Here is some important information about Field Day on Friday, February 1st.
Athletic Field Day
Athletic Field Day is Friday, February 1st from 8:30-11:00 for K-2 classes and from 12:00-2:30 for grades 3-5! Each year classes are assigned a Greek City State for their team.
Athletic Field Day Attire:
This year, your child’s team is Thebes, and our team color is RED. Students may decorate their shirts with their team name and/or symbol of their Greek City State. Students should wear athletic clothing free of pop culture references. Sports team and brand logos are acceptable on clothing. Students may wear athletic bottoms. Athletic shoes are mandatory (any color). Hats and sunglasses may be worn. Sunscreen must be applied at home. Please see pg. 52 in the family handbook for more detailed information.
There will be no school lunch offered on Athletic Field Day. Please send your child to school with a lunch.
Volunteers for Athletic Field Day:
In order to have Athletic Field Day run smoothly, we need your help! Coach Gethings & Coach Warren need volunteers setting up and running the event. Please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084aacaf28a4fd0-field
We need a few volunteers for class to help with: *Please e-mail me ASAP if you can help!
- Bringing a cooler for snacks (we will return your cooler to you!)
- Snacks for snack time during Field Day (nut free/gluten free)
- A couple volunteers to remain with our class throughout the Field Day festivities
On Next Week's Episode of 2nd Grade...
Math: We will be wrapping up Unit 7 with plenty of review this week! After our cumulative test Thursday, we will be introducing Multiplying by 4! Keep up those multiplication tables 1-3 in the meantime.
Weekly Tests: Tuesday (as a class), Thursday
Science: We are learning about the digestive and excretory systems next week. Talk to your child about how these systems work together to digest our food and get rid of waste. We will also be doing a gross, but educational experiment next week! Be sure to ask about it towards the end of the week!
History: The Ancient Greece unit continues with two lessons on Ancient Athens. We will take a tour of Athens, learning about the buildings and culture of the golden age, the time when Athens was at its highest. During this time, Athenians often went to parties called symposiums. Ask your child about what happened at a symposium. It may be unlike any party they've ever been to!
Literature: We will read chapters 4-5 of The Cricket in Times Square, answering comprehension questions after each chapter. We will also learn how to use context clues to figure out meanings of unknown vocabulary words.
Writing and Grammar: We are starting paragraph writing next week! The first type we will learn about is called explanatory. We will write a paragraph about our two favorite colors. We will also read an excerpt from a story called Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit.
Spalding Words Next Week: (Only 20 due to no school on Monday)
Tuesday: mixture, nation, pause, peace, permission, rough, social, society, steal (weak), steel
Wednesday: strange, trophy, voices, voice, eight, ate, afraid, uncle, rather, comfort
Up Up and Away
Ms. Mathot and Miss Smith