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Dear Parents, families, and students,

                                 Well another Book-O-Ween is in the books! What a wonderful day. The kids looked great! Thanks so much to my fabulous parents for coming in and lending a hand during our center rotations.   

                                A couple things are happening this week. First, the Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. meeting will be held on Tuesday at the middle school. Then on Wednesday, your child will have their holiday picture taken. They are able to dress in holiday attire but they will need tennis shoes for P.E. Finally on Saturday, the Buffalo Basket Benefit will be held at the Lake Miona Recreation Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to support our school and get a head start on your holiday shopping.  

                                Congratulations to Mrs. Cannon, Mrs. McDonald, and Mr. Wixted for being selected as chaperones for our Medieval Times field trip. All monies and consent forms are due by Friday, November 7th. No late payments will be accepted and there are no refunds.

                                 This week in reading we will be starting unit 3. The following skills will be focused on:

                                              * Comprehension strategy: Rereading

                                              * Comprehension skill: Author's Purpose

                                              * Genre: Expository test (I fall Down)

                                              * Vocabulary strategy: similies

                                              * Grammar: action verbs

                                              * Phonics: Long a: ai, ay, ea, ei, eigh, and ey   

                                   Spelling lists are back and a test will be given on Friday. Since we are starting similes this week, I am asking each child to bring in a 3x5 picture of themselves. This will be used for a simile activity that I have planned. If the picture can be sent in by Wednesday that would be great.       

                                    2-digit subtraction, practicing and rewriting 2-digit subtraction, adding to find differences, and problem solving involving subtraction will comprise the math lessons for the week. A subtraction fact assessment is scheduled for Wednesday. This will be the last subtraction fact assessment. Since they have been doing so well, I have decided that beginning the week of November 10th, the fact practice sheets and assessments will be mixed, addition and subtraction. If you child needs extra help, please remember you can visit or

                                     We will then begin our social studies unit on Native Americans on Monday. We will be doing several small extension projects in class to go along with each region. One of those requires each child to have the tube from a paper towel roll. If you could please one in with your child that would be great. If I could have them by Monday, November 10th, that would be great. Hopefully the letter regarding the Native American project made it home last week. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. This has always been a fun project for the students and I am sure this year will be no different. They will have three weeks to complete the project. All projects will be due NO Later than November 14th.

                                      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. Also my November newsletter is posted as a PDF at the bottom of my page. Please take a moment and see what is going to be happening in the classroom.

                                       I wish you all a safe and happy week!


Mrs. Caputo




PDF documents
2nd grade expectations - Information provided at parent night
AR home connect information -
Citizenship -
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 -
November News -
PayPAMS - sign up to receive email alerts on child balances
Think Central directions -
Writing rubric from Parent Night -

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Cold Read Assessment

Spelling & Reading Selection assessments



Weekly Math Homework
Gold Spelling List
Green Spelling List
Weekly Reading Homework

Buffalo P.R.I.D.E. Meeting

Fact assessment

End of 1st 9 weeks
Parent Night
Cold read & spelling assessments

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Green spelling list
Gold Spelling lIst
Weekly reading homework
Flu Mist permission slips due
Weekly math homework


Subtraction fact assessment


Weekly spelling and cold read assessments
Report cards go home



Weekly reading homework
Gold spelling list
Green spelling words
Weekly Math Homework


Subtraction fact assessment

Buffalo Basket Items Due

Cold read and spelling assessments



Unit 2 assessment begins
Spelling Words
Weekly math homework


Subtraction fact assessment
chaperone slip due for drawing

chaperone drawing for field trip


Literal Translation