|Mrs. Mills' Class||
2nd grade musical is coming!
Dress Rehearsal: March 1st 8:00
**come to school in your costume
Performance Day: March 2nd 8:00
**come to school in your costume
Take some time to look at Ms. Jones' website for more information.... and to practice the songs!!
Dear Parents, Feb. 23, 2017
Happy Wednesday! hope you all had a great long weekend and enjoyed some good weather. This week has been beautiful and looks like it's going to continue....makes for a great recess and fitness period!
In Language Arts this week we will wrap up Peggy Parish as our author study. The students have picked an idiom and are having fun illustrating the literal meanings. Look for these at Open House! We will read the story Looking at Lincoln, a book about our 16th president. Over the next 2 weeks we will discuss: author's point of view, write a summary, the lesson of a story, a compare and contrast two different narratives using the story. We will also discuss other important presidents too in coordination with President's Day. We started a new class novel, MTH Midnight on the Moon which coordinates nicely with our science unit as well.
In math we have finished time and have moved onto measurement. PLEASE continue to help your child practice telling time at home. We will work on inches and feet this week and then move on to metric next week. Feel free to bust out that ruler at home!
In science we are researching the moon and will be doing a research project on the moon on our ipads in Pages. Keep an eye out for that at Open House too!!
I have updated the dates to the right to reflect all the upcoming events here at BPE. LOTS GOING ON THIS TIME OF YEAR!!
That's all for now, thanks!
February is here...but you wouldn't know it by the weather! Wow, was it humid and muggy today! Unfortunately we stayed in for recess today, but I'm hoping it will dry out and be nice the rest of the week. In LA this week we will be reading the book Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch. Each day we will read the book and do a comprehension activity with the story. The students will be learning about point of view, making inferences, as well as some new vocabulary. We will also do a writing activity at the end of the week. Look for it to be hanging up at Open House. Tuesday we'll move on to our next author in our yearly study, Peggy Parish. This week the students will be choosing various Amelia Bedelia books to read for HW. At the end of the week we will learn about idioms and start a fun project with those. Please read with your students, and have fun with Amelia!! She is hilarious!
In math we will move on to learning about TIME this week with Topic 14. Today I gave a short pre-assessment which will help me decide math groups for the week. Students in 2nd grade should know time to the hour, half-hour and minute. I know we all have digital clocks these days, so this skill is always difficult. Please talk with your student each night and review what we're learning in class, and I highly recommend doing the extra math pages T-TH. Maybe even point out the analog clocks at home!
We are moving fast up here... this time of year is always busy and full. Please don't hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns.
Dear Parents, Jan. 30, 2017
WOW!!! What a great Science Day last Friday! I'm sure you heard all about it. And what a beautiful weekend. I hope you all are getting a chance to get outside and enjoy this wonderful weather. Don't be surprised if you hear of us reading outside for DER time. But remember, it's cold on the way to school and hot on the way home. So as kiddos take off coats and jackets throughout the day and set them down, please make sure they are labeled so we can find them again.
This is a busy time up here at school, so please check my weekly emails as well as this weebly page. (YEA to those of you reading this now!) I post all important announcements and classroom happenings on this page.
Save the Dates:
Feb. 14th Valentine's Party at 11:45
March 2nd- 2nd grade musical performance, Wing It!
March 3rd- Open House at 7:30
This week we will be finishing up with Shel Silverstein and writing our own limmerick poems. We will also be reading Alexander Who Used to Rich Last Sunday as a class this week, and will incorporate some math skills into LA. Next week we move onto The Moon book which will tie in nicely with science. This week we will wrap up clouds and create a trifold which explains the water cycle. Be looking for all of these fun projects to be on display at Open House! Thanks!!
SCIENCE DAY WAS GREAT!!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED OUT!
For those of you who are interested, you can follow our 2nd grade class on Instagram this year!! The account is private account so only those that I allow to "follow" it will have access to the pictures. . Search for mrs._mills on your Instagram and request to follow us today!!
7:55-10:00 Language Arts
9:35 Snack/Read Aloud
A Day: art--Smith
B Day: music--Hatch
C Day: pe-- Pate
Library: Monday 8:30-9:00
Phone: 512-732-9200 Ext. 26417
Conference Time: M/TH/F 12:45-1:20
Feb. 2- Groundhog Day
Feb. 6- Library Day
Feb. 13- Library Day
Feb. 14- Valentine's Day,
No HW night!
Feb. 20- No School
Feb. 23- Bingo Night! NO HW!
Feb. 27- Library Day
Feb. 28- Early Release
March 1 - Dress Rehearsal
March 2- Performance Day!!
March 3- Open House
March 9- Kite Day
March 10- Spring Break!