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Grade 2 News

What a fast, short week it has been! We've loved celebrating kindness week with kiddos and getting to meet with parents at conferences.  Thank you for all that you do to support our students both in and out of the classroom. We feel so fortunate to work in a community with parents who are so invested in their children's education and character development.

Specials

Please visit the respective links below to see what your child is experiencing in specials programming!

MB ART

MB MUSIC

MB TECH

MB PHYS ED

History

In history, students wrapped up their unit on Ancient China by making paper and practicing Chinese calligraphy on it.

Science

In science this week, we have continued to learn about matter. We've been learning different properties of matter such as color, texture, size, weight, etc. We also have learned how matter can change its state by melting or freezing. It was fun to experiment with warm and cold water and making gloves with different materials to see what works best as an insulator and conductor as well. We're quite sure your child will have lots of stories from our fun experiments this week!

Go Math

We are well into the swing of Go Math and love your support at home! We know some of you are struggling to find how to print the homework pages at home just in case your child left it at school. Here are step-by-step directions on how to get a PDF file to print:

Once in Go Math go to My Library. Click on Go Math Interactive Student Edition, Go to the chapter and lesson you need. It will start playing the lesson, but you can skip with the yellow arrow in the bottom right corner. When you get to the red whistle (Personal Math Trainer) stop and click on the red whistle. On the right side, click on Textbook. It will download a PDF of that lesson. You will need to scroll until you see Practice and Homework and Lesson Check (those are the homework pages).

The Interactive Student Edition is also a great place to go to help you know what/how math was taught that day. 

Literacy

There will be no Spelling City assigned over Fall Break. Students will have a new list in Spelling City on Thursday, October 24th with a test the following Thursday. Students can work on Reading Bingo.  This is due on November 4th.

Save the Date: 

Fall Carnival 10/26, 2 - 5 pm

Mark your calendars for a fun family event full of games, balloon twisters, face painters, snacks, and this year. . . a Spooky Hallway! The entire second grade team will be running games. Costumes optional, more details to follow. As a volunteer-run event, we could also use some fun-spirited volunteers to help us. Take a look at the Sign-Up Genius for opportunities, or contact Krystal Augustini (krystal.augustini@gmail.com) with questions.

MB Fall Carnival volunteers

MB Fall Carnival Food Donations

Spooky Hallway Needs:

Do you have some fun Halloween decorations we could borrow? Maybe some extra large cardboard boxes? Help the Middle School Student Council pull off a successful Spooky Hallway by donating or loaning items for the event. Think all things blackout (painters plastic, butcher paper, dark sheets) or prop building worthy (cardboard, posters, markers, cob webs, etc.). We would also love the help of anyone else who loves this festive and spooky holiday! If you are interested in helping with donations, loaning items, planning, or setup, please contact Krystal Augustini: krystal.augustini@gmail.com.

Bulletin Board Sign-Up Genius

Please click here for the link to our bulletin board Sign-Up Genius.  This is a great volunteer opportunity for parents looking to earn hours by volunteering their creativity!