2nd Grade Superstars!

Week of October 5, 2015

Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. McLaren, Mrs. Wright

Homework

Monday - Math colorful test review (test tomorrow) & Read 10 min
Tuesday - Play First in Math (or practice +/- facts) & Read 10 min
Wednesday - Math 3-1, Read 10 min.

Thursday - Math 3-2, Study spelling words (test tomorrow) & Read 10 min

Friday - no homework

What's New This Week?

Language Arts

This week we begin Journeys Lesson 4 in Language Arts. Our Essential Question this week is "What might cause a story character to change?" When reading with your child this week this could be one question to discuss together. Our new story is Diary of a Spider. Phonics strategies are long vowels o, u, and e, and sounds for g. In writing we will focus on nouns and Writing to Narrate a True Story.

Words of the Week List #4



doze nose use rose pole close cute woke mule rode tune role joke home

Challenge words: wrote ice cube

Spelling test on Friday!


Our spelling focus this week is words with long vowels o and u. Word lists can be found on our classroom website along with a link to the website Spelling City. This website is a great resource for your child with fun spelling games and practice tests using their word list.

Math

ENVISIONS MATH - This week we will complete an in-class review for our Topic 2 test which students will take on Tuesday. Next, we begin Topic 3 and our goal is to learn many subtraction strategies, as well as problem solving involving two question problems.



FIRST IN MATH - Labels were put inside homework books with log-in information for "First in Math" website. This is a wonderful activity to help strengthen your child's math skills on different levels. We will visit this site often in school, but at home practice is strongly encouraged. We will check the site each week to see who the "Players of the Week" are with the highest amount of stickers. They will wear a badge all day. The kiddos LOVE this site and are very excited!

Halloween Events

On Friday, October 30th First and Second grade will walk over to Twining Village at 1:45 to sing for the residents at 2:00. Upon our return, we will join the RHE Halloween Parade at 2:30. Any and all parents are welcome to walk with us to Twining Village and listen to some wonderful singing of Halloween songs. Please watch for the permission form to come home and return asap. Thank you!

We would love to have 100% participation in Home and School Membership! Please visit the following link. http://www.rhhsa.org/store.html


Also, if you would still like to pre-pay for pretzels ... http://www.rhhsa.org/store.html

Reminders

* Please return the "Brag Bags" to school with all contents Monday. I hope you enjoyed taking a look at your child's work.


* Please visit this link regarding volunteer clearances. Coming in to read to class does not require clearances, but attending a field trip they would be necessary. http://www.crsd.org/Page/43435


* Roller skating ticket information and forms can be found on the eFriday folder

http://www.crsd.org/domain/2274


* Please sign your child’s homework book each night. Thank you!

Important Dates

10/14 - Early Dismissal 12:15

10/26 - Roller Skating Party 6:30-8:30pm at the Palace

10/27 - Picture Re-take Day

10/30 - Twining Village to sing 1:45 & Halloween Parade 2:30