Archive for December 2016

Happy Winter Everyone!

This Friday we will be a part of an informal winter celebration assembly at 9:15am.  Parents are welcome, but be mindful that there may be standing room only.

This week’s homework will be light.  A double sided reading contract will be sent home for the break as well as this week’s reading log.  Please return all 3 reading contracts to receive a pizza coupon in January. There will a math assignment today through Wednesday.  No writing application this week.  We encourage you to have your child find authentic writing experiences such as thank you cards or letters to extended family. None of this writing is meant to be turned in to us though.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

 

December 12 to 16

We have just this week and next before our long break.  In these weeks the weather may prevent us from going outside, but when the temperature is above 25* we will go out.  Please send your child dressed for that possibility.

Try to label clothes and other belongings with name and room number.  The new lost&found policy involves donating all unclaimed items to Goodwill at the end of each month.

We will continue our home assignments right through the holidays Well, reading daily is highly recommended)

This week and next we will have our regular assignment schedule and for the 2 week break we will provide a double sided reading contract.

We have a very limited number of seats for our January 18th field trip.  Interested chaperones should speak directly to the classroom teacher to find out if any space is still available We are running very low on snacks again.

This week in second grade students will be taking a look at clocks and measurement. We will practice making inferences and predations in our reading.  Students will also learn about the prefixes “pre” and “mis”.

Note only 9 students in room 214 turned in writing applications last week.  This means a 0 or F in gradebook for the missed assignments.  Please make sure your child keeps up with home assignments.

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday.  Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
another, far, grow, hard, heard, kind, light, more, some, to

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing ApplicationNote parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1: Creative Writing
Write a fairy tale about a king or queen who lives in a very unusual kingdom and who has the same name as you!  Begin with these words, “Once upon a time…”

Choice 2: A Thousand Thanks
Pretend you have just spent the weekend at a castle.  Write a thank you note to the prince and princess you stayed with.  Tell them what you liked most about your visit

Please turn in your trip slips and fee as soon as possible.  We need to pay the theater to keep our seats reserved. Thanks

As the weather continues to be unpredictable we would like to suggest a few things.  First, consider packing a change of clothes (socks included).  Second, please try to label your child’s belongings with name and classroom number for faster retrieval if lost. Finally please please provide your child with a water bottle with sports lid to have at their seat.  The radiant heat makes the air very dry in the school building.

We are running very low on snacks again.

Home assignments: (Reading logs are due each Monday.  Writing assignments are due each Friday.)

Reading minimum 15 minutes daily —weekends too! (log printed on the back of this sheet)

Math sheet–Mon through Thurs

Sight words: THESE WORDS ARE PRACTICED FOR READING FLUENCY: SEE THE TEACHER FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRACTICE.
because, better, go, old, really, right, they, was, you

A “Writing Application” project will last all 5 days of the week Monday: Plan (choose from the 2 topics provided) Tuesday Draft, Wednesday revise (make it better) Thursday edit (check for errors) Friday publish (turn it in to the teacher)

Writing Application: Note parents may “share the pen” if needed as we start the year and turn it over to more independent writing as we progress.

Choice 1:Tongue Twisters
Write silly sentences about farming.  Try to begin each sentence with the same letter sound.

Choice 2: Barn Beautiful
Pretend you are a very smart farmer.  You have just built a wonderful new barn for your animals.  Draw a picture of your barn.  Then write about it.  Tell what it looks like and how it is special.  Stretch your imagination!