Monday, May 21, 2018

week of 5/21/18

I cannot believe it is the last week of school. I have been honored to watch your children grow and learn over the past year. Thank you for a great year!

Reminder: Monday is a full day. Tuesday-Friday are all half days with 12:30 dismissal. 

Math: Review second grade units
History: Wrap up civil rights unit
Science: ELA connections with readings (insect and previous science content)
ELA: Finish Charlotte's Web celebration Friday

Sign up for Charlotte's Web Party.
http://signup.com/go/ioWjUmQ


We will be sending home the majority of our supplies on Thursday. There will not be homework this week. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Week of 5/21/18

Science: 
Wednesday is the insect Museum (Children will present their insects museum style during the Wednesday project walk (email with details/times to follow)
Insect Class Presentations Mon-Tues
Thursday Review
Friday Insect Assessment  


Math:
End of year Singapore Test - Monday
Review of second grade math skills unit by unit

History: 
Civil Rights Leaders
Susan B. Anthony
Mary Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt
Jackie Robinson
Rosa Parks
Martin Luther King Jr. and Ghandi 

Language Arts: 
Charlotte's Web chapter 21-22
Main Idea
Supporting Details
Dictionary Skills
Reading Comprehension

Monday, May 7, 2018

Week of 5/7/18

Summer Tutoring: I wanted to make you aware that many teachers at Archway Lincoln (including myself) offer private summer tutoring. This is a great way to help your child catch up on any skills or keep concepts fresh in their mind with teachers who are trained in the methods the children are used to. You can visit the front office for a list of available teachers or contact the registrar, Sarah Bluhm, at sbluhm@archwaylincoln.org. 

Science: Insect Unit  
Sent Home: Wed., April 4 Anatomy: Size, colors, special characteristics, body parts
Due: Wed., April 11

Sent Home: Wed., April 11 Locomotion:  How does your insect move?
Due: Wed., April 18

Sent Home: Wed., April 18 Life Cycle: What are the stages of the insect's life cycle? Does it have
Due: Wed., April 25 complete or incomplete metamorphosis?  

Sent Home: Wed., April 25 Habitat and Food: Where does it live?  What types of land?  Which
Due: Wed., May 2 countries or states?  What does it eat? 
Sent Home: Wed., May 2 Predators:  What eats this insect?  What does the insect do to escape
Due: Wed., May 9 predators?  Fun Facts.

Due: Mon., May 14 Final Visual Aid and Presentation

Math: 
Geometry Test Tuesday (Review Monday) 
Review: Place Value, Number Bonds, Fractions

Language Arts:  
-Comprehension  
-Dictionary Skills 
-Text Features   
-Contractions 
-Charlotte's Web chpts. 19-20 

History: 
Citizenship/Immigration Test Friday (Review Thursday)  
M/T Focus: Identify/Describe contributions: Andrew Carnegie, Dr. Albert Sabin, Irving Berlin 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Week of 4/30/18

There is no school Friday!


Last Book Order of the year due today!
Book orders for April have gone out
It is the perfect way to stock up on books for the summer.
 They will be due Monday, April 30 at 5pm. If you would like to order please go to the following website:


                                   Class access code: R7VTX


Spalding: 
Only 10 words for this week's spelling test
-Monthly Spelling assessment
-Monthly Phonogram assessment

Language Arts: Charlotte's Web 
Charlotte's Web chapters 16-18
-Summarizing
-Inference and Explicit Information
-Metaphor and Simile
-Character Development
-Antonym and Synonym Review
-Contractions
-Classify Sensory words using literature

History: Immigration and Citizenship
-Immigration (who/how did most travel/living conditions/location)
-Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty
-Describe contributions of immigrants in building the transcontinental railroad
-Identify and describe the contributions made by Andrew Carnegie, Dr. Albert Sabin, and Irving Berlin

Science: Insects
-Students will be able to identify the body parts of insects
-Students will research social insects by reading about ants and bees
-Homework: Insect Project -
Sent Home: Wed., April 25 Habitat and Food: Where does it live?  What types of land?  
Due: Wed., May 2 countries or states?  What does it eat?
Sent Home: Wed., May 2 Predators:  What eats this insect?  What does the insect do to escape
Due: Wed., May 9 predators?  Fun Facts.
Due: Mon., May 14 Final Visual Aid and Presentation


Math: Geometry
-Decompose Shapes
-Identify and continue a pattern according to two attributes
-Identify angles
-Relate the size of the angle to the degree of turning
-Count the angles in a polygonal shape
-Identify quadrilaterals, triangles, pentagons, hexagons, and octagons

Monday, April 23, 2018

Week of 4/23/18

Second Grade Community Service Project: 
The Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research
April 28th - Sloan Park, Mesa
Team Name: Eliana's Eradicators
As many of you know, earlier this year our classmate, Eliana Lee was unexpectedly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She and her family have been working hard to help her adjust to this diagnosis and remain the smart, kind and funny girl she is.  In honor of her, and all kids who have diabetes, the second grade teachers have decided that our grade level community service project will be to participate in the "Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk". This is a 5K walk through Sloan park in Mesa on Saturday, April 28 to raise money for research to eliminate Type 1 diabetes. I plan on being there as part of Eliana's Eradicators and hope you can join me and the Lee family for a fun walk for a great cause.  The link to register is above.  Hope to see you!

Almost a Third Grader (wow!)
Can you believe it is almost the end of second grade? We still have lots to learn and practice over the next few weeks, so please continue to support your child and encourage him or her to do their best.  Our learning continues right up until the last day of school and our expectations are as high on that day as they are on the first day. With this in mind, please know that we are working hard to be ready for third grade, both academically and behaviorally.  Academically we will be working especially closely on our writing and grammar conventions, as well as reviewing second grade math skills. Please continue to support reading and fluency sweeps at home to continue reading growth.  We will also be writing more and more in cursive, including taking spelling tests entirely in cursive by the end of the year. Please do help your child practice their words in cursive in anticipation of this end of the year goal. Right now we're doing a blend of cursive and print on homework, but that will slowly switch to all cursive too. Third grade will be almost entirely in cursive, so we want the students to be prepared for that transition.

Book Orders
Book orders for April have gone out
This is the last book order of the year!
It is the perfect way to stock up on books for the summer.
 They will be due Monday, April 30 at 5pm. If you would like to order please go to the following website:
                                   Class access code: R7VTX


___________________________________________________________________
Volunteer!
We are seeking parent support for our library time: Mondays from 12:20-12:45

Here is an opportunity to help our class without a huge time commitment! We need a parent volunteer to aid during our library time which is from 12:20- 12:25 on Mondays. You can help any capacity that you feel comfortable with... 
* Read a book to the class
* Assist scholars looking for books
* Check books in and out of the computer system

You do need to be fingerprinted to assist in this capacity. It's not required, but if you would like a quick training on the layout of the library, how to search for books or how to check books in and out of the computer you can contact Shannon Lee at library@archwaylincoln.org. 

To sign up, just click the following link: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2199011/true#/invitationMath: Graphing Review - New Geometry Unit
Create and/or interpret picto- bar-, and line plot graphs from data sets 
Wednesday - Graph Test 
Thursday - Start New unit (Geometry: Flat and Curved Surfaces, Compose Shapes) 
Continue to review past skills (spiral review previous lessons) We need 3D shapes for Thursday's Math lessons. Parents, please send in 3D shapes in real life...like soda cans, blocks etc.

Language Arts: Charlotte's Web chapters 12-15
Analogies, Homophones, Character Traits   
Grammar: Parsing, Contractions, Compound Sentences, and Apostrophes showing ownership 

History: Civil War Finish - Immigration Unit Intro 
Review Monday - Study guide coming home Mon. 
Test Tuesday (Civil War) *Pushed back from last week
Wednesday- Immigration Intro
Industrial Revolution, Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island  
Science: Insect Unit  
 
Sent Home: Wed., April 4 Anatomy: Size, colors, special characteristics, body parts
Due: Wed., April 11

Sent Home: Wed., April 11 Locomotion:  How does your insect move?
Due: Wed., April 18

Sent Home: Wed., April 18 Life Cycle: What are the stages of the insect’s life cycle?  Does it have
Due: Wed., April 25 complete or incomplete metamorphosis?

Sent Home: Wed., April 25 Habitat and Food: Where does it live?  What types of land?  Which
Due: Wed., May 2 countries or states?  What does it eat? 
Sent Home: Wed., May 2 Predators:  What eats this insect?  What does the insect do to escape
Due: Wed., May 9 predators?  Fun Facts.

Due: Mon., May 14 Final Visual Aid and Presentation



Monday, April 16, 2018

Week of 4/16/18

We are excited to be going on a field trip to the Arizona Science Center this Tuesday, April 17, 2017! I sent out the list of chaperones a few days ago. Please email me if you have any questions. 
We still need 2 coolers for lunches.  Please let me know if you have one we can borrow.

On Tuesday, children are to be at school no later than 8:00 a.m. and will return at approximately 2:00 p.m. Students will need to bring a sack lunch and disposable water bottle with their name labeled on both. NO LUNCHBOXES PLEASE. We will be eating at the Center and do not want to lose any nice lunchboxes or water bottles. Please also include an extra snack, in a separate bag labeled with their name. Students need to wear their uniform and tennis shoes. This will be a fun trip!


Almost a Third Grader (wow!)
Can you believe it is almost the end of second grade? We still have lots to learn and practice over the next few weeks, so please continue to support your child and encourage him or her to do their best.  Our learning continues right up until the last day of school and our expectations are as high on that day as they are on the first day. With this in mind, please know that we are working hard to be ready for third grade, both academically and behaviorally.  Academically we will be working especially closely on our writing and grammar conventions, as well as reviewing second grade math skills. Please continue to support reading and fluency sweeps at home to continue reading growth.  We will also be writing more and more in cursive, including taking spelling tests entirely in cursive by the end of the year. Please do help your child practice their words in cursive in anticipation of this end of the year goal. Right now we're doing a blend of cursive and print on homework, but that will slowly switch to all cursive too. Third grade will be almost entirely in cursive, so we want the students to be prepared for that transition.

Book Orders
Book orders for April have gone out
This is the last book order of the year!
It is the perfect way to stock up on books for the summer.
 They will be due Monday, April 30 at 5pm. If you would like to order please go to the following website:
                                   Class access code: R7VTX


___________________________________________________________________
Volunteer!
We are seeking parent support for our library time: Mondays from 12:20-12:45

Here is an opportunity to help our class without a huge time commitment! We need a parent volunteer to aid during our library time which is from 12:20- 12:25 on Mondays. You can help any capacity that you feel comfortable with... 
* Read a book to the class
* Assist scholars looking for books
* Check books in and out of the computer system

You do need to be fingerprinted to assist in this capacity. It's not required, but if you would like a quick training on the layout of the library, how to search for books or how to check books in and out of the computer you can contact Shannon Lee at library@archwaylincoln.org. 

To sign up, just click the following link: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2199011/true#/invitation

A Peek at Our Week...

Language Arts:
Charlotte’s Web chapters 9-11
Grammar- Commas, Quotation Marks, Contractions 
Writing-Opinions; paragraph sequence
Poem Presentation This Friday! 

Math:
Graph Unit
- Interpret picture graphs (with a scale)
- Answer questions using info from a picture graph
- Relate bar graphs to picture graphs 
- Create simple bar graphs from data
History: 
The Civil War Unit
-Emancipation Proclamation 
-Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee
-End of Civil War
-Lincoln's assassination
Thursday Review (A study guide will go home) 
- Friday Civil War assessment



Science:
Insects Unit (Life cycles of insects focus)
Insect project reminder: Wednesday part two (locomotion w/s) is due 
We would like the students to research specific information about their assigned insect as we progress through the remainder of the school year. Project assignments will be sent home on Wednesdays to be completed by the following Wednesday. 

Sent Home: Wed., April 4 Anatomy: Size, colors, special characteristics, body parts
Due: Wed., April 11

Sent Home: Wed., April 11 Locomotion:  How does your insect move?
Due: Wed., April 18

Sent Home: Wed., April 18 Life Cycle: What are the stages of the insect’s life cycle?  Does it have
Due: Wed., April 25 complete or incomplete metamorphosis?

Sent Home: Wed., April 25 Habitat and Food: Where does it live?  What types of land?  Which
Due: Wed., May 2 countries or states?  What does it eat?
Sent Home: Wed., May 2 Predators:  What eats this insect?  What does the insect do to escape
Due: Wed., May 9 predators?  Fun Facts.

Due: Mon., May 14 Final Visual Aid and Presentation

Monday, April 9, 2018

Week of 4/9/18

Book Orders
Book orders for April went out last week
It is the last book order of the year!
It is the perfect way to stock up on books for the summer.
 They will be due Monday, April 30 at 5pm. If you would like to order please go to the following website:
                                   Class access code: R7VTX


___________________________________________________________________
Volunteer!
We are seeking parent support for our library time: Mondays from 12:20-12:45

Here is an opportunity to help our class without a huge time commitment! We need a parent volunteer to aid during our library time which is from 12:20- 12:25 on Mondays. You can help any capacity that you feel comfortable with... 
* Read a book to the class
* Assist scholars looking for books
* Check books in and out of the computer system

You do need to be fingerprinted to assist in this capacity. It's not required, but if you would like a quick training on the layout of the library, how to search for books or how to check books in and out of the computer you can contact Shannon Lee at library@archwaylincoln.org. 

To sign up, just click the following link: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2199011/true#/invitation

Language Arts:
Charlotte’s Web chapters 5-8
Grammar- sentence classification review, commas, quotation marks
Writing- summary, comprehension questions, sequence (life cycles)

Math:
- Tell time before the hour on an analog clock
- Tell time after the hour on an analog clock
- Tell time in 5 minute increments
Tuesday review, Wednesday time quiz 
Thursday- graph unit starts 
-Create a simple picture graph with a scale 
- Interpret picture graphs 
- Answer questions using info from a picture graph 

History: 
The Civil War 
-Define slavery 
-Describe the living and working conditions of a solace in early America 
-identify the importance of Harriet Beecher Stowe 
-Describe the Underground Railroad 
-identify who Harriet Tubman was 
-recognize Abraham Lincoln and his feelings towards Slavery 
-define the Civil War 
-describe the opinions of the North and the South on slavery 
-identify the main causes of the Civil War 

Science:
Life cycles
(Flower lab- dissect flowers) 
Thursday review, Friday life cycle test 

Insect Projects went home last Wednesday, 4/4
Insect project reminder:
Wednesday: Anatomy worksheet due; Locomotion goes home

We would like the students to research specific information about their assigned insect as we progress through the remainder of the school year. Project assignments will be sent home on Wednesdays to be completed by the following Wednesday. 
Sent Home: Wed., April 4 Anatomy: Size, colors, special characteristics, body parts
Due: Wed., April 11

Sent Home: Wed., April 11 Locomotion:  How does your insect move?
Due: Wed., April 18

Sent Home: Wed., April 18 Life Cycle: What are the stages of the insect’s life cycle?  Does it have
Due: Wed., April 25 complete or incomplete metamorphosis?

Sent Home: Wed., April 25 Habitat and Food: Where does it live?  What types of land?  Which
Due: Wed., May 2 countries or states?  What does it eat? 
Sent Home: Wed., May 2 Predators:  What eats this insect?  What does the insect do to escape
Due: Wed., May 9 predators?  Fun Facts.

Due: Mon., May 14 Final Visual Aid and Presentation

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Week of 4/2/18

A note from our Music Teachers: 


Greetings Archway Lincoln Parents
and Guardians,
Believe it or not, the third annual mandatory Archway Lincoln Spring Concert is fast approaching. It will be held on 
Thursday, April 5th at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts located at 4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.
The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:00 p.m.
The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:30 p.m.
The attire for concerts is as follows:
Boys: Black pants, white dress shirt, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.
Girls: Black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, white top, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.
Working with your children is a delight and privilege. We look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you. 
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at
rboswell@archwaylincoln.org orsrockmaker@archwaylincoln.org
Thank You,
Rachel Boswell and Sharon Rockmaker
K-2 Music Teacher and 3-5 Music Teacher
Archway Classical Academy │Lincoln
___________________________________________________________________
Volunteer!
We are seeking parent support for our library time: Mondays from 12:20-12:45

Here is an opportunity to help our class without a huge time commitment! We need a parent volunteer to aid during our library time which is from 12:20- 12:25 on Mondays. You can help any capacity that you feel comfortable with... 
* Read a book to the class
* Assist scholars looking for books
* Check books in and out of the computer system

You do need to be fingerprinted to assist in this capacity. It's not required, but if you would like a quick training on the layout of the library, how to search for books or how to check books in and out of the computer you can contact Shannon Lee at library@archwaylincoln.org. 

To sign up, just click the following link: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2199011/true#/invitation


Language Arts: 
Charlotte's Web chapter 2-5
Comprehension Questions
Writing: Reading reflection - opinion, persuasion, description, summary
Grammar: Prefixes and Suffixes, Punctuation Review
Spelling: 30 words (For homework one column is to be done in cursive nightly)  

History: Civil War Overview 

Science: 
Chicken Life Cycle Catch Up
Life Cycle of Plants
Parts of the Seed
Purpose of a plant
  • *We have developing tadpoles and chicken eggs w/in an incubator in second grade! 
Math: 
Monday Review
Tuesday Fractions Assessment 
Wed-Fri Begin Time Unit
-Identify time to the hour and half hour
-Identify increments of 5 minutes on a clock
-Tell time as minutes after the hour
-Understand quarter and half hours as fractions of an hour
-Tell time as minutes before the hour  

week of 5/21/18

I cannot believe it is the last week of school. I have been honored to watch your children grow and learn over the past year. Thank you for ...