Mrs. Dufresne's Second Grade

November 10-14, 2014

Curriculum Notes

The second theme in reading is Nature Walk. Our selection this week is Around the Pond: Who's Been Here?. We are focusing on identifying main topic and understanding key details.

In spelling we have been focusing on words that have a double consonant and a VCV pattern like pilot, planet, and travel.

Our Math focus is adding double digit numbers. We are learning several strategies to help students add double digits. It is a big concept and most students could use some extra practice! We will be starting on math facts to work towards the "Mustang Million". Look for more details in the next few newsletters!

In Science we are studying the states of matter and have been prepping for Veteran's Day in Social Studies.

Important Dates and Information

No school on December 5th - Staff Professional Development Day

Please turn in Fun Run pledges!

Thanksgiving Holiday - Wednesday, November 26th to November 30th.

Parent / Teacher Conferences Tuesday and Wednesday December 9th and 10th.

Holiday Concert - Monday, December 8th.

Please remember to send your child with a warm coat, boots and shoes to change into, mittens, and a hat. it's cold out there!

Spelling List

List A - bell, off, all, mess, add, hill, well, egg, will, grass

List B - across, skill, buzz, glass, smell, pass, still, off, rabbit, happy

List C - excellent, suddenly, gross, address, possible, button, dinner, follow, suppose, dollar