- Wednesday, October 17th, is Progress Report Day. They will be sent home in the brown envelope.
- Thursday, October 18th, is a teacher professional day. School will be closed.
- Wednesday, October 24th, is Unity Day Against Bullying.
- Thursday, October 25th, is an 11:50 dismissal WITH aftercare. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 and 5:00 – 7:30. These are on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up sheets will be in the lobby by the gym. More information will be sent home in the brown envelope.
- Friday, October 26th, is Halloween Fun Night, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 31st, is Halloween and an 11:50 dismissal with NO aftercare. Class parties will be held after the morning costume parade. Mini bagels and fruit will be provided by our class parents. Children come to school dressed in their costumes.
- Students will be dismissed in the kindergarten parking lot at 2:50 on full days and at 11:50 on half days. Please be prompt in picking up your children. Please do not leave your children unattended in the parking lot. You are responsible for them once the hand off has been made.
- Students are required to complete their homework each night. Please review the green assignment pad to ensure that the work is completed. You cannot return to the classroom to pick up any missing items. If a student does not complete their homework, he or she will complete the missed work during snack. Once completed, he or she may have the remainder of the snack period.
- Celebrating your child’s birthday is a fun activity that is shared by the entire class. We celebrate birthdays during snack time in the morning. Please email me to ask for an appropriate date to bring treats in for your child. Treats must be individual in nature, such as cookies, cupcakes, donuts, or munchkins. You may NOT send in ice cream or cakes, including cupcake cakes. Ice cream is messy and it is time-consuming to cut a cake into slices or break apart cupcake cakes. Please send in plates, napkins, and drinks as you deem necessary.
- Birthday party invitations must be for the entire class if your child brings them to school. They will be placed in that week’s brown envelopes. If invitations are limited, you must hand them out in the parking lot. They will be sent home if they are limited in number.
- Five pencils are to be sharpened at home each night. That is part of your child’s homework. We do not have the time to sharpen pencils in class. Additionally, colored pencils must be sharpened at home.
Please read with your child for 15 minutes each night. Please use the Orton-Gillingham method of arm tapping of red words practiced in class to master the spelling of red words. Please allow your children to read phonics homework aloud on their own. It does not help your children develop reading fluency if you complete the work.
SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER
September / October: Trustworthiness
Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
Common Core State Standards Abbreviations
RL: Reading Literature OA: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
RI: Reading Informational Text NBT: Numbers and Base Ten
RF: Reading Foundational Skills MD: Measurement and Data
W: Writing G: Geometry
SL: Speaking and listening
LESSONS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15th – 19th
(all lessons are subject to change)
JOURNAL WRITING: Students will write daily in their journals. Topics will be given and students will practice brainstorming of ideas prior to writing. Students will learn paragraph development and understand the concepts of main idea and details.
SPELLING: Students will review endings of -ss and -zz. Students will receive 16 – 20 spelling words, some of which are pattern words that follow the rule and can be sounded out, and red words, which do not follow rules. They will practice the Orton-Gillingham methods of clapping out sounds in pattern words and arm tapping of red words. They will use the Decodable Book on the SmartBoard to develop reading fluency. They will complete workbook pages 29 – 34. Students will mark either with a CW (classwork) or HW (homework). They will have a test on Friday, October 19th.
PHONICS: Students will continue short vowel sounds. They have received their second packet. This is used as a combination of lessons/classwork and homework. The packet is designed to be completed as a unit and should NOT be completed in one night. They will continue to practice the Orton-Gillingham method of clapping out syllables in order to improve spelling. Pages will be marked with a CW (classwork) or HW (homework).
READING: Group setting: Students will practice pages 44 – 52 in their first readers, The Superkids Hit Second Grade. They will review the table of contents and practice picture walks. They will listen to the pages on the SmartBoard to develop word awareness.
Book Club (in class/at home): Students will continue their first book, Frog and Toad are Friends. This is an in-class/at-home reading assignment where students and parents share a book together. Students will complete a response journal about the book.
Super Magazine (in class): Students have received a themed, nonfiction magazine. The first theme is What’s New. They will learn the concepts of headlines, photo captions, news articles, features, and departments.
GRAMMAR: Students will continue to identify nouns. They will be able to identify the three types of nouns: people, places, and things, as well as gain an understanding of feeling words. They also will practice the use of pronouns to replace nouns. They also will identify verbs in simple sentences.
MATH: Students will begin their unit on subtraction concepts from 20. They will use a number line to practice subtracting skills. They will cover pages 31 – 38. Please do not have children go ahead in their workbooks, as lessons are designed as classwork and homework. Pages will be marked with CW (classwork) or HW (homework). Please continue to practice facts at home.
RELIGION: Students will complete Chapter 2: Jesus Christ Gives Us the Church. They will take a chapter test on Wednesday, October 17th. Students will take their workbooks home on Monday and Tuesday nights to study for the test. Key vocabulary includes disciples, apostles, Resurrection.
SCIENCE: Students continue their first CELL: Weight and Volume. Girls must pull back their hair on Friday, which is Lab Day. Students also will use a science textbook to learn about plants and animals.
Monday: Music (Mrs. Minetti) and Spanish (Mrs. Sanchez)
Tuesday: Computer (Mrs. Sanchez) and Art (Mr. Konciak)
Thursday: Physical Education (Mr. Koslowski)
Friday: Science Lab (Mrs. Jakowenko)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
11:50 dismissal with NO aftercare