Week 2 August 20-24, 2018
We had a great first full week of school. Everyone is adjusting well to the 2nd grade routine.
It is hot outside. Be sure your child has a water bottle with a leakproof seal every day.
Please label the water bottle with your child's first and last name.
Dress Code Reminder: If shorts, pants, or skorts have belt loops, a belt must be worn. A sash may not be worn in place of a belt. Also, socks must be navy, white, hunter green, light blue, khaki, or black. Some students came to school with gray socks, and that is not one of the allowed colors.
Curriculum Night will be held on August 29th 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Come in and learn about the classroom expectations for the year.
This night is a parent event. No children, please.
When you are picking up your child at 2:15 or 3:15, please remember to keep the name placard visible in the windshield until your child is safely in your car. This will help all teachers on duty get your child quickly and safely to your car.
During the school year, every adult must wear a school-issued name badge or a temporary office-issued visitor's name tag while on campus.
Spalding - We will review and test 30 phonograms. The test will be on Thursday.
Spelling - The spelling list for week 2 was sent home on Friday. There will be a pretest on Wednesday. Students who earn 100% on Wednesday will not have to take the final test on Friday. The spelling dictation test will be on Friday, as well.
Please keep the spelling list in a sheet protector in the blue homework folder. This will be used for class and homework assignments.
Language Arts - We will review the parts of speech and the four basic types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory). Please review the Daily Grams that we practice for bell work. Beginning in week 4, students will be quizzed on the Daily Gram content. These quizzes will be given every other week.
Reading - We will read "How America Was Discovered" in our From Sea to Sea text. The reading test will be on Thursday, and this includes the vocabulary. Students received their vocabulary list on Friday. The vocabulary list should be kept in a sheet protector in the blue homework folder, and the vocabulary words should be studied at home daily. The vocabulary test is taken without the book; however, the comprehension portion is taken with the book. There will be comprehension questions completed in class on Monday and Tuesday each week. These should be brought home by Wednesday. Many questions that appear on these worksheets may appear on the test; therefore, it is important that students are paying attention and making corrections when we go over them.
Math - Saxon lessons 6-9 will be completed this week.
L.6 - Estimating length to the nearest inch; measuring and drawing line segments to the nearest inch; drawing congruent line segments
L.7 - Identifying the properties of a rectangle; identifying and measuring the length and width of a rectangle
L.8 - Ordering two-digit numbers
L.9 - Identifying even and odd numbers
There will be a math test on Friday.
Practice Math facts daily.
There are many websites where flashcards can be downloaded and printed. One site I have used is www.aplusmath.com. There are also several smart phone apps that you can try. One that I have tried and like is called "Math Fact Master".
Social Studies -
Science - We will continue our unit "Animals Grow and Change". Please keep any science worksheets that come home. Students will use these to study and prepare for the test. Science tests are not open book tests.
Monday - Art
Tuesday - P.E.
Wednesday - Library
Thursday - P.E.
Friday - Music
Please send a labeled water bottle with your child daily. Water bottles must seal tightly.
Important Dates This Week
Please be sure to read all of the information that will be going home with your child. Complete all of the paperwork and return it to school as soon as possible.
8/22 Spelling Pretest
8/23 30-Phonogram Test
Reading and Vocabulary Test
8/24 Spelling Test
8/29 Curriculum Night (6:15-7:00 p.m.)
9/3 No School / Labor Day
9/7 Spirit Day
9/12 Book Report Pre-approval Form due
9/17 Morning Assembly
9/19 Picture Day
9/21 Early Release / Staff Development
9/28 Book Report due
Dress code reminder: Long sleeve shirts worn under polo shirts should be white or the same color as the shirt. Socks must be a solid dress code color (solid white, navy, hunter green, light blue, khaki, or black). Tights may be worn however they must not be footless, and they must be worn without socks. One or the other is dress code appropriate, not both together. No leggings of any kind are allowed. Inside the classroom, jackets/sweaters must be dress code appropriate. No hooded jackets or sweaters are to be worn in the classroom.
Please do not send any glass containers to school with your child. This includes water bottles and food containers in lunch boxes.
Toys of any sort should not be coming to school. This would include Pokémon cards, Rubrics Cubes, stuffed animals, and other items such as phones and electronics. This extends to Coyote Club, as well, where games are provided. Items will be taken away if they are seen by any of the school staff.
Lip gloss is also not allowed. If your child needs chap stick (non-tinted), it should be kept in his or her backpack.
Remember that we are a Spalding school, and students are expected to always use their best Spalding penmanship in all subjects.
A proper heading is expected on all work. A point will be deducted for each missing item. Also, if the students misspell their name or the date is misspelled/incorrect, points will be deducted. The date is written on the board, and there is a large calendar posted in the classroom. If the heading is haphazardly written, points will be deducted. The heading should always be written neatly. Scribbling is not acceptable.
Students who choose to not follow verbal and/or written directions on their work will receive a five-point deduction on their paper/s. Following directions is an important skill. Clear directions – both written and verbal – are given with each assignment. Directions should be followed the first time they are given.
Overall, the students who pay attention to details and check their work carefully and consistently earn higher scores on their assignments. Encourage your child to take the time to complete quality work.
Bring in your labels!
Please collect Box Tops! We also collect Prang labels and Ticonderoga/Dixon UPC codes. These earn money for the school.