Friday, February 15, 2019

Happy Friday! 


We have had a FANTASTIC week!   Thanks to all students for being active listeners  and  staying focused.  I am looking forward to another great week ahead!  


Please check your child's binder for their Black History Wax Museum presentation.  I need your help in ensuring your child delivers an AWESOME presentation and their costume and props fits the hero they are researching.   We will be performing for other second grade classes and families on Wednesday, February 27th @  9:30 am and 12 noon. Our performance will take place in our classroom.


Our story for next week will be The Ugly Vegetable. We will focus on the skill of sequencing events andStudents will take their assessments on  Friday.  


Skills  for the Week

Story: The Ugly Vegetables 

Language Arts:  Context Clues 

Writing:  Opinion

Math: Graphing and Data/ Counting Coins 

Science:  Severe Weather

Social Studies: Roles of buyers and sellers


Homework 
Tuesday:   
Reading:  
Re- read the story of the week. *Complete Comprehension Check Questions 1 - 3

Vocabulary Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet


Wednesday:  
Reading: 
1.    What is the first thing the girl and her mother do at the beginning of the story?

2.    What is the girl’s problem in the story?

3.    What steps could she take to solve the problem?

Vocabulary Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet

Thursday
Reading:  

4.    What are some description words in this story? (adjectives) big, yellow, ....

5.    What do you think the girl’s mother will do with the vegetables next? How do you know?

6.    What steps does the girl’s mother take to prepare the vegetables?

Vocabulary Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet

Thursday, February 7, 2019



2/8/19

Greetings!  

We just ended another GREAT week at Killian!   

Take a look at what is ahead for next week.

Book Fair
Our Book Fair begins on  Tuesday, February 12th and end Friday, February 15th.   If you would like for your child to purchase books, please send the money in an envelope or zip lock bag.  I will make sure your child visits the book fair to make his/her selection.

Jewelry Sale
The Valentine´s Day Jewelry Sale will be Tuesday, February 12th from 8:00am to 2:00pm in the Science Lab @ Killian Elementary. Everything will cost $5.00.  *Cash Only

Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day will be  Thursday, February 14, 2019.     Below you will find a class list  if you plan to purchase hearts for your child to share. 

Class List
Elijah Glenn        Shawn Habersham           Nina Moore              Aziah Parker     Makalya Mackey    Haley Briggman        Jesuel Alvarez        SeMya Dukes           Sharvae Brisbon            Jordan Young      Lorenzo Sutton                      Olivia Pressley                Danika Booker            Halen  Wright            Bryson Bradley        Michiko Moore       Sanaia Newton        Jaydon Cato

Early Dismissal
Friday, February 15th will be half -day dismissal @  11:30am .  Please send in a note or email  if your child's transportation changes on that day.   School will be closed  Monday, February 18th.  

Black History Wax Museum 
Throughout the month of February,  we will celebrate Black History Month here at Killian Elementary School.   Our second grade students will be involved in research projects, oratorical, as well as creating projects to share our rich history and lift up those who have paved the way for so many.  

Please carefully review the information that was sent home on Monday to help your child prepare for our Wax Museum. Your primarily responsible will be ensuring your child delivers an AWESOME presentation and their costume and props fits the hero they are researching.   

Skills
Our story for next week will be A Tiny Seed. We will focus on the skill of drawing conclusions.  Students will take their assessments on Thursday. 

Story: Tiny Seed
Reading: Drawing Conclusions and Context Clues
Language Arts:  Closed Syllables 
Grammar: Pronouns
Writing: Revising and Editing
Math: Use analog and digital clocks to tell and record time to the nearest five-minute
Science:  Severe Weather
Social Studies: Economics

Homework

Monday
Reading
Re- read the story of the week. *Complete Comprehension Check Questions 1 - 3
Vocabulary:   Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet

Tuesday 
Reading
1. What is blowing? 
2. Where did the seeds come from? 
3. What helps a seed travel by wind?  
4. What happens to the seed when it flies near the sun’s rays?
5.  Why did the seed burn up?  

Vocabulary:   Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet


Wednesday
Reading
1.Why can’t the seed grow on the mountain? 
2.  How fast is the tiny seed moving compared to the rest of the seeds? 
3. What happened to the seed that fell in the water? 
4. How do the seeds continue to move? 
5. Why do the seeds fall to the ground? 

Vocabulary:   Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet

Thursday
Reading: Activity Sheet
Math: Activity Sheet



Friday, February 1, 2019

February 4th, 2019  

Hello Parents,  

We just wrapped up another great week of teaching and learning at Killian.  I am looking forward  to another productive week beginning Monday. 

A Special Thanks  to those parents who  were able to come out to the First Friday breakfast.   It was great seeing all of you!   

Our story for the week will be Mice and Beans. We will focus on the skill of analyzing story structure and distinguish between fantasy and reality.   Students will take their assessments on Thursday.   

Black History Wax Museum Throughout the month of February,  we will celebrate Black History Month here at Killian Elementary School.   Our second grade students will be involved in research projects, oratorical, as well as creating projects to share our rich history and lift up those who have paved the way for so many.  


Please carefully review the information below to help your child prepare for our Wax Museum. A hard copy will be sent home on Monday with your child. All research will be completed in the class. Your primarly responsible will be ensuring your child deliveres an AWESOME presentation and their costume and props fits the hero they are researching.   I am looking forward to seeing all of the students dressed up and hearing them present!

Math Night
Tuesday, February 12th  will be Family  Math Night . Students will get the opportunity to will engage in math stations designed by the second grade teachers.  I look forward to seeing each of you! 

Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day will be  Thursday, February 14, 2019.     Below you will find a class list  if you plan to purchase hearts for your child to share.   



Class List
Elijah Glenn        Shawn Habersham           Nina Moore              Aziah Parker     Makalya Mackey      Haley Briggman            Jesuel Alvarez             SeMya Dukes           Sharvae Brisbon  Jordan Young         Lorenzo Sutton                      Olivia Pressley                Danika Booker        Halen  Wright             Bryson Bradley       Michiko Moore        Sanaia Newton        Jaydon Cato


Skills for the Week
Story: Mice and Beans
Reading: Analyze Story Structure, Distinguish Between Fantasy and Reality
Language Arts:  /au/ sound spelled a, aw, au (saw, sauce, walk) 
Grammar: Contractions, 
Writing:   African American Research/ Opinion 
Math:  Telling Time
Science:   Weather
Social Studies:  Economic

Homework

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Monday
Reading
Re- read the story of the week. *Complete Comprehension Check  Questions 1 - 3
Vocabulary:   Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet

Tuesday
1.    Who is the main character? What is the setting?

2.    What does the word casita mean?

3.    Look carefully at the illustrations. What things could happen in real life? What things could not happen in real life?

4.    What happened to Rosa Maria’s napkin? How do you know?

Vocabulary:   Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet

Wednesday
5.    What happened to the new mousetrap that Rosa Maria put out?

6.    Why does Rosa Maria go to the pasteleria? What do you think the word pasteleria means


7.    At the end of the story, what did Rosa Maria do differently on that night?  Why? 

Vocabulary:   Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet


Thursday:
Reading- Activity Sheet
Vocabulary:   Activity Sheet
Math: Activity Sheet



Famous African Americans Wax Museum

Common Questions and Answers
Q: What is a Wax Museum?
A:  A Wax Museum is an opportunity for the students to
share all of the information that they collected about their
person during their research.


Q: What work will my student need to complete at home?
A: Students will be expected to practice their speech
and decide on a costume to represent their person.    


Q: When will the performance be and can our family come
to watch?
A: We will be performing for other second grade classes
and our families on Wednesday, February 27  9:30 am
and 12 noon. Our performance will
take place in our classroom.


Q: Will my student need to bring their costume, props,
poster and speech to school?
A: YES!!! Please bring everything to school on ____.   


Q: How will my student be graded on this project?
A: Please see the attached rubric to see how
I will be grading.


Wax Museum Project Checklist


Follow these steps to complete your project:


❏ Prepare a 1-2 minute speech about your  person’s life in the
first person (this means to pretend like you are them!)
Write your speech on index cards.


❏ Practice saying the speech with personality and expression.
You want your audience to “believe” you are that famous person.
Memorizing  it would be GREAT!


❏ Decide what you should wear for your presentation.
Try to dress like your person.  Props should add to
your presentation.
❏ Look at the grading rubric to see how you will be graded.
Do you need to make any changes?


❏ Bring everything (speech, poster and costume) to school
with you on the day you present.  








  

Friday, January 25, 2019




Greetings!  

We have had a short,  yet productive week.  

Report cards were distributed on Thursday.   If you have not done so, please sign and return the cover.  The report card should be kept at home.      

Congratulations to those students who made the honor roll.     I look forward to  many more  students making the honor roll next nine week.


Our story for the week will be A Harbor Seal Pup Grows Up. We will focus on similes and sequential order within text.     Students will take their assessments on Thursday.   


SKILLS FOR THE WEEK
Phonics: Use and apply knowledge of vowel diphthongs.
Grammar: Past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs.
Math: Partition squares, rectangles and circles into two or four equal parts
Social Studies: Economics-goods, services, supplies and demand
Writing: Opinion Friendly Letters
Science: Weather conditions (including temperature, wind, and forms of precipitation)

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Monday
Reading - Reread the story of the week.  Complete Comprehension Check  Questions 1 - 3
Vocabulary:   Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet 


Tuesday
Reading

1. What is the main idea of this story?
a. Sidney, a young seal pup, was left alone and rescued by scientists.
b. Sidney’s mother dives into the ocean and never returns.
c. Sidney, a young seal pup, liked to eat fish.

2. The scientists release Sidney back into the ocean because _______
a. Her mother came back
b. She was ready to be on her own
c. They were tired of her

3. Explain why Sidney needed to be rescued?

Vocabulary:   Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet


Wednesday
Reading   -   Sequencing:  Rewrite  the events  in correct order.


_______ The scientists carry Sidney onto a boat and set her free.
_______ Sidney is rescued and brought to a sea mammal center.
_______ Scientists feed Sidney and help her to become stronger.
_______ Sidney stays close to her mother and they lie in the sun together.
_______ Sidney’s mother dives in the water, and never comes back.
Vocabulary:   Choice Board
Math: Activity Sheet

Thursday
Reading  - Sequencing:  Rewrite the events in order.  
How to Make a Sandwich
____ Cut the sandwich in two.
____ Open the jar of peanut butter.
____ Sit down and take a big bite. Eat it up!
____  Get out the bread, peanut butter, and a knife.
 ____ Put a lot of peanut butter on the bread

How  to Take  a Bath
_______  Fill the tub with water.
_______  Get out of the tub and dry off.
_______  Add bubble bath.
_______  Wash with soap and a  towel.
_______ Get into the tub.
_______   Get dressed.

Math: Activity Sheet