Week of January 21st

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

We had a joyful Day of Service as we honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students collaborated to create their Valentine wreaths and are eager to bring happiness to the recipients of the wreaths. Our second graders were so thoughtful in our debriefing reflection and discussed how doing something kind for others, brings so much joy to ourselves as well because we know we are making others feel loved and appreciated.

Next week, we will have a Winter themed poem and we will increase the line minimum to 8 lines. Your child should turn in a copy of the poem on Tuesday, January 22nd. Reminder, with Monday being a holiday, and therefore no school, the poem will be due the first day back after the long weekend.

If you have not done so, please sign up for a conference time through your Veracross portal.

CALENDAR REMINDERS

  • Monday, January 21st: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday- No School
  • Friday, January 25th: Career Day Gallery Walk, Winston Library, 12:15-1:00** (Please notice the slight change on the ending time from the original email communication about this event. We will need to wrap up the Gallery by 1:00 instead of 1:15. Please plan to stop by Winston Library to see the students research and displays.)
  • Thursday, January 31st:¬†Parent Conferences- If you need to meet on a different day, please contact your child’s teacher.

Language Arts

  • Culminating our research about different careers within a community
  • Reading many books about the same topic (career) in order to determine the most important and key information
  • Synthesizing the most important information learned about our careers in order to create a poster that displays this knowledge and incorporates the keywords related to the topic
  • Sharing our research with an audience in order to teach others about the topic (career)
  • Reviewing, practicing, and writing with spelling patterns
  • Using homophones correctly

Math

  • Finding coin combinations to pay for items
  • Making change by counting up
  • Making arrays (arrays provide an important model for multiplication)
  • Continuing to practice telling time
  • Exploring geometric shapes

Science

  • Writing about science in lab report booklets by posing questions and hypotheses, conducting experiments, and writing about the results
  • Conducting experiments to write about that help us synthesize all that we have learned about force and motion
  • Collaborating and making a plan as students prepare to engage in a STEM challenge to create a tool that will go along with the various community helpers and their careers

Social Studies

  • Reviewing concepts about communities, goods, and services
  • Exploring the characteristics of various community jobs and careers
  • Researching various community helpers and careers
  • Collaborating in teams of 3 or 4 students with the purpose of acquiring knowledge about a specific job or career
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