December 6, 2019
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December 6 (today) -- Book Orders Due by 9pm (code GQD74)
December 17 -- German Feast, 11:30-12:00pm
December 18 -- Field Trip
December 20 -- Gingerbread Party, 1:35-2:45pm

January 13-17 -- Micah
February 3-7 -- Olen
February 24-28 -- Scarlett

 
Dear Parents,

Field Trip: We need chaperones for our field trip to see Beauty & the Beast! Please email me if you are interested. Our field trip is Wednesday, December 18th from 9:15-11:30am. The cost for chaperones is $9.

Parties: We are still in need of volunteers for our German Feast and Gingerbread parties. We would love to have you sign up to help!

Advent: We are celebrating the season of Advent during our class devotional time using the book Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp. Each day tells part of the story of God’s special plan of love to send a Savior for us. We add an ornament to our Christmas tree to represent each story we read. What a privilege to be at a school where we can proclaim Christ's name and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas! You should have received a Family Advent Challenge calendar that ties the season of Advent to the ten Biblical Throughlines that we've been studying in class. Feel free to use it as a family to help celebrate Christmas season!

Reading: This week we read Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. (We LOVED this story!) We read the story individually, in groups, and with partners to help build our vocabulary, sight words, and reading fluency. Our essential question was “How can people and animals help each other?” The students recognized that God made everything to work together just right and listed specific ways that people and animals benefit each other. We worked on vocabulary, practiced spelling plural nouns using –s and –es endings, learned to use the prefixes pre– and mis– to change the meanings of base words, and practiced proofreading for our spelling words. 

Math: We continued to study measurement and geometry. We learned the definitions of a square, rectangle, and triangle and practiced measuring the sides of each shape. We learned how to identify a quadrilateral, pentagon, and hexagon. We also learned to identify acute, right, and obtuse angles. We estimated and measured the perimeter of shapes and examined 3D shapes to find the 2D shape of their faces (sides). 

Cursive: We learned to write the letters T, F, and B this week.

Social Studies: To accompany our study of Germany we began learning about fairytales. We read several fairytales and compared them. We learned that a fairytale must have characters, a setting, a problem, a solution, something make-believe, and a happy ending. The students began brainstorming their own original fairytales and used their brainstorming sheet to write out a summary of the beginning, middle, and end of their story. Next week we will begin writing our rough drafts after discussing the characteristics of a quality fairytale. We also studied German Christmas traditions and learned that many of our Christmas traditions originated in Germany. We shared about our own Christmas traditions and even had a visit from Saint Nicholas overnight! 

Bible: We learned verses 8-9 of Luke 2:8-16. We learned how Jesus has a special place in His heart for children. We also learned about the rich young ruler, Zacchaeus, the miracle at Cana, and about a Roman soldier's faith in Jesus. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

In Christ,

Marisa Peterson
2nd Grade Teacher

mpeterson@bellevuechristian.org
425.454.3977 x229
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