The Fontaine Flier

September 6, 2013

A Week in Review...

Highlights of the week....metacognition-thinking about are thinking, wrapped up Henry and Mudge with a super cute character, setting, and retell project. We learned to add doubles and near doubles, and sang our song, "Near doubles are so much fun, just double the small number and just add one!" We learned about evidence and why it is important to use it when we read. We also finished up our Animal Paper Slide Video projects! A special thanks for Brooke Trachsel for coming in and helping the kids video tape! Scoring rubrics will come home early next week after we have a little viewing party and do some self reflection. I will try and set up a wiki or Edmodo so parents can view our projects from home. I'll let you know as soon as this is up and running. To end our week on a great note, the PRT and Olathe NW marching band drummed up some team spirit on the front lawn with a fabulous performance!


Students have begun to blog about our day. They love it when people leave comments. Please let me know if you have trouble accessing it. www.afontaineml@blogspot.com

Coming up next week:

ELA Common Core (English Language Arts)

Anchor text-Days with Frog and Toad

Reading Skills-Prereading strategies, metacognition (continued), schema and how it helps us comprehend what we are reading, making connections, and compare and contrast


Author study-Robert Munsch


Spelling-this is a tricky one inflections: -ed (changing a y to an i and adding ed)


Writing Skills-writing an informational/explanatory piece


Math-Topic 2-Addition Strategies (Making ten, use doubles to solve near double problems, adding numbers in any order and adding three numbers)


Topic 2 test will be on Thursday. Students will also be responsible for knowing our math vocabulary words. (listed below)


Social Studies-Community/Citizenship

Guest Readers and Technology Helpers Needed!

We would love to invite guest readers to come in and read to us! You can either bring your own favorite book, I can provide one or you can listen to students read.


There are many fabulous technology projects I'd like to do with these kiddos throughout the year. We have an extra computer time every D day at 12:30 and soon we should be getting a few laptops to use in the classroom. If you'd be interested in being a guest reader or coming in and assisting with projects, please let me know.

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Vocabulary Words of the Week

Math

doubles

near doubles

addend

number sentence


Reading

alone

cheer

meadow

fine

reason

spoiled


Social Studies

law

citizen

consequence

community

right

responsibility

Spelling Words List 4

cried

hurried

replied

fried

tried

worried

carried

copied

married

studied

remarked

finished

alone

river

think

some

many

am



Post tests are taken every Thursday. Pretests are given on Fridays. Your child's spelling list will come home every Friday stapled to their spelling pretest. If they miss more than three words, they will be given the regular second grade list. If they miss one, two or three on the pretest, they will be given 5 challenge words, along with the regular list. If they receive 100% on the pretest, they will be given an entirely different challenge list. If you have any questions, please let me know.


Remember to READ, READ, READ and record it on your reading calendar!

Congratulation to our Students of the Week-Macey Semrau and Elena Northcutt!

Remember our Meadow Lane Jog-a-thon is coming up on September 17th 5:00-7:30!

Tuesday, Sept. 10: Pre-Pay Meal forms due

Friday, Sept. 13: Packet and Pledge sheet donations (not by lap) due

Friday, Sept. 28: Donations by lap due


Dates to Remember...

Specials schedule for the week of September 9th

Monday-P.E./Music

Tuesday-Library/Spanish

Wednesday-Art

Thursday-Computer/Spanish

Friday-P.E./Music


PTO meeting 7:00 pm-Tuesday, September 10th. Come and get involved!

Spirit Squad-3:40-4:15-Thursday, September 12th in the gym. Go Mustangs!

Hat Day! Friday, September 13th.

Have a wonderful week!