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Fortsons Bulletin 2nd Grade Newsletter

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From the Teachers Desk


Welcome Back!
Can you believe it? 2015 is already here and the
school year is half way over. Still, there is much work
to do to get the students academically ready for third
grade. There are a few things we ask from you to help
us in this process: 1. Encourage your child to follow
school and classroom rules. Misbehavior disrupts our
classroom environment and hinders the progress of
learning, 2. Check and sign agendas nightly. This is a
way to communicate grows and glows 3. Encourage
your child to complete his/her homework and return it
on Friday. Homework is a great way to bridge
learning from school to home. 4. Sign up for your
childs Winter Parent-Teacher Conference when your
childs teacher sends that information.
As always, thank you for having us help your child
achieve academic success!
The Second Grade Team

Academic Focus & Key Vocabulary

READING: The students will learn about text features, points of view,
and review elements of fiction
~point of view, character, setting, plot, text features
Stories will include: Watermelon Day, Pumpkin Fiesta, The Day
Jimmys Boa Ate the Wash
WRITING: The students write based on books, facts, and opinions.
~fact, opinion, research, edit, revise
PHONICS: The students will decode 2-syllables words, prefix, suffix,
blends, vowel teams, and inconsistent word correspondences.
~vowels, long, short, compound words, silent e, syllables, rhyming
words, alphabetical order, suffix, prefix, vowels, and consonants
MATH: The students will begin the unit on measurement.
~ measurement, length, tool, ruler, yardstick, meter, measuring tape,
inches, feet, centimeters, meters
SCIENCE: The students will learn about the sun, moon, and stars.
~sun, moon, stars, solar system, constellation, rotation, axis, Earth
SOCIAL STUDIES: The students will find out about Colonial
Georgia and historical figures.
~Creek and Cherokee Indians, canoe, colonist, history, John
Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, Sequoyah

IMPORTANT THINGS AND DATES TO REMEMBER

January 6 Students return from Winter Break. Welcome Back!!!

January 7 - Report Cards are issued. Please sign a copy and send that copy back.

January 19 MLK Day (Holiday)

Please make sure you check your childs agenda and book bags for additional flyers that may be sent
throughout the month.

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Grade Level News

Second Grade MES

CHALLENGE QUESTIONS
1. Forward I am heavy. Backward I am not. What am I?
2. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment but not a
single time in a hundred years?

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3. How can you make the following equation true by drawing


only one straight line: 5+5+5=550

Helpful Websites
Below is a list of helpful websites for your child to explore at home. You will
find learning games that will in enhance the learning we do in class.

READ
NIGHTLY!!!

http://www.spinandspell.com/
http://www.funbrain.com/
http://www.softschools.com/
http://www.starfall.com
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
http://www.mathchimp.com/2nd-grade-math-games

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL


M.E.S. Mission
Maximize Learning. Educate for Life. Strive for Excellence.
We are the MES Bears.
Our colors are red and blue.
Dr. Zeester Swint, Principal
Mrs. Angel Long, Assistant Principal
READ TO SUCCEED!
Read to Succeed is an exciting PROGRAM that encourages students in grades
K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational
reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags! The program is available to teachers
and schools at no cost to participate, and it's a great way to motivate kids to
read. READ! READ! READ! and log in those hours!!!

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teacher. Feel free express any comments/concerns in the box provided below. Thanks you for your cooperation.

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