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


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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  

Monday, March 26, 2018

Week of 3/26/18

Thank you so much for your support while I was out. I am feeling much better and am happy to be back at work. 



No School Friday

Thank you so much to those who have volunteered to donate supplies and time for our Westward expansion day!


We have an urgent need for some supplies in order for our stations to be well stocked and volunteers to help ensure the activities run smoothly!

If you are able to help in any way, we welcome your participation!

Thank you so much!  

Book Orders

Book orders for March went out before Spring Break.
 They will be due this Friday, March 30 at 5pm. If you would like to order please go to the following website:
                                   Class access code: R7VTX



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



History: 
Wednesday is an exciting day in second grade! See the link above to help make it a success! 
  • Westward Expansion Quiz this Tuesday (a review sheet will go home Monday) 

Math: 
Continuing with Fractions 
  • Make a whole with two or more fractions with the same denominator.
  • Use number lines to show a fraction
  • Quiz next Tuesday 

Language Arts: 
Charlotte’s Web
Chapter one will be read this week. Please send in the book! 
Writing Focus: Publishing our Tall Tale comics 
About the author 
Informatives and comprehension 
Skill focus: Summarizing
Grammar: Contraction overview, suffixes and prefixes review  
Spalding: Due to the shorten week and Westward Expansion Day, we will only teach 10 words on Monday, review on Tuesday and test on Thursday.

Science: 
Students will understand that the embryo of a chicken forms in the chicken egg. 
Student will identify the parts of a chicken egg. 
Students will understand how the embryo of a chicken develops while in the chicken egg. 
Students will identify the stages of the chicken life cycle. 
Vocabulary:
  • Hen- adult female chicken 
  • Rooster- adult male chicken
  • Embryo
  • Pip/pipping
  • Egg tooth 
  • hatchling
  • Shell
  • Outer and Inner Shell Membrane 
  • Air pocket 
  • Albumin
  • Chalaza
  • Yolk

  • Germinal Disc

Monday, March 19, 2018

Week of 3/19/18



Welcome Back! 
I am excited for a growing fourth quarter! 
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

Book Orders

Book orders for March went out before Spring Break.
 They will be due by Friday, March 30 at 5pm. If you would like to order please go to the following website:
  Class access code: R7VTX

Math: Unit 9 - Fractions
  • Fractions, Halves, Fourths, Thirds 
    • "One Half, One Third, One Fourth" 
  • Writing Fractions 
  • Interpret fractions of a whole 
  • Compare unit fractions 
Language Arts:  Our next book will be Charlotte's Web
(we are not starting it this week, please send it into school if it is at home)

  • Friday our new Poem Goes Home "Smart" by Shel Silverstein 
  • Tall Tales: Casey Jones, Pecos Bill  
  • Writing with ease 
  • Creating your own Tall Tale 
  • Grammar Parsing Sentences  
Science: Life Cycles - Frog Focus 
History: Westward Expansion 
  • Gold Rush, The Pony Express, Settling the West, Ranching and Cowboys, Farming the Great Plains, Railroads

We have two big grade-level events coming up this quarter:

1. Westward Expansion Day and
2. Second Grade Community Service Project: The Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research



Our Westward Expansion Day is Wednesday, March 28. 

This is a super fun event that celebrates all we've learned in History class about the Western Expansion of the United States. The children will rotate through multiple activity stations (e.g., Pioneer Games, Pony Express Delivery, Panning for "Gold", The Chuckwagon). Because this is a grade level event we have a huge need for volunteers for this event. Mrs. Staedicke will be sending out a sign-up for this event in the next few days, so please keep an eye out for it! I will also send out the link.  Thank you in advance for your continued support of our events--this is a fun one, and very memorable for the kiddos!


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!

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 f...