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Nelson Prairie
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Mrs. Mistro
2nd Grade - Nelson Prairie

Welcome to Mrs. Mistro's Class News and Notes!

Second grade will be filled with many new experiences for your child. I use this page to post current class news, important notes, and other information related to our classroom. Check here frequently during the school year to keep posted on the exciting things we will be doing!

Week of December 17, 2018 - January 11, 2019

Reading Story: Christmas/Winter activities (see schedule); begin ReadyGen Unit 2 Module B: "Money Matters" and "I Wanna Iguana"

Reading Skills: main purpose of text, main topic, text features

Phonics/Spelling: contractions (list will be passed out after break)

Grammar: review, commas

Writing: opinion writing

Math: Unit 5: Addition and Subtraction

Students should be going on Reflex Math as many days as possible per week. We try to do at least 4 days a week in the classroom, but more is better! :-)

Students will be assigned an account on Khan Academy online. It is a great site to use to practice math skills and watch tutorial videos. Please look for more information to come!

Social Studies: review Chapter 2: Working to Meet Our Needs

Science: Begin unit on Germs


Please remember to sign your child's blue planner/tracker sheet every night. Purple reading/math logs should be turned in on Mondays.

Student journals will come home on Fridays. I'm asking that students write a note to parents each Friday about their week. Parents, please write a note back to your child. Journals should be returned the following Monday. Thank you for your support!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS: https://clubs.scholastic.com

DUE DATE: January 20, 2018. I will send home paper flyers, but I do ask that all ordering be done online under our class account. I will receive the books here at school and distribute them to your child. Our class code is MZNYB. It is certainly never required to order books, but many parents find this to be a good option to obtain resources for their children. I then use the bonus points that I receive to add to our classroom supplies. Thank you in advance for your support!

Upcoming Events (and thinking far ahead):

Wednesdays in December - Wear Green for Responsibility

December 17-21 - Christmas-themed activities: schedule was also sent home

Monday - Rudolph - Wear Red

Tuesday - Snowmen and Gingerbread - Wear Blue, Gingerbread house decorating - see note - bring white frosting and a bag of candy

Wednesday - Grinch Day - Wear Green

Thursday - Polar Express Day - Wear Pajamas

Friday - Holiday party - Wear Holiday attire

We will celebrate our upcoming winter break with a chance to play some games on December 21st. Bring your favorite board games to school so you can play with a partner. No electronics allowed (DS, iPod/iPad, etc.). Please be sure to label your game and place it in a bag for safe keeping! We will have games here if you are unable to bring one from home. We will also be watching a short video, Toy Story That Time Forgot, Rated G, prior to our holiday parties.

December 24 - January 4 - No School - Winter Break

Monday, January 7 - Back to School

Monday, January 21 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 1 - Terra Nova Testing Week

Thursday, February 7 - Prairie Family Reading Night

February 13/14 - Pilcher Park Maple Syrup Field Trip (more info to come!)

Thursday, February 21 - End of 2nd Trimester

Friday, March 1 - Report Cards 

Monday, March 25 - Tuesday, April 2 - No School - Spring Break

Wednesday, April 3 - Back to School

Thursday, April 18 - 2nd Grade Musical

Friday, April 19 - Monday, April 22 - No School - Easter Break

Friday, May 3 - 1/2 Day for Students

Monday, May 27 - No School - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28 - No School - Records Day

(Last Day of School will be determined by use of snow days.)

Ready, Set, GROW!