April 23-27

  • Happening This Week:   
    • Grandparent's Day is on Monday, April 23rd, from 8:10-9:30.  It will be a special time spent doing activities together. 
    • Our Casual Classroom Concert will be held this week on Thursday at 11:05 in the music room.  
    • Our second grade field trip will be on Wednesday, May 9th.  We will be going to the Lower Sioux Interpretive Center.  A permission form with all the details will be coming home on Monday. 
    • We are watching 2 newly hatched eagle chicks on a webcam.  Here is a link to the website:  http://mnbound.com/live-eagle-cam/
    • Library and Math Homework are both on Tuesday.
  • In Reader's Workshop this week we will complete Unit 9 with a Reader's Theater performance of Androcles and the Lion.  We will also work on retesting skills from earlier in the year.   
  • We will begin a unit on algebra in math this week.  Students will learn to solve unknowns in addition and subtraction equations.  For example,  "If 6 + y = 10,  what is the value of y?"  Students should continue to work on mastery of the basic addition and subtraction facts.  We are using a new math practice site for fact fluency called Reflex Math.  Here is a link to the website:  https://www.reflexmath.com/
  • Students should return their second STINGERS Reading slip this week.  The third slip will come home on Monday.  Remember, students should read 15 minutes/day or a total of at least 75 minutes for the week.  Students who return all their recording slips in the month will earn a prize. 
  • Word Work for this week will include adjectives with the un- prefix.  List words include:  undo, unsafe, untrue, unwind, unfair, unhappy, unload, unfold, untie, unlock.   Here is a link to a great website to practice our words for the week:  http://www.spellingcity.com/sjbaldwin/
  • We continue to review and practice our good Cardinal Code behaviors throughout the school settings.  Many students are earning a lot of Cardinal coins for their great behavior!  Our Cardinal Word of the month is Pride.
  • As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have about your child or what is happening in our classroom.  Good communication is so important for a successful school year for your child.