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Dear Parents, families, and students,

                                  In just two short weeks, the first nine weeks of the school year will be complete. It is hard to believe how quickly the time has gone by. I am so proud of how hard your children have been working! 

                                   Conferences are starting this week. I am looking forward to sitting down with you and discussing your child's strengths and any areas of concern. If you have not returned the conference sign-up sheet, please do so as soon as possible. If there is not a time listed that will work for you, please write down a time and I will try and honor it.  I know that sometimes, after you have set up a time, an emergency may pop up and you need to cancel. Please try and remember to contact the school and leave me a message or email me if you can not make your scheduled time.

                                   Don't miss out on the opportunity to capture your child's second grade memories. Order your child's year book now. You can order this precious keepsake until Tuesday, September 30th.

                                   I am waiting on confirmation on our basket theme. As soon as I get it, I will send home a letter with a list of ideas and a due date for those donations. As I mentioned before, the Buffalo Basket Benefit will be held on Saturday, November 8th at the Lake Miona Recreation Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to support our school and get a head start on your holiday shopping.  

                                This week in reading the following skills will be covered:

                                            * Comprehension Strategy: Making, confirming, and revising predictions

                                            * Comprehension skill: character, setting, & plot

                                            * Grammar: singular and plural nouns

                                            * Phonics: Long & short "u"

                                            * Vocabulary strategy: suffixes

                                            * Genre: Fable-weekly story: "Wolf! Wolf!"

                                  Writing equations to represent problems, equal groups, and repeated addition will complete the lesson in chapter three. We will review on Thursday and the children will take the chapter assessment on Friday. We will begin chapter 4 on Monday. The class did a great job on the first subtraction fact assessment. I am so proud of them! They will have another assessment on Wednesday. If you child needs extra help, please remember you can visit or

                                  We will finish up unit one in science this week. Our next topic of study will be the basic needs of plants and animals and environments. The children will be starting their first in class science project this week. This project will tie into the upcoming unit.     

                                  Don't forget to send in those box tops and we can always use items for our treasure box. If you are able to help out, please remember to submit your receipt for PI credit.  My October newsletter is available as a PDF document at the bottom of my web page. Please take a moment and see what will be happening next month. I wish you all a wonderful and productive week!


Mrs. Caputo




PDF documents
Parent Night-Common Core pamphlet -
2nd grade expectations - Information provided at parent night
AR home connect information -
Citizenship -
Cold Read Strategies - Tips for completing cold reads
Evidence based words - words/phrases to use when citing test evidence
Expository Writing Frame -
Mega Math (Think Central Web site) - List of games to play to reinforce math skills
Mrs. Caputo's rules and discipline plan -
Narrative Writing Frame -
October News -
PayPAMS - sign up to receive email alerts on child balances
September News -
Think Central directions -

 September 2014
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Labor Day-No School

Text evidence paper
Green spelling list
Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. Meeting
gold spelling list
math chap. 2 lesson 4 & fact sheet

math: chap. 2 lesson 5 & fact practice
text evidence paper

text evidence sheet
math: chap. 2 lesson 6 & fact practice
School Pictures
Open House

math: chap. 2 lesson 7
Cold read & spelling assessment



Gold spelling list
green spelling list
text evidence worksheet
math: chap. 2 lesson 8 & fact sheet

text evidence worksheet
Progress Report
math: chap. 2 lesson 9 & fact sheet

Chap. 2 lesson 10 & fact sheet
fact assessment
text evidence worksheet

Math: chap. 2 lesson 11 & fact sheet
text evidence worksheet

Cold read assessment
Spelling assessment
math: chap. 2 lesson 12
Founder's Day



Reading Homework
Math Weekly Homework
Reading: Unit 1 Assessment begins


Reading Celebration-kick-off
Reading comprehension sheet
Fact Assessment





Gold Spelling List
Green Spelling Words
Weekly Reading Homework
Weekly Math Homework


Fact Assessment


Scholastic Book Order Due
AA New Assignment
Spelling test & Cold Read Assessment



Green spelling List
Weekly reading homework
Gold Spelling List
Weekly math homework


Literal Translation