Second Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Barita, Mrs. Carrasco, Mrs. Kulesza

*Reminder: No School on Monday, April 18th Tuesday will be "Day 3 " for Encore*

Lifework-Week of April 18th-22nd

  • Monday: NO SCHOOL Read & log, IXL-10 minutes fractions practice-test Friday
  • Tuesday: Read & log, Spelling-Rainbow Style-3 colors
  • Wednesday: Read & log, Spelling-ABC order
  • Thursday: Read & log, Spelling-Write each word 3 times-test tomorrow
  • Weekend: Read & log

Curriculum Corner

Our current unit in social studies is First Americans. Key Concepts include:

  • Powhatan, Lakota, Pueblo-compare and contrast lives and contributions
  • Locating regions (Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest) on a map
  • Understand relationship between environment and culture


Our current unit in math is Unit 8 Fractions. Key concepts:

  • Identify and write fractions of a region
  • Identify and write fractions of a set
  • Comparing unit fractions


*The Fractions test will be on Friday, April 22nd. IXL is a great study tool!

Spelling Words-Test 4/22/16

Contractions

I’d

I’m

I’ve

she’s

it’s

didn’t

don’t

hadn’t

hasn’t

isn’t

aren’t

let’s

*you’re

*shouldn’t

*couldn’t

*wouldn’t

The Book Fair

The Book Fair will be open Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Families who prefer to shop online may do so beginning April 18 through May 8 at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/pennintonschool3

Orders are shipped free to the school and every purchase benefits our library program. Questions may be directed to Mrs. Lahann lahannjl@pwcs.edu or (703) 530-4950.

Volunteers Needed

The Scholastic Book Fair is next week. Parent volunteers are needed during the fair. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4aa4a62dab9-spring or contact Mrs. Harding at hardingj@pwcs.edu to offer your assistance. The success of our book fair depends on many willing hands. Thank you!

Important Dates

  • 4/18 - NO SCHOOL-WORK DAY
  • 4/19 - 4/22-BOOK FAIR
  • 4/23 - SPRING BEAUTIFICATION DAY

  • 4/25 - ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING @ 6PM

  • 4/26 - REPORT CARDS SENT HOME

  • 5/3 - SPRING PICTURE DAY

Poem of the Month for April

A Caterpillar Crawled


A caterpillar crawled

To the top of the tree.

“I think I’ll take a nap,” said he.

So under a leaf he began to creep

To spin his cocoon,

And he fell asleep.

All winter long he slept in his bed,

‘Til spring came along one day and said,

“Wake up, wake up, little sleepyhead,

Wake up, it’s time to get out of bed.”

So he opened his eyes that sunshiny day.

Lo! He was a butterfly and flew away.

Encore Schedule

Barita: Library, Music, PE, Art, PLTW, PE

Carrasco: Music, PE, Art, PLTW, PE, Library

Kulesza: PE, Art, PLTW, PE, Library, Music

Lunch Schedule

Kulesza: 11:00-11:30

Carrasco: 11:03-11:33

Barita: 11:06-11:36