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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 May 22, 2017

Posted on May 25, 2017

Dear Parents,

This week in Balanced Literacy/Science, we have begun to finish our Pollination Unit. This week we learned about the anatomy of a bee and the important parts of the body bees need to survive. For example, we learned that the bee has a pollen basket in its rear legs to store and carry pollen and nectar. Their antennas have sensory cells that allow the bee to smell and touch. We also learned a little bit more about different pollinators and we compared and contrasted their ways of pollinating. Did you know bats pollinate over 300 different types of fruit? We finished the week by reading different featured articles and identifying the different text features that are in featured articles and why including these text features are important. Beginning on Tuesday, students will begin their final, final performance task in Literacy. Students will be put into four groups and given a topic, relating to bees and pollination. Then individually, students will write their own featured article. The four groups are:

  1. The Bee Life Cycle and its Anatomy
  2. The Pollination Process
  3. The Roles of the Honey Bee, Workers, Drone, and Queen Bees
  4. Other Pollinators

 

In Mathematics, we continued to learn about the attributes of 2-dimensional shapes. The learned how to identify the angles in each shape. An angle forms when two sides of a shape touch. We also used square tiles to make rectangles to identify the rows and columns that can be used to create rectangles. Finally, we learned how to separate shapes by halves, thirds, and fourths.

This week in Religion, we continued to learn about Mary, the mother of Jesus. We learned that just like our ceremony last week, churches and people all over the world celebrate Mary with special ceremonies and masses throughout the year. On January 1, churches celebrate Mary and that she is the mother of Jesus. She is the holiest saint, born free from sin. She was chosen by God to carry his child. She lived her life the way God wanted her to. She was kind, giving, and always helped others.

During Social Students, we learned about reasons why people work. People work to earn an income. With that income, we must make choices, to buy things we need over things we want. If we need a new pair of sneakers, it is more important to buy that than the newest video game. We learned that there are many different jobs we can do, in order to earn an income. We are consumers, we do not make most of the things we need to survive, we buy them. People who make the things we need are producers, like famers or a tailor.

 

FIELD DAY 2017: Wednesday May 31, 2017

For Field Day, ALL children must bring in TWO water bottles, sunscreen, a towel and a snack in a paper or plastic bag. These items can be placed into a drawstring bag (or something similar) for your child to carry and bring outside. It is important your child bring in these items on this day. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Reminders:

  1. Brings all necessary items in for field day.
  2. The NY Historic Society in House Field Trip money was due today. Please send it in ASAP. The fee is $7. Thank you.

 

Thank you all for what you do! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!!!!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Molina

Homework for 5/25

Posted on
  1. read and log 30 min
  2. Reading Reflection
  3. Math pages 751-752

Homework for 5/24

Posted on May 24, 2017
  1. Read and Log 30 min
  2. Math pages 745-746
  3. Bring in $7 for in house trip
  4. Religion Chapter 25 and 26 quiz Thursday (6/1)

Homework for 5/23

Posted on May 23, 2017
  1. Read and Log 30 min
  2. Reading reflection
  3. Math pages 739-740
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