Spelling Test: You will notice starting this week on the spelling tests there will be one multiple choice question added to the spelling tests. This is over high frequency spelling words.
Next Week’s Spelling Words: We will be working with short o words.
Lesson #4 Spelling Words
Spelling Tests: I do want to explain how the spelling tests are graded. It is important for the kids to write their letters correctly instead of backwards. Their name tags have the alphabet on them for the kids to be able to use as a resource to double check their letters. I will also remind them to double check their letters for reversals and capital letters before I collect the tests. I stress the importance of not writing capital letters in these words. They are words that need to be written with lower case letters unless they are at the beginning of a sentence. We really stress this in second grade. I have decided to give them a little longer to practice writing letters correctly and not using capital letters on their spelling tests. My goal is for them to feel success and that comes with practice. I will let you know before I start taking points off for those things.
Reading: The kids are doing a great job with building Stamina in reading. I will begin testing the kids in reading starting this coming week. This is a long process and will take a couple of weeks to get all of the kids tested.
Math: Ways to help your child at home in math-
· Math fact fluency- This can be practiced by using flashcards. The kids should be able to tell you the answer to simple addition problems quickly. A great way to practice this is to use flash cards and any problems the kids do not immediately give you the answer to, keep in the “need to practice” stack. Our goal is to make simple addition second nature to them. This builds a solid foundation for the rest of their lives in math and daily living.
· Skip Counting- Practice skip counting with your kids. Count by 2s, 5s, and 10s. One of the skills they will be assessed on in first quarter is skip counting to 1,000.
· Telling Time- Practice having your child tell you what time it is. They need to be able to use an analog clock instead of a digital clock.
Monday - Art
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - Computer
Thursday – PE/ Counseling
Friday – Music/Library
September 12 – Lunch with grandparents
September 7-14 – book fair – Our day to go to the book fair as a class is next Friday the 14th.
September 19 – Homecoming Parade at 6:00
September 28 – Tiger Pride Assembly and school-wide picture