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Newsletter week of 1-14-19

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | January 13, 2019 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are very excited that our class has been given our own set of Chromebooks. Each student has been assigned their own device. This brings me to a strange request. If you have any extra computer “mice” that you are not using, please consider donating them to our classroom. Some students feel more confident when taking a test using a mouse rather than the mouse pad, especially when they have to “drag and drop” an answer.

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

After the end of the first semester, I will no longer be able to read the science and social studies benchmark tests to the students. Below is a link to our science book online with log in instructions. Click on the Grade 2 with audio book (A little microphone is on it.) and the site will read the selection aloud to your student as he/she reads to themselves.

We will work on the following skills in Reading this week:
• Beginning, middle, and end in fiction
• Vowel Patterns i, ie, igh, y

In Science this week, we will continue the unit on Seasonal Changes. This includes learning about how animals adapt to protect themselves in the different seasons and how the land is affected by weather.

This week in Math the students will begin learning about fractions. Some students are still struggling with adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with “carrying” and “borrowing”. This is a very difficult skill for 2nd graders so any extra help that you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated!

In Social Studies this week we will learn about Martin Luther King, Jr., and why we have a day to honor him.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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Newsletter week of 1-7-19

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | January 5, 2019 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year! We’re back to our regular schedule this week. Yes, there will homework and spelling words. 

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

After the end of the first semester, I will no longer be able to read the science and social studies benchmark tests to the students. Below is a link to our science book online with log in instructions. Click on the Grade 2 with audio book (A little microphone is on it.) and the site will read the selection aloud to your student as he/she reads to themselves.

https://sciencestudent.efiveponds.com/
User name: Suffolk (You have to capitalize the S.)
Password: 23439

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 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 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 week:
• Beginning, middle, and end in fiction
• compound words (multisyllabic words)

In Science this week, we will continue the unit on Seasonal Changes that we started last week. This includes learning about how animals adapt to protect themselves in the different seasons and how the land is affected by weather.

This week in Math the students will be reviewing everything we have done in math year in preparation for our 2nd math benchmark test on Friday. Some students are still struggling with adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with “carrying” and “borrowing”. This is a very difficult skill for 2nd graders so any extra help that you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated!

In Social Studies we will learn about Rosa Parks this week.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

 

 

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Newsletter week of 1-2-19

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | January 1, 2019 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,
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Welcome to 2019! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and made many new memories. There will be no homework or spelling this week and we will be back to “normal” next week.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
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Newsletter week of 12-17-18

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | December 16, 2018 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,
It’s our last week before Winter Break. You can imagine how excited the students are. There will be no spelling words or homework this week.

We will have our class winter party on Dec. 20.
I will provide the treats.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Please be safe if you are traveling. See you next year!!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

Your student can assess these sites over break:
www.readingeggs.com
www.ixl.com/signin/nans

 

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Newsletter week of 12-10-18

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | December 9, 2018 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have started learning many new skills this 9 weeks so please take a moment to look at your student’s graded papers and discuss with them what they are doing right and what they are having issues with.

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

After the end of the first semester, I will no longer be able to read the science and social studies benchmark tests to the students. Directions to access our science book online with log in instructions were sent in your email newsletter.

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 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 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 week:
• problem/solution
• words with the long o sound spelled with o, oa, and ow.

In Science this week, we will wrap up the unit on weather with a test on Thursday. The study guide will be in binders on Monday.

This week in Math the students will continue to work on adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with “carrying” and “borrowing”. This is a very difficult skill for 2nd graders so any extra help that you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated!

In Social Studies we will finish the unit on Economics with a test on Friday. The study guide will be in binders on Monday.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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Newsletter week of 12-3-18

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | December 1, 2018 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have finally reached December which is always a busy month. We have started learning many new skills this 9 weeks so please take a moment to look at your student’s graded papers and discuss with them what they are doing right and what they are having issues with.

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

After the end of the first semester, I will no longer be able to read the science and social studies benchmark tests to the students. The log in information was sent in your email newsletter.

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 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 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 week:
• review ask and answer questions
• words with the long e sound spelled with ee, ea, and y.
• review prefixes/suffixes and synonyms/antonyms

In Science this week, we will continue the unit on weather.
This week in Math the students will work adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with “carrying” and “borrowing”. This is a very difficult skill for 2nd graders so any extra help that you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated!

In Social Studies we will continue the unit on Economics.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie

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Newsletter week of 11-26-18

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | November 23, 2018 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We were able to spend the weekend with our grandsons from Ft. Bragg which always a highlight for us.

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

After the end of the first semester, I will no longer be able to read the science and social studies benchmark tests to the students. Information on how to log on is in your newsletter.

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 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 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 week:
• character, setting, plot
• words with the long a sound spelled with a, ai, and ay.

In Science this week, we will continue the unit on weather.

This week in Math the students will work adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with “carrying” and “borrowing”.

In Social Studies we will begin the unit on Economics.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter week of 11-19-18

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | November 18, 2018 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy Thanksgiving week!

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

We will work on the following skills in Reading this week.
• 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.
• Synonyms and antonyms
• Prefixes and suffixes

In Science this week, we will continue our unit on weather.

This week in Math the students will work on rounding numbers to the nearest 10 then adding and subtracting the rounded numbers.

In Social Studies we will learn about Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for week of 11-5-18

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | November 3, 2018 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Wednesday, we begin the 2nd marking period. The students were supposed take their Science benchmark on Friday. However, due to glitch in the online assessment program they will take it on Monday. The Social Studies benchmark benchmark will now be taken on Wednesday, November 7th. Please help your child review for these tests. They will cover all the things the students have learned this marking period. The science department has provided us with a very nice study guide booklet which I sent home a few weeks ago in their binder. I have reprinted study guides for the Social Studies benchmark. They were put in the binders last Monday.

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:
• 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 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 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 begin our unit on weather.

This week in Math the students will work rounding numbers to the nearest 10.

In Social Studies we will learn about Veteran’s Day.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter week of 10-29-18

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | October 28, 2018 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This is the last week of the first marking period. The students will take their Science benchmark on Friday, and the Social Studies benchmark on Monday, November 5th. Please help your child review for these tests. They will cover all the things the students have learned this marking period. The science department has provided us with a very nice study guide booklet which I sent home last week in their binder. I have reprinted study guides for the Social Studies benchmark. They will be in the binders on Monday.

I’m attaching another copy of the Trunk or Treat flyer that is happening on Tues.

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:
• 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 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 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 review magnets and matter and start our unit on weather.

This week in Math the students will work on comparing numbers, ordering numbers, and place value, and continue to review past skills.

In Social Studies we will review citizenship and Communities Change Over Time.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie

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