Fun Summer Spelling list: Not taken for a grade
Lifeguard, Turtle, Hydrated, Coral reef, Aquarium, Swimming, Sunny, Waves, Beach, Umbrella, Ocean, Towel, Fishing, Surfing, Summer, Vacation, Hotel, Family, Jelly fish, Octopus
Weekly Question: None
In honor of National Pet Month, Timber Creek Gives and the PTO will be holding a Pet Food Food Drive honoring Montgomery County Animal Shelter and Abandoned Animal Rescue of Tomball. The drive will be held May 22-26. Please consider donating wet or dry adult dog or cat food, dry puppy or kitten food, puppy or kitten paté, gently used towels, or gently used blankets. You can send your donations in your child's backpack and they can drop them off at the Timber Creek Gives table in the hallway by the front entrance. Please join us as we help improve the lives of homeless animals and honor the beloved pets in our lives. Thank you.
Happy Monday All! I hope you had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weekend weather and had a wonderful Mother's Day!
*Last week was our last graded spelling test. This week we will have a spelling review test and students who score 100% will receive a treat.
*Our volunteer lunch is on Wednesday.
*There will be the GT Showcase for all grades on Wednesday from .
*Please return all library books as soon as possible. Students will not be able to receive their report card until all library books are returned or paid for before the last day of school.
This week in reading we will be digging deeper into comprehension strategies and focusing on fiction stories. We will focus on creating mental images and summarizing what we've read for understanding. Students should be able to visualize and make movies in their minds for the books they are reading, especially when there are no pictures. We will use sensory imagery language to help identify the author's meaning through our five senses.
Reading: Read Yard Sale Day and answer the questions
In writing we will be reviewing different parts of speech to prepare for our Grammar test on Tuesday. Students should be able to identify nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and quotations for dialogue in addition to adverbs and prepositions. You are welcome to review at home using the Jeopardy game here: https://jeopardylabs.com/play/parts-of-speech-nouns-adjectives-verbs-or-adverbs Then we will work on a personal narrative that we started last week.
Spelling Week 32: Review of patterns - Not Taken for A Grade
solve, awoke, pocket, rocket, quick, gentle, danger, crayon, circus, carrot, energy, imagine, character, emotion, favorite, does, because, kind, too, friend
For math we will be reviewing over topics from our whole second grade year including base ten, numberlines, addition and subtraction with regrouping, money, time, measurement, geometry, fractions and place value. Students will be completing the district math benchmark on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday we will begin a new unit on multiplication. Our fact test will be mixed review.
Math: page 551-552
During science we will continue learning about the life cycle of insects, specifically butterflies. Students should be able to recognize the life cycle and how it does not stop. Vocabulary words students should know are: egg, larva, pupa, adult and chrysalis. We will also review adaptations, animals, and environments. We will take the district science benchmark on Friday.
Weekly question: Draw and label the life cycle of a butterfly.
Field Day 2017
Field Day is this Friday, May 12th. Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade will have their Field Day from 9:00-11:00 and 3rd- 5th grade will be from 1:00-3:00. Students need to wear tennis shoes and must be in compliance with dress code. Students may wear a swimsuit under their clothes. Your child will get wet. All children will need to have an extra set of clothes, a towel, and shoes for when Field Day is over. Students may bring a water bottle and sunscreen and/or bug spray will need to be applied before your child comes to school.
Parents who have signed up to volunteer in the morning need to check in at 8:30 am inside the school at the volunteer table. If you signed up to work for the afternoon session please check in at 12:30 inside the school at the volunteer table. If you are helping with morning set up, please be here by 7 am.
We are still in need of volunteers to help with our big day and would love for your help! If you can help and you have not already signed up please follow the link to the SignUpGenius at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084daaac23a3fe3-tces or email me directly email@example.com to secure a spot You must have completed a background check prior to volunteering.
If you signed up to bring a water cooler and/or canopy, please make sure your name is marked clearly on them. Water coolers need to be brought in ASAP so we can get a count of how many we have.
We are looking forward to a great Field Day at Timber Creek!
Adjusted Lunch Schedule
5th Grade- 11:00-11:30
3rd Grade- 11:10-11:45
4th Grade- 11:30-12:05
2nd Grade- 11:40-12:15
1st Grade- 12:25-1:00
Reading: Read Backyard Corn and answer the questions
During writing we will be reviewing how to make a personal narrative story (an event that has happened in the past) better. Students will focus on adding dialogue to stories and showing detail with adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions.
Spelling Week 31: Hard G and Soft G (j sound)
giant, digit, gym, jam, badge, green, goose, games, gems, garden, jumps, gifts, frog, sea, began, grow, took, sale, there, where
For math we will be reviewing money and personal finance. Students should be able to count values of various coins and realize that one value of coins can be made in different ways. We are also focusing on many vocabulary words this week. Students should know: irresponsible and responsible borrowing, lending and loans, deposit and withdraw. Our personal finance and money test will be on Thursday. The fact test will be mixed review.
Math: page 873-874 and study the vocabulary cards
In science we will be learning about the life cycle of insects. We will learn about happens in each stage of the life cycle.
Weekly question: What are you most looking forward to on Field Day?
During social studies we will be reviewing landforms, continents, oceans and map skills. Our test over geography will be tomorrow May 9th. Here is a website link to review over geography topics: http://www.dovewhisper.com/2nd_Grade_Map_Skills_Geography.html
Dear Second Grade Parents,
It's almost summer and we have some fun activities planned for our kiddos! We need your help! Please consider signing up for something to help end this fabulous year off right! Thank you in advance, this has been a wonderful year!
-Second grade teachers
Weekly question: If you could travel to any continent, where would you go and why?
Weekly question: What was your favorite part of the field trip and why?
Thank you for all of your help for the field trip and have a wonderful start to your week!
Weekly question: What part of Dash and Bash are you most excited to participate in and why?
Have a wonderful start to your week and see you on Friday,