Welcome to 2016! We have had a great couple weeks back after our Christmas break. We have started a new math unit on adding and subtracting numbers to twenty. Please practice mental math equations with your child at home to assist them with this unit. Our first spelling test went off without a hitch! The students were thrilled to incorporate it into our daily 5 routine and were quite excited to have a test! For writer’s workshop, we have been talking about the difference between fiction and nonfiction stories. The kids have been working on some very imaginative creative writing stories! We are working on wrapping up our social studies unit on communities and will soon begin a new science unit on properties of solids, liquids and gases. We recently studied Vincent Van Gogh in art and the grade two’s made some beautiful replicas of his Starry Night.