Dear 2nd Grade Families,
Happy New Year! I hope you had the opportunity to spend some time relaxing with your families over winter vacation. This is another busy week in 2nd grade please make sure to read below carefully to get all the important information.

Notes and Remindersā€¦
*It has gotten cold! Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather (boots, snow pants, gloves and hat) we try to get outside as much as possible.
*In addition you might want to consider sending an extra change of clothes to school for days that are extra wet and snowy. It is much easier if the children already have clothes in their locker, than having to spend time calling home to get a dry pair.

Homework: New word sorts are coming home today, the homework paper is due 1/15/16. Please make sure your child is reading for 20 minutes and practicing his or her math facts each night.

This week in 2nd gradeā€¦

In reading we have begun to work on visualization while we are reading. Good readers use visualization to help them better understand the stories they are reading.

In writing we have begun a new unit on realistic fiction. The students will have the opportunity to create their own character and write their own narrative using that character.

In social studies we are finishing up our unit on landforms and their features.

In science we will begin our new unit on air and weather!

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Giles