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Friday, January 17, 2020

 

Dear Second Grade Parents,

 

We had a busy week full of fun learning experiences. Students enjoyed becoming engineers in science and writing letters to their favorite teachers in literacy. This is such a fun time of year when so many amazing connections and “a-ha” moments occur for our students.

 

We are looking forward to our Winter Conferences next week. These conferences will be held with your child’s math teacher. Earlier this week, we each sent out our sign up to our math families. If you did not receive the sign-up, please reach out to your child’s math teacher. We really appreciate you taking the time to come in and meet with us.

 

Specials- January 21-24

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

Duran- Music

Hillard- Tech

Riker- Art

 

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, we wrapped up Chapter 4 with a review and the chapter test. Students worked hard on all of the explaining questions on this test. Later in the week, some classes started Chapter 5- Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers.

            Key Vocabulary-

            Difference- Answer to a subtraction problem

            Regroup- Trading 10 ones for 1 ten, trading 1 ten for 10 ones

            Minus sign- a symbol used in a subtraction problem

 

In Chapter 5, students will learn how to solve 2-digit subtraction problems using different strategies. Next week, we will learn how to break apart a number to help us subtract.

 

LITERACY

This week in literacy, we learned the parts of a friendly letter and practiced writing several letters.  Along with writing the letter, we read a few fun books that show how to write a letter such as: The Jolly Postman, Dear Mr. Blueberry and Click Clack Moo. In reading, the students focused on finding the main idea and key details of a book.

 

Next week, we will learn more about contractions including how to form them and how to break them apart. We will also work on identifying the main idea and details of a book as well as sequencing the events in a story.

 

SCIENCE

This week in science, students had a blast completing three mystery science experiments. We learned why there is sand on a beach, how a canyon is formed, and how to prevent a landslide. Students became engineers and came up with designs for preventing landslides from happening. Students loved getting to try out their designs and then modifying them for a second trial. We also reviewed erosion and all of the major landforms. Ask your child what types of things can be used to prevent landslides on hills and mountains.

 

Next week, we will continue our Earth Systems Unit with several fun activities and experiments. Students will learn how volcanoes, earthquakes, trenches, and mountains form.

 

Character Trait of the Month

January – Courage

 

Upcoming Field Trips

We have a field trip coming up next month on Monday, 2/10. We will be going to the CU South Denver Wildlife Museum in Parker. Please visit the school store to register your child for this fun trip- American Academy School Store.

For the field trip, your child will need to bring a nut-free sack lunch and a disposable water bottle. Both the lunch and water bottle need to be LABELED with the students first and last name. We are all set for chaperones for this field trip.

 

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                                                                                                    

January 20

No School- MLK Jr. Day

January 22-23

Winter Conferences- Math

January 24

Spirit Day

January 31

Dress of Choice

February 7

Spirit Day

February 10

Field Trip- CU South Denver Wildlife Museum

February 13

Valentine’s Day Party

February 14-17

No School- Presidents’ Day Weekend


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