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Mrs. Tracy Caputo « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar


Dear Parents, families, and students,


                                Welcome Spring! I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break. I know I had a relaxing week, but am ready to get back to work. It is hard to believe that we are entering the final nine weeks of the school year! Report cards will be coming home on Monday, March 27th. This past nine weeks seemed to have given some of the boys and girls a challenge. I know some of them didn't perform as well as they had hoped. I am confident that they are all coming back with a fighting spirit and will be giving 100% every single day.

                                 Speaking of spring, your child's spring pictures were sent home prior to break. Please have any unwanted pictures and/or monies turned in no later than April 7th.

                                  This week, the children will be taking the STAR test for the final time. We will be setting their final AR goal as well. As I mentioned the other week, they will only have 7 weeks to test due to the library closing for end of the year inventory and finalizing all AR prizes.

                                Congratulations to those of you that were selected as chaperones for our upcoming field trip. It is going to be a wonderful day! The lunch for the chaperones will be two slices of pizza. If you do not care for this option, you are welcome to bring your own lunch. Please be aware that due to lunch being provided, coolers will not be taken. Consent form and payment are due no later than March 24th.


                                 In reading this week, the following skills will be covered:

                                         * Comprehension Skill: Connections within a text: Cause and effect

                                         * Comprehension Strategy: Making, confirming, and revising predictions

                                         * Vocabulary Strategy: Mutliple-meaning words

                                         * Grammar: Pronoun-verb agreement 

                                         * Phonics: Short vowel digraphs: ea, ou, and yVowel variant: a, aw, au, augh, al, and ough

                                         * Structural Analysis: Alphabetical order (two letters)

                                         * Genre: Expository text

                                         * Weekly Story: "Setting the Rules"

                                Describing equal parts, problem solving involving equal parts, reviewing chapter 11 and completing the assessment for chapter 11 will comprise the math lessons for the week. The children will have a fact assessment on the 6 multiplication facts on Wednesday. We will begin the 7s on Thursday.  

                                We will continue our look at citizens and government this week in social studies. The children will be learning how you become a citizen and the different levels of government.

                                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 -
AR home connect information -
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 -
February News -
Instructions for ordering a yearbook -
Login directions for Connected -
Login directions for Think Central -
March News -
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 -