Weekly Newsletter 1/8/16

Friday, January 8, 2016 2:19 PM Posted by Gina Lavoie
THE HOOT -  News from Ms. Lavoie’s Second Grade - 1/8/16
January 8, 2016
Happy New Year!
We have had a wonderful start to the new year in second grade.  Our first day back we headed to Sunday River for an afternoon of skiing and fun!  We met our coaches and they took us to the rental department to be fitted for equipment.  Next, we hit the slopes for lessons and practice.  It was cold outside, but the sunshine, hot chocolate, and exercise kept us warm.  
In English/Language Arts we have started a new unit on nonfiction.  We started off by discussing what we already know about nonfiction so we can build on our prior knowledge.  We are also working on:
  • Asking and answering questions to guide our nonfiction reading
  • Noticing how the author uses text features to teach about a topic
  • Selecting the most important details when we read
  • Stating the main idea of a paragraph or text
  • Comparing and contrasting different nonfiction texts
In math we are becoming more advanced in our addition and subtraction skills.  We are checking our answers using the inverse operation.  We are also reviewing our place value skills and beginning to work with arrays.  
Please continue to send your child to school with plenty of warm clothing (They still need shoes/sneakers for inside wear).  We go outside for recess most days.  The students need fresh air and exercise to be at their best.
Next week we will be completing all of our mid year NWEA tests.  The three tests (math, reading & language arts), along with any make-ups will be scheduled throughout the week.   Please make sure your child is well rested, well fed and on time to school.  Thanks for your support,
Gina Lavoie
Calendar of Events

January
1/11-1/15 NWEA mid year tests
1/22 - Friday - Rug Rats PM - Pick up at 4:30
1/25 - Monday - Rug Rats PM - Pick up at 4:30
February
2/1 - Monday - Rug Rats PM - Pick up at 4:30
2/8 -Monday -  Rug Rats PM - Pick up at 4:30

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