Brittle News Tuesday, January 7th
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and restful winter break! Thank you so much for my Christmas gifts. I love all of the generous gift cards, sweet treats, soaps, journals, and coffee mugs. Your kindness and thoughtfulness are very much appreciated.
Our next field trip is this month. On Thursday, January 16th, second grade will be going to the Challenger Learning Center. This field trip is free for the children, but if you would like to chaperone please send in $5 with your child’s signed field trip notice. Each class will need four chaperones for this field trip. Please sign and return the field trip notice form by Friday, January 10th.
Please remember to have your child bring his/her blue folder to school every day.
Please check your child’s “Daily Folder.
In today’s folder is the permission form for our field trip next Thursday. Please sign and return by Friday, January 10th.
On Thursday, January 16th second grade will be going to the Challenger Learning Center. This field trip is free for the children, but if you would like to chaperone please send in $5 with your child’s signed field trip notice. Each class will need four chaperones for this field trip.
Homework/ Daily Folder
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. Please remember to sign your child’s AR weekly reading log located in the back of the blue daily folder.
Your child will be taking the 3rd nine weeks STAR assessment next week. Once the STAR assessment is completed, your child will receive his/her new AR goal for the nine weeks.
AIMSWEB January Benchmarking is scheduled for Friday, January 10th.
Tomorrow, January 8th, I will be sending home U2W5 reading homework in your child’s blue folder.
Peek at This Week and Next Week
Reading- Our class will start U2W5 tomorrow. We will be focusing on the things we love about animals. You child will read poetry about animals. The skills for u2w5 are rereading, key details, multiple meaning words, and possessive nouns. This week’s words contain the beginning 3 consonant blends using scr, spr, str, thr, spl, and shr. The u2w5 comprehension, spelling, writing and vocabulary assessments are scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th.
Math- We will start chapter 6 tomorrow. In this chapter, we will learn how to ad and subtract 3 digit-numbers. Including regrouping ones, tens, and hundreds. Math homework will be distributed tomorrow.
Please remember to practice a quick recall of addition and subtraction facts using numbers 1-20. It is extremely important your child knows how to recall basic facts up to the number 20. I would recommend spending 10 minutes each day doing math flashcards.
Science/Social Studies- Begin learning about solids, liquids, and gasses.
- 1/13-PTO Homeroom Parent Meeting
- 1/15- Report Cards go home
- 1/16-2nd grade field trip to Challenger Center
- 1/20-MLK Jr. Holiday, No school
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Many Happy Days,