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MAY NEWS

Field trip—May 1st to the RED SOX GAME—please wear comfy clothes, tennis shoes, sunscreen and bring a lunch if you signed up to bring a lunch from home!

Field trip—May 3rd to the Schoolhouse Rock PLAY

BOOK ORDER—LAST ONE!  DUE MAY 10th—CHECK OR ONLINE ONLY!

RCPS+ forms are due May 10th.  I will be calling to see if your child will be attending if I’ve not heard from you.  This is a great summer opportunity.  Attendance is not mandatory, no tests, and free meals!

Regardless of your summer plans, please work with your child this summer to keep them ready for 3rd grade.  Third grade is a BIG jump from second and material is taught fast.  Read lots and practice math facts and 2nd grade skills.  Use websites, ideas from Pinterest, etc.  Keep it fun!

 

WHAT WE'RE LEARNING THIS MONTH...

READING—Please encourage reading at home for 20 minutes.  Students are getting better at PROVING WHERE WE FIND THE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS (“Whoomp, there it is!”).  Keep it up!  We will finish our BENCHMARK TEST on THURSDAY.  Topics:  Review

WRITING—We continue to practice cursive.  Students will be doing their final writings for their folders that go to 3rd grade.  Topics:  paragraphs, editing

SPELLING—We will not have any more official spelling tests this year.  I’ve been giving some practice sheets that work with certain sounds and word types, like compound words, contractions, etc. 

MATH—We took our Benchmark test Monday.  Scores are written in your child’s planner.  We will be remediating skills your child missed.  You may now play ST MATH AT HOME!  Students know how to access it through www.rcps.info. 

SCIENCE—We will review some old units.  Students will also research a topic of interest and make a poster in class to share! 

SOCIAL STUDIES—We will study ECONOMICS this month and have a Market Day in May.  Students will be creating their own product and ‘selling’ it at our Market Day.  Look for more info soon!