Galaxy 26 Gazette

News from Miss Hensley's Class

January 8, 2016

News and Information

Swimming is Coming- February 19th- March 3rd Each child will need a swimsuit and towel daily. One piece suits for girls please! More info to come as the date nears.



Thank you to all the families who helped with our Christmas party. We had a fantastic time!

Reading

We began new unit on making connections and inferences.


Reading Homework: Practice the sight words and fluency passage being sent home today. Return the fluency passage for 5 points towards your child's reading grade.

Math

  • subtracting 10 from a 2 digit number with mental math
  • measuring to the nearest 1/2 inch
  • added 2 digit numbers with a sum greater than 100
  • represented numbers using base 10 blocks
  • ordered numbers using base 10 blocks

English and Writing

We began unit 3 of English. We are working on reflexive pronouns and using its and it's correctly!


Writing Genre: Realistic Fiction

We learned the traits of realistic fiction and are beginning to plan a class piece.

Spelling Words

food

fool

tooth

poodle

spoon

soon

goose

stoop

spoonful

troop

moose

loose

afternoon

foolish

noon

kangaroo

balloon

room

choose

smooth

Data Binders- will not be sent home until Jan. 11

Homework Helps and Hints

A big part of the second semester of 2nd grade involves proving a thought or finding evidence in a reading selection to answer a question. You can practice proving things at home when you child says things like, “I think I should be able to stay up later tonight.” You can say “Prove it!” This will force them to think of good reasons why they should stay up (That doesn’t mean you have to let them do it though!). When reading a book you can ask questions like, why did the character react in that way? After they answer, have them find evidence in the book to prove their answer is correct. These verbal exercises will help when they have to write proof down on paper here at school.

Important Events

January

5 2nd semester begins

6 Report cards posted to Skyward

18 MLK day- no school unless needed for make up day

February

10 Midterms posted in Skyward

12 Valentine's Party

15 President's Day- no school unless needed for make up day

19-March 3 Swimming

22 Skating Party 6-8 @ Idyl Wyld