• October 14-18

    Welcome back!  I can't wait to hear about the wonderful memories you made with your child over the break.  I sent home conference reminders before the break, if you need a reminder of our scheduled date and time just let me know.

     
    Upcoming Events:
    October is National Principal's Month, Down Syndrome Awareness & Spina Bifida 
    10/14 Monthly Counseling class with Mrs. Thompson
    10/15 Fall Picture Orders Due (I will be out of the classroom to serve on the school RTI committee)
    10/16 PTA Reflection Forms Due
    10/21 Report Cards Go Home (Bus Driver Appreciation Week)
    10/22 Fire Safety
    10/25 Red Ribbon/Yearbook Orders Due
    10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of Treats
    10/31 AEA Reading Logs due (Alabama/Auburn)
    ELA Unit 2 Week 3 Weekly Overview
    Math Topic 5 Place Value to 100  Fluency practice #1
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  • 9/30-10/4

    Upcoming Events:

    10/3 Make up pictures
    10/4 T-shirt Orders Due 
    10/7-10/11 Fall Break
    10/15 Fall Picture Orders Due
    10/16 PTA Reflection Forms Due
    10/22 Fire Safety
    10/25 Red Ribbon 
    10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of Treats
     
    ELA: Unit 2 Week 2 (attached weekly overview) We will be testing on skills from week 1 and 2 on Friday.
    IXL: PP 8-9, D6, YY1
    Math: Topic 4 Test on Monday, then begin Topic 5 Place Value to 100
    Math Fluency will be test #8, which is practice only (subtraction)
    IXL: M 1,2,4
    Science: We have been pollinating our flowers with bees and we are waiting to observe seed pods. 
    Social Studies: Continents and Landforms.  
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  • September 23-27

    Upcoming Events:

    9/23 First Quarter Progress Reports Come Home- please sign and return the Progress Report in the provided yellow folder.   I will keep all progress reports/report cards in this folder all year, and the contents will be yours in May. 
    9/27 PTA Family Movie Night at 6:30 (Aladdin)
    10/7-10/11 Fall Break
    10/16 PTA Reflection Forms Due
    10/22 Fire Safety
    10/25 Red Ribbon 
    10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of Treats
     
    ELA: Unit 2 Week 1 (attached weekly overview)
    IXL: PP 1-3
    Math: Topic 4 Odd/Even, Building Arrays to set the foundation for Multiplication
    IXL: A 16-18
    Science: We have observed the growth spurt and we will begin to learn about bees.  We will use real bees (dead) to pollinate our classroom flowers.
    Social Studies: Continents and Landforms.  We will finish up our paper mache globes this week.  
     
    Fall Conferences will take place in October.  I posted the sign ups on Seesaw last week, thank you to everyone that has selected an option.  
     
    HELP NEEDED: Please send in cardboard paper towel/toilet paper tubes.  We will use them for a STEM activity this week.
    APPLES needed: I will be making homemade applesauce for the class as we learn about the life cycle of an apple, Johnny Appleseed, and the importance of pollination.
     
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  • September 16-20

    9/15 We will celebrate DOT day, please have your child wear something with dots 
    9/20 Scholastic Book Orders Due
    9/23 First Quarter Progress Reports (please sign & return in the provided folder)
    9/26 Johnny Appleseed (please send in 1 apple with your child next week)  We will be making homemade applesauce
    9/27 PTA Family Movie Night 6:00-8:00 (outside)
    10/3 Make-up Day for pictures
    10/7-10/11 Fall Break
     
    Did you know you can get an email every time your child takes an AR test?  Go to the HomeConnect icon and log in with your child's credentials and enter your email address.   Students should strive to reach their AR goal in the next few weeks, as our 9 weeks will end before Fall Break. We have multiple times to take an AR test each day, but it is also one of our Reading stations.  
     
    ELA Unit 1 Week 5 Families Working Together (see attached for more details)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8ktcY0_QI-nNVNrOG54QVhveFI0TUt2ejJmRTZmZjBoODVj/view?usp=sharing
     
    Math Complete Topic 3, test on Thursday
    Timed Test #6 will be recorded for a grade this week
     
    *Important* 
    Please have one member of each family complete the Google Form about Fall Conferences.
    https://forms.gle/cCeGoxJaqgApx5TY7
     
    Happy Sunday! 
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  • SEPTEMBER 9-13
    9/9 Counseling class with Mrs. Perry
    9/10 I am a member of our school RTI committee and I will be out of the classroom on this day.

    9/11 Patriot Day, please wear Red, White, Blue 

    9/13 Boosterthon Glow Run - Parents are encouraged to attend in the gym at 10:00. (Our class voted on the team name Pinegar's Country Kids)
    9/17 Spirit Night at Panda Express 
    9/20 Scholastic Book Orders Due 
    9/23 First Quarter Progress Reports Come Home please sign and return the Progress Report in the provided folder. 
    9/27 PTA Family Movie Night at 6:0-8:30 
    10/7-10/11 Fall Break Week
     
    ELA Unit 1 Week 4 (you can follow along from the Wonders website) username/passwords should be in your child's red folder on a red piece of paper- username is a little different than our standard username- it must be all capital letters with 11MCS in front of the first name, initial, initial EX. 11MCSJESSICARP If your child has a highlighted first letter of their password then it must be capitalized.  
    Detailed weekly summary attached
     
    Math Finish Topic 2 Addition Strategies, test Monday.  Begin Topic 3 Addition Strategies
    Weekly Fluency drill will not be graded
     
    IXL: ELA H1, E2, 8
    IXL: Math H1-3
     
     
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  • 9/4 Boosterthon Pep Rally

    9/5 Grandparent's Day @ lunch (for 2nd 3rd and 4th grade), please plan to join us at lunch 11:40-12:10 (other grade levels will celebrate on 9/6)

    9/9: PTA Meeting and Family Reading Night 

    9/13: Boosterthon Fun Run (Parents are welcome to attend)

     9/17: Spirit Night at Panda Express 

    9/23: Progress Reports go home in Yellow Folders

     9/27: Family Movie Night from 6:30-8:30 

    10/3: Make-up Picture Day 

    10/7-10/11: Fall Break 

    ELA: Unit 1 Week 3 See Attached Overview

    MATH: Finish Topic 2 . Addition .  Test on Thursday

     Adding Three Numbers     Making 10 to Add 

    Math Fluency Practice will not be recorded for a grade this week.

    IXL ELA D1-6, Math E1-5.  IXL can be practiced @ home.  

    We have a brief snack time each day after PE, please send your child a small snack and water to drink during this time.  (NO TREE NUTS, please)Unit 1 Wk 3
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  • August 26-30

    8/26 Breakfast w/ the Principal at 8 a.m.
    8/26 Popcorn and Painting w/the Principal at Triana Library at
    6 p.m. 
    8/27 Chorus Auditions for Lion King Jr. after school
    8/28 Boosterthon Pledging Opens
    8/29 Fall Picture Day
    8/29 Watch Dog Kickoff at 6 p.m.
    8/30 Fun Friday –The last Friday of each month-free snack
    for those who attended all Fun Fridays for that month.
    8/30 Half day – Dismissal is at 11:00 - google doc coming soon with half day dismissal details
    9/2 Labor Day – No School
    9/4 Boosterthon Pep Rally

    9/5 Grandparent's Day at lunch 11:40

     ELA: Unit 1 Week 2 Spelling Rule short e, o, and u (vowel sounds) Genre: Realistic Fiction Vocabulary Strategy: Root Words  Grammar: Commands and Exclamations  Mechanics: Capitalization & Punctuation

    Vocabulary: aside, cultures, fair, invited, language, plead, scurries, share

    MATH: Topic 2 . Addition 

    Adding 0, 1, 2,   Doubles    Near Doubles     Adding in Any Order    Adding Three Numbers     Making 10 to Add 

    Math Fluency Practice will be recorded for a grade this week.  

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  • 8/23 Scholastic Book Orders due

    8/26 Breakfast w/ the principal 8 AM
    8/26 Popcorn & Painting w/ the principal 6 PM
    8/27 Lion King Jr. chorus auditions after school
    8/28 Boosterthon Pledges Open
    8/29 Fall Picture Day
    8/29 Watch Dog Kickoff at 6 PM
    8/30 Half Day, dismissal at 11:00
    9/2 Labor Day, No School
    9/4 Boosterthon Pep Rally
    This week in Math (Envision): Complete Topic 1, making addition and subtraction stories.  Review on Thursday, test on Friday.  Timed Test #2 will be subtraction, not taken for a grade. Graded papers will be coming home tomorrow, if your child has a smiley face that means they got all of the answers correct. On the math workbook pages I only grade the side that says "Practice" on the top right.  The other side is Reteaching.  If your child doesn't bring home any graded papers, that means they did not turn in their assignments to me, their name was missing, or they had incomplete portions to complete. 
    This week in ELA (Wonders): Begin Unit 1 Week 1 Genre: Fantasy Oral Vocabulary Words: awkward, outrageous, panic, relief, squawked.  Phonemic Awareness: Phoneme Blending Phonics/Spelling: short a, i.  Grammar: Sentences & Questions, Capitalizations and Punctuation.  No Reading test this week.  Spelling/Word Work will  include 5 dictation sentences that include the weekly phonics  & grammar rules.
    New this year- we are NO longer required to give each weekly Reading test, as a grade level we have agreed to test on Week 2 and Week 4 of each unit, AND we are no longer required to give the big end of Unit Tests!  
    Science: We will be planting seeds this week and learning about parts of a sunflower plant.

    Our class schedule
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VgaWn3sGvm_0SVbOIjeKvNstgj--H_mGX0_VDofH8ws/edit?usp=sharing
     
    2nd grade parent night notes
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xRR4OHvxbAAhON5TODWYxkiVfCbgAS7YJHAGRamNnjQ/edit?usp=sharing
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  • Upcoming Events:

    8/15 2nd Grade Parent Night 5-6 (in the media center)

    8/23 Scholastic Book Orders Due 

    8/26 Breakfast with the Principal 8 AM

    8/26 Popcorn & Painting with the Principal 6 PM

    8/27 Chorus Auditions for Lion King Jr. (after school)

    8/28 Boosterthon Pledging Opens

    8/29 Fall Picture Day

    8/29 Watch Dog Kickoff 6 PM

    8/30 Half day, dismissal @ 11:00

    9/2 No School (Labor Day)

    9/4 Boosterthon Pep Rally

    We will begin practicing our Reading & Math routines this week.  Reading Unit 1 Week 1 will begin 8/19