Announcements and Daily Homework

Welcome to 2nd Grade, Room 112

The Christmas Concert is
 Wednesday, December 12th @ 7PM in the church.
Students should dress up in their Christmas best! 
Please arrive by 6:45.  Students should meet in our classroom.
Parents can find a seat in church.

Thursday, December 13th, the primary grades will be having a Grinch Day.  
The students should wear green this dress down day.  
We will be visiting other classrooms for stories and activities.

SPELLING : This week's spelling pattern focuses on the sounds of Y.

The students choose any combination of activities from the Spelling Menu that total 5 points to complete in their Spelling Journal by Friday. If they do an activity that is not written on paper, a parent can simply write the name of the activity they did with their signature. 

The Spelling test is Friday on all 15 words.  They will also be tested on an additional 10 words they have not seen but that follow the spelling pattern practiced throughout the week. 

Regular list words count for 70% of their grade, new pattern words count for 20% of their grade and homework counts as 10% of their grade.

FLUENCY:   Reading & timing the fluency passage should be nightly homework.  Return the completed passage &  questions on Friday.  The students will receive a new passage to read the following Monday.

Fluency Passage -
Follow these steps: 
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.


* 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.