Kelley's Kids Konnection

2nd grade newsletter 2015-2016

Important Information

  • February 5: Fundraiser Orders Due
  • February 5: Wear ORANGE for COOPERATION
  • February 12: No lunch visitors today
  • February 12: Class Friendship Parties
  • February 18: Glow Run
  • February 19: Father-Daughter Dance

Learning Taking Place

Reading Unit: Narrative Nonfiction

COA: TBA


Writing Unit: Procedural Writing

Writing on Demand:


Grammar and Convention: Capitalization for salutation and closing of a letter, and using appropriate conventions (e.g. date, salutation, closing)

Grammar and Convention Test: TBA


HFW: Word List Sent home on January 08, 2016. The word list has all the words from the beginning of the year until the end of the year. The list identifies the nine weeks words. Please study words with students. Please study Third nine weeks words and review previous nine weeks.


Word Study:-u_e, -ue, -ure, and -ur

Test:TBA

Kelley's Kids Korner! Where Kids Speak UP!!!

Addison

I learned about narrative nonfiction and that is a nonfiction written like a story.

Colin

I learned about narrative nonfiction.

Homework Information

Important Notice: Homework will be graded. It is 10% of a student grade.

Late Homework will have points deducted, it will not receive full credit.


If students are in need of a new reading log or homework assignment, please go to our second grade website http://staff.katyisd.org/sites/ce2/Pages/ELA-homework.aspx. The reading log/word study homework is attached to the website or have your child pick one up from the classroom. Thank you for assisting me with matter.


The word study worksheets are the sounds we are working on in class. Please assist students with this assignment and teach them to listen for the sounds to spell the words correctly and make words using those letter(s).


Students are to read for 20 minutes daily. Please write the date, write the title of book, and how many times the book(s) have been read in the tally mark section. Students were given a book on their reading level to go along with this assignment. Students can also read other books to assist in their reading.


Please have students read the same book more than once. One of the best strategies for readers is to reread their books. Rereading builds fluency and understanding. Each time a student reads a book, they will get more meaning out of it. The first reading is to become familiar with the text. The second reading is focused on comprehension. The third reading is for the student to be able to retell. Please tally mark each time the book was read. Also, write down that the book was read at home in the home/school section.



Homework is given every Friday and due the next Friday . If your child lost their homework, please go to the second grade website to get a copy of the homework and the reading log. Thank you


Homework Due Date: February 5, 2016



Thank you for assisting your child with their homework.

Kidblog

Parents please log onto https://kidblog.org/class/kelleys-kids-konnections/posts . Your child is blogging about books they are reading in class. It would mean the world to them to know you are commenting on their post and someone besides me is reading what they are writing.


Students can also blog while they are at home about exciting events that are happening. Having a child write their thoughts down assist them in their writing because it teaches them how to express themselves by adding in details and using correct punctuation.


Please keep comments positive. :) Thank you for logging on and following us.


Having students write daily will create strong writers that will help them to express their thoughts and feelings.

Snack

Students are allowed to bring a snack and a water bottle to class only. Please do not add flavors or bring juice to drink during classroom hours. Students can have those items during lunch. Please send healthy snacks only such as: dry cereal, granola bars, gold fish,dry fruit, and ect. These snacks provide healthy long lasting energy and doesn't transfer to student's work.


Please make sure your child has his/her snack because we have snack time daily.

Library Information

We have library every Wednesday, and a library lesson every other Wednesday. Please make sure students bring their library books to school every Wednesday, so they are able to check out their two books and are able to keep up with their reading.


Parents, students are allowed to check out two books. If both books are not returned, students will not be allowed to check out books. Please make sure students have both books on Wednesday.


Our library lesson: TBA


Parent if you want your child to read many different books, please visit our public library at:

    5414 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77493

    Phone:(281) 391-3509

Birthday Information

Dear Cimarron Families,


Many of you have been asking about birthday information to help plan parties for your children. Cimarron is transitioning to a directory for the 2016-2017 school year, however, this year, Cimarron Room Parents will be collecting information via Google Docs in lieu of the birthday lists from past years. The Google Docs will list parent information for Cimarron students, per grade level, therefore, as a perk, you will have full grade-level access, not just to the students in your child’s class. Street addresses will not be listed on these Google Docs. Parents needing addresses to mail invitations can call/text/e-mail recipients for this information.


If you would like for you and your child to be included in this year’s electronic birthday list, please click here to complete the following information:


· Homeroom Teacher

· Parent Name (first and last)

· Child’s Name (first only)

· Parent Phone Number

· Parent E-mail Address


Please Note: Anyone who has access to Google Docs will have access to this information. It is our intention to keep these lists private for only Cimarron families, however, we cannot guarantee confidentiality. Therefore, we are asking that you do not share this information with people outside of Cimarron Elementary.


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PTA President, Courtney Gunn, at courtneylgunn@gmail.com.


Thank you,

Second Grade Room Parents

February is Black History Month. This is a month where African American inventors, doctors, civil rights activist, artists, musicians and leaders are recognized. Please read below about a famous African American.


Synopsis

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream. (Biography.com)

For more information please visit "http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086#synopsis