October 7, 2016

Tropical Times

Mrs. Schreiber

School: 654-0487
Home: 219-608-4511


A Peek at Our Week
Reading: Eeek! Spiders!
We are going to take a break from our Wonders
series for a couple of weeks and learn about a
creepy-crawly: spiders! Next week we will be
working on reading skills through various activities
that will help us learn more about these creatures.
We will cover work on fact/opinion, differentiating
between fiction and fact, and learn what is real and
what is myth about our 8-legged friends! There will
be NO spelling list next week.

Upcoming Events
October 7 – Happy Birthday, Allie C.!
October 10 – Picture Day!
Happy Birthday, Jon A.!
October 12 – Q1 Ends
October 17-18 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 20-21 – Fall Break! No School!

Language/Writing: Spider Research
To accompany our reading material, students will be
researching a species of spider and writing informative
paragraphs that give facts about their spider.

Math: Topic 15: Measurement
I have decided to give a few more days of practice with
money, and our test will now be Tuesday. We will then
begin working with linear measurement. Our first lessons
will include measuring with inches, centimeters, and nonstandard units.

Science: Spider Fact and Fiction
Next week much of our activities will include learning
about spiders, and this will carry over into our science
lessons. We will also be learning about and labeling the
parts of a spider.

Super Surfer of the
Sophia Plencner
Sophia is 7 yrs old and her birthday
is in June. She likes the color blue,
cats, and watermelon. Sophia likes
to play with her dogs and cat, and
someday she would like to be a

Notes from the Teacher:

I am working on finalizing P/T scheduling. Information detailing your conference time will be sent home Tuesday, October 11th .
If you need to schedule a time other than the 17/18, please let me know as soon as possible.
The Science Fair will take place in December, this year. It is not mandatory for second grade, however I encourage students to
participate! If you would like a Science Fair application, please let me know and I will send one home.
Book orders for October went home today. If you would like to order, please send in your order, with a check to Scholastic, by
Friday, October 21st. Or, you can order online at www.scholastic.com using our classroom code, GVQ7K.
Spirit wear order forms were sent home yesterday. Please send in your order, with payment, by October 21st if you would like
to order!
GREAT NEWS! We have filled our Surf Stone jar and earned a pajama/stuffed animal day next Friday! J

Weekly Words
Next week’s sight words:
No new sight words!
week’s vocab words:
poisonous, arachnid, burrows, molting, ballooning, weave, webbing, harmful