MRS. MANNING`S CLASS PAGE
Welcome to our class page! I hope the information below is helpful.
WEEK OF: May 17, 2010
It doesn't seem possible, but this will be my last Quia page communication with you for this year.
I would like to take this means of thanking you for your involvement in your child's learning as a 2nd. grader. Many children have made tremendous progress this year, and you have played a part in making that happen. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER VACATION WITH YOUR CHILDREN.
I WILL NEED YOU TO SEND A LARGE BROWN PAPER BAG TO SCHOOL BEFORE NEXT MONDAY AS WE WILL NEED IT TO PACK UP OUR THINGS FROM OUR DESKS THAT WILL NEED TO COME HOME ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. THESE MAY BE SENT ANY TIME, AND WE WILL KEEP THEM UNTIL WE ARE READY TO USE THEM.
This week and next please be looking for the following things to come home. I always try to help my students have a way to maintain skills and keep in touch with learning and responsibilities over the summer so they can remain ready for third grade. That does take parental involvement, but the things I will be sending home and providing for you should help it to be easy for you to see that this happens. These are the things to be looking for:
1. Parent letter and calendar for maintenance of skills. These will be included in the report card.
2. Summer work folder: With this your child will be able to stay busy over the summer. Each child needs to do something with learning and reading nearly every day to maintain skills. Using this folder of activity sheets will give you a way to see that this happens.
3. QUIA PAGE: I will leave some games and drill activities on the activities section of my page for your child's use. (I hope my retirement does not affect the availability of this page for you.) The DICTIONARY LINK on my page is wonderful. It can provide endless interesting learning activities. If your child has not taken advantage of using this site before, please visit it this summer.
4. SIX FLAG TICKETS: I will be sending these home in the report cards for those who did the extra reading to earn them back in February.
Hopefully no one will need a clip-a-strip this week. They will only be used this week and next if your child's behavior warrants the need for one. No news will be good news in this department.
Thanks to those of you who have worked consistently on our FACT TEST. Vivian made her third 100 in a row last week. About five others are working on the string of three 100's in a row. Only those close to reaching complete mastery will be taking the test this week and next but I will give it frequently enough that anyone working on their three 100's goal will be able to earn it if they keep making their 100's. If your child did not master all of the facts, keep working over the summer to maintain what they have mastered and work to be closer to the point of total mastery. It will make a big difference as they begin thrid grade if they can function competently with the addition and subtraction facts from the beginning of the year.
Our all school Fun Day will be coming up on Wednesday, May 26. Letters will come home this week with reminders about our fun day at the park on Tuesday, May 25. All but the four requesting school lunches earlier for that day will need a sack lunch and a drink for lunch on that day.
ALL LIBRARY BOOKS, SUPPLEMENTAL READERS, AND CLASSROOM LIBRARY BOOKS NEED TO BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL AT THIS TIME. THE END OF THE YEAR IS UPON US!!
Thanks to Ms. Lee and Ms. Rush for volunteering to do our drinks for the fun day at the park and for our outside activity day here at school. We appreciate both of you moms.
Each week we will focus on a school-wide word relating to our GREAT EXPECTATIONS program. This week's word will be HUMANITARIANISM. Ask your child to share the definition and the concept of this week's quote later in the week.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES THIS MONTH:/
This week we will be sharing research facts about our last assigned topic which will be RAFFLESIA. Children may then research any topic of interest to them. When they have their facts organized for sharing I will allow time for them to share what they have learned about their topic of interest to them. Have them bring their facts as soon as they are ready and we will work their sharing time into our days between now and the end of school.
Mark your calendars for May 21 at 8:10 a.m. which will be our second grade assembly for presentation of AR and AC Math awards. NOTES INFORMING YOU ABOUT REWARDS FOR YOUR CHILD CAME HOME ON FRIDAY.
Our most recent WEIGHTY WORD has been INGRATIATE.
REMEMBER TO EXPECT THE TAKE HOME FOLDER EACH DAY AS PART OF YOUR CHILD'S DAILY RESPONSIBILITY. It also should return to school EACH day.
This week we will read "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" which we did not have time to enjoy last week and a story titled "Crow Boy" which helps us better understand individual differences and how to respect others.
Spelling lists will be sent home on Monday of each week. We will have a trial test each Thursday, and our final test will be on Friday.
This week's words will be: correct, wrong, terrible, wonderful, different, alike, interesting, boring, young, elderly, dangerous, safe, small, large, difficult, easy, beautiful, ugly, figurative, excitement.
Using the games at the bottom of this page will be one way your child can study each week's words. Writing the words is another important way to study.
This week we will learn about adverbs as our last part of speech. We will learn that they give more information about the verbs in our sentences by telling how, when, and where.
Concepts for this week's lessons will be: routine assessment, multiplication by 2, finding area using color tiles, multiplication number stories and the number sentences to solve them, and identification of intersecting perpendicular lines.
This week we will learn about land forms and our natural resources in Social Studies and then move into our Rock Unit in Science. We will learn about sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks.