February 4th-8th

Hello Parents!

Last week was an exciting one for second grade. We began learning about Westward Expansion and the Oregon trail and ended the week with our field trip the Pioneer museum. Thank you to all of you who volunteered as chaperones. The trip was a huge success, I know everyone enjoyed themselves.

This week the long anticipated cursive instruction begins! Therefore, spalding homework will look significantly different so please carefully read over the instructions that your students will bring home every night in their red folders.

Spalding: Students will be learning the cursive alphabet this week and will be asked to practice these cursive formations every night this week. Students will also learn 6 new spalding words. They will be tested on these on Friday. Please have students review these spelling words in manuscript. 

Math: We will continue our mental math unit this week. We will begin our week with a quiz and then end the week with a test. Please ensure that your scholar is completing their XtraMath homework 5 times this week!

History: We will continue our unit on Westward Expansion! This week we will be focusing on the Oregon trail and the dangers and adventures the pioneers experienced along the way. Students will have a quiz on this material on Thursday. Please make sure students complete their history homework as well.

Reading: This week we will continue reading Little House in the Big Woods written by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Poetry: Your student is working on memorizing, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost. Recitations will take place next week (February 11th) so make sure to review it with your students often!

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

We are thankful for all of your support!

Warmly,

Ms. Allen, Mrs. Pim and Ms. Castle

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