I hope that you had a wonderful Spring Break. From the class sharing, it sounds like many of you had a very busy break!! We are counting down to the last two months of the school year.
Upcoming Important Dates
April 30th - Music Field Trip to Kenwood School (information to come)
May 15th - Family Fitness Night (5:30p-7:00p)
May 17th - Progress Reports
May 27th - No School - Memorial Day
June 7th - School Picnic (9:00a-2:00p)
June 14th - Award Ceremony
June 20th - Last Day of School!
**Field Day TBA
You are invited to come see our writing museum this week. Our writing museum will be on Thursday, April 25th from 10:15-11:15 in the morning and 1:30-2:30 in the afternoon. We will be featuring the students' hard work on their planets informational books. No worries if you're not able to make it, the students will be sent home with their finished products :).
Peek into our Classroom
As we enter in the beginning of the last quarter, we will be learning the last few 2nd grade things and starting on some 3rd grade curriculum. You may have noticed in the week before Spring break, students were learning the beginnings of multiplication. We will be continuing that with the foundations of multiplication and learning the different strategies of solving multiplication problems. The five strategies that we've covered and will be continuing to use are skip counting (click here for the math chants that we practice), arrays, repeated addition, number line, and equal groups. This week we will be covering the commutative property of multiplication, division as sharing, and division as repeated subtraction. In writing we have begun our opinion writing unit. Today we learned how to brainstorm our ideas/reasons to make a strong opinion using a graphic organizer as a tool. We will continue to build these out on how to make our brainstorm ideas into an opinion writing piece. In reading, we are learning about author's purpose (to persuade, inform, or entertain) and have been looking at different examples of texts to identify what is the author's purpose and how we know. We will then take this and look into the author's craft of the text's structure to solidify our answer of what the purpose is. We have completed our science unit last quarter and are switching back over to social studies where we will be looking at how our Earth provides resources for us now and in history. We will also be looking at how we work together as people to serve in our communities and the roles we all play.
In the week before Spring Break, we started a math project called "Array City" in class. Students were able to make different buildings with the windows as arrays. They then took each building and wrote the multiplication and addition equations that coincided with the array. Here is a couple of pictures of their amazing projects (picture one, picture two)If you're ever in the 2nd floor of Lenart, you'll see their awesome array cities hung up.
Music Field Trip
Students were sent home with a music field trip form for April 30th yesterday. The field trip is to Kenwood Academy and is $7 for the bus. If you have any questions about the field trip, please contact Mr. Coulter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have your child turn in the permission slip and money by Friday, April 26th. Chaperones will be notified if they have been selected by Friday via email.
Have a wonderful week! :)