Classroom News

June Classroom News 2017

Note: Second grade is being taught by three teachers this year. Your child may be in a regular classroom or in the multi-grade classroom. The teachers are Mrs. Mahanes, Mrs. Erickson, and Mrs. Rowley Second grade is a busy and exciting year! There is exciting learning going on in your child's classroom this term. We will learn about rocks and minerals, 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 to be an A Day and we have a snow day, then Tuesday becomes A Day.   

Upcoming Events and Information: 
  • Field Day is Tuesday, June 13th from 8:30 - 11:00. Students need sneakers and water bottles. It is recommended that students bring a change of clothes. We will be getting wet. 
  • Our end of the year field trip is on June 14th. We will Image result for great bay discovery center nhbe spending a day at the Great Bay Discovery Center exploring the estuary habitat. More information will come home with the permission slips. We are being asked if our students might be photographed by National Geographic Young Explorers. What an exciting addition to our learning experience! 
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  • Image result for painted lady butterfly life cycleWe have release the butterflies on our school grounds. We are hoping to see the future generations all summer! The new gardens will certainly be a great place for them to hang out. 

Mathematics: Mrs. Mahanes' students are counting coins and measuring distances this week. Weare completing the final competencies of the year and having fun doing it!  
Mrs. Erickson's and Mrs. Rowley's classes work in 3 small flexible groups. Depending on the group, your student will be working on two-digit subtracting with and without regrouping (Unit 7 & 9). Some students may by moving onto Unit 11, but only if they are secure with the skill of subtraction. He/she will be using either computers or iPads for 30 minutes each day during math. Direct instruction in targeted smaller groups will take place the other 30 minutes of the math block. Homework assignments will vary based on your child's individual needs. If you have any new questions about the new structure of math please ask! :)

You have seen the password information about the math new web site called Dreambox to practice math skills online. The kids are enjoying the program in class and we encourage them to continue to play at home. If you have not received the  login information, please contact your child's teacher. The PearsonRealize web site contains copies of the homework assigned and links to games and homework helpers. You can see the same video that your child sees at school, print out copies of the homework, play games, and use the interactive glossary to help your child with homework. We are also encouraging students to use to practice math facts at home. Moby Max is also available if you are interested in an alternative online math program.
Reading:  We are doing the end of the year testing. We hope all students will read daily over the summer break. Our school library will be open for checking out books and using the computers. Come on in!  
Word Block :  Second graders will begin Fundations with the next unit in the Fall. We are passing their workbooks and materials on to their next teachers.  
Writing: The children are writing letters to their third grade teachers. They hope to demonstrate their growth in writing while introducing themselves to their unknown new teacher. 
Science: We are learning about the estuary habitat. We visit the Great Bay estuary this week.  

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. See our class schedules for the order for your class.
Students are welcome to leave a pair of sneakers in their 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.