Ms. Perez's Newsletter

Week of Monday, November 4th

Room 203

Here we are wrapping up the second six weeks. As cooler weather arrives keep coats and scarves handy and labeled. A big THANK YOU to all who helped with our Fall Party. The kids had a blast. Show your spirit by wearing a star shape this Friday. Let's keep that Spirit Stick with Second grade!!!

Please send in any unwanted empty shoe boxes. We would like to use them for our November Enrichment Day decorations.

Monday, November 4

Wear Purple in support of March of Dimes

Friday, November 1

Spirit Theme: Star shape Day...wear a star to show your school spirit

Healthy Heart Jog


  • Please remember to have your child at morning assembly by 7:40am. Morning assembly is a great way to start our day together as a class family.
  • Make sure to check and initial their Panther folder daily for behavior notes and school/community information.
  • Check their blue Homework folder for any assignments. Remember all homework is given Monday and due Thursday with the exception of spelling tests, which will be administered on Friday.


As readers we use different strategies to help with tricky words we encounter. We also delve into our schema, i.e. prior knowledge, to understand those tricky words. Sometimes stopping or skipping isn't enough. We have to read through then come back to check for meaning. If all else fails, we use resources such as a dictionary or another reader.

Students will be expected to have at least one library book within their colored dot.

Reading Skill

Characters are an essential part of any story. This week we zone in on identifying key characters and their traits. We then support our thinking with text evidence. For example, Mrs. Gorf was mean because she turned her students into apples.


As writers, we prepare our stories for future publication. We look at our work through different lenses and meet with others for revision and support.


We will continue to write using complete sentences. We'll focus on combining subjects using the conjunction and. They should apply knowledge to their own writing as well as others.


This week we focus on adding -ed and -ing. Although students are expected to master these words, applying the phonics rule will aid in their writing and reading.