2nd Grade Superstars!

Mrs. Swenson - Week of January 4, 2016


Monday - Math 8-6, Read
Tuesday - Math 8-7, Read
Wednesday - Math Test review, Spelling worksheet, Read
Thursday - Math test review, Cursive, study spelling list 14, Read

Please visit our classroom website for additional information and pictures about all of our December holiday activities: http://www.crsd.org/Page/16678

What's New This Week?

American Education Week

CR Education Week – January 19-22 – More information to follow…

o Tuesday, January 19 - Parent Visitations, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

o Wednesday, January 20 - Parent Visitations, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

o Thursday, January 21 - Parent Visitations, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

o Friday, January 22 - Parent Workshops

9:35-11:00 Language Arts
11:00-12:00 Recess/Lunch
12:05-1:00 Math
1:05-1:45 Specials (T-Music, W-Gym, Th-Art)
1:50-2:00 Read A-loud/Snack

Language Arts

Our main story selection this week is titled Helen Keller and this is another informational text. In Lesson 14 our Essential Question is “How do you know when story ideas are important?” Target skills are fluency (natural pauses), proper nouns, long 0 (o,oa,ow), and main ideas.

In writing we will be learning how to write to persuade.

Words of the Week List #14

Spelling Journeys Lesson #14

own most soap float both know loan goat flow loaf throw coach so grow

Challenge: swallow ocean

Test on Friday 1/8

The spelling concept this week is words with o, ow, oa. Click here to go visit the Spelling City website: http://www.crsd.org/Page/16692



We will continue with the concept for Topic 8, adding two digit numbers in the ones and tens columns. Tricky, tricky as we add numbers with regrouping. We will be having our Topic 8 test on Friday.


Keep up with the great work on the First in Math website. This is a wonderful activity to help strengthen your child's math skills on different levels and provide enrichment. www.firstinmath.com

Father-Daughter Dance - This year's event will be at Fuge on January 29th. Tickets go on sale January 4th through January 18th at the RH Home & School store (see link below). Tickets are $20 per person for Home & School members and $25 for non-members. To become a member please read the following information:

Please consider joining the Home and School Association if you haven't yet this year. With your membership dollars, the H&S is able to fund important programs for the children including... • School Assemblies and Author Visits • Curriculum Nights • Assignment Books • Young Author Books • Halloween and Field Day Supplies. You do not need to attend meetings because you are a member and committees are optional.
Join here...



Volunteer Clearances

Please keep in mind volunteer clearances will be required should you wish to attend our field trip. CR Volunteer Clearances Protocols - Effective July 25, 2015, the costs for VOLUNTEER background checks at the state level (PA Child Abuse Report and PA State Criminal Report) will be waived. The third background check, the Federal Criminal Report (FBI Fingerprinting), will remain in effect in accordance with the previously published guidelines and costs. For volunteers that have lived in Pennsylvania for ten (10) years or more, Pennsylvania will allow a waiver of this FBI fingerprinting with a signed CR Volunteer Disclosure Form.

The three clearance forms can be found at these links:

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)

Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (Act 34)

FBI Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114): Visit www.pa.cogentid.com for information and locations of fingerprint sites.

The Council Rock Volunteer Disclosure Form can be found at this LINK.

Detailed information on volunteer clearances can be found at this LINK.

Important Dates

1/15 - Dress Alike Spirit Day

1/18 Monday - Holiday No School

1/29 Friday - Father Daughter Dance
3/14 Monday - 2nd Grade Literacy Night 6:30 PM

5/19 Thursday - 2nd Grade Field trip to Aquarium