March 9-13The fourth 9 weeks begins today, new AR goals will be posted this week.If you haven't already done so, please see the post on SeeSaw about connecting to our Google Classroom- in the event we needed to do home learning we would use this platform. The class code is ma5imji3/9 Counseling3/16 Report Cards3/23 Space Week3/30 Spring Break begins4/15 Matilda field trip (play at JCHS)ELA Unit 5 Week 4 Weekly Overview This is a testing WeekMath Continue Topic 12 Geometry 2d and 2d shapesFluency Test #1 (practice only)
Can you help share our latest project for more classroom books? Donations are being doubled right now and we only need $143 to completely fund our project.3/2 Camp Read S'more and book fair. I will be here tonight making hot chocolate, please bring your favorite book and read around the school. There will be prizes for those "caught" reading tonight.3/3 Our class will visit the book fair @ 1:45-2:15- all are welcome to meet us in the library.3/4 The class will have a sub while I attend the Math Assessments meeting with other second grade teachers across the district.3/5 Make up group pictures and spring pictures3/6 Field trip to see the author, we will only be gone from 8-10- no sack lunches necessary.3/16 Report Cards3/23 Space Week3/30 Spring Break begins4/15 Matilda field trip (play at JCHS)ELA Unit 5 Week 3 Weekly Overview(no weekly reading test this week, spelling only)Math Finish up Standard Checks and begin Topic 12 Geometry
Feb. 24-282/25 Career Day (Students may dress as a person in a real world career. No costumes or masks)3/2 Camp Read S'more/Book Fair Week (Our class will visit the book fair March 3 1:45-2:15, feel free to join us)3/5 Make up class pictures and Spring Pictures3/6 Author visit field trip (permission slips have already been sent out)3/16 Report Cards3/23 Space Week (do I have any parents that would like to talk to the class about Space?)3/30-4/3 Spring Break4/15 Matilda play field trip
ELA Unit 5 Week 2 Weekly Outline there will be a Reading test this weekMath Complete Topic 10, test and standard checks, fluency test is practice this week
February 18-212/18 Famous American Report (folders) due(I will be out to participate in the school wide RTI meeting)2/25 Career Day3/2 Camp Read S'more/Book Fair Week (Do you have any "camping" type items we could borrow for the classroom this week? small tents/lanterns, etc)3/5 Make up class pictures and Spring Pictures3/6 Author visit field trip (permission slips have already been sent out)3/16 Report Cards3/23 Space Week (do I have any parents that would like to talk to the class about Space?)3/30-4/3 Spring Break4/15 Matilda play field trip
ELA Unit 5 Week 1 Weekly OverviewMath Continue Topic 10 Place Value to 1,000We will be working on completing our STAR Reading and Math.The Leader In Me: We are beginning to focus on goal setting, we call them WIG's Wildly Important Goals. Our goal will be to increase our Scaled Score on the STAR Reading test, and our 2 action steps that we will be tracking will be 2 sessions of SuccessMaker Reading each week and read for 20 minutes each day. Your child is encouraged to practice SuccessMaker Reading and/or Math from home as well. The sessions take about 20 minutes to complete and you get a score report at the end of each session.
February: Jump Rope for Heart2/7 Field trip to see CES Drama Club Present The Lion King Jr. (no chaperones needed)2/10 Famous American Timeline due2/10 Multicultural Night 6 PM, please plan to attend. Our class will be representing the USA2/11-13 Candy grams for sale2/12 Progress Reports come home2/14 Valentine's Day Card Exchange
2/14 1/2 day of school (11:00 dismissal)2/17 No School2/18 Famous American Report due3/2 PTA event, Camp Read S'more3/5 Spring Pictures and Make Up Class PhotoMarch 30-3 Spring Break
ELA Unit 4 Week 5 Weekly OverviewMath: Topic 9 Subtraction Review/Test. Fluency test #5 will not be recorded for a grade.Optional Practice @ HomeIXL, SuccessMaker, Clever/Typing Agent
January 27-31I am still missing a few field trip permission slips and $1Thankful hearts, feel free to send them in as you complete them.1/28 Class Picture DayJanuary 28-30 The children will have a sub while I attend Orton Gillingham math training2/7 Field trip to see CES Drama Club Present The Lion King Jr. (no chaperones needed)2/10 Multicultural Night 6 PM, please plan to attend. Our class will be representing the USA2/11-13 Candy grams for sale2/12 Progress Reports come home2/14 Valentine's Day exchange, 1/2 day of school (11:00 dismissal)2/17 No School3/2 PTA event, Camp Read S'moreELA unit 4 Week 4, Weekly Overview
Math: Topic 9 Subtraction two-digit with and without regrouping. Fluency test #4 will not be recorded for a grade.Optional Practice @ HomeIXL, SuccessMaker, Clever/Typing Agent
**IF your child was selected to be moved to the new classroom with Ms. Cochran, please have your child report to my room in the morning. We will gradually transition them to her room with their supplies. They will continue to sit with us at the lunch table for the remainder of the year. **
1/24 Donuts with Dads 7:10 AM & due date for Field Trip forms and $11/28 Class Picture Day2/7 Field trip to see CES Drama Club Present The Lion King Jr. (no chaperones needed)ELA unit 4 Week 3, this is a review week. Weekly OverviewMath: Topic 9 Subtraction two-digit with and without regrouping. Fluency test #3 will be recorded for a grade.Optional Practice @ HomeIXL, SuccessMaker, Clever/Typing Agent
January 13-17If you haven't returned the yellow folders from last week, please review and return those Monday.1/13 Breakfast w/Principal 8 AM1/17 Family Movie Night @ 6:301/20 No School- MLK Jr. Holiday1/24 Donuts with Dads @ 7:10 AM1/28 Class Picture Day2/7 Field Trip to see CES Drama Club Performance- The Lion KingELA Unit 4 Week 2, this is a testing week Weekly OutlineMath: Test on Topic 8 two-digit addition strategies, and begin Topic 9Optional @ Home:IXL Practice: ELA C11, GG1-4, RR 3 Math H 4-6, SuccessMaker, Clever/Typing Agent
1/6 Students return/2nd Semester begins1/9 Report of Learning Folders come home with 2nd Quarter Report Cards- please sign and return1/10 Field Trip1/13 Breakfast w/Principal 8 AM1/17 Family Movie Night @ 6:301/20 No School- MLK Jr. Holiday1/24 Donuts with Dads @ 7:10 AM1/28 Class Picture Day2/7 Field Trip to see CES Drama Club Performance- The Lion KingELA Weekly OverviewMath: Finish Topic 8 Adding 2 digit numbersIXL Practice: ELA C11, GG1-4, RR 3 Math H 4-6*Please send me a picture, or two of your child over the winter break*
Please send a snack with your child each day.
12/9 PTA Meeting 6-8 PM12/10 RTI Committee Meeting (I will have a sub)12/10-18 The DIBELS winter testing window12/18 Holiday Party 12:30-2 (parents are welcome to attend, more info. coming soon)12/20 Half day 11:00 dismissal1/6 Students return1/10 Field Trip to Cook's Museum (details coming soon)ELA: Unit 3 Week 5 This is not a testing week. I will take the highest Unit 3 test score to record on the student data card. We will have our spelling/word work sentences.Math: Topic 8 (We will move through this slowly to ensure everyone grasps the concept of regrouping). Most students have completed their 2 standard checks for the second 9 weeks. We will begin 2nd 9 weeks test this week as we prepare for report cards.Optional: Teachers will be dressing up on Wednesday with Tacky Sweaters and Friday for "Grinch Day" your child can participate if they would like to
THANK YOU to everyone that supported the Donor's Choose projects, we have received full funding and our items have shipped. I will post images once we get everything set up.
November 18-22Please send your child with a snack each day. I try to keep extra snacks in my room in case someone forgets, but I've run out a few times.11/18 PTA Meeting 6:00 with Rise of the Raptors11/20 Progress Reports11/22 The students will have a sub while I take my husband to Birmingham for eye surgery11/25 Hat day for those that donated $1 to St. Jude11/26 Pajama day for those who donated $1011/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- No School12/18 Half day of schoolELA Unit 3 Week 3 Weekly OverviewMath Finish up Topic 7 Subtraction Strategies, review and test on ThursdayFluency Test #6 will be recorded for a grade
November 12-1511/12 The students will have a sub while I serve on the RTI committee11/15 PTA Family Movie Night 6:3011/18 PTA Meeting 6:0011/20 Progress Reports11/22 The students will have a sub while I take my husband to Birmingham for eye surgery11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- No SchoolELA: Unit 3 Week 2 Weekly Overview This is a testing week, we will test on Friday. You can review the skills on the McGraw Hill ConnectEd Reading site.Math: Topic 7 Mental SubtractionFluency #5 practice testIXL Math G1-4ELA RR 1-3, AAA 1-2
11/6 FCA 7:10-7:40 Music Room11/7 Veterans Day Lunch- all Veterans are invited to join us for lunch @ 11:4011/8 Half-Day 11:00 Dismissal (Please complete Early Dismissal)Hour of Chess11/11 Veterans Day No School11/12 The students will have a sub while I serve on the RTI committee11/15 PTA Family Movie Night 6:3011/18 PTA Meeting 6:0011/20 Progress Reports11/22 The students will have a sub while I take my husband to Birmingham for eye surgery11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- No SchoolELA: Moving on to Unit 3 Week 1 we will focus on similes, action verbs and continue to learn about abbreviations Weekly OverviewMath: Topic 6, we should be ready to test on ThursdayFluency #4 practice testIXL Math G1-4ELA RR 1-3, AAA 1-2
October 28-November 1
The Trail of Treats is Monday, October 28th from 6:00-7:30. If your family will be coming, please send in a bag of candy by Monday morning to be distributed that evening.
The Book Fair will be opened this coming Monday, October 28th. It will be opened from 7:45-2:15 daily and will close on Friday, November 1st at 12:00pm. In addition, if you wish to come and shop with your child the Book Fair will be opened during the Trail of Treats on Monday night from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Our class is scheduled to visit the Book Fair Tuesday from 11:15-11:40. If you would like for your child to purchase books you can meet us at the Book Fair during this time to help them shop or you can send money in a marked envelope or Ziploc bag inside your child's daily folder.10/28 Flashlight Reading, please bring in a flashlight and a small towel/blanket10/31 AEA Reading Logs due (Alabama/Auburn)10/31 Book Character Day11/7 Veterans Day lunch *All veterans are invited to join us for lunch*11/8 Half day dismissal11/11 Veterans Day/No School11/20 2nd Quarter Progress Reports come home11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday/No SchoolELA Unit 2 Week 5 Weekly OverviewMath Topic 6 Addition Test FridayFluency #3 will be recorded for a grade
October 21-25Upcoming Events:October is National Principal's Month, Down Syndrome Awareness & Spina Bifida10/21 I will be out for another RTI meeting (due to K teachers being out on a field trip)
10/21 (Bus Driver Appreciation Week)10/22 Fire Safety & Fire Safety House visit10/23 I have been part of a cohort learning a new Reading Curriculum (LETRS) and we have our first meeting on this day so the students will have a sub.10/25 Red Ribbon/Yearbook Orders Due10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of Treats10/28 Book Fair Week - Our class will visit Tuesday 11:15-11:40 (please join us, we go to lunch right after if you'd like to stay)10/31 AEA Reading Logs due (Alabama/Auburn)10/31 Book Character DayELA Overview Unit 2 Wk 4Math Topic 5 Place Value to 100 Test Monday, Topic 6 Mental AdditionFluency practice #2Science: Animal Habitats/Bats/Skeletons
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 Bifida10/14 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 Due10/21 Report Cards Go Home (Bus Driver Appreciation Week)10/22 Fire Safety10/25 Red Ribbon/Yearbook Orders Due10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of Treats10/31 AEA Reading Logs due (Alabama/Auburn)ELA Unit 2 Week 3 Weekly OverviewMath Topic 5 Place Value to 100 Fluency practice #1
Upcoming Events:10/3 Make up pictures10/4 T-shirt Orders Due10/7-10/11 Fall Break10/15 Fall Picture Orders Due10/16 PTA Reflection Forms Due10/22 Fire Safety10/25 Red Ribbon10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of TreatsELA: 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, YY1Math: Topic 4 Test on Monday, then begin Topic 5 Place Value to 100Math Fluency will be test #8, which is practice only (subtraction)IXL: M 1,2,4Science: We have been pollinating our flowers with bees and we are waiting to observe seed pods.Social Studies: Continents and Landforms.Would you like a conference?https://www.donorschoose.org/Mrs.Pinegar
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 Break10/16 PTA Reflection Forms Due10/22 Fire Safety10/25 Red Ribbon10/28 PTA meeting/Trail of TreatsELA: Unit 2 Week 1 (attached weekly overview)IXL: PP 1-3Math: Topic 4 Odd/Even, Building Arrays to set the foundation for MultiplicationIXL: A 16-18Science: 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.
September 16-209/15 We will celebrate DOT day, please have your child wear something with dots9/20 Scholastic Book Orders Due9/23 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 applesauce9/27 PTA Family Movie Night 6:00-8:00 (outside)10/3 Make-up Day for pictures10/7-10/11 Fall BreakDid 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=sharingMath Complete Topic 3, test on ThursdayTimed 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/cCeGoxJaqgApx5TY7Happy Sunday!
SEPTEMBER 9-139/9 Counseling class with Mrs. Perry9/10 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, Blue9/13 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 Express9/20 Scholastic Book Orders Due9/23 First Quarter Progress Reports Come Home please sign and return the Progress Report in the provided folder.9/27 PTA Family Movie Night at 6:0-8:3010/7-10/11 Fall Break WeekELA 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 attachedMath Finish Topic 2 Addition Strategies, test Monday. Begin Topic 3 Addition StrategiesWeekly Fluency drill will not be gradedIXL: ELA H1, E2, 8IXL: Math H1-3
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
8/26 Breakfast w/ the Principal at 8 a.m.
8/26 Popcorn and Painting w/the Principal at Triana Library at
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.
8/23 Scholastic Book Orders due8/26 Breakfast w/ the principal 8 AM8/26 Popcorn & Painting w/ the principal 6 PM8/27 Lion King Jr. chorus auditions after school8/28 Boosterthon Pledges Open8/29 Fall Picture Day8/29 Watch Dog Kickoff at 6 PM8/30 Half Day, dismissal at 11:009/2 Labor Day, No School9/4 Boosterthon Pep RallyThis 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 schedulehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1VgaWn3sGvm_0SVbOIjeKvNstgj--H_mGX0_VDofH8ws/edit?usp=sharing2nd grade parent night noteshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1xRR4OHvxbAAhON5TODWYxkiVfCbgAS7YJHAGRamNnjQ/edit?usp=sharing
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