Room 102 New – 12/8/17

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The winter weather has finally come, but we are staying warm and busy inside! Please check out the pictures below showing the students working on their iPads and some new flexible seating option in our classroom.

Here are a few highlights from our week together.

  • Reading – This week the students finished the novel, The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling. Each student completed their chapter summaries, what we are calling stop signs which was a lot of work! The students also used this book to work on perspective, problem and solution, analyzing the text for a lesson or theme.
  • Math – In math, took their assessment on Chapter 4 Multiplication Facts and Strategies on Wednesday. The class also worked on a fun Multiplication Menu Project that got their creative juices flowing with a menu of choice to show their learning. On Thursday, we started Chapter 5 Use Multiplication Facts. The first two lesson were all about multiplication patterns and finding unknown factors in multiplication sentences. Next week we will finish Chapter 5 (yes it’s a very short chapter) and we plan on having a test next Friday, December 15th.
  • Writing/Grammar – Second graders on a informational process writing piece also known as a “how-to” writing. This week we did all the planning and prewriting, to prepare for next week when we start our first draft. The students also took a closer look at possessive and reflexive pronouns this week. Now the class better understand how and when to use these types of pronouns.
  • Science – In science this week the students started Unit 4 which is All About Plants by discussing what plants need. Next week the students will work on learning about plant parts and plant life cycles.
  • Social Studies – This week the class continued discussing the United States government by learning more about the 3 different branches and a little bit about what each one does. We then focused on the legislative branch and learned about both the Senate and the House of Representatives, their roles and responsibilities, and why they are an important part of our government.
  • Art – This week we made warm mugs of hot chocolate during our directed drawing time, the students did GREAT!.

Important Reminders

  • Check out thinkcentral.com for more math and science materials and extras!
  • Look at the Decatur Classical website for updates in dance, latin, music, and physical eduction.
  • Please email me escole@cps.edu and Mr. Murray jpmurray2@cps.edu by 1:30 for any changes in dismissal. Thanks!
  • Dismissal is at 2:45 for students getting picked up.
    • All parents picking up their child(ren) must park in the neighborhood of the school. Please give yourself some time to park, walk, and meet your child on the playground by 2:45pm.
    • Do not park, pull over, or drop off on Sacramento between Lunt & Estes. It causes serious congestion and puts students walking or crossing the street at risk. This includes the bus lane & the kiss & go lane. You will be asked to move your car.
    • Remember that we want to be good neighbors in our community. Be considerate and do not park or block driveways or alleys.

Have a great weekend, enjoy the snow!

Miss Cole

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