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Week 13  

Week 13  Updated at 11/19/2017 10:46:00 AM

What we will learn this week:

Reading: nonfiction text features

Writing: Expository Writing (animal research)

Grammar: dictionary skills

Letterland: no spelling this week 

Math: chapter 4- double digit subtraction 

Science/ SS: matter- solids, liquids, and gases

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: D Day 

Tuesday: E Day  (A.M. WAVE)

Wednesday: no school

Thursday: no school    Happy Thanksgiving. Gobble! Gobble!

Friday: no school 

 

- Due to the short week, there will be NO HOMEWORK! Just remember to keep reading and record it on the monthly reading log!!!

- Reminder: I check reading logs at the end of each month. With November quickly coming to an end, please make sure your child's reading log is complete. The kiddos earn patriot bucks for turning in completed logs. Please try to read nonfiction books and have them locate text features.

-  I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC time at Fall Festival!

-  The scholastic order goes in this week! please fill out any last orders before Wednesday!

- We have been working sooooo hard on making our writing better. I have been really hard on each kiddo when they are writing. When your child is completing their written response for the reading homework, please encourage them to write in complete sentences with capital letters. They should be writing at least 5 sentences with LOTS of details. 

 

 

Mark your calendar:

Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 7: Interims go home

Dec. 21- Jan. 2: Winter break

 Note for next week: I will be in Pheonix Monday and Tuesday of next week so if you need anyrthing from me please feel free to email me on those days as I wont be in the room to see the kiddos! 

Have a great week and enjoy your time with your family!


Week 12  

Week 12  Updated at 11/12/2017 11:14:00 AM

What we will learn this week:

Reading: nonfiction text features using the book called Sharks

Writing: 1st 9 weeks writing assessment, Expository Writing (animal research)

Grammar: possessive nouns

Letterland: Unit 9 (test will be on friday)

Math: starting chapter 4- double digit subtraction 

Science/ SS: matter- solids, liquids, and gases

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: E Day (A.M. WAVE gym shoes)

Tuesday: F Day  

Wednesday: A Day

Thursday: B Day (P.M. WAVE plase bring library books)

Friday: C Day

 - If you would like to purchase punch cards in advance for Fall Festival, please fill out the form that went home and return it with your child's money. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 

- We will be having a meteorologist come in for a presentation in our classroom Wednesday morning. We are so excited!!

- Now that we have moved onto nonfiction, please encourage your child to be reading nonfiction books at home. A list of nonfiction questions will come home this week. These questions are great to use while your child is reading. You may ask them the questions orally and then have them write their response. Our middle of the year reading assessments for Mclass will be using nonfiction books. 

-  If you would like to place a Scholastic order, please do so by this Friday, November 25th. I will be submitting our class order that afternoon. Remember, we earn free books for our classroom library. The kiddos LOVED the last free books we received in our previous order. 

- Report cards went home last week. Please review it with your child, sign the envelope, and return the signed envelope to school. You may keep the report card. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you to those that have already returned theirs. 

 

Mark your calendar:

Nov. 17: Fall Festival- 5:30- 7:30

Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving break

 

Have a great week!


Week 11  

Week 11  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Non-Fiction Sharks! 

Writing: starting our next writing piece- Expository Writing (animal research)

Grammar: Review adverbs/ possessive nouns 

Letterland: No spelling words this week, We will be reviewing previous spelling units for the short week. New spelling list will come home next Monday!

Math: chapter 3- double digit addition 

Science/ SS: matter- solids, liquids, and gases

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: B Day (P.E. WAVE- wear tennis shoes and bring library books)

Tuesday: C Day  

Wednesday: D Day 

Thursday: No Day- ERPD- Day Veteran's Day activities

Friday: No School

 

- Thank you to all who participated in Red Ribbon Week. All the kiddos looked great! The costumes were super CUTE!

- A Scholastic order form home. If you would like to place an order, please do so by November 25th. I will be submitting our class order that afternoon. I already have one order from our class! Remember, we earn free books for our classroom library. The kiddos LOVED the last free books we received in our previous order. 

- Charleston Wrap fundraising items will be able to be picked up on November 7th. Please see any member of the office staff for assistance.

- If your child missed picture day, we will have make up picture day on Tuesday, November 7th.

- Report cards will go home on Tuesday. Please review it with your child, sign the envelope, and return the signed envelope to school. You may keep the report card. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 

- Since we are moving onto nonfiction, a list of nonfiction questions will be going home this week. These questions are great to use while your child is reading. You may ask them the questions orally and then have them write their response. This is a skill we have been practicing in class. Please be on the look out for the questions. 

- Pictures went home last week. Please take a look at your child's picture and the price sheet provided. If you would like to purchase any, please return your payment in the enclosed envelope or you may pay online. The website can be found on the back of the envelope. Also, please return any unpurchased pictures in the envelope. 

 

Mark your calendar:

Nov. 7: Report cards go home

Nov. 9: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20.

Nov. 10: No school

Nov. 17: Fall Festival- 5:30- 7:30

 

Have a great week!


Week 10  

Week 10  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Starting Non- fiction using the book called Spiders

Writing: continuing to work on finalizing our personal narratives. We are almost done!!

Grammar: adverbs

Letterland: spelling test will be on Friday

Math: chapter 3- double digit addition

Science/ SS: weather- different types of severe weather

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: C Day

Tuesday: D Day  Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

Thursday: F Day

Friday: A Day 

 

Red Ribbon Week continues this week. Please encourage your child to participate each day. Below are the details:

Monday: wear read, white, and blue

Tuesday: wear a costume (no masks, no unpleasant/scary costumes, and/or fake bloody visuals…keep it clean and keep it fun)

*Pay $1.00 to wear a costume Supports NEHS

NEHS officers will collect money from classroom.

- A Scholastic order form went home last week. If you would like to place an order, please do so by November 25th. I will be submitting our class order that afternoon. I already have one order from our class! Remember, we earn free books for our classroom library. The kiddos LOVED the last free books we received in our previous order. 

- Our first week of "Power Hour" was very successful!! This is an hour set aside during all of our non-WAVE days (A, C, D, F days) for students to be pulled out for additional support. Second grade's power hour will be from 1:00 -2:00. A letter went home last Monday with more information. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. 

- Since we started double digit addition, the math homework will be double digit addition. This is sometimes a harder concept for the students. They have been doing GREAT in class with it, but please encourage your child to take their time completing each sheet. Also, it is very important to show their work for every question. 

- Charleston Wrap fundraising items will be able to be picked up on November 7th. Please see any member of the office staff for assistance.

- If your child missed picture day, we will have make up picture day on Tuesday, November 7th.

- Your child may have come home talking about a "club" they are in. Every ERPD day (1/2 days), we have a school wide meeting in the morning and then the students participate in a club they have chosen within our grade level. This is something they participate in during the school day. 2nd grade has the following clubs: cooking, jewelry, art, makerspace, and movement.

 

Mark your calendar:

Oct. 31: End of grading period, Happy Halloween!!!

Nov. 7: Report cards go home

Nov. 9: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20.

Nov. 10: No school

Nov. 17: Fall Festival- 5:30- 7:30

 

Have a great week!


Week 9  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Beginning, middle and end and making predictions 

Writing: continuing to work on finalizing our personal narratives. I will be sending home a copy of your child’s final copy so you are able to read their awesome work! I will be keeping their originals, so I can put together a writing portfolio for each kid showing their major writings throughout the year and to see their awesome growth!

Grammar: adverbs, continuing to work on complete sentences (capital letters and punctuation)

Letterland: Continue Unit 6 

Math: beginning chapter 3- double digit addition. A test over chapter one will be on Wednesday

Science/ SS: weather- sun's energy and the water cycle

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: D Day

Tuesday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

Wednesday: F Day

Thursday: A Day

Friday: B Day (P.M. WAVE- wear tennis shoes and bring library books)

 

 - All placement tests were completed last week for Reading EGGS. Now all kiddos will be completing activities on an appropriate level. Please encourage your child to be logging on a couple times a week at home along with RazKids.

- This week is Red Ribbon Week. Please encourage your child to participate each day. Below are the details:

Monday: wear read

Tuesday: Wear mismatched or crazy socks

Wednesday: Wear BRIGHT colored clothing or accessories

Thursday: Wear mismatched clothing

Friday: Wear your class colors

5th Grade – Purple

4th Grade – Orange

3rd Grade – Green

2nd Grade – Yellow

1st Grade – Blue

Kinder - Red

- Starting this week, the school will start to implement something new that will enhance all students' reading skills. It is called "Reading Power Hour". This is an hour set aside during all of our non-WAVE days (A, C, D, F days) for students to be pulled out for additional support. Second grade's power hour will be from 1:00 -2:00. A letter will be going home on Monday with more information. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. I feel this will help all students grow to their full potential. 

- If your child missed picture day, we will have make up picture day on Tuesday, November 7th.

- Your child may have come home talking about a "club" they are in. Every ERPD day (1/2 days), we have a school wide meeting in the morning and then the students participate in a club they have choosen within our grade level. This is something they participate in during the school day. 2nd grade has the following clubs: cooking, jewerly, art, makerspace, and movement.

 

Mark your calendar:

Oct. 26: Ident-A-Kid picture day - 9:00 (this is optional and information will be coming home soon)

Oct. 31: End of grading period

Nov. 7: Report cards go home

Nov. 9: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20.

Nov. 10: No school 

Nov. 17: Fall Festival- 5:30- 7:30

 

Have a great week!


Week 8  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: finish main idea, start sequencing and summarizing using the book Stellaluna (We will start to transition to Nonfiction soon.)

Writing: writer's workshop- continuing to work on finalizing our first writing piece

Grammar: adverbs, continuing to work on complete sentences (capital letters and punctuation)

Letterland: Spelling test will be given on Tuesday over unit 5

Math: continue Chapter 1- subtraction

Science/ SS: weather- severe weather

- As some of the kiddos might have noticed, I reset all Reading EGGS accounts. As the kids were using it in class, I noticed some were on levels that were way to easy for them and they were not getting the full benefit of the program as they should be doing activities on their level. If your child is using Reading EGGS at home, please make sure they take the placement test prior to restarting. The placement test is used to see where exactly each student is at. Please encourage your child to take the placement test seriously. If they just click through the questions, it will not give them an accurate level and they will not be doing activities on their level. This week, I will work on making sure all students have their placement test completed and an accurate level is being used. 

- If your child's normal dismissal procedure is going to change on Thursday due to the half day, please let me know as soon as possible.

- We are still working hard on writing in complete sentences. Please encourage your child to be practicing this at home when they are completing their homework. They should be answering the reading questions in complete sentences with capital letters and punctuation. 

- Another skill we have been working on is adding details to our reading answers. It is a stronger response if you back up your answer using details. Please encourage your child to be practicing this at home as well when they are completing their homework. 

- Please continue to work with your child on mental math. We are slowly leaning away from using our fingers to add and subtract. With all the strategies we have been learning, both for addition and now subtraction, they should be well on their way to not using fingers. If needed, they may use a number line. Our next unit in Math will be double digit addition and subtraction. 

- Thank you all for coming in to conference with me to discuss your child, and I am very eager to see each of them grow as we discussed some goals for all. 

- A class letter went home for ordering Scholastic books! If you are still interested our class order is due on Oct. 25 and this helps our class library grow with your orders! 


Week 7  

Week 7  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Main idea

Writing: writer's workshop- working on finalizing our first writing piece

Grammar: adjectives, continuing to work on complete sentences (capital letters and punctuation)

Letterland: Unit 4 (Spelling list will go home on Tuesday. The test will be next Tuesday- 10/17) 

Math: continue Chapter 1- subtraction

Science/ SS: weather

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: No school- Teacher workday

Tuesday: B Day (P.M. WAVE- wear tennis shoes and bring library books) Picture Day

Wednesday: C Day 

Thursday: D Day

Friday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

 

-Picture day is going to be on October 10th (Tuesday) for all students. A flyer went home on Friday with information. All students will be photographed this day (regardless of purchasing) as this will be the picture used for the yearbook.

- Home connect letters went home on Friday. Please review your child's information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

- We have been working hard on writing in complete sentences. Please encourage your child to be practicing this at home when they are completing their homework. They should be answering the reading questions in complete sentences with capital letters and punctuation.

- Please continue to work with your child on mental math. We are slowly leaning away from using our fingers to add and subtract. With all the strategies we have been learning, both for addition and now subtraction, they should be well on their way to not using fingers.

- Conferences are still going on. If you have not signed up, please let me know!

 

Mark your calendar:

Oct. 4- Oct. 13: Conference window

Oct. 9: No school for students

Oct. 10: Picture day

Oct. 12: Fire Safety event

Oct. 19: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20

 

Have a great week!


Week 6  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Story elements...how characters respond to major events (using the book called Each Kindness), Daily 5 expectations

Writing: writer's workshop/small moments

Grammar: review nouns, pronouns, verbs, complete sentences

Math: Continue Chapter 1- addition. The addition test will be this week. We will begin chapter 1- subtraction. 

Science/ SS: beginning our weather unit

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: C Day

Tuesday: D Day 

Wednesday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

Thursday: F Day

Friday: A Day 

 

-Mclass reading assessments are now complete!!! Letters will be going home soon with your child's information.

- If you have not already done so, please sign up for a conference using the link: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a4aa22aaf94-mrs

- Thank you to all that come out to our Open House! I was so happy to see all my kiddos with their parents and siblings. 

- I am still missing a few federal cards so please fill them out and send them back with your child this week

-On Monday, your child will receive their new October homework calendar and reading log. 

- Reading EGGS is now up and running! We started using it in our Daily 5 stations and they are LOVING it. Letters will be sent home this week to help you log in at home. If you are having trouble, please let me know. 

- Interim reports went home on Thursday. If you have not returned it, please sign and return it after reviewing it with your child. 

 

Mark your calendar:

Oct. 4- Oct. 13: Conference window

Oct. 9: No school for students

Oct. 19: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20

 

Have a great week!


Week 5  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Story elements- how setting and characters impact each other (using the book called Salamander Room), Daily 5 expectations

Writing: writer's workshop Small Moments

Grammar: nouns, pronouns, complete sentences

Letterland: Unit 3 

Math: continue Chapter 1- addition (Quiz will be given on Friday to assess some of the addition strategies we have been learning.)

Science/ SS: Weather

 

Announcements this week:

-Mclass reading assessments are still going on, but will be completed by Friday (9/29).

- We will be having an Open House on Monday, September 25th (tomorrow) from 5:30- 7:00. The students will be able to show you everything we have been learning and have a chance to show you around our classroom. You can do a FUN reading craft with your child as well. You will be able to learn a little more about our curriculum in 2nd grade! The book fair will be open to purchase books as well. It will be a very FUN and EXCITING night. I would LOVE to see everyone there! 

- During Open House there will be an option to sign up for conferences for Oct 4-13

- Our book fair is this upcoming week. Students will have a chance to shop the book fair on Friday during their WAVE!  The book fair will also be open on Monday during Open House so you will be able to shop with your child during this time too.

- Our first chapter in Math focuses on addition strategies. It is supposed to help the students move away from counting on their fingers. Similar to the math homework last week, the students should try not to use their fingers to identify the sum.

-Please remember to read with your child each night. On the back of their homework/ behavior calendar is a September reading log. Since September is coming to an end, the September reading log should be completed and turned in on Monday, October 2. They will earn some Patriot bucks for a completed log. 

- We are still collecting Box Tops. If you would like to send some in, please do so by Sept. 29th. Thank you to those that have sent in some already!

 

Mark your calendar:

Sept. 25: Open House from 5:30- 7:00

Sept. 28: Interim reports go home

Sept. 29: Box Tops are due

Oct. 4- Oct. 13: Conference window

Oct. 9: No school for students

 


Week 4  

This Weeks Agenda!!

Reading: Story elements (using the book called Rosie Revere), Daily 5 expectations

Writing: writer's workshop

Grammar: nouns 

Letterland: Unit 2 (Spelling words will go home on Monday. Test will be on Friday.)

Math: continue Chapter 1- addition

Science/ SS:  Community

Announcements:

- Unit 1 assessment for Letterland was given on Friday. The graded test will be sent home on Monday. Please review it with your child, sign it, and return it to school. I will be doing this with each Letterland test.

- Our first chapter in Math focuses on addition strategies. It is supposed to help the students move away from counting on their fingers. The math homework that will be sent home this week reviews some of these ways we have been learning. 

- The fundraiser packets are due this Tuesday, September 19th. Please make sure you send them in by then to ensure you get your order.

- Homework consists of 2 math sheets and 1 reading sheet with a passage, short answer questions, and a writing component connected to the passage. If you have any trouble completing the homework or it is lost during the week, please let me know. I am more than willing to help or print other copies for your child so it is completed by Friday. We will be tracking our "Homework Checks" in our class to encourage more completed homework each week. 

- In addition to the homework, please remember to read with your child each night. On the back of their homework/ behavior calendar is a September reading log. 

- We will be having an Open House on September 25th from 5:30- 7:00. I would LOVE to see everyone there! The book fair will be open this night to purchase books. 

- We are still collecting Box Tops. If you would like to send some in, please do so by Sept. 29th.

 

Mark your calendar:

Sept. 19: Fundraiser ends

Sept. 21: 1/2 day for students 

Sept. 25: Open House from 5:30- 7:00

Sept. 28: Interim reports go home

Sept. 29: Box Tops are due

 

 

Have a great week!


Week 3  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Story elements (using the book called When I was Young in the Mountains), Daily 5 expectations

Writing: writers workshop

Letterland: unit 1 (short and long e and o) Spelling test will be on Thursday.

Math: beginning Chapter 1- Addition 

Science/ SS: Sept. 11th, 7 habits, community


News this week   

- An email went out to all parents confirming all email addresses. If you have not responded with your child's name, please do so as soon as possible so I know all emails are going through successfully.

- If you have not paid your $6.00 for your child's 2nd grade fees, please send it in as soon as possible. Thank you to those that have already sent theirs in.

- Please send in a snack with your child everyday. In addition to this, writing the name on your childs snack is greatly appreciated. 

- A letter went home regarding our new WAVE schedule. Please remember to send your child to school in tennis shoes on E day. 

- I greatly appreciate all of the extra supplies that everyone sent in. We are now ready to start 2nd grade!!!!

- If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Emailing and messaging me on Class Dojo is the quickest way for me to answer.

 

Have a wonderful week! 


What are we learning this week?  

Reading: Making connections (using the book called Grace for President), Daily 5 expectations

Writing: writers workshop

Letterland: beginning Unit 1 (Spelling words will go home on Wednesday.)

Math: pre- assessment, Math Daily 3 expectations

Science/ SS: community 


Beginning of the Year   

Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year! I cannot wait to meet the upcoming 2nd grade Patriots

Open house will be on August 24th from 3:30 pm- 6pm. Please feel free to bring school supplies with you.  The first day of school is August 28, 2017. Can't wait to see you there!


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