Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week 34 May 21 - May 24

Dear Bighorn Parents,

With instruction of 2nd grade math standards completed, the remainder of the school
year, we will be focusing on standards that have not been completely mastered.  
Our math will consist of many “mini lessons” and “mini assessments” on previously
taught material to ensure that students who previously were at mastery level are still
there and students that had not mastered a standard have the opportunity for additional
instruction and practice so that they may be reassessed.

This week will be our last week of math homework!  

Measurement Word Problem Worksheet
IXL Y.3  Write Multiplication Sentences for Equal Groups
Array/Equal Groups Worksheet
No Homework--Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!

A Few More Important Pieces of Information…
Second Graders will be presenting their Decade Projects on Wednesday, May 23rd
at 3:15 pm in the cafeteria.  This has been a big research project and students are
making many connections. Come and learn about the decades from 1890-2009.

Last week was the last week of spelling from Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Rowlett.  Students
will not have a new spelling list for this week.
Remember, Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day!  Oasis Academy will be closed but
we will see everyone back on Tuesday, May 29th!  Wishing everyone a safe and fun
4 days!!

Reading News from Mrs. Rowlett
MAPS testing for 2nd graders will be on May 23 in the morning. Please make sure your child is well rested and gets to school on time this day.
Last week was our last week of spelling. All the 2nd graders did a great job all year learning all the new spelling patterns.
We are also finishing up our chapter books. Please remind your second grader to read 20 minutes each night even if they don't have an assigned book.

Have a great week!
Miss Garcia and Mrs. Rowlett

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Week 33

                                                                                                           May 14, 2018

Dear Parents,

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Teacher Appreciation Week was awesome!  Thank you so much for the lovely notes,
flowers, candy, gift cards, and other gifts.  Mrs. Rowlett and myself are so thankful
for all the “love”!


This week in math students will be reviewing 2-step word problems and measurement.   
Along with reviewing in math, students will be completing assessments for report cards.
 This will be a very busy time, as much of our time will be spent assessing small groups
of students and individuals.

2-Step Word Problem Worksheet
2-Step Word Problem Worksheet
IXL S.4 Customary Units of Length Word Problems
IXL S.9  Which Metric Unit of Length is Appropriate?

The 2nd grade historians are really becoming experts on their decades.  This week students
will finish finding their pictures and writing their captions.  They will begin putting together
their tri-fold boards. Our Decade Project Presentation day will be Wednesday, May 23rd
at 3:15 in the cafeteria.

It certainly was a beautiful weekend for Mother’s Day!   We hope all our “Bighorn”
Moms had a fantastic, love filled Mother’s Day!!

Miss Garcia & Miss Rowlett

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Week 32 May 7-May 10

                                                                                  May 7, 2018
Dear Parents,

Here we are in Week 32!  The days are getting warmer and longer (as I write
it’s 8:00 pm and not completely dark), and our year is getting shorter.  I know
this was mentioned a couple of weeks ago but, it is very important that your
child comes to school with a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.
 This is especially important on our P.E. days (Monday and Wednesday).  

Last week we worked on a new strategy (Arrow Method) to add and subtract
within 100 and 1,000.  All week the students were guided through problems,
worked in partners, and worked independently using the Arrow Method.
In the beginning of the week (Monday and Tuesday) standards will continue
working on adding and subtracting within 100 and 1,000.  Students will have
a mini assessment on this standard on Tuesday.

In the latter part of the week, we will be reviewing graphs.  Students will be
working on creating and interpreting picture graphs, bar graphs, and line plots.  

  Picture Graph                      Bar Graph Line Plot     

Favorite Animal
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Length of Fish Caught

   X       X X
   X X    X X
   X X    X X X   
   7  8 9    10 11

       (in inches)

Throughout the week students will also be reviewing multiplication via equal
groups and arrays.

Homework for Week 32
Worksheet--Arrow Method Mixed Addition and Subtraction
Worksheet--Choose Your Own Strategy
IXL - R.6 Create Line Plots
IXL - Multiplication Tables for 2,3 and 4

In language we went from using context clues to determine word meaning
to using prefixes to help us determine word meaning.  The prefixes that we
focused on last week and will continue to focus on are re, un, dis, mis, pre,

re = again, back
un = not, opposite
dis = not
mis = wrong
pre = before
under = below

We are down to writing the final copies of our final opinion piece.  

The 2nd grade historians are becoming experts on their decade.  
The research part of this project will be completed by Tuesday and
students will be beginning to put together their project boards.  It’s been
very exciting to watch teams of students researching and getting excited
about their decade! The next blog will include our presentation date!

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and all the Moms, Grandmas, and
Aunts a special Mother’s Day!!