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Oct. 16, 2018

Students will be bringing home a science matter study guide today. We have a test on matter on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

Oct. 15, 2018
Homework – Oct.15, 2018
Spelling Words: hard, born, horse, before, more, smart, farm, porch, corn, chore, score, part
Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784
Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!
Monday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Read 20 minutes with you child
Math – practice for benchmark – basic facts
Tuesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Read 20 minutes with you child
Math – write to 100 by 2s, 5s, 10s – skip counting practice for benchmark
 Wear orange tomorrow!
Wednesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Read 20 minutes with you child
Math – complete handout
Thursday
Read 20 minutes with you child
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Reading 20 minutes with your child
Teacher’s Corner – Math Benchmark on Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wear ORANGE on Wednesday

Oct. 15, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We fast approaching the end of this first marking period with benchmarks in Math, Science, and Social Studies. Please help you child review for these tests. They will cover thing the students have learned this marking period. The science department has provided us with a very nice study guide booklet which I will be sending home next week.

Please note that we are collecting Boxtops for Education. You can send them in with your student to give to me.

Our color for this month is orange for anti-bullying. Students are asked to wear that color on Wednesdays.

This week the students will continue to have homework. They will have homework Monday- Thursday unless otherwise noted. Important things to know about homework are:

• The homework sheet for the week, along with the spelling words, will be glued in your child’s agenda on Mondays.

• Please make sure your child reads TO you every night for 20 minutes. This is in addition to the 20 minute district homework policy. They can check out books on Tuesday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can visit the library between 9:00 and 9:20 AM.
• The spelling words are part of the reading skills for the 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.
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, finish our unit on matter.

This week in Math the students will work on equality and inequality. Our math benchmark will be Thursday, October 18. It will cover the following skills: ordinal numbers, skip counting, odd/even numbers, patterns, related facts and fact fluency, and equality.

In Social Studies the students will explore Our Changing Communities. (past and present)

Sincerely,

Mrs. Deborah Devine
Second Grade Teacher
Nansemond Parkway Elementary

Oct. 7, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am still waiting for cooler weather now this 2nd week of October. Please remember our Farm Day field trip is Wednesday. Make sure your student brings a bag lunch, towel, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Those who requested a lunch from the school will pick them up before we leave.

Please note that we are collecting Boxtops for Education. You can send them in with your student to give to me.

Students should wear orange on Wednesday in honor of anti-bullying.

This week the students will continue to have homework. They will have homework Monday and Thursday only this week. This is due to our program Tuesday night and our field trip on Wednesday.

Important things to know about homework are:

• The homework sheet for the week, along with the spelling words, will be glued in your child’s agenda on Mondays.
• Please make sure your child reads TO you every night for 20 minutes. This is in addition to the 20-minute district homework policy. They can check out books on Tuesday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can visit the library between 9:00 and 9:20 AM.
• The spelling words are part of the reading skills for the 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.
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 practice the Scientific Method, learn about tools that scientists use, and continue our unit on matter.
This week in Math the students will continue to work on addition, subtraction, inverse relationships, and fact families. We will then move on to skip counting forwards and backwards by 5 and 10.
In Social Studies the students will explore city, state, and national government and diversity.

Sincerely,

Deborah Devine

Oct. 3, 2018

On Friday, Oct. 5 – Citizenship Test, Spelling Test, Reading Assessment

Oct. 1, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy first week of October! I am hoping the weather will finally start cooling down a bit.
Please note that we are collecting Boxtops for Education. You can send them in with your student to give to me.

This week the students will continue to have homework. They will have homework Monday- Thursday unless otherwise noted. Important things to know about homework are:

• OUR COPIES IS DOWN SO STUDENTS WILL BE COPYING THEIR HOMEWORK IN THEIR AGENDAS.

• Please make sure your child reads TO you every night for 20 minutes. This is not included as part of the 20 minute district homework policy. They can check out books on Tuesday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can visit the library between 9:00 and 9:20 AM.

• The spelling words are part of the reading skills for the 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.
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 practice the Scientific Method, learn about tools that scientists use, and begin our unit on matter.
This week in Math the students will work on addition, subtraction, inverse relationships, and fact families and in Social Studies the students will explore city, state, and national government and diversity. There will be a test over this on Friday. Study guide will be in agenda on Monday.
We are keeping very busy following the district pacing guide. I am looking forward to working with all of you this year and I want to thank you in advance for sharing your student with me.

Thanks!

Mrs. Deborah Devine
Second Grade Teacher

Oct. 1, 2018
Homework – Oct.1, 2018
Spelling Words: dropped, dropping, excited, exciting, lifted, lifting, hugged, hugging, smiled, smiling, talked, talking

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

Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784

Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!

Monday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Read 20 minutes with you child
Math – write addition facts for 2s – student will have an example using 1s.

Tuesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Read 20 minutes with you child
Math – write addition facts for 3s
 Wear orange tomorrow!

Wednesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Read 20 minutes with you child
Math – write addition facts for 4s

Thursday
Read 20 minutes with you child
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Reading 20 minutes with your child

Teacher’s Corner
Wear ORANGE on Wednesday

Sept. 24 – Homework
Homework – September 24, 2018

Spelling Words: blends: stop, strap, nest, hand, brave, ask, clip, stream, mask, twin, breeze, state

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net

Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784

Keep all homework and your agenda in your binder. Thanks!

Monday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Read 20 minutes with you child
Social Studies – study vocabulary
Tuesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Read 20 minutes with you child
Social Studies – study vocabulary
 Wear green tomorrow!
Wednesday
 Math-write to 120
 Spelling-1 menu activity
Read 20 minutes with you child
Social Studies – study vocabulary
Thursday
 Math-write to 100 by 2s
Read 20 minutes with you child

 Spelling-1 menu activity

Social Studies – study vocabulary

Teacher’s Corner

PALS Testing starts this week

Wear GREEN on Wednesday

Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Math assessments on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

Sept. 24, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We finally completed a full week of school. The students and I are settling in finally.

Remember to send the Farm Day field trip permission slip in by 9-28-18. We will NOT need any parent volunteers due to limited seating on the buses and limited parking at the site.

Please note that we are collecting Boxtops for Education. You can send them in with your student to give to me.

Our color for September is green which we wear on Wednesdays.
This week the students will continue to have homework. They will have homework Monday- Thursday unless otherwise noted. Important things to know about homework are:

• The homework sheet for the week, along with the spelling words, will be glued in your child’s agenda on Mondays.

• 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 visit the library between 9:00 and 9:20 AM.

• The spelling words are part of the reading skills for the week so please check that they are doing one menu item nightly and returning the assignment to school every day.

• Please have your student read 20 minutes with you each night.
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 practice the Scientific Method, learn about tools that scientists use, and continue our unit on magnets. There will be a magnet test on Friday. The study guide will be in their binders on Tuesday.

This week in Math the students will work on patterns, and in Social Studies the students will explore city, state, and national government and diversity.

As you can see, we have a busy first nine weeks ahead of us, especially in Reading. I am looking forward to working with all of you this year and I want to thank you in advance for sharing your student with me.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Deborah Devine

Sept. 16, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone stayed safe during our “hurrication”. I’m thankful that we weren’t affected as much as we could’ve been! We shall try to have a full week THIS week!

Please note that we are collecting Boxtops for Education. You can send them in with your student to give to me.

We are wearing green on Wednesday to celebrate good manners.

This week the students will continue to have homework. They will have homework Monday- Thursday unless otherwise noted. Important things to know about homework are:
• The homework sheet for the week, along with the spelling words, will be glued in your child’s agenda on Mondays.
• Please make sure your child reads TO you every night. They can check out books on Monday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can visit the library between 9:00 and 9:20 AM.

• 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.
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 practice the Scientific Method, learn about tools that scientists use, and continue our unit on magnets.
This week in Math the students will work on ordinal numbers and patterns, and in Social Studies the students will explore what makes a good citizen
This is the last week that I will send home a paper copy of the newsletter. If you would like to continue to receive a paper copy, please let me know, otherwise it will only be emailed.
As you can see, we have a busy first nine weeks ahead of us, especially in Reading. I am looking forward to working with all of you this year and I want to thank you in advance for sharing your student with me.
Sincerely,

Mrs. Deborah Devine

deborahdevine@spsk12.net

Sept. 10, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have had a successful first week of 2nd grade. The students have done a great job of learning the rules and procedures and I am looking forward to beginning our normal routine this week.

Please note that we are collecting Boxtops for Education. You can send them in with your student to give to me.

Each month we have a special color that we try to wear on Wednesdays. This month is green for good manners.

This week the students will begin to have homework. They will have homework Monday- Thursday unless otherwise noted. Important things to know about homework are:
• The homework sheet for the week, along with the spelling words, will be glued in your child’s agenda on Mondays.
• Please make sure your child reads TO you every night. They can check out books on Monday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can visit the library 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.

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 practice the Scientific Method, learn about tools that scientists use, and begin our unit on magnets.

This week in Math the students will work on ordinal numbers, and in Social Studies the students will explore what makes a good citizen.

As you can see, we have a busy first nine weeks ahead of us, especially in Reading. I am looking forward to working with all of you this year and I want to thank you in advance for sharing your student with me.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Deborah Devine

September 2018
WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE!
I am happy to have your child in my class this year at Nansemond Parkway. I have many interesting and fun activities planned for this year and am very excited to be working with your child. I thank you now for all of your support as we fully embrace the motto: “…where learning is a quest that we venture upon daily!” I wanted to take this time to explain some of the things you will be seeing this year from me and from your child.

Second Grade – Room 45 – Mrs. Devine

I am pleased to tell you that we have a co-teacher this year; Mrs. Barbara Sinclair.

SECOND GRADE SCHEDULE
Time
Subject

9:30-11:00
Reading

11:00-11:15
Writing

12:10-12:40
LUNCH

12:45-1:05
Recess

2:15-2:45
Science

2:45-3:15
Social Studies

3:15-3:45
Writing

3:45-4:00
D.E.A.R.
Pack up and Dismissal

Resources

Mon. – Music, Tues. – Media Center, Wed. Computer, Thurs. – P.E., Fri. – Art

My blog is located at:

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

My blog is where you will find weekly information on homework, important dates and activities, SOLs to be covered that week and more. Please check this weekly.

Email: The BEST way to get in contact with me during the school day is by emailing me at:

deborahdevine@spsk12.net

I check my e-mail throughout the day.

Mrs. Sinclair’s e-mail is:

barbarasinclair@spsk12.net

You may also telephone the main office at 923-4167, and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Your questions and/or concerns are always a priority.
I appreciate parent involvement and look forward to hearing from you.

Procedures and Rules for Room 45:

I believe in setting expectations and procedures for activities that will take place in our classroom. This provides for a safe, healthy and happy environment conducive to learning and being at our best every day. We will learn and practice these daily and your child will know what to do and what is expected of him/her every day.

The “Classroom Rules” are as follows:

1. Follow directions quickly!

2. Raise your hand for permission to speak!

3. Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat!

4. Make smart choices!

5. Keep your dear teacher happy!

Behavior Chart
Incredible! –
purple

Great Job! –
blue

Ready to Learn! –
green

Warning! –
yellow

Get It Together! –
orange

Time Out! –
RED

This behavior chart starts everyone out each day on “Ready to Learn”. The children move up and down the chart depending on their behavior throughout the day. Students will color their behavior chart color in their agenda at the end of the day. Positive behavior is encouraged through rewards such as compliments, stickers, etc. If your child is on RED at the end of the day, you will see a note with my initials on their behavior calendar. For serious behavioral issues, parents will be contacted.

Homework is an important part of learning.
It reinforces what we have already done in class and lets you practice with your child to see the progress that they are making and what they are learning. This should be a positive experience and not the cause of stress filled evenings for you and your child. There will be Reading/Spelling homework every night (Monday- Thursday), with spelling quizzes on Fridays. Students should spend no longer than 20 minutes per night on homework. Reading independently or with a parent for another 15 minutes is strongly encouraged. Other subject areas such as math, science and social studies are assigned as needed. Study guides are sent home before tests and test dates are listed on the homework sheet each week. All homework should be done on notebook paper and brought to school daily in their binder. Students will bring home all information and papers via a green folder. Theses folders will be kept in the student’s binders and I suggest that you check them daily. Completed work usually goes home on Tuesdays.

I look forward to a terrific school year and if there is anything you need, please feel free to contact me at any time. Also, please remember that e-mail is one of the fastest ways to reach me.

If you did not stop by on Thursday, you student will be bringing home a pack of papers tomorrow. Please sign and return all necessary papers as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Mrs. Deborah Devine
Second Grade Teacher
Nansemond Parkway Elementary

June 11, 2018

12th End of Year Ceremony: June @ 2:00

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The last week of school is FINALLY here!!! I know you are looking forward to the summer break as I am. I will be spending time with our grandsons and do some traveling. I will also take a class this summer.

We will have an end of the year celebration the last day of school. After lunch the students will have ice cream sundaes. The 2nd grade teachers have decided to provide all supplies needed for the party.

This week we will continue to work on multiplication and 3 digit addition/subtraction. Please continue to work on these skills at home. The students’ Reading Eggs and IXL accounts will be active all summer long.

There will be a recommended summer reading list sent home with the report cards and the students are each receiving some new, free books. Please make sure they read as much as possible. They have made tremendous gains this school year!

Thank you for sharing your students with me this year. It has been a privilege. Best wishes for the rest of their academic careers.

June 4, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The state SOL tests continue this week for 3rd-5th grades. We will have to be exceptionally quiet due to testing in our pod and when walking to lunch.

There will be no spelling words or homework this week.

Important Dates:

12th End of Year Ceremony: June @ 2:00

· Camp Read-A-Lot family event-June 5th

Thanks!

May 29, 2018

Spelling Words: No Spelling!

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

Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework

Monday Holiday
Tuesday
· Math-review your math study guide and do some practice problems on iXL
· Study for your economics test
· Wear yellow or green tomorrow
Wednesday
· Study for your economics test
Thursday

Teacher’s Corner

· End of Year Math test: May 30th
· Economics test: May 31st
· End of Year Ceremony: June 12th @ 2:00
· Camp Read-A-Lot family event-June 5th

May 21, 2018

Spelling Words:
weigh, eight, sleigh, light, bright, fright, neighbor, delightful, eyesight, knight
Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/
Homework
Monday
· Math-Monday row
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Tuesday
· Math-Tuesday row
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
· Wear yellow or green tomorrow
Wednesday
· Math-Wednesday row
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Thursday
· Math-Thursday row
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes

Teacher’s Corner

· End of Year Math test: May 30th
· End of Year Ceremony: June 12th @ 2:00
· Camp Read-A-Lot family event-June 5th

May 14, 2018
Spelling Words:
verb, perch, burn, surf, circle, swirl, smart, barnyard, porch, store, chair, clear, fairy, fearless, appear
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.
Monday
· Math-Monday row
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Tuesday
· Math-Tuesday row
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
· Wear yellow or green tomorrow
Wednesday
· Math-Wednesday row
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Thursday
· Math-Thursday row
· Spelling-1 menu activity & read 10 minutes
·

Teacher’s Corner

· End of Year Math test: May 30th
· End of Year Ceremony: June 12th @ 2:00
· Camp Read-A-Lot family event-June 5th

May 1, 2018 End of Year Ceremony Dates

Tuesday, June 12th: Early Start @ 10:00 a.m.
Grades 1st-4th EOY @ 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13th: 5th Grade @ 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 14th: Kindergarten @ 10:00 a.m.

April 30, 2018
Spelling Words:
Bubble, little, middle, marble, apple, puzzle, simple, angle, clock, research, nonfiction, graph, survey, data, happy

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 – practice graphs -IXL
· Spelling – 1 activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Tuesday
· Math- practice graphs – IXL
· Spelling – 1 activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Wednesday
· Math- practice graphs – IXL
· Spelling – 1 activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Thursday
· Math- practice graphs – IXL
· Spelling – 1 activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes

Teacher’s Corner

· 2nd grade gifted screening: April 30th
· Field day-May 4th Our color is yellow
· Family reading night: May 8th
· Progress reports go home May 8th

April 23, 2018
Teacher’s  Corner
 
·       3rd 9 weeks recognition ceremony is Thursday April 26th @ 9:50
·       2nd grade gifted screening: April 25,26,30th
·       Book fair continues until 12:00 Friday
·       Field day-May 4th  Our color is yellow
·       Family reading night: May 8th
·       Please return all pictures that you are not going to purchase.  Thanks!
 
**June 14th (last day of school) is now scheduled to be a whole day instead of early dismissal**

Homework – Week of April 23, 2018

No new spelling words.

New reading story with 4 questions (passed out on Tuesday, April 24, 2018)

April 18, 2018

The snow day on March 13th will be made up with Thursday, June 14th being turned into a “full” school day for elementary students

April 16, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Subject Outlook:

Reading: r-controlled vowels, vowel pairs and digraphs, , story elements, sequence of events, character traits, predicting outcomes, main idea, drawing conclusions, text features, reference skills and features
Math: probability
Social Studies: Economics
Science: Plants and their products

Field Day Information:

Many students are in need of new supplies (glue sticks). Please check with your child.

We are half way through April already. The days are flying by. We will have field day on May 4th, rain or shine. Each grade level has been assigned a color to wear. We will be wearing YELLOW t-shirts. IF you have a t-shirt that is primarily yellow but has graphics that will be fine. If you want to purchase a yellow shirt, Michaels has them for $3.00 online on sale from $3.99. The North Suffolk Walmart had v neck yellow shirts in the boys’ dept. for $3.47.

Homework – April 16, 2016

Spelling Words:
Buckets, pencils, crayons, crunches, glasses, foxes, books, clocks, wishes, buses

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-menu activity
· Read – answer 1 question
Tuesday
· Math and Science Night @ 6:00
· Wear purple tomorrow!
Wednesday
· Spelling- menu activity
· Read – answer 1 question
Thursday
· Spelling-menu activity and STUDY!
· Read – and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner – Reading Story
“Meeting the Twain”

· MAP testing: April 18th and 20th
· 2nd grade gifted screening: April 25,26,27th
· Math and Science night: April 17th@6:00
· Report cards distributed: April 20th
· Field day-May 4th Our color is yellow

April 9, 2018

Spelling Words:
List A: running, ripped, grinning, swimming, dropped
List B: hurries, cried, carried, removing, squeezed
Both: spotted, sitting, grabbing, shopping, planned
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- IXL Practice
· Spelling-menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Tuesday
· Math- IXL Practice
· Spelling- menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
· Wear purple tomorrow!
Wednesday
· Math- IXL practice
· Spelling- menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Thursday
· Broadway @ NPES 6:30

Teacher’s Corner
· Reading benchmark test: April 12th
· MAP testing: April 18th and 20th
· 2nd grade gifted screening: April 25,26,27th
· Broadway at NPES: April 12th @ 6:30
· Math and Science night: April 19th
· Report cards distributed: April 20th

April 9, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the first week of the last marking period. I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break!
Please check that your student is doing their homework.
Important things to know about homework are:
• Please make sure your child reads every night (preferably to you) for 20 minutes. This is in addition to the 20 minutes of homework allowed by the school district. 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.

 
In Reading we will continue to work on all the skills I’ve listed previously.
In Science this week, begin learning about plants.
In Math we will begin learning about probability and continue to practice adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers. If you could practice adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with your student it would be a great help. This is a VERY difficult skill for many students.
In Social Studies we will begin learning about economics.
Thanks!
Mrs. Deborah Devine
Second Grade Teacher
Nansemond Parkway Elementary

March 26, 2018
Spelling Words:
List A:
List B:
Both:
No spelling-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 – none
· Spelling-none
· Read for at least 10 minutes
· Study for social studies and science benchmark EVERY DAY
Tuesday
· Math- none
· Spelling-none
· Read for at least 10 minutes
· Wear green tomorrow!
Wednesday
· Math – none
· Spelling-none
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Thursday
· Math- none
· Spelling-none
· Read for at least 10 minutes

Teacher’s Corner
· Social Studies benchmark: March 28th(covers past and present, Ancient China and Egypt)
· Science benchmark: March 29th(covers life cycles and habitats)
· Spring picture and class picture day: March 23rd

March 19, 2018

Spelling Words:
No new words Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework-Due Thursday!
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 – IXL – addition and subtraction
· Spelling
· Read story – do one ?
Tuesday
· Math-– IXL – addition and subtraction

· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read story – do one ?
· Wear green tomorrow!
Wednesday
· Math- – IXL – addition and subtraction
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read story – do one ?
Thursday
· Math-– IXL – addition and subtraction
· Spelling-Study!
· Read story – do one ?

Teacher’s Corner:

Ancient China and Egypt test: March 23rd

· 3rd math benchmark: March 23rd(covers fact families, equality, 2 digit addition and subtraction with estimation, word problems, fractions, money, time, calendar, patterns, and measurement)

· Social Studies benchmark: March 28th(covers past and present, Ancient China and Egypt)

· Science benchmark: March 29th(covers life cycles and habitats)

· Spring picture and class picture day: March 23rd

March 12, 2018
Spelling Words:
List A: frying, jumping, playing, working, crying
List B: washing, carrying, singing, exploring, catching
Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/
Homework-Due Thursday!
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 – IXL – addition and subtraction
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read story – do one ?
Tuesday
· Math-– IXL – addition and subtraction

· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read story – do one ?
· Wear green tomorrow!
Wednesday
· Math- – IXL – addition and subtraction
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read story – do one ?
Thursday
· Math-– IXL – addition and subtraction
· Spelling-Study!
· Read story – do one ?

Teacher’s Corner
· SEF fundraising week: $5.00 donation Tues-Jersey Day, Wed.- Crazy hat day, Thurs.-crazy sock day, Fri. school spirit and dance
· Ancient China test: March 14th
· 3rd math benchmark: March 23rd(covers fact families, equality, 2 digit addition and subtraction with estimation, word problems, fractions, money, time, calendar, patterns, and measurement)
· Social Studies benchmark: March 28th(covers past and present, Ancient China and Egypt)
· Science benchmark: March 29th(covers life cycles and habitats)
· Spring picture and class picture day: March 23rd

Subject Outlook
Reading: r-controlled vowels, vowel pairs and digraphs, synonyms and antonyms, prefixes and suffixes, story elements, sequence of events, character traits, predicting outcomes, main idea, drawing conclusions
Math: measurement
Social Studies: Ancient China
Science: Habitats ·
Please send in any shoeboxes you have for our habitat projects. Thanks!
· Many students are in need of new supplies (glue sticks). Please check with your child.

March 5, 2018
Spelling Words:

liked, baked, jumped, bumped, turned, fixed, tricked, planted, tagged, stopped, trapped, typed

Contact Information

Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net

Phone: 923-4167

Check out our blog here:

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

Homework

Monday

· Math-IXL Math

· Spelling-1 menu activity

· Read story and answer 1 question

Tuesday

· Math-IXL Math

· Spelling-1 menu activity

· Read story and answer 1 question

· Wear green tomorrow!

Wednesday

· Math- IXL Math

· Spelling-1 menu activity

· Read story and answer 1 question

Thursday

· Math – IXL Math –

Spelling – 1 menu activity

Read story and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

Wear green on Wednesday

·

Feb. 26, 2018

Spelling Words: Prefixes

Game, gold, buggy, huge, jacket, gym, danger, page, just, rush, bracket, must

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework
Monday
· Math-IXL Math – math review sheet
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Tuesday
· Math-IXL Math – math review sheet
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
· Wear pink or red tomorrow!
Wednesday
· Math- IXL Math – math review sheet
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Thursday
· Math – IXL Math – math review sheet
Spelling – 1 menu activity
Read for at least 10 minutes

Teacher’s Corner
Wear red or pink on Wednesday
· Life Cycles Unit Test 2/28 (date change)
· Ancient Egypt test 2/27

Feb. 18, 2018
Spelling Words: Prefixes

Unhappy, recall, disappear, unload, mistake, disagree, rewrite, unroll, unknown, dishonest, react, recycle

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-work on telling time and counting money
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Tuesday
· Math-work on telling time and counting money
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
· Wear pink or red tomorrow!
Wednesday
· Math- work on telling time and counting money
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read for at least 10 minutes
Thursday
· Family Reading Night @ 6:30

Teacher’s Corner
· Report cards distributed 2/19
· Student recognition assembly 2/20
· Family Reading Night 2/22
· Life Cycles Unit Test 2/28 (date change)
· Ancient Egypt test 2/27

Feb. 12, 2018 – Homework
Spelling Words:
How, couch, mouth, house, clown, cows, brown, now, round, about

Contact Information
Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

Homework
Monday
· Math- practice counting coins and telling time
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Reading story – 1 question
Tuesday
· Math- practice counting coins and telling time
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read story – 1 question
Wednesday
· Math- practice counting coins and telling time
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read story – 1 question
Thursday
· Math- practice counting coins and telling time
· Spelling-1 menu activity and study
· Read story – 1 question
Teacher’s Corner
· Report cards distributed 2/16
· Student recognition assembly 2/20
· Family Reading Night 2/22
· Life Cycles Unit Test 2/22
· Ancient Egypt test 2/27

February 5, 2018

Newsletter – Feb. 5, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are officially half way through the school year this week!
Please check that your student is doing their homework.
Important things to know about homework are:
• Please make sure your child reads every night (preferably to you) for 20 minutes. This is in addition to the 20 minutes of homework allowed by the school district. 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.

In Reading we will continue to work on all the skills I’ve listed previously.
In Science this week, we begin our unit on Life Cycles, starting with the butterfly.
In Math we will work on telling time. We will also continue to work on finding the sum/difference for two digit numbers. If you could practice adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with your student it would be a great help. Also, students should practice counting change at home. This is a VERY difficult skill for many students.

In Social Studies we begin our study of the United States THEN and NOW.

Thanks!
Mrs. Deborah Devine

Spelling Words:

Book, pool, took, noon, tool, cookie, stood, loops, good, crook

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-work on time
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read story – 1 question – Fables
Tuesday
· Family Fitness Night @6:30
Wednesday
· Math- work on time
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read story – 1 question
Thursday
· Math- work on time
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read story – 1 question
Teacher’s Corner
· Report cards distributed 2/16
· Student recognition assembly 2/20

Week of January 29th
Spelling Words:

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

Reading Story – “Fair Weathering”

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 – Reading story – one question
· Study for your benchmark tests
Tuesday -– Reading story – one question
· Study for your benchmark tests
Wednesday – – Reading story – one question
Study for your benchmark test
Thursday– Reading story – one question
Study for your benchmark tests
·
Teacher’s Corner
· Social Studies benchmark (covers American Indians and Famous Americans): January 31st
· Science benchmark (covers weather and adaptations): February 2nd

Jan. 22, 2018
Spelling Words

Birthday, riverbank, teapot,
Mailbox, mailman, bedtime, someone, bathtub, raindrop, weekend

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- IXL (if possible)
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read something of your choice
Tuesday
· Math- IXL (if possible)
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read something of your choice
Wednesday
· Math- IXL (if possible)
· Spelling-1 menu activity
· Read something of your choice
Thursday
· Math- IXL (if possible)
· Spelling-1 menu activity and study
· Read something of your choice

Teacher’s Corner

· Math Benchmark: January 23rd (covers place value, comparing, rounding, even/odd, addition and subtraction, word problems, fact families, fractions and comparing fractions)

· Social Studies benchmark (covers American Indians and Famous Americans):
January 31st

· Science benchmark (covers weather and adaptations): February 2nd

Jan. 16, 2018

Spelling Words:
List A: No Spelling words this week
List B:
Both:
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-practice on iXl if possible
· Spelling-none
· Study for social studies test
Wednesday
· Math-practice on IXl if possible
· Spelling-none
· Study for social studies test
Thursday
· Math- practice on IXL
· Spelling-none
· Study for social studies test
Teacher’s Corner
· American Indian Unit test: January 19th (all 3 tribes)
· Math Benchmark: January 18th (covers place value, comparing, rounding, even/odd, addition and subtraction, word problems, fact families, fractions and comparing fractions)
· Social Studies benchmark (covers American Indians and Famous Americans): January 31st
· Science benchmark (covers weather and adaptations): February 2nd

Make-up Snow Day Information

Days Missed Make-Up Days Type of Day
1-4-18 (Thurs) NA Covered by the extra day built into the calendar
1-5-18 (Fri) 1-29-18 (Mon) Clerical Day
1-8-18 (Mon) 2-16-18 (Fri) Parent Teacher Conference Day
1-9-18 (Tues) 2-19-18 (Mon) President’s Day
1-10-18 (Wed) 3-6-18 (Tues) Professional Development Day

Thursday 11, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy Snowcation! There is no homework for Thursday night.
If you could check with your student about their school supplies (paper, pencils, crayons) it would be greatly appreciated. Many of the students are out of supplies.
Please check that your student is doing their homework.
Important things to know about homework are:
• Please make sure your child reads every night (preferably to you) for 20 minutes. This is in addition to the 20 minutes of homework allowed by the school district. 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.
We will work on the following skills in Reading we will continue to work on all the skills I’ve listed previously.
In Science this week, we will begin studying animal adaptations starting with camouflage.
In Math we will continue to work with fractions and begin to compare them. We will also work on finding the sum/difference for two digit numbers. If you could practice adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with your student it would be a great help. This is a VERY difficult skill for many students.
In Social Studies will compare/contrast all 3 First American groups.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Deborah Devine
Second Grade Teacher
Nansemond Parkway Elementary

Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018

Spelling Words:
List A: No Spelling words this week
List B:
Both:
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-
· Spelling-none
· Read – Country Mouse, City Mouse and do 1 question
Wednesday
· Math-
· Spelling-none
· Read – Country Mouse, City and do 1 question
Thursday
· Math-
· Spelling-none
· Read – Country Mouse, City Mouse and do 1 question
Teacher’s Corner
· American Indian Unit test: January 9th(all 3 tribes)
· Math Benchmark: January 11th (covers place value, comparing, rounding, even/odd, addition and subtraction, word problems, fact families,

Monday Dec. 11, 2017
Homework:
Spelling Words – spell words with TH, WH, SH, and CH. List: chair, sheep, why, who, when, both, chart, they, this, crash.

Reading Story – Birthday Traditions
Please complete all homework in your homework notebook or math workbook. Do not tear any pages out. Thanks!
Monday
 Read story – 1 question
 Spelling menu
 Study for weather test
Tuesday
 Read story – 1 question
 Spelling menu
 Study for weather test
Wednesday-
 Read story – 1 question
 Spelling menu
 Study for weather
Wear Red Day!

Thursday – no homework

· Weather unit test: December 14th
· NPES Winter program: December 14th@KFHS @6:30 (wear jeans and white shirt)
· Pueblo quiz: Tuesday December 19th
· Winter break party: Wednesday, December 20th. If you’re able to donate, please send in individually wrapped/packaged items (25) such as juice boxes, granola bars, fruit cups/applesauce, chips, Rice Krispie treats. NO NUTS please!! Please send in any donations by Friday if possible. Thanks in advance!!

Monday – Dec. 4, 2017

Parent Information – Homework Following
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I can’t believe it is December already. This year seems to be flying by!

When we come back in January I will not send home the reading sheet for homework. I have had parents ask to keep receiving that homework voluntarily. If you would like to continue receiving those reading homework passages please let me know. I will print copies for those who ask.

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 Monday 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.
• On the weeks that your child has word sorts in the zipper pouch in the front of the binder, please make sure they practice nightly. They would normally have these weekly, but I won’t assign them for a sub.

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.
• Use table of contents

In Science this week, we will continue to learn about the weather and weather patterns.
This week in Math we will continue to work on finding the sum/difference for two digit numbers. If you could practice adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with your student it would be a great help. This is a VERY difficult skill for many students. In Social Studies will continue our study of the Lakota group of First Americans.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Deborah Devine
deborahdevine@spsk12.net

Homework: Dec. 4, 2017
Spelling Words – bowl, goal, also, nose, own, float, goes, snow, boat, joke, foam, home
Reading Story – A Birthday Paw-ty
Please complete all homework in your homework notebook or math workbook. Do not tear any pages out. Thanks!
Monday
 Math – practice 2 digit addition and subtraction with your parent
 Read story – 1 question
 Spelling menu
Tuesday
 Math – practice 2 digit addition and subtraction with your
 Read story – 1 question
 Spelling menu

Wednesday-
 Math – practice 2 digit addition and subtraction with your
 Read story – 1 question
 Spelling menu

Thursday – no homework

Teacher’s Corner
· Family Reading Night – Dec. 4 – Thursday
· NPES Winter program: December 14th@KFHS
· Reading benchmark test: December 6

Monday – Nov. 28, 2017
Homework:
Spelling Words – time nine sides kind sky dry eye high right sight play came

Please complete all homework in your homework notebook or math workbook. Do not tear any pages out. Thanks! Please remember to spend at least 15 minutes daily on IXL math and Reading Eggs.
Monday
 Math – handout – 10 problems
 Read story – 1 question
 Spelling menu
Tuesday
 Math – handout – 10 problems
 Read story – 1 question
 Spelling menu

Wednesday-
 Math – handout – 10 problems
 Read story – 1 question
 Spelling menu

Thursday
 Math – 5 problems – handout
 Read story – 1 question
 Spelling menu

Teacher’s Corner
· Student recognition assembly for 1st 9 weeks is Nov. 28th @ 9:50
· NPES Winter program: December 14th@KFHS
· Reading benchmark test: December 6th
· Powhatan quiz: November 28th

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
There will be no written homework this week. However, I do encourage you to either practice some 2 digit addition with your child or let them spend some time on iXl practicing and, of course, they should be reading, reading, reading! I will be sending home a study guide for our Native American unit. All 3 tribes will be on the sheet so please keep it somewhere safe. Students will have a quiz on the Powhatan ONLY on November 28th.
Salvation Army Food drive starts today and continues until December 1st.
Wednesday is an early dismissal day. I hope everyone has a wonderful and restful holiday!

Homework – Nov. 13, 2017

Spelling Words: time nine sides kind sky dry eye high right sight play came
Weekly Story: A Teacher Substitute
Contact Information: Email: deborahdevine@spsk12.net
Phone: 923-4167
Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/
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
 Read story and answer 1 question – Spelling-1 menu activity
Spelling – 1 menu choice
Tuesday –
 Read story and answer 1 question – Spelling – 1 menu activity
Wednesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Thursday – No Homework –
 Read story and answer 1 question
Teacher’s Corner –
Conferences are Friday from 2-6. Early dismissal for students (1:20). If you would like to meet, please send in your time request ASAP
· Math Mix Up Night- Thursday @6:30
· Early Dismissal next Wednesday, Nov. 22nd. No school Nov. 23rd and 24th
· Student recognition assembly for 1st 9 weeks is Nov. 28th @ 9:50
United Way Student Campaign-$3.00 donation
Monday, 11/13 – Kick Off Day
Tuesday, 11/14 – Jersey Day
Wednesday, 11/15 – Crazy Hat Day
Thursday, 11/16 – Crazy Hair Day and United Way Dance
Friday, 11/17 – School Spirit Day

Nov. 13 –

Parent Information

Parent Information:
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 Wednesday 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 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.
• Use table of contents
In Science this week, we will continue learning about the water cycle from our weather unit.
This week in Math we will work on estimating and finding the sum/difference for two digit numbers. In Social Studies will begin our study of the Powhatan group of First Americans.

Nov. 6, 2017

Homework this week is a short math sheet and reading each night.

There is no school Tuesday or Friday.

Have a great week!

October 30, 2017

Homework –

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

Weekly Story: _______________________________________

Contact Information

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

Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

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

 Read story and answer 1 question –
Spelling-1 menu activity

Tuesday –
 Read story and answer 1 question –
Spelling – 1 menu activity

Wednesday
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question

Thursday –

 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question

October 23, 2017

Important Dates and Information
Upcoming Test Dates:

Continents quiz-Friday 10/27
US map quiz-Tuesday 10/31
Thursday Nov. 2nd: Social Studies benchmark (covers map skills above, citizenship, and government)
Monday November 6th: Science benchmark (covers matter and magnets)
Wear ORANGE on Wednesdays for October
Reminder: Our library day is Tuesday (bring your books) and PE is Thursday (wear sneakers).

Homework
October 23, 2017

Homework –

Spelling Words: long-a words, such as rain, made, day, nail, tape, paid, came, play, say, take, snake, and chain

Weekly Story: The Right Time

Contact Information

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

Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

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 – Practice basic subtraction – 2 lines per night this week (10 problems)
 Read story and answer 1 question –
Spelling-1 menu activity

Tuesday –
 Math – Practice basic subtraction – 2 lines per night this week (10 problems)
 Read story and answer 1 question –
Spelling – 1 menu activity

Wednesday

 Math – Practice basic subtraction – 2 lines per night this week (10 problems)
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question

Thursday –

 Math – Practice basic subtraction – 2 lines per night this week (10 problems)
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question

October 15, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

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 Wednesday 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 on Friday.
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.

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

This week in Math we will review for the benchmark test on Wednesday and then we’ll start on addition/subtraction.

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

Oct. 9, 2017

Homework – October 9, 2017

Spelling Words: past and present tense endings

Lifted, lifting, hugged, hugging, smiled, smiling, excited, exciting, dropped, dropping, talked, talking

Weekly Story: Henny Penny

Contact Information

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

Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

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 – Practice skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s to 100
 Read story and answer 1 question – Spelling-1 menu activity
Science – two sided sheet – needs to stay in the agenda – we will be going over it daily

Tuesday –
 Practice skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s to 100 in agendas
 Read story and answer 1 question – Spelling – 1 menu activity
Science – two sided sheet – needs to stay in the agenda – we will be going over it daily

Wednesday
 Math – Practice skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s to 100
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Science – two sided sheet – needs to stay in the agenda – we will be going over it daily

Thursday – Farm Day Field Trip
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Science test on Magnets tomorrow

Teacher’s Corner – Grandparents Week, Farm Day Field Trip, Picture Day – Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 3 – Information

NPES is collecting box tops for education! Please turn in all box tops to your classroom teachers!

Friday, October 13th is Fall Picture Day!

Lifetouch is using a pre-paid system for pictures.

Pictures are available for purchase with:

a Credit Card ON-LINE

Use Picture Day ID : VA137060Q0 to order on-line

(Write Payment Code on Envelope after purchase is made on-line)

or

Cash/Check

(Using the envelope provided with the Life Touch Flyer.)

– Click Life Touch Flyer for Flyer Image in PDF format.

If you would like to purchase and Individual package, please fill out the Individual Picture order form, enclose your payment, and send it with your child before or on Friday, October 13th.

The student must have the order form with them on picture day.

Make checks payable to “Lifetouch”.

Lifetouch will refund your money if you are not satisfied with your picture.

You can make your payment online with a credit card. **You will be given a payment code to write on your order envelope.** Just write in the code and send the envelope with your student.

Our Social Studies test on citizenship will be this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Please review the citizenship study guide that students have in their agendas.

Citizenship and Government Study Guide

1. A person who is a part of a certain country is called a citizen.
2. 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 government officials to make decisions for us.
7. When you always tell the truth, you are honest and trustworthy.
8. If you find something that belongs to someone else and return it to them, you are respecting their rights and property.

Homework – October 2, 2017
Spelling Words: Spelling Words – long a words

Made, came, same, trade, ate, plate, pages, day, say, tray, play, Monday
Challenge: Suffolk, Virginia, Richmond
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/
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
 Read story and answer 1 question
Social Studies & Science – study vocabulary guides already in agendas
Tuesday – No homework due to Open House P.T.A. and Rock Painting
Wednesday
 Math – Practice rounding the following numbers: 44, 87, 91, 65, 32
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Social Studies & Science – study vocabulary guides in agendas
Thursday
 Math- Practice rounding the following numbers: 51, 73, 88, 96, 25
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Social Studies – study vocabulary guides in agendas

Teacher’s Corner
Open House P.T.A. and Rock Painting 6:30 – 7:30 Oct. 3
Picture Flyers coming home with students

Homework – September 25, 2017

Spelling Words short-i words. The list includes: digs, wins, is, kick, did, flip, slip, his, if, and trick. The review words: last, grab, and bats. The star words are quiz and sister.

Weekly Story: Spring Magic

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

Check out our blog here:
http://blogs.spsk12.net/3784/

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-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Social Studies – study vocabulary

Tuesday
 Math-worksheet continued
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Social Studies – study vocabulary
 Wear green tomorrow!

Wednesday
 Math-write to 100 by 1s
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Social Studies – study vocabulary

Thursday
 Math-write to 100 by 2s
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Social Studies – study vocabulary

Teacher’s Corner
PALS Testing starts next week
Wear GREEN on Wednesday

September 17, 2017
Dear Parents,

Important things to know about homework are:

The homework sheet for the week, along with the spelling words, will be glued in your child’s agenda on Mondays.
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 Friday.
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.
 
In Science this week, we will begin learning about magnets. Students will have a magnet vocabulary study guide stapled into their agenda on Monday. Students should study the words with their parents daily. Their will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday.
This week in Math the students will begin learning about place value through 100, and in Social Studies the students will continue to explore what makes a good citizen.
 As you can see, we have a busy first nine weeks ahead of us, especially in Reading.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Deborah Devine
 
Homework – September 17, 2017

Spelling Words – short -e vowel sound

wet, else, end, rest, sent, went, left, yes, pen, and legs.
Sight words: come, was, put. Star words: again, many.

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- draw a place value chart showing ones, tens, and hundreds place. Write at least three numbers in it correctly
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Science – study vocabulary
Tuesday
 Math-write ten addition numbers in yesterday’s place value chart
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Science – study vocabulary
 Wear green tomorrow!
Wednesday
 Math-write to 100 by 2s
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Science – study vocabulary
Thursday
 Math-write to 100 by 5s
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Science – study vocabulary

Teacher’s Corner
PALS Testing starts next week

Wear GREEN on Wednesday

September 11, 2017

Spelling Words – short a words

/ă/ 1. bats 2. ran 3. has 4. grab 5. sat 6. as 7. flat 8. last 9. can 10. plan Challenge: would, could, said

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-write 1 to 50 in notebook
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Math-write 51-100 in notebook
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read story and answer 1 question
 Wear green tomorrow!
Wednesday
 Math-worksheet
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read for 20 minutes
Thursday
 Math-finish sheet if needed
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read for 20 minutes

Teacher’s Corner
A Note about Spelling:
Your child will have a spelling menu in their binder. Students are to complete one activity in their homework notebook; Monday – Thursday.

MAP Testing: September 11th and 12th

Wear GREEN on Wednesday

9/5/17

Homework: Students are to return all completed forms this week.

9/1/17

September 2017
WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE!
I am happy to have your child in my class this year at Nansemond Parkway. I have many interesting and fun activities planned for this year and am very excited to be working with your child. I thank you now for all of your support as we fully embrace the motto: “…where learning is a quest that we venture upon daily!” I wanted to take this time to explain some of the things you will be seeing this year from me and from your child.

Second Grade – Room 45 – Mrs. Devine

SECOND GRADE SCHEDULE
Time
Subject

9:35-11:10
Reading

11:10-12:10
Math

12:10-12:35
LUNCH

12:35-12:55
Recess

12:55-1:35
Social Studies

1:35-1:50
Writing

1:50-2:40
RESOURCE

Mon. – Music, Tues. – Media Center, Wed. Computer, Thurs. – P.E., Fri. – Art

2:40-3:20
Science

3:20-3:50
Writing

My blog is located at:

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

My blog is where you will find weekly information on homework, important dates and activities, SOLs to be covered that week and more. Please check this weekly.

Email: The BEST way to get in contact with me during the school day is by emailing me at:

deborahdevine@spsk12.net

I check my e-mail throughout the day.

You may also telephone the main office at 923-4167, and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Your questions and/or concerns are always a priority.
I appreciate parent involvement and look forward to hearing from you.

Procedures and Rules for Room 45:

I believe in setting expectations and procedures for activities that will take place in our classroom. This provides for a safe, healthy and happy environment contusive to learning and being at our best every day. We will learn and practice these daily and your child will know what to do and what is expected of him/her every day.

The “Classroom Rules” are as follows:

1. Follow directions quickly!

2. Raise your hand for permission to speak!

3. Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat!

4. Make smart choices!

5. Keep your dear teacher happy!

Behavior Chart
Incredible! –
purple
Great Job! –
blue
Ready to Learn! –
green
Warning! –
yellow
Get It Together! –
orange
Time Out! –
RED
This behavior chart starts everyone out each day on “Ready to Learn”. The children move up and down the chart depending on their behavior throughout the day. Students will color their behavior chart color in their agenda at the end of the day. Positive behavior is encouraged through rewards such as compliments, stickers, etc. If your child is on RED at the end of the day, you will see a note with my initials on their behavior calendar. For serious behavioral issues, parents will be contacted.
Homework is an important part of learning.
It reinforces what we have already done in class and lets you practice with your child to see the progress that they are making and what they are learning. This should be a positive experience and not the cause of stress filled evenings for you and your child. There will be Reading/Spelling homework every night (Monday- Thursday), with spelling quizzes on Fridays. Students should spend no longer than 15 to 40 minutes per night on homework. Other subject areas such as math, science and social studies are assigned as needed. All homework should be done in a homework notebook and turned in on Friday morning each week for teacher review. White envelopes (student completed work) will be sent home on Tuesdays.
I look forward to a terrific school year and if there is anything you need, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you,
Mrs. Devine
Second Grade Teacher
Nansemond Parkway Elementary

June 12, 2017

We will be eating lunch in our classrooms and enjoying a sweet treat for dessert!

2nd grade Last day celebration

Upcoming Important Dates:
Early Start Completion Ceremony – Wednesday, June 14th @ 10:00 a.m.
5th Grade Completion Ceremony – Thursday, June 15th @ 10:00 a.m.
Grades 1-4 Student Recognition Ceremony – Thursday, June 15th @ 2:00 p.m.
Kindergarten Completion Ceremony – Friday, June 16th @ 10:00 a.m.
Fri., 6-16-17 Last day of school EARLY DISMISSAL

June 5, 2017

There is no homework or spelling words for the remainder of the year!

2nd grade Last day celebration

June 16th

Please send your child with a bag lunch and towel (if desired)

Lunch will still be available from the cafeteria for those that prefer

We will be eating lunch in our classrooms and enjoying a sweet treat for dessert!

2nd grade Last day celebration

Upcoming Important Dates:
Early Start Completion Ceremony – Wednesday, June 14th @ 10:00 a.m.
5th Grade Completion Ceremony – Thursday, June 15th @ 10:00 a.m.
Grades 1-4 Student Recognition Ceremony – Thursday, June 15th @ 2:00 p.m.
Kindergarten Completion Ceremony – Friday, June 16th @ 10:00 a.m.
Fri., 6-16-17 Last day of school EARLY DISMISSAL

May 30, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend. Thank you for all that have served in the military.
The state SOL tests continue this week for 3rd-5th grades. We will have to be exceptionally quiet due to testing in our pod and when walking to lunch.
I have included homework in the email newsletter as this week the students will have to copy their own homework into their agendas. This is to prepare them for next year. Therefore, if they miscopy anything, you will have a copy also.
We will have an end of the year celebration on the last day of school. After lunch the students will have ice cream sundaes.
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.
• homphones
In Science this week, we will continue learning about the parts of a plant and all the ways we use plants in our lives.
In Math this week we will be learning about probability. Also, we will work with multiplication and 3 digit addition/subtraction.
In Social Studies we will continue practicing we have learned in our economics unit.
Have a great week!
Mrs. Deborah Devine
Second Grade Teacher

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!

Spelling Words – letter, better, puzzle, fuzzy, matter, batter, ladder, chatter, fatter, pattern
Reading Story – Mississippi Memories
Monday
 Math- pg. 237
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read – 1 question
Tuesday
 Math – pg. 238
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read – 1 question
Wednesday
 Math – pg. 239
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read – 1 question
Thursday
 Math – pg. 240
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read – 1 question

May 22, 2017
Spelling Words:

Bunny, rabbit, snake, pony, horse, camel, elephant, mammal, bird, parrot

Reading Story –
The Mighty Mississippi

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.116
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read – 1 question
Tuesday
 Math – pg. 117
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read – 1 question
Wednesday
 Math – pg.118
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read – 1 question
Thursday
 Math – pg. 119
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read – 1 question Teacher’s Corner

 Economics Unit Test-Thursday June 1st
 End of the Year Ceremony Date: Thursday, June 15th @ 2:00 (This is for grades 1-4-seating will be limited!)
 Please do not allow your child to bring a fidget spinner to school. Thanks!

May 15, 2017
Spelling Words
Science, social studies, math, lunch, recess, testing, teacher, listen, directions, music 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. 71
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer one question – Seal and Orca
Tuesday
 Math-pg.72
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer one question
Wednesday
 Math-pg. 73
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer one question
Thursday
 Math-pg. 74
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read and answer one question Teacher’s Corner

 Progress reports issued Tuesday May 16th
 End of the Year Ceremony Date: Thursday, June 15th @ 2:00 (This is for grades 1-4-seating will be limited!)
 Please do not allow your child to bring a fidget spinner to school. Thanks!

May 8, 2017

Spelling Words

Plant, dollar, cent, decimal, change, leaf, leaves, stem, service, good, resource, natural

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. 91
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read for 20 minutes
Tuesday-Math and Science Night @6:00
 Math
 Spelling
 Read for 20 minutes
Wednesday
 Math- pg.92
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read for 20 minutes
Thursday
 Math-pg.93
 Spelling-1 menu activity
 Read for 20 minutes Teacher’s Corner

 Math and Science Night-May 9th

May 1, 2017

Spelling Words- No Spelling this Week
List A:
List B:
Both:

Weekly Story: Sheep, Wolf, and Hare

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. 87
 Spelling
 Read and answer 1 question
Tuesday
 Math-pg.88
 Spelling
 Read and answer 1 question
Wednesday
 Math- pg. 89
 Spelling
 Read and answer 1 question
Thursday
 Math- pg.90
 Spelling
 Read and answer 1 question

Teacher’s Corner

 Math and Science Night-May 9th -Please RSVP by Thursday.
 Field Day is Friday. 2nd grade’s shirt color is yellow. Please dress your child in a yellow shirt if possible. Thanks!

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:
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. 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

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. 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:
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. 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:
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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
 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

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Welcome!

Posted by: Deborah Devine | September 6, 2011 | 1 Comment |

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/

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