Dear Parents and/or Guardians of 2nd/3rd Grade HC Students,
It is hard to believe that our Parent-Teacher conference week is coming up next week! If you haven’t already sent in your child’s conference form, please confirm your day and time as soon as possible. I ask that your child attend the conference with you, as students will lead you through their learning during our meeting. Please remember that school will dismiss early at 12:20 p.m. on Friday, November 1st, and each day the following week for our Parent-Teacher conferences.
This week, our class continued the 2nd unit in our Reach for Reading/National Geographic ELA curriculum. Our topic for this unit is nature’s balance, with the focus question: “What happens when nature loses its balance?” Students will explore expository science articles, work on sequencing non-fictional events, make inferences, and read/analyze various genres on ecosystems. Students began their ecosystem research and slideshow last week and are excited to share their work with the class. They will also begin their Feature Creature project next week.
The students will continue to progress through math lessons in both I-Ready and the Envision curriculum. Please continue working with your child on memorizing multiplication facts for 1-12. Moving forward in the Envision Math curriculum, the 2nd grade students will work on multiplication and division facts, understanding principles of fractions, two-dimensional shapes, time, and basics of geometry. The 3rd grade students will work on dividing by 1-digit and 2-digit divisors, fraction equivalence and ordering, adding mixed numbers, and converting among measurement units.
Writing: All students will continue to work on well-written essays that include opinion, narrative, and expository writing. Their writing journals are filling up fast, and it’s exciting to see their work from the beginning of the school year to this point in the semester. Their work is truly brilliant!
Encourage your child to READ, READ, READ! Our class had many students who met and exceeded their AR point and test percentage goals for the month of October! Students will be given their AR goals for the month the first day of each month and will also have time allotted for them throughout the school day in which to read. I also strongly encourage your child to read for at least 20-30 minutes each day.
Please continue to check our class website for project information, calendar updates, and weekly spelling lists.
Remember, if you would like for your child to have a snack to eat before lunch, please feel free to send it to school with him/her. Snack time immediately follows our morning recess at 10:15. Healthy snacks like fruit, veggies, etc. are strongly encouraged. Students may also keep a water bottle at their desk.
I am very proud of our class and your children! If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please do not hesitate to contact me at CHall@everettsd.org or (425) 385-4335.
Yours in Education,
Candace Hall, M.Ed., Ed.S.