Mrs. Finch's 2nd Grade Class News

Vol. 1, Issue 4

PTA Membership Drive--Two Weeks Remaining

The class bringing in the most memberships during the PTA Drive will receive a popcorn party. We would love to be that class! You can help us win! It is easy. Just join Austin Elementary's PTA by filling out the membership form and paying $5. I can't think of a better way to show support for your child's education. Grandparents can join and even get your neighbors involved to show support for our school.

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Academic Focus: Week of September 28th

Here is what we are learning this week:


Story Structure (characters, setting, and plot/problem-solution); strategy: Visualize

Vocabulary strategy: base words and endings; -ed, -ing

Phonics: consonant blends with r, l, s

Grammar: Singular & Plural Nouns

Writing: Write to Narrate, True Story---Personal Narrative


Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System

We will: solve addition and subtraction word problems within 1,000 using a variety of strategies based on place value and algorithms and write a corresponding number sentence.

Social Studies

Weekly Spelling Words

Consonant blends: r, l, s













Review: slip, drive

Daily Homework

Mondays: Tree Map students will sort their words by pattern

Tuesdays: ABC Orders students choose 10 words to write in ABC Order

Wednesdays: Vowels/Consonants

students use 10 words to write and color code red for

vowels and blue for consonants; these words can be the

same as Tuesdays words

Thursdays: Spelling Sentences

students choose 5 words to use in spelling sentences or a

spelling story

All of this work is completed in their Word Study Notebook and it is checked daily. Your child receives a stamp or sticker and a dojo point for completing homework.

Coin Drive for Weatherford Performing Arts Association

Monday, Sep. 28th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 2nd, 3:15pm

Austin Elementary School, Weatherford, TX, United States

Weatherford, TX

Austin Roos are collecting coins for the Weatherford Performing Arts Association all week long. If you have spare change and wish to donate, please send in your coins. We appreciate any amount you can give.

September Book Orders Are Due!!

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 3:15pm

Austin Elementary School, Weatherford, TX, United States

Weatherford, TX

If you are ordering your child books from this month's Scholastic Book Order, please get your orders in by Wednesday, September 30th. I will place the order on this day to receive extra bonus points which get us free books for our classroom. Every order counts!!

You can make checks payable to Scholastic Book Clubs or use a credit card online by using our class code: MD3D3.

Roo Spirit Friday & Crazy Glasses/Sunglasses

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 7:30am

Austin Elementary School, Weatherford, TX, United States

Weatherford, TX

Show your Roo pride and wear Roo blue!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, Oct. 9th, 1pm

Austin Elementary School, Weatherford, TX, United States

Weatherford, TX

You will receive an email from which is an easier way to sign up for your Parent-Teacher Conference. It's my first time to do this so I can't wait to see how it works! No paper! No hassle!