Sunday, June 3, 2018

Week 36 Good-bye Second Grade...Hello Summer!!

                                                                                                                       June 4, 2018

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe that we are down to the final week of school.  Miss
Garcia and myself are very proud of our 2nd grade students. We know
that they will be ready for 3rd grade.

It will be a busy week!  The 2nd graders will have the 2nd Semester Awards
Assembly on Monday, shopping at the 3rd Grade Market (no money needed)
on Tuesday, and 8th grade Graduation at the Venturacci Gym on Wednesday.
Earlier in the school year (March) we read Charlotte’s Web in class, We
will be watching the movie on Wednesday afternoon.  Report cards will be
sent home on Wednesday.

Field Day
Thursday is Field Day.  Be sure to make sure you have filled out and sent
back your child’s waiver form.  Every student needs a waiver form fill out
to participate in field day. All families received an email from Oasis Academy
about Field Day: label towels and clothing, sunscreen your child prior to
sending them to school and only one piece swimming suits are acceptable.
A lunch of a hotdog, bag of chips, juice box, and watermelon will be
provided free of charge. If your child does not eat hotdogs, send a bagged
lunch that doesn’t require a microwave. Please drop off your students by
8:00 and pick up at 2:00!

We have had an AMAZING 2nd grade year!  Thank you for sharing and
entrusting your children with us.  They have all touched our hearts. Happy
Summer Vacation!

Mrs. Bloomfield and Miss Garcia

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Week 35 Happy Memorial Day

                                                                                   May 29, 2018

Dear Bighorn Parents,

It’s hard to believe that we are down to the last 2 weeks/7 days of
school!!  As mentioned last week there will be no homework for the
remainder of the year.  Students will be working on a few “mini
projects” in class as we wind down on this 3-day week.

First of all a HUGE thank you to all the parents, family, and friends
that were able to come to the 2nd Grade Decade Project.  The
students worked very hard to become experts on their decade and
Miss Garcia and myself as always learned a few new facts along the

In math we will continue to review, complete a few mini assessments,
and complete an end of the year assessment.  This assessment will
be given over a few days as it is lengthy. It will be used by your
child’s 3rd grade math teacher to get a snapshot of your child’s
strengths and weaknesses in math.

In language students have a selected a short poem (no more than 8
lines) to memorize.  They will be creating a picture to go with it.
Students may also bring in props that will enhance the reciting of
their poem.  Students will be learning, practicing, and presenting
their poems next week. There is a possibility that we will present
for parents on the last week of school.  Miss Garcia and myself will
keep you posted as to whether or not we schedule a performance,
that last week can get very packed.

Finally this week Oasis is sponsoring a
final Book Fair.  It is a BOGO (buy one,
get one free sale). This is a great
opportunity to get a few books for your
child to read over the summer.  The
book fair will run Tuesday through
Thursday, with the hours of 7:45-8:15
am, 11:15 am-2:30 pm, and 3:45-4:30 pm.

We hope that everyone enjoyed their long Memorial Day Weekend.
The next 2 weeks are sure to be busy as we finish out the 2017-18
school year and move into summer.


Mrs. Bloomfield and Miss Garcia

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week 34

April Showers

                                                                                       May 21, 2018
Dear Bighorn Parents,

With instruction of 2nd grade math standards completed, the remainder of the school
year, we will be focusing on standards that have not been completely mastered.  Our
math will consist of many “mini lessons” and “mini assessments” on previously
taught material to ensure that students who previously were at mastery level are still
there and students that had not mastered a standard have the opportunity for
additional instruction and practice so that they may be reassessed.

This week will be our last week of math homework!  

Measurement Word Problem Worksheet
IXL Y.3  Write Multiplication Sentences for Equal Groups
Array/Equal Groups Worksheet
No Homework--Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!

A Few More Important Pieces of Information…
Second Graders will be presenting their Decade Projects on Wednesday, May 23rd
at 3:15 pm in the cafeteria.  This has been a big research project and students are
making many connections. Come and learn about the decades from 1890-2009.

Last week was the last week of spelling from Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Rowlett.
Students will not have a new spelling list for this week.
Remember, Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day!  Oasis Academy will be closed but
we will see everyone back on Tuesday, May 29th!  Wishing everyone a safe and
fun 4 days!!

Anne Bloomfield

Shannon Garcia

Friday, May 11, 2018

Week 33

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 May 14, 2018
Dear Parents,

Teacher Appreciation Week was awesome!  Thank you so much for the lovely notes,
flowers, candy, gift cards, and other gifts.  Miss Garcia and myself are so thankful for
all the “love”!


This week in math students will be reviewing 2-step word problems and measurement.
 Along with reviewing in math, students will be completing assessments for report
cards.  This will be a very busy time, as much of our time will be spent assessing
small groups of students and individuals.

2-Step Word Problem Worksheet
2-Step Word Problem Worksheet
IXL S.4 Customary Units of Length Word Problems
IXL S.9  Which Metric Unit of Length is Appropriate?

The 2nd grade historians are really becoming experts on their decades.  This week
students will finish finding their pictures and writing their captions.  They will begin
putting together their tri-fold boards. Our Decade Project Presentation day will be
Wednesday, May 23rd at 3:15 in the cafeteria.

It certainly was a beautiful weekend for Mother’s Day!  Miss Garcia and myself hope
all our “Bighorn” Moms had a fantastic, love filled Mother’s Day!!

Anne Bloomfield
Shannon Garcia

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Week 32

                                                                                  May 7, 2018
Dear Parents,

Here we are in Week 32!  The days are getting warmer and longer (as
I write it’s 8:00 pm and not completely dark), and our year is getting
shorter.  I know this was mentioned a couple of weeks ago but, it is very
important that your child comes to school with a water bottle labeled with
your child’s name.  This is especially important on our P.E. days
(Monday and Wednesday).  

Last week we worked on a new strategy (Arrow Method) to add and
subtract within 100 and 1,000.  All week the students were guided
through problems, worked in partners, and worked independently using
the Arrow Method.   In the beginning of the week (Monday and Tuesday)
standards will continue working on adding and subtracting within 100 and
1,000.  Students will have a mini assessment on this standard on Tuesday.

In the latter part of the week, we will be reviewing graphs. Students will be working on creating and interpreting picture graphs, bar graphs, and line plots.  

  Picture Graph                      Bar Graph Line Plot     

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Length of Fish Caught

   X       X X
   X X    X X
   X X    X X X   
   7  8 9    10 11

       (in inches)

Throughout the week students will also be reviewing multiplication via equal groups and arrays.

Homework for Week 32
Worksheet--Arrow Method Mixed Addition and Subtraction
Worksheet--Choose Your Own Strategy
IXL - R.6 Create Line Plots
IXL - Multiplication Tables for 2,3 and 4

In language we went from using context clues to determine word
meaning to using prefixes to help us determine word meaning.  The
prefixes that we focused on last week and will continue to focus on are
re, un, dis, mis, pre, and under.

re = again, back
un = not, opposite
dis = not
mis = wrong
pre = before
under = below

We are down to writing the final copies of our final opinion piece.  

The 2nd grade historians are becoming experts on their decade.  The research part of this project will be completed by Tuesday and students will be beginning to put together their project boards.  It’s been very exciting to watch teams of students researching and getting excited about their decade! The next blog will include our presentation date!

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and all the Moms, Grandmas, and
Aunts a special Mother’s Day!!  

Anne Bloomfield

Shannon Garcia