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Hello, my name is Ms. A.
I am excited to be your students long-term substitute second grade teacher this year. It is my first year teaching here at Athlos. I am originally from Champlin, MN. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with my degree in Early Childhood Education Birth-3rd grade. In my free time I enjoy traveling, doing things outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children this year! If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to send me an email. Let's have a wonderful year! 
 
 

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Fun Run

To: School Families
When: Day Before Event
Subject: The Athlos Fun Run is tomorrow!

Athlos Fun Run Families,

The Athlos Fun Run is tomorrow! Thank you to all of our families who have been working hard to raise funds for our school. We truly appreciate your support!

There is only one day left in the program. That makes tonight THE LAST NIGHT FOR PLEDGING before the Athlos Fun Run.

Would you consider reaching out to one or two more sponsors tonight?

If you have any questions, please let me know. We hope to see you and your family tomorrow at the BIG event! Second grade will be running at 12:25!

Have a wonderful day!

P.S. – It’s not too late to register your child on funrun.com! To sign up, search for your school or use our school registration code: 984296
 

Week of 11-18-19

Hello Second Grade Families,
 
Reminders:
Don't forget to pledge for our school fundraiser! 
*Glow Run on Wednesday November 20th!
*Pajama Day is Friday November 22nd! 
*No school November 27th-29th!
 
No Spelling this week!
 
Language Arts
This week we will be continuing our unit! We will be learning how to write an expository paragraph on a legendary character that we read about this past week! 
 
Math
This week we will be continuing our unit 2! We will be working on building our fluency with 2-digit addition. We will also be learning how to add 4 2-digit numbers all together! We have a quiz on Wednesday November 20th and start our unit review on Friday! 
 
Science
This week we will be start our unit on Properties of matter! We will be working on identifying a solid, liquid and gas! 
 
If you have any questions, please let me know!
 
-Ms. A

Fun Run

To: Classroom Families
When: Team Day 1
Subject: Help our class!

Athlos Fun Run Families,

Our class is having a BLAST preparing for the Athlos Fun Run coming up soon! We've also begun learning how to choose to live with character every day through Booster’s brand new character theme, MindSpark: Wild West. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to compete in character duels, your students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world. Make sure to ask your students what they've learned each day, and together you can watch the story unfold on funrun.com!

Remember, we need your help connecting to sponsors who can make a pledge to help our school! Please make sure all pledges for the Athlos Fun Run are entered on funrun.com. The more pledges we get, the more incentives our class earns on our Pledge-O-Meter.

Thank you for your generosity and support of our school. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Have a great day!

P.S. Make sure to register your child on funrun.com. Search for your school or use our school registration code:
984296

Week of 11-11-19

Hello Second Grade Families,
 
Reminders:
  • Pajama Day is November 22nd!
  • No school November 27th-29th!
Spelling List:
clean
spell
poor
finish
hurt
maybe
across
tonight
tenth
sir
Test on Friday!
 
Language Arts
This week we will be continuing our unit! We will be reading about a few legendary figures and writing down facts about each one as a class. The students will then pick their own legendary character from the ones we read about and will be writing an expository paragraph!  
 
Math
This week we will be continuing our unit 2! We will be working on our 2-digit addition methods and practicing our skills. We will be learning about money and how to represent money using dollar signs and cent signs. We will also learn how to skip count money to know how much we have! 
 
Science
This week we will be finishing our unit on weather! We will be learning about wind and how it helps our weather. We will be learning about the different tools meteorologists use to measure wind as well as making our own pinwheels to show wind speed! 
 
If you have any questions, please let me know!
 
-Ms. A

Book Fair

Reminder that our class is going to the book fair tomorrow 11/7! Please send money with your child if they would like to buy something. 

Week of 11-4-19

Hello Second Grade Families,
 
Reminders:
  • Fall Picture Retakes November 5th! This is a free dress day!
  • Book Fair November 7th! Your child is welcome to bring money if they would like to buy anything. 
  • Pajama Day is November 22nd!
  • No school November 27th-29th!
Spelling List:
move
delay
pound
behind
around
burn
camp
bear
bare
clear
Test on Friday!
 
Language Arts
This week we will be continuing our new unit! We will be learning and practicing beginning, middle and end. We will be learning about central message of a story, main idea of a story, moral of a story, and the author's purpose.
 
Math
This week we will be continuing our unit 2! We will be working with our word problems some more as well as our 2-step word problems. We will practice making our hundred boxes, ten sticks and one circles. We will be learning a new method for adding 2- digit addends as well! Our numbers are starting to get bigger! We have a quick quiz on Monday November 4th, so there will be no homework on this day! 
 
Science
This week we will be continuing our unit on weather! We will be learning about wind and how it helps our weather. We will be learning about the different tools meteorologists use to measure wind as well as making our own pinwheel to show the wind speed! 
 
If you have any questions, please let me know!
 
-Ms. A

Week of 10-28-19

Hello Second Grade Families,
 
Reminders:
*Don't forget to sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences for October 28th! 
*Book Fair November 7th! 
 
Spelling List:
better
water
round
cost
price
become
class
horse
care
try
Test on Friday! 
 
Language Arts
This week we will be continuing our new unit! We will be learning and practicing beginning, middle and end. We will be learning about comparing and contrasting two stories as well as learning about the central message of a story! 
 
Math
This week we will be starting our new unit! We will be learning about place value, expanded form, and comparing numbers! 
 
Science
This week we will be continuing our unit on weather! We will be learning about air and rain. We will be looking at a rain gauge and learning all about it!
 
-Ms. A

Week of 10-21-19

Hello Second Grade Families! I hope you all had a nice, relaxing break! 
 
Reminders: 
*Don't forget to sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences for October 28th!
*BINGO for Books is on October 22nd!
*Super Hero Day is October 25th! 
 
Spelling List:
our
wife
state
July 
head
story 
open
short
lady 
reach 
Test on Friday! 
 
Language Arts
We are starting our unit 2 this week, which is called "Wild Wild West"! This week we will be reading different stories and learning how to compare and contrast things. 
 
Math
This week we will be reviewing for our unit 1 math test, and then we will be taking it. After the test, we will start unit 2 which starts off with place value.
 
Science
We are starting science this week! We will be learning about the weather and will be filling out a weather journal each day to describe the weather outside. We will also be practicing how to read the temperature on a thermometer! 
 
If you have any questions, please call or email me! 
-Ms. A
 

Week of 10-14-19

Hello Second Grade Families! We are off to a great October! 
 
Reminders:
*No School on Thursday October 17th & Friday October 18th for MEA!
*Don't forget to sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences for October 28th! 
*BINGO for Books is on October 22nd! 
*Super Hero Day is October 25th!
 
No spelling this week!
 
Language Arts
We are continuing our unit on seasons! We will be working on writing paragraphs on our favorite season! We are using adverbs and adjectives to help us be more descriptive when writing these paragraphs. We will spend our week working on these paragraphs and perfecting our writing! We will also be doing a fun art activity with our favorite season! 
 
Math
This week we will be finishing up our first unit! We will continue to work on word problems. We will be working with two step word problems, as well as comparison word problems and a variety of different word problems! 

Week of 10-7-19

Hello Second Grade Families! 
 
Reminders:
*Class Field Trip is Wednesday, October 9th!
*Your child is expected to read 20 minutes every night and record it on their reading log! 
 
Spelling List:
first 
sent
cent 
mile 
seem
even
without
afternoon
Friday
hour
Test on Friday!
 
Language Arts
We are continuing our first unit on seasons! We are finishing up our work with poetry this week. Then we will be discussing what adverbs and adjectives are. We also get to choose our favorite season, and begin writing sentences on that season!
 
Math
This week we will still be working on word problems. They will continue to get more challenging. We will start working on 2 step word problems. Make sure you are keeping up with the math homework! 
 
Social Studies
We have all shared our awesome timelines with the class! This week we will review/discuss voting, and rights and responsibilities!
 
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions!
nadia_abu-hijleh@alabpmn.org

Week of 9/30/19

Reminders:
*Class Field Trip October 9th 
*Read 20 minutes at home and record on reading log! 
 
Spelling List:
would
could
should
any
many
city
only
where
week
weak
Test on Friday!
 
Language Arts
We are still on our first unit on seasons! We will be working with poems a lot this week! We will be learning about rhyming words, alliteration, imagery, and the meaning of a poem. We will start to talk about adverbs as well. We will be taking a comprehension test on our Poppleton in Spring book and having a beginning, middle and end test. 
 
Math
This week we will be continuing our first unit! We will be working with different word problems. We will be working with teen numbers with word problems and figuring out if we need to add or subtract with the word problems to solve it. We will also be working on adding information to a word problem and taking information out. We have a quiz on Thursday, so there will be no homework on this day! 
 
Social Studies
This week we will be finishing our work on timelines! We will review what timelines are and why they are important to us. We will also get to share our timelines with the class! 
 
Please email me with any questions! 

Week of 9/23/19

Reminders:
*Timeline events due Monday September 23rd. 
*Family Picnics are on Tuesday September 24th.
*Field Trip form due on Friday September 27th.  
*Crazy Hair Day is on Friday September 27th. This is a free dress day! 
 
Spelling List:
glass
party
upon
two
twin
twice
twelve
twenty
between
they
Test on Friday!
 
Language Arts
We are continuing our unit on seasons! We will be working on our response paragraphs and sharing them with the class. We are still working hard on making our sentences stronger! We are continuing to talk about beginning, middle, and end of stories. We are starting to work with poems this week! We will learn about alliteration, rhyming words, meter, imagery, and the meaning of a poem! We will be taking our NWEA Reading Test on Thursday. 
 
Math
We are continuing our first unit! We will work with different word problems and write some of our own. We will work on put together and take apart word problems as well as word problems with unknown addends. We have our NWEA Math Test on Friday, so there will be no math homework that day!
 
Social Studies
We will finish our discussion and class project with voting on Monday. The rest of the week, we will be working on our timelines! We will learn what timelines are and why they are important to us. We will also learn how to put events in chronological order. Then we will be completing our very own timelines!
 
If you have any questions, please email me! 
nadia_abu-hijleh@alabpmn.org

Week of 9/16/19

Reminders:
*Picture day is Friday September 20th. This is a free dress day!
*Family Picnics are on Tuesday September 24th.
*Field Trip form due on Friday September 27th.
 
We will have math homework every night, unless we have a math quiz or test that day. 
 
We will be starting reading logs this week as well. Students are expected to read 20 minutes every night. 
 
We are starting spelling this week too! There will be a spelling test on Friday. The words for this week are:
became
brother
rain
keep
start
mail
male
female
eye 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at nadia_abu-hijleh@alabpmn.org