Second graders enjoyed a full week with nice weather! It’s also our final week of following our normal routines and structure. Crazy to think about! We’ll detail the important events in our next section, but students did wrap up our reading & writing curriculum this week. We read On Meadowview Street and Seeds of Change. The two stories, in completely different ways, highlight how people can make positive change to the world around them. It’s been an important, recurring topic in the recent books we’ve read and studied.
Our math unit continues to move along. We’ll continue this throughout next week, and will remain one of the only normal areas of our day as we work to finish our final, comprehensive unit. Science was the big topic this week! Students are working on forces of motion, and created a number of learning opportunities to test ideas of motion with creative objectives. Students created catapults and learned about gravity through a simulation involving paper roll tubes, tape, and the walls of our hallway! Fun week in science!
The Final Weeks Ahead
We have just two weeks remaining. Strange to say, and as a result, our time updating on our site is coming to an end. We’re going to detail the important dates and events below. Please mark on your calendar and we’ll be sure to update as the time comes.
Monday, May 7 – Second Grade Game day in afternoon. Please feel free to have your second grader to bring a favorite game to play/share with others. This is just like we did in the winter – please consider the game being sent in, as we don’t want anything valuable to be lost or damaged.
Tuesday, May 8 – Second graders may bring in a towel or blanket, and sunglasses. We’re going to complete some reading activities outside, and thought it’d be nice to make a bigger deal about it!
Thursday, May 10 – The Canyon’s visit us for a presentation. This is a great husband-wife author/illustrator combination that live in Columbus. Thanks PTO! More information will come on any opportunities for book purchasing and/or signing.
Friday, May 11 – Third Grade Day. Nothing extra needed here, but be aware that second graders will be simulating what will await them after the summer as they begin third grade. It’ll be an opportunity for them to meet the teachers and get an idea of the big changes!
Final Week – Please try to have your second grader bring in a small container of bubbles with a wand. We’ll be doing some science activities involving them, and it’s nice if everyone has some to begin with.
Monday, May 14 – We’ll be helping first graders and doing some things to help our first graders transition to what will be ahead of them in second grade.
Wednesday, May 16 – Field Day! Always a special day. Please plan to dress appropriately, have a dry change of clothes, and have your second grader prepare for fun! We’ll also be having a special pizza lunch in each classroom.
Friday, May 18 – Final Day of School.
Tuesday, May 8 – BES Art Show
Thursday, May 10 – Author Visit (Canyons!)
Monday, May 14 – 3rd Grade Wax Museum
Tuesday, May 15 – PTO Meeting (7-8 PM)
Wednesday, May 16 – Field Day
Friday, May 18 – Last Day of School
Have a great weekend!