2nd Grade Weekly Newsletter

September 7 - 11, 2015

Homework

Students should be reading and practicing math facts daily

Monday: No School- Go play!

Tuesday: Spelling Journal (see this week's words below)

Wednesday: Wednesday Writing; Study for Science Tools test

Thursday: Math; Study for Reader’s Workshop test

Friday: Don’t forget to return your Friday Folder on Monday! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Reading

This week we continue to practice our Daily 5 rotations! The students have spent a lot of time learning about the stations, how they work and the expectations during rotation time. I will also be doing DRAs in the classroom to determine the student’s instructional reading levels. Through reading this week, I will begin introducing different genres of books. We will familiarize ourselves with the different types and how to distinguish between the genres.

Writing

The students have been doing a great job with writing about personal experiences in their Wednesday writing folders. I am excited to read all of their fantastic writing this week when they complete them. After celebrating our authors and the hard work they have done, we will focus on some grammar concepts. We will be learning about the 4 types of sentences and what makes a complete sentence.

Math

This week the students will continue to practice rotating through daily math stations. During these stations and through class lessons, the students will review foundational math skills such as addition and subtraction, problem solving, and solving story problems. We will also continue to engage in graphing activities and interpreting data.

Science

Early this week we will finish up with science safety tools. The students will be bringing a study guide home in their Friday Folder. They can use this to study for the test that will be given next Friday. Later this week we will begin the study of force and motion and continue it for the next few weeks. This concept allows for lots of hands on learning experiences and fun experiments. The students will become familiar with the effects of force and motion.

Social Studies

In social studies this week we will spend time learning about good citizens in our country’s history. We will also discuss some important American symbols such as our flag, the Statue of Liberty and Uncle Sam. Time will also be spent learning about our very own star spangled banner. The students will learn of its origin as well as the meaning behind certain qualities of the flag.

Spelling Words

Short a words/ Word Wall Words

grab

also

last

easy

mask

Mr.

Mrs.

flat

blast

second

flag

Reminders

REMINDERS:

It is important to send a signed and dated note to school within 2 days of your child returning to school from an absence for any reason. A phone call to or from the school does not take the place of the written excuse note needed for the district’s files. Thank you.

Important Dates:

Sept. 11- Grandparent’s Day

Sept. 15- Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night (Kinder)

Sept. 15- Individual School Pictures

Sept. 16- Open House- 6:00-7:50

Sept. 18th- APE Skeeter’s Night

Sept. 25th- No School- Fair Day

Dismissal Change Update

In the case of an unforeseen event that causes a change in the way your child goes home please follow these steps.

  1. Send an email to Ms. Miller before 2:15 p.m., iris.miller@fortbendisd.com
  2. State in the email:
    1. Student’s name
    2. Teacher’s name
    3. Your name and relationship to student
    4. Your phone number for verification purposes
    5. Time of pickup (no dismissals after 2:45 p.m.)
    6. Reason for last minute change