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Dear Parents, families, and students,

                               Welcome to March!! Will it come in like a lion and out like a lamb? Only time will tell. We had another good week of learning take place. I am expecting the same next week.

                               Please mark Tuesday, March 3rd on your calendar. This will be our annual two-hour Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. meeting. This meeting will be held at the high school, and will contain several break out sessions. You will have the opportunity to select two sessions that will benefit you as a VCS parent and attend each one. What a great way to obtain valuable information, but also earn those important informational P.I. hours. Hope to see you there!  

                                Our second book fair of the year will begin on Friday, March 6th. As a class, we will go on Friday morning and preview it. The boys and girls will make their wish lists. Just like with the previous book fair, I will have a time set aside each day to send those who have money to spend. Parent night will be on Wednesday, March 11th. What a great way to add to your child's home library, but also support your child's school. 

                                In honor of Read Across America and that wonderful child author Dr. Seuss, Friday March 6th, will be mixed-up day. A notice will be coming home this week with more information, but in short, your child can wear mixed-matched clothing. Tennis shoes are required due to P.E. Let the creative juices flow!! Can't wait to see what they come up with!

                               Thank you for the quick response in setting up your conferences. If you have not returned the sign-up sheet, please do so ASAP. Times are filling up. I have sent home confirmation notices with those students that have a conference scheduled. If you do not receive yours, please let me know and I will be happy to confirm your time. I am aware that situations  arise that are unforeseen, so if you are unable to attend the day of your conference, please contact the school and leave a message or send me an email. 

                              In reading this week, we will look at Unit 5 week 2. The following skills will be addressed:

                                                           * Comprehension Strategy: Summarize

                                                           * Comprehension Skill: Point of View

                                                           * Phonics: Dipthongs: oy, oi (as in boy and soil)

                                                           * Grammar: Pronouns: Idioms

                                                           * Genre: Fiction-story-Once Upon a Baby Brother

                             Reviewing making a bar graph, problem solving: displaying data, reviewing for chapter 10 assessment and completing the assessment for chapter 10 will comprise the math lessons for the week. We have started the 6's in multiplication, so please be practicing them at home. The children will have their fact assessment on Friday. Monday, March 9th we will start the 7's. 

                               We will continue our discussion in social studies on Citizens and Government. We will be learning about what a citizen is, what the two ways to become a citizen are, what are guaranteed rights, and how can we be responsible citizens. In addition, the students will be learning about famous citizens that have made a change to our country.

                                Don't forget to send in those box tops. Time is running out for this school year. Plus 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. 

                                This is a kind reminder to please contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have via your child's agenda or email. I wish you all a very productive work week!



Mrs. Caputo



PDF documents
2nd grade expectations - Information provided at parent night
AR home connect information -
Bio-Buddy example and forms -
Central Florida Zoo-consent form -
Citizenship -
Cold Read Strategies - Tips for completing cold reads
Evidence based words - words/phrases to use when citing test evidence
Expository Writing Frame -
February News -
March News -
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 -
PayPAMS - sign up to receive email alerts on child balances
Think Central directions -
Writing rubric - This is the rubric we use for scoring writing.

 March 2015
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weekly reading homework
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Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. Meeting


Cold Read

Read Across America Day-Mixed-up Friday
Spelling and reading selection assessment






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