Second Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Barita, Mrs. Carrasco, Mrs. Kulesza

Reminder: NO SCHOOL on Monday... Tuesday, February 16th will be "Day 4" for Encore

Lifework-Week of February 15th-18th

  • Monday: Read & log 10 minutes, work on kite & report
  • 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 and log

Thank You!

Many thanks to the parents that helped with our Valentine's Day parties. We appreciate you!

Curriculum Corner

Our next unit in Social Studies will be Ancient China. Key concepts:

  • locating China on a map
  • locating the Huang He River on a map
  • Understanding the relationship between environment and culture (adaptations)
  • Contributions and inventions

Our next unit in math will be Unit 6-Patterns. Students will identify, create, and extend growing and repeating patterns.

Spelling Words-Test 2/19/16

r-controlled /âr/ Syllable Patterns

















Library Book Exchange on Friday, February 26

Students tired of their old books and looking for something “new” to read are invited to participate in the Library's annual book exchange. Students may start bringing in their books now. One book equals one exchange credit. Please limit yourself to five books. They may be used but must be in good condition. Items may be declined at the discretion of the library staff. Students will visit the library with their classes on the 26th and may “shop” with their exchange credits. Questions should be directed to Mrs. Lahann (

Important Dates

  • 2/15-No School-Holiday
  • 2/16-Report Cards go home
  • 2/25-PTO Spirit Night @ Cici's Pizza (5p.m.-8p.m.)
  • 2/27-Blood Drive 9a-2p. Visit to schedule your donation (code = Pennington School)

February Poem

The period is a busy man.
A small round traffic cop.
He blocks the helter-skelter words
And brings them to a stop.

The question mark's a tiny girl,
She's small but very wise;
She asks too many questions
For a person of her size.

Of all the punctuation folk,
I like the comma best.
For when I'm getting out of breath
He lets me take a rest.

Quotation marks are curious.
When friendly talk begins
You'll always find these little marks
Are busy listening in.

The exclamation mark's an elf,
Who is easily excited.
When children laugh or cry or scream
It's then he's most delighted.

Whenever you come to the end of a thought,
You sign it off with a polka dot.

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