Brittle News 9/20/19

Brittle News🍎

 Friday, September 20, 2019

The children are settling into our regular daily routine and we had another fantastic fifth week of school.

Daily Folders

Please remember to have your child bring his/her blue folder to school every day. Please check your child’s “Daily Folder”. 

AR Reading

Every student should be reading an AR book(s) of his/her choice weekly so he/she can meet his/her goal for the second nine weeks. AR points are earned by taking tests at school on books he/she has read on his/her level or above and earning at least 80%. Students can take AR tests on books from our classroom library, school library, public library, or books from home as long as they are AR and on or above his/her reading level. 


On Wednesday, we started U1W4. We will continue focusing on focusing on the ways in which people care for animals. We will continue discussing the many ways that we care for all kinds of animals.   we will be taking U1W4 spelling and vocabulary assessments and our U1W4 comprehension and writing assessments on Thursday, September 26th and Friday, September 27th.  The skills for u1w4 are ask and answer questions, key details, using photos and identifying predicates.  In writing, we will be focusing on using commas with sequencing words.  U1W4 words contain short /a/ and long /a/ words. 

Located on the back of the “Blue Daily Folder” are u1w4 spelling words, vocabulary, comprehension strategies, skills, and high frequency words. Please leave it in the back sleeve of the folder. You may also print a copy of the attachment attached to this email.


The students will read and answer the questions independently. The grade will be part of his/her language arts grade and will be recorded in FOCUS. However, the written response will be a work/study grade until January. Starting in January, the written response will be included in your child’s weekly Wonders assessments. In the meantime, I will be giving feedback and showing strategies to help your child improve his/her writing.



 Continue Chapter 2 on numbers to 1,000.  We will continue to learn about place value of numbers to 1,000. We will also learn about comparing these numbers.  Our chapter 2 assessment is scheduled for next Friday, September 27th.  


Keep practicing recalling basic addition/subtraction facts. Recalling facts is extremely important and comes in handy for our math chapters. I would recommend spending 10 minutes each day doing math flashcards.


Social Studies

Continue map skills


Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, September 25th- Dads take your child to school day. Please join us in the cafeteria for donuts, coffee, juice, and books from 7:45-8:30.


  • Next week I will be sending information via email to sign up for conferences.


  • Monday, September 30th – Fall holiday – no school
  • Tuesday, October 11th -End of 1st 9 weeks
  • Monday, October 14th -Teacher Planning Day



If you have any questions, please email me at  


To Many Happy Days, 

Ms. Brittle


Michele Brittle 

2nd Grade Teacher 

Buck Lake Elementary