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April 24, 2017

Spelling Words

Unsafe, disappear, rewind, regroup, preheat, unlock, unpack, preschool, rerun, discolor, unplug, disagree

Weekly Story: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net

Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

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Homework
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math- pg. 83
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Math-pg. 84
 Spelling-1 menu column
 Read and answer 1 question
Wednesday
 Math-pg. 85
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Math-pg. 86
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

 Report cards distributed Monday April 24th
 Student Recognition Assembly is Tuesday April 25th @9:45
 Math and Science Night-May 9th
 Field Day papers are due by Friday (lunch choice and parent volunteer) **If you want to volunteer, you must register on Volunteer Connect**

April 17, 2017

Spelling Words
Lamp, lamps, tap, taps, child, children, fox, foxes, deer, goose, geese, United States

Weekly Story: Brer Rabbit and Hawk

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

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Homework
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math- pg. 229
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Math- pg. 230
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
Wednesday
 Math-pg. 231
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Math-pg. 232
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

 Math and Science Night-May 9th
Please remind your student to spend time nightly on Reading Eggs and IXL Math

April 3, 2017

Spelling Words: No Spelling
List A:
List B:
Both:

Weekly Story: Teddy Bear Repair

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math-
 Spelling
 Read and answer 1 question
 Science and Social Studies-study for tests EVERY NIGHT
Tuesday
 Math
 Spelling
 Read and answer 1 question
 Study
Wednesday
 Math
 Spelling
 Read and answer 1 question
 Study
Thursday
 Math
 Spelling
 Read and answer 1 question
 Study Teacher’s Corner

 China and Egypt Unit Test: April 3rd(due to high number of absences)
 Benchmark testing schedule

*Reading-April 5th

*Social Studies-April 6th (covers Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, and past and present)

*Science-April 7th (covers habitats and life cycles)
 April 7th-last day of 3rd 9 weeks, last day before spring break

March 27, 2017
Spelling Words:

Words under spelling on this week’s homework sheet are words that students need to know the meaning of for our upcoming science and social studies tests. They will not have to spell the words.

Students were asked to copy this week’s spelling words in their agenda yesterday. Here are our words:

cupcake
someone
into
football
maybe
herself
sidewalk
anything
bulldog
butterfly
bedroom
without

Students will be bringing home study guides for ancient China and ancient Egypt today. They will also have a blue Science review booklet to study with.

Words to know in Social Studies and Science:

contribution, architecture, empire, pyramid, Great Wall, life, cycle, butterfly, chrysalis, pupa, larva, cocoon

Weekly Story: More Than a Toy

Study for your tests! Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math-
 Spelling – I activity
 Read – read – 1 question
 Science and Social Studies-study for tests EVERY NIGHT
Tuesday
 Math-
 Reading – read – 1 question
 Spelling – 1 activity
 Study
Wednesday
 Math-
 Reading – read – 1 question
 Spelling – 1 activity
 Study

Thursday
 Math-
 Reading – read – 1 question
 Spelling – 1 activity
 Study Teacher’s Corner

 Life Cycles Unit Test: March 30th
 China and Egypt Unit Test: March 31st

 Benchmark testing schedule
* Math-March 27th

*Reading-April 5th

*Social Studies-April 6th (covers Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, and past and present)

*Science-April 7th (covers habitats and life cycles)
 April 7th-last day of 3rd 9 weeks, last day before spring break

March 20, 2017
We will work on the following skills in Reading this nine weeks:
• Use consonants, consonant blends, and consonant digraphs to decode words.
• Use knowledge of short, long, and r-controlled vowel patterns to decode and spell words.
• Use information in the story to read words.
• Use knowledge of sentence structure.
• Use knowledge of story structure and sequence.
• Reread and self-correct
• Use vocabulary from other content areas.
• Ask and answer questions about what is read in fiction and nonfiction.
• Locate information to answer questions.
• Describe characters, setting, and important events in fiction and poetry.
• Identify main idea in fiction and nonfiction.
• Draw conclusions based on text.
• Table of Contents
• Text features
• prefixes and suffixes
• identify syllables
• identify synonyms, antonyms, homphones
In Science this week, we will begin learning about life cycles. This week we will study the life cycle of a white tailed deer and the butterfly.

In Math this week we will review for the benchmark test next Monday.
In Social Studies we will compare Ancient Egypt and Ancient China.

Spelling Words:
Tall, pause, draw, all, fault, claw, lawn, almost, salt, yawn, dawn, drawn

Weekly Story: Feel Better Soon

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math- pg. 132
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read and answer 2 questions
Tuesday
 Math – pg. 133
 Spelling – 1 menu activity
 Read and answer 2 questions

Wednesday
 Math- pg. 134
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Math-pg. 135
 Spelling – 1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

 China and Egypt Unit Test: March 31st
 Tentative benchmark testing schedule:
*Math-March 27th (covers place value, rounding, comparing numbers, time, fractions, symmetry, solid figures, 2 digit addition, measurement (length, weight, volume) and 2 digit subtraction

*Reading-April 5th

*Social Studies-April 6th

*Science-April 7th

March 13, 2017

Spelling Words:

Car, store, jar, fork, hard, cord, more, are, start, sports, shamrock, holiday

Weekly Story: Bugsicles

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math- pg. 129
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read and answer 2 questions
Tuesday
 Motown Review @6:30

Wednesday
 Math- pg. 130
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Math-pg. 131
 Spelling – 1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

 China and Egypt Unit Test: March 31st
 Tentative benchmark testing schedule:
*Math-March 27th (covers place value, rounding, comparing numbers, time, fractions, symmetry, solid figures, 2 digit addition, measurement (length, weight, volume) and 2 digit subtraction

*Reading-April 5th

*Social Studies-April 6th

*Science-April 7th

 Motown Review-March 14th

March 6, 2017

Spelling Words:
Can’t, we’d, don’t, wasn’t, hasn’t, doesn’t, you’ll, we’ve, I’ll, won’t, you’d, we’ll

Weekly Story: None Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math-pg. 201
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read for 20 minutes
Tuesday
 Camp Read-A-Lot @6:30

Wednesday
 Math-pg.201
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read for 20 minutes
Thursday
 Math-pg. 203
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read for 20 minutes

Teacher’s Corner

 China quiz-March 10th (new date)
 Tentative benchmark testing schedule:
*Math-March 27th (covers place value, rounding, comparing numbers, time, fractions, symmetry, solid figures, 2 digit addition, measurement (length, weight, volume) and 2 digit subtraction

*Reading-April 5th

*Social Studies-April 6th

*Science-April 7th

 Camp Read-A-Lot-March 7th @ 6:30
 Motown Review-March 14th

Feb. 27, 2017
Spelling Words:
Game, gold, buggy, huge, rush, jacket, bracket, gym, danger, page, just, must

Weekly Story: The Grasshopper and the Ant

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:

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Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math-pg. 189
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question

Tuesday
 Math – pg. 190
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question


Wednesday
 Math – pg. 191
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question


Thursday
 Math – pg. 192
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner –
 China quiz-March 7th
 Habitats test- Friday March 3rd
 Tentative benchmark testing schedule:

*Math-March 27th (covers place value, rounding, comparing numbers, time, fractions, symmetry, solid figures, 2 digit addition, measurement (length, weight, volume) and 2 digit subtraction

*Reading-April 5th

*Social Studies-April 6th

*Science-April 7th

Feb. 20, 2017
Spelling Words:
Clapping, running, trapped, planned, tagged, getting, shipped, patted, stopping, sitting, president, governor

Weekly Story: Fables

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math-pg. 185
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Science – Habitat Report

Tuesday
 Math – pg. 186
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
 Science – Habitat Report

Wednesday
 Math – pg. 187
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
 Science – Habitat Report

Thursday
 Math – pg. 188
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
 Science – Habitat

Teacher’s Corner –

 Recognition ceremony February 21st
 Egypt quiz-February 21st
 Father Daughter Dance – Feb. 24
 Students are creating a shoebox habitat this week in class. They are to write a report at home this week that will be given orally on Friday. It will discuss what animals are in their habitat, what they use for shelter, what they eat, and how the animals interact in the habitat. This should be approximately a page in length and needs to be handwritten by the student.

Feb. 13, 2017

Spelling Words:
Now, couch, mouth, house, down, cows, brown, now, round, about, Richmond, Virginia

Weekly Story: Birthday Traditions

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math-pg. 119
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question

Tuesday
 Math – pg. 120
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Wednesday
 Math – pg. 121
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Thursday
 Math – pg. 122
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Ancient Egypt Study Guide
Egypt Study Guide

1. Inventions from Egypt:
• water clock
• paper from papyrus
• 365 day calendar
2. An example of architecture from ancient Egypt that exists today are the pyramids.
3. Egypt is located on the continent of Africa.
4.The most important river in Egypt is the Nile.
5. The ancient Egyptians developed a written language that was made up of pictures called hieroglyphics.


Teacher’s Corner –

 Please send in at least one shoebox for an in class habitats project we will be working on soon.
If you have additional shoeboxes, I would love those too!
Thanks!

 Report cards distributed February 14th
 Recognition ceremony February 21st
 Egypt quiz-February 21st

Feb. 6, 2017
We have MAP testing this week on Wednesday and Thursday.

Spelling Words:
Book, pool, took, noon, tool, cookie, stood, loops, good, crook

Weekly Story: Teddy’s Bear

Contact Information

Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!

Monday
 Math-pg. 115
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question

Tuesday
 Math – pg. 116
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Wednesday
 Math – pg. 117
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Thursday
 Math – pg. 118
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner – MAP TESTING

Jan. 30, 2017

General Information and Homework at the bottom

We will work on the following skills in Reading this nine weeks:
• Use consonants, consonant blends, and consonant digraphs to decode words.
• Use knowledge of short, long, and r-controlled vowel patterns to decode and spell words.
• Use information in the story to read words.
• Use knowledge of sentence structure.
• Use knowledge of story structure and sequence.
• Reread and self-correct
• Use vocabulary from other content areas.
• Ask and answer questions about what is read in fiction and nonfiction.
• Locate information to answer questions.
• Describe characters, setting, and important events in fiction and poetry.
• Identify main idea in fiction and nonfiction.
• Summarize stories and events with beginning middle, and end in the correct sequence.
• Draw conclusions based on text.
• Table of Contents
• Text features
• Abbreviations

In Science this week, we will begin learning about living and non-living things.
This week in Math we will begin learning to add 2 digit numbers with or without regrouping. (carrying)
In Social Studies we will begin learning Ancient Egypt

Teacher’s Corner

Social Studies Test – Communities Change Over Time
 End of the 2nd 9 week-February 1st
 Please send in at least one shoebox for an in class habitats project we will be working on soon. If you have additional shoeboxes, I would love those too! Thanks!
 SEF Fundraising week is next week $3.00 donation to participate in all activities

Homework – Jan. 30
Spelling Words:

Bank, sink, sang, stand, long, thank, blink, lungs, found, band, lend, string

Weekly Story: A Birthday Paw-ty

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math – 4 problems copied down
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Math- 4 problems copied down
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
Wednesday
 Math- 4 problems copied down
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
Thursday
Math- 4 problems copied down
Spelling – 1 menu activity
Read and answer 1 question

Jan. 23, 2017

We have 2 benchmark tests this week. I have not assigned math homework so please dedicate this time to studying. Please don’t throw study guides away as these will be useful at the end of each 9 weeks. There will be a new spelling menu next week. Students will be bringing home a famous American study guide, an American Indian Unit test to study from, and a science booklet.

Spelling Words:
Compound words:

Teapot, riverbank, mailbox, mailman, bedtime, someone, bathtub, raindrop, weekend, birthday

Weekly Story: A Clean Slate

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math-no math this week
 Spelling- 1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Study for Social Studies benchmark (American Indians and Famous Americans)
Tuesday
 Math
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
 Study for Science benchmark
Wednesday
 Math
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
 Study for Science benchmark –
Thursday
 Math
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
 Study for Science benchmark

Teacher’s Corner

 Social Studies benchmark: January 24th(covers all Native American tribes and Famous Americans)
 Science benchmark: January 27th(covers weather and seasonal changes/adaptations)
 End of the 2nd 9 week-February 1st

Jan. 17, 2017
Homework – Please also read the news letter below the homework.
Spelling Words:
mess, messes, desk, desks, kitten, kittens, map, maps, fly, flies, lunch, and lunches

Weekly Story: A Teacher Substitute Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
• • Tuesday
 Math-no math this week
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 2 questions
Wednesday
 Math
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Math
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

 Social Studies benchmark: January 24th(covers all Native American tribes and Famous Americans)
 Science benchmark: January 27th(covers weather and seasonal changes/adaptations)

Jan. 17, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back to hopefully a NORMAL week! The district has announced our snowcation make-up days as follows:
Feb. 13, 2017 (was conference day)
Feb. 20, 2017 (was President’s Day holiday)
Mar. 15, 2017 (was early dismissal)
Please check with your student on supplies. MANY of the students do not have paper, pencils, crayons, and glue sticks now.
Please check that your student is doing their homework.
Important things to know about homework are:
• Please make sure your child reads TO you every night. They can check out books on Tuesday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can go before school.
• The spelling words are part of the reading skills for that week so please check that they are doing one menu item nightly and returning the assignment to school every day.
• I will send home a reading passage that your child needs to read to you nightly. There is 1 question to answer per day. Please sign and return these to me on Friday.

We will continue working on the following skills in Reading this nine weeks:
• Use consonants, consonant blends, and consonant digraphs to decode words.
• Use knowledge of short, long, and r-controlled vowel patterns to decode and spell words.
• Use information in the story to read words.
• Use knowledge of sentence structure.
• Use knowledge of story structure and sequence.
• Reread and self-correct
• Use vocabulary from other content areas.
• Ask and answer questions about what is read in fiction and nonfiction.
• Locate information to answer questions.
• Describe characters, setting, and important events in fiction and poetry.
• Identify main idea in fiction and nonfiction.
• Summarize stories and events with beginning middle, and end in the correct sequence.
• Draw conclusions based on text.
• Table of Contents
• Text features
• Abbreviations
In Science this week, we will continue our unit on weather and seasonal changes.
This week in Math we will be completing a Performance Based Assessment in which the students are given a party to plan while using calendars, clocks, and fractions. This is the first year for these in 2nd grade. They will have them in 3,4,5th in any subject they do not take an SOL test.
In Social Studies we will begin learning about famous Americans.
Sincerely,

Jan. 12, 2017

Good morning and welcome back…again! I hope everyone stayed warm during our snowcation and had a chance to get out and have a little fun in the snow. Obviously, due to our missed days, our testing schedule will most likely change a bit. As of today, I don’t have any new dates for our benchmark tests. I will let you know those once I get them. In our class, our Native American unit test which is on all three tribes will be will be Tuesday, January 17th. I’m not going to send home a homework sheet this week. Students will have a math worksheet (pg. 71) to do tonight and study for their social studies test. I’m attaching the study guide for Native Americans if you need it. I’m also sending home the study guide for our adaptations unit in science in the next couple of days. This information will be tested on the benchmark along with weather. Have a great rest of the week and another long weekend! Thanks!

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a good holiday season.
Please check with your student on supplies. MANY of the students do not have paper, pencils, crayons, and glue sticks now. Some of the students need new notebooks.
Please check that your student is doing their homework.
Important things to know about homework are:

• Please make sure your child reads TO you every night. They can check out books on Tuesday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can go before school. Students may take AR tests at school.
• The spelling words are part of the reading skills for that week so please check that they are doing one menu item nightly and returning the assignment to school on Friday. A new spelling menu will be coming home shortly.
• I will send home a reading passage that your child needs to read to you nightly. There is 1 question to answer per day. Please sign and return these to me on Friday.


We will work on the following skills in Reading this nine weeks:
• Use consonants, consonant blends, and consonant digraphs to decode words.
• Use knowledge of short, long, and r-controlled vowel patterns to decode and spell words.
• Use information in the story to read words.
• Use knowledge of sentence structure.
• Use knowledge of story structure and sequence.
• Reread and self-correct
• Use vocabulary from other content areas.
• Ask and answer questions about what is read in fiction and nonfiction.
• Locate information to answer questions.
• Describe characters, setting, and important events in fiction and poetry.
• Identify main idea in fiction and nonfiction.
• Summarize stories and events with beginning middle, and end in the correct sequence.
• Draw conclusions based on text.
• Table of Contents
• Text features
• Abbreviations
In Science this week, we will begin our unit on weather and seasonal changes.
This week in Math we will review all previous content in preparation for benchmark test on Fri..
In Social Studies we will compare the Powhatan, Lakota, and Pueblo Native American groups in preparation for a test next Monday.

If you have any questions, please e-mail, send a note or call me.
Thank you!
Mrs. Deborah Devine

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework

January 3, 2017

Spelling Words: None – We have a benchmark math test on Friday so we are not having new spelling words.

Reading Story – Town Mouse & Country Mouse – complete story questions

Math – handout – please work with your child on reviewing these skills for our benchmark math test on Friday, Jan. 6.

Social Studies – Pueblo Indian quiz on Thursday, January 5. Study guide will be coming home tomorrow.

Dec. 12, 2016
Spelling Words:

Weekly Story:

Gingerbread, sleigh, horse, reindeer, North Pole, tree, gift, choice, candle, wreath

Weekly Story: No assigned story

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Study for science test
 Math-worksheet – pg. 173
 Read for 20 minutes
Tuesday
 Study for science test
 Math-worksheet – pg. 174
 Read for 20 minutes
Wednesday
 Study for science test
 Math-worksheet pg. 175
 Read for 20 minutes
Thursday
 PTA program @ KFHS

Teacher’s Corner

 Weather Unit Test: December 15th
 PTA Winter program: December 15th@KFHS. Please wear blue jeans and white shirts
 Last day before winter break: December 20th
 If you’re able to contribute to our party, please send in individually wrapped chips, granola bars, fruit cups, juice pouches, etc. by this Friday if possible. Thanks!!

Dec. 5, 2016
Spelling Words:

Crab, snap, flame, black, swimming, fast, sweep, fact, grams, trip, brush, store

Weekly Story: It’s About Time

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math – pg. 220
 Read story and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math- pg. 221
 Read story and answer 1 question
Wednesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math- pg. 222
 Read story and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math- pg. 223
 Read story and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

 Reading benchmark: Wednesday December 7th
 Lakota quiz: Wednesday December 7th
 Weather Unit Test: December 14th
 Family Write Night: December 6th
 PTA Winter program: December 15th
 Last day before winter break: December 20th

Nov. 28, 2016

Spelling Words:
Time, nine, sides, kind, sky, dry, eye, high, right, sight, play, came

Weekly Story: The Right Time

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math- pg. 13
 Read story and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math- pg. 217
 Read story and answer 1 question
Wednesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math- pg. 218
 Read story and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math- pg. 219
 Read story and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

 Powhatan quiz: Wednesday November 30th
 Career Dress Up day: Friday, December 2nd
 Career Day: December 2nd
 Report cards issued-November 29th – If you would like a conference, please e-mail me.

Nov. 21, 2016
Good morning,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We have a short week this week. Just a reminder that school dismisses early on Wednesday(1:20). There will be no printed homework sheet this week. Students will have a list of Thanksgiving related spelling words and they should read every night for at least 20 minutes.

Spelling Words:

Pilgrim, Thanksgiving, ship, clipper, basket, Indian, giving, turkey, deer, corn

Have a great week and wonderful holiday!

Nov. 14, 2016

Spelling Words: date, name, tale, wide, dime
pancake, blame, whale, inside, write, slide, drive,

Weekly Story: It Starts With an Egg
Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math- pg. 251 & 252 ( some students have already done one of these pages)
 Read story and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math-255
 Read story and answer 1 question
Wednesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math-pg. 256
 Read story and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Math- pg. 74
 Read story and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner
 Farm Day: November 17th -Please dress in layers!

 United Way Spirit Week is this week $3.00 donation covers all activities for the week!

**Money must be turned in by Wednesday.**
Tuesday-Jersey/team shirt
Wednesday-Crazy hat
Thursday-Crazy sock
Friday-school spirit/dance

Nov. 7, 2016

As you know, today is the last day of the first 9 weeks and we have 2 days off this week. Therefore, homework will again be light. I will not be printing/sending a homework sheet this week. Your child will write his/her homework in their agenda each day.

Thank you to those who returned permission slips. If you haven’t, please do so as soon as possible. If you need another one, please let me know.
Have a great week!

Homework: (This is for all week.)

Math – pg. 251, 253, 254,
Spelling – 1 menu activity for Monday & Wednesday only
Read – 20 minutes daily

Oct. 31, 2016

Spelling Words: made, came, same, trade, ate, plate, pages, day, say, tray, play, Monday

Weekly Story: None

Contact Information

Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net

Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:

Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!

Monday
 No Homework-Be safe if you’re going out!
Tuesday
 PTA/Math Mystery Night @6:30 Come help us solve Case of the Great Zoo Escape!
Wednesday
 Math worksheet – pg. 246
 Read for 20 minutes
 Study for Social Studies test
Thursday
 Math-finish worksheet 247
 Read for 20 minutes
 Study for Social Studies test

Teacher’s Corner

 US Map quiz Wednesday November 2nd
 Social Studies benchmark: November 4th (covers citizenship, map skills, continents, oceans, US map)
 Science benchmark: November 7th(covers magnets, matter, tools, and scientific method)
 Math Mystery Night: November 1st@6:30
 November 7th: End of the 1st 9 weeks
 November 8th and 11th: No School
 Farm Day: November 17th

Oct. 24, 2016
Spelling Words:

Fun, bugs, tub, rugs, truck, under, dug, but, duck, until, funny, scrub

Weekly Story: Henny Penny

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:

Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!

Monday
 Math- pg. 63 (black workbook)
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Math- pg. 64
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Wednesday
 Math – pg. 65
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Math-pg. 66
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

 Math Mystery Night: November 1st
 November 7th: End of the 1st 9 weeks
 November 8th and 11th: No School

Oct. 23, 2016

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend!

Our skills for the new few weeks are listed below.

We will work on the following skills in Reading this nine weeks:

• Use consonants, consonant blends, and consonant digraphs to decode words.
• Use knowledge of short, long, and r-controlled vowel patterns to decode and spell words.
• Use information in the story to read words.
• Use knowledge of sentence structure.
• Use knowledge of story structure and sequence.
• Reread and self-correct
• Use vocabulary from other content areas.
• Ask and answer questions about what is read in fiction and nonfiction.
• Locate information to answer questions.
• Describe characters, setting, and important events in fiction and poetry.
• Identify main idea in fiction and nonfiction.
• Summarize stories and events with beginning middle, and end in the correct sequence.
• Draw conclusions based on text.

In Science this week, we will begin our unit on Matter.

This week in Math we will continue to work on place value.

In Social Studies the students will learn about important rivers and mountains of the United States and memorize the names/locations of the continents.

October 17, 2016

Spelling Words:
Talked, talking, dropped, dropping, excited, exciting, lifted, lifting, hugged, hugging, smiled, smiling

Weekly Story: How to Make a Bear Mask

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math worksheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Study for science test
Tuesday
 Math worksheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Study for science test
Wednesday
 Math-continue to work on sheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Study for science test
Thursday
 Math-make sure sheet is finished
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Study for science test

Teacher’s Corner

 Magnet Test: Friday, October 21st (date change)
 Math Benchmark-October 19th(addition/subtraction, word problems, skip counting, odd/even, equality, related facts, and ordinals)
 Math Mystery Night: November 1st

Oct. 11, 2016

Spelling Words:
If, is, his, did, digs, kick, flip, sip, trip, this, trick, sister

Weekly Story: None – Read a book of your choice

Contact Information

Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 No School
Tuesday
 Math worksheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read for 20 minutes

Wednesday
 Math-continue to work on sheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read for 20 minutes
Thursday
 Math-make sure sheet is finished
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read for 20 minutes

Teacher’s Corner

 School pictures-October 13th
 Spirit Wear orders are due by October 13th (tie dye shirts)
 Fundraiser packets are due October 11th
 Magnet Test: Wednesday, October 19th

Oct. 6, 2016

Just wanted to list the categories of the topics we are studying. I am also including a brief study guide for the current social studies concepts.

Social Studies:

SOL 2.12 – US Diversity Notes

Terms to Know:
• Diverse: being different
• Ethnic Origin: where your family comes from originally
• Custom: something your family’s culture does
• Traditions: something your family does

People living in the United States who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions participate in and contribute to their communities.

While people in our communities have different ethnic and cultural origins, they are united as Americans by common principles and traditions.

Next week, we will begin working with maps and globes skills which includes the continents, the oceans, and some features of the United States.

Math: We have been learning basic addition and subtraction facts to 20, fact families, ordinal numbers, word problems, and equality and inequality. We will be starting skip counting soon.

Science: We are currently studying the properties and everyday uses of magnets. When we complete this focus area, we will begin learning about matter.

Reading: We are learning about blends and digraphs, short vowel patterns, basic reading strategies, comprehension techniques, main idea, and how to use graphic organizers.
Oct. 3, 2016

Spelling Words:
math, itch, patch, what, shape, them, shale, chase, when, bunch, wish, that

Weekly Story: None
Contact Information

Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math worksheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read for 20 minutes
Tuesday
 No homework PTA @ 6:30
Wednesday
 Math-continue to work on sheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read for 20 minutes
Thursday
 Math-make sure sheet is finished
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read for 20 minutes

Teacher’s Corner

 Open House: October 4th 6:30
 Progress Reports: October 5th
 Spirit Wear orders are due by October 13th (tie dye shirts)
 Fundraiser packets are due October 11th

Please make sure your child is completing one spelling homework choice a night.

September 27, 2016

Citizenship and Government Study Guide

1. A person who is a member of a certain country is called a citizen.
2. Being able to control yourself is self- discipline. Raising your hand in class is an example of self-discipline.
3. When you remember to do your homework or other chores without someone reminding you means that you are self-reliant.
4. To elect a new government, people vote.
5. When you are able to control yourself even when you are upset shows that you have self-discipline.
6. We elect Virginia’s government officials to make decisions for us. Citizens vote for these people.
7. When you always tell the truth, you are honest and trustworthy. You can also be trusted to do a good job.
8. If you find something that belongs to someone else and return it to them, you are respecting their rights and property.
9. One responsibility of a good citizen is to respect the rights and property of others. This is one common principle that unites us.
10. Even though we all have different backgrounds, we are united as Americans by common principles.
11. Differences among people, such as age or religion are called diversity.
12. Ways of doing things that have been passed down from grandparents to parents to children are called customs.
13. People who have the same customs, religion, or language, share common ethnic origins.
14. We call our basic values and beliefs principles.

Sept. 26, 2016

Homework and info: Students will be bringing home a homework sheet, a reading story, and a math sheet.
A social studies study guide will be coming home by Wednesday.
Spelling Words:

Wet, pen, else, legs, went, sent, yes, rest, left, end

Weekly Story: Spring Magic

Contact Information

Email:deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math worksheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Social Studies-study for test
Tuesday
 Math-continue to work on sheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Study for social studies test
Wednesday
 Math-continue to work on sheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Study for social studies test
Thursday
 Math-make sure sheet is finished
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Study for social studies test

Teacher’s Corner

 Open House: October 4th 6:30
 Social Studies Test Friday, Sept. 30th(Covers citizenship and government)

Please make sure your child is completing one spelling homework choice a night.

Homework and Info: Students will bring home a homework sheet today, a reading story, and a new spelling menu.

Spelling Words:
Stop, hand, clip, twin, strap, brave, stream, breeze, nest, ask, mask, state
Weekly Story: Dandy Dandelions Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math worksheet
 Spelling menu
 Read story and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Math-continue to work on sheet
 Spelling menu
 Read story and answer 1 question
Wednesday
 Math-continue to work on sheet
 Spelling menu
 Read story and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Math-make sure sheet is finished
 Spelling menu
 Read story and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

 MAP Testing: September 21st and 22nd
 Open House: October 4th 6:30

Please make sure your child is completing one spelling homework choice a night. They are bringing home a new spelling menu today. Please keep it in their homework folders.

Homework and Info: Students will bring home a homework sheet today and a reading story

September 12, 2016

Spelling Words: Students will receive a menu with spelling activity choices. This menu is to be kept in their homework folder and used each week with our spelling words.

List: page, size, late, race, nose, fine, huge, rice, space, mice, blaze

Weekly Story: Good Morning, Good Night Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:

http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework:
Please complete all spelling homework in your homework notebook. Do not tear any pages out. Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Math worksheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Math-continue to work on sheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Wednesday
 Math-continue to work on sheet
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Math-make sure sheet is finished
 Spelling menu-1 activity
 Read story and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

A Note about Spelling:
Your child will bring home a list each week. They are to complete 1 menu activity each night; Monday – Thursday.

 MAP Testing-September 21st-22nd
 Open House-October 4th @6:30

Homework and Info: Sept. 2, 2016

I would like to WELCOME all students and family to the second grade at NPES.

On the first day of school, students will bring home a packet of paperwork. Please complete the papers and return them to me as quickly as possible. Students will also be bringing home a letter from me. Please read and let me know if you have any questions. It lists general information that you will need during the year such as our classroom behavior plan.

I know we will be having a great year!

Mrs. Deborah Devine



Welcome!
Tuesday September 06th 2011, 11:08 am
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September 2, 2016

Dear Families,

We are excited and ready to begin a new school year!

Welcome to our second grade class at Nansemond Parkway Elementary School! I am very proud and happy to be your child’s teacher this year and will use my blog and e-mail to send you important information and updates throughout the year.

Our Schedule
9:05-9:35 Breakfast/ Morning Work
9:35-11:10 Reading
11:10-12:10 Math
12:10-12:40 Lunch
12:40-1:00 Recess
1:00-1:40 Social Studies
1:40-1:50 Writing
1:50-2:40 Resource
Monday: Computer Lab
Tuesday: Media Center
Wednesday: Art
Thursday: Music
Friday: PE
2:40-3:10 Writing
3:10- 3:50 Science
3:50 Dismissal

I am sending home a packet of forms on the first day of school for any families that were unable to attend our Orientation. Please complete these forms and return them to me. This packet also includes a welcome letter from me that states our schedule and discipline policy. At the beginning of each week, I will email a homework sheet which also includes important information for that week. My blog will also have this information listed on it.

Sincerely,
Deborah Devine
deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Blog: http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/