The Fontaine Flier

October 4, 2013

A Review of the Past Week...in the form of a decalogue.

(A decalogue is a list of ten things.)

1. Helping Out theme

2. Finding the Main idea & Supporting Details

3. Marc Brown author study

4. Birds, Birds, Birds and their different beaks

5. Building and understanding arrays and repeated addition

6. QRI testing

7. Number talks

8. What is a noun and how to make it plural

9. Science with Sam....Bird Buffet activity

10. Reading Campout!!


Coming Up Next Week...

Reading-Harcourt story-Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly a Plane

Comprehension strategy-Making predictions, asking questions before, during and after reading

Decoding-Chunking a word into bits and pieces

Spelling pattern-abbreviations

Writing-writing a descriptive paragraph with a focus on Word Choice. Nouns/Proper Nouns/Plural Nouns-s and es

Math-Wrapping up Topic 4-Working with Equal Groups/arrays, Topic Test on Wednesday.

Review for district benchmark test. District benchmark test on Thursday.

Science-birds

Conferences- Wednesday October, 16th and Thursday, October 17th

Vocabulary of the Week

Reading

cranes

directions

promise

twitch

worry


Math

array

repeated addition

column

row

sum

skip counting



District Benchmark Assessment

On Thursday, October 10th second graders will be taking a district math assessment. This assessment will cover all the skills we've focused on so far this year (Topics one -four). On the Envision website I have assigned each student four different review activities. These are optional, but I highly recommend them. The website will grade them automatically and send me the results which I can then use to reteach any skills needed before the test. A letter will come home on Friday with all the information you will need for logging on the website. Each assignment is over an entire topic so I would recommend your child completing one or two at a time. If you do not have access to a computer, please let me know and I would be happy to print them for you at school, along with a key.

Book Fair-open during the week of conferences!

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, October 11th-No School (Staff Development day)

Conferences-Wednesday, October 16th and Thursday, October 17th

Friday, October 18th-No School

Monday, October 21-No School (Staff Development day)

Specials Schedule

Monday-Library/Spanish and Teacher-led Computer Lab

Tuesday-Art

Wednesday-P.E./Music

Thursday-Computer/Spanish

Friday-No School

Your Big Word of the Week

ubiquitous-all around, everywhere

Spelling List 7

Mr.

Mrs.

Dr.

Jan.

Aug.

Dec.

Tues.

Wed.

Sun.

St.

rehearse

search

like

him

see

before

blue

room


Challenge List

Mon.

Thurs.

Fri.

Ave.

Sept.

Congratulations to our Students of the Week-Lauren Glassman and Ashleigh Scheffelmaer!

Have a wonderful weekend!