Mrs. Tracy Caputo « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Dear Parents, families, and students,
It is so hard to believe that we are entering our final week before Fall break. We have a jam packed week, so let's fasten those seatbelts and get ready to roll! Thanks to all of you that have offered to send in an item for our craft rotations on Friday. Please try and have the item turned in by Wednesday. This way I can see what we are still in need of.
Our first book fair of the school year will be held this week in our library. We will be previewing it on Monday as a class. I will set a scheduled time each day for those children that bring money to shop. I allow the children to go once a day and they may not share money. Anything other than books purchased will be placed in their backpacks to come home. Thursday evening will be parent night. What a great opportunity to pick up a few great reads for your children and yourself!
This week in reading we will be working with unit 3 lesson 3. The following skills will be focused on:
* Comprehension strategy: Asking and answering questions
* Comprehension skill: Author's purpose
* Genre: Narrative Nonfiction (Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia)
* Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms
* Phonics: Long O: o, oa, ow, and oe
For those students that are struggling with their spelling, please remember that I have every list on Spelling city. They can go to www.spellingcity.com and locate my name and practice their words. The words are listed by the current week's story.
Breaking apart 3-digit addends, 3-digit addition with regrouping ones and tens, and problem solving involving 3-digit subtraction will comprise the math lessons for the week. The children performed wonderfully on the first mixed fact assessment. Another one is scheduled for Wednesday. As always, if you child needs extra help, please remember you can visit www.themathfactcafe.com or www.themathworksheet.com.
We will finish up our social studies unit on Native Americans this week. Hopefully the children are putting the finishing touches on their Native American project this weekend. Remember: All projects are due on Monday, the 17th. No exceptions will be made.
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.
I wish you all a safe and happy week!
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 -
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 -
Native American project directions -
November News -
PayPAMS - sign up to receive email alerts on child balances
Think Central directions -
Writing rubric from Parent Night -