This is the weekly email to parents for the week of March 12 -
Please Note: Mesquite is selling chocolate candy bars for
$1.00 each. There are 60 bars to a box. This is being done as a technology
fundraiser. If any of my parents are willing to take a box and sell the candy,
please let me know. Thank you in advance!
Please Note: Mesquite has a Facebook page. Please go there to
see what is posted about our school. Click like and follow us on Facebook.
In math, the standards are fluently add and subtract within
20. Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number
of members. Last, demonstrate understanding of addition and subtraction within
1,000 connecting objects or drawings to strategies based on place value, properties
of operations, and/or the relationship between addition/subtraction. Relate the
strategy to a written form. These go for one week.
In reading, we will compare and contrast two or more versions
of the same story. Compare and contrast important points in two texts of the
same topic. These standards will go for four weeks.
In Science, we will use the scientific process to conduct
Please have your child continue to practice addition facts 1 through 20. Flash cards work great. If you don’t have flash cards, they can be easily made.
Please make sure your child is reading every day for 15 – 20 minutes. To help with reading comprehension and fluency, ask your child questions about what they are reading. For example, who are the characters, what/where is the setting, is there a problem in the story and if so, what is the problem and how does the problem get resolved. Another good comprehension skill is to ask your child to summarize what they just read. When we summarize we tell only the most important details in our own words.
March 13 – Report cards go home
March 15 – Band concert at Crane Middle School
March 16 – Spring pictures
March 20 – Spring Concert 4th – 6th
graders at 7:00 pm
March 22 - AR Assembly
March 22 – Chuck E. Cheese fundraiser 3-9 pm
Second Grade Teacher
Mesquite Elementary School