Mrs. McDonald's Newsletter
September 28 - October 2, 2015
We have been working really hard on writing complete sentences compared to writing fragments and run-on sentences. This has been a struggle for many of the students. Therefore, we are going to slow down this week and review what is needed for a sentence (a noun, verb, and a complete thought with the correct capitalization and punctuation). We will be making sentence books and practicing expanding sentences by adding more details. Towards the end of the week, we will be writing another personal narrative. In addition to the reading assessment next week, we will also have a writing assessment about the student's best day of school.
In spelling, we will be focusing on the 'ai' pattern and how it makes the long 'a' sound. There will also be several challenge words from our expedition. The students do not have to practice these.
Please continue to help your child practice learning addition and subtraction facts within 20. Being fluent with these facts is an important part of second grade math and will make double and triple-digit problems easier to do later in the year. If you need suggestions about games to play to practice this skill, please email me.
Class Dojo and Weekly Folders
Class Dojo: https://www.classdojo.com/
As a school, Summit has decided to start sending home weekly folders every Tuesday. There will be a letter going home on Monday to explain these. These will not replace our classroom folders, which we will continue to use to take work home (work that is already been completed or that is homework).
Reading with our Big Buddies! Thank you Mr. Young's CREW!
Monday, October 5th: Expedition Fieldwork to Green Bluff! 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 15th: Summit's Bike Rodeo from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (there will be more information on this coming soon)