Mrs. Mahanes' Classroom News

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May/June  Classroom News 2018

Note: Second grade curriculum is being taught by three teachers this year. Your child may be in a regular classroom or in one of the multi-grade classrooms. This site is for Mrs. Mahanes' class. If your child has Mrs. Erickson or Mrs. Rowley, they have a separate site this year. Second grade is a busy and exciting year! There is exciting learning going on in your child's classroom this year. We will learn about reading strategies, choosing "just right" books expanding our math skills, and learning to work together productively. 
Please remember that if there is a snow day homework assignments move to the next day. We do not skip lettered days. For example, if Monday is supposed t o be an A Day and we have a snow day, then Tuesday becomes A Day.   

Upcoming Events and Information: 
  • Last Day of School, June 22, 2018
  • Great Bay Field Trip, June 12, 2018
Mathematics: We will finish our year with geometry . What fun! 

Reading:  We are working on reading and writing story summaries in preparation for the end of the year DRA assessments. 

Word Block :  The students are beginning Level 2 of Fundations. There will be new activities and new trick words to learn. 

Writing: The children are writing up a storm in their iPads! All our published works will be on display at Exhibition Night in June.     
Science: This month's focus is on life cycles. We are observing caterpillars and will release the butterflies at the end of the month.   

We are using a four day block schedule. This means that specials are not always on the same day of the week, but are always in the same order. 
Students are welcome to leave a pair of sneakers in their coat room cubbies for physical education class.  

Water bottles are welcome in the classroom. Students may leave them at school Monday-Thursday. We ask the students to take them home on Fridays so the water bottles can be cleaned over the weekend.