Mrs. Dufresne's Second Grade

December 1 - 5, 2014

Curriculum Notes

We are working on a unit on Fables this week during our English Language Arts Block. We will be learning the elements of a fable and the academic language that surrounds fables. Our spelling words have an final /k/ or /ck/ sound. When a word has a short vowel sound followed by /k/, the /k/ sound is spelled /ck/. When a word has a long vowel sound followed by /k/, the /k/ is spelled k and ends with a silent e.

We are beginning a new unit in math that involves measuring in centimeters and inches, line plots, and shapes.

In Science we are studying the states of matter and are tying up maps and the seven continents in Social Studies.

Important Dates and Information

No school on December 5th - Staff Professional Development Day

Parent / Teacher Conferences Tuesday and Wednesday December 9th and 10th from 3:30 - 6:30

Holiday Concert - Monday, December 8th, 6:30 at the Performing Arts Center


The funding for school wide healthy snacks has changed and our snacks will only be on Mondays and Wednesdays now. I would encourage you to send a snack with your student for the morning and then possibly one for the afternoon (especially on days that we will not have snacks - Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays).

Please remember to send your child with a warm coat, boots and shoes to change into, mittens, and a hat.

Tuesday Conference Schedule

3:30 – 3:45 Elise

3:45 – 4:00 Noah

4:00 – 4:15 Taylor

4:15 – 4:30 Skyler

4:30 – 4:45

4:45 – 5:00 Braydon

5:00 – 5:15 Daniel

5:15 - 5:30

5:30 – 5:45 Damien

5:45 – 6:00 Cody

6:00 – 6:15 Skyler

6:15 – 6:30

Wednesday Conference Schedule

3:30 - 3:45 Tyisha

3:45 - 4:00 Addisen

4:00 - 4:15 Ethan

4:15 - 4:30 Reyna

4:30 - 4:45 Ava

4:45 - 5:00 Elijah

5:00 - 5:15 Karona

5:15 - 5:30 Melaina

5:30 - 5:45 Mia

5:45 - 6:00 Flora

6:00 - 6:15 Dominique

6:15 - 6:30 Kaden

Spelling Lists

List A - neck, lake, sick, ask, lick, pack, woke, kick, lock, poke, package, wreck

List B - package, wreck, vain, peacock, stuck, donkey, cranky, lucky, brick, stocking, backpack, children