Classroom News

Classroom News for the week of March 30 -April 3, 2015

Parent Conferences are Coming to a Classroom Near you! 
Be sure to sign up for a conference time with Mr. Uhouse or Mrs. Mahanes. Ms. Hayward and Ms. Stewart are also available during conference time. Please let us know if you would like one or both of them at your child' conference! 

Math:  Topic 10 brings us into the world of three-digit numbers. Students will learn how to use place value, patterns, and the skills they have developed while working with two-digit numbers. We are nearing the last term of the year, but have much yet to learn about the world of numbers.  should be up and running if you have any problems please contact your child's teacher. Additionally, you may consider setting up a student account at to practice second grade standards in math and reading. You can use your family ID that you received at parent conferences to get into the site. 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. 

Reading: What are the qualities of a person that makes them become famous? What can we learn from famous Americans from the past? We will explore these questions and more as we read and write about Presidents, inventors, and patriots from our past. We will ask and answer questions to discover facts, ideas and character traits about some famous Americans. We expect students to continue their daily 15 minutes of reading at home. By the end of the year we expect that a second grader can read for 30 uninterrupted minutes.  We are currently evaluating your child's current Developmental Reading level in anticipation of report cards in early April. 

Word Block : Bossy R words 
Words: hurt, girl, car, or, were

Writing: We are continuing our work on writing personal narratives. We will work with story elements, writing an interesting beginning, adding power verbs and adjectives, ending a story well, and writing dialogue! We are using technology to compose and publish these narratives. The students are highly motivated to use the computer as a writing tool. We are continuing to practice using a dictionary and a thesaurus for revising and editing these narratives.. 

Science: We are continuing our Human Identity Unit and are learning about how germs, disease, illness, and healthy habits affect us. This is a fun unit for the students as they learn about what is means to be human. 

Reminder: The mud is here! Please send boots until our playground dries up. The snow piles are not yet gone and cold winds are still blowing. Please make sure students are wearing appropriate clothing for recess.