November, 2017
Dear Parents and Students, 
 I think most parents are signed up for my Remind 101.   Thank you for doing that.  It is such a convenient way to communicate.  Thanks so much.  
We are half way through Chapter 4 in Math - subtracting two digit numbers.  We will be having a test the week after Thanksgiving.  
   In Reading, we are currently focusing on author's purpose.  Why did the author write this story/article/text?  We remember by thinking of PIE:  Persuade, Inform, or Entertain.  Students can easily determine when an author is writing to entertain because that is fiction.  They are having more difficulty determine the difference between persuasive writing and informative writing.  If the author is trying to get you to think/feel the same way he/she is then it is persuasive writing.  If they are just giving you facts, that is informational text.  We are also identifying facts and opinions.  Things that can be proven are facts.  Statements that include feelings are opinons.  
In language arts, we have been studying adjectives and now we are focusing on adverbs.  Students will have finished publishing their personal narratives by Thanksgiving break.
We are gearing up to do our personal timeline project in social studies.  Students should have brought letters home describing the project.  It will be done in class.  The only thing that needs to be done at home is the gathering of 7-8 photos of the child's life: one for each year since they were born.  Put post-it notes on the back of each picture describing the event and giving an approximate date of the event.  One piece of poster board should also be sent in.  I will have extras if you are unable to purchase one at the store.  
If you have any questions, and/or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.  You can e-mail me anytime at hope.morrison@fieldlocalschools.org, send me a message on Remind, or call me at (330)673-8581. I am available from 8:30 - 8:45 most mornings and from 9:15-9:45 or after school (but I believe the office closes at 4:00).  

Thanks for sharing your children with me. :)

Hope Morrison
2nd grade teacher
Field Local Schools | 2900 Door #5, State Route 43 | Mogadore, OH 44260 | Phone: 330.673.2659 | Fax: 330.673.0270
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