February 13 to 17

13 02 2017

This week Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the place, and second grade makes it a big deal.  Unfortunately we cannot permit an avalanche of candy in our classrooms.  We realize many of you have already made purchases for this kind of shared experience.  If you have purchased candy please save it for home use. We ask two things for tomorrow:

  1. No candy
  2.  If you make or purchase Valentines for the class that you make one for each student.  A class list will be attached.

Class Dojo is an electronic communication tool used by specialty teachers.  Please do not try to communicate with your child’s homeroom teacher through Dojo this year. If you have any questions about Dojo please let us know.

Our next field trip is scheduled for March 17th to the Shedd Aquarium.  Space for chaperones is limited.  Please let us know if you can attend.

African American Heritage Gallery walk is this Thursday.  See the accompanying flyer for more details.  We hope to see you there!

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.
also, fly, gone, have, horse, look, river, said, saw, something

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 A Story About Me
Think of friends you have visited in their house or apartment.  Write a story about your visit.  Tell why it was fun or exciting.

Choice 2: My Dream Home
If you could live anywhere, where would you live? Would you live in a castle, on a houseboat, or in an igloo?  Write about your dream home. What is special about it?  What does it look like?


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