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Newsletter 12-9-19

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | December 8, 2019 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Just 2 more weeks until Winter Break!

We will work on the following skills in Reading this week:

  • Main Idea/details
  • r-controlled vowels.

In Science this week, we will be working on erosion and weathering Performance Based Assessments.

This week in Math the students will continue learning how to add and subtract two-digit numbers and use them in word problems. This skill is VERY difficult for 2nd graders, so any additional assistance that you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated.

We will continue to learn about economics in Social Studies.  This topic can be found on pages 102-112 in chapter 6. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter week of 12-2-19

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

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break!

We will work on the following skills in Reading this week:

  • conflict/resolution (problem/Solution)
  • vowel patterns o, oa, ow

In Science this week, we will begin the unit on How to Survive which is Chapter 5.

This week in Math the students will begin learning how to add and subtract two-digit numbers.  This skill is VERY difficult for 2nd graders, so any additional assistance that you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated.

We will continue learn about economics in  Social Studies.  This topic can be found on pages 102-112 in chapter 6. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter, week of 11-25-19

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | November 24, 2019 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians, 
Happy Thanksgiving week!  I hope you have a wonderful, safe holiday!
Charleston Wrap Fundraiser orders are in. You need to pick up your order by November 26th between the hours of 8:30 am and 5 pm.


We will work on the following skills in Reading this week:• Main Idea/Details in nonfiction• Homophones

In Science this week, we will continue the unit on Secrets of Survival which is Chapter 7. We will specifically be talking about weathering and erosion which is found on pages 92-93.

This week in Math the students will continue learning how to add two-digit numbers.  They will also begin learning how to subtract two-digit numbers. These skills are VERY difficult for 2nd graders, so any additional assistance that you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated.

We will continue to about learn human, natural, and capital resources.  This topic can be found on pages 102-107 in chapter 6.  

Sincerely,Mrs. Cindy MartieCynthiamartie@spsk12.netMrs. Martie’s blog

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Newsletter week of 11-18-19

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | November 17, 2019 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Although we are back to a full week this week, this is a month with quite a few days off so the students will need to work hard to retain what they are learning.  Please make sure they read on the days off so they don’t loose the progress that they have made.

We will work on the following skills in Reading this week:

  • Theme
  • Homophones

In Science this week, we will continue the unit on Secrets of Survival which is Chapter 7. We will specifically be talking about weathering and erosion which is found on pages 92-93.

This week in Math the students will begin learning how to add two-digit numbers.  This skill is VERY difficult for 2nd graders, so any additional assistance that you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated.

We will learn about the reason/importance of Thanksgiving in Social Studies.  This topic can be found  on pages 96-97 in chapter 5. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter, week of 11-11-19

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | November 11, 2019 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend.  We had a visit from our son and grandson from Ft. Bragg, NC. 

This is a month with quite a few days off so the students will need to work hard to retain what they are learning.  Please make sure they read on the days off so they don’t loose the progress that they have made.

We will work on the following skills in Reading this week:

  • Main Idea/Details
  • r-controlled words

In Science this week, we will continue the unit on Seasonal Changes which is Chapter 7.

This week in Math the students will begin learning about estimating sums and differences.  

We will learn about Benjamin Franklin on pages 60-61 in chapter 4. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of November 4, 2019

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | November 3, 2019 | No Comment |

                                  

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy November!  This is a month with quite a few days off so the students will need to work hard to retain what they are learning.  Please make sure they read on the days off so they don’t loose the progress that they have made.

I shared the online access to the Science and Social Studies text books in your email newsletter so that they can reread chapters at home.

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.
  •  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:

  • Conflict/Resolution (problem/solution)
  • r-controlled words

In Science this week, we will begin the unit on Seasonal Changes which is Chapter 7.

This week in Math the students will begin learning about rounding to the nearest 10.  

We will learn about Veteran’s Day on pages 94-95 in chapter 5. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter, week of 10-28-19

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | October 27, 2019 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our annual Farm Day field trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 29th.

This is a totally outside, wear sensible clothes and shoes kind of trip.  Please make sure your student has a bag lunch (no lunchboxes) and a towel to sit on as we will be eating lunch outside.

  • 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.
  •  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:

  • Finding the main idea and supporting details of a selection
  • antonyms (opposites)

I will attach the reading pacing guide with story and skills listed for all of the 2nd 9 weeks.

In Science this week, we will finish the unit on weather which is Chapter 6.

This week in Math the students will begin learning about place value to 100.  We will finish learning about out Changing Lives in social studies which is chapter 2. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter week of 10-21-19

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | October 19, 2019 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our annual Farm Day field trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 29th. All the other information remains the same.

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.
  •  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:

  • Ask and answer questions in nonfiction texts
  • synonyms

In Science this week, we will continue the unit on weather which is Chapter 6.

This week in Math the students will begin learning about place value to 100.  We will continue learning about out Changing Lives in social studies which is chapter 2. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter week of 10-14-19

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

             

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Wednesday is the annual Second Grade field trip for Farm Day. This a totally outside, wear sensible clothes and shoes kind of trip.  Please make sure your student has a bag lunch (no lunchboxes) and a towel to sit on as we will be eating lunch outside.  However, from the weather forecast I have seen, it looks like a 90%

chance of rain on Wed.  Last year the day it rained really our trip was postponed to a different day.  We’ll see what happens.

I shared the access to the online text books in your email newsletter.  They can reread chapters at home.

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.
  •  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.

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In Science this week, we will continue the unit on weather which is Chapter 6.

This week in Math the students are reviewing for the benchmark test on Thursday.  We will start learning about out Changing Lives in social studies which is chapter 2. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter week of 10-7-19

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | October 6, 2019 | No Comment |

                     Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of October 7, 2019                   

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our annual Open House is on Thursday of this week at 6:30. I will not be here that evening as I have family matters to attend to out of state. The  other 2nd grade teachers will be doing a short presentation on our curriculum, expectations, etc.in our pod.

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.
  •  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 the unit on matter which is chapter 3.

This week in Math the students work on fact families and equal and unequal equations. We will spend this week learning about Christopher Columbus in Social Studies.  His information can be found in the online textbook in Ch.4, pgs. 58-59

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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