Second Trimester Letter

  • Dear Parents,

     

    Welcome to the second trimester. We are going to be doing many fun things and learning many new things in the second trimester.

     

    English

    In the second trimester the children will start DOL or Daily Oral Language. On Tuesday and Thursday’s the children will copy and correct two sentences off the board. They will have to check for capital letters, punctuation marks and apostrophes. On Thursday the DOL sentences will go home for a study guide and on Friday two of the four sentences will be on the test.

     

    Math

    In the second trimester we will start fact timed tests. The tests will be every Tuesday. There will be 25 problems and the students will have to complete the test in 2 minutes. We will start with zero and work our way up. The tests will alternate between addition and subtraction. A study guide will go home the week before the test. The problems will be almost the same but in a different order.   If your child does not pass the test your child will retake the test again on Wednesday with as much time as needed. Then the two grades will be averaged together.   If your child receives 100 on the first try they will be able to add a part to complete their ice cream sundae. Once they complete their sundae they will be able to eat lunch with Mrs. Gagner and have an ice cream treat for dessert. We will cover place value, two digit addition and subtraction, and use graphs.

     

    Reading

    The children will finish Adventures of Superkids and move to More Adventures with Superkids. The children will have to complete book reports. We will discuss how to write a poem and more writing to build writing skills.

     

    Religion

    In the second trimester we will learn about Advent, Christmas, Baptism and How God made us to be good and holy. Along with Social Studies we will complete a unit about Christmas Around the World.

     

    Social Studies

    In the second semester will we learn about Christmas in different countries. We will see where they are located on the map. What language they speak and how they celebrate Christmas. We will discuss maps and what is on a map.

     

    Science

    In the second trimester we will learn about how plants and animals live, life cycles and food chains. The children will see how hard it is to pick up different things so animals can eat. The children will complete a life cycle and a food chain.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask. Thank you so much for taking time to read the second trimester newsletter.

     

    Mrs. Gagner

    Dear Parents,

     

    Welcome to the second trimester. We are going to be doing many fun things and learning many new things in the second trimester.

     

    English

    In the second trimester the children will start DOL or Daily Oral Language. On Tuesday and Thursday’s the children will copy and correct two sentences off the board. They will have to check for capital letters, punctuation marks and apostrophes. On Thursday the DOL sentences will go home for a study guide and on Friday two of the four sentences will be on the test.

     

    Math

    In the second trimester we will start fact timed tests. The tests will be every Tuesday. There will be 25 problems and the students will have to complete the test in 2 minutes. We will start with zero and work our way up. The tests will alternate between addition and subtraction. A study guide will go home the week before the test. The problems will be almost the same but in a different order.   If your child does not pass the test your child will retake the test again on Wednesday with as much time as needed. Then the two grades will be averaged together.   If your child receives 100 on the first try they will be able to add a part to complete their ice cream sundae. Once they complete their sundae they will be able to eat lunch with Mrs. Gagner and have an ice cream treat for dessert. We will cover place value, two digit addition and subtraction, and use graphs.

     

    Reading

    The children will finish Adventures of Superkids and move to More Adventures with Superkids. The children will have to complete book reports. We will discuss how to write a poem and more writing to build writing skills.

     

    Religion

    In the second trimester we will learn about Advent, Christmas, Baptism and How God made us to be good and holy. Along with Social Studies we will complete a unit about Christmas Around the World.

     

    Social Studies

    In the second semester will we learn about Christmas in different countries. We will see where they are located on the map. What language they speak and how they celebrate Christmas. We will discuss maps and what is on a map.

     

    Science

    In the second trimester we will learn about how plants and animals live, life cycles and food chains. The children will see how hard it is to pick up different things so animals can eat. The children will complete a life cycle and a food chain.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask. Thank you so much for taking time to read the second trimester newsletter.

     

    Mrs. Gagner