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McAndrew Memo

Second Grade NewsVol. 12


Spotlight News!
Focus: Physical activity and academic
achievement

Fast Facts
o Children should participate

in at least one hour of


physical activity per day (How

Important Dates:
Friday 11/4: Progress Reports
Sent Home
Sunday 11/6: Daylight Saving Time
Tuesday 11/8: NO SCHOOL
Thursday 11/10: Conferences
Wednesday 11/16: Conferences

Much)

o Students should get the

recommended amount of
physical activity throughout
the school day (Buscemi)
o Regular physical activity

leads to improved cognitive


function (Donnelly)

Quote of the Week:

Even the wisest


mind has something
yet to learn.
George Santayana

Learning Highlights &


Reminders:

Math: Place value


ELA: Story maps
Science: Investigations
History: History of MI

*** Please remember to sign


up for conferences if you
havent yet! ***

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Second Grade NewsVol. 13
Spotlight News!
Focus: Physical activity and academic
achievement

Did you know?


o Physically active lessons
tend to yield higher test
results than nonactive
lessons (Donnelly)

Quote of the Week:

The important
thing is not to
stop questioning.
Albert Einstein

o We have incorporated
physically active math, ELA,
social studies, and science
lessons into our own
classroom!

Learning Highlights &


Reminders:

Important Dates:

Sunday 11/6: Daylight Saving Time


Tuesday 11/8: NO SCHOOL
Thursday 11/10: Conferences
Wednesday 11/16: Conferences
Wed. 11/23-Fri. 11/25: NO SCHOOL

Math: Counting money


ELA: Retelling stories
Science: Analyzing results
History: More about MI

First set of conferences next


Thursday 4:30-7:30!
Second set of conferences
Wed. 11/16 4:30-7:30!

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McAndrew Memo
Second Grade NewsVol. 14
Spotlight News!
Focus: Physical activity and academic
achievement

Physical Activity Breaks


o Physical activity breaks in
the classroom can improve
behaviors such as
increased time-on-task,
reduced fidgeting and better
concentration (Donnelly)

Learning Highlights &


Reminders:

o Things we do during our


physical activity breaks: Go
outside, play games, take a
walk around the school,
stretching, exercising, etc.

Quote of the Week:

A mistake is a
crash-course in
learning.

Math: Reading the time


ELA: Pulling out key info
Science: Comparing data
History: Using maps

Second set of conferences


next Wed. 4:30-7:30!
NO SCHOOL Nov. 23-25

Important Dates:

Wednesday 11/16: Conferences


Wed. 11/23-Fri. 11/25: NO SCHOOL
Mon. 11/28-Fri. 12/2: Book Fair
Tuesday 12/13: Secret Santa Store
Tuesday 12/20: Holiday Program

Billy Anderson
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McAndrew Memo
Second Grade NewsVol. 15
Spotlight News!

Quote of the Week:

Focus: Physical activity and academic


achievement

Educating the mind


without educating the
heart is no education at
all.

Physical Education:
Fact or fiction?
o Phys. Ed. is positively related
to academic performance?
FACT! (Smith)

- Aristotle

o Making time for Phys. Ed. Is


unnecessary and takes away
from academic achievement?
FICTION! (Smith)
o High-quality Phys. Ed. is a
good source of moderate-tovigorous physical activity?
FACT! (Smith)

Math: Interpreting data


ELA: New vocabulary
Science: Animal habitats
History: Government roles

NO SCHOOL Nov. 23-25


Scholastic Book Fair held in
library Nov. 28-Dec. 2

Important Dates:

Learning Highlights &


Reminders:

Wed. 11/23-Fri. 11/25: NO SCHOOL


Mon. 11/28-Fri. 12/2: Book Fair
Tuesday 12/13: Secret Santa Store
Tuesday 12/20: Holiday Program
Thurs. 12/22-Fri. 12/30: NO SCHOOL
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McAndrew Memo
Second Grade NewsVol. 16
Learning Highlights &
Reminders:

Spotlight News!
Focus: Physical activity and academic
achievement

How can you be physically


active at home?
o Get outside!
o Games: Tag, Hide-and-Seek,
Four Square, Capture the
Flag, Hopscotch, Sports, etc.

Math: Measuring
ELA: Purpose of a text
Science: Landforms
History: Community
involvement

Scholastic Book Fair held in


library Nov. 28-Dec. 2
If your student is shopping
at the Secret Santa Store,
send $$$ on or before
Tuesday, Dec. 13

o Competitions: Racing, Hula


Hooping, Obstacle Course,
Pull Ups, Push Ups, etc.

Important Dates:
Quote of the Week:
Knowledge will bring you
the opportunity to make a
difference.

Mon. 11/28-Fri. 12/2: Book Fair


Tuesday 12/13: Secret Santa
Store
Tuesday 12/20: Holiday Program
Thurs. 12/22-Fri. 12/30: NO SCHOOL

Claire Fagan
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Works Cited

Buscemi, Joanna, et al. "Society of Behavioral Medicine Position Statement: Elementary SchoolBased Physical Activity Supports Academic Achievement." Translational Behavioral
Medicine 4.4 (2014): 436-8. ProQuest. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

Donnelly, Joseph E., and Kate Lambourne. "Classroom-Based Physical Activity, Cognition, and
Academic Achievement." Preventive Medicine: An International Journal Devoted to
Practice and Theory 52 (2011): S36-42. ProQuest. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

"How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?" Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 04 June 2015. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

Smith, Nicole J., and Monica Lounsbery. "Promoting Physical Education: The Link to Academic
Achievement." Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD) 80.1 (2009):
39-43. ProQuest. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.