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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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