Swann's Station & Weyerman's Weekly
News for the week of October 17-21
Please join us in Turning Trussville Pink on Wednesday, Oct. 19!
Oak Mountain Field trip is Thursday, October 20
- wear grey field tip shirt and
- tennis shoes. We will be hiking at Oak Mountain.
- bring water (for hiking) and
- a snack that we will eat when we return to school around 2
- see below for lunch info
These students are buying from lunchroom and should only bring a DRINK for their lunch: (plus water and a snack)
Kaitlyn, Ethan, Madelyn, Kennedy, Jack
Kaydia, Brooklyn, Brennan , Logan, Hayden, Maurissa
All other students should bring a lunch AND drink, plus water (for hiking) and a snack that we will eat when we return to school around 2.
Our Fine Arts program is Thursday, October 27 at 9 a.m.
Please enter through the car line doors in the back. The performance is in the North Gym. (Former PI campus gym)
Homework and test schedule:
Remember that your student's DreamBox goal is 45 minutes per week.
Monday- Read 15 minutes, read fluency passage for 1 minute tonight and tomorrow night
Tuesday- math (Dreambox) and read 15 minutes, fluency for 1 min.
Wednesday -No HW
Spelling and Reading tests Thursday
Thursday- Math (Dreambox) and read 15 minutes (Use Raz-kids, if possible, by Saturday)
Friday- read at least once over the weekend; practice math facts
Upcoming Field Trip to Oak Mountain
October 20th chaperones to Oak Mountain
We need 2 parents from each class to bring coolers with a layer of ice. If you are one of these parents, we need you to come to school about 8:05, pack the coolers, and take them back to your vehicle. Please email if you can do this.
Weyerman: Peter Gioko, Tamara Eason, Anthony Freeman, Mary Martin, Judy Gardner, Donna Hollis, Christy Leslie, Turner, Ashley Stegall, Tanya Richards,
Swann: Isley, Burdette, Sumlin, Kynard, Satter, Carter, Turner, Howard, Fulmer, Dodson
We will have THESE major goals in reading this week:
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. (Students received their STAR score to help guide them when choosing a just right book- one that they can read independently.)
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. (Students should be bringing home a fluency passage Monday and Tuesday night to read with you.)
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Reading Log Update:
Please remember that your child should have a reading log in his or her binder.The log can track ANY reading- alone, with someone, on a device or program- any reading counts!
If possible, please read with your child 15 minutes on M, T, Th and once over the weekend. Repeatedly reading the same text will greatly improve your child's oral reading.
Please initial when your child reads at home. Reading logs can be turned in when full. Students who turn them in get to draw from the treasure box.
Vocabulary: quiz Thursday
Students will be asked to use these words in a sentence as well as fill in the blanks using a word box.
predicament an awkward or difficult situation
assorted a mixed group of something
defeat to beat someone in a war or a competition
compete to try to outdo others at a task, race, or contest
cling to stick to or hold on to something or someone tightly
- Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. L 2.4
This week, we will continue using mentor sentences to learn how master writers craft.
We will discover the parts of speech, specifically nouns, proper nouns, and verbs, and we will discuss declarative, or telling sentences that end with a period. We will explore how to make nouns show ownership by adding ' s.
Please help me show your child that plural nouns do not need an apostrophe before the s.
Additionally, we will learn how to modify sentences to make them even better.
- Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives. L.2.2.C
- Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. L.2.1
- Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. L.2.2
Spelling and Phonics
We will have a spelling test Thursday-
Spelling- long a spelled a _ e and long i spelled i_ e
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Students will focus on numbers up to a thousand. We will look at these numbers as bundles or sets of ones, tens, and hundreds. It is important that your child can count and skip count by 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s, all the way to 1000. Students will use a place value chart with hundreds, tens, and ones. They will write numbers in expanded form to show the place value of each digit (547 would be written 500+40+7). We will write numbers in unit form to show the number value of each unit (547 would be written 5 hundreds 4 tens 7 ones). Students will also learn that standard form just shows the numbers (547) and a word written with words only is word form (five hundred forty seven). We will learn to compare numbers using friendly numbers. For example if I wanted to solve 300-164 I would count up 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 180, 190, 200, 300. Students use a number line before doing it in their heads with this thought process... I had to add 1 hundred, 3 tens, and 6 ones so the answer must be 136. Most students know automatically from their ten facts that 4 needs 6 to get to the next ten or friendly number (numbers that end in a zero).
We have several classroom needs:
****class set of skinny black dry erase markers****
wipes (baby and/or clorox)
HP 61 ink cartridge
candy for treasure box
candy for treasure box
mini brooms and dust pans