Showing posts from April, 2017
April 28th

We have been SO busy in second grade for the past few weeks!  We concluded our measurement unit, worked ferociously to finish several major writing pieces, finalized biography posters, learned some new challenging math games, and are just wrapping up our Maya unit this week.  The kids are beyond excited to hit the ground running with Colonial Days on Monday.

We will continue with our studies throughout the month of May and into the first week of June before our Colonial Day on June 8th. We are looking forward to our May 11th field trip to Fort No. 4 in Charlestown, NH.  Let's hope for a warm and sunny day, as the Fort is dark and damp inside on cold and rainy days.

Please be sure to read the two Google Docs I shared with you.  One is schedule and overview of the day and the other is sign-up for volunteering at different stations on Colonial Day.  There is a lot of information to take in on these documents, but if you read it entirely, I think a lot of questions you mi…
April 7th

One week to go until vacation!  We are trying to wrap up several writing projects and our measurement unit before the break so that when we return we can take the plunge into Colonial Day studies.  I have loaded images of last week's and this coming week's homework menus on the homework page of the blog.  If your child loses his or her homework menu during the week you can take a look at the image to see what needs to be done.  Just let me know if the paper copy gets lost so I know to expect the work to be turned in on a different piece of paper.

The week after break we will also have some guests visiting the second grade to launch our Colonial Unit.  This family of re-enactors brings artifacts to share and dresses in traditional colonial attire. It is a great way for the kids to get a taste of what life was like hundreds of years ago.  

Important Upcoming Dates/FYI

Monday, April 17th-21st - Spring Vacation

Week of April 27th - Earth Week Celebration at Ray

Thursday, A…
March 31st

We had a great time this week learning some new math games, working on biography posters, writing about people in our families, and learning about where in the world the ancient Maya lived.  As we explore more about the Maya, students will learn some of their customs, how they farmed, their calendar, glyphs, base 20 system, and some of their inventions or contributions to today's world.

Next week I hope we will get all of the posters on the wall in the library, biography informational writing written, typed, recorded, and QR coded so that others in the school can scan and enjoy these second grader's hard work.

Be sure to check out updates to several of the pages on the main page of the blog!

Important Upcoming Dates
April Break - April 17th-21st
2nd Grade Trip to Fort No. 4 - Thursday, May 11th