The following students have already made their AR goals for the third trimester: Alex, Jeremiah, Brandon, Matt, Josh, Nick, Makenna, Rihanna, Jake, Lukas, Sebastian, Genesis, and Alan.
Congratulations to those of you who have made it into one of the point clubs. It is a fantastic achievement!
100 point club: Brandon (Wow!)
75 point club: Justin
50 point club: Sebastian, Alan
25 point club: Alex, Christian, Ryan, Josh, Mareia, Nick, Kailani, Christine, Mia, Daniela
Keep up the amazing work, Cool Kids! Many of you are very close to making your goals.
Last week I sent home the Science Fair packet. Today, April 27, is the deadline for turning in your Science Fair tear-off with your choice of science fair topic. This project is mandatory for second graders. They will be graded on their oral presentation and on their written report.
Please assist your student with their project. Every year, I have some students who turn in a great looking science fair project, but are unable to tell the class very much about it because it turned into the parents' project instead of the child's. Certainly, help your child with every aspect of the project. Help them choose a good topic. Help them plan, research, shop for, experiment, record data, and create a wonderful display with them. BUT, remember who should have the larger take-away from the experience!
Be sure your child understands the science behind the project. Be sure they think about it before, during, and after the experiment. Be sure they can explain the project and tell us how they did it, what their hypothesis was, what their results were, and what conclusions can be drawn from the results.
Trust me on this: it is a lot of effort, but it is definitely worth it. Students (and parents) are so excited to show off their projects for the class, and again at Open House.
Do you still want more? The school sponsors an optional science fair. If you would like to participate, let me know and I will send home the information. This is only for second graders who want to do a SECOND science fair project.
Scholastic Book Orders
This is your final opportunity this school year to order books from Scholastic. Look over the order forms and/or go online to shop in the online store. Stock up on books at your child's reading level to last all summer. You can't beat the prices. You want to be sure their reading level either stays the same or improves over the summer so they get a great start next year!
We will be having a test on Unit 6, 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction, on Thursday, April 30.