I hope your child enjoyed creating holiday crafts and reading Thanksgiving books. Happy Thanksgiving to our Stratton families!
Today we looked at fourths by folding paper into four equal parts. We identified the quarters of the square. The children used square tiles and cut apart their fourths to recognize that fourths of the same shape can look different.
Field trip permission slips will be sent home after Thanksgiving for our next field trip. The entire second grade will be going to the Museum of Science on December 14th. All chaperones are welcome to attend, however, there is a limit to the number of parents who can go into the butterfly garden. (We will pick names from a hat if we have many chaperones interested in joining us.)
We can't wait for the trip!
Use the link below to sign-up for a parent/teacher conference with me. Please let me know if you need a conference on a different day/time.
I wanted to pass along information from the Fox Library. Every other Tuesday, children have the opportunity to read to therapy dogs at the library in the afternoon. One of our students was able to enjoy this experience this week. Please contact the Fox Library for more information.
We had a lovely day at Habitat in Belmont today. The crisp fall day was perfect for discovering a variety of plants and animals. Ask your child about the different locations their group visited (pond, wooded area, meadow). What plants and animals did they see? I was very proud of the children. They asked insightful questions and they showed Stratton PRIDE the entire trip. Thank you to our chaperones for joining us.
Our second grade class is going to Habitat in Belmont tomorrow. Please have your child dress in layers and wear boots or sneakers. We will leave Stratton at 9:00 and return by our regular recess and lunch time.
Chaperones-Please meet in our class by 8:45.
Dear 2nd grade families,
This year your second grader will learn about Teosinte, Arlington's Sister City in El Salvador. They will learn about the culture, the food, the geography and what life is like for kids their age in this small village in El Salvador. A representative of the Sister City project will visit their classrooms to show them pictures and answer questions.
While you may not be familiar with the Arlington Teosinte Sister City Project, you have likely heard of the fantastic Family Folk Chorale. We invite you to enjoy their upcoming all ages sing and concert with your friends and family and support Arlington-Teosinte at the same time!
November 12, 3:00
Arlington Town Hall.
The Family Folk Chorale has generously offered to donate $3.00 per ticket bought by our amigos and amigas. Cut and paste this link to purchase tickets; http://brownpapertickets.com
Use code "teosinte" and
$3 per ticket will be donated to
Arlington-Teosinte Sister City Project!
We will also be selling beautiful, fair trade artesenia made in El Salvador. All proceeds go toward supporting educational scholarships, local jobs and community development projects. Come get a jump on your holiday shopping and feel good about the gifts you give this season.
For more information on the Family Folk Chorale and to hear their music, please check them out at http://www.familyfolkchorale.org. For more information about the Arlington Teosinte Sister City Project please visit us at www.arlingtonteosinte.org.
I love staying connected between the classroom and the children's homes. I look forward to posting often this year! Feel free to leave comments!