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February 15, 2018
 
What a fun week it has been in 2nd grade! We started the week off watching Ms. Norton and Ms. Miller face off in a bike race and loved rooting for them both. Yesterday we enjoyed a fun-filled Valentine’s Day with our classroom parties! We ended the week with a virtual field trip with park rangers to learn about Mount Rainiers’ many habitats.

Curriculum Updates
Literacy
This week we finished Chapter 9 in Shurley Grammar. The students practiced the jingles about pronouns and subject pronouns. We also practiced more with subject-verb agreement. The students are learning how to pick the correct verb form for singular and plural subjects. In reading, we continued to practice using our comprehension strategies as we read a variety of informative, narrative, and informative-narrative texts.

History
Our students must be very tired from traveling all over the US!! We have visited the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Bald Eagle in Alaska, and the Washington Monument in Washington DC. Ask your child what their favorite destination has been so far!

Science
This week in science we learned about the 6th habitat in our unit- the ocean. We also introduced our habitat project where students will work with a group to build one of the six habitats. Students came home with a paper on Tuesday that included some items their group would like to use to create their habitat. If possible, please send these items to school with your child by Tuesday, February 20th.

Reminders
PTO SPRING MIXER
Be sure to put March 9th on your calendar for the first annual Lincoln Meadows Spring Mixer! This event will be hosted at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker. It will be a fun night of mingling, music, a silent auction, and more. This is a great opportunity to support American Academy Lincoln Meadows! Most of the second grade teachers plan to be there, and we would love to see you too.

We will have a few items up for bid including our classroom baskets, a special activity with the second grade teachers, and painted piggy banks created by the LM teachers and staff.

Toys at School
We ask that you please make sure students are keeping toys at home. We have noticed an increase in toys and Pokémon cards being brought to school, and they are causing unnecessary distractions in class.

Winter Wear
Please remember that Colorado has temperamental weather. As winter comes into full swing, please have your student dress appropriately – the more layers the better. Your student will be going outside if the air temperature is at least 20oF. If your student wears snow boots, please make sure you send them with dress code approved shoes as well. Please also make sure you label everything!

Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Coats, Oh My
We do our best each day to have our students keep track of their sweatshirts/jackets, but our students are continuing to take on personal responsibility for this task. As a result many sweatshirts and hoodies have gone missing. Please make sure that you put your child’s name on their jackets, clothing items, and water bottles. This way we can return missing items to the correct children. We also ask that all families look at jackets and sweatshirts coming home and verify that they have the correct child’s name on them.

American Academy Lincoln Meadows Yearbook
Order your first ever American Academy Lincoln Meadows yearbook today! It is $17.50 to order a softcover book and $27.50 for a hardcover book. Do not wait to order your book, as the price will go up as the end of the school year approaches! Order your yearbook now!

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

Mrs. Canino- mcanino@aak8.org
Mrs. Ferree- kferree@aak8.org
Ms. Miller- mmiller@aak8.org
Ms. Newell- anewell@aak8.org
Ms. Fliegel- jfliegel@aak8.org
 
Sincerely,
LM Second Grade Team