Art (Every other week) P.E.
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2nd grade newsletter January 18, 2019 Reading/English : This week we read the humorous fiction book, Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann. Officer Buckle's safety presentation at Napville Elementary School is always ignored. It's so dull, in fact, that it puts audiences to sleep. But soon, children are paying attention...to Officer Buckle's new police dog, Gloria, who stands behind him, miming the consequences of not following the safety rules. Our class really enjoyed this book—it made everyone laugh! We reviewed cause and effect within the story, and well as author’s purpose. We discussed how to write abbreviations correctly this week. We learned about the schwa sound, as well as how prefixes and suffixes can change the meaning of a word. Spelling: This week our spelling pattern focused on compound words. Next week we will NOT have a pre-test due to having MLK Jr. Day off. Everyone will take the test on Friday, January 25. Look for words to go home on Tuesday, January 22. Math: This week we finished chapter 5 on two-digit subtraction and took the test on Thursday. Next week we will start chapter 6, which is about 3-digit addition and subtraction. The first part of the chapter focuses on addition. We are working hard in second grade to have the students memorize their basic facts and not rely on using a number line or their fingers to add or subtract. Five to ten minutes of practice a day can really help your child! *Remember you can log into www.thinkcentral.com if your child is having difficulty with a concept. There are videos on the website that show you step-by-step instructions. **This past week we reviewed Chapter 5, Lessons 10 and 11 if you are trying to look up the lessons online** Homework and Dates to Remember: Monday, January 21 – No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday, January 22 –Look for this week’s spelling words to go home today. Homework: Read supplemental story of the week and poetry folder. Wednesday, January 23 –Homework-Math worksheet. Thursday, January 24 –Homework: Read anchor story of the week. Grammar and Phonics online tests today. Study for tomorrow’s spelling test! Friday, January 25 - Spelling test today. Vocabulary and comprehension online tests today. PBIS Spirit Day—Wear your favorite winter hat. SCO Treat Day (vanilla ice cream cup or orange push pop) for those that ordered. SCO Mustang Gallop after school for those that returned permission slips and money 3:30-5:00