The Villages Elemetary School

Mrs. Tracy Caputo « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar


Dear Parents, families, and students,


                                    We have a very busy week ahead of us. Monday, the children's Bio-Buddy projects are due. On Tuesday, the children will show what they know when they complete the Math section of the DEA. They rocked the ELA portion, so I am confident that they will do the same with the math. Wednesday, we are off to the Crayola Experience. I am asking that the children wear either a blue or green school shirt. We will be returning to the school around 3:30, those children that are not picked up, will go into aftercare. I am looking forward to a great day!

                                    The children only have two weeks left for AR testing and checking books our of the library. All books need to be returned by Friday, May 5th. Most of the kiddos have met their goal, but they are trying very hard to get to that next point level. Speaking of reading, this past week, I sent home the final book orders for the year. What a great opportunity to stock up for summer reading!

                                    In reading this week the following skills will be covered.

                                       Comprehension strategy: Summarizing

                                       Comprehension skill: Connections within a text: Problem & solution

                                       Vocabulary strategy: Paragraph clues

                                       Grammar: Adverbs & prepositional phrases

                                       Phonics: Vowel team syllables

                                       Story genre: Expository text

                                       Anchor story: Money Madness 

                                We will be finishing up the "getting ready for third grade" mini lessons this week. The boys and girls will complete the assessment for lessons 13-20 on Friday. The remainder of the year, we will continue to review the math skills that have been covered thoughout the year. The children have the test on the 9 facts a Monday, May 1st. Then we will begin the tens.  Please continue to practice them with your child. It would not hurt to review facts 2-8 as well.    

                                In social studies we will continue with our economics unit. The children will be learning about goods & services, producers & consumers, supply & demand, and limited resources. In addition, they will be learning about the three S's of money: save, spend, and share.

                                I wish you all a very productive work week. Remember to contact me with any of your concerns. 




Mrs. Caputo



PDF documents
2nd grade math-parent night -
April Newsletter -
AR home connect information -
Bio-Buddy -
Cold Read Strategies - Tips for completing cold reads
Crayola Expereince Parent Consent -
Crayola Experience Parent Letter -
Evidence based words - words/phrases to use when citing test evidence
Expository Writing Frame -
Instructions for ordering a yearbook -
Login directions for Connected -
Login directions for Think Central -
Mega Math (Think Central Web site) - List of games to play to reinforce math skills
Mrs. Caputo's Rules and Discipline Plan -
PayPAMS - sign up to receive email alerts on child balances
Reading-parent night -
Second grade expectations -
Volunteer App. page 1 -
Volunteer App. page. 2 -