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Grade 2 News

Welcome to our last full week of eLearning! It is hard to believe it has been 8 weeks since we started this crazy journey. We could not have asked for a better group of kiddos and parents to navigate this different year.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thank you so much for the gift cards, kind emails, and generous gifts that we have received over the course of Teacher Appreciation week. We feel blessed beyond measure to work at American Academy with such amazing families.
Classroom Clean Out
Today all second grade teachers will be in the classroom to pack up student supplies. Please know that we will be in school all day, so we may not be responding to emails as quickly as normal. We will make an effort to answer any emails that need urgent attention. Thanks for your understanding!
Assignment Due Dates
All assignments for the year are due to teachers by Friday, May 15. This will allow us time to update all grade books for the end of year report cards. Please make sure all assignments for this week of eLearning are turned into teachers no later than 3:30 on Friday.
Assignments for this Week
Please click on the corresponding teacher page to view this week’s assignments: Ms. Meiborg, Ms. Ferree, Ms. Hurley, Ms. Barksdale, Ms. Sandhoff, and Ms. Churik. Then just as weeks past, please help your child visit the Teams pages for each teacher in order to access any documents or participate in class assignments on the website. Each teacher has added a “Week 8” channel on the left side of their Teams site. From there, you can click on “Files” to find all of the printable materials for the week.
Zoom Calls
We will continue to host Zoom calls this week. We absolutely love this time with our kids! The second grade teachers do have supply clean up and several meetings this week, so please note that some dates and times have changed. Please see the days/times for our calls below. Your child’s teacher will post all Zoom links and directions for any fun activities in Teams.
· Homeroom Calls
o Ms. Ferree- Tuesday, May 12th at 11:30
o Ms. Hurley- Tuesday, May 12th at 11:00
o Ms. Meiborg- Tuesday, May 12th at 11:00
o Ms. Barksdale- Tuesday, May 12th at 11:30

· Literacy Calls
o Ms. Ferree- Wednesday, May 13th at 10:00
o Ms. Hurley- Wednesday, May 13th at 10:30
o Ms. Meiborg- Wednesday, May 13th at 11:00
o Ms. Barksdale- Thursday, May 13th at 12:00

School Directory
Is your child looking to connect with some of his/her classmates? The school directory is a great resource to find some of those friends! You can access our school directory on the right side of the Motsenbocker PTO page. This is a great way to facilitate communication between your child and their friends! The directory is password-protected, so please email for the password.
Summer Work 
We have put together a summer review packet and much more for our second graders! All summer work opportunities will be posted on the homeroom TEAMS pages under the summer work channel. We are still focusing on finishing up the last couple of weeks, so please give us until the end of this week to get that channel posted. We will update this as we find new opportunities for continued learning over the summer. Please know that TEAMS should be available for the beginning portion of the summer. We cannot guarantee when TEAMS will change over for the new school year, so download all resources as soon as possible.
Mr. See's Art Meetings
Do you miss those awesome, one-on-one art feedback sessions that you enjoy during Mr. See's Art classes?  Or maybe you were a part of Art Enrichment before remote learning began and you need some detailed art direction for your personal growth as an artist.  Well, never fear!  Video Meetings are here :-)
On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Mr. See will be available to meet on Zoom to discuss your recent artworks and provide some pro tips! Sign up for a spot at this link