# Galaxy 26 Gazette

## News and Information

Valentine Cards

Please have your child bring their Valentine cards to school no later than Thurday, Feb. 10 so they kids can distribute them to the correct box and they will be ready to be opened on Friday morning. A class list was sent home with your child on Tuesday.

If you'd like to help with swim snacks, please click the link below and (HOPEFULLY!) you'll be able to type your name in one of the dates.

Swimming is Coming- February 19th- March 3rd Each child will need a swimsuit and towel daily. One piece suits for girls please! More info to come as the date nears.

Parent Advisory Meeting- Everyone is Invited!
Monday, February 8th - 6 pm
Converse Elementary library
Topics for discussion: ISTEP+ results, Bullying, and parent input time

We continued our unit on comparing and contrasting this week.

Reading Homework has changed slightly. Since the kids are doing so well on their fluency I felt like we might need to change things up a little to get ready for 3rd grade. The sight word part will remain the same, but instead of a reading the same passage 4 times, they will now read 1 passage, answer some comprehension questions and do some word work and vocabulary activities. Because this is a little more work than reading for a minute each night, it will be worth 10 points toward their reading grade each week.

ps- the cover sheet still talks about reading the passage for a minute each night- I will change that, but I have several sets already copied and didn't want to waste them. I will staple a current set of directions to the front until I use up what I already made.

## Math

• using comparison symbols < > =
• reading and drawing a graph with a scale of 2
• writing fractions to show part of a set
• picturing a fractional part of a set
• writing a number in expanded form
• -5 facts

## English and Writing

We finished up unit 3 this week!Look for their tests to be sent home next week after I grade them, and typically I share them with Mrs. Kinch before they come home.

We are almost finished up with publishing our realistic fiction pieces. After we finish up our animal research next week, we will start our wax museum research project!

say

pay

mail

plain

tray

sail

fair

maid

pail

rays

stay

pray

main

stain

tail

paint

delay

pain

May

away

## Homework Helps and Hints

A free and fun website with lots of problem solving games. I love the traffic jam game! It is harder than it looks!

## Important Events

February

10 Midterms posted in Skyward

12 Valentine's Party

15 President's Day- no school

19-March 3 Swimming

22 Skating Party 6-8 @ Idyl Wyld