April 16, 2021
Dear American Academy Families,
Happy snowy Friday. Hope you are staying warm on this cold spring day. We had a fun busy day with Pioneer day and all of our weekly Friday assessments.
This week we started reviewing for our writing benchmarks that will take place next week. As a class we worked on creating a topic sentence with 2 key star ideas and details. We have been wrapping our writing up with nice, strong conclusions. We are excited to see the students show us how much they have learned in writing.
We completed chapter 9 on measuring with centimeters. We learned how important it is to make sure you are using the correct measurement on the ruler. We will be taking the chapter 8 and chapter 9 test next week. Our next chapter will be about data.
We finished our unit on Western Expansion and celebrated with Pioneer day. It was so fun to see the kids dressed up as cowboys, cowgirls, and pioneers. We worked on writing letters on old brown paper using feathers and homemade ink. We learned that it took a lot of ink and patience to write old fashion letters.
This was the last week of STEM. The students all had a great time making and learning about simple machines. Mrs. Martinez was so great with our 2nd graders and we truly appreciate all the work she has put into this unit.
Have a fabulous warm weekend!
On Behalf of the Second Grade Team,