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FEBRUARY NEWS

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

INTERIMS come home February 8th.

BOOK ORDERS—Due FEBRUARY 12th—ORDER ONLINE or make a CHECK OUT TO SCHOLASTIC.  NO CASH!

READ-IN—February 13th—Bring your stuffed animal!

VALENTINE PARTY will be on the 14th at 1:30.  Send in a snack to share.  We will be exchanging Valentine cards. 

WHAT WE'RE LEARNING THIS MONTH...

READING—Please encourage reading at home for at least 15 MINUTES and we will build our way up to 20 minutes.  Topics include:  Nonfiction features, Main Idea/Details, Character traits, and PROVING WHERE WE FIND THE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS (“Whoomp, there it is!”).

WRITING—We are practicing CURSIVE!  Students should know how to write their first names in cursive by now.  Please practice this at home.  Students are doing a great job writing a 5 sentence PARGRAPH (topic sentence, at least 3 details, and an ending sentence).  Topics:  Synonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes, Editing

SPELLING—We have our tests on Thursday and get new words on Friday (unless I forget!).  At school, we write 3 activities with the words.  At home, students just need to study and sort their words by feature.  Please bring words to school each day!

MATH—Our topics this month include:  Money, Measuring, and more problem solving.  You may now play ST MATH AT HOME!  Students know how to access it through www.rcps.info. 

SCIENCE—We will study LIFE CYCLES this month. 

SOCIAL STUDIES—We will study George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.