Sneak Peek

Miss Roberts * Stoy School * June 6 and June 13, 2016

Thank you

This is our last "Sneak Peek" of the school year! I hope you have found them useful in keeping up to date regarding the happenings in the classroom each week.

I would like to recognize and thank two room parents, Mrs. Dybus and Mrs. Mrs. Weller for everything they did to help 2R! Their hard work, creativity and organization were wonderful! You are truly appreciated! I would also like to thank all of you who made yourselves available to join us on our field trips. I hope you enjoyed spending a day with 2nd Grade.

I want to thank each of you for your overwhelming support this year. I have loved every day of teaching and getting to know your children! I feel so fortunate to come to a place like Stoy School, where I get to do what I love every day with such amazing children, teachers, staff and parents. Our 2R family has grown so much, and I am so very proud of our students. This year has been a great learning adventure!

The students have accomplished so much and are ready for Third Grade. Please know that I will be close by next year and I am available for your children and you, if you ever need anything.

Thank you so much for sharing your children with me this year. Have a wonderful summer!


This week, we will find out how astronauts explore new places in the informational text Working in Space. We’ll ponder outer space further when we read, “Space Poems.” The children will also explore the question, “What can you learn from headings and captions?”

Target Vocabulary: astronomy, force, orbit, repair, explored, future, space, float

Phonics Skills: words with vowel diphthongs ow (cow), ou (pound)

Vocabulary Strategy: classify/categorize

Comprehension Skill: Text and graphic features - tell how words go with photos

Comprehension Strategy: Analyze/evaluate - tell how you feel about the text and why

During Writer’s Workshop this week, they will create Character I.D. cards to assist them in creating their plot. Using storyboards, the stories will begin to take form and the students will learn how to write include dialogue into their story. Finally, the students will choose from a variety of layouts and complete their final copies of our original comics. We will share our work with our classmates.


The students have completed the End of the Year Math benchmarks. This week, we will review their work to help them gain a clear picture of their strengths and weaknesses. Overall, reading directions and checking one's work to ensure the accuracy and completeness in important. After we take the time reviewing, the students will have a chance to play some of their favorite Math games from the school year.

Social Studies

The students will be introduced to the vocabulary word income. They will gain an understanding of how work provides income to purchase goods and services. They will discuss the difference between "earning" and "spending." Using a decision making process, the students will compare needs vs. wants and identify situations that require a decision.

Money is an important part of our everyday lives and has a long history. The students will be introduced to the history of currency. The conversation will begin with the barter system. The students will learn that before money, people traded for things they needed. That lesson will conclude with more modern forms of payment such as credit cards and PayPal.

We will finish up Unit 6 learning how people make a difference by volunteering. Volunteers are people who help without being compelled, help out in times of need, and works without getting paid. Volunteers are important members of every community.

Game Day is June 16th


Orange - Aiden McKinney, Molly McClellan, Sienna, Henry
Green - Luca, Marin, Paxton
Blue - Alexis, Cameron, James, Luke Parker
Yellow - Aidan Curran, Aidan Cummings, Jacob, Nick
Purple - Blake, Allen, Luke Wolfram, William
Red - Molly Weller, Tyler, Tessa, Matt

Summer Review

I will be sending home summer reading suggestions and a summer packet. Those students who return their completed summer packet on the first day of school, will be invited to have lunch with me early in the fall.


June 7th - Spring Arts Extravaganza RMS 6:00-8:30
June 9th -
Student Council Sunglasses Spirit Day and Pretzel Sale
June 10th -
PTA Splash Party 4:30-7:00
June 14th - End of Year party!
June 14th - 5th Grade Egg Drop
June 15th, 16th, 17th - Half Days
June 16th - Game Day @ Recchino Field
June 17th - Last Day of School; Have a wonderful summer
June 17th - Report cards distributed
June 19th - Happy Father’s Day to all of our wonderful Dads