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Ms. Grant Grade 2

                      

    


The month of April brings warmer weather, 

which leads to mud and puddles everywhere on the playground. 

Please make sure that your child has appropriate footwear for our outside activities.  

The kids play hard and they certainly do not hesitate to get into the mud puddles. 

 
 
 


  Please Note:

The school wide expectation for students is to read or be read to for at least 20 minutes a night.

What We’re Learning

  Our school this year will be emphasizing the Responsive Classroom, which is an emphasis on establishing rules and appropriate behavior using consistent language and techniques all day long.

 Goals, expectations and the “social curriculum” in the first few weeks of school are critical to the overall success of the entire year.  We are working on a sense of group, establishing rules/consequences, and guided discovery. 

Building a sense of group includes simple group activities that help the children get to know each other better.  Guided discovery is a method by which areas of the room or classroom materials are introduced slowly and deliberately to the whole class. 

We will also do a variety of activities and assessments that will allow individuals to show where they are academically.  This will allow for the teacher to better meet the needs of each student. 

What We’re Learning


Math:   We will spend the rest of the year reviewing and mastering the math skills that we have learned so far this year.  This includes addition/subtraction fluency, addition/ subtraction with and without regrouping, identifying and counting money, telling time, measuring lengths, estimating, rounding, and interpreting data on a graph.

Reading: We continue to read from our reading text books each day and have centers that involve the iPads and our weekly spelling words.  The class enjoys being read aloud to and modeling fluency is essential in learning to read.  We will read “Big Bad Bruce” by Bill Peet.  With this story we will explore literary elements such as; character, setting, problems/solutions, and themes. 

Writing:  We will be working on our informational writing about Arctic animals and start a narrative writing piece about superheroes.

Social Studies/Science These subjects are integrated into reading and writing.  We have Scholastic News and Science Spin magazines that we read each week

Our spelling words for the week of April 9-13

unsafe   disappear   rewind   regroup

preheat   unlock   unpack   preschool

rerun   discolor   unplug   disagree
















































Important Reminders


Upcoming Events

ü Children’s Stage Adventures permission slips are due by April 9th.


ü Report Cards will go home on 

Friday, April 13th.


ü CSA will be here the week of 

April 16th – 20th.


ü There is no school from 

April 23rd – 27th.







Colebrook Public Library

We will visit the library the 4th Tuesday of every month, weather permitting.  Please let me know if you do not want your child to walk there and I will make other arrangements.  Thanks











 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 







 

 

 
 

 
 


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
































































































Lunch Menu

Main Meal Option


 Monday

Burger 

Tuesday: 

Chicken and Cheese Quesidillia

Wednesday:
Pizza

Thursday: 

Spaghetti

Friday 

Chicken and Biscuits




Each week when I send home the newsletter I will include the main meal menu for the following week.

Each day the choices are:

Main Meal

Deli Sandwich (Ham, Turkey, or Sunbutter & Jelly)

Parfait (yogurt w/fruit)

Chef Salad

Cold Lunch (from home)

Milk is an option during PM snack each day.

Prices are as follows:

Lunch (k-5) -$2.55 

Snack Milk- $.50


The school store is open every Thursday.  There are items for sale as low as $.25 and as high as $2.00.

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