April 14, 2017

posted Apr 17, 2017, 3:58 PM by rmccabe@acton.k12.me.us


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2nd Grade News

We would like to welcome Lillian Howland to the AES family!  She is the newest member of 2nd grade, and is settling in very well!  The kids have been so kind in helping her adjust and get used to her new school.  Next week we have vacation! WOOOOOOO!  We hope you all have a very restful and wonderful vacation.  Please feel free to contact us at any point if you have any questions.

Spotlight Students!

This week, Mr. D would like to recognize Ryan Conley for the enthusiasm he brings to each and every day.  Miss McCabe would like to recognize Sophia Perez for bringing joy and happiness each day!.  


We have moved into a study of basic fractions.  Students are working with fractions from ½-⅙.  They are learning how to name and compare fractions, as well as, add and subtract like fractions.   


Miss McCabe's reading groups:  After vacation, I will be testing the level N students.  

  • M: Afternoon on the Amazon

  • N: The Missing Mummy

  • N: The Magic Bone

  • T: Ranger in Time

Mr. D's Reading Groups:

  • L: Five Creepy Creatures--Last Chapter this week

  • M: Ivy & Bean

  • M: Look at Lucy!

Social Studies

We will begin our unit on Benedict Arnold’s March Through Maine after vacation.  


We have begun a unit on poetry.  The students are doing extremely well with this and are excited to write new poetry every single day!

Vacation Homework (Both Classes)

Read, read, read!

Important Dates

Mondays 2:45-4:00: Crochet Club in Miss McCabe’s class.  If anyone in Mr. D’s class is interested in signing up, please see Miss McCabe for a permission slip.

April 12-13: Parent/Teacher Conferences

April 17-21: Spring Break

Saturday, May 20: Acton Variety Show 6:00 PM

The Wednesdays that will be dismissed at 2:30 are: 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, and 6/14.

Math Strategy of the Week:

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