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Room 8 Update

Dear Parents, 
 
What a wet and wild week!  I think everyone is ready for a three day weekend of hard play - run, skip, jump, hike - enjoy nature.  All this inside time has been rough on us - we need to be active!  So have fun this weekend.
 
Next week is a three day week, so homework is very light.  Besides Reflex and IXL, students are to make a birthday card for Dr. King and bring it to school.  No spelling or journal writing this week.
 
Please continue to send in boxes. The Puppet Lady will be here on Tuesday, and we want to have lots of boxes to start building with.  Our show is going to be very creative and fun.  I can't wait to get started on the script and show.
 
Scholastic Book orders are due by Friday, Jan. 25.  Remember when you buy books, our class gets points and that is how I keep updating my class library.  
 
Our next oral report is a book report project.  I have up loaded the information on Edlio.
 
Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Brown

Homework

The homework states that oral report presentations are for week 2 - It should say week 1.  Sorry.

Room 8 Update

Dear Parents,
 
What a fun week!  We jumped right into the New Year with cursive writing.Yeah!  We have only learned  5 letters so far, but we are on our way. 
 
We also had our first meeting with the "Puppet Lady".  She had a great collection of puppets to show us.  She even showed us puppets that she had made from "junk". (Guess what our homework is:)  This week, our RTW assignment will be to read a very short story and create a Junk Puppet of our own.  Encourage your child to be creative while making their "Junk Puppet".  Student will then write a short script for their puppet.  During the next two weeks, we will decide on what story to preform and which style of puppet to make.  Construction (volunteers sign up) of puppets will begin on Jan. 29.  It is going to be so much fun!
 
At Parent/Teacher Conferences, I was asked for some extra reading comprehension activities.  I said that I would load some reading comprehension test on McGraw Hill.  So, here you go.  This is not mandatory, but the activities are actual assessments in the style of weekly reading test I will be moving toward as the year progresses.  Your child knows how to access them through the portal, but you will need to make sure that popup blocker is turned off.  The test labeled U3W2 (similar to what we have been taking, just an online version) is to be completed at school, but feel free to practice with the test labeled U3W1. 
 
Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Brown

Room 8 Update

Dear Parents,
Happy New Year!  As with most new years, we often stop and reflect on the previous year.  Well, I have had a fabulous last several months being you child's teacher. You are all so supportive and generous.  Thank you so much for all the presents (you are way too kind)  and all the volunteering you do for our class. Our party was a huge success!
 
Speaking of volunteering, Jackie will have a sign up genius coming out soon.  I am looking at starting up volunteers in a couple of weeks.  Library volunteers start up on Thursday.
 
There is no homework this week, but I am working on getting the next oral report graphic organizer posted.  (presented Jan. 14 - 25)  The topic is Martin Luther King Jr. and what have you done or can do to make the world a better place.
 
Have a fantastic week,
Mrs. Brown

Holiday Sing

Just a reminder that the Holiday Sing in Wednesday morning at 9:00.  When looking at the stage, our class will be standing on the left.  Students can wear any "Holiday" wear.  (not mandatory) 
 
We will have a modified PE schedule, so if your child is wearing cute shoes or holiday clothes, he or she may want to change out of them before lunch.  So, feel free to send a simple change of shoes / clothes for the afternoon.
 
Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Brown

Room 8 Update

Dear Parents,
 
We had so much fun today making our gingerbread houses!  Thank you for sending in the supplies.  Also, a BIG THANK YOU to the moms and dad who helped.  The students had a blast!
 
Another BIG Thank you for all the books from the Book Fair.  Our class just loves to read!!
 
No homework next week.
 
Holiday Sing is at 9:00 on Wednesday morning in the MPR. 
 
Class party on Thursday.
 
Minimum day on Friday.
 
Wow, this month went fast.  Enjoy your weekend,
Mrs. Brown
 

Homework Reminder

Just a reminder that McGraw Hill wasn’t working last week, so we postponed homework to this week. Complete the homework dated Dec 3-7.  RTW was to be completed on a separate sheet of paper. 

Homework

Dear Parents,
Just wanted to let you know that there is something up with Wonders Reading Program.  When students log on to McGraw Hill, it tells them the subscription has expired.  So, no homework this week.  We will pick it up next week. Next week is the last week of homework before Winter Break, students will have read the reading part of RTW, but I will send the hardback book home next Monday if the web site isn't working.
Mrs. Brown

Room 8 Update

Dear Parents,
 
Thank you to all of you who donated and/or came to our Stone Soup Feast and Reader's Theater.  It was so much fun. 
 
 
There are so many things happening between now and Winter Break.  We have conferences this week, gingerbread house building on the 14th, and the Winter Sing on the 19th.  Keep an eye out for details.
 
Progress Reports go home on Monday, please keep the report, but sign and return the envelope.  This serves 2 purposes - I know you received the report and there will be 23 less envelopes out there.   
 
Have a great week,
Mrs. Brown

Room 8 Update

A BIG Thank you for stopping by on Tuesday morning for our Publishing Party.   Looking forward to Stone Soup on Friday!  

Room 8 Update

Dear Parents,
Just a few important reminders for next week:
  • Monday, Nov. 12, there is no school.  Try to say "Thank you" to as many people as you can, one of them just might be a Veteran :)
  • Please stop by our class room Tuesday morning.  We would love to share our Writer's Workshop stories with you.  The class will be open at 8:15.  Our Open House will last until 8:45 and then we will get to work on our new genre - writing Science Lab Reports.  So much fun!
  • Please send in a vegetable to be added to our Stone Soup on 
    Thursday or Friday, if you signed up to help, we will need to start right away cutting the vegetables and getting the soup on the stove. Of course, if you would like to send anything extra (crackers, fruit, juice - it would really be a feast for a Queen and King) feel free.  The theme of the story is: if we all give a little, we'll all have a lot.
  • Parents join us at 11:15 for Reader's Theater and a cup of soup.  (If you have a 5th grader, a practice performance is at 9:15 - so you can attend both)
  • School is dismissed at 12:00.  
  • THERE IS NO HOMEWORK NEXT WEEK.  OUR NEXT ORAL REPORT IS AFTER THANKSGIVING AND THE GRAPHIC ORGANIZER IS ON EDLIO.
Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Brown

Room 8 Update

Dear Room 8 Parents,
 
WOW!  What an exciting week.  The students really rocked their costumes!  So cute!  But, now it is down to business.  The trimester ends next week, so we will be busy showing just how much we know on a  variety of assessments.  Also, I collected reading logs, checked in with Reflex, IXL, and AR.  Your child can show you just how they are doing.  I do look at data from these programs when reporting grades.  
 
But, on with fun stuff!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I use this opportunity to compare similar text.  We will be looking close at the story of "Stone Soup".  In fact, we will be so involved with this unit that we will actually make Stone Soup on Friday, Nov. 16.  Students are asked to bring a vegetable to school on the 15th or 16th to add to the soup.  Parents are welcome to share our "soup feast" at 11:00.  The students will also be performing a Reader's Theater.  You won't want to miss it!  So, mark your calendars now!  
 
We will be learning about Veteran's Day this week.  Our classroom will be getting a "Helmet for Heroes" bank on Monday.  The goal is have student's put in some spare change (dollars work too:) to be donated to the Veterans.  Our class will also be writing poems and letters.  Reminder: no school on Veteran's Day, Nov. 12.
 
Writer's Workshop is going great and we will be having a publishing party on the 13th.  If you can, stop by the room at drop off (I will open the doors at 8:15) to share in the excitement of a finished story.
 
There will be a sign up genius out real soon for you to sign up for your Parent/Teacher Conference on Dec. 4, 5,or 6. Conferences last about 15 - 20 minutes.
 
Once again I would like to say thank you to all the parent support Room 8 receives.  The students just love have parents in the class!
 
Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Brown
 
 

Friday Flag Ceremony

Second grade will be singing our school song at the Flag Ceremony tomorrow morning.

Room 8 Update

Dear Parents,
Wow! Halloween is already here.  On Wednesday, please join us for the parade and academic centers following the parade.  With so much fun, there won't be much time for homework, so it is very light this week.
 
There is no Think and Write in our Read, Think, Write.  Just enjoy this great article about rotting pumpkins.
 
Also, there is no McGraw Hill, spelling, Reflex or IXL this week, instead, I would like your child to log onto ST Math and spend about one 30 minute session.  Look at the homework sheet to find out about ST Math.  I am really excited about it. I will send home log in  info on Monday.  
 
Have a great weekend, GO DODGERS!
Mrs. Brown

Read, Think, Write Journals

So sorry, I forgot to send home the RTW journals and the Scholastic News.  You have access to Scholastic News on line (refer to the homework for the log in).  Students can use a sheet of paper to complete the assignment and bring it to school by Friday.

Welcome to Room 8! Second grade is wonderful!  We will be learning many new things while having fun.