PBLThe whales drawn(ala Austin's Butterfly with peer feedback and a visual source) and painted are developing beautifully. The students are working hard to make them look realistic.
Our whale watching extended day (7am-5 or 6pm) field trip is on! All the details came home with your child today in orange folders. It's really important that we receive all the forms + cash/checks (made out to QAE PTSA) by this Friday, May 23. Please let me know if you have questions not answered in the FAQs in the info packet.
This Friday I'm so excited to welcome Kristin Laidre to QAE. Ms. Laidre is a marine mammal biologist who studies whales & polar bears in the arctic and researches and teaches here in Seattle. Please read more about her here. She will be presenting to all three 2nd grade classes in the library Friday at 1:30pm.
Spring MAP season is upon us. Our class will take one of the four sections of the MAP this Friday at 10:55am, and the other three next Tues, Wed & Thurs at 10:20am. We also will be taking an additional math assessment newly required by the district for 1st and 2nd graders very soon. The best way to help your child feel successful on these days is to make sure he/she is well rested and has a hearty breakfast in the morning.
Reading Homework This Week
1. Book Review* (yellow sheet)
Done on a book of their choice, best handwriting, proper punctuation and capitalization
2. Reading Survey* (blue sheet)
3. Reading each night for a minimum of 20 minutes
*Due on Friday
Ask your child to show or explain two strategies to find the sum of two two-digit numbers.
Ask your child to explain Zap it. Shrink it. Give the guy a point when subtracting two digit or higher numbers with regrouping.
Bonus: Ask your child how many feet in a mile. We talked about mnemonics today (Five people went to a party and ate nothing = 5,280