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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of March 20, 2017

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | March 19, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone had a good weekend. If you use liquid laundry detergent, could you please send in the lids when the bottles are empty? I’m going to try something I saw using them.

Below are the directions to go to the online Social Studies book.
Click on the link then click on the 2nd grade social studies book with a little speaker on it. A login page will pop up.

user name is: Suffolk (You have to capitalize the S.)
password is: 23439

http://www.fivepondspressbooks.com/studentbooks/social_studies.html

The science book is on the link below. Click on the link then click on the 2nd grade science book with a little speaker on it. A login page will pop up.

User name: VirginiaScience2019 (You have to capitalize the letters that I have.)
Password: Scientist2019

http://www.fivepondspressbooks.com/studentbooks/science.html

*****Please have your student read these online texts often. I can NOT read their Science and Social Studies tests to them now.
Important things to know about homework are:
• Please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• 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.
• 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.

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.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

 

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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of March 13, 2017

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | March 12, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone had a good weekend.

Below are the directions to go to the online Social Studies book.
Click on the link then click on the 2nd grade social studies book with a little speaker on it. A login page will pop up.

*****Please have your student read the online texts for Science and Social Studies often. I can NOT read their Science and Social Studies tests to them now.
Important things to know about homework are:
• Please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• 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.
• 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.

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 continue working with 2 digit subtraction, with and without renaming. (borrowing) This is an extremely difficult skill for the students so I ask that you help with this at home. In Social Studies we will compare Ancient Egypt and Ancient China.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

www.readingeggs.com
www.ixl.com/signin/nans

Bad Dog, Dodger
Spelling week of 3-13-17
Consonant Patterns
1. knock 7. wren
2. wrong 8. comb
3. wrap 9. knee
4. lamb 10. climb
5. sign 11. gnat
6. write 12. knob

Upcoming Important Dates:
Mar. 15, 2017 Snow Make Up Day
4-10-17 through 4-14-17 Spring Break

Upcoming Assessments:
Fri., 3-17-17 Spelling test
Mon., 3-27-17 Math Benchmark test
Tues., 4-5-17 Reading Benchmark test
Thurs., 4-6-17 History Benchmark test
Fri., 4-7-17 Science Benchmark test

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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of 3-6-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | March 5, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone had a good weekend.

Below are the directions to go to the online Social Studies book.
Click on the link then click on the 2nd grade social studies book with a little speaker on it. A login page will pop up.

user name is: Suffolk (You have to capitalize the S.)
password is: 23439

http://www.fivepondspressbooks.com/studentbooks/social_studies.html

The science book is on the link below. Click on the link then click on the 2nd grade science book with a little speaker on it. A login page will pop up.

User name: VirginiaScience2019 (You have to capitalize the letters that I have.)
Password: Scientist2019

http://www.fivepondspressbooks.com/studentbooks/science.html

Important things to know about homework are:
• Please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• 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.
• 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.

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 butterfly.
This week in Math we will continue learning about units of measurement. (weight and capacity)
In Social Studies we finish learning about Ancient China and take a quiz on Friday.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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Newsletter week of 2-27-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | February 26, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weekend.

Below are the directions to go to the online Social Studies book.
Click on the link then click on the 2nd grade social studies book with a little speaker on it. A login page will pop up.

user name is: Suffolk (You have to capitalize the S.)
password is: 23439

http://www.fivepondspressbooks.com/studentbooks/social_studies.html

The science book is on the link below. Click on the link then click on the 2nd grade science book with a little speaker on it. A login page will pop up.

User name: VirginiaScience2019 (You have to capitalize the letters that I have.)
Password: Scientist2019

http://www.fivepondspressbooks.com/studentbooks/science.html

Important things to know about homework are:
• Please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• 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.
• 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.

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 continue learning about living and non-living things. .
This week in Math we will continue learning about units of measurement. (weight and capacity)
In Social Studies we continue learning about Ancient China.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net
www.readingeggs.com

 

 

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Newsletter for week of 2-20-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | February 18, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please send a shoe box in with your child on Monday!

Important things to know about homework are:
• Please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• 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.
• 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.

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 continue learning about living and non-living things. We are creating our dioramas this week and your student needs a shoe box on Monday.
This week in Math we will start learning about units of measurement.
In Social Studies we will begin learning about Ancient China.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net
www.readingeggs.com
www.ixl.com/signin/nans

 

 

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Newsletter for 2-13-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | February 12, 2017 | No Comment |

Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of February 13, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians,

We will have a valentine exchange on Tuesday, February 14th. I will provide treats.

 

Important things to know about homework are:
• Please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• 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.
• 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.

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 continue learning about living and non-living things.
This week in Math we will continue learning to add 2 digit numbers with or without regrouping. (carrying) Please help your student with this skill as many of them are having difficulty. We will also begin estimating sums.
In Social Studies we will continue learning about Ancient Egypt

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of February 6, 2017

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | February 5, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I attached a list of names of the students in the class to your weekly email newsletter as we will have a valentine exchange on Tuesday, February 14th.

Important things to know about homework are:
• Please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• 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.
• 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.

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

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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Newsletter, week of 1-30-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | January 29, 2017 | No Comment |

Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of January 30, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am attaching a study guide for the Social Studies test on Wednesday over Changes Over Time to your email newsletter. The students will also glue it into their agenda on Monday.

Important things to know about homework are:
• Please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• 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.
• 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.

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

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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Newsletter 1-23-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | January 22, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have two benchmark tests this week, one in social studies and one in science. For the first 2 marking periods I have been able to read all their tests except reading to them. Starting Feb. 3, I will no longer be able to do that. I sent home the link and directions to get to the social studies and science books online. It would be helpful if your child read from them every night to get used to the vocabulary. In social studies we will be on chapter 7 starting on pg. 71. In science we are finishing up ch.7 which starts on pg. 85.

Important things to know about homework are:
• Please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• 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.
• 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.

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 continue our unit on weather and seasonal changes and review for benchmark on Friday.
This week in Math we will begin learning about geometric shapes.
In Social Studies we will begin learning about changes over time.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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Newsletter week of 1-17-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | January 15, 2017 | No Comment |

Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of January 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:
• Beginning the week of 11-28-16 please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• 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.
• 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.

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 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,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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