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Newsletter, April 24. 2017

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | April 23, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I sent out an email late last week about Field Day. Please return the lunch forms and volunteer forms if you plan on helping as soon as possible. Remember the 2nd grade is wearing yellow t-shirts. Michaels has them for $2.50 and I found boys’ V neck shirts in yellow at the North Suffolk Walmart for $2.95 ish. That particular Walmart did not have them in yellow for girls but the boys’ shirt would look just fine.

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.
• 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 continue working with money. In Social Studies we will continue our economics unit.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of April 17, 2017

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | April 16, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Spring Break. I sure did. 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
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.
• homphones

In Science this week, we will begin learning about the parts of a plant and all the ways we use plants in our lives.
In Math this week we will begin working with money. In Social Studies we will start our economics unit.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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Posted by: Cynthia Martie | April 2, 2017 | No Comment |

Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of April 3, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the weather this 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.

This week we will be reviewing in reading, science, and social studies in preparation for the benchmark tests. In math we will continue constructing and reading graphs.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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

 

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Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of March 27, 2017

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

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the weather this 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

*****Please have your student read the 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 continue learning about the life cycle of a plant and take the test on Friday. Study guide will be in agenda on Monday.
In Math this week we will begin working with graphs. In Social Studies we will start reviewing for the benchmark test.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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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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