Galaxy 26 Gazette

News from Miss Hensley's Class

October 9, 2015

News and Information

Grandparent Interviews were sent home on Monday and are due on Monday, October 12th!!

Your child will brought home a grandparent interview booklet Monday. We are using these interviews for part of our presentation on Grandparent’s day in November (dates and times to come later). If you have questions about the interview project, please contact me and I’ll be glad to help you out.

Grandparent's Day for MY CLASS will be Thursday, Nov. 12 from 8:30-9:30. The students can invite as many grandparents as they would like. We cannot accommodate grandparents for lunch on that day- our cafeteria is bursting at the seams with just our students. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Parent Teacher Conferences- Tuesday, Oct. 27 and Wednesday, Oct. 28

If you haven't returned your parent teacher conference request, please do so ASAP so I can finish getting them scheduled.

Cookie Dough Order Forms and Money are due on Tuesday, Oct. 13th !

Book It Program: Keep reading for 20 min. each night!

Jackets Needed!

Please send a sweatshirt or jacket with your child to wear during morning recess. It is still very chilly at 10:30 when we go outside. Thank you!

Book Fair is coming!

Mrs. Frank will be holding our annual Scholastic Book Fair November 9-13.


We continued to work on main idea and details in reading. We also worked on multiple meaning words and speed and pacing in fluency.

Reading Homework: please practice the list of 20 Fry sight words and the fluency passage. Return the fluency passage on Friday. This is a 5 point reading grade.


  • learned sums of 10 facts (6+4, 7+3, 8+2, 5+5, 1+9)
  • weighed objects using non-standard units
  • compared and ordered objects by weight
  • added 10 to a multiple of 10
  • found missing numbers on a piece of a 100 chart
  • identified pairs
  • dividing a set of objects into groups of 2
  • identified tens and ones

English and Writing

We are writing poetry this week and next to be used for grandparent's day. We are learning to think about and include our 5 senses in our poetry so our readers will understand exactly how we feel. In English we have learned about different types of nouns: Proper nouns, singular/ plural nouns and collective nouns.

Spelling Words

start marble farm march spark

sharp part party farther apart

star large art garden charm

barn large yard harm charge

Homework Help and Hints!

Running short on time and heading to the grocery store? Have your child make the list for you. This is a great way to practice stretching out words and writing down each sound (not necessarily the right letter J ) they hear. Example: spugete could be a phonetic (or sound) spelling of spaghetti. This is called invented spelling and is a stage of spelling that all students go through before they learn standard spellings for words. This is still appropriate for 2nd grade students, especially on words that are very long or don’t follow spelling patterns.

Data Binders- Look for them Monday

Important Events


9 End 1st quarter

13 Fundraiser order forms due

13 Report cards posted in Skyward

16 Fall Party

19-23 Fall Break- no school

26-30 Character Counts/ Red Ribbon Week- more info to come!


6 Picture Retakes

9-13 Book Fair

12 or 13 Grandparent’s Day for 2nd grade

18 Midterms posted in Skyward

25-27 Thanksgiving Break- no school