Class News 1&2 2.16

Memory Work for 2/28: 2 Thessalonians 3:16
May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way.

Religion: Jesus’s Miracles

Spelling list for 3/2:
reach, weak, speak, neat, squeak, read, peace, teach, preach, beach, *really

Grade 2 Book Projects are due 2/27.

Scholastic Book orders are due on 3/1.

Social Studies: Producers/Consumers, George Washington
Science: Animal Teeth vs. Human Teeth

Housekeeping:
Our carpets are being cleaned over break!

I have sent home snow gear. I hope spring is on it’s way and we won’t need it again for recess, however, if we get a snow accumulation, please return gear. I am trying to clean out our closets!

Return all outstanding reading records.

Please return a clean water bottle when we return from break. They were all sent home Friday 2/16 to be disinfected.

Please provide a new snack when we return from break, like previously stated, we have cleaned out our snack storage.

Class News 1&2 2.9

Spelling:
paid, maid, train, pail, mail, tail, sail, brain, stain, wait, *said

100th Day-On Monday students will be rotating through 3 classrooms and our gymnasium completing 100th Day themed activities. Remember, your child is permitted to dress as they think they will look like when they are 100 years old. We will be taking a group photo of students grades K-4. Please check out this photo and other posts through our school facebook site if you have signed a photo release.

We are very anxious to play outside. Please understand we are planning on heading outdoors daily if the temperature (including wind chill) is 20 degrees. Some days however, we have our special immediately following lunch and it is not worth the time getting our gear on (it takes about 10 minutes for the class to get fully dressed) to only have 10 minutes to playtime outdoors. I tried splitting the time on a really cold day but it ended up being a very long transition. Rest assured, we have so many indoor games as well as interactive games we play utilizing the smartboard (Hullabaloo). We will gladly accept donations of gently used floor puzzles as ours are getting much use and will need replacing.

Report Cards-I think we have worked out the snares in our online grading system. Thank you for your continued patience with this. Like all new things, it takes some time to really navigate and understand. Please find a completed copy from quarter 1 and 2 reflecting writing and reading grades.

Snack-I have been reminding students to let you know when they are out of snack. Please help check in with your snack needs of your child as I discourage sharing foods due to allergies.

Valentine’s Day on Wednesday:
Please ensure that your child has a Valentine for every student in our class. We have 20. Below are their names to make Valentine card writing more manageable for you. I encourage your child to write their classmates name on the cards:
Levi, Luka, Riley, Gabriel, Hayden, Julia, Katherine, Isabeau, Katelyn, Elizabeth, Luke, Gavin, Ethan, Ava, Abby, Lola, Jeanie, Allison, Elena, and Emma. (ms. Harris and Mrs. Schmidt) Thank you room mothers for helping with this day! If you have an extra empty kleenex box, we are short 7! (even after collecting them a month!) Please send in Monday so we can decorate them for Wednesday.!!!

Class News 1&2 2.2

We reacted to the groundhog’s news with great joy! Please continue to send in snow gear as we will go outside to play in snow for 6 more weeks (according to the groundhog!)

Spelling_ bl list for 2/9
blue, black, blow, blend, blind, blood, blank, blink, blame, block, *blurry

Math:
Gr. 1-Topic 5 (finishing up) Moving to Topic 6 late next week
Gr. 2-Topic 6 test Monday/ Intro Topic 7 Monday

Expo marker alert: Please send in an additional expo marker for your child as many have dried out.

Snack attack-Please send in a snack for your child daily or consider leaving a package of crackers at school.

Social Studies:
We continued learning about people who provide goods and services. We recalled the visits from school parents who shared the service they provide the community in our gatherings last week.

100th Day of School projects are due next Friday! Please arrange your collection in a creative display so we can count them on Monday 2/12. Students will also be able to dress like they are 100 years old on this special dress down day. Start thinking about your costumes now!

Grade 2 book project ” How TO” is due on 2/27.

February Reading records are in your child’s take-home folder and completed records are due on 2/28. Please return outstanding reading records as they need to be added into our learning portfolio.

Class News 1&2 1.26

Dancers please remember to wear white socks and white leggings for our performance on Sunday. Please meet Ms. Harris in the basement at 10:15 am to change.

Grade 2 poetry projects are Due Tuesday.

Reading Records are Due on Wednesday.

Spelling list for 2/2: twig, twin, twirl, twist, two, twelve, tweet, twenty, twice, twitch *twinkle

Please sign the report card envelope and return it next week. I am proud of all the terrific learning in grades 1/2!

Class News 1&2 1.19

Memory Work verse: John 3:16 (due 2/14)

Spelling words for 1/26: ch sounds
chair, change, chart, chase, cheat, cheer, chest, child, chore, chunk *chicken

Grade 2 poetry projects are due 1/30.

Reading Records are due on 1/31. Please hand in any overdue reading records for your child’s learning portfolio.

Math:
Grade 1-Addition Facts to 20
Grade 2-Mental Addition

It’s time! Please break out your addition flash cards or use the addition facts reference page located in your child’s folder for daily review. This will help us gain confidence and increase our accuracy and speed during lessons. Thanks for your help with this important skill.

Science: We learned about predators and prey. We looked at two different perspectives and thought about many of God’s creatures. We marveled at His marvelous design so that all creatures could survive.

Social Studies: We continued our discussions about important leaders in our history and how we can be leaders. Next week we will learn about Ruby Bridges, a young leader from our history! The Scholastic news book order that was sent home is full of great examples of leaders in American history for children to read about. If you are considering ordering from Scholastic, please return the order by Monday. (not the 29th, rather the 22nd)

Next week is full of activities and special dressing opportunities. Please refer to the purple letter that was sent home or the Weekly assignment sheet for further information.

Class News 1&2 1.12

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family celebrating our Savior’s birth! My family and I thank you for the cards, prayers, goodies, and gifts. It truly added to the excitement and joy of the holiday and I appreciate you all thinking of me!

Social Studies: We thanked Ms. Fowler this week as we concluded our Communities program from Junior Achievement program. Students enjoyed learning about goods and services and how money is exchanged within a community. I cannot wait to have another program opportunity next year!

We learned much about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the reading of several books and our interactive scholastic news magazine. We made self-portraits and wrote a dream or wish we had for the world. These are proudly hanging in the hallway outside our classroom. Stop by and check them out!

Spelling: (tch endings) itch, ditch, pitch, hitch, twitch, hatch, latch, batch, catch, patch *watch*

Science: Polar Bears and Animal habitats
In Art class we made a polar bear after researching about their habitats online. Next we studied their skin and fur in science class with a lesson about how polar bears stay warm. Then in our neatest handwriting we wrote a creative story about the polar bear we created. Finally, we weighed and measured ourselves and researched the measurements of a baby and an adult polar bear (female and male) to compare the results. This STEAM activity (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) really helped further our understanding of one of God’s magnificent creatures!

Grade 2 poetry project is due on 1/30.

January Reading Records are due on 1/31.

A new project will go home next week getting ready to celebrate our 100th day at school! Please start collecting 100 objects to be displayed on a large poster board. We can’t wait to see your creative gathering of 100 objects!

Our next open house is quickly approaching! I am looking for a few volunteers to help us tidy up our classroom space to have the best presentation to welcome new students and families into our school. If you have an hour or two to spare during the day or even afternoon, please see Ms. Harris soon!

Class News 1&2 12.22

Merry Christmas! I pray that your holiday is filled with cheer making warm memories!

I truly am blessed to teach such fabulous students and I look forward to a new year of learning adventures!

Class News 1&2 12.15

Spelling words for 12/22 (six words) light, right, flight, night, sight, tight

12/22:

Breakfast begins at 8:30am. PANCAKES!

Christmas Pageant begins at 9:30am. I suggest getting here at 9:15 to get a seat. At the end of the performance we will share a special treat with our actors and actresses. Please let me know if you are able to send in juice boxes or cookies. There will be an opportunity for a class picture after the program.

Then we will return to the classroom for our gift exchange. Please send in gifts by Thursday so Ms. Harris does not panic. I don’t want any tears on Friday, there is enough going on as it is!

At 11:30 am we will meet as a school to sing our Trinity Tradition 12 Days of Christmas Song.

Dismissal at 11:45 am.

Class News 1&2 12.8

SNOW! We love snow! Please make sure your child has snow gear so they can enjoy snowy recess activities. Students who do not have proper gear will stay with a teacher not going outside. Snow pants may be left at school if you have a second pair.

SNEAKERS-Please consider leaving sneakers at school for gym use. They will be stored safely in our classroom closets.

Snack-Please check in with your child about their snack pile. Many students do not have any.

Spelling-The list next week: tow, throw, flow, row, grow, glow, blow, snow, slow, show, *know* bonus word

Next Wednesday is our Advent Church service. Please be at the church at 6:45pm. Students should dress in festive Church attire or their school uniform. Dance Troupe will perform.

We are doing great work on our Christmas Pageant. At this time, students should have their lines completely memorized witrh exception of my Narrators who will be reading from the Lecturn.

This week we had an awesome experience computer coding with the 5&6 grades! We also used google coding programs as a class on our smartboard. This application of knowledge was so exciting for our friends!

We listened to The Legend of the Christmas Candy Cane and made our own Candy Canes which are hanging in the hallway. Check them out if you get a chance!

Merry Moose Shop envelopes were sent home today. Please fill out/fill up and return to school if you are interested in participating!

Class News 1&2 12.1

An updated copy of the report card can be found in your child’s folder which more thoroughly explains grading for reading and writing standards.

We are doing an outstanding job on our Christmas pageant. The students sound much more fluent and are reading with great expression. I am proud of how hard they are working on this. Please keep this script in your child’s folder as we use it daily.

Pajama-Rama-Please let me know TODAY if your family is taking part in this special opportunity. It runs Saturday from 5:30-9:30pm. Please remember to bring a pair of PJ’s for children in foster care in Erie County. Your child should also bring a blanket to watch the movie Cars 3. Dinner and snack will be served.

Math:
Grade 1-Topic 4-Addition and Subtraction Facts to 12
Grade 2-Topic 4-Working with equal groups

ELA-
Grammar-Working with quotation marks, reviewing possessives, and indenting paragraphs
Read Aloud-A Bear Called Paddington (A new movie is coming out in January!)
Reading Skill-Identifying Fact vs. Opinion
Grade 2 has started cursive writing!

Social Studies-
Each week we welcome Ms. Fowler, a Junior Achievement curriculum volunteer, to our classroom. We are learning about goods, services and wants vs. needs. We made a collage of 5 wants and 5 needs that is on display in the hallway.

Science-
Weather

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14