Second Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Barita, Mrs. Carrasco, Mrs. Kulesza

*Monday, December 14th is "Day 2" for Encore*

Lifework-Week of December 14-18

  • Monday: Read & log 10 minutes
  • Tuesday: Read & log 10 minutes, Spelling Words- Rainbow Style-3 colors
  • Wednesday: Read & log 10 minutes, Spelling Words- ABC order
  • Thursday: Read & log 10 minutes, Spelling Words-Write each word 3 times-test tomorrow
  • Weekend: Read 10 minutes each night

Spelling Words-Test 12/18/15

Long “e” Digraph Syllable Patterns

















Pencil Box Refresh

Many students have used or misplaced their supplies. We will send home the students' pencil boxes over winter break. Please check to make sure that your child has crayons, working scissors, and a few sharp pencils with erasers. We have plenty of extra glue sticks and highlighters at school-there's no need to get those items if you notice they are missing! Thank you!

Holiday Activities

We will be doing a “Holidays around the World” theme the week of December 14-18. Students will learn about a different holiday each day during social studies. They will enjoy hearing stories and making crafts. The students will learn a little about Christmas in Mexico and The United States, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and Eid. The purpose of this is to celebrate our diverse ethnic origins (SOL 2.12b). If you are uncomfortable with your child participating in any of these activities, let us know.

December Poem


I made a little snowman,

I made him big and round.

I made him from a snowball,

I rolled up on the ground.

He has two eyes, a nose, a mouth,

A lovely scarf of red.

He even has some buttons,

And a hat upon his head.

Melt, melt, melt, melt,

Melt, melt, melt, melt.

Dates to Remember

12/16-Spirit Night at Fosters

12/18-Interims Sent Home

12/21-1/3-No School-Winter Break

1/4-Return to School

1/11-PTO Meeting @ 7p

1/15-PTO Family Movie Night @ 6:30p

1/18-No School-Holiday

Encore Schedule

Barita: Library, Music, PE, Art, PLTW, PE

Carrasco: Music, PE, Art, PLTW, PE, Library

Kulesza: PE, Art, PLTW, PE, Library, Music

Lunch Schedule

Kulesza: 11:00-11:30

Carrasco: 11:03-11:33

Barita: 11:06-11:36