Announcements and Daily Homework

Welcome to 2nd Grade, Room 112

Our class is in need of more jumbo glue sticks.  We use these daily with our Interactive Reading Notebooks.  Please send some in to school with your child when you are able.

Our class will go to the Book Fair on
 Thursday, November 15th @ 2:00.
Please send money with your child on Thursday 
if you want them to purchase a book.

Monday, November 19th is our Field Trip
to Beverly Arts Center to see a play.  
We will be back to school before lunch.

SOCIAL STUDIES: The Early American Project is due on Thursday, November 15th.  The students brought home the directions and 2 sheets of printing paper to write their final copy on.   I look forward to hearing them read their story to the class along with either a costume or diorama.  Neatness and creativity count so they should plan ahead and do their best work.

RELIGION - Room 112 will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, November 17th @ 11 AM in the church.  I am sending home a sheet with all the details and information to help you feel prepared and informed for this sacrament.  Please continue to practice the Act of Contrition each night at home.  We pray it together each day before lunch.  

SPELLING : This week's spelling pattern focuses on the long A sound spelled several ways: ay, ei, ai, a_e, ea.

The students choose any 3 activities from the Spelling Menu 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: Students will keep their fluency binder at school this week.  They will read the passage independently, with me and with small groups.  We will complete the questions in class as well.

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.