Ms. Amy's Room 105
Hello Parents and Students,
Your children are doing a fantastic job. They are so eager to learn and have great attitudes!!
In Language Arts we are continuing with reading, writing, and completing grammar. In reading, students are continuing to focus on new vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, and dictionary work. In addition, we are continuing to work on the purpose of writing, proper form and penmanship, and neatness. We are currently working on opinion writing and format using planning, rough drafts, editing, and final copies.
We finished creating our book “Amazing Animals.” It went to the publisher last Friday (February 27, 2017). Everyone did a wonderful job illustrating and writing about the animal they chose. I am very excited to see the final project. For those of you that ordered a copy, they should arrive in 3-4 weeks. I will be sure to keep you updated if I hear anything about delivery times.
We are continuing to read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Polar Bears Past Midnight.” Students seem to be enjoying the novels. We are focusing on academic vocabulary as well as plot, setting, characters, theme, rising and falling actions, point of view, and conflict resolution. We will continue to learn about these topics and concepts as we read.
In Math we are continuing to learn new academic vocabulary and helpful math strategies. Your children are becoming very confident in their abilities in math and with out of the box thinking. In 2nd grade we will continue working on “Number Concepts, Number Sense, and Place Value.” We will also work on the concepts of addition and subtraction and will soon be incorporated measurement and time. In 3rd grade we will continue working on multiplication and tricks and strategies to memorize the facts. We also began working with fractions and will begin working with division over the next few weeks.
In Science we are working with our mentors to learn about Newton’s Law. After Spring Break, we will focus of Ecosystems.
I would like to thank Ms. Margie and Ms. Amber for their help during the Valentine’s Day celebration. I appreciate everything that you did to make the afternoon completely flawless.
March 7th- Honor Roll, Principal’s List and Attendance Awards Ceremony 10:00am
March 8th, 9th, and 10th – 12:30 Early Release/Conferences (Conference times went home with students on Tuesday. Please let me know if you did not receive your time).
March 13th – 17th Spring Break No School
March 22nd PTO Meeting 4:00pm
March 31st – Staff Development 12:30 Early Release
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great day!
Ms. Amy and Ms. Renee