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Week of February 20, 2017

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 6 which focuses on multi-digit addition and subtraction.  Students can also continue their individualized math lessons on mobymax.com from home.  If you have difficulty logging in from home, please let me know.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will continue reading the novel Red  by Ray school parent Liesl Shurtliff.  In addition, students will read the Journey’s story “Officer Buckle and Gloria”. Our vocabulary words for this week are: obeys, safety, attention, buddy, station, speech, shocked, and enormous.  We will take a reading comprehension and vocabulary test on this week’s Journey’s story on Friday.  

 

Social Studies – The black history month quilt squares look fabulous!  Students will continue our black history month studies this week as we learn more about Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights movement.

 

Science – This week, we will continue our science unit – Land and Water.  This week students will continue learning about the rocks and minerals.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is on the reverse of this overview.

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

Homework chart for the week:

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #79 Graphing and Writing Homework sheet #80 Review and Vocabulary Homework sheet #81 Place Value and Phonics Homework sheet #82 Fast Facts and Comprehension None
Vocabulary: Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible.
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Answer all of the questions on this week’s sheet, and turn it in tomorrow.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

Week of February 13, 2017

 

 

Valentine’s Day – Students may bring completed Valentines day cards to school on Tuesday for all 24 members of our classroom.  We will not have an official Valentine’s day party, however, there will be time at the end of the day for students to pass out Valentines they have brought for their classmates.

 

Snacks – We have run out of snacks again.  Please consider donating snacks for our students to eat in the afternoon.  We have 24 students in our classroom.

 

Math – This week students will finish working in Unit 5, and take the unit test on Tuesday.  Study packets will be sent home with students on Monday night.  Please complete the study packet with your student.  Unit 5 focuses on number stories, making change, and multi-digit addition. We will begin working in Unit 6 on Wednesday.  Students can also continue their individualized math lessons on mobymax.com from home.  If you have difficulty logging in from home, please let me know.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will continue reading the novel Red  by Ray school parent Liesl Shurtliff.  In addition, students will read the Journey’s story “Helen Keller”. Our vocabulary words for this week are: knowledge, curious, motion, silence, illness, imitated, darkness, and behavior.  We will take a reading comprehension and vocabulary test on this week’s Journey’s story on Friday.  

 

Social Studies – The black history month quilt squares look fabulous!  Students will continue presenting their quilt squares to the class this week.  In addition, students will continue learning about the abolitionist movement.   

 

Science – This week, we will continue our science unit – Land and Water.  This week students will continue learning about the rocks and minerals.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is below.

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

Homework chart for the week:

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #75 Vocabulary and Review Homework sheet #76 Phonics and Place Value Homework sheet #77 Fast Facts and Comprehension Homework sheet #78 Problem Solving and Grammar None
Vocabulary: Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible.
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Answer all of the questions on this week’s sheet, and turn it in tomorrow.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

 

Week of February 6, 2017

 

Snacks – We have run out of snacks again.  Please consider donating snacks for our studens to eat in the afternoon.  We have 24 students in our classroom.

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 5, which focuses on number stories, making change, and multi-digit addition. Students can also continue their individualized math lessons on mobymax.com from home.  If you have difficulty logging in from home, please let me know.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will continue reading the novel Red  by Ray school parent Liesl Shurtliff.  In addition, students will read the Journey’s story “Schools Around The World”. Our vocabulary words for this week are: culture, community, languages, transportation, subjects, lessons, special, and wear.  We will take a reading comprehension and vocabulary test on this week’s Journey’s story on Friday.  

 

Social Studies – Students have received the directions for their black history month project.  Room 212 will be making a freedom quilt.  The directions and grading rubric for this project were sent home, and are conveniently posted on my blog.  Final projects will be due at school by Friday, February 10th.  This week in Social Studies we will learn about Frederick Douglass, and more about the abolitionist movement.

 

Science – This week, we will continue our science unit – Land and Water.  This week students will continue learning about the rocks and minerals.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is below.

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

Homework chart for the week:

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #71 Place Value and Phonics Homework sheet #72 Fast Facts and Comprehension Homework sheet #73 Grammar and Problem Solving Homework sheet #74 Writing and Graphing None
Vocabulary: Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible.
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Answer all of the questions on this week’s sheet, and turn it in tomorrow.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

 

Week of January 30, 2017

 

Raise A Glass Ray School Fundraiser – On Thursday, February 2 the Ray School PTO will hold it’s second Raise a Glass fundraiser. Please consider coming out to support our school! Your $35 advance ticket includes beer, wine, and light appetizers. We have a terrific live band too. We will be recognizing an outstanding volunteer, Jennifer Williams, who does so much for the Ray community. Purchased at: http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html Raffle tickets are also available at: http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-raffle.html

 

Hot Cocoa Party – Our class has worked hard, and has earned 1200 Dojo points this quarter!  Since second quarter ends on Thursday, we will have a hot cocoa party to celebrate.  Students will be given a cup of hot chocolate.  If you do not wish for your student to participate in this celebration, please let me know.

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 5, which focuses on number stories, making change, and multi-digit addition. Students can also continue their individualized math lessons on mobymax.com from home. If you have difficulty logging in from home, please let me know.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will continue reading the novel Red by Ray school parent Liesl Shurtliff. In addition, students will read the Journey’s story “Violet’s Music”. Our vocabulary words for this week are: shake, smooth, hours, alone, real, museum, nursery, and whenever. We will take a reading comprehension and vocabulary test on this week’s Journey’s story on Friday.

 

Social Studies – Students have received the directions for their black history month project. Room 212 will be making a freedom quilt. The directions and grading rubric for this project were sent home, and are conveniently posted on my blog. Final projects will be due at school by Friday, February 10th. This week in Social Studies, we will learn about Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad.

 

Science – This week, we will continue our science unit – Land and Water. This week students will continue learning about the composition of land on our beautiful planet.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.
For your convenience the homework chart for the week is below.

 

Sincerely,
Ms. Webb

 

Homework chart for the week:

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #67 Fast Facts and Comprehension Homework sheet #68 Problem Solving Homework sheet #69 Graphing and Writing Homework sheet #70 Review and Vocabulary None
Vocabulary: Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible.
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Answer all of the questions on this week’s sheet, and turn it in tomorrow.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

Week of January 23, 2017

Raise A Glass Ray School Fundraiser – On Thursday, February 2 the Ray School PTO will hold it’s second Raise a Glass fundraiser.  Please consider coming out to support our school! Your $35 advance ticket includes beer, wine, and light appetizers. We have a terrific live band too.  We will be recognizing an outstanding volunteer, Jennifer Williams, who does so much for the Ray community.  Purchased at:   http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html Raffle tickets are also available for purchase at:  http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-raffle.html

 

Math – This week students will take the Unit 4 math test and begin working in Unit 5, which focuses on number stories, making change, and multi-digit addition. Students can also continue their individualized math lessons on mobymax.com from home.  If you have difficulty logging in from home, please let me know.

 

Language Arts – This week, we will begin our new novel Red  by Ray school parent Liesl Shurtliff.  In addition, students will read the Journey’s story “Click Clack Moo”. Our vocabulary words for this week are: understand, gathered, impatient, impossible, believe, problem, demand and furious.  We will take a reading comprehension and vocabulary test on this week’s Journey’s story on Friday.  

 

Social Studies – Students have received the directions for their black history month project.  Room 212 will be making a freedom quilt.  Each student will study any African American they wish, and will create their own quilt square for our quilt.  We are using scrapbooking paper, with the dimensions of 1’ by 1’.  Students may use the scrapbook paper I provided, or any fabric or paper they wish.  The directions and grading rubric for this project were sent home today.  Final projects will be due at school by Friday, February 10th.  This week in Social Studies, we will learn about life for West Africans before slavery began.  

 

Science – This week, we will continue our science unit – Land and Water.  This week students will continue learning about the composition of land on our beautiful planet.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is below.

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #63 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework sheet #64 Graphing and Writing Homework sheet #65 Review and Vocabulary Homework sheet #66 Place Value and Phonics None
Vocabulary: Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible.
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Answer all of the questions on this week’s sheet, and turn it in tomorrow.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

 

Week of January 16, 2017

 

Field Trip – We will be going to the Children’s Theater on Wednesday to watch the play The Hundred Dresses.  Students should bring their own lunch to school on Wednesday as we will eat lunch in the classroom when we return from our field trip.

 

Math – This week students will finish working in Unit 4 and review the unit in preparation for Monday’s math test.  Unit 4 focuses on time and introduces adding multi-digit numbers.  I will send a study packet home for the test on Wednesday.  Please complete the study packet with your student.  We will plan to take the Unit 4 math test on Monday, January 23rd.  Students can also continue their individualized math lessons on mobymax.com from home.  If you have difficulty logging in from home, please let me know.

 

Language Arts – This week, students will finish reading our novel The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes.  We will also see the play to this story on Wednesday.  This week we will focus our studies on the message of the novel and play.  We will NOT read a new Journey’s story this week, so there will not be a reading comprehension test on Friday.  

 

Social StudiesThis week in Social Studies, we will focus our African American history studies on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We will learn about his message of peace.

 

Science – This week, we will begin our new science unit – Land and Water.  This week students will begin learning about the composition of land on our beautiful planet.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is below.

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension No Classes – In Observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday. Homework sheet #60 Review and Vocabulary Homework sheet #61 Place Value and Phonics Homework sheet #62 Fast Facts and Comprehension None
Vocabulary: Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible.
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Answer all of the questions on this week’s sheet, and turn it in tomorrow.
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Read for a minimum of 30 minutes

 

 

Week of January 9, 2017

Happy New Year!!

Snacks and Kleenex – We are in need of snacks and tissue.  Please consider sending one, or both in.  Our classroom membership is currently 24 students, so if you send in a snack please send in enough for 24 students.

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 4.  Unit 4 focuses on time and introducing adding multi-digit numbers.  Students can continue to work on mobymax.com from home.  If you have difficulty logging in from home, please let me know.

 

Language Arts – This week, students will begin reading our new novel The Hundred Dresses.  This is also the play we will be seeing later this month.  In addition, students will read the Journey’s story “Jellies”. Our vocabulary words for this week are: millions, choices, drift, simple, weaker, wrapped, disgusting, and decide.  I am introducing a reading comprehension sheet into our weekly homework rotation.  Please look for it in your child’s folder each Monday.  Have your child read it each night, and answer the questions.  The sheet is due back at school each Friday.  We will take a reading comprehension and vocabulary test on this week’s Journey’s story this Friday.  

 

Social StudiesThis week in Social Studies, we will begin our African American history unit.  This week, students will begin learning about Harriet Tubman.

 

Science – This week, we will begin our new science unit – Balance and Motion.  This week students will begin learning about what balance is, and how we maintain it.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is below.

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #56 Place Value and Phonics Homework sheet #57 Fast Facts and Comprehension Homework sheet #58 Problem Solving and Grammar Homework sheet #59 Graphing and Writing None
Vocabulary:

millions, choices, drift, simple, weaker, wrapped, disgusting, and decide

Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible. Bring your Journey’s book home to re-read the story in preparation for tomorrow’s test.
Reading Comprehension Sheet Read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Re-read this week’s Reading Comprehension sheet. Answer all of the questions on this week’s sheet, and turn it in tomorrow.
Reading Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes

 

 

 

Week of December 19, 2016

 

Winter Assembly – Second grade will perform Feliz Navidad on Friday, December 23rd at 9:15am in the auditorium.  Parents are welcome to attend.  We are asking students to wear blue or black bottoms (jeans are fine).  For tops, students may wear a red, white, green, or blue top.  Girls may also wear a dress if they like,  in any of the colors we have listed.  Students may also wear sombreros, reindeer antlers, or Christmas hats on their heads.  Please do not purchase anything for this performance.

 

Pizza Party, and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory – Students have earned a pizza party this Friday, December 23rd.  I will purchase the pizza, however, we will need paper plates, and napkins.  If you would like to send either of those items in, please let me know.  Pizza will be served as a snack, and is NOT the students’ lunch.  Please still send a regular lunch to school with your child on Friday.  In the afternoon, we will watch the movie that coincides with the novel we have been reading Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.  If you do not want your child to participate in either the pizza party or viewing the movie, please let me know.

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 4.  Unit 4 focuses on time and introducing adding multi-digit numbers.  Students can continue to work on mobymax.com from home.  If you have difficulty logging in from home, please let me know.

 

Language Arts – This week, students will finish reading the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  In addition, students will read the Journey’s story “How Chipmunk Got His Stripes”. Our vocabulary words for this week are: tunnel, curled, height, direction, toward, healed, brag, and tease.  Our high frequency words for the week are:  afraid, dark, for, kept, many, might, own, show, why, would.  There will NOT be a reading or vocabulary test this week.

 

Social StudiesThis week in Social Studies, we will continue learning about landforms.

 

Science – Last week, students observed how the sugar they put into water was able to recrystallize.  This week, students will wrap up our studies of liquids and solids.    

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is below.

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

 

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #52 Fast Facts and Comprehension Homework sheet #53 Grammar, and Problem Solving Homework sheet #54 Writing, and Graphing Homework sheet # 55 Review and Vocabulary None
Vocabulary:

tunnel, curled, height, direction, toward, healed, brag, and tease

Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible.
High Frequency Words:

afraid, dark, for, kept, many, might, own, show, why, would

Make a note card for each word. Practice reading the cards until you can
read each word quickly and accurately.
Write the words in ABC order.  Continue to practice cards. Continue to practice cards. Continue to practice cards.
Reading Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes

 

 

Week of December 12, 2016

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 4.  Unit 4 focuses on time and introducing adding multi-digit numbers.  Students can continue to work on mobymax.com from home.  If you have difficulty logging in from home, please let me know.

Language Arts – This week, students will continue reading the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  In addition, students will read the Journey’s story “Super Storms”. Our vocabulary words for this week are: beware, damage, bend, flash, pounding, prevent, reach, and equal.  Our high frequency words for the week are:  before, eye, few, happy, high, my, open, people, starts, and yellow.  We will take a reading comprehension and vocabulary test this Friday.

Social StudiesThis week in Social Studies, we will begin learning about landforms.

Science – Students will explore how various solids interact with liquids as we continue to explore physical and chemical changes.  

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is on the reverse of this overview.

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #49 Writing and Graphing Homework sheet #50 Vocabulary and Review Homework sheet #51 Place Value and Phonics Homework sheet #52 Fast Facts and Comprehension None
Vocabulary:

beware, damage, bend, flash, pounding, prevent, reach, and equal

Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible. Bring your Journey’s book home to re-read the story in preparation for tomorrow’s test.
High Frequency Words:

before, eye, few, happy, high, my, open, people, starts, and yellow

Make a note card for each word. Practice reading the cards until you can
read each word quickly and accurately.
Write the words in ABC order.  Continue to practice cards. Continue to practice cards. Continue to practice cards.
Reading Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes

 

Week of December 5, 2016

 

Math – This week students will finish working in Unit 3 and begin working in Unit 4.  We will review Unit 3 and take the test on Tuesday.  Unit 3 study packets will go home with students on Monday.  Please complete the study packet with your student.  Students should continue to practice their addition and subtraction fluency skills at home.  Mobymax Fact Fluency is a great resource for this, and all students have an account with this program. Students know their usernames and passwords.  If you have difficulty logging in from home, let me know and I will help you.

Language Arts – This week, students will continue reading the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  In addition, students will read the Journey’s story “The Ugly Vegetables”. Our vocabulary words for this week are: blooming, shovels, scent, tough, wrinkled, plain, muscles, and nodded.  Our high frequency words for the week are:  air, car, cried, funny, he, pictures, pretty, told, try, and window.  We will take a reading comprehension and vocabulary test this Friday.

Social StudiesThis week we will finish learning about Native Americans of the Southwest Coast.  In addition, students will put together all of their pop up books, for a final special booklet.

Science – Students will continue learning about physical and chemical change, as we explore how solids react when combined with other solids, as well as how some solids react when combined with liquids.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is below.

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #47 Fast facts and Comprehension Homework sheet #48 Problem solving and grammar Homework sheet #49 Graphing and writing Homework sheet #50 Review and vocabulary None
Vocabulary:

blooming, shovels, scent, tough, wrinkled, plain, muscles,  nodded

Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible. Bring your Journey’s book home to re-read the story in preparation for tomorrow’s test.
High Frequency Words:

air, car, cried, funny, he, pictures, pretty, told, try, window

Make a note card for each word. Practice reading the cards until you can
read each word quickly and accurately.
Write the words in ABC order.  Continue to practice cards. Continue to practice cards. Continue to practice cards.
Reading Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes

 

Week of November 28, 2016

 

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 3, learning new strategies for subtraction. Students should continue to practice their addition and subtraction fluency skills at home.  Mobymax Fact Fluency is a great resource for this, and all students have an account with this program. Students know their usernames and passwords.  If you have difficulty logging in from home, let me know and I will help you.

Language Arts – This week, students will continue reading the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  In addition, students will resume reading our Journey’s stories.  This week we will read “Animals Building Homes”. Our vocabulary words for this week are: shaped, winding, branches, pond, hand, beaks, break, and deepest.  Our high frequency words for the week are:  animals, work, bear, three, know, most, sleep, myself, she and second.  I am resuming our normal vocabulary and high frequency words homework.  For writing, students may continue to write a story on whatever topic they wish to write about.  

Social StudiesThis week we will wrap up our Native American unit.  This week we will finish learning about Native Americans of the Southwest Coast.  In addition, students will put together all of their pop up books, for a final special booklet.

Science – Students will continue learning about physical and chemical change, as we explore how solids react when combined with other solids, as well as how some solids react when combined with liquids.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

 For your convenience the homework chart for the week is on the reverse of this overview.

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #42 Comprehension and Fast Facts Homework sheet #43 Grammar and Problem Solving Homework sheet #44 Writing and Graphing Homework sheet #45 Review and Vocabulary None
Vocabulary:

shaped, branches, pond, beaks, deepest, break, hang, winding

Write a story about anything you want, or using as many vocabulary words as possible. Bring your Journey’s book home to re-read the story in preparation for tomorrow’s test.
High Frequency Words:

animals, work, bear, three, know, most, sleep, myself, she, second

Make a note card for each word. Practice reading the cards until you can
read each word quickly and accurately.
Write the words in ABC order.  Continue to practice cards. Continue to practice cards. Continue to practice cards.
Reading Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes

 

Week of November 14, 2016

Potlatch Celebration – We will have a potlatch, which is a traditional Native American celebration next Tuesday, November 22nd from 2:45 – 3:30.  We will gather with the other two second grade classrooms, to break bread together and share gifts which we will be making.  Room 212 will be bringing a dish made of pumpkins, since pumpkins were a crop that Native Americans grew.  Since our celebration is the week of Thanksgiving, we will be bringing pumpkin pies.  Please, donate a pumpkin pie for our celebration.  Parents are welcome to attend, and I am sending home invitations with this newsletter.  If you are free to help set up our potlatch on Tuesday, please email me at mmwebb@cps.edu.  Our potlatch will be from 2:45 – 3:30pm.

Math – This week students will continue working in Unit 3, learning new strategies for subtraction. Since we’ve been working on speeding up our addition and subtraction facts, students will take a timed addition facts quiz on Thursday of this week.

Language Arts – This week, students will continue our Native American unit. This week we will begin learning about Native Americans of the Southwest Coast.  Once again, I am not sending home the normal vocabulary and high frequency words homework.  Students will still write a story this week for homework on whatever topic they wish to write about.  As we continue reading and learning about Native Americans we will continue to focus on the reading skills of Main Ideas and Details.  Students should finish up their dioramas which are due Friday.

Social StudiesThis week we will continue with our Native American unit.  This week we will finish learning about Native Americans of the Northwest Coast.  Directions for students’ Native American Dioramas were sent home last week.  Projects are due this Friday, November 18th.  

Science – This week students will continue learning about the properties of liquids.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at mmwebb@cps.edu or call me at 773-535-0970.

For your convenience the homework chart for the week is below.

Sincerely,

Ms. Webb

Homework chart for the week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math and Comprehension Homework sheet #37 Fast Facts and Comprehension Homework sheet #38 Grammar and Problem Solving Homework sheet #39 Writing and Graphing Homework sheet #40 Vocabulary and Review None
Reading Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes Read for a minimum of 15 minutes

 

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