Our Year at a Glance
Here is an overview of some highlights of our year, with a focus on many of the activities which require parental involvement. Please keep in mind that this is a tentative listing; many factors play a role in how our year unfolds. Hope you find this helpful!

September/October
Curriculum Afternoon - parents are invited to hear an overview of Second Grade

Eastern Point Lighthouse/Hammond Castle Trip
last Friday in September/first Friday in October

Open House - evening for parents and students

Halloween Classroom Party

November/December
The Pilgrim Story - a “Quick as a Wink” play production, parents invited

In-School Nutcracker Field Trip
Students wear their finest while parents create a magical atmosphere for a delightful twist on this holiday classic.

Family Traditions
Parents are invited to share their own family traditions in celebrating December holidays

December Holiday Classroom Party

January/February
Cursive Writing begins - please help your child practice letters as they come home

Valentine’s Day Party

Begin discussing castle building

March/April
Castle Building Assignment - see Castles and Fairy Tales for ideas - scroll down when there for resources

Castle Viewing and a Rumpelstiltskin skit, parents invited

Boston Symphony Orchestra Trip

May/June
Children's Museum Trip
To enhance our study of Japan, a visit to the Japanese House and an amazing experience with Suminagashi.

Science unit: Life Cycle of the Butterfly

Portfolio Presentations - celebrating and sharing our work in Writers’ Workshop, parents invited

End of the Year Party - summer birthdays celebrated

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