Monday, November 26, 2012

Week 15

Welcome to week fifteen! This week’s theme is: Mail Week!

Parent teacher conferences are tomorrow!  School will let out at 1:00.  Please sign up for a time to speak to your child’s teacher on your Compass Account.  Walk-ins are also welcome!

 This is the last week in November.  When your student's complete their Book-It! Reading Calendars, please remind them to return them to school so they can receive their free pizza coupons!

Here is a look at what we are learning this week:

Art: Students will continue working on their student directed art projects using mediums such as collage, pastels, paper construction, and water color.

ASL: signing colors, primary and secondary, light and dark

Dance:  Students will be learning about stage directions.

Health: Students will continue to discuss harmful and helpful substances.

Math: Students will begin studying money.

Music: Rhythm and bells, lyrics and so me notes

PE: Students are working on their Presidential Fitness by running or walking laps of our school. Second Grade has already run 100 miles this school year! We hope to make it to 200 miles by Thanksgiving.  As the weather gets bad we will have indoor recess whenever it is snowing or raining or freezing.  Please have your children dressed for weather as we will go out in the cold, clear, crisp air this winter! We are trying to beat our best times running the 50 yard dash this week.

Reading:  Large Group Phonics: Diphthongs oi,oy,  Small Group Phonics: “R” Controlled Vowels: wor, ear,  Shared Reading: Fables “Belling the Cat” Guided Reading by leveled groups, Centers (SSR, iPods, Computers, Partner reading)

Science: Students will continue to study plants.

Social Studies: Students will continue their study of the continents and the animals that live on them.

Spanish: Students will continue to review the vocabulary for clothing.

  • Writing: Hand writing with Mrs. P: Students will be learning the penmanship of lowercase “p,r.” 
  • Composition with Mrs. P: During composition time students will be working on writing directions.
  • Spelling with Mrs. S: :: Students will continue their study of PENSMARK, a self-regulating strategy developed to teach sentence fundamentals: capital letters, end marks, Sentence Fundamentals with Mrs. S:: Students will continue their study of PENSMARK, a self-regulating strategy developed to teach sentence fundamentals: capital letters, end marks, making sense, simple sentence formulas, and subject/ verb identification. PENSMARK is a mnemonic device that stands for Pick a formula, Explore words to fit the formula, Note the words, Search and Check, Mark out the imposters, Ask “Is there a verb?”, Root out the subject, and Key in on the beginning, middle, and end. Everyone has mastered the three requirements of a complete sentence: Capital letter, End mark, and “Makes sense.” We finished the prerequisite skills for identifying subject nouns and verbs:  Now we are applying those skills to identify the subjects and verbs in the sentences.  This is a prerequisite skill for the second grade benchmark skill: I can correctly use adjectives, adverbs and the past tense of irregular verbs.  Since subject-verb identification may be review for some, students will work at their own pace advancing to the next level as soon as they receive a score of 100 on three consecutive trials.  Some of our students have scored one hundred on three consecutive trials and may choose to work independently in a smaller!  We also have a Pensmark Jeopardy Game this Friday!
  • Spelling with Mrs. S:  Words Their Way- Students have new sorts this week!

1 comment:

  1. Here is the current Math blog URL: