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 This week in reading we are studying Unit 3.3. Our story of the week is, "Biblioburro". Some of the skills we will be covering this week are contractions, verbs and synonyms. 

Also, this Wednesday  in math we will have a test on subtraction in chapter 5. Please look for nightly homework and check for accuracy. Also, please check out the online resources through think central for extra help. (passwords in first page of agenda planner)

Due to the fieldtrip on Friday, we will have our usual weekly test on Thursday. (this includes coldread and spelling)

The behavior plan is currently posted below. Please see attached document. We use a clip chart in school each day. The students are able to move up or down on the chart depending on choices made during the day. If your child receives a 4 or above in their agenda for the day, they had a good/excellent or outstanding day. If your child receives a 3 or lower in their agenda, he/she was not making the best of choices in class. Please check the agenda each night to keep yourself updated about how your child is behaving in school. Your help with reminders at home is much appreciated. 

Please remember that each Friday we will have a coldread reading test and spelling test. Also, on every other Friday we will do a selection (a test on the story of the week and the weeks vocab words) reading test. When your child's reading text book comes home on Wednesday night to read the story and complete a worksheet, that will be the week the test is on. Also, if you look closely at the study guides sent home, they are on weeks 2 and 4 in each unit. Lastly, I am going to post when we have the selection test on the website. I usually do not post the coldread and spelling test as those never change; always on Friday for the entire year. 

All papers should include a name, date and student's number in the upper right hand corner. On notebook paper students should be doing a proper heading that includes a name, date, assignment, subject and number. This is the order it should follow and should be written starting on the first line (not the margin) of the left hand side. Holes should be on the left as well. I know this seems very detailed but, for the most part children are doing a great job with it and also it is a school wide used heading. Thank you for your help with this. 

Always be sure to check this binder each night for papers and behavior communication and homework. 

Some important dates: Native American project due:11/19, Med. Times fieldtrip:11/21, Fall break begins: 11/22

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Thank you for all your support,          

Mrs.  D'Alessandro

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. 
 Nelson Mandela


PDF documents
2nd grade parent night, Expectations -
Behavior plan -
Medieval Times Fieldtrip forms -
November newsletter -
Study guide for the week of Nov. 17, 2014 -

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spelling words of the week
HW spelling 3 times each, math 5.3
vocab for the week

HW math 5.4, vocab match

HW math 5.5, read "I Fall Down"

HW math 5.6, study spelling

Payment and consent form for Medieval Times is due today



vocabulary of the week
spelling words of the week
HW math 5.7, spelling 3 times each

math 5.9, vocab match

progress reports
progress reports
math 3.10, read "Mr Putter and Tabby See the Stars"

math 5.11, study vocab and spelling




Book Fair all week
vocabulary of the week
Spelling words for week- Test Thursday
HW math fact practice, vocab match and spelling 2 times each

math ch. 5 extra practice, synonyms worksheet

Ch. 5 math test today, no math HW, study spelling for test on Thursday
Native American project due

No HW, field trip tomorrow
spelling and coldread tests today

Fieldtrip, please be on time



Fall Break No school for this week







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