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Jennifer Bruce
2nd Grade

office: 936.709.1600
fax: 936.709.1699

Conference: 10:00-10:50








Welcome to Second Grade!!!!!!
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I am so excited to meet you all and I am looking forward to getting to know each and every child.  This is going to be a great school year!!!!!!!!!!!!





A little information about your new teacher.......
This is my 19th year of teaching and my 13th year at Bush.
I am married and I have 2 beautiful Fur Babies (see below).
  The little Shih tzu is Annabelle and the new addition to our family is Henry the yellow lab (he's not so little anymore).
I was born and raised Aggie ! WHOOP!
I also work at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in my "free time".





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I've had many wonderful adventures throughout my life.  I've swam with dolphins in Cozumel.
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I've fed and played with the penguins at Moody Gardens.  I even have some artwork they made me.
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I've also had the opportunity to pet a sea lion!





Weekly Update:


Dear Parents,
We hope everyone enjoyed the extra day off! Field Trip information will be coming home today in your student’s yellow daily folder.  Our field trip will be March 31st at P-6 Farms.  Chaperones will be needed.  If you would like to serve as a chaperone, please indicate on the permission slip.  Chaperones will need to purchase their own ticket at P-6 Farm.  Box Tops will be collected this Friday, February 24th.

This Week:
Reading: We will finish up Super Storms and begin another non-fiction selection, What Makes Day and Night.
Writing: The kids are working hard writing their chapters (paragraphs) for their All About Books.  
Grammar: Adverbs
Spelling: Antonyms
Social Studies: We will be discussing past Presidents (Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt) and later in the week monuments that we have to honor our Presidents.
Math:  This week we are starting Unit 12, Addition & Subtraction of 3-Digit Numbers.  The students will  solve one-step and multistep word problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using a variety of strategies based on place value, including algorithms.
Strategies may include properties of operations.  For Example, 432+241 may be thought of as
(400 + 200) + (30 +40) +(2 +1)
     600 + 70 + 3 = 673
The students will generate and solve problem situations for a given mathematical number sentence involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers within 1,000.  They will represent and solve addition and subtraction word problems where unknowns may be any one of the terms in the problem.  There are 3 types of problems for this standard.  Result unknown 345 + 234 = ?,                                     Change unknown 345 + ? = 679 and Start unknown  ? + 265 = 659 and the same is true for subtraction. This unit will take us to March 7th which will be the test date
Science:  This week we will begin our next unit on Earth and Space.  The students will observe, describe, record patterns of objects in the sky, including the appearance of the Moon.  The vocabulary we will be discussing is Sun, Energy, Solar Energy, Rotation, Orbit, Season, Moon, Moonlight, Crater, and Constellation.

Wednesday – Library Day

Friday – Homework Due, Spelling Test.



Have a great week,
Mrs. Nettuno and Mrs. Bruce






















 














Important Dates


February
7th--Spring Pictures, Progress Reports Go Home
13-17--Book Fair
17--Sci/Tech Night
20th--Student Holiday
24th--Box Top Friday
8-12
March
3rd--2nd Grade Field Trip (P-6) Farms
10th--Go Texan Day, End of Third Grading Period
13-17th--Spring Break
24th--Report Cards Go Home
24th--PTO Carnival
27-31--Closed Campus all week, STAAR Writing

April
14th--Holiday
25th--Progress Reports Go Home

May
5th-- Box Top Friday
8-12th--Closed Campus STAAR Math and Reading
15-19th-- Paperback book exchange
18th--K-2 Field Day
19th--Yearbook signing
29th--Holiday
31st--EOY Party

June
1st--Last Day of School/Early Release 12:10
5th--Report Cards Mailed Home





Daily Schedule

Red shows sec. 206 ,Black is sec. 207,Blue is for both sections
8:00
8:10

8:10-8:30
8:30-9:58


10:00-10:50


10:50-11:15



11:15-11:45

11:45-12:05

12:05

12:20
12:40-1:10
1:10-2:30



2:30-3:00

3:10



B)Announcements, Warm-ups
SWITCH

Math Warm-ups/Review/Whole group reading/Social Studies
Math Instruction and Math Centers /Guided Reading/Literacy Centers


Specials


Science / Writer's Workshop

  

Lunch

Recess

SWITCH/Read-aloud, restroom

Math Warm-up /Review
Intervention & Enrichment time ~PAWS Time
Math Insturction & Math Centers /Writer's Workshop/Whole Group Reading/Social Studies


Science

Dismissal

***Library Day for 206 and 205 is Wednesday:

 

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.