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We are in the last few months of second grade!  Remind your child daily about following directions/rules and listening.  We are setting goals and working on doing our personal best! 

Please consider donating to our grade level basket for Fun Fest.  The theme is parents/family night out.  Gift cards or any monetary donation are appreciated!

 EARTH WEEK will be April 22-26.  Participation is encouraged!  Look out for the schedule next week.

BOOK ORDERS--DUE APRIL 5th--CHECKS OR PAY ONLINE ONLY!

 

WHAT WE'RE LEARNING THIS MONTH...

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

 WRITING—We continue to practice cursive.  Students are doing a great job writing a 5 sentence PARAGRAPH (topic sentence, at least 3 details, and an ending sentence).  Now, we are trying to add more details and explanations.  Topics:  Review

 SPELLING—We will have some different lists for awhile to practice commonly misspelled words.  At school, we write 3 activities with the words.  At home, students just need to study.  Please bring words to school each day!

 MATH—Our topics this month include:  Geometry, Probability, and more problem solving and number sense.  We will have a final BENCHMARK TEST after break.  You may now play ST MATH AT HOME!  Students know how to access it through www.rcps.info.

 SCIENCE—We will talk more about the importance of PLANTS this month.  Our GREENHOUSE lessons are fun and interesting!

 SOCIAL STUDIES—We will wrap up famous Americans and start ECONOMICS.  Look for a home project after spring break.