Room 102 News – 2/9/18

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I hope ALL the students enjoyed a fun and safe snow day on Friday. I’ll see everyone back at school on Monday, February 12th.

Thank you to ALL who volunteered to chaperone the field trip Wednesday, I can only take one. Mr. Evans will be joining us this time.

Here are a few highlights from our week together:

  • Reading – This week, we read about the history of the Olympics in honor of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The students loved learning about how the Olympics started in Greece in 776 B.C. and how the game evolved into what they are today. This week we used the text to work on main idea and supporting details, comparing and contrasting using a Venn diagram, asking and answering text dependent questions, and writing a summary. Next week we will be reading about Aesop’s fables in preparation of our field trip on Wednesday, February 14th.
  • Math – The class continued working on division in Chapter 7 – Division Facts and Strategies. This week we worked on strategies when dividing by 4, 6, and 7. Some strategies we have worked on include using a number line, relating facts to multiplication, subtracting multiple times, and making a picture.  Remember to check out thinkcentral.com for resources and videos about our math lessons and explanations on strategies we use in class.
  • Writing/Grammar – Second graders worked on writing opinion/persuasive writing with a winter themed “Would you rather”. We will continue working on opinion/persuasive writing the next several weeks.  In grammar, students worked on capitalization of titles and proper nouns.
  • Science – In science this week, we started Unit 6 – Earth and Its Resources. First, we learned about what changes the earth which includes fast changes like an earthquake, flood, and volcano eruption and slow changes like erosion and weathering. Next, students discussed the Earth’s natural resources like air, soil, and wood.
  • Social Studies – This week the class we continued talking about important Hispanic Americans by learning about Ellen Ochoa a very interesting astronaut. The students also learned about and discussed the 7 continents and 5 oceans found on Earth.

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. Please give yourself some time to park, walk, and meet your child by 2:45pm.
  • Babysitting Night at Decatur! Our 6th graders and some of our teachers are hosting a babysitting night! MOVED to FEBRUARY 16th!
    • Our 6th graders and some of our teachers are hosting a babysitting night! The Decatur Babysitting Night is a time for parents to go out on the town without their kids in tow! See a movie! Or just sit in silence in a dark room.
    • Drop off your school age children (K-5) from 6-9 pm on February 16th. There will be pizza, snacks, movies, and fun!
    • The cost is $30 per student, $20 for each additional sibling
    • All proceeds will go towards our 6th grade class trip
    • To learn more and to sign up, register at https://www.smore.com/hrk0b

Have a great weekend!

Miss Cole

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