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Highlights from Mrs. Hill

March 28, 2014


Dear Parents,


Our class enjoyed more guest readers this week!  Thank you for sharing the love of reading with our class.  If you haven’t had a chance yet, please sign up to be a guest reader in our classroom to help us celebrate March is Reading Month.  Sign-up for to join the fun at (select find signups created by Please select a time you are available to come and read a book of your choice to our class.  Plan on reading to the class for about 10-15 minutes on the day you choose. If you are not able to make it, maybe a grandparent, other relative or special friend could come. J  The students really enjoy and look forward to these visits – they’re a great way for us to celebrate reading! 


As part of celebrating March is Reading Month, our classroom is participating in the 2014 Genesys Credit Union Reading Ranger Program.  This program encourages students to read independently and rewards them with a water-park pass as an incentive.  A water-park pass is earned when your child reads 15 minutes per night, five times per week during the month of March.  Please be sure to complete the yellow homework calendar for March to show that your child has met this reading goal and has earned their water-park pass. All reading logs must be turned in by April 14th.  Happy Reading!


Math fact triangle flashcards and practice quizzes are available on our classroom website.  Please feel free to print these forms and use them at home for nightly math fact practice.  Practicing a little bit each night will greatly help your child gain fluency with math facts.  This will be especially important as we move on to more complex math concepts such as double-digit addition & double-digit subtraction.  The math fact flashcards and practice quizzes can be found at the following link: math fact triangle flashcards & practice pages


Mark your calendars please - the second graders are working hard in music class to prepare for their upcoming concert! This special evening performance will take place on Thursday, May 8thThe theme is centered on our kids' favorite places - fun times! The concert is sure to be lots of fun. We hope to see you there.


As always, I welcome your comments, concerns or questions.  Please feel free to call or write.

Enjoy your weekend!


Mrs. Hill J


Important Reminders

·      Spring Break – April 7-11 – No School

· Good Friday – No School – Friday, April 18th

· Late Start Wednesday  - April 23rd

· Family Movie Night – Friday, April 25th

· AE Variety Show – Friday, May 2nd

· Festival Day – Friday, May 2nd

· Second Grade Concert – Thursday, May 8th at 6:30

· Popcorn Days – Friday (order and pay for on Thursday)



Week at a Glance:

· Reading: informational text

· Writing:  personal expertise

· Math:  adding & subtracting larger numbers (double digit and triple digit)

· Science: properties and attributes

· Social Studies: How do citizens live together in a community?

· Spelling: best, children, don’t quit, school