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Updated: 12/12/2017

Homework for Tuesday December 12th:

We are having another fun and busy week!  Research and building parachutes; troubleshooting and testing them; social studies test today, studying for our next science test next week (December 19th, Tuesday)  and the list goes on!

2nd graders have completed FOUR parachutes for the Jack and the Beanstalk STEM Project!  We have tested which ones work the best and which ones would bring poor Jack down too quickly.   STEM FAIR is Wednesday, December 13th, from 9 to 11am.  Hope you can stop by and question the 2nd grade scientists.

The Scholastic Book Fair continues running for Wednesday and Thursday.  Perhaps you can fit in a visit after the STEM FAIR, as 2nd graders will be going down right after the fair, from about 11:15 to Noon.  Wednesday Book fair hours until 4pm.


HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY DECEMBER 12:  2nd graders had a full plate of homework on Monday night, and worked very hard on social studies test, science research for next week's test, and lots of STEM work.  So, tonight's homework is just the final prep for our stem fair:

Science: 1. complete your STEM worksheet, answering all questions in complete sentences.  Write neatly!  The worksheet is backed in red construction paper.   Neatly color the illustration on the top of this worksheet.

2. Color neatly your OTHER STEM worksheet also backed in red construction paper.

DON'T forget to return both worksheets tomorrow!! This is part of your project for the STEM FAIR.

IF YOU CAN, bring in a large button down shirt, white, grey, blue, etc from MOM or DAD so we can dress like scientists.  If you don't have a big button down shirt, no worries.

PLEASE DON'T go  out and buy a shirt for this event!   Students do NOT need poster board or any special items from the store for tomorrow.  JUST THE 2 WORKSHEETS.

If they want to make a headband or some such hat item with materials from home that reads "scientist", they may do that.  An old  tie from Dad or family member would be great if allowed to borrow.  

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Homework for Monday December 11, 2017

1.   Science: read carefully pages 65 to 75  review and note taking in class on Tuesday.

2.   Science (STEM) Write out the top portion of the Jack and the Parachute worksheet.

3.   Social Studies Our World Purple Book pages 98-104 review for test

4.   Math: New Math Book pages 70 and 71. 





Homework for Friday, December 8th due Monday December 11th:

1.  ELA/Reading:  Complete the Story Element work sheet for "Pearl and Wagner", our latest fiction from Reading Street Text.  This is the third worksheet on this text. (others stapled.)

2.  MATH:  NEW Math Book softcover text: complete pages discussed in class today.

3.  SILENT SUSTAINED READING:  20 minutes each day.

Due to Santa Sale, Mass, half day  and change in specials, the social studies test was postponed until Monday, December 11th.



Homework for Thursday:

STEM Bat Wing Projects by 2nd grade are posted on SNS Facebook.  What a great job!

NEW STEM project on designing parachutes for airflow and weight.  Please sign the STEM project information form so I know you have seen it.  THANK YOU!

SANTA SALE this Friday.  Small gifts available for $2.00 each.  Students will have time to shop.

1.  New Math Book: pages 60, 61 and 62..

     hundreds, tens and ones place.

2. My World Social Studies Book: study yellow highlighted facts on pages 98 to 106.  

2a. Study the 7 continents from student 7 continent full color worksheet located in blue communicator folder.

SOCIAL STUDIES TEST on Friday, December 8th. On facts from pages 98 to 106 and the 7 continents.




Homework for Wednesday December 6th:

STEM Bat Wing Projects by 2nd grade are posted on SNS Facebook.  What a great job!

SANTA SALE this Thursday and Friday.  Small gifts available for $2.00 each.  Students will have time to shop on both days.

1.  New Math Book: pages 23, 24 and 25.

     Multi step math word problems.

2. My World Social Studies Book: study yellow highlighted facts on pages 98 to 106.  

2a. Study the 7 continents from student 7 continent full color worksheet located in blue communicator folder.

SOCIAL STUDIES TEST on Friday, December 8th. On facts from pages 98 to 106 and the 7 continents.

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STEM Bat Wing Projects by 2nd grade are posted on SNS Facebook.  What a great job!

Homework for December 5th Tuesday:

1.  NEW MATH BOOKS:  pages 15 and 16 word problems ALSO numbers 11 and 13 on page 17.  If students would like to try number 12, they may.  It is not part of homework, but they may try it.

2.  READING/ela : finish writing complete sentences for new group of 15 words. long i, igh and y.

find  child  sky  bright  wild  fly  right  flight  spider  cry  blind  myself  frighten  arrival  identify

3.  Religion craft: we will be creating a nativity scene this Friday in class.  If you have an empty cereal box could you have your child bring it in.  PLEASE do not go out and buy cereal tonight!  I have other boxes which we can use if need be.   IF you have a cereal box in your home, that would be great.

SANTA SALE this Thursday and Friday.  Small gifts available for $2.00 each.  Students will have time to shop on both days.

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STEM Bat Wing Projects by 2nd grade are posted on SNS Facebook.  What a great job!

Homework for Monday December 4th:  (please check events page for a sampling of Monday, December 4th:

1.  Math: page 90 in the progress in math workbook.  IF THE STUDENT FEELS COMFORTABLE, they can finish page 91 and 92. 

HOME PRACTICE:  please start to practice telling time with your child so they can get even more practice time.  We are working on:

 the top of the hour, (o'clock: 6 o'clock; 7 o'clock); 

30 minutes after or half past (3:30, or half past three

15 after (2:15, 3:15)

and the :45.  (1:45, 5:45)

2. READING/ELA:  students will finish reading their reading street animal fantasy text, "Pearl and Wagner".  Students will answer all questions on their character worksheet:  characters, setting, and sequence of events.

3.  SOCIAL STUDIES TEST ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th. Study definitions in the My World Purple Book.

geography

prime meridian

latitude

longitude

physical map

political map

weather

 climate

Please refer to events of the week so you can get a glimpse of the week so far.  Thank you.





Homework for Friday December 1: due on Monday, Dec. 4th

1. READING/ELA: Students visited the school library today!  We spent time looking through many books.  Students were able to "read" a variety of books at the library tables, and pick TWO books to take home for the next several days to read.

READING/ELA: students will read 30 minutes minimum from their new library books.

SPELLING TEST MONDAY on compound words.

Social Studies:  MY WOLD SOCIAL STUDIES BOOK (purple)  pages 110 to 115.  Answer all questions on the pages, including drawing and labeling any diagrams as part of the directions.

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Homework for Thursday, November 30th:

Math:

3 page math worksheet.  Please note: due to parent conferences, if this worksheet packet is not done, we will do it in class tomorrow as a whole class.  

Spelling:  Our spelling test, normally on Fridays, will be postponed to Monday due to Parent conferences.



Homework for Wednesday November 29th:

ELA/PHONICS:  3 page reading worksheet: proper nouns and adverbs.

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Homework for Tuesday, November 28th:

1. Spelling:

spelling words three times each in our spelling journal.  compound words from page 49 of the yellow rhino phonics book.

2. Math: differentiated math worksheets on estimation (rounding up or down) of 2 digit numbers and subtracting the rounded numbers.  To round up or down:  if the numeral ends in 5,6,7,8, or 9 round up.  If the numeral ends in 4,3,2, or 1, round down.  26 rounds up to 30.  15 rounds up to 20.  34 rounds down to 30.

3. read silently for 20 minutes.

Classwork news for November 28th: (Also located in events page for our class.)

What we did in class for November 28th: Among other things, we practiced our benchmark comprehension tests to prepare for the terra nova tests in Spring.  We do this every Tuesday.

We are now great dictionary detectives as we are able to look up almost any word in our student dictionaries.

We did one-act plays on making good choices with our friends for part of religion class.  Known as improv, students brainstormed their own one act play.

We continued to practice estimation, double digit subtraction, and double digit subtraction with regrouping.

We practiced using our base ten flats, rods and units to visually show a 2 digit subtraction problem in regrouping.

We did  written worksheets on a character study on Juno from our "Dear Juno" reading text.  For doing such good work, we had an art treat and created snowflakes to go with our "Dear Juno" text.

We had a guest teacher for GYM!!




Homework for Monday, November 30th

Social studies:  read pages 96 to 103 in purple "MY WORLD" social studies book.  Answer all questions from pages 96-103.

Reading/PHONICS:  2 page verb worksheet: on past tense, present tense, and future tense.

Silent reading: please read for a goal of 20 minutes each night.

Reminder: parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, November 30th.  Half day; after care available.  Thank you!





Homework for Wednesday November 22nd:

Social Studies quiz on Wednesday, November 22nd;

Students: please study the nine facts located on pages 86 to 97.  We are working on directions, maps, and other definitions.  9 definitions in total.

These facts are also in your flip book.  Students made flip books last week with each of nine facts  located on an index card.  Index cards were pasted to each section of the flip book.

The definitions are:

relative location    absolute location     grid map       symbols        cardinal directions

 intermediate directions     continents      oceans       equator    

PLEASE NOTE: noon dismissal/no after care

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Homework for Friday November 17th

Homework for Tuesday, November 21st:

Social Studies quiz on Wednesday, November 22nd;

Students: please study the nine facts located on pages 86 to 97.  We are working on directions, maps, and other definitions.  9 definitions in total.

These facts are also in your flip book.  Students made flip books last week with each of nine facts  located on an index card.  Index cards were pasted to each section of the flip book.

The definitions are:

relative location    absolute location     grid map       symbols        cardinal directions

 intermediate directions     continents      oceans       equator    

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Homework for Friday November 17th

due on Monday November 20th

1.  MATH: 2 page worksheet review.  Page 1: skip counting by 2's, 5's. 10's 25's and 50's.  Students will need to have the skip counting tables memorized over the next weeks. This helps with addition, and subtraction, grouping numbers, counting coins  and estimation.

Page 2 of Math:  word problems.  We went over the first one in class and have done word problems, but we will be practicing word problems throughout November and December.

SUGGESTIONS:  If students could use manipulatives (Small objects to count) it will help them visually see the word problems.  Small objects could be dried beans, small toys, etc.  Students can draw their own manipulatives like dark circles to represent a specific number.

For example if there are 10 stickers, 6 are tigers how many are lions?  Students will draw 10 circles and cross out six, leaving four circles left.


2.  Phonics/grammar 1 page worksheet. When do you use the word "an"  or "a"?


Information for the following days: (This can also be found on the Events Page.)

Thank you to all the family members that sent in their parent conference choices.

1.   I will have the schedule for you on Monday, November 20th.  Scheduled times will be sent home in the student communications folder.

 2.   Student work portfolios on all subjects for the first trimester will be given out to parents/caregivers during conferences.  Each subject is organized into packets with comments.  Please take a few days to look over all the wonderful work your child has accomplished.

3.   I would appreciate it if you could sign the top copy on each organized subject packet/portfolio and return back to the class in your child's backpack by Wednesday, December 6th.  Thank you!

4.  The trimester ends a week from today.  Because we are starting new material after Thanksgiving break, there will be no homework over the four day break.  I know many people are travelling, etc.  and so to co-ordinate with this, there will be no homework that weekend.






Homework for Thursday November 16th:

MATH:

1. Individual math pages in Progress in Math workbooks.

Students will be doing review pages in their "Progress in Math" workbooks.  Each student will have a yellow post-it attached to the pages they are to complete.  This is an individual homework assignment.  Students were conferenced individually on which pages to complete.

Since we are at end of marking period in a few days, we are spending time reviewing math concepts.

SPELLING:

2. Study spelling words for spelling test.  Long O words.







Homework for Wednesday November 15th:

ELA/phonics/grammar:

1.   3 page worksheet.  

Please note: Adjectives: on the "Wiggly Monster Worksheet" please write the adjective that goes with the wiggly monster on the monster itself or next to the monster.  COLORING the wiggly monster is not necessary.

2.   Study spelling words (15 words) for Friday's spelling test.

goat  hold  show  most  bowl  float  toast  ago  open  told  toad  slow  almost  throat  hollow

3.   Silent sustained reading for 20 minutes.

Information for the following days: (This can also be found on the Events Page.)

Thank you to all the family members that sent in their parent conference choices.

1.   I will have the schedule for you on Monday, November 20th.  Scheduled times will be sent home in the student communications folder.

 2.   Student work portfolios on all subjects for the first trimester will be given out to parents/caregivers during conferences.  Each subject is organized into packets with comments.  Please take a few days to look over all the wonderful work your child has accomplished.

3.   I would appreciate it if you could sign the top copy on each organized subject packet/portfolio and return back to the class in your child's backpack by Wednesday, December 6th.  Thank you!

4.  The trimester ends a week from today.  Because we are starting new material after Thanksgiving break, there will be no homework over the four day break.  I know many people are travelling, etc.  and so to co-ordinate with this, there will be no homework that weekend.

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Homework for Tuesday November 14th:

ELA/reading/writing/spelling:

Re-read the "Brementown Musicians".

1. Complete the 4 part story map on characters, settings, problem and problem resolution.

2. Write a complete sentence for each of the 15 new spelling words. (Long O) 

goat  hold  show  most  bowl  float  toast  ago  open  told  toad  slow  almost  throat  hollow



Homework for November 13th due on Tuesday, November 14th:

1.  MATH: 1 worksheet with definitions for range, mode, and median.

WRITE the yellow highlighted definitions on attached lined paper 4 times each.  Please write the highlighted definition 4 times each, not just the word itself.

Students, after writing the definition four times each, will complete the bottom of the worksheet on "TRACY'S BASEBALL TEAM".

2. ELA/PHONICS/Grammar:  yellow rhino phonics book: pages 45 and 46 on LONG O spelling words.






Homework for November 9th due November 10th Friday

1. Math: Progress in Math page 55.  Mental math subtraction:  students are starting to take 2 steps with subtraction with a double digit and a single digit approach. 

 Please answer questions 1,2 3 and 4 only.

  DRAW YOUR ONES AND TENS COLUMNS! (A vertical line down through the ones and the tens, then the word "ONE" or "TEN" above the column.)  This will keep the numbers organized in their correct column.

If the student feels that he or she can try question 5, (subtracting 20) they may try, but we are going over the bottom of page 55 in Math on Friday.

Math masters only: all of 55 plus page 61.

2. Spelling test: long e, ee and ea words.  We reviewed today and everyone did great!

3. Reading:  20 minutes of silent sustained reading.  students chose books from our class library  to take home for a few days.  Please keep the books safe and return when finished.  Thank you!

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Homework for November 8th, due November 9th, Thursday.

Reading/grammar/phonics:  2 page worksheets including  singular and plural nouns with correct spelling.

Spelling words: review for test in Friday, November 10th.

Math: 2 page worksheet: circle graphs

silent sustained reading for 20 minutes


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Homework for November 7th, due November 8th, Wednesday.

1. SOCIAL STUDIES: read pages 90, 91, 92 and 93 in the "OUR WORLD" purple social studies book.

2. Answer questions on pages 91, 92 and 93.  Question 6 asks for a list of natural AND man made objects. 

3. Draw a map of one favorite room in your home.  LABEL THE OBJECTS. (the bed, the closet, for example. ) Use  the Washington DC map on page 88 (Bird's eye view) or the rock trail map on page 91 ( in front of you view) as an example.

4. READING:  silent sustained reading for 20 minutes.  Students are encouraged to choose books from our class library to take home.



Homework for Monday November 6th due on November 7th:

ELA/SPELLING: please write a complete sentence for each of our new spelling words. (15)

read   feel   easy   deep   seat   party   wheel   leave   windy   sleep   teeth   team   wreath   season   eagle

ELA/LANGUAGE: please complete the worksheet on predicates.  (A predicate follows the subject and tells what the subject is doing or is.)


READING:  20 minutes of silent sustained reading every night.

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Homework for weekend of November 3rd due on Monday November 6th:

ELA/Reading/writing/phonics

1. Balloon retelling worksheet for 'The Strongest One", from Reading Street Reading Hardcover.

Please write one or two at the most, sentences for each balloon: the beginning, middle and ending balloons.

We read the story in class and went over the sentences for the beginning, middle and end balloons


2.  Yellow Rhino Phonics Book Pages 41 and 42.

3. Math worksheet:  please note: math worksheets may be different depending on the level of the student for this particular concept.

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Homework for November 2nd due Friday, November 3rd.

Please note: we have a noon dismissal on Friday. Aftercare available.

1. SPELLING TEST on the following words:

after   always   before   know   orange   purple   below   run   little   she   they   them   what   who   down

2. SCIENCE TEST: study for science test on animals with a backbone.  Students reviewed again and yellow highlighted their study guides.  

3. MATH WORKSHEET. one page worksheet to practice addition re-grouping.

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Homework for November 1st, Tuesday due on Wednesday, November 2nd:

In the Spring, second graders will be taking the Terra Nova state tests.  Students are working with short texts, both fiction and non-fiction followed by a series of multi-choice questions.

This is to get them comfortable with the style of the terra nova testing.

We have been working with a "Benchmark test booklet" every month since school started.  Tonight's homework is the 2nd story in our booklet for November.  

1. Homework: ELA/READING/WRITING:   please read the second story at least once in the Benchmark Test and answer the multi-choice questions, questions 9 through 16.

2. Phonics: one page worksheet on contractions.  The second page attachment is a helper sheet for the contractions.

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Homework for Monday Oct. 30th due on Tuesday October 31st

1. Spelling: write each spelling word 3 times each 

after   always   before   know   orange   purple   below   run   little   she   they   them   what   who   down

2. Math: 2 page packet. skip counting charts to 100.  Skip counting helps for counting coins, telling time and beginning multiplication when students begin to group objects for counting and multiplying. 

 PLEASE HAVE THEM PRACTICE THEIR SKIP COUNTING.

3. Science: students will re-read and review pages 44 to 51 in their hardcover science textbooks on animals with a backbone.  

Science test on this material Friday, November 3rd.

Students reviewed facts and questions taken from the actual test and practiced answering them last week and today.

4. Silent reading for 20 minutes each night.

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Homework for October 27th-October October 29th due on:

Monday October 30th:

1. MATH: Multi-Page Math Packet:  a multi page packet on math concepts learned over the past few weeks.  Please have students work independently on these worksheets.

2. READING/ELA : 20 minutes of silent sustained reading per day, or a total of 40 minutes total for the weekend.  

3. Please bring a small selection of bat photos in for Monday.  (3 to 4 would be great.)  Anything from the internet, magazines, newspapers would work.  We are finishing up our STEM bat project, incorporating Science, technology, engineering, Math and literacy on this multi-step project.

4.  On Tuesday, we will be creating bat wings out of everyday objects from home.  If you could help your child gather some (not all) of the following household objects to bring in for Tuesday:  

NOTE: Please try to use household objects that you may already have in the house.  

Students brainstormed on Thursday as to what household objects might work to design/build bat wings.  The goal is to have students think in creative ways to design an object.  We thought of straws, plastic wrap, etc as some other possibilities.  

Here is a list of possibilities:

  1. about 1 to 2 feet of wax paper, parchment paper, or aluminum foil
  2. 2 plastic wire twist ties from bread packages, sandwich bag ties or garbage bag ties
  3. string, twine or yarn
  4. drinking straws






HOMEWORK FOR OCTOBER 26th due Friday October 27

1. ELA: study for SPELLING TEST Friday. 15 words please note:  the word witch was missing from our word list this week, so the word will not count on the spelling test.

2.  Social Studies:  We are putting together a social studies project incorporating culture.  Students will do the first worksheet called "MAIN IDEA CELEBRATION".  Please write a main idea from a festival that your culture or your family participates in.  Write 3 supporting details. 

3.  MY WORLD SOCIAL STUDIES purple workbook.  Read pages, 134, 135 and 136. Answer questions 4 and 5 in the actual workbook.

noon dismissal for October 27th.






1. ELA/phonics  yellow rhino phonics book

page 32 and 33  using "s" and "es" to make a plural word

2.  ELA/Spelling  study spelling words for Friday's spelling test

3.  "MATH PACKET" 4 pages :coins, hundreds, tens and ones place, double digit or triple digit addition depending on your packet

TAG DAY OCTOBER 26th please bring in $1 and wear either orange or black clothing.

Friday: noon dismissal. no after care.





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1.  ELA/SPELLING:   Please neatly write complete sentences for all fifteen spelling words, using capital letters, a period, question mark or exclamation point.  Make sure all words are spelled correctly.

2.  ELA/Reading comprehension: Reading pages 358 and 359 from "Dear Juno", write 2 things  that Juno does on your "CHARACTER COLUMN".  (What actions does he take?) .

ELA/Reading NOTE: Students are continuing to close read "Dear Juno" in class from their "READING STREET" text. We are working on "CHARACTER COLUMNS" to comprehend what Juno is feeling, thinking, seeing and doing.  Students worked on the character column as a whole class project today in school.   Students will continue to add to their character columns for homework.  Thank you!

3. Silent reading for 20 minutes from a book at home or from our class library.

SPELLING WORDS are posted on spelling link. Thank you!


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Homework for Monday, October 23rd:

Math: Progress in Math workbook page 81.  Counting coins.  Because we are continuing to improve our skills in skip counting, counting nickels and dimes ties in beautifully with skip counting by 5's and 10's.

HOMEWORK NOTE:  Coming up this week:

1. Coins are part of the first half of the 2nd grade math standards.  Coins are great manipulatives (hand held objects) for corresponding with double digit and triple digit adding and subtraction. 

2. This week we will be adding quarters to our mix.  Counting quarters and understanding 25, 50, 75 and 100 (four parts to a dollar) is a great way to pair the first concepts of fractions. (1/4 plus 1/4 plus 1/4 plus 1/4 equals one whole.  

3. We will continue adding our graphing concepts, pictographs, etc., odd and even numbers, the hundreds and thousand place (with the ones and tens place, plus much more.

4. CIRCLE GRAPHS also tie into the beginning concept of fractions, as the visual pizza pie design can be broken into fractions and percents.


ELA/PHONICS:  in the yellow phonics rhino book, complete pages 29 and 30.

ELA/Reading:  every night please read for 20 minutes.  Tonight's selection is the guided reading story that the guided reading groups worked on today:  depending on your group, your story selection is either "The Sidekick" or "Frog's Friends". 

 CLOSE reading includes reading a story selection several times over to comprehend the story better and to get more fluent with reading by getting more familiar with the words in the story.  


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Homework for October 20th - October 22nd

Due on Monday October 23rd:

3 Homework assignments:

MATH: students were sent home with stapled math packets.  Please complete addition, subtraction, and other math concept worksheets stapled in packets.

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ELA/WRITING:

"Turtle's Race With Beaver" worksheet: students were sent home with a construction paper covered multi-page packet that they have been working on over the past few days.  The text, "Turtle's Race With Beaver" is in the READING STREET hardcover textbook.


For homework, students will complete the attached worksheet for "Turtle". This is a who/when/where worksheet.  Students will answer with a complete sentence for each box on this worksheet.

(This worksheet can be found  stapled to their "Turtle's Race With Beaver" packet, on the last page.)

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ELA/READING:  Please read the story "Dear Juno" from the READING STREET hardcover textbook.  

We will read the story again in class on Monday as we start our "close reading" and diagnosis of this  text following common core guidelines.

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Reminder: there is no school on Friday, October 20th.  Teachers will be taking a development workshop.  Enjoy the long weekend!


HOMEWORK DUE FOR THURSDAY OCTOBER 19

MATH:  3 worksheets

1st and 2nd:  2 worksheets on addition and subtraction.  

3rd worksheet: skip counting by 5's from 5 to 100

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MATH EXTRA CREDIT: I gave out an extra credit MATH worksheet on "place value".  This is extra credit, and not part of mandatory homework for Wednesday night.

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SPELLING:  study 15 spelling words for spelling test on Thursday, October 19.

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READING:  please read every night for a minimum of 20 minutes.

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HOMEWORK Due FOR WEDNESDAY, October 18


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS:  Character Chart worksheet on one character from our READING STREET TEXT:

choose either Turtle or Beaver and write: (discussed in class)

the title of the story in the banner

the character's name you have chosen below the hat

 a description of the character"WHAT KIND OF HUMAN QUALITIES DOES THIS ANIMAL HAVE?

4 things the character did in the story

The character chart is stapled to a worksheet that was done in class on this folktale.  This is the second worksheet.

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SPELLING:  study spelling words (15) in your softcover spelling journal for Thursday's spelling test, October 19th.

spelling test: Thursday, October 19.

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                       Homework for Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

spelling/phonics: Pages 20 and 21 in the Yellow rhino phonics and spelling practice book:

pages 20 and 21 consonant digraphs using ch,tch,sh,th,wh, and words with ar, or and ore

Math: 3 worksheets:  1. subtraction worksheet

                                 2.  holiday toy shop illustrations

                                 3.  holiday toy shop graphing sheet

using a different colored pencil or crayon, students will create a bar graph showing how many quantities of each toy is listed on the toy shop worksheet.  For example: 5 toy soldiers. (notice the toy soldiers can be found on 2 different shelves.  EACH BAR will represent the number of toys being sold in the store.

NOTE:  Picture day is this Wednesday, October 18th.  Please remember to have your student's form filled out  for Tuesday or Wednesday and return to school.  Thank you.


Reading:  Please have your student read a minimum of 20 minutes a day,using books from school or from home.  Students are allowed to bring home selections from the class library every day as long as they are returned safely.

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Homework for weekend due Monday Oct.16th:

Spelling:  please write a complete sentence for each of the 15 spelling words.  Sentences should be written in the spelling journal.

Use capital letters, correct punctuation; periods, question marks or exclamation points to end a sentence.


Science:  on index cards, please neatly write the six animal facts on bats that we learned about on Friday.  The 6 facts are in the science journal softcover.  Write them neatly, one fact on each index card.

Continue reading from your school library book taken from the class library for a minimum of 20 minutes or more.


Homework for Thursday night:  

MATH:    2 math worksheets entitled Chapter 2 test and Chapter 3 test.   DON"T LET THE WORD TEST SCARE YOU...it is a homework assignment, however, all if not most of the material should be known to them by this week.  This is a summative assessment of some of their skills learned so far.

Reading:  Each child took home a chapter book or easy reader.  Please have student read for a minimum of 20 minutes tonight.

NOTE: we had a bake sale this morning that took approx. 30 minutes out of our morning.  Students will receive their new spelling words on Friday morning.  What we did practice were kindness, patience and taking turns as we picked out our treats, and how to work together as a unit.

Our science book reports were started in class today.  I wrote this on a prior homework assignment date alerting you to a class led science book report.  We are doing the science book reports in school, and our finished project will be sent home by Tuesday, October 17th.  We are starting to do a beginning draft and ending with a finished essay.  

FOR this project and for all following projects, students will be writing a graphic organizer, a draft and a finished copy as we start our 7th week.





 



Homework for Wednesday night October 12, 2017

Yellow rhinocerus phonics and spelling practise book:

Pages 11, 12 and 17 for Mrs. Whelihan's reading group.  (Consonant blends)

PLEASE NOTE: students in Miss A's reading group: yellow rhino phonics and spelling book: pages 12, 17 and 18




Homework for the 3 day weekend due on October 10th:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS: compare and contrast chart. also known as a VENN DIAGRAM (same and different) 

comparing 2 characters from 2 different stories: IRIS from "IRIS AND WALTER" (READING STREET HARDCOVER TEXTBOOK) and MCDUFF from "MCDUFF GOES TO SCHOOL". What is different about these 2 characters?  What is the same about these 2 characters?

Please refer to your VENN DIAGRAM (same and different) that we did in class. IT WENT HOME TODAY ALONG WITH A NEW VENN DIAGRAM.  (The black expo marker and the green marker venn diagram).   WE did this in class and went over the marker venn diagram point by point.  We wrote our answers in class point by point.

WE verbally discussed "SAME AND DIFFERENT" in class for IRIS and MCDUFF.  FOR HOMEWORK, students are to re-tell the information and write it on their venn diagrams.

SCIENCE HOMEWORK:

Carefully read Chapter two in the hardcover science text book.  This section is about animals and discusses camouflage and other survival techniques.  (FROG BOOK) CLOSE READ the pages at least twice. (CLOSE READ is to carefully read the information several times until a connection to the information begins to happen.)  

In your science journal (soft cover/small book) on a clean page, write the 6 words and definitions from the hard text.  STUDENTS were sent home with this weekend's homework and should be found in the blue plastic communicator folder. THERE IS A LIST OF 6 words to write and define.

PLEASE REMEMBER to date your new page.

SPELLING TEST: 10 words plus 5 bonus words on Tuesday, October 10th.  This was the spelling test from Friday October 6th.  check the list for this week's spelling words.  

Thank you!  Your cooperation with homework is very appreciated!




Homework for Thursday October 5th:

due to a serious personal emergency, there will be no homework for Thursday, October 5th.

The spelling test and the science test will be postponed until next week.




HOMEWORK for Wednesday, October 4:

English Language Arts: ELA:

1. yellow phonic softcover book (RHINO) bottom of page 3 questions 4,5,6,7,8.

2. Story Map for Tara and Tiree: top 2 boxes: characters and setting.( IF STUDENT WOULD LIKE TO WORK ON PROBLEM BOX AND PROBLEM RESOLUTION BOX THEY MAY.)

We went over the story from beginning to end and retold the story orally and in written form.  We discussed in class the characters, setting, problem and problem resolution.  

3. study for spelling test on Friday. 10 words with 5 bonus words.

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Homework for Tuesday October 3, 2017  

1. study 10 spelling words for spelling test on Friday October 6th  (5 bonus words)


2. MATH WORKSHEET:  math worksheets are differentiated per strength tonight.  Students either have: 

skip counting by 2's (using 100's chart for help) OR

counting by 6's to 90. find the counting pattern.

REMINDER: SCIENCE TEST OCTOBER 6, 2017 Friday


Homework for October 2, 2017 Monday:

New spelling words (10) with bonus of 5 words for my spelling masters.  Please finish writing the words 3 times each in your spelling journal.

Write one complete sentence for each of the 10 spelling words.BONUS WORK: please write a complete sentence for the remaining 5 words.

MATH:  in progress in math workbook, pages 21,22,23 and 24. Learning base ten practise. Hundreds, tens, and ones columns.  review greater and less than.  BASE TEN: squares or FLATS=100.

Sticks or RODS =10.  Units or singles =ones.

SPELLING TEST: FRIDAY< OCTOBER 6, 2017

SCIENCE TEST: FRIDAY OCTOBER 6th, 2017.  4 parts of a plant; 5 elements a plant needs to survive; the job of each plant part; how seeds scatter; 2 types of plants: flowering and non-flowering and: naming an example of a flowering and non-flowering plant.


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Homework for Thursday September 28th:

Social Studies:  Are photos of ourselves as babies are proudly up in the classroom!  We are working on traditions and what they mean to families.


Read pages 130 to 134 in your purple social studies soft cover book.

write the definitions of your four vocab words: culture, language, tradition artifact. write definitions from the book. correct spelling.

TRADITION WORKSHEET: fill out in complete sentences 2 separate sentences describing a family tradition.  

Make sure capitals, punctuation and spelling are correct.  Draw an illustration under each sentence. 





homework for friday september 29th..........


ELA: FLOWSHEET worksheet  listing for sequence of events on getting ready in the morning.  First, next, then, last

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS WORKSHEET: order of events for Henry and Mudge, based on each page and illustrations, please list the order of events fro the start of the day to the finish of the day.  WE worked on this in class for the last 2 weeks.  Now the student will do it independently.


Homework for Monday, September 25th, 2017:  2 subjects tonight:

Social Studies:  using your new purple "My World" softcover social studies book, write the 6 vocabulary words on page 85 in your social studies journal.

Research the glossary in the back of the book.  Find the definition of each of the six words in the glossary.  

Write the glossary definition of each of the 6 vocab words from page 85.  The first sentence of each definition is sufficient.


Spelling:  Using your 10 word "noun spelling list"  write a sentence for each of the 10 nouns.(NOTE: these nouns came from our short story "Ari Gets Help".  We went over all the nouns in the short story "Ari Gets Help".  These nouns were discussed and highlighted from our Benchmark test.

10 word spelling test on Wednesday, September 27th. 



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 Second graders will be receiving homework every night including weekends.

Please continue to check the homework page for the work.  My students are also doing an awesome job recording their nightly homework in their student planners.  Ask them about the "parking lot" method!  They are very proud of their accomplishments in planning their homework!















For the week beginning Jun 5, 2017

Day Assignments and activities Notes
Monday Math- workbook page 126
Social Studies- complete pages 194-197
Reading- workbook page 144
Tuesday Math- workbook pages 115 and 123
Wednesday no homework
Thursday no homework
Friday no homework