DECEMBER 2011

Welcome to December:

I hope everyone had a wonderful, restful break and got an opportunity to spend time with family and loved ones.


UPCOMING EVENTS FOR DECEMBER:

GATOR GIFT SHOP
Our class visits the Gator Gift Shop Wednesday, December 7th at 10:00. Your child may purchase gifts for family and friends. Gifts are priced from $0.50 to $10.00. This is a strictly voluntary activity.

December 8th - Delayed Start Day - School starts at 10:25. Buses run 1.5 hours later than the regular schedule.

December 15th - Star Reader Book Report are due.

December 16th - Winter break begins at the end of the day.

December 19th - January 2nd - Winter Break - Be Safe - ENJOY!!


DECEMBER STAR READER BOOK REPORT
Your child received a copy of the book report form for this month, Friday, December 2nd. If it is lost or misplaced you can
find a sheet to print on this wiki page under important documents.
  • A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO CHARLOTTE AND HER FAMILY FOR SUPPLYING THE WONDERFUL NOVEMBER READING TREATS!!

REFLECTION PROGRAM
Greenfield is participating in the Reflection Program. The theme this year is "Diversity Means...".
During writing class, we read a book about diversity and had a very good discussion afterwards.
The children began writing what diversity means to them. Students could write a story, poem or essay.
I am sending home the beginning of your child's writing that they started in class. Any futher writing is to be completed at home for homework.
Please assist your child with editing and completion of his/her writing.
*STUDENTS MUST GIVE THEIR WRITING A TITLE

I am also attaching an entry form to your child's draft, in case you decide to have your child participate in the Reflection Program. I am hoping some of our budding writers will participate. All final papers are due Wednesday, December 14th.
If you are submitting your child's writing for the Reflection Program please follow the directions on the entry form and return to me as well.

*Remember, ALL students must turn in a completed essay, poem or story (whether they are participating in the Reflection Program or not) by Wednesday, December 14th.
Happy Writing!! I am very proud of the boys and girls efforts.

READER'S AND WRITER'S WORKSHOP
I have begin implementing some components of READER'S WORKSHOP and WRITER'S WORKSHOP. Here is a brief description of each program. Click below for an explanation:


READER'S WORKSHOP



WRITER'S WORKSHOP



MATH
We are continuing to work on Unit 4 in Math. We may finish the unit by next week, I will send home a pretest
for your child to study prior to the Unit Test.

DECEMBER SECOND GRADE SCOOP


Please contact me at dr05bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us if you have any questions.