Second Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Barita, Mrs. Carrasco, Mrs. Kulesza

No School for students Monday & Tuesday Wednesday is "Day 2" for Encore

Lifework-November 2-6, 2015

  • Monday: Read & log 10 minutes
  • Tuesday: Read & log 10 minutes, Spelling Words- Rainbow Style-3 colors
  • Wednesday: Read & log 10 minutes, Spelling Words- ABC order
  • Thursday: Read & log 10 minutes, Spelling Words-Write each word 3 times-test tomorrow
  • Weekend: Read 10 minutes each night

2nd Quarter Spelling Words

Second quarter word lists will include words that follow a spelling/phonics rule. The students will have 12 "must know" words and 4 “challenge” words for a total of 16 words each week. The challenge words will be noted with an asterisk each week.


Students can earn a satisfactory “S” grade without memorizing the 4 challenge words as long as 12 words are spelled correctly. They will need to learn the challenge words to earn an S+.

Spelling Words -test 11/6/15

Closed Syllable Patterns

damp

mask

kept

stem

stomp

brush

sock

quick

shelf

went

bench

trap

*subtract

*cannot

*attract

*bathtub

Upcoming Events

  • 10/31-Blue Jay 5K/Hero Mile
  • 11/2-11/3-No School-Teacher Work Day and P/T Conferences
  • 11/9-PTO Meeting @ 7:00p.m.
  • 11/10-Bedtime Story Night @ 7:00p.m.
  • 11/11-No School-Holiday
  • 11/19-Music Concert @ 7:00p.m.

Operation Turkey

The NJHS will sponsor "Operation Turkey" again this year. We will accept non-perishable food items through November 18th. Suggested items are: boxed stuffing, potatoes, canned veggies or fruits, desserts, muffin/cornbread mixes. 4 items=1 hour (maximum 2 hours)

Curriculum Corner

Our current unit of study in science is Adaptations. Key concepts:

  • Effects of weather on plants and animals
  • Migration, hibernation, camouflage, dormancy


Our next unit in math will be Number Sense & Computation Part 2. We will continue practicing basic addition and subtraction and will use the 4-step plan (UPSC). Other concepts will include:

  • Rounding to the nearest 10
  • Place value
  • Comparing numbers using the words (greater than, less than, equal to) and symbols (< > =)
  • Related facts/fact families

Blue Jay 5K/Hero Mile

Saturday, Oct. 31st, 8:30am

9305 Stonewall Rd

Manassas, VA

Bedtime Story Night

Students and their families are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 10th from 7:00-8:00p.m. to listen to the first and second grade teachers read bedtime stories. Be sure to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal.

Music Concert

What: Grade 1-2 music concert. This concert series will be in honor of our fallen PWC police officers.

When: November 19, 2015. Grade 1 begins singing at 7:00pm. Grade 2 begins at 7:30pm. Second graders should meet their teachers in the classroom between 6:50-7:00p.m. If you arrive early, students must stay with you in the dining hall until 6:50p.m. This is a special night and we encourage all family members to come. Siblings must stay with parents.

Attire: Students may wear their nicest school uniform or a fancy outfit-no play clothes! Please avoid high heels as they can be dangerous while on the chorus riser steps.

Songs: The concert songs are posted on the ES MUSIC schoolfusion web page. You are welcome to download these recordings for the children to practice at home.

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