Kelley's Kids Konnection

2nd Grade newsletter 2015-2016

Important information

  • February 18: Glow Run (Flyer)
  • February 19: Father-Daughter Dance (Flyer)
  • February 23: STEAM Night & Art Night
  • March 4: Wear LIGHT BLUE for HOPE
  • March 8: Spring Individual & Class Pictures
  • March 8: Fundraiser Pick-Up (4-6 PM ONLY)
  • March 10: Musical Performance @ 6 PM
  • March 11: Kindergarten Parade & Rodeo
  • March 14-18: Spring Break (No school-staff & students)

Learning Taking Place

Reading Unit: Narrative Nonfiction

COA: February 25, 2016


Writing Unit: Scientific Process

Writing on Demand: TBA


Grammar and Convention: Time order transition words

Test Date: TBA


HFW: Word List Sent home on January 08, 2016. The word list has all the words from the beginning of the year until the end of the year. The list identifies the nine weeks words. Please study words with students. Please study Third nine weeks words and review previous nine weeks.


Word Study:-u_e, -ue, -ure, and -ur

Test Date: February 19. 2016


  • Study guide sent home Friday, February 5, 2016. Please review with your child. If lost or misplaced, please go to the send grade website to obtain a new one. Please Keep this study guide, it has the information on the upcoming sounds we will be learning in class.

Kelley's Kids Korner!!! Where Kids Speak Up!!!

Addison

I learned that books can give you a message.

Mark

I learned about transition words.

Kaitlin W.

I learned that tile is better than carpet.

Lydia

I learned the difference of when you roll a car on tile and rug.

Ariel

I learned cars go faster on tile than carpet.

Homework Information

Important Notice: Homework will be graded. It is 10% of a student grade.

Late Homework will have points deducted, it will not receive full credit.


If students are in need of a new reading log or homework assignment, please go to our second grade website http://staff.katyisd.org/sites/ce2/Pages/ELA-homework.aspx. The reading log/word study homework is attached to the website or have your child pick one up from the classroom. Thank you for assisting me with matter.


The word study worksheets are the sounds we are working on in class. Please assist students with this assignment and teach them to listen for the sounds to spell the words correctly and make words using those letter(s).


Students are to read for 20 minutes daily. Please write the date, write the title of book, and how many times the book(s) have been read in the tally mark section. Students were given a book on their reading level to go along with this assignment. Students can also read other books to assist in their reading.


Please have students read the same book more than once. One of the best strategies for readers is to reread their books. Rereading builds fluency and understanding. Each time a student reads a book, they will get more meaning out of it. The first reading is to become familiar with the text. The second reading is focused on comprehension. The third reading is for the student to be able to retell. Please tally mark each time the book was read. Also, write down that the book was read at home in the home/school section.



Homework is given every Friday and due the next Friday . If your child lost their homework, please go to the second grade website to get a copy of the homework and the reading log. Thank you


Homework Due Date: February 19, 2016



Thank you for assisting your child with their homework.

DAILY SNACKS

Students are allowed to bring a snack and a water bottle to class only. Please do not add flavors or bring juice to drink during classroom hours. Students can have those items during lunch. Please send healthy snacks only such as: dry cereal, granola bars, gold fish,dry fruit, and ect. These snacks provide healthy long lasting energy and doesn't transfer to student's work.


Please make sure your child has his/her snack because we have snack time daily.

Library Information

We have library every Wednesday, and a library lesson every other Wednesday. Please make sure students bring their library books to school every Wednesday, so they are able to check out their two books and are able to keep up with their reading.


Parents, students are allowed to check out two books. If both books are not returned, students will not be allowed to check out books. Please make sure students have both books on Wednesday.


Our library lesson: TBA


Parent if you want your child to read many different books, please visit our public library at:

    5414 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77493

    Phone:(281) 391-3509

February is Black History Month. This is a month where African American inventors, doctors, civil rights activist, artists, musicians and leaders are recognized. Please read below about a famous African American.



Synopsis

Born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, Maryland, Thurgood Marshall studied law at Howard University. As counsel to the NAACP, he utilized the judiciary to champion equality for African Americans. In 1954, he won the Brown v. Board of Education case, in which the Supreme Court ended racial segregation in public schools. Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967, and served for 24 years. He died in Maryland on January 24, 1993. (Biography.com)


For more information please visit: http://www.biography.com/people/thurgood-marshall-9400241