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  • Week 15 Newsletter (Jan 17-21)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,                              Jan. 17-21

    Welcome to week 15 and our crazy, Idaho weather. Thank you for understanding the need to close down school for the safety of our families and staff for the bad weather and illnesses. We should be right back to work on Monday. If your student still needs to take the spelling test from last Friday, we will make those up on Monday. Please have them take this extra time to study the words missed. A couple students were able to take their final test on the Thursday before our extra week off since they only missed a couple. Those grades should already be in Jupiter grades if you are unsure.

    We just started learning about liquid measurements in math and will continue with those this week. We are still a little challenged with elapsed time such as: what time will it be in ½ hour if it is 5:15 now. Please practice that at home if possible. We are finding earlier/later times in hour, ½ hour or 15-minute intervals. Our math tests are moving past all the review of earlier in the year and focusing on our new concepts and have therefore become more challenging. We still have a super-smart class. They have really excelled at adding 3-4 digit numbers with carrying. We are moving into carrying into the thousands place with carrying 3 times. Keep practicing with money at home too. We are adding in a half-dollar (along with counting by 50’s) too.

    Our language lessons are really focused on nouns and sentence types. We did very well on the noun portion of our last phonics test. We’ve learned about singular and plural nouns and will finish off this week with possessive nouns such as: dog’s leash, desk’s legs, Mrs. Lee’s pencil, etc. We will also continue to practice proofreading sentences to find spelling, capitalization, and punctuation mistakes.

    Thank you for sending your child to school with proper snow clothes so we can all go outside. Don’t forget the water bottle too. Our class is almost out of snack if anyone would like to donate any at any time. We use it in the afternoon for those who don’t have anything left in their lunches for a snack. If you have questions, concerns, or information I should be aware of to help your child succeed in class, please let me know. Thank you for being so supportive of all of us here at the school but especially your own student. We all appreciate it.

    Mrs. Lee

    REMINDER OF ILLNESS PROTOCOL:

    CDC recently updated its guidelines for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those who have been exposed to or come into contact with individuals who have COVID-19. Each situation is detailed below:

    If You Test Positive for COVID-19

    Everyone, regardless of vaccination status should:

    • Stay home for 5 days from your symptom onset OR 5 days from test date if no symptoms.

    • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

    • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

    If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 If you: Have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

    • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.

    • Test on day 5, if possible. • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

    If you: Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 5 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated

    • Stay home for 5 days and wear a mask around others.

    • If no symptoms are experienced during the five days, you can end isolation after day 5 while continuing to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

    • Test on day 5 if possible.

    • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home For more information, please go here:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/yourhealth/quarantine-isolation.html.

     

    Spelling List 15

    1. great
    2. cookie
    3. monkey
    4. disobey
    5. phonics
    6. Christian
    7. thought
    8. taught
    9. energy
    10. pledge
    11. piece
    12. phrase
    13. stomach
    14. bridge
    15. sure
    16. friend
    17. laugh

     Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each and circle any special sounds you see

    Tues- practice counting by 5’s, 10’s, 25’s and 50’s, practice counting money, read for 10+ min

    Wed- practice spelling words, count by 3’s  to at least 36 and 4’s to at least 48

    Thurs- practice any missed words, read for 10+ min. practice telling time to the nearest 5 minutes

    Fri- no homework but read for FUN!

  • * NO SCHOOL due to ILLNESSES* (Academic week moved to Feb. 28 - March 4)

    Due to the recent uptrend in illnesses (including Covid) among our students and staff, we will be moving this upcoming academic school week (January 10th-14th) to the “off-week” at the end of February (February 28th-March 4th). The daycare and preschool will proceed as normal, including day-care for elementary students. This is only an adjustment to the academic week for kindergarten to sixth grade and will give us 12-14 days from the onset of the first illnesses reported.

    Details of moving the academic week (Jan. 10 – 14) to (Feb. 28 – March 4)

    • Kindergarten – 6th grade will have NO SCHOOL this week (Jan. 10th-14th)
    • Daycare and Preschool OPEN
    • The “off-week” of February 28th- March 4th will now be an “in-session” academic week

    Again, please be advised that all Covid and sickness protocols are still in effect and are guided by CDC recommendations listed below.

    • YOU CANNOT BRING A SICK CHILD/STUDENT TO SCHOOL.
    • Any child/student with a fever must be excluded from school.

    *****Any student who would like to test on their missed spelling words at home with a parent, can send results to Mrs. Lee and it will be added to Jupiter grades. That way they don't have to wait a whole week.**********

    FROM the CDC: Staying Home When Sick and Getting Tested

    Children and staff who have symptoms of infectious illness, such as influenza (flu) or COVID-19, should stay home and be referred to a healthcare provider for testing and care. Staying home when sick with COVID-19 is essential to keep COVID-19 infections out of programs and prevent spread to others. It also is essential for people who are not fully vaccinated to quarantine after a recent exposure to someone with COVID-19 and get tested. ECE programs should also allow flexible, non-punitive, and supportive paid sick leave policies and practices that encourage sick workers to stay home without fear of retaliation, loss of pay, or loss of employment. Employers should ensure that workers are aware of and understand these policies.

    The overlap between COVID-19 symptoms with other common illnesses means that some people with symptoms of COVID-19 could be ill with something else. This is even more likely in young children, who typically have multiple viral illnesses each year. Although COVID-19, colds, and flu illnesses have similar symptoms, they are different diseases. Children who have symptoms of infectious illness or certain symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend your ECE program. Encourage your families to be on the alert for signs of illness in their children and to keep them home when they are sick.

    • Fever, temperature 100.4 ºF or higher, or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Diarrhea, vomiting, or stomachache

    People who have a fever of 100.4 ºF (38.0 ºC) or above or other signs of illness should not be admitted to your facility.

    The length of time the child should stay out of an ECE program depends on whether the child has COVID-19 or another illness. In most instances, those who have COVID-19 can be around others after

    • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
    • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
    • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving

    Children who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms can be around others 10 days after their first positive COVID-19 test.

    We at CCA are humbled and appreciative of the support in our CornerStone family and the willingness to adjust and be flexible during these times. Please continue to pray for the health, protection, and safety of our school.

    With the Lord’s blessings,

     

    CCA Administration

    Rev. John Young, Exec. Director/Administrator

    Rev. Kimberly Young, M.Ed., Principal/Administrator

    Mrs. Mindy Campbell, Daycare Director/Manager

    Mrs. Jordan Helmuth, Vice Principal/Administrator

  • Week 14 (Jan 3-7) 2022

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families and Happy New Year!!

    I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a new year ahead. Every year has its challenges and blessings, but we are thankful that God is already there before us and is with us each step of the way. We are almost halfway through our second quarter already. It just doesn’t seem possible. We were also blessed to get new carpet in our classroom and will enjoy it for many years to come. Thank you to all who helped that happen by way of fundraising or helping move furniture. Even some of our students helped with the little pieces. We truly appreciate it. Thank you also to those who sent in treats for our party. They all had a lot of fun.

    Our month of January will be a time of diving right back into the curriculum with minimal disruptions. We hope to cover a lot these next 4 weeks or so before another “off-week”. Some of the new things we are learning this week will include plural nouns, new special sounds and measurements using gallon, quart, pint, and cup. With our plural nouns, we will practice adding “s” to most nouns to mean, “more than one”, except for those nouns ending in sh, ch, s, x, and z. Those nouns will end with an “es” instead. Here are some examples: beaches, churches, foxes, buses, and waltzes. Finding equivalent measures is also something that is easy to practice at home. I use a gallon milk jug, glass quart and pint jars, and a regular measuring cup. We learn the phrase: 2 cups in a pint, 2 pints in a quart, and 4 quarts in a gallon. If your student already has these down from 1st grade, challenge them with multiple pints, quarts, etc.

    Please continue to send all 5 things for snow days EVERY DAY. We get out as much as possible because we all need the fresh air and exercise to keep our brains engaged. Also remember to send a water bottle each day. Our class could use some more snack in the future weeks, and it can be dropped off at any time for the rest of the year. Cereal, crackers, bars, etc are all easy to hand out for our afternoon snack. We always appreciate small treats or toys for our treasure box too. Thank you for all you do for our classroom and stay safe and healthy in the new year.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    List 14 – There is one word on the list that MUST be capitalized to be correct. Watch for that one.

    1. cover
    2. china
    3. ounce
    4. pause
    5. draw
    6. easy
    7. weather
    8. Monday
    9. thousand
    10. pencil
    11. autumn
    12. teacher
    13. bread
    14. month
    15. either
    16. once
    17. busy

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each and circle special sounds

    Tues- practice counting by 5’s, 10’s and 25’s (you can do it using money too) and read for 15+ min

    Wed- practice spelling words, look for similar special sounds

    Thurs- practice any missed words, practice telling time on the clock and counting change, read for 10+ minutes

    Fri- no homework

  • Week 13 Newsletter (Dec. 13-17)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,                                                          Dec. 11, 2021

     

    I am posting this a little early due to Christmas Program on Sat. and other commitments on Sunday. We have made it to the last week before Christmas break and are making great progress in our studies. This class continues to excel quickly through all our new concepts and have worked so hard this quarter. We still have a few students trying to grasp the concept of money and time to the quarter hour, but they have made great strides. One reminder when counting change or bills is to make sure your student is lining up their money correctly when adding on paper. An example would be for them to know that 7 cents is written as:  $.07    Knowing that the “7” needs to go in the one’s place is super important in getting the correct answer. This would be a great thing to practice over break. Work with both orally counting out the change and writing it in a column with the numbers lined up correctly. We’ve also added temperature to the nearest degree and adding with carrying into the hundreds place.

     

    Language will concentrate on noun recognition (person, place, or thing) in our lessons so we will be working a lot with those, along with writing correct sentences including capital letters and punctuation. As they practice their spelling on homework and throughout the week, double check that they are spelling the words correctly. It’s a lot harder to get them correct on the test if they have practiced them wrong all week. The words are definitely getting harder, so please have students practice words multiple times. We try to use them throughout the week as much as possible too.

     

    Thank you for sending all the appropriate winter gear for our outside recess time. It is much more enjoyable than having to sit with the preschoolers. All clothing needs to go home on Fridays or whenever wet so it can be cleaned and dried out. Students still need a water bottle every day too. This Friday we will clean out our desks to make it easier to move all the furniture for the new carpet installation. Please make sure cubbies are cleaned out too. It will make this HUGE job slightly easier. Please pardon our “bare” room as we get prepared for that task over break.

     

    Friday: PJ and stuffed animal/game day in the afternoon. Treats of any kind are welcome. We will just have a little time in the afternoon to reward ourselves for all the hard work and play together inside. Then kids are free to start their 2-week break. Daycare available for those who need it. Have a great weekend and let me know of any questions or concerns.

     

    Thank You,

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

    List 13

    1. fewest
    2. sunny
    3. reporter
    4. fastest
    5. quickly
    6. broken
    7. watches
    8. childhood
    9. remind
    10. winner
    11. funniest
    12. eaten
    13. colder
    14. slowest
    15. one
    16. their
    17. does

     

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each and circle special sounds

    Tues- practice counting money and read through spelling words, spelling them orally as you go

    Wed- practice telling time to quarter of an hour, count by 4’s to 48, 5’s to 60, and 10’s to 120. Practice spelling words

    Thurs- practice any missed words, read for 15+ min

    Fri- no homework, ENJOY YOUR BREAK!!!

     

  • Week 12 Newsletter (Dec.6-10)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We are in the 3rd week of the second quarter already. We have just this week and next week until we have a long, 2-week Christmas break. Remind your students to stay focused and do their best work these last 2 weeks. Then they can enjoy their time off. 

     

    We have learned all 4 types of sentences now: Declarative- makes a statement, Interrogative- asks a question, Exclamatory- shows surprise, joy, fear, etc, and Imperative- gives a command. Keep helping your student look for the subjects and predicates as they read or in a sample sentence you give them. We are doing excellent in math but need to continue working on clocks to the quarter hour and counting change. We are adding and subtracting up to the 14-family, along with 3-digit adding, 2-digit adding with carrying and 3-digit subtraction (without borrowing). 

     

    Wednesday, Dec. 8th, is our class picture and make-up picture day. Please make sure students are here on time and dressed appropriately. 

     

    This Saturday, Dec. 11th, is our Christmas program at the Alter Church on 901 E Best Ave. in CDA. Students need to be at the church by 10am. Leave early as parking is limited. The preschool-K will be performing before us with a little break in-between. We can’t wait for you all to hear the wonderful music and recitations about our Lord’s birth by the whole school. 

     

    Please remind students to bring a water bottle every day and all, 5 snow things as the weather is so unpredictable. They can also bring a sweatshirt or sweater for inside or added warmth outside. 

     

    Our Christmas party will be Dec.17th in the afternoon. Students can wear pjs, bring a little stuffed animal or game to play with friends, and a treat (healthy or sweet) to share with the class. No sign-ups needed. Let’s finish these next two weeks with our best work. Please turn in all make-up work by Dec. 17th if possible. Thank you and enjoy the sunny Sunday!

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

    List 12

     

    1 whistle

    2 whole

    3 sketch

    4 appear

    5 wear

    6 early

    7 goldfish

    8 crumbs

    9 newspaper

    10 whisper

    11 eardrum

    12 learning

    13 folder

    14 jewel

    15 buy

    16 the

    17 whose

     

    Homework

    Mon: write spelling words 2x each, watch for similar sounds. They can even be written next to each other or in groups

    Tues: read for 10+ min, practice time to the quarter hour, read through your spelling words and spell them orally or write them 1x each

    Wed: study spelling words and count by 3’s and 4’s as high as your can

    Thurs: practice any missed words, read for 15+ min

    Fri: no homework but get ready for program on Sat

     

  • Week 11 Newsletter (Nov 29-Dec 3)

     

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    It was so wonderful to talk with you at conferences and get feed-back on how the first quarter has gone. We are ready to make this quarter just as great. Keep working on those skills we’ve discussed such as reading, clocks, counting money and spelling. We have a busy, 3 weeks ahead of us and then a long Christmas break. 

     

    We will continue our work with measurements, perimeter review, clocks and money and will introduce “nouns” in Language soon. I have been released from jury duty for this week so far so will be with the students all week. We will be starting our Health book soon and it’s a great time to reinforce all those healthy habits as winter arrives soon. We will be practicing our Christmas song all week too so make sure students are here as much as possible. Please pay special attention to the upcoming dates in December. The last day of school before the Christmas break (Dec. 17th)  will be our Christmas parties. Students may wear their pjs again and bring a small stuffed animal. They can also bring a school-appropriate  game to play with their friends during our afternoon fun. If students would like to bring a special treat to share, they may also do that. No sign-ups necessary.  


     

    Notes from the Principal:

     

    DEC 8 - PHOTO RE-TAKE DAY: Dorian Photography will have a photo re-take day Dec 8 from 9-12:30pm. GROUP CLASS photos will also be taken this day for k-6th grade. You can order photos at www.dorianstudio.com

    DEC 11 - CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS ARE COMING UP! 

    DATE:                       December 11

    9:30am – 10:00am     Preschool/PreK/Kindergarten Program

    10:30 – 11:00am        1st-6th Grade Program

    LOCATION:             Altar Church, 901 E Best Ave, CDA

    All are welcome and kids can dress in their Christmas best! Leave yourself plenty of time to find a parking spot. If you also have preschoolers, be there early as their program moves very quickly. 

    DEC 18 – WE NEED PARENT HELP!  We need help moving furniture and books from five classrooms in preparation for carpet installation. If you are able to help Saturday, Dec 18 from 8-12pm please contact Mrs. Young at 208-818-1721 or email at mrsyoung@live.com THANK YOU!

    SNOW CLOTHES: It’s that time! Kids need ALL FIVE THINGS to go outside. All five things means: winter coat that zips, hood/hat, snow pants, snow boots, gloves; kids who do not bring their snow things will have to sit in the preschool during recess (which is not as much fun as playing outside). Kids can also prepare to bring sleds for recess. All sleds need their name in permanent marker in BIG LETTERS.

     

    Have a great weekend and please let me know of any questions or concerns you may have,

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 11

    1 wallet

    2 amaze

    3 dusty

    4 puzzle

    5 counted

    6 marked

    7 called

    8 afraid

    9 tidy

    10 castle

    11 added

    12 helped

    13 penny

    14 mailed

    15 every

    16 very

    17 many

     

    Homework:

    Mon-write spelling words 2x each and circle all special sounds you know

    Tues- practice telling time to the quarter hour. Use a paper plate or circle on a paper and a couple pencils to make a practice clock, practice counting quarters from $.25-$5.00 or higher, read for 15+ min

    Wed- practice spelling words, watch for alike special sounds

    Thurs- practice any missed words, practice counting handfuls of change or draw your own coins to count, also count by 3’s to 36+, and 5’s up to 60+

    Fri- no homework but find a good book to read for the weekend!

  • Week 10 Newsletter (Nov 15-19) *Short week

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We had an excellent first quarter and Monday, Nov. 15th begins the second quarter. I am amazed how well your students are doing in ALL subjects. We are still working on writing our letters and numbers neatly, but overall, this class is doing excellent. We are also working on counting money, including quarters now and this is something that would be great to keep practicing at home. We all have loose change lying around and it will greatly help their ability to complete more complicated sums as we go on. We are also learning a 4’s song to go along with our 3’s song and have begun counting by 25’s (quarters). Having students practice counting up to 500 or $5.00 would be a great little challenge as you drive them to or from school. Help students keep practicing finding a quarter (or ¼) of a number of objects too. Cheerios, popcorn, noodles, etc. are easy things to use. 

     

    We continue to work on subject/predicate identification in Language. This has been a little challenging for some but we look at a sentence in this way: The subject= the who or what is doing the action. The predicate= the action part of the sentence or what happened.  There will be NO spelling test this week due to the short week. Students still need to write words 2x each, circle special sounds/mark vowels and turn in on TUESDAY.

     

    FEAST DAY: Please drop off food with your student in the morning if at all possible. We will heat or refrigerate anything that needs it and will be able to get things set up before lunch which will start at  around 11. If you could cut up pies/desserts ahead of time into small pieces, that would be wonderful. Please label any serving spoons or containers if you would like them back. We can’t wait to have you all join us for our time of Thanksgiving. Students are free to leave after lunch to start their Thanksgiving Break or stay and play if needed. 

     

    Thurs/Fri- Parent/Teacher Conferences: no school but daycare available

     

    Dec. 8- Class pictures and individual re-takes

     

    Dec. 11- Christmas Program at The Alter (approximately 9:30-10:30)

     

    November 22-26- OFF WEEK

     

    Thank you for being awesome parents and families!!!!

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 10 (write 2x each, circle special sounds/ mark vowels, turn in TUESDAY)

    1 talking

    2 know

    3 sign

    4 thing

    5 strong

    6 stung

    7 thanked

    8 twinkle

    9 honk

    10 chipmunk

    11 spelling

    12 knee

    13 swing

    14 blank

    15 move

    16 who

    17 been

     

    Homework:

    Mon-  Write spelling words, count by 25’s to 500 or $5.00

    Tues- practice spelling words, count by 4’s to 48, 5’s to 60 and 10’s to 120

    Wed-Fri No homework, enjoy your off-week


     

  • Week 9 Newsletter (Nov 8-12)

     

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    It’s hard to believe that we are starting the last week of the first quarter. Your students have done a phenomenal job this year in all areas. We are working toward a reward of a pajama/costume day for this Friday, Nov. 12th. Students need to be great listeners all week and have ALL work turned in by Friday before the report cards are printed. Our class also did a fantastic job with the fundraiser. Check in soon with Mrs. Young’s principal notes to see the final tally. 

     

    We will be finishing up our Social Studies book in the next 2 weeks and then beginning Health. It is a great book to be reading during our peak germ season and also covers things like fire and water safety. This class is really excelling in math and we have just started working on addition, with carrying and will also work on ¼’s this week. That will include shapes, items, dollars, etc. This will be the basics to jump into multiplication by the 3rd quarter. We have already learned a 3’s song and will include a 4’s tune to cement that concept in our minds. Keep working on counting money, telling time, counting by 2’s, 3’s, 5’s, 10’s and any others if your student has the first ones memorized. 

     

    Thank you all for signing up for parent/teacher conferences and our feast. If the times don’t work for you on Thurs and Fri for conferences, please let me know and I can find a time that does work. Daycare is available for both conference days and we will just have free time after the feast so students may leave right after if they would like. Also a big thank you for sending your child to school with a heavy coat and water bottle each day. I’m sure gloves and hats will soon be needed too, especially for those cold mornings. 

     

    Please let me know if you have questions, concerns, or anything that might affect your child’s learning experience. I always want to be available to help with the day-to-day issues too. 

    Thanks for being awesome supporters for us all!

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 9

    1 squirm

    2 noise

    3 toy

    4 stood

    5 loose

    6 world

    7 right

    8 football

    9 crosswalk

    10 birthday

    11 point

    12 bookmark

    13 work

    14 high

    15 where

    16 live

    17 lose

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write words 2x each and circle special sounds, watch for similar sounds and compound words

    Tues- read for 15+ min and practice counting by 3’s to 36 and 4’s to 48

    Wed- study spelling words, practice counting by 5’s to 60 and 10’s to 120

    Thurs- study and missed words, read for 15+ min

    Fri- no homework

  • Week 8 Newsletter (Nov 1-5)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,                    Nov 1-5

     

    I hope you are all having a great weekend and staying away from the many germs floating around. It is the start of our regular cold and flu season so we appreciate everyone staying home when they are sick. We understand the huge inconvenience it causes but it truly helps us all stay healthier. Just a reminder that students MUST have heavy coats every day and even if it isn’t snowing, gloves and hats are often needed in the 30* weather. I am so thankful for a great class that can roll with the changes in teachers and still do a great job. I was able to enjoy a rare vacation because of our awesome staff covering for me. 

     

    We will continue more of the content we started last week with measurements, 2-digit adding, thermometers, and money problems. Language will work on syllables, subject/predicate, proofreading for mistakes, and more special sounds. Our spelling list this week is a review list so students have seen all the words before. It should make it easier to memorize. Watch for similar special sounds that help with memorization. Students can even do their homework in any order as they write them if this helps them group the words in an easier format. 

     

    Please make sure any remaining fundraiser packets are turned in to Mrs. Young and read her principal’s note for more upcoming information regarding events, school policies, etc.  Thank you for being such a wonderful group of parents and students. We all appreciate it. Thank you also to the donations for our prize boxes. Left-over candy/treats is always a great blessing and I love to buy it when it’s all on sale. Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 8

    1 kick

    2 socks

    3 trust

    4 smell

    5 lunch

    6 twelve

    7 scarf

    8 screen 

    9 freeze 

    10 cheese

    11 please

    12 grow

    13 float

    14 throat

    15 only

    16 both

    17 here

     

    Homework

    Mon- write words 2x each and turn in

    Tues- read for 15+ minutes, practice counting by 3’s to at least 36 forwards and backwards

    Wed- study spelling words and count by 5’s from 150-250 and by 10’s from 313-413

    Thurs- study any missed words, read for 15+ min

    Fri- no homework


     

  • Week 7 Newsletter (Oct 25-29)

     

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

     

    Welcome to week 7 and the rainy days of autumn. We have had a great quarter so far and your students are excelling in so many ways. Some things to keep working on at home if needed are counting money, telling time to the half-hour, counting by 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s forward and backward, and finding the subject and predicate (action word/part) of a sentence. 

     

    Our spelling list is increasing to 17 words this week and are slowly getting more challenging. Sometimes it helps to group like-words together that share a special sound in order to memorize them easier. You can even write them for homework in that order if you’d like. Don’t forget to write them 2x for homework and turn in to our homework slot.

     

    We have been studying about pioneers and the early homesteads of America and have really enjoyed hearing their stories of how they lived. We have just a few weeks left of our book before it will end with our current times. We will start Health for second-quarter.

     

    If you have not signed up for a conference yet, the sheet is up by the door of our classroom. If none of the times work, please let me find an alternative for you. I am excited to meet you and share your student’s progress with you. 

     

    Fundraiser packets are due back on Friday, Oct. 29th. Please make sure they are clearly marked with the child's name so they can receive credit for their sales and to ensure all products get back to the people who ordered them. We will hopefully be using some of the proceeds for new carpeting in a couple classrooms or other updates for our school. We appreciate all your support. If someone just wants to donate to the school instead of buying a product (especially for long distance relatives or friends), they can write a check or give cash labeled as a donation and placed in the child’s packet. 

     

    The students have all been told that they must have a heavy, winter coat each day and if there is even a chance of snow in the near future, they need all 5 things: Heavy coat, hat or hood, gloves/mittens, boots and snow pants. This would be a great time to go through their old things to see what still fits. It’s better to send them even when there is a slim chance of snow. Idaho weather never follows the rules. 

     

    One more reminder, I will be gone for the week on a trip and Ms. J will be filling in for me. She will handle all the basic things for the week but any concerns about quarterly grades or other things can be directed to me when I get back. She will get any messages left with the school office for absent students, missing work for this week, etc. Thank you all for being so understanding. 

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 7

    1 thrill

    2 scarf

    3 lunch

    4 sport

    5 south

    6 frown

    7 grow

    8 germ

    9 surf

    10 throat

    11 start

    12 cheese

    13 north

    14 serve

    15 most

    16 any

    17 give

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each and circle special sounds and mark vowels

    Tues- count by 2’s, 3’s and 5’s and read for 20 min

    Wed- practice spelling words

    Thurs- practice any missed words and count by 10’s, read for 10+ minutes

    Fri- no homework

  • Week 6 Newsletter (Oct 18-22)

     

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families, Oct 18-22

    I trust your students were able to enjoy their break and are all refreshed for the next week. Much of our math and language will continue to work with the same concepts. In Language, we will be very focused on finding the subject and predicate (action) in each sentence and drawing a dividing line between the two or filling in the missing part of the sentence. You can quiz your students for extra practice by making up a sentence and seeing if they know where they would draw the line, such as:  “The penguin   l     swam across the river.   Or, “The four little kittens  l  played with the string. Some of the trickier sentences begin with: they, I, she, he, etc”. Please have them review all the special sounds they are seeing on spelling lists or any words they encounter in reading. I have more lists if you need one to reference. 

    FALL FUNDRAISER STARTS TODAY!!!  CCA is selling popcorn, candles, and coffee to help raise funds for playground equipment and improvements.  Please take a look at the items and help support our school.  Fundraiser ends October 29.

    Math will continue its focus on counting money (pennies, nickels, dimes and the corresponding bills) along with temperature to the closest degree by 2’s such as 56, 78, 22. We are also working on dividing groups of objects in half and knowing if that is possible by counting the amount of things in the picture. This can be a fun practice at home with a handful of cheerios, erasers, or whatever is lying around. If you use coins, you can also practice counting as you do it. I like to ask the students if they can make even, soccer teams out of their number because it is something they can picture easily. 

     

    We are slowly working our way through the early years of when America became a country and have talked a lot about George Washington. We have learned a little about those early pioneers and will continue talking about the changes that happened leading up to the present day. The students really love to be the readers for our Social Studies lessons and have done a very impressive job with the challenging words. Keep reading at home. It will GREATLY enhance their overall academic abilities in all subjects. 

     

    Thank you to all who helped on our field trips and encouraged good manners and respect to those working at the different venues. We always want to be exhibiting the Fruits of the Spirit as we are out in the community. Thank you also for keeping me up-to-date on your child’s upcoming trips, absences, etc so I can have their work ready for them. As I mentioned at our Open House and at the beginning of the year, I will be gone for week 7 (Oct 25-29) for a trip planned by my husband’s company. It was a free gift and we had no choice on the date which was planned a year ago. Most likely I will have Miss J subbing in our class and the students all know her and love her. If there are questions regarding things happening that week or individual assignments, she will be your go-to person. I will try to answer all other emails or texts if possible. I rarely take a day off so I hope you will forgive me.