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2-1-classroomWelcome to Mrs. Molina’s 2nd Grade Classroom! You may contact me at mmolina2@dwcaonline.org!

Weekly Schedule
Mondays: Computer 8:15 – 9:00 and Spanish 12:45 – 1:15
Tuesdays: Art 12:30 – 1:30
Wednesdays: Spanish 12:00 – 12:30
Thursdays: Music 9:30 – 10:15
Fridays: Gym 9:45 – 10:45

Newsletter for the week of March 20th

Posted on March 24, 2017

Dear Parents,

 

It was wonderful to see you all at parent teacher conferences this week. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email me. This class is a wonderful and I look forward to the time I have left with them this school year. T

This week in Balanced Literacy, we continued to work on our Personal Narrative Unit. This week we learned how to separate our writing into different paragraphs. We can separate paragraphs when a new character comes along, a new event or idea happens, the setting changes, or when a person is speaking. We also learned how to revise our writing, by adding in adverbs and stronger descriptive words. We read, My Father’s Hands, by Joanne Ryder and identified all of the adverbs and descriptive words she uses to describe her father’s hands and the insects and animals the author talks about. Finally, this week we learned how to add catchy leads to hook the reader into our story and how to finish our narratives with a strong ending or message for the reader. On Monday, we will begin writing rough drafts for our final performance task. Please make sure, if you have not done so already, that you send in the picture of your child for the small moment narrative story.

In Mathematics, we took our chapter 7 math test on money and time. Then we began chapter 8, where we will be learning about measurement. We learned how to measure objects using one-inch tiles squares and rulers to the nearest inch. Then we estimated the lengths of objects by mentally partitioning the lengths into inches. Lastly, we measured the lengths of objects using just a ruler, to the nearest inch.

In Religion, we reviewed what Lent and the Three Days are. We also completed chapter 11, which was a review of what the sacrament of Penance is. We learned that sin separates us from God and from one another. When we receive the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, we receive forgiveness from our sins.  We also learned that we have a conscience, which is a gift from God that helps us to know right from wrong. We can examine our conscience by reflecting on our own actions to see if we have followed the Ten Commandments or not.

This week in Science, we began learning about erosion. We learned about the history of the Earth and how landforms and the bodies of water change over time. Erosion is the process that breaks things down. Small pieces of rock or soil move from one place to another.

 

** At this point in the school year we are low on pencils, tissues, and paper towels, if you could donate any of these supplies it would be greatly appreciated!!**

 

Reminders:

  1. The picture of your child was due today. Please send one in on Monday if you have not done so already.
  2. Hot chocolate is available on Monday’s during lunch for $1.
  3. Please send in an absent note if your child is out sick from school.

 

Thank you for all you do!

Have a fantastic weekend!!!!!

 

Mrs. Molina

Homework for 3/23

Posted on March 23, 2017
  1. Read and Log 30 minutes
  2. Reading Reflection
  3. Math pages 557-558

Homework for 3/22

Posted on March 22, 2017
  1. Read and Log 30 min
  2. Math pages 551 and 552
  3. Religion Quiz tomorrow on chapter 11,20 and 21
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