Mrs. Ballnik's Second Grade

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday, January 30, 2020 Mrs. Ballnik’s Classroom News     My email is

Field Trips- There are two field trips this year.  Mrs. Herrod and I go on field trips together.  One field trip is the same throughout Dearborn.  Second Grades go to the Dearborn Historical Museum (more information will come later).

Our Field trip to Cranbrook Science Museum will be on May 7th.  We have to collect money now because they want to secure our spot.  Next Monday, I will send home the permission slip and ask for $5 for the field trip.  Please look for this and send it back.

Important Dates –Winter break- Feb. 17 – 21

On February 14, feel free to send in homemade or store-bought valentines.  There are 22 students.  This is such a nice holiday that celebrates giving to others. 

Math help- Try this Eureka math help and games to make your child a top math student-     It is also on my BLOG.   

SCIENCE – We are learning about bodies of water and landforms (earth science) in our unit.

SPELLING WORDS FOR NEXT WEEK ARE r-controlled vowels: ar, or, ore, and oar.   Please continue to point out the pattern of the spelling words each week and help your child discover words with these patterns in their reading.  Soon, your child will be pointing these out to you, if they do not already.  A good idea is to get a blank notebook and keep a list.  Send them in for extra credit.

The words will be: adore, art, barn, car, corner, fork, harp, hoarse, order, mark, north, roar, store, thorn, target.

Social Studies– We have started our new unit, How Do Citizens Live Together in a Community?  It covers diversity and also government.  Ask your child if they know what diversity is.

Thank-you for returning the envelopes from the report cards.  The next report card will be in March. 

We start WIDA testing for those that take the English Test.  I will have a list of those on Monday.

Thank-you for making sure that your child reads with you at home.

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Cheryl Ballnik

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