Mrs. Dufresne's Second Grade

May 4th - 8th, 2015

Curriculum Notes

We are beginning a new theme titled "Talent Show". The first story is The Art Lesson by Tomie De Paolo. The reading strategy is evaluating and author's purpose. Our phonics skills include vowel pairs (oo, ew, ue, ou) and base words with endings -ed and -ing.

In math we are subtracting from any 3-digit number, seeing relationships between addition and subtraction methods and using the opposite operation to check answers.

Important Dates and Information

Tuesday, May 5th - Field trip to Missoula (Missoula Children's Theater and Fort Missoula)

Friday, May 8th - DIBELS reading fluency testing.

Monday - Friday, May 11-15th - Book Fair in the Library.

Tuesday, May 12th - Walking field trip to Ravalli County Museum SpectrUM Nano Exhibit

Tuesday, May 19th - 2nd Grade music performance in the Daly gym from 1:15 - 1:45 pm.

Friday, May 29th - 2nd grade award ceremony and BBQ (more information to follow!)

Monday, May 25th - Memorial Day, no school.

Tuesday, June 2nd - Field Day for 2nd and 3rd grade

Thursday, June 4th - Currents Swim trip for 2nd grade

Friday, June 5th - Last day of school and early out. Report cards will be mailed to you.

We have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays - please make sure they have good PE shoes on those days! Also, please check the Lost and Found table!

Spelling Words

Skills: Vowel pairs (oo, ew, ue, out) and base words with endings -ed and -ing.

List A - zoo, tooth, hook, moon, book, soon, took, good, room, foot, you, who

List B - goodbye, goose, football, bloom, shook, zoom, broom, crooked, caboose, choose, wool, goodness

List C- bushy, poodle, cartoon, mushroom, balloon, baboon, rookie, soot, wooden, booklet, juice, bruise