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Greetings from Second Grade!

Hello Families!

The first quarter of the year has come and gone and we are busy in Room 211. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us, the energy level in school is growing daily!
In reading, we have spent a good amount of time learning about retelling a story, finding the main idea and details of text, determining the author's purpose for writing text, making connections, predicting, asking questions about what we read, and making inferences. The upcoming weeks will feature folk tales and the many versions of the Gingerbread Man. If it sounds like a lot, it is! Second grade is hard work!
 In math we are learning to use many strategies to add and subtract numbers and have begun to work with adding two 2-digit numbers. We will also be starting a unit on measurement. Of course we work on problem solving all through the school year. At home, please work with your second grader to practice telling time and work with adding  money using coins and dollars.
In science we have done many activities for our Solids and Liquids unit. We have compared the properties and behaviors of these 2 kinds of matter. The children enjoy the hands-on activities and are learning and having fun at the same time!
In writing, we are discovering the many ways that writers get their writing ideas. The students are working with a partner to share their work, give and gain feedback, and reflect. 
A few items to remember:
The gold forms for dismissal must be filled out for any changes in your child's dismissal schedule. If you are out of forms, please let me know and I will send more home in the STAR binder.
Lost Reading Logs can be printed from this web page. Please find the file on the bottom of this page. Also, all Fundations homework can be printed if needed from the link on this page. 
All math homework and reading logs are due on Fridays. Fundations homework will be due on the date on the cover page of the packet. 
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email me. I wish you and yours all the wonder and happiness that makes this time of year so special!
Happy Holidays,
Mrs. Gina Mikaelian