Welcome back to school! It has been wonderful to hear about the 2nd graders’ Christmas adventures. We’re off to a great start to 2020.
This week, we made learned about our January virtue of the month: self-control. We made posters of strategies we use to keep our self-control. The posters on display on the new bulletin boards in our primary hall. We learned how to subtract 2-digit numbers with regrouping, reviewed digraphs in phonics, completed our printing strokes workbook pages, identified nonfiction text features and compared/contrasted fiction and nonfiction books.
$1 to Unbound: Ashley from Costa Rica: Our class has done a great job bringing in $1 every month for our child sponsor, Ashley. We received a beautiful Christmas card from Ashley and will be writing her back soon. Thank you for your continued support of our child sponsorship of Ashley!
Civil Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: As we prepare to celebrate MLK day, my students will be learning about racism in U.S. history and acts of courage people have taken to bring equality to all people. We will discuss our nation’s history of slavery of African and Indigenous Peoples, learn about the civils rights movement and hear many books about Dr. King and other Black leaders. We will read: If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement, The Youngest Marcher: A Young Civil Rights Activist, We are the Change, and Dr. Martin Luther King Day.
Vocations Guest Speakers needed for Catholic School’s Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 1: Can you come and share about your occupation with the 2nd graders? We are flexible on the time of day. Contact me if you have share with us.
Tour of Pike Place Market: (all spots are filled – thank you!) I am requesting 3 volunteers to help chaperone our field trip Thursday, February 6th, 9-1. We will have a guided tour of Pike Place Market in small groups. You would be required to chaperone a small group of students. This is a no-buying field trip for students and parents. We are there to learn about the history of the market, meet some producers and have a few samples. We take a metro bus to and from Pike Place Market.
Mid-Year Reading Assessment to check reading skill progress – week of January 21.
Happy New Year!