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October Newsletter

posted Sep 3, 2018, 4:28 PM by Kathleen Aucella   [ updated Oct 4, 2018, 5:40 AM ]

Curriculum Highlights

MathThe children took the test for Unit 1 last week and began unit 2 in Math this week.  Unit 2 focuses on Number Sense and Place Value with numbers 1-1000.  Please continue to encourage your child to study their facts using Reflex along with math games and/or flash cards.  

Reading - We have been learning how to choose “just right“ books and about the Decoding Strategies good readers use, in order to become better readers. The children have also learning about author’s intentions for writing a book. Please remember to have your child read for 10/15 minutes each night and fill in their reading log. Book bags will being to go home this month. This gives your child a choice of books from the classroom to read.

Writing - The children are have been learning about writing Small Moments (stories from their lives). They have been working hard on sentence structure, editing and revising their stories. Each child will be publishing one of their favorite pieces this month. Our next unit will be Non-Fiction writing.

Science - We will begin a unit on Pebbles, Sand, & Silt next week. The class will be investigating the properties of different rocks and doing many experiments with sand & silt. The kids love the hands on experiments!

Social Studies – The class continues to learn about Communities and Economics. These units focus on what makes a community and Producers, Consumers, Wants and Needs. 

 Upcoming Events

National Smile Day 10/5 - Wear Yellow to kick off our school Hi's and Eye's program

Conference sign up link to be emailed out - 10/5 - Watch your emails to sign up for a conference.

Columbus day - 10/8 - No school

Teacher's Professional Development - 10/9 - No school

Halloween Parade and Party - 10/31 - 1:45

Teacher Tip


Second Grade Math Practice 

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