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Classroom Connections:

READING
Story: Anansi Goes Fishing
Skills: Plurals, Cause and Effect, Compound words

MATH
We finished Chapter 4 Two digit Addition and began Chapter 5 Two-digit Subtraction

SCIENCE
We began our unit study of the Human Body.

STEM
The kids were given a set amount of time to build the longest paper chain. We will use them for decorating the classroom!

RAK

The kids watched various clips on what kindness looks like. Then they were asked to write about how they could light up the world with kindness. They wrote their responses on a "Christmas Light" and are displayed on their cubbies for all to see!

STORIES
Click Clack HO HO HO
Anansi

Additional Information:
1. Don't forget to have your child bring in their "Secret Snowman" book by Monday! Thanks!
2. The Holiday K-2 music concert is on Monday at 2:15.
3. Winter Party is on Tuesday the 18th.
4. PJ's can be worn on Wednesday the 19th
5. No School on Thursday the 20th- Teacher In-service Day

Thank you classroom volunteers!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


Classroom Connections for the week of Dec. 3rd

READING

Story: Dear Juno
Skills: Plurals, Drawing Conclusions and visualize, Long o- ow, oa

MATH

We continued Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We finished the War of 1812.

STEM

The students had to build the tallest snowman out of marshmallows, sticks and straws!
PLT
We worked with our 6th grade buddies on our water conservation investigation for Project Learning Tree. The students teamed up to determine how many and type of sinks/faucets/toilets we have and whether or not they leaked.

SAYINGS

Easier Said than done

STORIES
Mooseltoe
Ants Day off
Sneezy the Snowman

Thankyou classroom volunteers!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!




Classroom Connections for the Week of Nov. 26th

READING
Story: Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends/ Animal Fantasy
Skills: Plurals, Drawing Conclusions, Long e- ee,ew,y
MATH  
We continued Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We began the War of 1812.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
SAYINGS:
Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Don't Cry over spilled milk
Cold Feet
STORIES:
Yesterday I had the blues
The Fisherman and his wife
Evie & Margie
Beverly Billingsly takes a bow
Additional News
1.  CogAT scores are in your child's Friday Folder
2. Winter party will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18th. Stay tuned for details!
3. On Wed. Dec. 19th our class will be having a Secret Snowman book exchange.  I will be sending more details home in your child's homework folder  
4. Also on Wed. Dec. 19th we will be having a  PJ/Polar Express party!
5. Scholastic book orders are due by Dev 7th.  This is a great way to buy Christmas presents for your child, nieces and nephews AND for the secret snowman book exchange!
Thankyou classroom volunteers!!!!  Have a great weekend!


Classroom Connections for the Week of Nov. 12th

READING
Story: A Turkey for Thanksgiving/ Animal Fantasy
Skills: Plurals, Drawing Conclusions, Long a- ai,ay
MATH  
We continued Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.
SO
CIAL STUDIES
We finished Westward Expansion and will begin the War of 1812 after break.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
The Buffalo Hunter
Various Pioneer Stories
RAK heart activity stories

Additional News
1.  Winter MAPS testing will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27th and Wednesday Nov.28th.
 
2. BOOK FAIR is coming!!!!!
RMAE 2018 Book Fair Hours

 

 

Monday, November 27th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 28th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 29th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

3.  Again...THANK YOU to all for making Pioneer Day a HUGE success!

Thank you to my volunteers this week!  Have a safe and wonderful holiday!




Classroom Connections for the Week of Nov. 5th:

READING
Story: The Bremen Town Musicians/ Fairy Tale
Skills: Plurals, Author's Purpose, Story Structure
MATH  
We finished Chapter 3 Basic facts and Relationships and started Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We continued 
Westward Expansion.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
 The Dot
RAK stories
Westward Expansion Stories

Additional News

1. Order Scholastic Books!  Deadline will be this Friday, Nov. 16th.

2. Friday, Nov. 16th is PJ and bring your stuffy to school day!  The kids earned their last "Mr. Potato Head" piece.  They voted on what the class reward would be.

3. Pioneer Day will be on Thursday, Nov. 15th from 9:00-11:15. This event is designed to celebrate the conclusion of our study of Westward Expansion.The students should dress up as if they were living in colonial times.They will be participating in many activities that morning from making butter and eating pancakes to square dancing. 
4. BOOK FAIR is coming!!!!!
RMAE 2018 Book Fair Hours

Monday, November 27th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 28th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 29th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

 

 

5. THANK YOU TO WHITNEY GOIN  for planning our Fall Party!!!  Thank you to all of those who volunteered for the party!




Classroom Connections:

READING
Review week and spooky activities!
MATH  
We continued Chapter 3 Basic facts and Relationships.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We continued 
Westward Expansion.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
Beauty and the Beast
Spooky tales
Story of Sequoyah

Additional News
1.  Pioneer Day will be on 
Thursday, Nov. 15th from 9:00-11:15. This event is designed to celebrate the conclusion of our study of Westward Expansion.  The students should dress up as if they were living in colonial times.  They will be participating in many activities that morning from making butter and eating pancakes to square dancing. Please stay tuned for an email from Megan Fuse with needs to make that day successful!
2. BOOK FAIR is coming!!!!!
RMAE 2018 Book Fair Hours

 

Monday, November 27th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 28th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 29th

7:30am - 8:30am

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Thank you to my volunteers this week!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend



Classroom Connections:
READING
Story: Turtle's Race with Beaver- Genre: Folktale
Skills: r-Controlled vowels, sequence and summarize
MATH  We continued Chapter 3 Basic facts and Relationships.

SOCIAL STUDIES
 We began and finished Tall Tales and began Westward Expansion on Friday

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
Paul Bunyan
Pecos Bill
John Henry
Casey Jones
Continued talking about our core virtue Perseverance

Additional News
1. Trunk or Treat is tonight!  4:30-6:30!
2.  Halloween Party is Wednesday at 10:15.  Parade will in the circle at 2:40.
3.  Pioneer Day will be on Thursday, Nov. 15th from 9:00-11:15. Stay tuned for details
4. No Homework next week!  Please have your child read..
5. Report cards are in your students Friday Folder.
Thank you to my volunteers this week!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend


Week of Oct. 22nd

READING
Story: Ronald Morgan goes to Bat- Genre Realistic Fiction
Skills: COntractions, Realism and Fantasy, Prior Knowledge
MATH  We continued Chapter 3 Basic facts and Relationships.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We finished our science unit on  "Life Cycles".  We will begin Westward Expansion on Monday

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
The Blind Hunter
Continued talking about our core virtue Perseverance

Additional News
1. Field Day was a blast!  You will have very tired kids tonight!
2.  My Website is up and running!  Let me know if you need information on how to navigate it!

Thank you to my volunteers this week!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend!




Week of Oct. 11th


Our classroom happenings...
READING
Review week :)
MATH
We finished Chapter 2- Numbers to 1000 and began Chapter 3 Basic facts and Relationships.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We continued our science unit on  "Life Cycles".

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
Don't Judge a book by it's cover
Peter Pan
Talked about our core virtue Perseverance

Additional News
1. Thank you to Mr. Johns (Caroline's dad) and Mrs. Jensen (Evelyn's mom) for chaperoning our field trip to the Butterfly Pavilion!
2. Thank you for attending Parent/Student/Teacher conferences!  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
3. Congratulations to all 2nd grade Spelling Bee participants, Katriel Boyle, Oliver Fuse, Carter Goin, Aven Pintar Leni Schaub and Molly Waldron!  An extra congratulations to Carter for making it to the final round!  Carter gave it his best shot and was competition for the other finalist... a 5th grader!!!!
4.  "Take Two "for Field Day will be Friday.   Please send your child in any red t-shirt, comfortable bottoms and tennis shoes.
Thank you to my volunteers this week!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
READING
Story: Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends/ Animal Fantasy
Skills: Plurals, Drawing Conclusions, Long e- ee,ew,y
MATH  
We continued Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We began the War of 1812.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
SAYINGS:
Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Don't Cry over spilled milk
Cold Feet
STORIES:
Yesterday I had the blues
The Fisherman and his wife
Evie & Margie
Beverly Billingsly takes a bow


Additional News
1.  CogAT scores are in your child's Friday Folder
2. Winter party will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18th. Stay tuned for details!
3. On Wed. Dec. 19th our class will be having a Secret Snowman book exchange.  I will be sending more details home in your child's homework folder  
4. Also on Wed. Dec. 19th we will be having a  PJ/Polar Express party!
5. Scholastic book orders are due by Dev 7th.  This is a great way to buy Christmas presents for your child, nieces and nephews AND for the secret snowman book exchange!

Thankyou classroom volunteers!!!!  Have a great weekend!
READING
Story: Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends/ Animal Fantasy
Skills: Plurals, Drawing Conclusions, Long e- ee,ew,y
MATH  
We continued Chapter 4 Two digit Addition.

SOCIAL STUDIES
We began the War of 1812.

STORIES/POEMS/SAYINGS
  
SAYINGS:
Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Don't Cry over spilled milk
Cold Feet
STORIES:
Yesterday I had the blues
The Fisherman and his wife
Evie & Margie
Beverly Billingsly takes a bow


Additional News
1.  CogAT scores are in your child's Friday Folder
2. Winter party will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18th. Stay tuned for details!
3. On Wed. Dec. 19th our class will be having a Secret Snowman book exchange.  I will be sending more details home in your child's homework folder  
4. Also on Wed. Dec. 19th we will be having a  PJ/Polar Express party!
5. Scholastic book orders are due by Dev 7th.  This is a great way to buy Christmas presents for your child, nieces and nephews AND for the secret snowman book exchange!

Thankyou classroom volunteers!!!!  Have a great weekend!
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