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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Quarter 3, Week 6


Upcoming Events:

Early Release (dismissal at 1:15) Mar. 1

Everything Matters In-House Fieldtrip Mar. 5

Book Fair/Spirit Week March 4-7
Class Visit to Book Fair March 4th

Literacy Night March 7th

Report Cards March 20

Track Out (last day) March 20

Track In (first day back) April 16


Math

  • Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends
  • Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations
  • Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations
  • Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900

Language Arts
  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. Use glossaries, dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases
  • Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media
  • Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text
  • Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section
  • With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including collaboration with peers
  • Participate in shared research and writing projects (ex: read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report)
  • Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question



Research

  • Understand the structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo a change
  • Compare solids, liquids, and gases based on their basic properties


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Quarter 3, Week 4


Valentine's Day:

A class list is on the back of this week's newsletter. Look for it tomorrow in your child's homework folder/binder. 

If your child is passing out snack, please make sure it is store bought, labeled and peanut-free. 

Spring Pictures:

We are scheduled to take our Spring pictures on Wednesday, Feb. 19th. Not only will your child take an individual picture, but we will take our class picture also. 

Math

  • Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.
  • Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes

Language Arts

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when writing or speaking. Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple, and compound sentences (ex: change "The boy watched the movie." to "The action movie was watched by the little boy.")
  • Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in larger and smaller groups. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion
  • Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media
  • With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing
 Research
  • Understand the structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo a change
  • Compare solids, liquids, and gases based on their basic properties

Upcoming Events:

Spring Pictures Feb. 19th

Early Release (dismissal at 1:15) Mar. 1

Everything Matters In-House Fieldtrip Mar. 5th

Book Fair/Spirit Week Mar. 4th

Literacy Night Mar. 7th




 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Week of February 4th

Reminder: We have early release on Friday the 8th. 

Specials are different for the reminder of the week:

Wednesday: ArtThursday: GuidanceFriday: P.E. (Gym shoes please!)

Special Notice

From our dear P.E. teacher, 


 
To the wonderful parents of Lake Myra Elementary, it is will bittersweet feelings that I let each of you know that I will be leaving Lake Myra Elementary School. I have considered it an honor to be your child's PE teacher and be a part of such a wonderful school for almost 4 years.  This was not an easy decision for me to make and I thank you for all that you've done to make my career here one that I will always remember fondly.  I will miss everyone very much and I will miss seeing your faces in the afternoon carpool line.  My last working day will be Wednesday, February 13, 2013.  I do hope to see you in the future as I do plan to visit and hopefully sub on occassion.  Thank you all again and I wish you all only the best!
 
Sincerely,
Joanna Farriss
Physical Education Teacher