ASPIRE WEEKLY

Friday, October 16

Dates to Remember

Oct. 19-21- 2nd Grade CogAT Testing
Oct. 21- Report Cards
Oct. 22- October Scholastic Orders Due
Oct. 23- Gatorville
Oct. 24- Fall Festival 2:00 pm
Oct. 26-30- Red Ribbon Week (The themes for each day are below)
Oct. 27- Geography Bee

Red Ribbon Week (October 26-30)

We will be observing Red Ribbon Week October 26-30. Each day has a different theme, and students are encouraged to dress accordingly. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 26: Team Up Against Drugs and Bullying- Wear your favorite team's jersey or shirt

Tuesday, October 27: Sock It to Drugs- Wear crazy socks

Wednesday, October 28: Mix It Up Day- Wear mis-matched clothes

Thursday, October 29: Lights Out on Drugs and Bullying- Wear pajama pants and sunglasses

Friday, October 30: Be a HERO and Stand Up to Bullying- Wear a super-hero or community hero (police, fire, etc.) shirt

Character Champions

Congratulations to our Character Champions for the first nine weeks of school:
Andre Garcia and Maggie Li!

CogAT Testing

In the dates section, you can see that 2nd graders will be taking the CogAT test October 19-21. It is a cognitive abilities test divided into three sections; verbal, non-verbal, and quantitative. Please try to be sure your child is here each day that week with a good night's sleep.

Geography Bee

On October 27, students will have the opportunity to participate in the preliminary round of the Geography Bee. While only 4th and 5th graders can participate in the official Geography Bee, the preliminary round where students take the test is open to anyone. All participants will be recognized, but only 4th and 5th graders will move on to the Top Ten due to national rules.

Class Objectives for Next Week

Math- Solving Multi-Step Word Problems, 2-Digit Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping

Writing- Focusing On One Idea in Writing, Using the 3-Box Plan to plan a story

Reading- Global Read Aloud, Supporting Answers to Questions with Text Evidence

Science- Changes from Heat, Completing the Science Experiments to Investigate Things We Wonder

Social Studies- Geography

Classroom Wishlist

If you'd like to purchase items for our classroom, you can check out our Amazon Wishlist. After talking with students, I've added books they'd like to see in our classroom library as well as other items I know we will need throughout the year.

https://amzn.com/w/22VP1ZZ3SZ9MR

Class Blog and Shutterfly Page

If you haven't already, be sure you bookmark our class blog and join our class Shutterfly page. These are two great ways to see what we are doing in our classroom.

Class Blog: http://aspire2nd.blogspot.com
Shutterfly Page: https://patton2ndaspire1516.shutterfly.com/