Week of Nov. 19

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

We are looking forward to meeting the special guests of our second graders on Tuesday, November 20th. Wishing all of our families a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving vacation! We will look forward to the return of our students on Monday, November 26th.

CALENDAR REMINDERS

  • Monday, November 19th – 2nd grade rehearsal for Grandparents and Special Friends Day in Finley Center (12:00-12:55)
  • Tuesday, November 20th – Grandparents and Special Friends Day:  (1:00 – 2:00) – Program in Main Arena;  (2:00 – 3:00) Special guests visit in Lower School) Students should be dressed in chapel attire!
    • We look forward to meeting our students’ grandparents and special friends. Please send your child’s teacher an email or note to let  us know how many guests to expect. Thank you!
  • Tuesday, November 27th – Field Trip Yates Mill Park (Please bring a disposable lunch from home with your child’s name on the front

Upon our return from Thanksgiving vacation, students will embark on an important second grade step, poetry recitation. The first poem of the year will be one with a fall theme. The poem should have a minimum of 4 lines. Students should turn in a typed copy of their poem to their teacher on Tuesday, November 27th. Students will recite their poem to their classmates on Friday, November 30th. As students memorize and practice their poetry, they are encouraged to speak slowly, clearly, and with expression!

*Shuttles will be running from Finley Center to Lower School and back between 12-3 p.m. The event will be livestreamed. Please click on this link. https://livestream.com/ravenscroft/2018-ls-grandparentsday

ACADEMIC UPDATES

Language Arts

  • Becoming experts about new and interesting topics
  • Previewing all the parts of a book in order to determine what a book will teach us and asking, “How does this book go?”
  • Using a table of contents page to plan and organize our information books
  • Organizing our writing by chapters with topic-specific information in each section

Math

  • 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

  • Building specific vocabulary to use for scientific and information writing (Ex-force, friction, gravity, speed, acceleration, inertia)
  • Conducting activities and challenges that explore force and motion

Social Studies

  • Continuing to study different types of communities
  • Becoming aware of our identity and how it contributes to the community
  • Understanding how government services add value to our communities
 Special Areas
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