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We are wrapping up our science unit on New Plants.  Our students have learned that science is a great way to learn about the world around us. Our investigations have helped us learn how to develop inquiry skills and practice our non-fiction writing. Parents should look for our science journals and plantings to be sent home within the next week or so.

In math, our focus continues to be addition of 3-digit numbers that have totals up to 1,000 with and without regrouping. When the students are asked to explain their answers they are expected to use “hundreds, tens, and ones” language to show that they understand place value. Our current unit of study also continues to focus on solving story problems using addition and subtraction within 1,000.

Our 2nd grade district wide field trip to Haley Farm State Park in Groton will be on Monday, June 9th. All second graders are looking forward to this educational trip.

As we look forward to summer learning we encourage families to focus on concepts and skills our second grade learners have worked towards proficiency in this year. We will be sending home a summer workbook to do 2 pages a day focusing on skills that your child should know for grade 3. We are also sending home a summer journal for your child to write in once a week. Please be sure to have them keep track of their summer reading. Their reading logs will be collected by their 3rd grade teacher.

We would also like to say thank you to all of our second grade families for the support you have shared with us and your child throughout the school year! In addition to your continued focus on learning this summer here are a  few websites that are educational and fun:

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/parentsHome.jsp

http://pbskids.org/

http://www.starfall.com/

It has been a pleasure spending the school year with your children and we wish you all a wonderful, fun and safe summer! Please remember to share reading time with your children as they make their transition to their 2014-2015 school year.

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