Our first math test is tomorrow, September 21st. Your child has a study guide in their blue folder to help them study.

# Author Archives: Carrie Harrison

# Book Orders

Book orders are due tomorrow, September 21st.

# Focus for the Week of September 17-21

The **homework sheet** is brought home on Monday which includes all the homework listed below. The homework is due the following day. Students have a homework notebook to write spelling and any other homework in. Math homework will usually be on a separate sheet of paper and can be returned to school in their folder.

**Monday**-read 20 minutes, math bag game, spelling-write words 5 times each, circle all the vowels and underline the consonants, math homework lesson 7 and math bag.

**Tuesday-**read 20 minutes, math bags, spelling make 3 lists short e, short o, and short u, sort words and add 3 words to each list.

**Wednesday-**read 20 minutes**, **math-lesson 8, math bag games, spelling-write each word in a sentence, math-math bag.

**Thursday**-read 20 minutes, spelling-have someone give you a pretend spelling test in your homework notebook, math pretest-study and complete problems for test.

*****Spelling test and Math test on Friday**.

**Friday, Saturday and Sunday**-read 20-30 minutes

# Field Trip Slips

Please turn in the signed permission slips for Greenfield Village and the Dearborn Historical Museum by Friday, May 4th. We need to make the payments by this Friday! Thanks.

# Focus for April 30-May 4

This week our second grade students will be working on:

**Reading**: Students will learn how to describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

**Math**: Students will partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape. Students will learn to measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

**Writing**: Students will work on opinion writing. They will work on drafting, editing, revising and publishing.

**Science**: Students will learn about plants and insects. We will be investigating and discussing butterflies, mealworms/beetles, silkworm moths and brassica plants. Students will be drawing, writing, comparing and contrasting the life cycles of insects and plants.

**Social Studies**: Students will learn about resources to help us understand about the past. They will be looking at our community today and how it looked in the past. We will see how native americans have changed from the past and how they are the same.

# Miller Elementary Ethnic Dinner

Our ethnic dinner will be on Wednesday, May 9th from 5-7 pm. Join us for an evening of wonderful ethnic foods provided by parents and cultural entertainment by our students. A main dish and dessert or salad which feed 10 people is required for entry or $3.00 per person. Also, students must be accompanied by a parent.

# Miller Field Trip

Our field day will be on Friday, May 11, 2018. Students please wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing.

# Unit 8 Math Test Tomorrow

Our unit 8 fraction test will be on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Our test will cover fractions. Your child should know how to divide a circle, square or rectangle into halves, thirds, fourths and fifths. There will also be some adding and subtracting one and two digit numbers. A study guide was sent home on Monday.

# Focus for the Week of April 23, 2018

This week our second grade students will be working on:

**Reading**: Students will learn how to compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

**Math**: Students will partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

**Writing**: Students will work on opinion writing. They will work on drafting, editing, revising and publishing.

**Science**: Students will learn about plants and insects. We will be investigating and discussing butterflies, mealworms/beetles, silkworm moths and brassica plants.

**Social Studies**: Students will learn about resources to help us understand about the past. They will be looking at an artifact and other information to learn and understand the past.

# Care to the Core

Miller students and staff will be planting on Monday, April 23, 2018. This is to beautify our school and community. Please come and see all the wonderful work that will be happening!