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    April 27-May 1
     

    Create-an-Insect assignment: The students did an amazing job.  I enjoyed looking at all of the diagrams and reading through the responses.  Please have your child click ‘Mark as done’ so I can give them credit.  😊

     
    Reading / Writing:  Please remind your child to read the instructions before beginning the ‘Truly Great Thing’ project.   The assignment is a recycling art project. 


    Math: This will be the last week of fractions. Next week, students will review telling time.   

     
    Related Arts:  Students are required to complete 1 Related Arts assignment each week.  This week will be an Art assignment.  Next week will be Music. 


    Science Extra:  I have added extra activities if your child is interested.  The activities are optional and do not need to be completed.  


    End of the school year:  District Administrators are working on the details for the end of the school year.  We should hear something within the next two weeks.  

     

     

    April 20-24

    Google Classroom assignments:  Google Classroom experienced a number of glitches over the weekend.  Google believes they have resolved the issue.  If you have problems opening documents, videos, or websites please email me.

    Reading / Writing:  Please remind your child to read the instructions before beginning ‘Be an Entomologist - CREATE-AN-INSECT’ assignment.   The assignment will take multiple days to complete.  Your child will find 3 separate documents to use, along with an informational video about types of insects.  Students can print the documents or use paper and pencil.

    Math: Please contact me is you are not able to open the video or documents.  I will be happy to email them to you.  

    Related Arts:  Reminder students are required to complete 1 Related Arts assignment each week.  This week will be a Music assignment.  Next week will be Art. 

     

    April 13-17

    Google Classroom assignments:  Students will have 4 Math and 4 Reading assignments to complete this week, as well as a P.E. assignment.  I have provided answer keys for most assignments.   Students will check their own work and then click, ‘MARK AS DONE’ after completion.  Google Classroom will notify me once your child clicks, ‘MARK AS DONE’.   Assignments will go live on Sunday @ 6:00 pm if your child wants to get started.  Please continue to email me with questions.  I am here to help you and your child be successful. 

    Related Arts:  Students will have 1 Related Arts assignment each week.  This week will be a P.E. assignment.  Next week will be a Music assignment. 

    Extended learning:  Don’t forget you can find additional links on my web page to help extend your child’s learning.  Moby Max has activities in all academic areas.  Epic has great leveled books that students can read or listen to. 

     

    April 6-10

    Students will begin Distance Learning (online) this week.

    Google Classroom assignments:  Beginning on Monday, please have your child log on to Google classroom, click on ‘MRS YUNKER 2nd GRADE’.  Once your child is in the classroom, they are click on ‘CLASSWORK’ at the top of the page.  All the assignments for this week are listed.  Three assignments in math and three in reading.  Once your child completes an assignment, click ‘TURN IN’.  Students are to complete all 6 assignments by Friday evening.  This week’s assignments are simple in order to allow students the opportunity to get use to navigating google classroom and other sites.   

     

    Supplies needed for Google Assignments:  You will notice some assignments are in a pdf.  You may choose to print the assignment or your child may use pencil / paper to solve the answers.   I do not need to see your child's completed work.  Clicking 'TURN IN' notifies me the assignment is complete.  

     

    Username / Passwords I emailed your child’s username and password.  If you need another copy, please email me. 

     

    E-learning packet: Please email me to confirm your child completed the packet sent home on March 13.  Thank you to parents the have emailed the confirmation.  

     

    Educational Links:  Don’t forget you can find additional links on my web page to help extend your child’s learning.  Moby Max has activities in all academic areas.  Epic has great leveled books that students can read or listen to. 

     

    Access to a computer / laptop:  If you still need a chrome book please call 937-669-6311 to see if there are any available.

     

    Office Hours:  Please be patient.  I am learning Google Classroom just like the students.  If your child is unable to access the assignment or a link please email me.  My office hours will be from 10:00 - 12:00 Mon. - Fri.  I will respond to emails immediately during those hours.  I will respond to emails sent outside my office hours as quick as possible.  

     

    March 30 - April 3 

    Students will begin Distance Learning (online) beginning April 6.  The Governor has extended school closures until May 1. Grades 2-12 will using Google Classroom to display assignments and track who has completed them.  I will send you an email on Thursday describing how to help your child ‘JOIN’ my Google Classroom. 

    Username / Passwords:  I emailed your child’s username and password last week.  If you need another copy, please email me. 

    Access to a computer / laptop:  Please call 937-669-6311 if your child needs a chrome book to complete their school work.  

    E-learning packet: Students are to finish the packet sent home on Friday Mar. 13. Please email and let me know your child has completed the packet.  I will be putting a completion grade in the grade book. 

    Zoom.us:  Zoom is an online video conference site approved my the school district.  My goal is to schedule a live chat with students sometime next week.  I’ll send you an email with the details on Monday. 

    Google Classroom assignments: The assignments will not begin until April 6.  The plan is to keep the assignments simple at first.  It’s important to give students time to get use to using online learning.

    Educational Links:  Don’t forget you can find additional links on my web page to help extend your child’s learning.  Moby Max has activities in all academic areas.  Epic has great leveled books that students can read or listen to.   

     

     

     

    March 23 - 27 SPRING BREAK

     

    March 16-20 E-learning packet

     

    March 9- 13

    Biography Project – Students with the first name beginning with A-I will present on Mar. 17 and J-Z will present on Mar. 18.

     

    Pennies for Patients (Mar. 2 – 18) – Your child has a copy of the events. 

    Mon. – Thurs. – Raffle tickets .25 each.  (prizes: $30 Get AIR, $20 DQ, Virtual reality headset, Science experiment kits, and variety of prize baskets).

    Tuesday – $1.00 to stay after school for OPEN GYM (3:30 – 4:15).  A permission slip will go home Monday and MUST be signed / returned to stay after school. 

    Wednesday – $1.00 for ice cream sundae.

     

    Specials:

    Monday – Music

    Tuesday – P.E

    Wednesday – Library

    Thursday – Art

    Friday – Music

     

    Reading:

    Theme: Pennies for Patients

    Guided Reading – Finishing leveled Reading projects.

    Independent Read – Students will be reading / taking at least 1 AR quiz each week. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA, EE, OA/OW, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, IR/UR, ER, PH, KN, WR, ION, TION / SION.  Intro. ‘ui’, ‘au’.

     

    Spelling: List 21 UI, AU

     

    Math:

    Chapter 7- Coins and Clocks. 

    DATE CHANGE Ch. 7 assessment will be on Mar. 16

     

    Dates to remember:

    Mar. 17, 18 – Biography presentations

    Mar. 21-29  Spring Break

    Mar. 31 – Reading Log due

     

    Right to Read Week!

    March 2 - 6

    Biography Project – Your child has a rough draft (green) and final copy of the written portion of the project in their take-home folder.  The final copy is due on your child’s presentation day.  Students with the first name beginning with A-I will present on Mar. 17 and J-Z will present on Mar. 18.

     

    Right to Read Week (Mar. 2-6)– Your child has a copy of the events for this week.

     

    Pennies for Patients (Mar. 2 – 18) – Your child has a copy of the events.

    Tuesday – Donate a $1.00 to participate in fun activities in the gym.

    Wednesday – Donate change.  The class with the heaviest amount of change will win a BIG prize.

    Thursday – Donate .50 for popcorn and a (short) movie.

    Friday – Make any donation and wear your favorite sports attire.  The class with the most participants will when a prize. 

     

    Specials:

    Monday – Art

    Tuesday – Music

    Wednesday – P.E

    Thursday – Library

    Friday – Art

     
    Reading:

    Theme:  Right to Read Week

    Guided Reading – Continue leveled Reading projects.

    Independent Read – Students will be reading / taking at least 1 AR quiz each week. 

    Teacher Read – 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and other Dr. Suess books

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA, EE, OA/OW, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, IR/UR, ER, PH, KN, WR, ION.  Intro. ‘tion / sion’


    Spelling: List 20 tion  / sion

     

    Math:

    Chapter 7- Coins and Clocks. 

    Tentative assessment date Mar. 11

     
    Dates to remember:

    Mar. 2–6 Penny’s for Patience

    Mar. 2–6 Right to Read Week

    Mar. 6 Muffins for Moms

    Mar. 17, 18 – Biography presentations

    Mar. 21-29  Spring Break

    Mar. 31 – Reading Log due

     

     

     

    Feb. 24-28

    February Reading Log is due Friday.

     

    Biography Project – You will find the Biography Project packet in your child’s take-home folder.  Please read through the packet with your child.  This is a project that will be completed at home.  Your child will need to decide on a famous person by Friday Feb. 28th.  I will send home the written portion of the project on Friday.  Students will first names beginning with A-I will present their project on Mar. 17.  Students with first name beginning with J-Z will present on Mar. 18. 

     

    Right to Read Week (Mar. 2-6)– Please let me know if you are interested in reading to the class from 2:15 – 2:45 during Right to Read week.  You will supply your own book.  Let me know what day works best for you. 

     

    Specials:

    Monday – Art

    Tuesday – Music

    Wednesday – P.E

    Thursday – Library

    Friday – Art

     

    Reading:

    Theme:  Perseverance

    Guided Reading – Continue leveled Reading projects.

    Independent Read – Students will be reading / taking at least 1 AR quiz each week. 

    Teacher ReadCatch the Moon and Salt in His Shoes

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA, EE, OA/OW, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, IR/UR, ER, PH, KN, WR.  Intro. ‘ion’ (onion, million)

     

    Spelling: List 19– kn, wr, ion.

     

    Writing: Biography project – Famous person’s name due by Feb. 28th

     

    Math:

    Chapter 7- Coins and Clocks. 

    Tentative assessment date Mar. 11

     

    Dates to remember:

    Feb. 27 – Super Citizen breakfast / Kona Ice

    Feb. 27 – Jump Rope for Heart $ due

    Feb. 28 – Reading Logs due

    Mar. 2–6 Penny’s for Patience

    Mar. 2–6 Right to Read Week

    Mar. 6 Muffins for Moms

    Mar. 17, 18 – Biography presentations

    Mar. 21-29  Spring Break

     

    Feb. 10-13

    Kindness Celebration (Valentine party) – Students will have a Valentine celebration during the afternoon of Feb. 13.  Students may bring in a Valentine box and cards for classmates.  A list of student names were sent home last week. 

     

    Specials:

    Monday – Music

    Tuesday – P.E

    Wednesday – Library

    Thursday – Art

    Friday – NO SCHOOL

    Monday – NO SCHOOL

     

    Reading:

    Theme:  Kindness Counts

    Guided Reading – Leveled Reading projects.

    Independent Read – Students will be reading / taking at least 1 AR quiz each week. 

    Teacher Read – Valentine theme books

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA, EE, OA/OW, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, IR/UR, ER, PH, KN, WR. 

     

    Spelling: List 18– Ph, Kn, Wr.  (2 week list – test will be on Feb. 20)

     

    Writing:

    Valentine theme

     

    Math:

    Chapter 6 – Three digit Addition / Subtraction

    Chapter 6 test tentatively scheduled for Feb. 19

     

    Dates to remember:

    Feb. 13 – Valentine cards and box due (optional)

    Feb. 13 – Kindness Celebration (Valentine’s party – no parents needed)

    Feb. 13 – Parent / Teacher Conferences

    Feb. 14 – No School (Teacher in-service)

    Feb. 17 – No School (Presidents Day)

    Feb. 18, 19:  2nd Grade Cogat testing

    Feb. 28 – Super Citizen breakfast

    Feb. 29 – Kona Ice

     

     

    Feb. 3-7

    Kindness Celebration (Valentine party) – Students will have a small Valentine celebration during the afternoon of Feb. 13 (no parents needed).  Students may bring in Valentine cards for classmates.  Cards are optional but if your child chooses to bring in cards, they must have a card for every students. I will send the list home with students. 

    AR quizzes – Students will have 2 fiction story books to read for AR quizzes this week.  Please remind students to read the stories more than once before attempting a quiz.  Overall quiz scores have been low.  There are a number of students attempting to read difficult nonfiction or chapter books, then scoring poorly on the quizzes.  If you notice your child reading a book well above their reading level, please stop them and we will return the book to the library.  The purpose of an AR quiz is to check comprehension and vocabulary knowledge. 

     

    Specials:

    Monday – Music

    Tuesday – P.E

    Wednesday –. Library

    Thursday – Art

    Friday – Music

     

    Reading:

    Theme:  Spring Coming Soon?  Groundhog Predictions

    Guided Reading – Leveled Reading projects.

    Independent Read – Students will be reading / taking at least 1 AR quiz each week. 

    Teacher Read –Cont’ Henry’s Freedom Box and other Underground Railroad themed books. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA, EE, OA/OW, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, IR/UR ‘ER’. 

     

    Spelling: List 17 – homophones (words that sound the same but with different spelling / meaning)

     

    Writing:

    Conjunctions

    Using evidence to support an opinion

    Homophones (ex. meet, meat, one, won…)

     

    Math:

    Chapter 6 – Three digit Addition / Subtraction

    Chapter 6 test tentatively scheduled for Feb. 19

     

    Dates to remember:

    Feb. 13 – Valentine cards due (optional)

    Feb. 13 – Kindness Celebration (Valentine’s party – no parents needed)

    Feb. 13 – Parent / Teacher Conferences

    Feb. 14 – No School (Teacher in-service)

    Feb. 17 – No School (Presidents Day)

    Feb. 28 - Super Citizen Breakfast

    Feb. 29 - Kona Ice

    Mar. 20 - Super Citizen Breakfast

    Mar. 20 - Kona Ice

    Mar. 21-29 SPRING BREAK

     

     

    Jan. 27-31

     

    Specials:

    Monday – Art

    Tuesday – Music

    Wednesday – P.E.

    Thursday – Library

    Friday – Art


    Reading:

    Guided Reading – Leveled Reading projects.

    Independent Read – Students will be reading / taking at least 1 AR quiz each week. 

    Teacher Read – Henry’s Freedom Box. We will focus on the ‘mood’ of a story through phrases and vocabulary used by the author.  We will review possessive nouns, pronouns, and introduction conjunctions.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA, EE, OA/OW, OI/OY, AI/AY/EIGH, IGH, IR/UR.  Intro. ‘er’ and open / closed syllables

     


    Spelling: List 16 ‘er’ and open / closed syllables

     

    Writing:

    Pronouns

    Conjunctions

    Using evidence to support an opinion

     

    Math: Chapter 5 - Subtraction within 100

    Chapter 5 test will be Tuesday January 28th

    Chapter 6 – Three digit Addition / Subtraction

     
    Dates to remember:

    Jan. 29 – Broadway Students perform at THS basketball game (7:30 arrival time)

    Jan. 31 – Super Citizen Breakfast

    Feb. 13 – Valentine cards due (optional)

    Feb. 13 – Kindness Celebration (Valentine’s party – no parents needed)

    Feb. 13 – Parent / Teacher Conferences

    Feb. 14 – No School (Teacher in-service)

    Feb. 17 – No School (Presidents Day)

     

    Jan. 21-24

     

    Jan. 13-17

    Kona Ice Friday – Students may bring in $3 - $5 to purchase Kona Ice. 

    Performing at the THS basketball game Jan. 29 – please return PINK form if your child plans to attend.

     

    Specials:

    Monday – Library

    Tuesday – Art

    Wednesday – Music

    Thursday – P.E.

    Friday – Library

     

    Reading:

    Guided Reading – Individual reading assessments will continue through Jan. 17th. 

    Independent Reads – Rev. choosing a ‘just right’ book and students will be expected to complete at least 1 AR quiz each week. 

    Teacher Read – Continue the story Akiak (Iditarod race)

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA, EE, OA/OW, OI/OY, AI/AY.  Intro.  eigh (long a), igh (long i)

     

    Spelling: List 14 eigh / igh

     

    Writing:  Continue

    Rev. proof reading sentences for proper mechanics. 

    Rev. contractions

    Intro. possessive nouns (dog’s bone)

     

    Math: Chapter 5 - Subtraction within 100

    This week – 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6  I encourage students to complete the homework review for each lesson (optional).

    Chapter 5 test is tentatively scheduled for January 28th

     

    Dates to remember:

    Jan. 17 – Pretzel Day

    Jan. 17 – Kona Ice day (cost $3 – $5)

    Jan. 17 – quarter grades are viewable

    Jan. 20 – No school MLK Day

    Jan. 29 – Broadway Students perform at THS basketball game

    Jan. 31 – Super Citizen Breakfast @ lunch recess

    Feb. 13 – Valentine cards due (optional)

    Feb. 13 – Kindness Celebration (Valentine’s party – no parents needed)

    Feb. 13 – Parent / Teacher Conferences

    Feb. 14 – No School (Teacher in-service)

    Feb. 17 – No School (Presidents Day)

     

     

     

    January 6 - 10

    I want to welcome Madilynne O. to our class.  We are excited to meet her on Monday. 

     

    Specials:

    *Please check your child’s daily planner for this week’s schedule.

     

    Theme: Happy New Year!

     

    Reading: December Reading Logs due January 6.

    Guided Reading – Individual reading assessments will continue through Jan. 17th. 

    Independent Reads – Rev. choosing a ‘just right’ book and students will be expected to complete at least 1 AR quiz each week. 

    Teacher Read – Akiak (Iditarod race)

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA, EE, OA/OW, OI/OY.  Intro. AI/AY

     
    Spelling: List 13 ai, ay  (also located on my webpage)

     

    Writing:

    Rev. proof reading sentences for proper mechanics. 

    Rev. contractions

    Intro. possessive nouns (dog’s bone)

     

    Math: Chapter 5 - Subtraction within 100

    This week - 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.  I encourage students to complete the homework review for each lesson (optional).


    Dates to remember:

    Jan. 6 – return to school

    Jan. 6 – Reading Log due

    Jan. 10 – 2nd quarter ends

    Jan. 17 – Pretzel Day

    Jan. 17 – quarter grades are viewable

    Jan. 20 – No school MLK Day

    Jan. 26 – Broadway Students perform at THS basketball game (details soon)

    Jan. 31 – Super Citizen Breakfast and Kona Ice @ lunch recess

     

     

    Dec. 16-20

    Music Program: Email me for details

    *Send your child to the classroom immediately upon your arrival.  Please pick them up from the classroom after the program (safety protocol).  


    Gift Exchange:  The Gift Exchange will be Thursday (12/19) afternoon.  Boys will purchase a gift for a boy and girls will purchase a gift for a girl.  Please keep the price between $5 to $8.  Suggested gifts are craft items, puzzles, activity books, mind challenge items. 

     

    Specials:

    Mon. – Library (MUSIC Program practice)

    Tues. – Art (MUSIC Program practice)

    Wed. – Music

    Thurs. – P.E. (tennis shoes)

    Fri. – no specials

     

    Theme: It’s the holiday season!

     

    Reading: December Reading Logs due January 6.

    Guided Reading – Individual reading assessments will begin this week through Jan. 17th. 

    Teacher Read – I will cont’ reading different holiday legends from St. Nicholas, candy canes, poinsettia, Christmas etc. with a focus on the origin of family traditions, rev. story elements, cause / effect.   

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA, EE, OA/OW, OI/OY.  

     
    Spelling: NO SPELLING

     

    Math: Holiday Math fun!

     
    Dates to remember:

    Dec. 17 – 2nd grade Holiday music program (6:30 w/ doors open @ 6:00)

    Dec. 20 – Holiday party (10:00 – 11:00)

    Dec. 21- Jan. 5 Christmas Break

    Jan. 6 – return to school

    Jan. 10 – 2nd quarter ends

    Jan. 17 – quarter grades are available to view 

    Jan. 20 – No school MLK Day

     

     

     

    Dec. 9 - 13

    Monday:  red/green or any holiday items

    Tuesday:  favorite sports team           

    Wednesday:  workout gear

    Thursday:  crazy socks

    Friday:  flannel day

     

    CORRECTION to Mrs. Smith’s Update – 2nd grade Music Program is on Dec. 17.  Mrs. Smith had a different date. 

     

    Gift Exchange:  The class will be doing a Gift Exchange this year.  Boys will purchase a gift for a boy and girls will purchase a gift for a girl.  Please keep the price between $5 to $8.  Suggested gifts are craft items, puzzles, activity books, mind challenge items.  More details will go home Monday. 

     

    Specials:

    Mon. – P.E. (tennis shoes)

    Tues. – Library

    Wed. – Art

    Thurs. – Music

    Fri. – P.E. (tennis shoes)

     

    Theme: The many legends of the holiday season

     

    Reading: December Reading Logs due January 6.

    Guided Reading - leveled books and holiday themed articles

    Teacher Read – I will be reading many different holiday legends from St. Nicholas, candy canes, poinsettia, Christmas etc. with a focus on the origin of family traditions, rev. story elements, cause / effect.   

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU/OW, EA, EE, OA/OW, OI/OY.  Intro. NK

     
    Spelling: List 12 _nk

     

    Math:  Chapter 4 Adding double digit numbers.  Chapter test is scheduled for Friday Dec. 13.  

     

    Social Studies: People and cultures with the focus on ancestry.

     
    Dates to remember:

    Dec. 17 – 2nd grade Holiday music program (6:30 w/ doors opening @ 6:00)

    Dec. 20 – Holiday party (10:00 – 11:00)

    Dec. 21- Jan. 5 Christmas Break

    Jan. 6 – return to school

    Jan. 10 – 2nd quarter ends

    Jan. 17 – quarter grades are viewable

    Jan. 20 – No school MLK Day

     

     

    December 2 - 6

    Kona Ice – Students may choose to purchase Kona Ice during lunch recess on Friday Dec. 6.  The price ranges from $3 - $5. 

    Specials:

    Mon. – Music

    Tues. – P.E. (tennis shoes)

    Wed. – Library

    Thurs. – Art

    Fri. – Music

     

    Theme: The Joys of December

     

    Reading: December Reading Logs will be sent home Monday.

    Guided Reading - leveled books and holiday themed articles

    Teacher ReadThe Legend of the Poinsettia focusing on the origin of family traditions, rev. story elements, cause / effect and rev. of past tense.    

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU, OW, EA, EE, OA / OW. Intro. OI / OY

     

    Spelling: List 11 oi / oy

     

    Math:  Chapter 4 Adding double digit numbers.  Chapter test is scheduled for Friday Dec. 13. 

     

    Social Studies: People and cultures with the focus on ancestry.

     

    Dates to remember:

    Dec. 6 – Super Citizen Breakfast (8:45 – 9:10)

    Dec. 6 – Kona Ice during lunch recess

    Dec. 17 – 2nd grade Holiday music program (details soon)

    Dec. 20 – Holiday party (10:00 – 11:00)

    Dec. 21- Jan. 5 Christmas Break

    Jan. 6 – return to school

    Jan. 10 – 2nd quarter ends

    Jan. 17 – quarter grades are viewable

    Jan. 20 – No school MLK Day

     

    Nov. 25, 26

    *Ancestry project due this week

    *November Reading Logs due this week

     (A grade will be given for both)

     
    Specials:

    Mon. – Library

    Tues. – Art

    Wed. – no school

    Thurs. – no school

    Fri. – no school

     

    Theme:  GIVING THANKS!

     

    Reading:   November Reading Logs due Tuesday Nov. 26. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU, OW, EA, EE.  Intro. OA / OW (long o)

     
    Spelling: NO Spelling this week

     

    Math:  Chapter 4 Introduction to adding double digit numbers.  A practice packet will come home Tuesday.  It is optional, do not return. 

     

    Social Studies: People and cultures with the focus on ancestry.


    Dates to remember:

    Nov. 25 – Ancestry project due

    Nov. 26 – November Reading Logs due 

    Nov. 27-30 Thanksgiving Break

    Dec. 17 – 2nd grade Holiday music program (6:30)

    Dec. 20 – Holiday party (10:00 – 11:00)

    Dec. 21- Jan. 5 Christmas Break

    Jan. 6 – return to school

    Jan. 10 – 2nd quarter ends

    Jan. 17 – quarter grade access

    Jan. 20 – No school MLK Day

     

    Nov. 11 - 15

    Specials:

    Mon. – P.E. (tennis shoes)

    Tues. – Library 

    Wed. – Art  (oversized Art shirt)

    Thurs. – Music

    Fri. – P.E.

     

    *** Donate $1.00 for Jr. Diabetes Awareness Day and wear PJs on Thursday Nov. 14th. ***

     

    Theme:  Gobble, Gobble!  All about turkeys!

     

    ReadingGuided Reading – over the last 2 weeks, students were working on themed reading.  Students will be back to leveled reading, focusing on individualized skills. 

    Teacher read – themed stories

    ****November Reading Logs due Nov. 26.**** 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU, OW, EA, EE.  Intro. OA / OW (long o)

     

    Spelling: List 10 oa / ow

    Reminder, all spelling lists are posted on my webpage.  If your child is absent on Monday, please print the list from my webpage.

     

    Math:  Chapter 3  test scheduled for Nov. 12th

    Chapter 4 Introduction to adding double digit numbers

     

    Science: Life Science: turkeys

    Social Studies: People and cultures with the focus on ancestry.

     

    Dates to remember:

    Nov. 25 – Ancestry project due (grade is given)

    Nov. 26 – November Reading Logs due (grade is given)

    Nov. 27-30 Thanksgiving Break

    Dec. 17 – 2nd grade Holiday music program

    Dec. 20 – Holiday party (A.M.) and last day before break

    Dec. 21- Jan. 5 Christmas Break

    Jan. 6 – return to school

    Jan. 10 – 2nd quarter ends

    Jan. 17 – quarter grades ready to be viewed 

    Jan. 20 – No school MLK Day

     

    Nov. 4 - 8

     

    Specials:

    Mon. – Music

    Tues. – P.E. (tennis shoes)

    Wed. – Library

    Thurs. – Art

    Fri. – Music

     

    Theme:  What a hoot!  Study of owls

     

    Reading: Guided Reading.

    Teacher read – character description, vocabulary, rev. of nouns / verbs / adjectives.

    November Reading Logs will go home Monday. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO, EW, OU, OW.  Intro. EA, EE.

     

    Spelling: List 9 ‘ea’ and ‘ee’

    Reminder I post all spelling lists on my webpage.  If your child is absent on Monday, please print the list from my webpage.

     

    Math:  Chapter 3 – Using patterns and strategies to find the sum or differences for basic facts. 

    (doubles, sum, differences, addends, number sentence, related facts, count on / back, bar model).

    Chapter test scheduled for Nov. 12th. 

     

    Science: Life Science: Season changes and effects on living things

    -  Focus on pumpkins, bats and owls

     

    Dates to remember:

    Nov. 5 – Election Day (Renewal Levy – no new taxes)

    Nov. 26 – November Reading Logs due

    Nov. 27-30 Thanksgiving Break

    Dec. 17 – 2nd grade Holiday music program

    Dec. 20 – Holiday party and last day before break

    Dec. 21- Jan. 5 Christmas Break

    Jan. 6 – return to school

    Jan. 10 – 2nd quarter ends

    Jan. 17 – quarter grades are viewable

    Jan. 20 – No school MLK Day

     

     

    Oct. 21 - 25

    White T-shirt:  Please send in a clean white t-shirt (if not already done so) for our bat project.  Students will create a bat shirt to wear on Oct. 31st.  I will begin the project on Thursday. 

    Specials:

    Mon. – Library

    Tues. – Art  (need an oversized shirt)

    Wed. – Music

    Thurs. – P.E. (tennis shoes)

    Fri. – Library

     

    Theme:  Going Batty!

     

    Reading: child will begin bringing home leveled book(s) once or twice a week.  Please listen to your child read and then return the book the next day. 

    Teacher Read - themed books.  This week's focus on vocabulary, comprehension, adjectives, text to text connections and text to self connections, and compare  / contrast. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR, OO.  Intro. ‘EW’ and rev. long vowel silent ‘e’ 


    Spelling: List 7 ‘ew’

    Reminder I post all spelling lists on my webpage.  If your child is absent on Monday, please print the list from my webpage.

     

    Math:  Chapter 3 – Using patterns and strategies to find the sum or differences for basic facts. 

    (doubles, sum, differences, addends, number sentence, related facts, count on / back, bar model).

    Chapter test tentatively scheduled for Nov. 15th. 

     

    Science: Life Science: Season changes and effects on living things

    Focus on pumpkins, bats and owls.


    Dates to remember:

    Oct. 18 – 1st quarter ends

    Oct. 25 – Quarter grades are accessible .

    Oct. 31 – Halloween Party (time TBA)

    Nov. 5 – Election Day (Renewal Levy – no new taxes)

    Nov. 27-30 Thanksgiving Break

    Dec. 17 – 2nd grade Holiday music program

    Dec. 20 – Holiday party and last day before break

    Dec. 21- Jan. 5 Christmas Break

    Jan. 6 – return to school

    Jan. 10 – 2nd quarter ends

    Jan. 17 – Quarter grades are accessible 

    Jan. 20 – No school MLK Day

     

     

     

    Oct. 14 - 17

    Parent lunch day – Our day is Monday.  If you want to shop at the Scholastic Bookfair with your child, please be at school by 11:15.  You will have 30 minutes to shop before eating lunch at 11:45.  If you can not attend the bookfair, your child may purchase books during Library time on Monday as well. 

    Student-led Conferences – Your conference time reminder can be found in your child’s planner.  Please make sure your child attends the conference. 

    NO SCHOOL Friday 10/18 - Teacher In-service

     

    Specials:

    Mon. – Library

    Tues. – Art

    Wed. – Music

    Thurs. – P.E.

    Fri. –No school

     

    Theme:  Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!

     

    Reading: Guilded Reading - Your child will begin bringing home leveled book(s) once or twice a week.  Please listen to your child read and then return the book the next day. 

    Teacher Read - themed books.  This week's focus on vocabulary, comprehension, plural rules, common / proper nouns.  

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW, AR, OR.  Intro. ‘OO’

     

    Spelling: List 6 OO

     

    Math:  Chapter 2: Numbers to 1,000 (place value, expanded form, number name, counting forward and backward, skip count by 10s / 100s, and greater/less than.  Please practice counting by 1’s forward and backward numbers up to 1,000 AND skip counting by 100’s and 10’s to 1,000.

    **Chapter 2 assessment will be Oct. 17**

     

    Science: Life Science: Season changes and effects on living things

    - Focus on pumpkins, bats and owls

     

    Dates to remember:

    Oct. 14 – Parent lunch day @ 11:15 (Scholastic Bookfair) @ 11:45 (lunch)

    Oct. 14-17 Fall Conferences

    Oct. 18 – No School: Teacher in-service

    Oct. 31 – Halloween Party (time TBA)

    Nov. 5 – Election Day (Renewal Levy – no new taxes)

    Nov. 27-30 Thanksgiving Break

     

     

    October 7 - 11

    Donuts with Dad – Friday Oct. 11 @ 8:15

    Parent lunch day – Monday Oct. 14 @ 11:45

     

    Specials:

    Mon. – P.E.

    Tues. – Library

    Wed. – Art

    Thurs. – Music

    Fri. – P.E.

     

    Theme:  Fire Safety

     

    Reading: Guided Reading begins this week.  Your child will begin bringing home leveled book(s) once or twice a week.  Please listen to your child read and then return the book the next day. 

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING, ALL, AW.  Intro. ‘AR’ and ‘OR’


    Spelling: List 5 ‘ar’ and ‘or’

     

    Math:  Chapter 2: Numbers to 1,000 (place value, expanded form, number name, counting forward and backward, skip count by 10s / 100s, and greater/less than.  Please practice counting by 1’s forward and backward numbers up to 1,000 AND skip counting by 100’s and 10’s to 1,000.

    **Chapter 2 assessment will be Oct. 16**

     

    Science: Life Science: Season changes and effects on living things with a focus on bats and owls

     

    Dates to remember:

    Oct. 11 – Donuts for Dad (or guest)

    Oct. 14 – Parent lunch day @ 11:45

    Oct. 14-17 Fall Conferences

    Oct. 18 – No School: Teacher in-service

    Oct. 31 – Halloween Party (time TBA)

    Nov. 5 – Election Day (Renewal Levy – no new taxes)

    Nov. 27-30 Thanksgiving Break

     

    Sept. 30 - Oct. 4

    Specials:

    Mon. – Music

    Tues. – P.E.

    Wed. – Library

    Thurs. – Art

    Fri. – Music

     

    Theme:  Autumn

     

    Reading: Guided Reading -  Your child will begin bringing home leveled book(s) once or twice a week.  Please listen to your child read and then return the book the next day. 

    Rev. Author’s purpose, continue Common / Proper nouns.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING.  Introduce ‘all, aw’


    Spelling: List 4 ‘all, aw’

     

    Math:  Chapter 2: Numbers to 1,000 (place value, expanded form, number name, counting forward and backward, skip count by 10s / 100s, and greater/less than.  Please practice counting by 1’s forward and backward numbers up to 1,000 AND skip counting by 100’s and 10’s to 1,000.

     

    Science: Cont' Life Science: Season changes and effects on living things

     

    Dates to remember:

    Oct. 11 – Donuts for Dad (or guest)

    Oct. 14-17 Fall Conferences

    Oct. 18 – No School: Teacher in-service

    Oct. 31 – Halloween Party (time TBA)

    Nov. 5 – Election Day (Renewal Levy – no new taxes)

    Nov. 27-30 Thanksgiving Break 

     

     

    Sept. 23-27

    Specials:

    Mon. – Art

    Tues. – Music

    Wed. – P.E.

    Thurs. – Library

    Fri. – Art

     

    Theme:  Autumn and Apples

     

    Reading: Guided Reading begins this week.  Your child will begin bringing home leveled book(s) once or twice a week.  Please listen to your child read and then return the book the next day. 

    Intro. Author’s purpose, rev. synonyms and antonyms.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING.  Cont’ rev. of doubling the consonant when adding a suffix. 

     


    Spelling: List 3 more ‘ing’ and short vowels

     

    Math:  Chapter 2: Numbers to 1,000 (place value, expanded form, number name, counting forward and backward, skip count by 10s / 100s, and greater/less than.

     

    Science: Life Science: Season changes and effects on living things

     

    Dates to remember:

    Sept. 24 – Picture Day (send in order form)

    Sept. 24 – Happy PUNCTUATION day!

    Sept. 24 -  First day of Autumn

    Sept. 25 – READ-A-THON deadline

    Sept. 27 – Super Citizen Breakfast (8:45 – 9:10)

    Sept. 27 – Kona Ice treat @ recess

    Oct. 11 – Donuts for Dad (or guest)

    Oct. 14-17 Fall Conferences

    Oct. 18 – No School: Teacher in-service

    Oct. 31 – Halloween Party (time TBA)

    Nov. 5 - Election Day: Board member election and Renewal Levy with no new taxes

     

     

     

    Sept. 16-21

    Read-A-Thon celebration:

    Mon. – Hat day

    Tues. - (field trip)

    Wed. – PJs / stuffed animal (Our classroom temp. could rise to 90 degrees.  Please do not send your child in warm PJs).

    Thurs. - Under the sea

    Fri. - Wear RED or last year’s Respect, Responsible, Integrity t-shirt

     

    Specials:

    Mon. – Library

    Tues. – (field trip)

    Wed. – Music

    Thurs. – P.E.  (tennis shoes required)

    Fri. – Library 

     

    Theme:  The Great Outdoor!

    Reading: Rev. strategies for comprehension, rev. nouns (common / proper), and synonyms.

     

    Phonics: Rev. SH, CH, TH, WH, ING.  Intro. when to double the consonant when adding a suffix. 
    Spelling: List 2 short vowels with ‘ing’ suffix.  Sight words with ‘th’. 

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 1 Assessment will be Sept. 18th.  *continue practicing math facts and skip counting by 2s and 5s.

    Chapter 2: Numbers to 1,000 (place value, expanded form, number name, counting forward and backward, skip count by 10s / 100s, and greater/less than.

     

    Computer Lab: Students will finish the i-Ready diagnostic for Math.  I will review AR with students.  They will learn how to log on, find and complete a quiz. 

     

    Science: Life Science: animal classification, habitats, and Ohio animals

     

    Dates to remember:

    Sept. 16 – READ-A-THON Hat day

    Sept. 17 – Charleston Fall field trip (in yellow folder)

    Sept. 18 – READ-A-THON PJ/Stuffed Animal Day

    Sept. 19 – Kid Whisperer parent presentation 6:00-8:00

    Sept. 20 – District Pep Rally @ Tippecanoe Stadium

    Sept. 24 – Picture Day (coming home Monday)

    Sept. 25 – READ-A-THON deadline

    Sept. 27 – Super Citizen Breakfast (8:45 – 9:10)

    Sept. 27 – Kona Ice treat @ recess

     

     

    Sept. 9 - 13

    AR – I will introduce the AR reading reward program this week.  Students will learn how to choose a book, how to log on to the quiz site, and how to find/take a quiz.  Give your child time (2 weeks) to learn the process before searching for AR books at home or the local library.

     

    Monthly Reading Log – The monthly reading log was sent home last week (orange).  Due Sept. 30.  Any book, poem, RAZ-Kids story is appropriate to write on the reading log.  Chapter books can be written multiple times.  The purpose is to have all students reading at least 20 minutes each evening. 

     

    Math facts – I will send home math practice fact on the back side of each weekly spelling list.   The math facts practice page is optional as long as students are practicing facts at home.  

     

    Specials:

    Mon. – P.E.  ***MUST wear tennis shoes to P.E. class***

    Tues. – Library

    Wed. – Art

    Thurs. – Music

    Fri. – P.E.

     

    Theme:  Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Have Integrity

     

    Reading: Rev. Visualizing a story, making deep connections, identifying vocabulary words and rev. nouns.  

     

    Phonics: Rev. short vowels and basic blends (sp, sn, dr, tr, pl…).  Rev. SH, CH, TH.

     

    Spelling: BEGINS this week!  short vowel ‘a’ and blends.  The list can be found on my teacher webpage.  Your child will also write the list in their daily planner and a paper version will be sent home on Mondays.  Spelling assessment will every Thursday.

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 1 Number Concepts (odd / even, place value, expanded numbers, etc.).  Assessment will be Sept. 18th

     

    Computer Lab: Students will finish the i-Ready diagnostic for Reading and Math.  I will introduce AR to students.  They will learn how to log on, find and complete a quiz. 

     

    Science: Life Science: animal classification, habitats, and Ohio animals

     

    Dates to remember:

    Sept. 11 – Illusion Maker assembly

    Sept. 12 – READ-A-THON fundraiser kickoff

    Sept. 16 – READ-A-THON Hat day

    Sept. 17 – Charleston Fall field trip (details TBA)

    Sept. 18 – READ-A-THON PJ/Stuffed Animal Day

    Sept. 19 – Kid Whisperer parent presentation 6:00-8:00

    Sept. 20 – District Pep Rally @ Tippecanoe Stadium

    Sept. 24 – Picture Day (details TBA)

    Sept. 25 – READ-A-THON deadline

    Sept. 26 – Super Citizen Breakfast (8:45 – 9:10)

    Sept. 26 – Kona Ice treat @ recess (details TBA)

     

     

     

    Sept. 3 - 6

    Specials:

    Mon. – NO SCHOOL

    Tues. – P.E.

    Wed. – Library

    Thurs. – Art

    Fri. – Music

     

    Theme:  Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Have Integrity

     

    Reading: Setting (when and where), inferencing, and context clues. 

    We will also review common and proper nouns.

     

    Phonics: Rev. letter sounds; including short vowels, basic blends

    Spelling: Will begin September 9

     

    Writing: Rev. proper letter formation and positioning on the line

     

    Math: GoMath Chapter 1 Number Concepts (odd / even, place value, expanded numbers, etc.).

     

    Computer Lab: Students will go the computer lab twice a week. This week I will introduce their Username / passwords, and google docs. Students will also complete an i-ready diagnostic.

     

    Social Studies: Cont’ how to be a good citizen at school, on the playground and on the bus.

     

    Dates to remember:

    Sept. 3 – Parent meeting 6:00-7:00

    Sept. 4 – Bus safety assembly

    Sept. 6 – Girl Scout info at lunch

    Sept. 11 – Illusion Maker assembly

    Sept. 12 – READ-A-THON fundraiser kickoff

    Sept. 16 – READ-A-THON Hat day

    Sept. 17 – Charleston Fall field trip (details TBA)

    Sept. 18 – READ-A-THON PJ/Stuffed Animal Day

    Sept. 19 – Kid Whisperer parent presentation 6:00-8:00

    Sept. 20 – District Pep Rally @ Tippecanoe Stadium

    Sept. 24 – Picture Day (details TBA)

    Sept. 25 – READ-A-THON deadline

    Sept. 26 – Super Citizen Breakfast (8:45 – 9:10)

     

     

    AUG. 26-30

    Parent meeting:  I have scheduled a class parent meeting for Sept. 3 from 6:00 – 7:00.  I will go over the behavior system, academics, AR reading program, and the i-Ready program. Please RSVP via email to confirm you will be attending.

     

    Sketch book:  Students will need a sketch book for Thursday’s art class.

     

    Specials:

    Mon. – Music

    Tues. – P.E.

    Wed. – Library

    Thurs. – Art

    Fri. – Music

     

    Theme:  Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Have Integrity

    Reading: Rev. making predictions and intro. making personal connections

    Phonics: Rev. letter sounds; including short vowels, basic blends

    Spelling: Begins September 3

    Writing: Rev. proper letter formation and positioning on the line

    Math: GoMath Chapter 1 Number Concepts (odd / even, place value, expanded numbers, etc.)

    Science: Becoming a curious thinker

    Social Studies: Citizenship

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