Announcements and Daily Homework

WELCOME TO 2ND GRADE!

Our Social Studies test on Communities
will be Thursday, May 17th.  Please use the textbook, vocabulary list, Chapter Review, activity packet, File folder project and study guide to help your child prepare.

INFORMATION & HOMEWORK
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READING: Our story is FIreflies by Julie Brickloe.  Grammar focus is on Homophones. Literature focus is on determining the author's purpose: Persuede, Inform or Entertain. Also, finding cause and effect relationships.

Fluency Passage -
Follow these steps: 
1. 
They read the whole passage silently to themselves.
2. Then an adult times them reading it aloud for one minute. They do not need to read all the way through in one minute.  The goal is to increase speed over time, build comprehension and for their reading to become more fluent like talking.
3. Record the number of words read in one minute, minus any mistakes.
4. Next reread the passage together with an adult or older sibling, clarify any difficult word meanings or pronunciations. It is helpful for someone to model how the reading should sound.
5. Finally, answer at least 2 questions on the back page each night.  All questions and directions should be completed by Friday.
 * The binder, with their passage and completed questions, are due on Friday.


SPELLING:  This week's list continues with dipthongs,  OI and OY vowel pairs.
Study the 10 pattern words and the 5 word wall words.  They will also be given 10 new pattern words to spell. The regular list words count toward 75 percent of their grade, 20 percent of their grade will be from the new pattern words, and 5 percent of their grade will come from their weekly homework assignments.



* The Daily Behavior Chart should stay inside your child's folder, do not remove it.  Each week they will get a new chart.
* Remember to send your child with a small, healthy snack each day to eat in the morning, even Tuesdays when they have Hot Lunch.
* We have gym on Mondays and Fridays, Library is on Thursday.