Announcements and Daily Homework

Welcome to 2nd Grade, Room 112
INFORMATION & HOMEWORK 

Our 1st Yoga/Mindfulness class will be Thursday, March 7th.
The next four yoga classes will be
March 14th, March 21st, March 28th & April 4th.
 Children should wear their Gym uniform to school these days.


Social Studies Government test is on Wednesday, March 13th.
The students brought home their textbooks, review packet, writing pages and a practice test we completed together in class. 
 All these things will be useful in preparing for the test.

SPELLING : This week's spelling pattern focuses on controlled R words, spelled air, oar, are, ore..


The students should complete any combination of activities that total 5 points.  These are to be completed 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:  This week's fluency passage will stay at school and be completed with me.

 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: 
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.

 

* 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.