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
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.
Conferences- Wednesday October, 16th and Thursday, October 17th
Vocabulary of the Week
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)
Monday-Library/Spanish and Teacher-led Computer Lab
Your Big Word of the Week
ubiquitous-all around, everywhere
Spelling List 7