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Mrs. Carter

April 23, 2018


Our field trip to Mitchell Canyon is tomorrow. We will be learning outside for most of the day. The high in Clayton is projected to be 79*. Please make sure that your child has:

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • a sweatshirt for the cool morning
  • sunscreen applied before school/ hat if needed
  • a big breakfast at home- field trips always make us extra hungry J
  • water bottle
  • lunch to eat off campus (in his/her regular lunch box is ok!)

Brave chaperones- please come here to A-6 at 8:30 AM to meet your group. Please pack a lunch for yourself. You will not need a backpack to carry your group’s lunches- the students will be in charge of their own. The docents request that cell phones to be turned off during the learning centers.


  • If you are interested in donating to our classroom garden, we are still in need of soil, seeds/plants, and kiddo-sized gloves. Please let me know if you would like to contribute or help plant.


  • The poetry book report is due on Friday, April 27. This is the last book report of second grade.


  • Keep practicing flash cards with your child. We really want to solidify basic number sense before heading off to 3rd grade.


  • The students will have a guest teacher on Thursday while I attend a PBIS conference at the district.


  • The students have completed the Junior Achievement Program with big thanks to Amanda Hernandez and Stephanie Sundquist!



After you read this newsletter, please draw a lunchbox in the box on the assignment page.


Important Dates at a Glance:

  • 4/24- Field Trip to Mt. Diablo
  • 4/25- Campus Beautification 1:00-4:00 PM
  • 4/27- Poetry Book Report Due
  • 5/9- Field Trip to Bedford Gallery
  • 5/17- Open House 6:00-7:00 PM
  • 5/28- No School (Memorial Day)

Happy New Year!

See you in 2018!

Book Report of the Month

This year your student will be given a book report each month within a specific genre. Please help your child choose a book to complete the report. 


September: Fantasy- a story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers

October: Realistic Fiction- a story using made up characters but could happen in real life

November: Mystery- a suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story

December: None

January: Traditional Literature- a story passed down from one group to another including folk-tales, legends, fairy tales, myths

February:Informational- texts that provide facts about a variety of topics such as sports, animals, science, history, careers

March: Biography- account of a person's life written by another person

April: Poetry- verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader, often uses rhythm and rhyme



Mrs. Katie Carter

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