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Dear Parents, families,

                                 Welcome May! We are in the home stretch! It doesn't seem possible to me. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 19th. Our end-of-the-year program will take place from 9am-10am. I will be sending home a letter with further information about this wonderful celebration in the near future.

                                  This is the final week for those students who have not met their AR goal to do so. Congratulations to those students who have already met their 4th nine week AR goal! Just a reminder, they have to not only meet the numeric number, but also be at least 80% correct on their comprehension. It would be wonderful to have all 18 of Caputo's Captivating Constellations accomplish this hurdle! All library books must be turned in by Friday as well.

                                  On Tuesday, the final Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. meeting of the school year will be held at the middle school. This is an easy way to earn the informational PI hours. Speaking of PI time, we are in need of volunteers to help with the field day on Friday, May 13th. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Bowersox. She will be more than happy to set you up. Also, the on-line surveys are available for you to complete. You will have until May 9th to complete them. Your imput is very much appreciated, so please take a moment and fill them out.

                                 In reading this week, we will be covering the following skills.

                                                 * Comprehension Skill: Connections within a Text: Problem and Solution

                                                 * Comrehension Strategy: Summarizing

                                                 * Vocabulary Strategy: Paragraph Clues

                                                 * Grammar: Adverbs and Prepositional Phrases

                                                 * Phonics: Vowel Team Syllables

                                                 * Structural Analysis: Comparative Endings -er & -est

                                                 * Genre: Expository Text

                                                 * Weekly Story: Money Madness

                               In math, we will continue with our "getting ready for third grade" mini lessons. The children's "Choose and Do" math grid this week focuses on data and graphs. Please remember the children must complete at least 4 of the activities (#5 is a must). All work must be turned in by Friday. If there is space on the main sheet for them to record their answers, then they most certainly can, but it not, they must do the work on a piece of notebook paper. The children will have a fact assessment on mixed facts on Wednesday. 

                               We will finish up our unit in social studies, Economics this week. Then, we will jump back to science and complete our final unit, Forces and Motion. The final three students, Mahalia, Caden, and Nolan will be presenting their Bio-Buddy projects on Monday.

                                It is a very busy time of year and I know the children aware that the end is rapidly approaching; however, there is still plenty of learning to be done. It would be greatly appreciated if you would give your child a reminder of this. They should be viewing these final weeks as being just as important as the beginning of the year. It is not a time to play.

                                I wish everyone a happy work week. Please feel free to contact me anytime with your concerns. Don't forget to send in those box tops. 





Mrs. Caputo



PDF documents
April News -
AR home connect information -
Bio-Buddy packet -
Cold Read Strategies - Tips for completing cold reads
Evidence based words - words/phrases to use when citing test evidence
Expository Writing Frame -
May Happenings - May's newsletter
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
Second grade expectations - Information presented at our parent night
Think Central directions -
Volunteer App. page 1 -
Volunteer App. page. 2 -

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Weekly Reading Homework
Weekly Math Homework
Gold spelling list
Green spelling list

Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. meeting



All books returned to library
Weekly spelling and cold read assessments
Last day to AR







Field Day






End of the year celebration

Last Day of School












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