Mrs. Tracy Caputo « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Dear Parents, families, and students,
Well, this past Monday the children did a fantastic job with the reading portion of the DEA. This Monday, they will get the opportunity to shine once again as they complete the math portion. I am confident that they will blow their previous scores out of the water!
This is another kind reminder that payment for your child's spring pictures is due by Wednesday. If you have decided not to keep them, then please return the picture packet. Thank you so very much to those of you that have already taken care of this.
Several of you have inquired about the day and time of our end of the year celebration. I have submitted my request, but haven't heard anything back as of yet. Please know that as soon as I do know, I will pass it on to all of you.
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 5th. This will be the final Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. meeting of the school year. For those of you that are still in need of informational hours, this is your chance. It will be held at the middle school gym. Speaking of PI hours, please take a moment and log into your account and check your time. I would hate for anyone to come up short. Another opportunity to earn those informational hours will be available starting on Monday. You can complete the online school surveys. You will have until May 10th to complete them. Even if you have your PI time completed, please take a couple minutes to go online and do the survey. We welcome the feedback.
In reading, we will be looking at the third story of unit six. The following skills will be addressed:
* Comprehension Strategy: Summarize
* Comprehension Skill: Main Idea and Key Details
* Grammar: Comparative adjectives
* Phonics: Consonant + le )el, al) syllables
* Vocabulary Strategy: Greek and Latin Roots
* Story Genre: Expository Text : Astronaut Handbook
In math, our getting ready for third grade mini lesson will continue. Hour before and hour after, elapsed time, elapsed time in minutes, capacity: nonstandard units, and describing measurement data will comprise the math lessons for the week. This week's "Choose & Do Math Grid" will focus on the skill of data and graphs. We will also be starting the 10 multiplication facts. Keep practicing them at home!
We will continue with our look at forces and motion this week. The children are learning about what forces are, how forces make objects move, and how strong is a magnet.
As always, I wish you all a very productive work week!
2nd grade expectations - Information provided at parent night
April News -
AR home connect information -
Bio-Buddy example and forms -
Central Florida Zoo-consent form -
Cold Read Strategies - Tips for completing cold reads
Evidence based words - words/phrases to use when citing test evidence
Expository Writing Frame -
Hassle Free Homework - Information presented at P.R.I.D.E. meeting
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.