Week of November 5th

Brittle News Sunday, November 4, 2018


Daily Folders

Please remember to have your child bring his/her blue folder to school every day. 

Please check your child’s “Daily Folder.

On Friday, I sent home the permission form for our upcoming field trip. If you have already paid for the field trips you do not need to pay again. However, all permission forms need to signed and returned. A copy of the of the permission form is below.   

Field Trip Notice

Who:  All second grade classes

Where: Mission San Luis

When: Friday, November 30th

Time: We will leave by 9:30 a.m. and return by 1:30 p.m.

Important reminders:

Please be sure your child wears his/her class t-shirt and brings a sack lunch and a drink.

The cost per child is $8.00 (cash or check- please make checks payable to Buck Lake Elementary School).

The cost per chaperone is $5.00 (cash or check- please make checks payable to Buck Lake Elementary)

Please return this form with the $8.00 (if you have not already paid for your child), plus $5.00 (if you plan to chaperone) as soon as possible.  

The deadline is Friday, November 16th.

*Mission San Luis requests that cellphone use be limited to only picture taking so we can enhance everyone’s experience as we step back in time. *      

My child ____________________ (   ) does (   ) does not have permission to attend the Mission San Luis field trip


_____ I paid for all field trips at the beginning of the school year.

_____ I have attached the $8.00 fee for this field trip.

_____ I would like to chaperone a small group of children and I have included a payment of $5.00. Please do not send in form without the $5.00.

All chaperones must have clearance and ride the bus (no charge).


Parent Signature

The money we are collecting is for the purpose of the current field trip referenced on this form. We have tried to estimate as close as possible the expense of the field trip. In the event that we have money left over due to expenses being less than we estimated, we will be applying these funds to our end-of- the- year activities. 


Homework Folders

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.


Peek at Next Week

Reading- Our class started unit 2 week 3 last Thursday. Our class has been focusing on animals and their homes. The children will continue to learn about the different features of animal habitats. The skills for u2w3 are making predictions, main topic and key details of the story, suffixes ly, ful, and identifying common and proper nouns. The u2w3 comprehension, spelling and vocabulary assessments are scheduled for Friday, November 9th.


Math- We will complete Chapter 3 in Go Math on Tuesday, November 6th. Our chapter 3 assessment on basic facts in addition and subtraction is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7th. Then on Thursday, our class will begin Chapter 4. In this chapter, we will learn how to solve addition problems with 2-digit addends using different strategies. Please remember quick recall of addition/subtraction facts comes in handy for our next few math chapters. I would recommend spending 10 minutes each day doing math flashcards. 


Science/Social Studies- Continue learning about different animal habitats.


Events for this week

Thursday, 11/8/18

Celebrate the USA show, 6:30-7:30

Friday, 11/0/18

Movie Night 6:30-9:00


Upcoming Events

11/12-Veteran’s Day, No school

11/14-Progress alerts

11/15-School wide Thanksgiving lunch

11/30- Mission San Luis Field Trip


If you have any questions, please email me at brittlem@leonschools.net.  


To Many Happy Days, 


Ms. Brittle