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Newsletter, week of 11-20-17

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

Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope everyone is ready for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. I sure am. I will not be giving homework this week however, if you could practice 2 digit addition with regrouping (carrying) it would be a great help. This is a very difficult concept for the students.

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.

If you have an old, corded computer mouse that you do not want anymore and would like to donate it to the classroom it would be much appreciated.

To access online science and social studies books:
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 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.
• 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 begin 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. In Social Studies will continue our study of the Powhatan group of First Americans.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

 

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Newsletter, 11-13-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | November 13, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. We finally had time to go to Ft. Bragg, NC to see our grandsons!
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.
• 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 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.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter, 11-6-17

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

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It will be a short week this week! Finally, a holiday!

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.
• 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.

In Science this week, we will start the water cycle from our weather unit.
This week in Math we will work on equality and estimating answers for two digit numbers. In Social Studies focus on Veteran’s Day.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

Mrs. Martie’s blog http://blogs.spsk12.net/5133/
www.readingeggs.com
www.ixl.com/signin/nans

NO SPELLING WORDS this week
NO HOMEWORK this week

Upcoming Important Dates:
Mon., 11-6-17 Last day of first marking period
Tues., 11-7-17 No school for STUDENTS
Fri.,11-10-17 Veteran’s Day Observance, NO SCHOOL
Thurs., 11-16-17 Math Family Night
Fri. 11-17-17 Parent Teacher conferences (MUST schedule with me.)

Mon., 11-6-17 Science Benchmark

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Newsletter week of 10-30-17

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

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

This is the last full week of the 1st Marking Period.  I will be taking grades through Monday 11-6-17.

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.
  • 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.

 

In Science this week, we will continue the unit on Matter with a test on Friday.

This week in Math we will work on equality and continue to review all skills taught.  In Social Studies the students will work on basic map skills with a map quiz on Wed. and Benchmark test on Thurs. Â

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter week of 10-23-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | October 21, 2017 | No Comment |

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

The year continues to fly by.  I’m looking forward to cooler weather in coming weeks.

 

For the first 2 marking periods I will be able to read all the students’ tests to them in science and social studies.  Starting in Feb., I will no longer be able to do that.  I am sending 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 3 starting on pg. 24.  In science we are on Chapter 3, which starts on pg. 32.  Here are the directions on how to get to these books.

 

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 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.
  • 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.

 

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

This week in Math we will work on addition, subtraction, fact families and missing addends. In Social Studies the students will work on basic map skills.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

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Newsletter, Week of 10-16-17

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

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 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.

 

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

This week in Math we will review for the benchmark test on Wed.  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

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

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Newsletter week of 10-9-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | October 8, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are half way through the first marking period already.  Time is flying!

Please check that your student is doing their homework.

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.Â
  • 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.

 

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 wrap up learning about magnets. This week in Math the students will review skip counting and odd/even numbers.  In Social Studies the students will begin learning about maps, globes, continents, oceans, and mountains/rivers/lakes in the United States.

If you have not signed up for Parent Connect I suggest that you do so.  This program allows you to view your child’s grades online.  Please keep in mind that I do not put grades in every day.  I usually take grades/enter grades at the end of the week after we’ve covered each topic all week.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter week of 10-2-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | October 1, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Happy Fall. This week we will begin or normal reading routine with the students being placed in their leveled groups.  I am sending home a permission slip that needs to be signed in order for your student can go on the Farm Day Field Trip.   The chaperones will be school teachers and staff.

 

 Please check that your student is doing their homework.

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 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.

 

In Science this week, we will continue learning about magnets. Thhis week in Math the students will begin learning to round to the nearest 10 I teach them to use a number line as a strategy to complete these types of problems.  In Social Studies the students will review for the test on Friday over diversity/government.

 

We are mandated by Ms. Bryant to take strategy grades in math and reading.  Strategies are “tricks” that I teach them with their skills in reading/math.  I observe when they are doing their assignment whether or not they are using them.  This came about because the SOL test grade teachers were noticing students rushing through their state tests and not using any of their strategies.  They then would not pass the state tests which affects our school certification with the state.  Chances are if the students are using their “tricks” to help them read/comprehend/solve problems, they will pass the test.Â

 

If you have not signed up for Parent Connect I suggest that you do so. This program allows you to view your child’s grades online. Please keep in mind that I do not put grades in every day.  I usually take grades/enter grades at the end of the week after we’ve covered each topic all week.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter, 9-25-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | September 24, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We will begin our normal reading routine next week after  I have tested all the students.  If you are not getting this in email also, please let me know and I will print a copy for you.

Please check that your student is doing their homework.

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 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.

In Science this week, we will continue learning about magnets.

This week in Math the students will work with equality. In Social Studies the students will begin to learn about government and diversity.

We are mandated by Ms. Bryant to take strategy grades in math and reading.  Strategies are “tricks” that I teach them with their skills in reading/math.  I observe when they are doing their assignment whether or not they are using them.  This came about because the SOL test grades were noticing students rushing through their state tests and not using any of their strategies.  They then would not pass the state tests which affects our school certification with the state.  Chances are if the students are using their “tricks” to help them read/comprehend/solve problems, they will pass the test.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

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Newsletter for week of 9-18-17

Posted by: Cynthia Martie | September 17, 2017 | No Comment |

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Two weeks down and we’re starting to settle into a routine.  I will not be sending home a paper copy of this newsletter if I have received reply emails from you.

 

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 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.

 

In Science this week, we will begin learning about magnets.

 

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.Â

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cindy Martie

 

Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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