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Erin Bergeron's Classroom: Monthly Newsletter


December Notes

Dear Second Grade Families,

I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving.  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast. We enjoyed corn bread, apple sauce, popcorn, and much more. 

The holiday season is hear and Room 202 is doing many fun and exciting activities this month.  To start the month off, we will be traveling around the world and learning about how different countries celebrate Christmas.  We will have a gingerbread themed week, as well as book themed days.    We will celebrate the holiday by making gingerbread houses and having our annual Christmas party.  Please look for notes that may come home explaining various events throughout the month. 

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Happy Holidays!

Thank You,

Mrs. Bergeron  


The second trimester is just starting.  Here are some concepts we will be working on:

  • In Reader’s Workshop, we will be continuing to working on distinguishing the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts.  We will learn about non-fiction text features and learn how to read non-fiction texts. 

  • In Writers Workshop students will chose a topic and begin writing and researching. They will create their own nonfiction chapter books which will include facts and nonfiction text features we have learned about. 

  • In Phonics, we will continue to learn new ways to tackle big words we encounter when we are reading! We will look closely at words by breaking them apart and looking at specific letter combinations and phonics rules.

  • In Math students will work on building fluency in two-digit addition and subtraction problems.  They will apply their learning to on-and two-step words problems of varying types.
  • In Science, we will be finishing up our Plants and Animals Relationships unit.  We have taken on the role of plant scientists and have been investigating systems in the Bengali Forest. Ask your child about our exciting discoveries.

  • In Social Studies, we will be studying the different traditions and cultures around the world.  We will learn how they celebrate Christmas.  We will be collecting all our information and make a book.  Look for this to come home at the end of the month!

  • In lieu of the Holiday Season, we will have a Gingerbread themed week. We will be reading different versions of the Gingerbread man, making gingerbread houses.
  • Family Project:  Holidays Around the World-----Each child is asked to choose a country from around the world. They need to create a poster containing certain information about that countries customs and traditions.  This project is due, Wednesday, December 14th. 
  • Sharing---This month, our sharing day will be December 16th. Please remember to complete the sharing sheet
  • Author of the Month: Jan Brett


Online ordering is strongly encouraged! This method helps our class each FREE BOOKS!

Class Code: MM79J


*Chromebooks: These WILL be coming back and forth from home to school each day. CHARGERS are to stay at home, and Chromebooks MUST BE fully charged before your child comes to school each day. Thank you so much for your help with this.