This final week, as we “wrap” up the second quarter and the first semester of school, I am reminded of the “gift” I receive each and every day of teaching your child. They bring “joy” to my heart, “peace” to my soul, and a “hope” that the “present” can always be made a little “brighter”.
This week I am unexpectedly having to focus on taking care of myself and my family as we begin the holiday season. This absence in the classroom will not change the quality of instruction that your child will be receiving, or the holiday magic that I have planned for the final week of school. I am still working closely with our team of teachers, and making sure that each day is special for your children from behind the scenes. Your child will be at the forefront of my mind this week as I have to work from home in my role as a wife and mother. What joy your children have brought to my life thus far in second grade, and I look forward to making many more precious memories together after the New Year!
Please remind your child of the life principle of flexibility as I know things will look different for them this week without me there. Please reach out with anything you may need, and know that if I could be there I would.
Holiday hugs from a distance!
Dec. 15 - Sonic Spirit Day
Dec. 18 - Dress in your favorite pajamas as we get cozy for our upcoming Winter Break
Dec. 18 - Holiday Party/Service Project
Dec. 18 - End of 2nd grading period
Dec. 21 - Jan 6 Winter Break
As a reminder, we will have our Holiday Party (fun activities and service project) on Friday, December 18 (PJ Day!). We want to make this day special for the kids, so we have many fun and engaging activities and service projects planned for that day for both F2F and Virtual students.
Academic Updates for the week:
Reading: Students will be reviewing Persuasive Texts, and we will have a major grade assessment on Tuesday.
Writing/Grammar: Students are continuing letter writing skills, using the correct format of the 5 parts of a letter, proper capitalization and punctuation. Our letters will be written using the 3 author purposes of Persuade, Inform and Entertain.
Math: We will be introducing Fractions this week (halves, fourths, eighths) and will learn how to partition objects into equal parts.
Science: Students will review all concepts from this quarter. Also, we will be participating in a service project and will make a Bird Feeder on Thursday.
Social Studies: Students will explore Holidays Around the World and learn about the many different customs, traditions and celebrations from all around the world.