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Mrs. Hastings- Grade 2

              Mrs. Hastings' Class
                ** Grade 2 ** 

The long migration to Mexico has begun!
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 Happy Halloween! 

October 15th - 19th

This will be the specials schedule for this year.
Mon. -  Code/Keybd.    Tues. -  Music       Wed. -  Art      Thurs. -  Gym       Fri. - Gym
                                      Reminders/Updates -

                               **  Read for 20 minutes for at least four nights a week **  

                                 ** Reading logs due Friday morning**

                                 **  Shakeout  **
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Mrs. Hastings - Grade 2

Fab Five : (Need to be able to read these) 

  None yet    

Reading -   This week we are reading a story titled, 'Life Cycle of a Pumpkin'.   We'll also discuss how to use the classroom library.  The students will be starting the reading program in Study Island.   

Story Words :  (Need to be able to read these)  

  bumpy  root  fruit  vine  smooth  harvest  soil      

Amazing Words- Students don't need to spell or read all of these words.  They just need to know what they mean when they hear them.  These words are in some of our readings this week.

      adapt  nutrients  drought  massive  annual  blazing ancient  sprout 

   Our question of the week - 

   How do plants change over time?  

Spelling  -  Spelling Test on Friday  
         The spelling pattern for this week is for u and oo such as in words  June and look.   


Note regarding RtI time -  
Individual classroom teachers are responsible for the teaching of reading, math, and writing skills to their own classroom students.  During the 30 min. RtI time students divide up into various groups and go to get some additional reading, math, or writing instruction or skill reinforcement.                          

Language -      We are discussing handwriting expectations and letter formations.  The students are reviewing what makes a complete sentence.  This week we are continuing work on synonyms.  We are also discussing the importance of adjectives.

Math -   The students are working on number sense and patterns.  We are also discussing math facts and practicing mental math.  We are continuing to work in our math journals wtih some problem solving.

        ** Math Games** 

Science -   We are finishing our work on the butterfly's life cycle and the Monarch's Migration.  We are also discussing the life cycle of a pumpkin.  
Social Studies and Global Awareness -   We are reviewing what  STARR means.  We have read and talked about the story, How Do You Fill Someone's Bucket?  We are also using maps as we discuss the Monarch's Migration route.


**Tip of the Week ** 

 Read a little every night if possible. 

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    ** Goggles and Glitter in Grade 2 **