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April21

~*The Pitzer Post*~

April 24-28, 2017

In this weekly post, you will find information about the academic content and special events happening in the upcoming week. 

Literacy (Reading & Writing)

Click the link to view our upcoming theme skills!
Theme 15(week one)
Phonics Words:  drier, funniest, happier, sunniest, windier, call, own, bluest, healthier
Vocab Words:  droplet, puddle, cause
Grammar Skill: Review simple sentence structure

Math

Chapter 17: Picture Graphs
Vocabulary
: picture graph, key, symbol, record, tally chart
Objectives:

  • Read, analyze, and interpret picture graphs
  • Complete picture graphs
  • Make picture graphs
  • Solve real world problems using picture graphs

MIFChapter17

Cursive

Week 13 Uppercase Letters are: D, S, I, and J!
*Last week of cursive!*

Let’s finish strong and have 100% of students completed their homework!  Don’t forget to watch, practice and leave a comment.  When you leave a comment on this post, you can tell us something you noticed, something you are proud of or something you are still struggling with.  Don’t forget to leave a comment so we know that you completed your homework.

Second Step

We have now gone through all of the lessons in our Second Step program.  Next week we will be reviewing the skills we have learned so far.  Students will be given the opportunity to reflect on their individual growth and learning.  This will help them retain and apply the concepts and skills learned.  The more students review and practice, the stronger their skills become.

Some important concepts we have learned this year: Empathy, focused listening, STEP, consequences, choices, belly breathing, positive self talk, name your feeling, and being assertive.  Please feel free to ask your child about these concepts and how they can use them at school and home.

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 24, 2017

  • Lunch: Sub Sandwich
  • “droplet” note card comes home, due Tuesday

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 

  • Lunch: Lasagna Bake
  • “puddle” and “cause” note cards come home, due Wednesday
  • K-1 Music Program @ 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • ½ Day SIP DAY
    • Students are dismissed at 11:15am
  • Secretary’s Day
  • Read Grandma’s Ring out loud, book and slip signed and returned tomorrow

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Lunch: Chicken and Waffles
  • St. Jude Benefit 5-8pm
    • Talent Show 6:30pm-7:30pm

Friday, April 28, 2017

  • Lunch: Bosco Sticks
  • POETRY CAFÉ!
    • Don’t forget to RSVP!
    • Parents and Grandparents are welcome to join us for all or part of the day

Celebrating Our Greatness!

  • One week away from finishing cursive writing! WHOO-HOO!
  • Learning about alliteration and trying to incorporate it into our writing as much as possible
    • Check out our Padlet:
  • Discovering the onscreen keyboard on our Chromebooks and finding EMOJIS!
  • Mrs. Pitzer introducing us to #BookSnaps
  • Reviewing subtraction and bar models during math workshop
  • Creating our own timelines
  • Celebrating Earth Day by exploring a HyperDoc

Poetic Quest #21

April21

Poem #21

Crocodile’s Toothache by: Shel Silverstein

 

Poetic Quest #20

April20

Poem #20

I Don’t Want to Do Homework by: Alan Katz

**BONUS POINT ALERT**
You can earn 25 points each for writing one or both of the types of poems below: Tanka or Triolet.  (Click on the pictures below to learn how to write these types of poems).  You must post these poems on the Padlet to earn your points (max 50 points). Your poem on the Padlet must include a picture that matches your poem: https://padlet.com/spitzer/PoetryQuest17 

Poetic Quest #19

April19

Poem #19

Deep in Our Refrigerator by: Jack Prelutsky

Poetic Quest #18

April18

Poem #18

Sick by: Shel Silverstein

Poetic Quest #17

April17

Poem #17

Home Sweet Home by: John Howard Payne

Poetic Quest #16

April16

Poem #16

Mad About Math by: Alan Katz
(2 page poem, remember to click on picture to enlarge)

Poetic Quest #15

April15

Poem #15

A Pep Talk by: Kid President

The Pitzer Post!

April14

~*The Pitzer Post*~

April 17-21, 2017

In this weekly post, you will find information about the academic content and special events happening in the upcoming week. 

Literacy (Reading & Writing)

Click the link to view our upcoming theme skills!
Theme 14 (week two)
Phonics Words:  babies, candies, cherries, flies, supplies, hold, have, memories, trophies
Vocab Words:  provide, obtain, wages
Grammar Skill: Adjectives and Adverbs

Math

We’ve spent this week reviewing our skills for adding 3 digit numbers. This is an important concept that 2nd grade students are expected to master before heading to 3rd grade.  We’ve done some fun activities to help us practice this skill.  Next week we’ll head on to reviewing subtracting and bar models. This will also be another great way to reinforce addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers

Cursive

Week 12 Uppercase Letters are: Y, Z, Q, and X!

As soon as your child learns the uppercase letter that starts their name, they can begin writing their name in cursive in class!!  When you leave a comment on this post, you can tell us something you noticed, something you are proud of or something you are still struggling with.  Don’t forget to leave a comment so we know that you completed your homework.  I loved the comments that have detail (specifics) AND followed the rules of writing!

Pitzer Poetry Café

Friday, April 28, 2017 is Poetry Café Day in second grade!  Information came home last week to fill you in on all of the poetic fun!  Grandparents and or parents are more than welcome to join us for all or part of the day as we discover so many different ways to write, read, listen to and enjoy poetry.  Please let me know if you plan on attending by filling out the  bottom part of the form.

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 17, 2017 

  • No School!

Tuesday, April 18, 2016

  • Lunch: Nachos
  • “provide” note card comes home, due Wednesday
  • Watch Cursive Week 12 Video, comment and practice  (due Wednesday)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

  • Lunch: Hot Dog
  • “obtain” and “wages” note cards come home, due Wednesday
  • Watch Cursive Week 12 Video and comment by today
  • Board of Education Meeting 7pm
    • DGS students will be presenting!!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • Lunch: Chicken and Noodles
  • Phonics Practice Paper (front and back), due tomorrow

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Lunch: Cheese Pizza
  • Progress Reports Issued
  • Theme 14 Test

Celebrating Our Greatness!

  • 11 weeks of cursive under our belts…2 week left!
  • Comparing and contrasting vocabulary pictures for a vocabulary discussion by using TodaysMeet
  • Exploring PublishYourDeisgn – Lego Builder to turn writer’s workshop into a makerspace
  • Building our poem with virtual Legos
  • Students cashing in on their poetic quest prizes and earning bonus points!
  • Reviewing addition and basic facts in math to prove mastery
  • Improving our fact fluency accuracy to 96% for both addition and subtraction
  • 10 Seussville Citizens leveled on the Super Improver wall
  • Collaborating with our friends during our makerspace writer’s workshop
  • Using Google Forms to evaluate the Lego Builder tool
  • Laughing at where Mr. Wright put eyes on the pile of mulch becusae it reminded us of a pretty hysterical emoji

Second Grade in Pictures

 

Poetic Quest #14

April14

Poem #14

Early Bird by: Shel Silverstein

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