## NewsFlash

Announcements:

Wow!  This is a busy time of year with lots of fun events planned for the children.  Please remind your child to stay focused as we still have end of year assessments and learning to do!

I am so impressed by the animal research projects!  The powerpoints, posters and habitats are amazing as well as the costumes!  The presenters so far have done an outstanding job speaking in front of the class.  It takes a lot to speak in front of a large group and they have taken on the challenge.  I appreciate your support with this project.

This Thursday is Field Day.  Just a reminder to have your child wear their second grade t-shirt and bring extra water bottles.

The Second Grade picnic will be on Thursday June 5th.  You are welcome to stop by and see your child during this time.

This Friday the children will take the End of the Year Math Assessment.  We are spending time in class reviewing concepts covered this quarter.  We will take the assessment first thing in the morning.

Phonics Website for Reading and Spelling Practice:
The link below provides practice and review for each phonics unit.  The vowel teams this quarter have been more challenging.  We have worked on spelling patterns through Unit 17.  Click on the list you would like for your child to practice. Then choose from the activities provided.  We only have access to the free games and activities.  Enjoy!

Phonics:

Current Unit: 17
Focus: Consonant - le pattern
tle, gle, ple, fle,

This will be tested on Wednesday, May 21st.

Sample Words:  maple giggle tackle simple

Trick Words:

Math

Current Math Topic:  Review

End of Year Test: Friday May 24th

Review:
Written Numeral: 125
Word Form: one-hundred-twenty-five
Place Value Form: 1 hundred 2 tens 5 ones
Expanded Form: 100 + 20 + 5
Students will also need to be able to draw a model using base-ten blocks.
100 10 10 1 1 1 1 1 = 125

We will continue to practice addition strategies.
•    Doubles
•    Doubles +1
•    Double +2
•    Count Back 1,2,3
•    Make Ten
•    Bridge to Ten
•    Strategy Review

Science
We will begin the Magnet unit this week.  The students will explore the properties of magnets and how they work.  We will do many hands on experiments!  Discuss with your child how magnets are used in your home.