Mrs. Finch's 2nd Grade News

Vol.1, Issue 7

Week of October 19th-23rd, 2015

Taking Center Stage

This is such a busy time of year. Parent-Teacher Conferences are concluding and we are well into the second six weeks. We completed our first six weeks LDAs (learning district assessments) in reading, math, science, and social studies and I will be going over the results with your child. We are using our results to set personal learning goals and make notations in our data folders. Research shows that students who chart their progress in learning make increased levels of instructional gains.

Please be sure your child is reading every night and using Xtra math at home. You may also visit my teacher web site to open up the doors of learning. See the link below.

This Week's Academic Focus


Target Skill: Main Idea and Details

Reading Strategy: Visualize

Vocabulary Strategy: Compound Words

Phonics: Consonant Digraphs (th, sh, wh, ch tch, ph)

Grammar: What Is A Verb

Writing: Write to Inform; Expository Writing


Geometry---2D and 3D solid figures


Forms of Energy

Weekly Word Study Words

Focus: consonant digraphs

1. dish

2. than

3. chest

4. such

5. thin

6. push

7. shine

8. chase

9. white

10. while

11. these

12. flash

Review words:



Word Study Homework (Word Study Notebook):

Mondays---Tree Map

Tuesdays---ABC Order

Wednesdays---Vowels (red) and Consonants (blue)

Thursdays---5 Spelling Sentences or a Spelling Story using 5 words.

Upcoming Events---Mark Your Calendars

Book Fair and Red Ribbon Week-----October 26th-30th

Family Night @ the Book Fair, Tuesday, October 27th 3:30-6:30

General PTA Meeting 6:30 on Tuesday October 27th

1st Grade & 2nd Grade Field Trips (Performing Arts), Thursday, October 29th

Fire Clowns Performance (1st-3rd Grades), Thursday, October 29th