Week of March 4

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Calling all STEM+ Innovators! Please continue to send in any of the items listed on the letter that went home in the Tuesday folder. While the career tool project is finished, all classes still need a plethora of supplies in order to create our next project for the sound unit. Take a look around the house for any of  these items.

Student Council is collecting gently used or new books starting tomorrow and runs until March 5. The books will be donated to Feed to Read which is a program that the Raleigh-Wake Reading Association sponsors.  We are also looking into donating to the Wake Medical Hospital System’s children’s libraries. Thank you in advance for donating!!!

The poem theme for this week will be a March theme (kite/wind/shamrock). The line expectations increases to 12 lines. Poems are due Tuesday, March 5.

CALENDAR REMINDERS

  • Tuesday, March 5th – LS Clubs (3-4)
  • Tuesday, March 5th – Field Trip to United Skates of America (Please send in 2 snacks. Lunch will be provided). 
  • Thursday, March 7 – Lower School Tree Talk
  • Wednesday, March 13th – 2nd Graders visit Brookdale Retirement Home and share their musical talents.

2nd Grade Musical Rehearsal Times (It is important that children are on time and present for each of these rehearsals).

  • March 15, 2019 – Day 2 – 8:30-9:30

  • March 18, 2019 – Day 3 – 9:05-10:05

  • March 19, 2019 – Day 4 – 12:00-1:00

  • March 20, 2019 – Day 5 – 8:30 morning performance and 6:30 evening performance

  •  Wednesday, March 20th – 2nd Grade Musical (8:30 am and 6:30 PM)

ACADEMIC UPDATES

Language Arts

  • Using what we notice to spark new ideas (topics) for opinion writing
  • Including helpful linking words to support our opinions with evidence from the text
  • Attending to the use of conventions in mentor texts and getting creative with conventions in our own writing
  • Adding extras to our writing to create extra meaning
  • Noticing idioms and incorporating them into our own writing
  • Using strategies to remember details from longer stories and books
  • Reading as a writer by focusing on special language
  • New spelling words will be given out on Monday, which is Day 1.

Math

  • Solving number stories with comparison diagrams (organizing information from number stories that involve comparing two different quantities)
  • Selecting appropriate tools and strategies to solve two-step number stories
  • Making ballpark estimates and inventing our own strategies for solving addition problems
  • Manipulating base-10 blocks to find partial sums and learning the Partial-Sums Method for addition

Science

  • Conducting experiments to explore sound and hearing
  • Investigating what makes sound and how sound waves travel

Social Studies

  • Reflecting on our role as citizen-leaders and considering what our role is in preserving the environment
  • Understanding how various cultures influence communities

SPECIAL AREA UPDATES

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