Happy Easter All-Star Families,
It’s been fun this week to hear about the 2nd graders’ spring break adventures. We had a busy week learning about plant adaptation, poetry and geometry.
Our Learning and Projects:
IMPORTANT: Native Plant Report: Your child chose a NW native plant to research. Look up facts about the plant using the scientific name provided with your child. Help your child write 3 sentences that tell about what the plant looks like, where it grows, special features or interesting facts. Draw or print a picture of the plant. There is a rubric attached to the report, and we will share the reports Friday, April 20th.
NEW Science UNIT: We are learning how plants adapt to survive in their habitats and how plants spread their seeds or pollen. We started off by reviewing parts of a plant, what plants need to survive, and now we will be completing a plant habitat booklet to show how plants adapt to their surroundings. Students watched a Bill Nye the Science Guy video about how plants grow and make their own food.
Reading and Writing: It’s Poetry Month! We are reading and writing poetry all month. So far, students have learned acrostic poems, color poems, and then created a poem titled “Kids Pockets”. We will continue with other types of poetry, and students are invited to write their own poems either at school or at home to add to the poetry book made at school.
Poetry Celebration Day on April 25-27 – Please help your child rehearse their poem over and over again until they have it memorized. Poems must be at least 8 lines. Have fun!
Math: We spent time on geometry with 2D and 3 shapes, and will now be doing fractions, symmetry and arrays. Students practice their math facts daily in the classroom with checkpoints and XtraMath.
Religion: Students are learning about the 7 sacraments, with an emphasis on First Communion.
- Tuesday, April 17th, Greenwood Library Day
- Tuesday, April 17th 6pm and 7pm, First Communion Bread Making Class
- Thursday, April 19th, Jump Rope for Heart Kick Off Assembly
- Monday, April 23rd, Beekeeper Guest Speaker visits
- Tuesday, May 1st, Crowning of Mary – bring a flower
- Monday, May 7th, First Communion Brunch for all 2nd Grade students