Mrs. Rish's Class Skills Agenda

March 18

Language Arts

We will be comparing and contrasting different versions of the same fairy tale. Students will determine the characteristics of a fairy tale. Students also will identify the Who, What, When, Where and Why for each story.

Our book has been sent to the publisher!

We are continuing to work through the five areas of Daily Five. This design gives students lots of practice in the most essential aspects of literacy.

Check out some great fairy tales in the link below!

Spelling Words

dough, though, rough, tough, enough, cough, ought, fought, bought, thought, trough, throughout, drought, sought


There will be a spelling test on Friday.


race, juggling, preference, alternatives, accomplish, feasible, attend, report, area, serve

Please try to use these words in conversations throughout the week.

Science & Social Studies

We will learn about the original 13 colonies. We also will discuss the three branches of government.


We will complete Module 7 and take an end of module assessment.

Our I CAN statements for the week will be:

  • I CAN draw a line plot to represent measurement data.
  • I CAN draw a line plot and answer questions and draw conclusions based on the data.
  • I CAN apply what I have learned and demonstrate mastery on a test. :-)

Second Grade Word Problems for Homework Choice

Last week Fred had thirty-four dollars. He washed cars over the weekend and now he has sixty-eight dollars. How much money did he make washing cars?

There were sixty-two oak trees and twenty-two pine trees in the park. The workers planted more oak trees. Now there are seventy-four oak trees. How many trees did the workers plant.

Upcoming Events

  • March 23 - Boosterthon Fun Run @ 8:30
  • March 25 - Mrs. Rish out for Professional Development
  • March 28 - Spring Break Begins

Homework Grid

We will continue with homework grids. All work should be turned in together on Friday.

Your child will be asked weekly to complete various assignments on a coded grid. In order to save ink - items are now identified with a star, plus or smiley face. Please do not send partial homework assignments during the week. ITEMS COMPLETED ON THE GRID ARE TO BE TURNED IN WITH THE SIGNED GRID ON FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK. Students should turn in the entire packet each week.

Your student has some notebook paper in the binder. Please encourage your child to head up the paper with student name, number and date. Neatness and effort are necessary for these assignments to be meaningful and beneficial. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

This week's grid will go home as a hard copy on Friday. I also will send a copy via email and attach to our Facebook page.

Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

Reading Informational: RI 4

Foundational Skills: RF. 3, 4

Writing: W. 2, 3, 5

Math: MD 1, 5, 6, 9

Good Citizen

This student was selected as our Good Citizen this week.

Lunch Reservations (we eat at 12:25)

Message from the Office


Each student is allowed 6 parent excuses per year (this is a change from years past). Parent excuses can be a hand written note or you may email the excuse to your child’s teacher and copy the excuse to:

An ORIGINAL doctor’s excuse may be turned in from the parent by the student. Doctor’s excuses may be faxed to 205-228-3201 ONLY by the doctor’s office. We can NOT accept a faxed doctor’s excuse from a parent.

All excuses MUST be turned in within 3 days of the absence.

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