September 14, 2015 Weekly Overview

Good Morning and looking forward to our first full week of second grade!!  We had a wonderful last week of getting to know each other and getting to know some of our routines.  I have a great class that is already working together as a group.  Please ask your child what this means.  Ask your child how they are part of our group.  We work together, listen to each other and make sure everyone feels safe, responsible, respective to themselves and others.

Language Arts:  We will start our Journey’s Unit one this week.  Our focus will be Sequence of Events, short vowels of a and i, Alphabetical Order and work with sentences that tell a true story.  We will be working with Target Vocabulary Words and High-Frequency Words each week.  More information about how I will work with these words.  I am thinking that I will, at least, have a copy of these words with your child each Monday.  More info to follow.  We will have our first little test this Friday.  The best way to help your child is to remind them to pay attention of all we do during our class lessons:).

Also, we will be reading books, at your child’s individual reading levels and taking tests on those books on our computers (Accelerated Reader Program).

This year, we will also be reading eBooks, at your child’s level, and taking a test on our computers.

A note is going home today about our “Book-It” program.

Each day we will have about 30 minutes to quietly read in our classroom.  We will spend our mornings reading and writing, through discussions, buddy talking and working on our own.  We will have 4th grade buddies this year!

Homework:  Each Monday please look in your child homework folder for a weekly letter and homework information for the week.  Usually, there will be a writing assignment that needs to be worked on each evening, and returned to school on Friday.Your child should be reading at least 30 minutes each night.  Thanks!  I think I will attach a monthly calendar homework check for you to initial each night, indicating that your child’s homework assignments were completed.

Math:  We will be doing a math lesson each day, Monday through Thursday and doing some catch-up and Math Games on Friday.  Lessons 1.1-1.4 will be completed this week.  We do not have our Homelinks homework books yet, so I will be sending home a math worksheet each day this week, to be returned the following day.  We have homework in Math, Monday through Thursday.

Science:  Our first Unit is Air and Weather!  Lots of fun activities!  There is a parent letter introducing the unit, that I will send home!

Have a wonderful week!

Jean Clement

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