Thursday 2-14-19

Happy Valentines Day!  Tomorrow and Monday is no school for mid-winter break.  Enjoy the time with your family 🙂

Homework for the break:

  1. Complete at least 2 weekly spelling activities
  2. Read every day
  3. Complete the math worksheet

Spelling words for next week:











Wednesday 2-13-19

Today we had our celebration assembly for the second marking period.  Congratulations to those students who received an award!

Tomorrow we have a half day and will get out of school at 11:45.  Friday and Monday there is no school because it is mid-winter break 🙂

Tomorrow is Valentines Day.  We will be doing a valentine exchange.  All students are welcome to bring valentines or candy for their classmates.  We have 22 students in class 🙂

Homework tonight:

  1. Read for 15 minutes
  2. Complete your fourth spelling activity.  Spelling activities are due tomorrow and we will take our spelling test tomorrow since there is no school on Friday.

Monday 2-11-19

Happy Monday:

Tonight is Science STEM night from 4:30-6:00.  It is absolutely free and is being put on by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.  There will be tons of fun activities that you can participate in.  I hope to see you all there.


  1. Math worksheet
  2. Complete a weekly spelling activity
  3. Read for 10 minutes

Friday 2-8-19

Happy Friday:

Today your child has a special homework assignment for writing.  We are making a hard cover classroom book this year about penguins! Each child has been working in a small group to learn about a specific type of penguin: Emperor, King, Adele, Little, Gentoo, or Macaroni.  Each child has been assigned one topic to write about their penguin.  What they write will be published in our classroom book so they need to do their best work.  Each child must write a paragraph (3-4 sentence).  They may use the graphic organizer they are bringing home to help them or they may use the articles I posted on google classroom (Go to Clever, Click on Google Classroom, Click on Mrs. Patterson’s Second Grade Class, Click on Informational Penguin Writing (it’s the first link at the top)).  Please do not use any other outside sources.  Students are learning to not plagiarize so their sentences must be in their own words; not copied from the articles.  This assignment is due on MONDAY.

After our books are completed they will be available to purchase if you wish.  You do not have to but some families have bought them in the past 🙂


  1. Complete the penguin writing assignment
  2. Read for 15 minutes
  3. Do a weekly spelling activity

Spelling words for this week:

  1. broil
  2. royal
  3. soy
  4. hoist
  5. moist
  6. because
  7. before
  8. green
  9. made
  10. many

Monday after school is STEM Night from 4:30-6:00.  It is free and is put on by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.  It should be tons of fun and I hope to see you there 🙂

Monday’s lunch choices has been changed to fish patty and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Thursday 2-7-19

Happy Thursday:

Today we started learning about our specific penguin for our penguin writing assignment.  Students will finish collecting their facts tomorrow and will have to write about their penguin for homework over the weekend.

Homework tonight:

  1. Practice for the spelling test tomorrow
  2. Read for 15 minutes

Students will be bringing home their mid-module math test today.  Each question is worth 4 points.  Here is the Grading rubric we use so you can check and see how your child got their score for each question.

Click the words to see the rubric mid module 3 grading rubric

The numbers used on your child’s test were modified so we adjusted the numbers on the answer key to match the numbers on your child’s test.

Monday after school is STEM Science Night from 4:30-6:00.  It is similar to Math Night but deals with science and stem activities.  We hope to see all of you there 🙂  stem night flyer (2)

Tuesday 2-5-19

Happy Tuesday:

Reminder that tomorrow is late start.  School starts at 9:30 and breakfast is available in the cafeteria starting at 9:00.

Homework for tonight:

  1. Complete the math worksheet
  2. Read for 15 minutes
  3. Complete a weekly spelling activity

Monday 2-4-19

Today report cards are coming home for marking period 2.  Please sign the envelope and send the envelope back to school tomorrow- you can keep the yellow report card at home.

Homework for tonight:

  1. Read from your reading bag for 15 minutes.
  2. Complete a weekly spelling activity.