Your children did a great job getting back to work after April break. We are in the home stretch now, and it is hard to believe there are only 31 days of school left!
Social Studies/Flat Stanley: We have been flooded with Flat Stanley mail, and your children have been having a wonderful time learning about the United States through his travels. Thank you for sending out so many letters, and please give a big thank you to your friends and relatives for all the fascinating information and souvenirs they have sent us!
Math: We are finishing up our unit on adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers. I will be giving the test next week. Please continue to encourage your children to study their basic math facts, and don’t forget about Xtra Math! It is my hope that all my students will enter 3rd grade fluent in their addition and subtraction facts. (I noticed a little backslide after the break.)
Reading and Writing: We are currently in nonfiction reading and writing units. In reading, students are working very hard to identify the main idea and supporting details in their books. They are becoming increasingly familiar with text features (table of contents, glossary, headings, charts, diagrams…), and are using them in their own nonfiction writing.
Science: We are about to begin our final science unit, Properties of Matter. Thank you for sending in supplies to be used in the culminating project. We now have plenty of cardboard, but could still use more tape, Styrofoam, foam peanuts, and pipe cleaners. Students will be using these supplies to build a container to keep an ice-pop frozen for as long as possible.
Have a wonderful weekend!
2nd Grade Teacher
Burr District Elementary School