Week of November 5th

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

We enjoyed meeting with each of you yesterday for the first quarter conference and getting to share about all the success your children have had in second grade so far this year. We are grateful for the partnership with each of your families and appreciate you taking the time to join us for these conferences yesterday.

Ravenscroft will be participating in the Wake Relief Food Drive. The drive will run from October 31-November 12th. Each grade level is responsible for bringing in certain nonperishable items. 2nd grade has been assigned to bring in spaghetti, canned corn, peas, or green beans. Food collection bags will be going home within the next week.  All of the food collected will be going to the Wake Relief Food Pantry to feed the hungry during the holiday season.

Let your imagination grow at the 2018 Ravenscroft Book Fair, Nov 12-16 in Richards Hall Annex.  Make sure you check out the huge selection of new releases and classic favorites. Come with your child during their assigned visit or bring them after school.  Or set up an eWallet so your child can shop cash-free.  Be sure to visit the Library Gift table to purchase a lasting gift to honor your favorite teacher, coach, student or graduate.  Unable to attend? Buy books online Nov. 7-20.  And join us for these fun events:

Nov. 13 Books Over Breakfast with free donuts – 7:30-8 am

Nov. 14 Family Night and kids PJ party – 5-7 pm Join us for fun activities, prize giveaways, storytime and free milk and cookies. 

CALENDAR REMINDERS

  • Friday, November 9th: Veteran’s Day Gathering from 8:15-9:00 in the LS Gym- Families are welcome to attend this event and enjoy a morning full of music and joy as we honor our brave veterans.
  • Week of November 12th-16th: Book Fair- Each class will have a scheduled time to attend the Book Fair. Please mark your calendar for your child’s class’ date and time. You are welcome to come join your child for this time and purchase books. If you are not able to attend at the designated class time, your child can make a wish list during the class visit and you are welcome to come back at another time that week to purchase books. Or, you can also send in money with your child on the day of the class visit. There will be plenty of adult volunteers around to help your child manage this money and make the purchases.
    • Crawford’s Class: Monday, November 12th- 12:45-1:15
    • Lane’s Class: Tuesday, November 13th – 8:15-8:45
    • Bever’s Class: Tuesday, November 13th- 1:45-2:15

ACADEMIC UPDATES

Language Arts

  • Launching our nonfiction reading unit of study in order to become experts on new and interesting topics
  • Paying attention to the details in our reading and putting it all together to understand and grow our knowledge about a topic
  • Growing our knowledge about nonfiction topics by noticing the details that we read, putting them together to learn about a topic, and asking questions
  • Publishing and sharing our writing with an audience
  • Celebrating all that we have accomplished as writers
  • Launching our nonfiction writing unit of study by generating ideas about subjects we are experts on and could write about in order to teach others
  • Using a table of contents page to plan and organize our information books
  • Introducing new spelling sorts on Monday, November 5th (Day 1) and applying these spelling patterns and principles in our daily writing
  • Identifying contractions in our reading and applying them in our writing

Math

  • Subtracting by 0 and 1 and noticing the patterns in these subtraction problems
  • Finding missing numbers and missing rules by using a table as a visual to solve “What’s My Rule?” problems
  • Using doubles facts to solve subtraction problems
  • Using 10 as an easy number to work with and help us solve subtraction problems (Ex: 15-6 can be broken down into 15-5=10 and subtract one more to get 9.)

Science

  • Using the term force to describe the act of “starting” or “stopping” motion
  • Testing the effects of sliding objects across the floor compared to rolling them

Social Studies

  • Launching a unit of study on communities
  • Becoming aware of our identity and how it contributes to our community
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