week in literacy, we completed Shurley grammar Chapter 4. Students learned how to identify and classify sentences.

 

Next week, we will be working on comprehension strategies and reading various types of texts such as: narrative, informative and informative-narrative. Also, we will be diving back into our Step Up to writing curriculum and practicing our writing strategies.

 

HISTORY

In history, we wrapped up our unit on Ancient India by taking out unit test and read some great Jataka tales (stories with morals from India)!

 

SCIENCE

In science, we started our unit on matter. The students have learned about the three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Also, we investigated the properties of each and how molecules act differently in each state. Ask your student to identify some states of matter at home!

 

Next week, the students will be building models of each state of matter and doing a fun Mystery Science, focusing on the question, “Why do we wear clothes?”

 

Character Trait of the Month

November – Compassion

 

Rebels for a Paws

KP-4th grade:

Tomorrow, 11/9 from 8-10 a.m. AALM KP-4th grader and their families are invited to help us kick off our first annual AALM Family Community Service Event. This will be a dog park cleanup event at Chatfield State Park. 

To learn more about this amazing event and/or to sign up please click here.

 

Colored Pens, Dangles, Pokémon Cards, Tech Watches GALORE!

Recently, we have been noticing a lot more of little, fun, trinkets from home ending up at school. This is a friendly reminder that all of these really cool and fun things need to stay at home and not make fun trips to school to show friends. These items are becoming a distraction during the school day and although they deserve all the “Ooos” and “Ahhs”, we are asking for that to be done at home and on the weekends. However, there are a few exceptions, of course! If a student has purchased a coupon for ‘Show and Tell’ or ‘Stuffed animal during class’ coupon from the school store with their rebel bucks, obviously this is absolutely fine and encouraged! Also, for the stuffed animals, please make sure these stuffed animals are the size of your student’s arm or smaller and are able to fit in their backpacks.

We very much appreciate the support from home and encourage these opportunities only when they are approved or warranted. Please help us teachers make sure only materials and items found on our school supply list are coming to school. We kindly thank you!

 

Yearbook

Did you forget to order your child their yearbook after you went to registration in August? You are still in luck and they even have a deal for you! Please go to www.treering.com and enter the LM passcode: 1015299414941205. You can even customize 2 pages for your child! Yearbooks start at $21.75 with option to upgrade to a hardcover for an additional fee! If you’re not sure if you’ve ordered or not, you would have received a confirmation email from TreeRing! You can also email Mrs. Anderson if you don’t see your confirmation!

 

Please reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher if you have any additional questions or concerns.

 

Mrs. Canino- mcanino@aak8.org

Ms. Duran- bduran@aak8.org

Mrs. Hillard- khillard@aak8.org

Ms. Riker- ariker@aak8.org

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Canino, Ms. Duran, Mrs. Hillard, Ms. Riker

 

Upcoming Events                                                                                                    

November 9

Rebels for a PAWS Community Service Drive

November 11

Veteran’s Day (Assembly and Breakfast)

November 11

RED OUT Day

November 14

PTO Restaurant Night – Tokyo Joe’s 4-8 pm

November 15

Spirit Day

November 15

End of Trimester 1

November 22

Dress of Choice

November 25-29

Thanksgiving Break


For more event dates, please visit the Event Calendar on www.aak8.org.