Galaxy 26 Gazette
News from Miss Hensley's Class
November 13, 2015
News and Information
Paper Grocery Bags Needed
Each child will need to bring a large PAPER GROCERY (orreusable shopping) BAG to school no later than Friday, Dec. 11. I line the bags up down the classroom and as I take down the holiday decorations they made I walk by and drop them in the open bags. The bag needs to be large, have a flat bottom and be able to stand up on its own. If you have a large collection of paper bags and would like to donate I would appreciate it. Thank you.
We continue focusing on the sequence of a story or steps in a technical or scientific process. We continue to work on fluency, vocabulary, phonics and phonemic awareness each day.
Reading Homework: practice the sight words and read the fluency passage each night. Return the fluency passage on Friday for it to count toward your child's reading grade.
- counted a collection of dimes, nickels, and pennies
- identified a line of symmetry
- created a symmetrical design
- added 2 digit numbers with no regrouping
- addition facts- sums of 15, 16, 17 and 18
- measuring to the nearest foot.
English and Writing
In writing (after grandparent's day was over) we began working on writing directions telling a reader how to do something using time order words.
cow how bow down town
couch four round around about
flower clown house mouse shout
frown brown mice downtown power
Homework Help and Hints!
As this semester ends, let’s look ahead to what is coming in the spring. The work is going to get more demanding and I will expect more out of each student in academics and behavior. Also, looking to 3rd grade, there is an assessment given to third graders in the spring called the IREAD 3. The State of Indiana is telling us that if students do not pass the 3rd grade test, they will have an opportunity for remediation in the summer. During that time, they may retake the test. If they still do not pass the test, they may be retained in the 3rd grade. This test has huge implications for all of us (students, parents and teachers) so we must all work together to make sure the kids are ready and reading at or above grade level by the time they leave 2nd grade. Please help by having your child read to you at home every night (if you need books, let me know and I’ll send some home with your child). This is something we are taking very seriously here at Converse, and I wanted each of you to be aware of this test. For more information go to http://www.doe.in.gov, the Department of Education website.
Data Binders- Look for them Monday
16 Picture retakes (this was rescheduled from Nov. 6)
18 Midterms posted in Skyward
25-27 Thanksgiving Break- no school
17 PJ day
18 Holiday Party/ End of 2nd Quarter
18-Jan. 4 Christmas Break