Newsletter Sep 28-Oct 2nd

Mrs. Calta & Mss Barnett

IMPORTANT DATES

Oct 01 - Picture DAY!!!

02 - Next Spelling test for English and Spanish words

Oct 02 - Jungle Jog for 2nd grade is 8:00-8:45

1st Nine weeks!!

Reading: Next week we will be reading: Violet's music. This is a great story to introduce characters, setting, purpose and story elements. We will do several activities with this story to build comprehension and fluency.

Language: We will keep focusing on nouns. In Spanish Language Arts we will learn that nouns can be classify in masculine and feminine and that they require masculine and feminine articles as well.

Spelling: We are planning to have our next spelling test on Oct 02. Please keep practicing at home with the new list coming this Monday.

Math: We are starting to learn about problem solving strategies, and this week we will focus on DOUBLES strategy. Also the half dollar coin.

Social Studies: We are learning Cardinal directions.

Science: We are learning about matter and its classification.

NOTES

* If you are considering sending birthday snack for the class remember that it has to be peanut free.

* We will appreciate if you can send some tennis balls you may not want, we will be using them to cover the students' s chairs feet. By doing that, we will lower the impact of noise and keep our classroom floor free from scratches.

* Our web pages: Mss. Barnett msbarnett2nd.weebly.com Mrs. Calta mrscalta.weebly.com. You can find some extra information about the teachers, academic support games and pretty soon pictures from the class.


Suggestions for improving Spanish Vocabulary at home

o Read Easy Spanish book of your choice.

o Spend some time on my web for fun activities in Spanish: http://mrscalta.weebly.com

o Watch cartoons and movies in Spanish.

Scholastic BOOKS!!

Please remember to use our code: NDWDZ or find my name under teachers at Wellington: Neitheva Calta when buying Scholastic books. We are in great need of more Spanish books for our class.

SPELLING WORDS FOR TEST ON OCT 2ND

SPANISH.................. ENGLISH

1. triste......................that

2. alegre....................for

3. bosque..................them

4. jungla....................one

5. ayudar..................this

6. jugar.....................yes

7. en.........................are

8. está......................now

9. teléfono...............ask

10. mesa..................your


For words in English/Spanish:

* Practice the words for test next Friday Oct 2nd.

* Remember to write your words with lower cases.

* Every word is worth 10 points. If the word is spelled correctly and all the letters are right.

* The use off upper cases will be worth 1 point off your total grade.

* A missing or misplaced accent in Spanish words are considered a mistake.