Mrs. Tracy Caputo « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Dear Parents, families, and students,
Report cards came home on Friday. What a fantastic first nine weeks everyone had! I am so very proud of all of their hard work! Looking for more of the same this nine weeks. Please sign the bottom portion of your child's report card and return it in the envelope on Monday. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We are down to our final days to contribute to our Reel It In basket. Remember all items are due by Thursday, October 23rd. Do not forget include your receipt for PI credit. I am still looking for that creative parent that would like to assemble our basket. If you are that person, please contact me as soon as possible. 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: rereading
* Comprehension skill: key details
* Grammar: Possessive Nouns
* Phonics: 3-letter blends: scr-, spr-, str-, thr-, spl-, and shr-
* Vocabulary strategy: multiple-meaning words
* Genre: Poetry: "Beetles"
Writing equations to represent addition, finding sums for 3 and 4 addends, and reviewing for the chapter test on Friday will comprise the math lessons for the week.The boys and girls continue to knock it out of the park with their fact assessments, so I am going to cut the time back to two minutes. I am more than confident that they will have no problem. They will have another subtraction fact assessment on Wednesday. If you child needs extra help, please remember you can visit www.themathfactcafe.com or www.themathworksheet.com.
We will review our science unit on needs and environments and the children will complete an open book test on Monday. Their environment fact frames are just about finished. They have really enjoyed researching the different environments. Some of your children may have brought theirs home to work on. Please make sure that they come back to school on Monday. We will begin Unit 9: Life Cycles on Tuesday.
Book-O-Ween has followed your child to the Intermediate building. It will take place on Friday, October 31st. I would like to thank my many parents who have offered to help out Friday afternoon. Please try and send in your child's pumpkin by this Friday (October 24th) if at all possible. Additional information about this exciting day will be coming home soon. In the meantime, you and your child can start brainstorming what character they are going to be!
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.
2nd grade expectations - Information provided at parent night
AR home connect information -
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
Think Central directions -
Writing rubric from Parent Night -