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Mrs. Hastings- Grade 2

              Mrs. Hastings' Class
                ** Grade 2 ** 

The long migration to Mexico has begun!
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 Happy Halloween! 

October 15th - 19th

This will be the specials schedule for this year.
Mon. -  Code/Keybd.    Tues. -  Music       Wed. -  Art      Thurs. -  Gym       Fri. - Gym
                                      Reminders/Updates -

                               **  Read for 20 minutes for at least four nights a week **  

                                 ** Reading logs due Friday morning**

                                 **  Shakeout Drill will be on Thursday **
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Mrs. Hastings - Grade 2

Fab Five : (Need to be able to read these) 

  None yet    

Reading -   This week we are reading a story titled, 'A Walk in the Desert'.   We'll also discuss how to use the classroom library.  The students will be starting the reading program in Study Island.   

Story Words :  (Need to be able to read these)  

 animals  full  early  warm  eyes  water      

Amazing Words- Students don't need to spell or read all of these words.  They just need to know what they mean when they hear them.  These words are in some of our readings this week.

      arid  landform  dunes  ledge  haven  extinct  forbidding 

   Our question of the week - 

   What can we learn by exploring the desert?  

Spelling  -  Spelling Test on Friday  
         The spelling pattern for this week is adding s, ed, and ing to words like in tagged, bikes, and bidding.  


Note regarding RtI time -  
Individual classroom teachers are responsible for the teaching of reading, math, and writing skills to their own classroom students.  During the 30 min. RtI time students divide up into various groups and go to get some additional reading, math, or writing instruction or skill reinforcement.                          

Language -      We are discussing handwriting expectations and letter formations.  The students are discussing declarative and interrogative sentences.  This week we are continuing work on synonyms and antonyms.

Math -   The students are working on number sense and patterns.  We are also discussing math facts and practicing mental math.  We are continuing to work in our math journals wtih some problem solving.

        ** Math Games** 

Science -   We are finishing our work on the Monarch's Migration.  We are discussing the life cycle of a pumpkin.  
Social Studies and Global Awareness -   We are reviewing what  STARR means.  We are continuing to 'Fill others' buckets'?  Stories about autumn and pumpkins are being read and discussed.  We are also using maps as we discuss the Monarch's Migration route.


**Tip of the Week ** 

 Read a little every night if possible. 

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    ** Goggles and Glitter in Grade 2 **