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Dear Parents, families, and students,

                                 I want to thank everyone for the quick return of your child's parent signature portion of the report card. We are off to a strong start for the second nine weeks!  

                                Thanks for the Reel It In basket donations. A huge thank you to Mrs. Wixted for volunteering to assemble our basket. 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.  

                                 It is field trip time! Your child brought home the information & parent consent form for our first field trip on Friday. We will be heading to Medieval Times in Kissimmee on December 12th. There are some very important dates that you should be aware of. If you would like to be considered as a chaperone, then you need to have the bottom portion of the information letter turned in by Wednesday, October 29th. The drawing for chaperones will be held on Thursday, October 30th. Remember, to be eligible for the drawing, you must have a completed volunteer application, along with a copy of your driver's license, turned into VCS. You may access the volunteer form from the school's main website page under forms. All monies and consent forms are due by Friday, November 7th. No late payments will be accepted and there are no refunds.

                                 This week in reading the children will be completing the Unit 2 assessment. As with Unit 1, this test will be given over a period of three to four days. Since this is a review week, there will not be two separate spelling lists. I have decided to give everyone the same October theme based words. The assignment for the week will be for the children to complete the story frame (coming home on Monday) and writing a story with that frame. They are to use all 15 of the spelling words. The story and the planning frame must be turned in by Friday. Please encourage your child to take their time since they do have four days to complete the story. I am excited to see how creative they can be. I will be taking a spelling grade and a handwriting grade. I have explained all of this to the children, so there shouldn't be any confusion. If you should have questions, please contact me. The comprehension reading sheets and regular spelling words will return the first week in November.       

                                    Breaking apart ones to subtract, breaking apart numbers to subtract, modeling regrouping for subtraction, and recording and modeling 2-digt subtraction will comprise the math lessons for the week.The boys and girls did not disappoint with completing the fact assessment within two minutes. Way to go boys and girls! They will have another subtraction fact assessment on Wednesday. If you child needs extra help, please remember you can visit or

                                    We have started Unit 9: Life Cycles this past week. We should finish it up by mid-week. We will then begin our social studies unit on Native Americans. Speaking about Native Americans, the children will be assigned their first at home project on Monday. Please look for the letter, explaining the project, in your child's binder on Monday. They will have three weeks to complete the project. All projects will be due NO Later than November 14th.

                                  Book-O-Ween has followed your child to the Intermediate building. It will take place this Friday, October 31st. I would like to thank my many parents who have offered to help out Friday afternoon.  Please send in your child's pumpkin by Tuesday. We need to get them painted. The parade for the IC building will begin at 8:30. The best place for your to capture the best pictures of your child will be on the court. We will parade through the school and end up walking around the court before reentering the building outside our classroom. Our class gets the honor of leading the route!  

                                  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.  


Mrs. Caputo




PDF documents
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 -
Medieval Times filed trip form -
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
Think Central directions -
Writing rubric from Parent Night -

 October 2014
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Cold Read Assessment

Spelling & Reading Selection assessments



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

Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. Meeting

Fact assessment

End of 1st 9 weeks
Parent Night
Cold read & spelling assessments

No School



Green spelling list
Gold Spelling lIst
Weekly reading homework
Flu Mist permission slips due
Weekly math homework


Subtraction fact assessment


Weekly spelling and cold read assessments
Report cards go home



Weekly reading homework
Gold spelling list
Green spelling words
Weekly Math Homework


Subtraction fact assessment

Buffalo Basket Items Due

Cold read and spelling assessments



Unit 2 assessment begins
Spelling Words
Weekly math homework


Subtraction fact assessment
chaperone slip due for drawing

chaperone drawing for field trip


Literal Translation