Northwest Heights Elementary 2nd Grade Instructor

Each week information will be given in this newsletter about what we are studying in class and how you can help your child.  There will be a section for each subject.

                     ***********TURTLE RACES***********

We will be participating in the Turtle Races the last day of school.  If your child wants to participate, he/she needs to find a box turtle and bring it to school on May 25.  A note is being sent home with more information concerning the rules, etc.

We will be going to the park on Wed. May 24.  If a box lunch from the cafeteria was NOT ordered for your child, a lunch from home needs to be sent with him/her to school that day.  I recommend  that bottled water also be sent.  Another note about this will be sent home on Friday.

Phonics: We will be reviewing this week.

Spelling: No spelling this week or next week.

Reading:  We have finished our reading textbook and are now in a new one that I borrowed from Mrs. Harrison.  We will be reading  two new stories this week: " Legend of the Bluebonnet" and "Sally Ride, Astronaut." 

*****Please check at home and see if any of the Scott Foresman readers are at your house.  I am missing several.                     

Language:  We will be learninghow to write a book report this week.

Social Studies: We'll be learning about communities this week and how to be a good citizen.

Math:  ******Please help your child master (memorize) the math facts to 20.  I'll be sending home worksheets for them to do for practice, but it would really help them if you would get some flashcards for them to practice with as well.******  I will be timing the fact sheets daily.  They are expected to be able to complete one side in 1 minute.  We are continuing to do Accelerated Math this week.  This program allows children to work at their own pace on math exercises.  This provides reinforcement for areas of weakness as well as allowing a student to progress rapidly.  We will also continue to work on adding and subtracting two-digit numbers with regrouping, multiplying by 2's, 5's and 3's.

Science:  We are focusing on Social Studies this week. 
If you have any questions, or need to communicate with me, I can be reached by e-mail or phone.  The best time to call would be during my conference time at 10:25-11:15 or during my lunchtime which is from 12:10-12:50. 

Rise and Shine is on Monday and Friday in the cafeteria at 8:10.

Remember "True Blue Friday".

Have a great week and thanks for all you do.

Mrs. Olson
My Quia activities and quizzes
Seasons of the Year
Counting by 5's
Counting Money
Doubles Addition Facts
Useful links
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