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Dear Parents, families, and students,

                              Our first field trip of the year was a success! Thank you to Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Martin, Mr. Ford, and Mr. Sarakinis for taking the time out of your day and chaperoning. I hope you had as good of time as the children did.

                              The book fair begins this week. The children will be going as a whole class on Monday to preview and create their wish lists. I will have a specific time each day for those students, that bring money, to go to the book fair. They will be able to make one trip on the day that they have money. I do not permit them to share their money with a friend, and if they buy any toys they must put them in their backpacks. The only thing I allow them to keep at their seat is the book or books they purchased. Parent night will be Thursday from 3-6. Please come out and support your child's school. Plus, books make a great Christmas present!

                               In reading this week, we will cover the following skills:

                                                             * Comprehension Strategy: Ask and answering questions

                                                             * Comprehension Skill: Author's Purpose

                                                             * Genre: Narrative Nonfiction

                                                             * Story Title: Biblioburro: A True Story from Columbia

                                                             * Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms

                                                             * Grammar: Past and furture tense verbs

                                                             * Phonics: Long o: o, oa, ow, and oe


                               We will be beginning Chapter 6: 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction this week in math. Drawing to represent 3-digit addition, breaking aprt 3-digit addends, and regrouping ones and tens, will comprise the math lessons for the week. Another subtraction fact assessment will be given on Wednesday.

                               We will continue with our Native American unit. Hopefully your child has been working on, if not completed, their project.  I have posted the project letter as a PDF. This letter contains some information on each region, so it may be beneficial to check it out. Remember that the project is due no later than Wednesday, November 18th. No late projects will be accpted. You are encouraged to guide your child, but please allow them to do the work. This has always been a favorite project for the students. I am looking forward to seeing how creative my kiddos can be. I am looking for a parent that is available to come in around 11:00 A.M. ( any day) to help the students finish up their environment power points. If you are able to help, please contact me.

                               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. 

                               I would like to take a moment and wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving, wether you are traveling to visit family or remaining at home, please be safe and enjoy the time with your family and friends. Reflect on what you are thankful for. I am truly thankful for the great group of kiddos I get to teach everyday, their parents, my family and friends, and the wonderful of people I work with. Happy Thanksgiving!






Mrs. Caputo



PDF documents
AR home connect information -
Buffalo Basket letter - Ideas for our class basket
Cold Read Strategies - Tips for completing cold reads
Evidence based words - words/phrases to use when citing test evidence
Expository Writing Frame -
Medieval TImes Consent Form -
Medieval TImes Information Letter -
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 letter -
November News -
October Newsletter -
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 -
Writing rubric - This is the rubric we use for scoring writing.

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Native American project assigned
Gold spelling list
Weekly Reading Homework
Green spelling list

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



Weekly spelling and cold read assessments



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


Quarter Mid-point

Weekly spelling and cold read assessments
Holiday pictures

Medieval Times field trip

Buffalo Basket Benefit


Green spelling words
Weekly Reading Homework
Weekly Math Homework
Book Fair Begins
Gold Spelling Words


Subtraction Fact Assessment
Native American project due


Weekly spelling and cold read assessments



Fall Break (Nov. 23-27)







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

Literal Translation