Galaxy 26 Gazette

News from Miss Hensley's Class

December 11, 2015

News and Information

TUESDAY,DEC. 15 second grade students need to wear GREEN!!!

Pajama Day- Thursday, December 17th

Thursday, Dec. 18th is pajama day at Converse. Please make sure your child’s pajamas follow the dress code in the handbook. Also, if the weather allows we will be going out for recess. Make sure your child has sweats to slip on over pj s and shoes to wear outdoors. They may also bring a small blanket or beach towel to sit on, as we will be watching a movie in the gym.

Gift Exchange- Please have your gift at school by Thursday, Dec. 17th so I can make sure everyone has something.

Our class will be having a gift exchange during the Christmas Party. We ask that you limit the price of your gift to $2.00. Boys need to bring a gift for a boy. Girls need to bring a gift for a girl. We will be playing a game to distribute the gifts, so on the tag please just have your child sign their name.

Paper Grocery Bags Needed

Each child will need to bring a large PAPER GROCERY (or reusable shopping) BAG to school no later than Friday, Dec. 11. I line the bags up down the classroom and as I take down the holiday decorations they made I walk by and drop them in the open bags. The bag needs to be large, have a flat bottom and be able to stand up on its own. If you have a large collection of paper bags and would like to donate I would appreciate it. Thank you.


This week we continued focusing on summarizing and fixing up problems we have when reading. For example when we come to a word we don’t know we can chunk it, look for the parts we already know, use a picture clue and/ or read the rest of the sentence to decide what might make the most sense. We continue to work on fluency, vocabulary, phonics and phonemic awareness each day.

Reading Homework: No reading homework next week. We will resume sight words/ fluency practice when we return in January.


  • identified and created similar shapes and designes
  • created and read a Venn diagram
  • identified: a.m/ p.m., noon/ midnight, dozen/ half dozen
  • added 3 two digit numbers
  • read thermometer to the nearest 2 degrees

English and Writing

We will spend the remainder of this semester reviewing skills in English. This week we worked on nouns.

We did some more persuasive writing and also reviewed writing directions.

Spelling Words

Test will be THURSDAY, DEC. 17- no pretest and no challenge list

bells gift elf red green Christmas

songs snowman cookie stocking Santa Claus

Data Binders- Look for them Monday

Homework Helps and Hints

During break, set aside some time each day for reading. It could even be reading the directions for a new toy/ game. Also, they could write thank you letters to family members for their gifts.

Important Events


17 PJ day

18 Holiday Party/ End of 2nd Quarter

18-Jan. 4 Christmas Break


5 2nd semester begins

6 Report cards posted to Skyward

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