Week of October 1st
Happy October- Fall is in the air. I hope everyone had a good time if they went to homecoming and a great weekend. It looks like the weather has finally turned so we will have cooler classrooms. The building will take awhile to cool off, therefore students may wear shorts this week.
On Wednesdays I ask that parents please sign their child’s planner
Students may wear shorts this week
We will be having a special mass on Sunday, October 21st at 10:00 for the 2nd grade. Look for more information to follow. I hope everyone can attend
For the rest of the week, the info to know is as follows:
Math- We will continue working on Chapter 2; Numbers to 1,000. There will be Math homework Monday- Thursday. It looks like we will have the Chapter 2 test tentatively Wednesday October 10th. Please continue to practice addition/subtraction with your child.
Spelling- The Spelling words for this week are as follows: ball, walk, wall,fall, talk , chalk, all, call, tall, small, warm, mother, new, keep, and myself. If children use capital letters inappropriately, or write letters backwards, the word will be marked wrong. Homework on Monday is 4X each.
Reading- The students will be reading The Ugly Duckling and Duck. The students should read Duck for homework on Wednesday. Every Friday, the kids will take a vocabulary/comprehension quiz that I will take for a grade out of 10 points. Along with our weekly quizzes, we will also be doing 1 extended response question. The children and I will be doing these together for a while. You will start to see the acronym SLAM. The accelerated reading program kicks off this week. Students are required to pass 4 tests each month (70% or higher.) Students can take quizzes before or after school in the library, or in our room during reading class. The kids are really excited about this. Reading each and every night will help your child prepare. I will be taking a grade each month for AR. If students pass 4 tests in a month, they will earn 40/40. If they only pass 3 tests, their score will be 30/40 and so on. Bookadventure.com is a great FREE site where kids can take practice tests.
Religion- We will be working on Chapter 4; We Praise and thank God. The students have the Act of Contrition stapled in their take home folders. We ask that you please practice this at home each night as they need to learn this for their First Reconciliation.
Language Arts- We will begin working on Nouns and the different types
Social Studies-Everyone did well on the Unit 1 test- keep up the good work! We will be starting Unit 2 Our Earth
Science- We will continue working on Living Things
Please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Looking forward to a great week ahead