Second Grade Room 214

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Week of January 22nd

Hi Room 214 Families-  Please find information about the PTO’s fundraiser below!
Join us for a night out at The Promontory on Thursday February 1, 2018 from 6-8 pm featuring a performance by Bethany Pickens Trio!  Your $40 advance ticket includes beer, wine and light appetizers.
Child care will be provided by Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) from 5:45-8:30 pm for $20/child + $10/sibling, including dinner and fun!  Please note that the day following the event, Friday Feb 2, is a non-attendance day for students.
Can’t attend the event but still want to support Ray School, enter our Raise a Glass raffle at:  http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-raffle-2018.html
What is happening this week…
Reading Workshop:  We wrapped our unit on nonfiction and have moved back to fiction!  We are going to work a lot on fluency and making sure that we are comprehending what we are reading- keeping track of the story and thinking about the dialogue of our characters.  We are also going to work on making inferences and study metaphors, similes and other ways authors add details and voice to their writing.  Please make sure your child is filling out their reading log every night.  Everyone should be reading for 20 minutes every night.
 
Writing Workshop:  Kids should be finishing up publishing their nonfiction stories.  We have returned to science writing and are making catapults.  We are focusing on writing questions, hypothesis, procedure, results, and conclusions.  Spelling Test on Friday!
Math:  Last week we focused on exact change and making change.  This week we will work on 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, and 5.9.
Science:  We continued our investigation of solids.. we made towers out of solid objects and examined what properties made materials work for a base and a top.  We also put solids in categories and found that they share many of the same properties.  This week we are going to investigate liquids.
Social Studies:  We discussed a lot about Martin Luther King Jr. and are discussing what social justice means to our classroom, community and greater world.  This topic will lead us into our next unit study for African American History month.
Spelling Words
Group 1
  1. Families with ck

back sick lock duck neck

sack lick rock suck peck

tack pick sock tuck deck

jack tick dock truck speck

pack kick clock

Group 2
  1. Less Common Long e

greed chief these *

speech field scene vein

greet brief theme friend

creek grief eve seize

fleet    geese piece

cheese thief   niece

Group 3

Open and Closed VCV

meter petal *

human rapid water

secret punish busy

paper magic

lazy shiver

even comet

major river

climate clever

crater proper

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