|Mrs. Mills' Class||
Dear Parents, Jan. 18, 2017
WOW! This was a short week that turned out even shorter. I hope you all enjoyed an extra day off on Tuesday! The students seemed excited to come back, and loved to play with the ice and frost left on the playground.
New year, new quarter...we have hit the ground running. Last week was great! We all were tuned in and working so nicely. I was so impressed by how smooth our transition back was. Let's keep it up. The next few weeks will fly by and it will be Spring Break and Quarter 4 before we know it!
We will continue to work on subtracting 2-digit numbers with regrouping (borrowing). It seems like we are getting the hang of it pretty well by now, with all students practicing 2-digit and some moving on to 3 and 4-digit. Next we will apply our knowledge of adding and subtracting (with regrouping) to word problems and practice writing out own.. Some of these word problems will be tricky with extra information or extra steps (2 to 3 step words problems).
In LA we are continuing to read non-fiction text, mainly about MLK Jr. We are also doing non-fiction writing about MLK Jr. Keep looking for individual books that come home to read nightly and fill out the reading log. Next week we will compare fiction and non-fiction texts using books about penguins.
This week we will finish rollers and start learning about sound in science. Nobody really thinks of sound as a form of motion, but all sound come from vibration and vibrating is a motion! This is a fun science concept to learn about.
Zach Scott Field Trip Jan. 25th
Science Day Jan. 26th
Early Dismissal Jan. 30th
HAPPY MLK Jr. DAY!
Jan. 8, 2018
Hello all and welcome back! Still hard to believe that it is 2 0 1 8!!
We will hit the ground running this week, as we have only 4 days to fit in 5 days of learning. Please encourage your student to remember their take home folder each day!
This week we will learn about MLK Jr. in correlation to the holiday this coming Monday. Towards the end of the week, the students will be writing a brief informational text displaying a few things they learned about MLK Jr. We will also be practicing making a timelines of important event. We will read about personal financial literacy and economics with 3 SS weekly magazines this week. We kick off the quarter reviewing non-fiction text features and the SS magazines go hand-in-hand with that reading skill. In math we will make the jump from regrouping with addition to subtraction. The students will be practicing that skill for the next 2 weeks. In science we will learn about rollers this week and then pitch and volume next week. These are the last 2 units on motion before we start our next 6-week long unit on the weather and sky.
Just a few reminders:
Hello All, Dec. 11, 2017
Hopefully you all got to enjoy some snow fall on Thursday night and early Friday morning! It was beautiful while it came down, just wish it stuck around a bit longer. Although, I got plenty while in MN this weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful and restful 3-day weekend as well.
Our traditions projects are well underway and are going smoothly. The students and I are loving listening to and learning about each of your traditions.
In math we have finished up adding 2-digit numbers with regrouping and have moved on to counting coins up to a dollar. The students are expected to count various coin combinations starting with the greatest value, show more than 1 way to make the same amount, compare coin collections, and write the amount using both the dollar and cents sign correctly. We will also be doing some logic and riddles with coins as well as learn to make an organized list of all the ways to make a specific amount. I am very pleased with the progress and quick pace of our learning. We will continue to review time to the 15 minutes and regrouping. Keep drillin' those facts at home too!
In LA we should finish Horrible Harry and the Holidaze . Please help your child to remember to bring the book back to school every day. We will also be reading various holiday books aloud and do some creative activities with those too. We are still working on identifying verbs, both helping and action. We will be reviewing and assessing all of the conventions we have covered this nine weeks too.
We will finish our Social Studies project on famous explorers this week and touch on oceans and continents once more. We will also be reading about personal financial literacy, economics, and goods and services. This will correlate nicely with our math unit on coins. We we start back up with science at the end of this week working on wheels and rolling spheres.
Field trip on Tuesday. Bring a sack lunch and a light jacket. Next week will be able to dress in silly ways to promote "Bully Free Dress Up Week". Each day will be something different. Please see below. .
That's it for now.
Please send headphones to school with your student ASAP. We are using iPads to listen to reading as well as learn with apps. and videos, and it would be helpful to be able to hear. Earbuds or headphones are fine; whatever works for your student. Thanks!
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!!
Dec. 22- 1/2 day--Happy Winter break!
Jan. 1st- Happy New Year!
Jan. 9th- 1st day back to school
- Library Day
Jan. 15th- NO SCHOOL
Jan. 16th- Library Day
Jan. 23rd- Library Day
Jan. 25th- FIELD TRIP
Jan. 26th- STEAM DAY
Jan. 30th- Early Release--12:45
- Library Day
Feb. 6th- Library Day
Feb. 13th- Library Day
Feb. 19th- NO SCHOOL
7:50-8:05 Unpack/Morning Meeting
9:35-9:50 Snack/Read Aloud
9:50-10:35 Language Arts
11:30-12:00 Language Arts
A Day: PE- Pate
B Day: Art- Smith
C Day: Music - Hatch
Library: Tuesday 9:45-10:15
Phone: 512-732-9200 Ext. 26417
Conference Time: T/W/F 12:55- 1:35
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