Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the first week of the 3rd grading period!! We will begin many new, more complex skills this 9 weeks as we move toward preparing for 3rd grade. The first half of the year I was able to read the benchmark tests to your student. I am not able to do this starting this grading period.
Please make sure that your student has school supplies such as pencils, paper, and glue sticks at school. I am beginning to run out of the supplies that I had purchased this summer.
Please have your child read TO you every night. They can check out books on Wednesday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can go before school. Becoming a better reader is like playing a sport. The more you practice the better you get.
In reading this 9 weeks, we are working on the following skills:
Prefixes and Suffixes
Antonyms and Synonyms
Use pictures, captions, and charts
Use dictionaries, glossaries, and indices
Identify the problem and solution in fiction texts
Identify the main idea in fiction texts
Identify the main idea in nonfiction texts
In Math we will begin adding two digit numbers with regrouping (carrying). Please help your child practice this every evening as this is a very difficult skill for them to grasp.
This week in science, we begin learning about living and non- living things. In Social Studies we begin learning about how communities change over time.
Thank you for all of your support.
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