Second Grade Newsletter

Mrs. Barita, Mrs. Carrasco, Mrs. Kulesza

*Monday, May 16th will be "Day 4 " for Encore*

Lifework-Week of May 16-20, 2016

  • Monday: Read & log 10 minutes, continue working on Young Author's Day books
  • Tuesday: Read & log, Spelling-Rainbow Style-3 colors
  • Wednesday: Read & log, Spelling-ABC order
  • Thursday: Read & log, Spelling-Write each word 3 times-test tomorrow
  • Weekend: Read & log


*The Young Author's Day assignment was sent home on Friday, May 6th. Please work on it a little bit each week until it is due.

Spring Fling Baskets-LAST CALL FOR DONATIONS

Thank you for supporting our fund raiser. All items should be turned in Monday, May 16th. Our themes are as follows:


  • Mrs. Barita-"Spa-Tacular" spa/pampering items

  • Mrs. Carrasco-"Labor of Love" baby items

  • Mrs. Kulesza-"Clean House" cleaning supplies

Curriculum Corner

Our next unit in Social Studies will be Famous Americans. We will be learn about the lives and contributions of:

  • George Washington
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Helen Keller
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Jackie Robinson


*The Famous Americans test will be on Thursday, May 26th. Watch for the study guide to come home on Friday, May 20th.


Our current unit in math is Unit 9 Number Sense and Computation-Part 5. Key concepts:

  • Create and solve story problems
  • Addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers (with regrouping)
  • Estimating sums and differences
  • Count and compare a collection of coins (up to $2.00)


*The Math test will be on Friday, May 20th. IXL is a great study tool.

Spelling Words-Test 5/20/16

there

who

whole

half

rough

enough

tough

put

ever

every

everyone

someone

*Virginia

*American

*government

*freedom

Community Service Hours-Due May 31st

Please remember to have all student community service hours logged into the agenda. We will submit hours for the year on May 31st. Students not meeting this requirement will not be able to participate in end-of-year activities and will be subject to a review in order to continue at Pennington. Please make sure hours are up to date!

Important Dates

  • 5/16-PTO Meeting & Elections-7p.m.
  • 5/21-PTO Spring Festival 10a.m.-2p.m.
  • 5/23-Advisory Council-6p.m.
  • 5/27-Interims go home
  • 5/30-NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day Holiday
  • 5/31-Students community service hours due
  • 6/1-"Transition to Third Grade" Night-6:30-7:30p.m. Families of rising 3rd graders are encouraged to come. The team will present information on how to help your child make a smooth transition to third grade!

May Poem

My Shadow

I have a little shadow

that goes in and out with me.

And what can be the use of him

is more than I can see.

He is very, very like me

from the heels up to the head;

And I see him jump before me,

when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him

is the way he likes to grow-

Not at all like proper children,

which is always very slow;

For he sometimes shoots up taller

like an india-rubber ball,

And he sometimes goes so little

that there’s none of him at all.

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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