Good afternoon! I hope you had a chance to enjoy the weekend!
Tomorrow, Second grade students will celebrate the holidays with a Timber Creek tradition! They will enjoy popcorn and the movie “The Polar Express” in the library. Please send a water bottle or a water container (Thermos-type) with your child so they will have something to drink with their popcorn. Your student may wear school appropriate pajamas to school tomorrow; however, please be sure your child wears regular shoes so they may continue to participate in their Specials class and recess.
Our holiday party will be Friday, December 22 at 9:50-10:40. Parents are invited, so we hope to see you there! If you wish to check your child out after the party, I will have the check out sheet in my classroom.
Friday, December 22 is a half day. Students are released at 12:50.
This week is the week to use the No Homework Pass. All students are receiving homework in their folder. If they earned a pass, they will not need to do it. I'll collect the passes on Friday morning.
We will not have a traditional spelling list/test this week. The students chose which holiday words they would like to have on the list. We will take a spelling test over these words on Thursday. Students who score a 70% or above will earn a treat.
**This is the week to use your No Homework Pass- please make sure you turn it in by Friday. Your child will have homework in their folder. If they earned the pass, they do not need to do it.**
This week in reading we will finish discussing tall tales and identifying the characteristics of a tall tale. Then, we will compare different Gingerbread Man stories.
Reading: Read Wilson Bentley and answer the questions.
For writing we will be creating an Appreciation Elf this week. We will write letters of appreciation to our friends. We will also write our own Gingerbread Man story.
Spelling: Holiday words-reindeer, Merry, cane, elves, Christmas, joyful, gingerbread, Santa, Claus, present, tree, ornament, candy, snowflakes, jingle, Rudolph, chocolate, snowflake, Grinch, winter
During math this week we will continue to learn about graphs. We will create our own tally chart, bar graph, and pictograph. There will not be a fact test this week.
Math: page 809-810
For science this week will observe and identify rocks by their texture, size, and color.
Weekly question: What is the ONE thing you look forward to the most during Christmas break and why are you looking forward to it?
In social studies we will continue to learn about different historical figures and discuss why they are important.
I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season! I look forward to seeing you on Friday!