100 Days Smarter!
February 15 & 18 - No School
February 20 - August Birthday Lunch and dress like your favorite book character
February 20 & 21 - Conferences
February 25 - State of the School Address and Villa Visit
February 27 - Bring in 5 hats to wear during D.E.A.R. time
March 5 - Rollerskating Field Trip
March 10 - School Carnival 11:00 - 3:00
This week we read a story titled: Cesar Chavez. This was a nonfiction story about how crop pickers lived a difficult life. They lived in shacks and weren't paid very much. Cesar helped to improve their living conditions. The people were very grateful.
Phonics: long o spelled o, oa, oe, and ow: go, boat, toe, low
Grammar: go and do, capitalize proper nouns
Writing: "If I had $100..."
Spelling: Unit 4 Week 4
Conferences will be next week Wednesday and Thursday. If you can not make this time, please call the school ahead of time so that we can reschedule. I look forward to meeting with you!
Reading Calendar and Folders
Thank you for reading to your child and taking the time for them to read to you. I have noticed a great change in their fluency and intonation when they read! It is not only exciting, but fun to listen to! Please encourage them to return their Reading Folder so that they can get a new one.
We have also started a new "Reading Challenge" with the 2nd Graders. We are keeping track and counting our Reading Folder books as they get returned. We are then using these totals to see who can read the most books before the end of this I Love to Read month! We are very excited...and very competitive!! Keep reading!
100th Day of School Collections
Yesterday we celebrated our 100th Day of School. We had a great time participating in all of the fun 100 activities throughout the day. We counted to 100, read 100 words, rolled dice till we got to 100, and the list goes on and on! We took some time to share our 100 item projects and displayed them in the hallway. Hopefully you will get a chance to check them out! Also, check out our "Photo Album" page for some fun pictures of what your child will look like at 100!
Once again each classroom will be putting together class baskets that will be put up for bid on the silent auction of our School Carnival. Our class basket theme this year will be lottery tickets. We ask that each family contribute one lottery ticket or make a cash donation ($5-10) towards the basket. You can send the tickets to school at any time. There will be a basket in my room during conferences if you would like to drop them off or make your cash donation at that time. Thank you for helping us make the carnival a success!! We need all donations in by March 1st.
Your child's nightly homework is to read at least 5-15 minutes per night to be marked on their Reading Calendar. This number will increase as your child becomes a better reader!
Math homework comes home daily. Please assist your child with this as needed. No homework will be sent home on Fridays and when we have a test or another form of assessment.
We have Phy Ed. on Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has tennis shoes to wear on these days.
**It is highly recommend that students have appropriate shoes for running and playing safely at recess time too!**
Isabella and family!
Empty Kleenex Boxes & Paper Towel Rolls
We will now be collecting both of these items for future projects. As you have them, please bring them in. Thank you for your help!
Here is a fun and simple origami site! We read a story about origami this week and it really sparked an interest. We made a few things at the end of today and I thought I would share it with all of you. I hope you enjoy it! Remember, you will need to start with a SQUARE sheet of paper!