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  • 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. 

     

    I will be posting our Parent/Teacher Conference (Nov 18-19) lists this week so you have time to plan ahead. If none of the days and times work, please let me know. We will also be having our Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 17th. I know it’s a month ahead but it will be here soon. As we are heading into fall, please make sure students start bringing a heavy coat for the mornings and maybe a sweatshirt for the afternoons. Some might also like to add gloves and a hat for the mornings when it is in the 30’s. We go out every chance we can and want your children to have an enjoyable time. We’ve also had many students not bringing water bottles. That is a MUST for every day please. If anyone would like to donate candies or small toys for the treasure box (especially when it is all on sale around this time), we’d love to have it. I also mix in some sugar-free options for those who need it. It is much appreciated. Please let me know of any questions or concerns about anything that comes up.

     

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write words 2x each and turn in, circle any special sounds you can find and mark vowels

    Tues- read for 15 minutes and find 5 sentences in your reading where you can divide the subject and predicate (action)

    Wed- study your spelling words any way you would like

    Thurs- study any missed words, read for 10+ minutes, practice counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

    Fri- no homework

  • Off-Week Oct 11-15

    OFF-WEEK OCT 11-15

    NO SCHOOL

  • Week 5 Newsletter (Oct 4-8)

     

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families, Oct 4-8

     

    Welcome to week 5! We are already halfway through the first quarter. That doesn’t seem possible. Just a look ahead to parent/teacher conferences; I will have a sign-up soon so you can plan ahead. The dates are November 18-19 and I’m pretty flexible if you need to make alternative arrangements. This Friday, Oct. 8th, is our PUMPKIN FIELD TRIP. The bus LEAVES at 9:15 and will not wait for late students. We are trying to be respectful of the farm’s time allotted to our group. We will begin loading at 9 am. Students MUST have a sweatshirt or jacket and wear good shoes for walking in wet grass or a little mud and dirt.  We will return by lunch time, but we will have curriculum following lunch so students need to stay until normal go-home time. If a parent has paid the $10, they are free to pick their own pumpkin. All other parents or attendees may come along for free. Pray for nice weather.

     

    In Language, we will continue our work with declarative (.) and interrogative (?) sentences along with using capitals and correct punctuation in each sentence. We will also begin diagramming a sentence into 2 parts, the subject (who or what ) and the predicate (what happened or the action). Math is concentrating a lot on clocks to the half-hour, thermometers, counting coins (pennies-dimes), graphing, recognizing  a vertex, and 3-D shapes. Your students have done an excellent job already on many of these concepts. 

     

    Social Studies continues on with early America with the colonists, first presidents, Declaration of Indepence, and the foundation of our country centered under God. We have really been thinking  about the struggles those early students dealt with and how we are lucky to have many modern conveniences in our school and homes. 

     

    IMPORTANT DATES: *** INDIVIDUAL PICTURE DAY IS MONDAY OCT 4TH

          PUMPKIN FIELD TRIP OCT 8TH- be at school by 9am

                                              OFF WEEK IS OCT 11-15 (DAYCARE AVAILABLE)

     

    Please let me know of any questions or concerns you have with anything concerning our class, grading, schedules or if you have upcoming trips that are during on-weeks. Thank you for being wonderfully supportive parents.

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 5

     

    1 brain

    2 brush

    3 dream

    4 praise

    5 grass

    6 grade

    7 smile

    8 smell

    9 scale

    10 desk

    11 skin

    12 spend

    13 do

    14 both

    15 says

     

    Homework

    Mon- Write spelling words 2x each and turn in, circle special sounds and mark vowels

    Tues- read for 20 min, practice counting by 5’s (0r nickels)  from 0-200 and then back to 0

    Wed- practice spelling words any way you would like, count by 10’s from 200-400

    Thurs- practice any missed words, read for 20 min

    Fri- no homework

  • Picture Day

    Picture Day is Coming To CCA!

    Monday, Oct 4

    Picture day information and online ordering are now available by visiting www.dorianstudio.com

    and searching for your school’s name.

    Your online order can be placed before and up to four days after picture day

  • Week 4 Newsletter (Sept. 27- Oct. 1)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We are off to such a great start in second grade. You have some VERY bright students and we are getting through our lessons very quickly. We’ve been working on reading ALL the directions on each problem as some of them have multiple things to do. Our tests are definitely a step-up from 1st grade and require a lot more listening. As you can see on our spelling lists, they will continue to get harder each week and will increase in the number of words. Later we will be adding in vocabulary words too. Keep encouraging your students to look for the special sounds they have learned to help with memorizing the words.

     

    We will continue working with capitalization, punctuation and declarative sentences. Next up will be interrogative sentences that end with a “?”. Math has focused on adding money using pennies, dollars, dimes and 10-dollar bills. We will add in nickels and 5-dollar bills in the near future. This is a great thing to practice at home with a small handful of change. 

     

    This Friday is our Big Red Barn Petting Zoo field trip. ALL persons going MUST have a signed waiver/permission slip for the zoo’s safety requirements. Each person going must pay the $10 entrance fee asap so Mrs. Young can pay it all in one check. Please bring it to your child’s teacher so they can be checked off the list. We will be having class before and after the field trip so students need to come back to school on Friday.

     

    UPCOMING DATES:

    Oct. 1st- Big Red Barn Field Trip

    Oct. 4th- School Picture Day (It’s a Monday)

    Oct. 8th- Pumpkin trip

     

    Just a reminder to bring a water bottle EACH day and a sweatshirt for the cold mornings. The weather is changing quickly and there is a big difference in temperature between 8 and 3. Thank you all for your support, extra supplies, treats and all that you do to support our school, students,  and the teachers. We all appreciate it!

     

    Thank you,

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 4

    1. dish

    2. shop

    3. thin

    4. that

    5. those

    6. blend

    7. cloth  

    8. clean

    9. flag

    10. float

    11. glad

    12. globe

    13. your

    14. there

    15. said  Watch for the special sounds like: fl, cl, gl, th, bl, sh

     

    Homework:

     

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each and turn in

    Tues- read for 15 min. and count by 5’s from 0-200 and 10’s from 0-200 (you can use nickels and dimes for this too) 

    Wed- practice spelling words, look for similar special sounds

    Thurs- practice any missed words and read for 20 min

    Fri- no homework

     

  • Week 3 Newsletter (Sept 20-24)

     

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We are off to a great start this year and you have some very sharp little students. Much of this first month is review but we are adding new things each week. We have been working on complete and incomplete sentences, rhyming words, special sounds, and will add declarative sentences this week. They are simply the ones that make a statement or “declare” something and end in a period. Math will review dollars, pennies, 10-dollar bills, and dimes. We will also look at 2D and 3D shapes with vertices, sides, and edges.

    Our Social Studies unit is focusing on the earliest visitors to America and the values that those groups held dear. It is a great time to reflect on all the modern conveniences we have that we should be thankful for and all the blessings we have in our life. 

    Your students have been doing a great job turning in their homework. Please remind them to take all the graded papers out of their folders or backpack each night. They will be bringing home their spelling test each Thursday to study any words they missed. If they got 100% on their pretest, it should already be in Jupiter Grades before the end of the day Thursday. We also took our first phonics test last week and did a fantastic job. This week will be our first math test too. Just a reminder to bring a water bottle every day and appropriate clothing for the colder mornings.

    PERMISSION SLIPS FOR PETTING ZOO: Permission slips go home Monday; they will be placed in student cubbies; please sign and return as soon as possible.  Students and parent volunteers WILL NOT GO without a signed permission slip with Big Red’s Barn facility. Our 1st-2nd grade field trip date is Oct 1.  The cost is $10 and is due by Wed, Sept 29 (payable to CCA).

    Here is the timeline for the day:

    10:00am – load the bus; parents can follow behind (we are going to Big Red’s Barn, 7397 N Government Way, CDA)

    10:15am – leave CCA (snack on bus)

    10:45am – quick briefing in the parking lot about rules and get wrist bands

    11am-12pm – tour the petting zoo (three rotating groups in three locations in 20-min sessions)

    12:15pm – leave petting zoo (snack on bus)

    12:30pm – back at CCA

    Keep up the great work and let me know of any questions or concerns.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Spelling List 3

    1. me

    2. no

    3. shy

    4. try

    5. play

    6. state

    7. west

    8. plus

    9. please

    10. fresh

    11. freeze

    12. trust

    13. was

    14. were

    15. are

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each, circle any special sounds you know (sign and return permission slip Tues am)

    Tues- read for 20 minutes to yourself or someone else 

    Wed- study spelling words in any way you would like

    Thurs- read for 20 minutes and practice any missed words

    Fri- no homework

     

     

  • Week 2 Newsletter (Sept 13-17)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    While our first week wasn’t quite how I had planned it, we have great staff who are always there to help. Thank you for being so understanding and flexible. Our first lessons are mostly review but will add new content quickly. Some of the things we are working on this week include: applying our “ck” and “ke” rules in spelling, place value to the hundreds place, reading graphs and counting pennies and dollars. We will also look at complete and incomplete sentences, marking vowels and rhyming words. We have a little poem in 2nd grade to remember if a word starts with a “C” or “K”.  “K comes before i and e, C before the other 3 (a, o, and u). This will be helpful as we add new spelling words that students might find unfamiliar.

    Please make sure to read the principal’s note for upcoming events and important dates. This Tuesday at 5:30-6:30pm will be our Open House. Stop by the classroom to look around, meet the teacher, ask any questions, etc. I look forward to seeing all of you that can make it. Please let me know of any questions or concerns you may have as our year progresses.

    Thank you for all your kindness and support,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 2

    1. rack
    2. rake
    3. lick
    4. like
    5. back
    6. bake
    7. socks
    8. bikes
    9. kick
    10. fake
    11. rock
    12. make
    13. of
    14. what
    15. have

    Homework:

    Monday- write spelling words 2x each and turn in on Tuesday

    Tuesday- read for 20 min

    Wednesday- study spelling words any way you would like, orally, written in chalk, with magnets, etc

    Thursday- study any missed spelling words for test on Fri, read for 15 minutes

    Friday- no homework

     

  • Week 1 Newsletter (Sept 7-10) 2021-2022

     

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,                                                                                            

    Welcome to our class!  You have all gone through the orientation with Mrs. Young and should know how to access our weekly newsletter and principal note. If not, let us know asap. I always post a copy of our spelling list and newsletter on Facebook too. Please look at both my newsletter and the principal note as Mrs. Young posts different content and upcoming dates that aren’t included in my newsletter. This newsletter will be a little longer than most but please read it all.

     

    Since our first week is a short one, we will not have a spelling test, but students will still need to write their words 2x each and turn in by Wed. if possible. I know it will be a big week of adjustments so we will start off slow and if they need until Thursday to turn in the homework, that will be fine. Just a reminder that the only homework to be turned in each week is the spelling list written 2x each, unless a student has make-up work. All other homework will be done at home each night on the honor system. It will follow the same general format each week. There will be certain weeks where I might add a homework packet. but I will let everyone know about that in advance.

     

    I use a small treasure box in my class for A+ work, great listeners, neat writers. and other extra helpers. If you do not want your child to have candy, sugary treats, etc. please let me know asap. There are also small toys in the treasure box. I also have a “BIG” treasure box where students can pick a prize after a certain number of A+ marks in different areas. They are usually dollar store-type prizes. I’m always thankful for donations of candy or small toys at any time. We are also happy to have any kind of birthday treat for birthdays, even the summer ones. We usually try to have them at one of our snack times. Speaking of snack; we have a morning snack about 10:15 in which students pick something out of their lunchbox and an afternoon snack about 1:30 where they can have their own snack or one of our shared snacks brought in with school supplies. We appreciate snack all year long and it can be dropped off at any time. All allergies should of course be listed on each student’s registration forms for their safety. 

     

    If students will be absent for several days or more and you know in advance, please let me know and I will make a work packet as soon as I am able.  Attendance is very important. It will help students stay caught up and not miss crucial lessons or concepts. Work that is not turned in will result in zeros which can greatly affect grades. If I leave an assignment grade blank, it will NOT affect their grade either way. This is usually for something that was done in class and can’t be made up or something they are excused from for a certain reason. I occasionally make a mistake grading something or listing an assignment on Jupiter so please let me know if you see something that is not correct. I often correct spelling tests at lunch while trying to eat and answer student questions. so mistakes do happen. We are all human so thank you for giving me the same grace I will show to your students. Students only have to study the words they miss on their spelling tests and I will try to always mark them well. 

     

    I also try to post pictures on Facebook of fun events or other things we do at school, especially when we do projects. If your child can’t be photographed, please make sure that info is current on their registration. I know we will have a great year and I will strive to do my best to help your child succeed. I can be reached by email at melilee33@yahoo.com or text at 208-755-3046. I most likely will not have a chance to answer the phone while at school but important, time-sensitive issues can be passed on through the school phone at 208-773-5200. 

    In my classroom, we strive to always show respect to God, each other, the teacher, our country, and our school, including all the items in our classroom and throughout the school. I can’t wait to see each student grow in his or her own way and learn how God will always be the answer to life’s questions. He will use each and every one of these students in great ways.  Welcome to 2nd Grade!!!!

     

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 1(these will start out quite easy but get more challenging quickly)

    NO TEST THIS WEEK DUE TO START OF SCHOOL AND SHORT WEEK

    1. ten
    2. zip
    3. job
    4. left
    5. land
    6. next
    7. jump
    8. name
    9. heat
    10. nine
    11. soap
    12. wave
    13. and
    14. you
    15. I

    Homework: Week 1

    Mon/Tues: write spelling words 2x each and turn in on any kind of paper with name written neatly, also circle any special sounds you know in these words and mark any vowels you can

    Wed: read for 15 minutes and practice spelling words in any way you would like (orally, with chalk, painted, with magnets, etc

    Thurs: read for 20 minutes to yourself, a sibling, parents or anyone else

    Fri: No homework


     

  • Last day of school Aug 6

    August 1st (2:24pm) – This is the final week of “school”

    CornerStone Families:

    After careful consideration, Principal Young and Vice-Principal Helmuth made recommendations to conclude the 2020-2021 academic school-year this forthcoming week, due to the outside impacts of Covid-19 and resulting staff shortages. Technically, this is a shortening of the academic school-year by two-days and allows us to combine the last two-weeks into one. The teachers have been notified and will be making any necessary adjustments to final assignments, quizzes, tests, make-up work, etc. Each class will be receiving a detailed communication regarding their specific new schedule or adjustments on Monday (August 2nd)

    Here is the overall school schedule for this final week:

    Monday, Aug 2: Regular school day
    Tuesday Aug 3: Regular school day
    Wednesday Aug 4: Last day of quarter
    Thursday Aug 5: School clean-up day
    Friday Aug 6:
       9-9:30am K Graduation
       11-11:30am Yearbook signing
       11:30-3:30pm Financial check-out; report cards go home

    *Attendance Thursday and Friday are not mandatory
     
    If the recent uptrend of Covid has any family concerned to the level of not wanting to have their student on-site Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday, they may request an off-site alternative. Upon notification and request directly to the teacher(s), they will assemble work ready for pick-up on Monday, set to be returned by Wednesday August 4th.  Regardless of circumstance, all academic work will be due NO LATER than this Wednesday at 3:00pm.

    We appreciate your support and consideration as we wrap-up this academic school year. Please contact your teacher(s) for any further questions or clarifications.

    Within His blessing,

    Rev. John Young

    Exec. Director

  • Week 35 Newsletter (Aug 2-6)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    After careful consideration, Principal Young and Vice-Principal Helmuth made recommendations to conclude the 2020-2021 academic school-year this forthcoming week, due to the outside impacts of Covid-19 and resulting staff shortages. Technically, this is a shortening of the academic school-year by two-days and allows us to combine the last two-weeks into one. The teachers have been notified and will be making any necessary adjustments to final assignments, quizzes, tests, make-up work, etc. Each class will be receiving a detailed communication regarding their specific new schedule or adjustments on Monday (August 2nd)

    Here is the overall school schedule for this final week:

    Monday, Aug 2: Regular school day

    Tuesday Aug 3: Regular school day

    Wednesday Aug 4: Last day of quarter

    Thursday Aug 5: School clean-up day

    Friday Aug 6:

    9-9:30am K Graduation

    11-11:30am Yearbook signing

    11:30-3:30pm Financial check-out; report cards go home

    *Attendance Thursday and Friday are not mandatory

    If the recent uptrend of Covid has any family concerned to the level of not wanting to have their student on-site Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday, they may request an off-site alternative. Upon notification and request directly to the teacher(s), they will assemble work ready for pick-up on Monday, set to be returned by Wednesday August 4th. Regardless of circumstance, all academic work will be due NO LATER than this Wednesday at 3:00pm.

    Thank you for all your love and support this past year and I know your students will all do great in 3rd grade. It has been such a blessing getting to know each of them.

    Mrs. Lee

    NO SPELLING OR OTHER HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!!! 

  • Week 34 Newsletter (July 26-30)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We have exactly 2 weeks left of curriculum with a fun week to follow on Aug. 9th-14th. All work must be turned in by Aug. 6th. If your student will be gone during any of that time, please have them get their work early. On Aug. 6th, we will also have our annual shaving cream fun day for our class along with an icecream sundae party for all their hard work. This will be in the afternoon since we will be doing a little work in the morning and watching kindergarten graduation. We have had a fantastic year and I can't wait to see how well they will all do next year as 3rd graders. 

    Please be reading the Principal's Note on the newsletters (all year long in each grade) for additional information and dates. Report cards will be handed out during the financial check-out with Mrs. Young and Miss. Mindy after Aug. 6th. Please check to see that you have all fees and registration money paid by that time. 

    The week of Aug. 9th-14th will be a time for yearbook signing, school olympics, cleaning our classroom and the rest of the school, and just free time. It is not mandatory to be there for attendance but most kids like to come for the morning activities and then leave at lunch time.

    Let's finish out the year strong and do our best work these last 2 weeks. This will be our final spelling test so study your hardest!!!

    Thank you for being wonderful, supportive parents of both your student and myself.

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 32

    1. beach

    2. crab

    3. spray

    4. bucket

    5. swimsuit

    6. shovel

    7. dock

    8. sunscreen

    9. surfboard

    10. sailboat

    11. water

    12. jellyfish

    13. shark

    14. shell

    15. sky

    16. sea

    17. sand

    18. current: the movement of water

    19. island: land surrounded by water

    20. coast: the land by the sea

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each and turn in

    Tues- read for 10+ minutes, practice telling time to the minute and work on 3's, 4's and 5's mult and division facts

    Wed- practice spelling words and the 10's mult/div

    Thurs- practice any missed words and practice counting money, read for 10+ minutes

    Fri- no homework

  • Week 33 Newsletter (July 19-23)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We are down to the last 3 weeks of curriculum and then will have a last week of fun activities and clean-up time. It's always hard to stay motivated during these summer months when we have breaks but I hope you will encourage your student to keep practicing their math facts, money counting, telling time, and reading throughout the breaks. We will be continuing to learn more about dictionaries and the way they are laid out along with more rounding and line graphs in math. 

    We have just 2 spelling tests left as the last week of curriculum will be a review week just using the book for  our classwork. The new lists are on FB too with the alternate list marked for those who need it. Keep studying hard and practicing those special sounds.

    Please keep reading the principal's note for more upcoming dates and activities going on in the near future. Also let me know of any concerns or questions as we finish up the year. Enjoy the rest of the week and see you all on Monday!

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 31

    1. jewelry

    2. balloon

    3. above

    4. camera

    5. classroom

    6. grew

    7. spoon

    8. brother

    9. umbrella

    10. knew

    11. jealous

    12. cousin

    13. nothing

    14. enough

    15. with

    16. want

    17. wait

    18. instant: happening quickly

    19. moist: slightly wet

    20. couple: two

     

    Homework

    Monday: write spelling words 2x each and watch for special sounds

    Tuesday: practice the multiplication and division facts for 1's, 2's, 3's, and 4's. Practice telling time to the MINUTE

    Wednesday: practice spelling words

    Thursday: practice any missed words and work on the 5's and 10's mult/div facts and counting money

    Friday: no homework

  • Two-Week Break

    Two-week break

    Enjoy and see you back in session July 19 :) 

  • No Beach Day July 2

    CCA Parents – our K-6th students have done such an amazing job this week and we want to reward them with an early start to their two-week July break!  There will be no school Friday for Kindergarten and 1st-6th are on early release at 11:30am.  We will not be going to the beach due to the extreme heat so parents are welcome to pick up students early at 11:30 and start the July 4th weekend!  Daycare is available as always for anyone needing care after 11:30am.  Thanks for helping your children do so well as we finish up this week and push through the higher temps.  You are all amazing!!  See you back July 19th for the last final weeks of the school year! God bless you, Mrs. Young and Staff

  • Week 32 Newsletter (June 28-July 2)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We had an awesome time at the beach to finish out our Friday and our students did a wonderful job at following the rules and being a good witness to those around us from the community. We will be going again on July 2nd so make sure your student is prepared next Friday if they would like to go. Anyone wishing not to go is free to be picked up at 11 on Friday. Please let myself or Mrs. Young know if you won't be attending. 

    We are getting much faster with our multiplication and division math facts, along with money. I can tell how hard the kids have been practicing at home and during class. Great job! Our last spelling list was a real challenge. I believe it is the hardest one we have in the book. This week's list is a little easier but have students work on grouping the alike-spelled words together if that helps them to remember the special sounds like, "ay", "ey", "eigh", and "th". Using magnets or any other kind of hands-on object, can really help those who have a tougher time with spelling. We learned in chapel last Wednesday that God created us all to be just who we are; with our strengths and weaknesses. Some of us have to work much harder in certain areas but excel in others. Don't give up!! 

    We've done a few science presentations but will try to finish up the rest this week. Please check your student's grades to see if they have zeros in anything. The only reason for having a zero is from work not finished and not returned. There is plenty of time in class to get it all done so there shouldn't be anything coming home except for days absent. Students are free to complete any 4th quarter work they are missing, as long as it is done before our last report cards in Aug. Please let me know if there is a specific assignment you have questions about. 

    Have a great weekend and stay cool,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 30

    1. prey

    2. holiday

    3. eighth

    4. weight

    5. gray

    6. Sunday

    7. away

    8. crayons

    9. playground

    10. breakable

    11. yesterday

    12. neighbor

    13. relay

    14. May

    15. they

    16. them

    17. then

    18. mayor: the leader of the city

    19. delay: to make late

    20. survey: to look over

     

    Homework:

    Mon: write spelling words 2x each and look for words that are alike in their special sounds and spelling

    Tues: Practice telling time to the MINUTE along with 3's and 4's math facts for mult/div

    Wed: practice spelling words

    Thurs: practice any missed words along with the 2's, 10's and 5's mult/div

    Friday: No homework. Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July and "off week"

  • Week 31 Newsletter (June 21-25)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We have just 5 weeks of curriculum left and then a final week of fun activities so we are doubling up on our effort to make it to the finish line. I have seen so much great progress in all of the students, each in their own way and on their own timeline. Every step forward is progress, no matter how big or small. 

    We will continue our work with adjectives and adverbs in Language along with alphabetical order of words and a little bit of dictionary use. It is something we still look at, even in the age of Google. In Math, we are continuing to nail down our multiplication and division facts along with subtracting money such as $47.19- $23.33. We will also keep exploring fractions of items, numbers, measures or a certain shape with 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 3/4, etc. We practice with money a lot and this is something that is so important for real life so please continue to practice that on a daily basis. 

    Our spelling words this week are pretty challenging but some can be divided into categories based on their ending spelling. We have the "tion" in nation, "sion" in missionary, "oy" in toy, "oi" in coin and many others. It may help some students to practice the alike sounding words together.

    Our Science Solar System Project is due next Tuesday. Hopefully all of the students have a picked a planet or the sun to research. They don't have to make a big, fancy project but need a picture (printed or hand-drawn) and 10 facts about their planet. They can include the whole solar system if they would like but it is not mandatory. Just like our animal project, part of their grade will be for audience participation and manners. Being a great listener is very important in learning too. 

    Please read the principal notes for all upcoming events and other important information.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 29

    1. mission

    2. action

    3. join

    4. destroy

    5. cowboy

    6. question

    7appointment

    8. attention

    9. expression

    10. voice

    11. permission

    12. caution

    13. nation

    14. boil

    15. day

    16. night

    17. noon

    18. compassion: a desire to help

    19. emotion: a strong feeling

    20. avoid: to stay away from

    Homework

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each, watch for alike sounds

    Tues- practice all multiplication math facts 0-5 and the 10's

    Wed- practice spelling words

    Thurs- practice missed words and all division facts

    Fri- work on science project if not completed


     

  • Week 30 Newsletter (June 7-11)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We are entering our summer time where we have a lot of off weeks mixed in to our scheduled school hours. Please refer to our calendar and Mrs. Young's principal notes to keep track of where we are and to see upcoming events. 

    This week will end with our family day on Friday (9-11) and there will be no curriculum that day. Students will be performing their song, enjoying food and games and then are allowed to leave at 11 if they would like. All those staying will just have free time. Any parents and caregivers are invited to our program and younger siblings are also welcome. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax on and pray for sunshine. Our class needs to bring 2 dozen individual juice drinks of any kind for our brunch. Please bring in at any time this week and we will store them for Friday. If you have already brought juice for our cancelled Mother's Day program, it is saved in our room and you do not need to bring more. We've been practicing for a long time so we hope we will finally get to sing for our families. 

    We will be having a spelling test this week with the final test on Thursday. Your students should have brought their list home already but the words are always posted here and on our FB page too.

    Please have students dress appropriately for the weather along with bringing a water bottle. Please send sunscreen for them if needed and a reminder that all shoes must have backs for playground safety.

    Have a great weekend!

    Mrs. Lee

    List 28

    1. arrow

    2. chair

    3. terrible

    4. square

    5. barrel

    6. share

    7. downstairs

    8. blueberry

    9. carrot

    10. hairbrush

    11. careful

    12. staircase

    13. marry

    14. dairy

    15. his

    16. hers

    17. ours

    18. aware: paying attention

    19. prepare: to get ready

    20. narrow: thin

     

    Homework:

    Mon: write spelling words 2x each, group alike words together if it is easier for memorization

    Tues: practice spelling words, read for 10+ minutes

    Wed- practice any missed words and the 3's and 4's multiplication and division facts

    Thurs: practice 2's, 5's, and 10's mult/div facts

    Fri: no homework

     

  • Week 29 Newsletter (June 1-4)- short week

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    Welcome to week 29. We are steadily marching to the end of the year. It's hard to believe we are already in the 4th quarter. This quarter is full of a lot of breaks and stretches out until Aug. 13th but we still have a lot to cover. Even though this week is only 4 days due to Memorial Day, we will still be having a spelling test so start studying now if you need the extra time. 

    We will be learning about adverbs (words that describe a verb like quickly, smoothly, awkwardly, etc) and the concept of rounding to the nearest 10 in math. Keep quizzing your student on their multiplication and division facts, counting money and telling time if they need extra help on those. All second graders should have mastered their 0-5 and 10 multiplication and division facts by the end of the year. Just a reminder that we go up to any of those numbers x12 and the reverse for division. Next year builds on our knowledge and adds the higher numbers. If your student already knows these facts well, start on the 6-12 numbers. 

    It was great meeting with all of you for conferences and I look forward to finishing off this last quarter well. It was a bummer to have to cancel our Mother's Day program but we are still planning for our June 11th family day where we can sing our song and enjoy brunch. The rest of the day is free time where the student may leave with family or stay for daycare. Our class is excited to perform our song so I hope many of you can make it.

    Please let me know of any questions or concerns or if you have planned vacation time we need to work around. I am happy to provide work packets for those days. 

    Have a great week ahead!

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 27

    1. page

    2. badge

    3. Creator

    4. regular

    5. strange

    6. dodge

    7. judge

    8. calendar

    9. change

    10. visitor

    11. governor

    12. sugar

    13. color

    14. gentle

    15. he's

    16. it's

    17. I've

    18. ledge: the edge of a drop-off

    19. smudge: a dirty spot

    20. generous: sharing

    Homework:

    Tues- write spelling words 2x each (group together with matching special sounds if that helps)

    Wed- study spelling words and read for 10+ minutes

    Thurs- study any missed words and practice math facts of the 3's, 4's, and 5's multiplication and division

     

  • K-6th Grade Schedule - May 24-28

    camp 2021

  • Week 28 Newsletter (May 10-14)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We have finished the 3rd quarter and are starting the 4th quarter this week. It is a short week of only 3 days of curriculum and then parent/teacher conferences so there will be no Spelling test. We will work with our words on our list and complete our book work for these words. Students still need to write them two times each for homework. I will be sending home a little homework review packet for this week to work on some of the harder concepts we have been reviewing. Please continue to read with your student or have them read alone. It will greatly help their transition into 3rd grade where the work becomes much more difficult. 

    If you have already brought juice for our rescheduled Mother's Day Program, it will be saved until the new date. We can't control the weather and we thank you for being understanding in the choice to move the date. 

    Some things we are continuing to work on this week are adjectives, counting money, 1/3 and 1/4 of a group, all our multiplication facts for 0-5, and 10's. We are just starting the 4's (last one for x and /)but encourage your child to practice their 3's and 4's song, along with reviewing all the other facts. We still have a few students who need to practice their subtracting with borrowing so those will be included in homework packet. 

    Thank you so much for the donated snacks and I look forward to meeting with you all in the coming week. If you can't make any of the time slots, please let me know so I can give you a written review of your students progress and other important information for the rest of the school year. 

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Spelling List 26 (No test, just write 2x each)

    1. bought

    2. cause

    3. August

    4. awful

    5. lawn

    6. aunt

    7. yawned

    8. straw

    9. daughter

    10. thoughtful

    11. applesauce

    12. crawl

    13. laundry

    14. fought

    15. St. (Street)

    16 Ave. (Avenue)

    17. U.S.A. (United States of America)

    18. knowledge: understanding

    19. assign: to give work

    20. reign: to rule

    Homework********* packet sent home on Monday and write spelling words 2x each. Packet can be turned in at any time

  • Mom's Day Brunch Cancelled - date moved

    CCA Mother’s Day Brunch is cancelled for tomorrow and being moved to Fathers Day due to bad weather coming- no school but daycare available if needed- enjoy the three day weekend ☔️

  • Week 27 Newsletter (May 3-7)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We’ve reached the end of the third quarter. Just one more quarter to go before they are off to 3rd grade. Please remind your student to keep giving it their all and doing their best, even if something seems too easy, boring, or they would just rather be outside. We’ve talked about it in class, but I’ve seen a little regression in quality of work lately and it has really affected some of the grades. I love to reward hard work so keep encouraging them to take their time and turn in their best work.

    This week will conclude with our Mother’s Day program and brunch on Friday, so we have only 4 days of curriculum. We WILL be taking a spelling test this week so please be studying extra hard for Wednesday’s pretest and final test on Thursday. The following week will not have any spelling test and we will just work through our book since it is a 3-day week.

    **** Our class is in charge of drinks for Mother’s Day. Please have each child bring in a dozen of any kind of individual juice drink. They can be dropped off any time this week.  Thank you for helping out with this part of our special day. It will be a fun time of games, songs by the students, and a yummy brunch. Students are free to go after or stay for their regular daycare needs. Younger siblings are welcome too. Feel free to send a substitute “mom” such as grandma, aunt or another family member if you are unable to make it. We understand that not everyone has an open schedule and can leave work.

    I look forward to talking to you all at parent/teacher conferences but if you are unable to come at all, please let me know and I can send out an informative e-mail about your student or find an alternate time to visit with you. Silverwood passes will be included with their report cards for those who turned in a reading sheet.

    We are also out of snack so if anyone would like to donate any, that would be great. Thank you to whomever already dropped off some goldfish!!!

    Have a great weekend and let’s have another great week!

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Spelling List 25 (have students write or practice them in groups of alike special sounds like knife, knowledge, knit, kneecap, etc if this helps them learn them better)

    1. catch
    2. bench
    3. knife
    4. assign
    5. scratch
    6. knit
    7. kneecap
    8. reign
    9. stretch
    10. chapter
    11. couch
    12. knowledge
    13. chase
    14. match
    15. qt.
    16. oz.
    17. lb.
    18. daydream: happy thoughts
    19. honesty: telling the truth
    20. journey: to travel

    Homework:

    Mon. write spelling words 2x each and turn in

    Tues. practice the 3’s, 5’s and 10’s multiplication and division facts, study spelling words

    Wed. practice any missed words and read for 15+ min

    Thurs. No homework, it’s a short week!

  • Week 26 Newsletter (April 26-30)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We made it through our testing week with no problems and I look forward to sharing your student's scores during parent/teacher conferences. Our sign-ups are up outside the classroom and are filling up fast. The dates are May 13th and 14th. If these times don't work for you, please let me know so I can find an alternative to fit into your schedule. We have just 2 weeks left in the quarter and all work must be turned in by then.

    Our Mother's Day program is May 9th from 9-about 11. We will be performing a song and then having a brunch. All moms and other caregivers are invited and younger siblings are welcome too. Mrs. Young will be supplying a list soon of what each class needs to bring for the brunch. Students are free to leave after the performance or stay for their daycare needs. No school afterward. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy some fun times of games and songs. 

    We have worked very hard this quarter and have a few new concepts this week such as antonyms (opposites) and homonyms (sound the same but have different meanings like blue and blew). We are starting to borrow from the 1000's place and continue our multiplication and division of 0's-5's and the 10's. Keep practicing those as you drive around or have to wait in line. Each little bit helps a lot.

    Have a great weekend and let me know of any concerns or issues.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Spelling List 25 Review

    1. untie

    2. repair

    3. fountain

    4. author

    5. biscuit

    6. research

    7. curb

    8. thirsty

    9. afar

    10. inquire

    11. warning

    12. caterpillar

    13. vowel

    14. earn

    15. cities

    16. Dr. 

    17. ft.

    18. enlarge: to make bigger

    19. brisk: fast moving

    20. pledge: a promise

    Homework

    Monday- write spelling words 2x each

    Tuesday- read for 10+ min and practice the 3's, 4's and 5's mult and div facts

    Wednesday- study spelling words and practice 2's and 10's mult and div facts

    Thursday- practice any missed words and practice counting money

    Friday- no homework

  • Week 25 ITBS TESTING (April 19-23)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    Just a quick note for our upcoming week of ITBS testing. We will be taking our tests Monday-Thursday from 9am to 11:30. The afternoons will be free time for students with no curriculum so students may leave at lunch if they would like. Friday is a free day and attendance is optional. There will be no tests or curriculum that day.

    Parent/Teacher conference sign-ups are posted outside the classroom. If you need to make additional arrangements, let me know and I will do my best to find an alternate time slot. Our Mother's Day program is coming up soon too so plan ahead for May 12th, approximately 9am-11am when our school will put on a program and brunch for all the mothers, grandmothers or other important ladies in your student's life. Arrive early to find a parking spot, grab a lawn chair or blanket, and pray for sunshine! After brunch, students are free to leave with their mother or can stay for their normal daycare needs. No curriculum that day. Our class is really loving the song we've been practicing and I know they'll do great. Let me know if you have any other questions. 

    Thank you for helping meet the needs of our classroom in so many ways. We all appreciate it!!!

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

  • Week 24 Newsletter (April 12-16)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    I can’t believe we are already halfway through the quarter and looking toward the end of the 3rd quarter soon. This year has just flown by and your students have accomplished so much. I hope your kids all enjoyed a little break from work, even if they were here for daycare. I know I was able to accomplish a lot on my to-do list during this time too.  I will be putting up parent/teacher conf. sign-ups soon as we get closer to that May 13th and 14th date. Pencil it on your calendars now if you need to fit it into your schedule. I look forward to sharing your child’s progress at that time.

    There won’t be a lot of new concepts this week in Language and Math, but we will continue to work on multiplication and division, weights and measures, Roman Numerals, contractions and possessive words and all those special sounds that help us learn our spelling words. We have some VERY easy sight words this week and then some more challenging words so study, study, study.

    We are working through some plant units in Science so we will be starting our beans this week. It’s always a fun project to watch things grow and hopefully the weather will get warmer so they can be taken home to continue their growth when we are done. Please continue to read the principal notes each week too as they will have more information of upcoming events and important dates to be aware of in the coming months. Also, we could always use some more candy or small toys for our treasure box along with snack anytime. Leftover Easter candy is great!

    Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns and have a great weekend!

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 23

    1. read
    2. maybe
    3. journey
    4. believe
    5. breathe
    6. dirty
    7. mighty
    8. surgery
    9. field
    10. daydream
    11. honesty
    12. valley
    13. study
    14. seat
    15. he
    16. she
    17. we
    18. curb: edge of a sidewalk
    19. research: careful study
    20. certain: to be sure

    Homework:

    Mon: write spelling words 2x each, pay attention to words with the same special sounds

    Tues: read for 10+ min, practice your 2’s, 3’s, and 5’s mult and division up to 12 (5x12, 60/5)

    Wed: practice spelling words and the 10’s mult and division

    Thurs: practice any missed words and try writing your Roman Numerals to 30, plus the #40, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000.

    Fri: no homework but practice your mult/div facts and money if you are still having trouble with those

     

     

  • Week 23 Newsletter (March 22-26)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    This is the last week before Spring Break so let’s make it a great one! I have been amazed at how fast the students are picking up our new math concepts. Great job kids!! This week is mostly a continuation of lessons from last week in Language. We are learning more of the contractions and still working on past tense verbs. Math will begin with borrowing from the 1000’s place and the 3’s multiplication AND division. We’ve been doing a wonderful job learning our multiplication facts for 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10. Keep practicing those at home too. We are also already half-way through the 3rd quarter. Wow!! We will have conferences again in May on the 13th and 14th to look at all the great progress for each student.

    Thank you all for the snack donations. They have been a real blessing. They are always something we can use. Another thing we are low on is dry-erase markers. We use them daily for our math lessons and language. If anyone has any extra, we’d love them to finish off the year.

    Our annual school Easter hunt is this Friday. Please leave any eggs or candy on the bench and Mrs. Young will get them ready for our hunt. It takes over 2000 eggs to make this happen. Kids can bring their own basket or bucket or just use one of our paper bags from school. This is just for students and will happen during school hours.

    Silverwood Reading Log due March 26th. Please turn them in by Friday, even if you are missing a few minutes or an hour. We’ve been reading extra in class during snack time and can add those books too. Thank you for all the support you provide to our class, your student and myself. We appreciate it very much. Please let me know of any questions, concerns, or other important information regarding your student.

    Have a great weekend,

    Mrs. Lee

    List 22

    1. allergy
    2. alert
    3. giraffe
    4. earn
    5. battery
    6. curb
    7. direction
    8. Thursday
    9. learn
    10. afternoon
    11. thirsty
    12. research
    13. certain
    14. curtain
    15. ft.
    16. yd.
    17. in.
    18. skyline: where land and sky meet
    19. brisk: fast moving
    20. discover: to find

    Homework:

    Mon: write spelling words 2x each

    Tues: read for 15+ min, practice 3’s multiplication

    Wed: practice spelling words, practice 5’s multiplication

    Thurs: study missed words, practice 2’s and 10’s multiplication-Turn in reading log by Fri

    Fri: No homework, enjoy 2 weeks off!!!

     

  • Week 22 Newsletter (Mar. 15-19)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    It’s the last, official week of winter, YIPPEE! Of course, this was a VERY mild winter so no complaints here. The students enjoy their recess time a lot more with the sunshine and mild temps. Just a couple quick reminders: March 26th is the end of the Silverwood reading challenge and logs MUST be turned in by that date or before. Our school is still collecting Easter eggs and small, individual candy that can be put inside for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Thank you for all the donations so far!! It will take place during school hours on the 26th, the last day before Spring Break (March 29- April 9).

    Our class has done amazingly well with our multiplication of the 0’s, ,1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Please keep working on those at home, in the car, whenever you have a spare minute or two. We will add in the 3’s and 4’s soon. Feel free to work on those or higher if your student has the others well memorized. Money counting continues to challenge a few students. If your student can’t count a small handful of change by writing it and doing it in their head, please work on this at home as much as possible. There are many printouts on the internet to use or even phone apps. We also started our borrowing in the 10’s AND 100’s place on a single problem in Math. Most of the students are doing great on this concept. Keep practicing. We will add the Roman Numeral, L=50, C=100, and M=1,000 this week.

    Language will be centered around contractions this coming week such as; I’m, I’ll, they’ll, she’ll, he’ll, we’ll, he’s, we’re, I’ve, you’ve, and they’ve. Continue to practice the abbreviations for doctor, mister, missus, days of the week and months of the year. Several will be on this week’s spelling test.

    Have a great week and let me know if there are questions or concerns, especially concerning grades. If you see a missing assignment that somehow got missed, please let me know so I can look into it. Thank you for the snack donations and for being awesome families to work with.

    Enjoy the sunshine!!

    Mrs. Lee

    List 21

    1. biscuit
    2. sound
    3. task
    4. discover
    5. down
    6. skilled
    7. mountain
    8. vowel
    9. skyline
    10. telescope
    11. towel
    12. cloud
    13. brisk
    14. scout
    15. Mr.
    16. Mrs.
    17. Dr.
    18. errand: a short trip to do a job
    19. author: a writer
    20. error: a mistake

    Homework:

    Mon- write words 2x each and turn in, focus on special sounds for words that challenge you

    Tues- practice the 0’s, 1’s, 2’s multiplication facts up to (x12) and read for 15+ min- record on log

    Wed- study spelling words, practice counting money if needed

    Thurs- practice any missed words, practice 5’s and 10’s mult. Facts

    Fri- no homework but fill up that reading log!!!

  • Week 21 Newsletter (Mar 8-12)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We had another great week and I’m so pleased with the progress in so many areas such as math, cursive, and language. I am really stressing to the students that QUALITY work is much more important than being the fastest to turn in an assignment. Our math will be a lot of review this week so keep practicing the Roman Numerals 1-30 and counting money. Language is still focusing on subject-verb agreement and will also hit on the differences between may/can, sit/set, lay/lie, and learn/teach. I think they are all great with the last one, but here’s just a refresher since I know many adults (including myself) have used some of these incorrectly.

    May- asks permission    Can- shows ability or power to do something   Sit-to rest or be seated

    Set- to put or place something    Lay-to put something down (very similar to set)     Lie- to rest or recline

    The lay/lie concept is probably the most misused one of all.  Correct example: I will lie down for a nap.

    We will also work with past-tense verbs and “to, two, and too”.  They are such small words but have very different meanings.  

    Those of you who are practicing these things at home, along with spelling and reading, will really have an advantage as the work gets harder. Keep it up! Don’t forget to fill in the Silverwood Reading Log for your free ticket. You need 10 hours-worth of reading at home or during free time at school. A teacher or parent/guardian must sign each entry and then the bottom of the page(s) when completed. You can add to the back if you fill up your sheet. They are due March 26th so there is still a lot of time to work on it.

    Our Science “reports” are due this week on Wednesday, when we will start presenting them to the class. It will probably take 3 or 4 days to get through them all, depending on how much extra time we have. Remember that this is supposed to be a simple project and can be hand-drawn on a single piece of paper or put onto poster board or something else. There must be at least 5 good sentences telling facts about the chosen animal. If you are unable to print pictures or cut them out, feel free to draw a small one and then show the class the picture from the book you were reading. Projects can be brought in early, and I will store them until Wed.

    Thank you all for donating snacks and our green eggs and ham treat. We all appreciate it. Our school is collecting plastic Easter eggs and small, individually-wrapped candy that will fit inside.  Our Easter egg hunt is coming up at the end of March. Set them on the bench by the office at any time if you wish to donate. Spring Break is March 28- April 9th. Daycare is available if needed during that time. Please let me know of any concerns or questions regarding anything happening in OR out of school that may affect your student. Have a great weekend!

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 20 (March 8-12)

    1. explosion
    2. vision
    3. sleigh
    4. flavor
    5. collar
    6. bicycle
    7. errand
    8. decision
    9. eighteen
    10. author
    11. caterpillar
    12. mystery
    13. error
    14. pastor
    15. cities
    16. armies
    17. babies
    18. glare- a strong bright light
    19. useful- helpful
    20. cure- to heal

    Homework

    Mon-write spelling words 2x each, watch for words that are spelled similarly. They can be written out of order to group these together

    Tues- practice the Roman Numerals 1-30 and read for 15+ min

    Wed- practice spelling words, break down big ones into little pieces if that helps, such as: cat-er-pill-ar

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

    Fri- no homework but add to your Silverwood log over the weekend!

     

  • Week 20 Newsletter (March 1-5)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    I can’t believe it’s March already and we are already half-way through the school year. I hope all the students enjoyed their week off, but we are jumping right back into a busy 4 weeks of studies before Spring Break. Hopefully, you have all turned in your registration forms if you plan to return for the next year as there are no extra spots. That is truly a blessing for our school. Please make sure to read the principal’s note each week to get more info on upcoming events concerning our school.

    Here are just a few things we will be working on this week. In Language, we will continue our focus on verbs along with subject-verb agreement. Most students get this concept quickly if they learn to say the sentences aloud such as, “I help/helps take out the garbage.” Students need to know which one to use to show agreement between the subject and predicate/verb. Math will add centimeters, yards, more Roman Numerals, and continued work on multiplying by 10’s, 1’s, and 0. It will be very helpful to keep practicing counting by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 10’s and 25’s as most of those will be used in our multiplication/division tables. They also aid in counting money.

    Our Science report is due March 10th and although it is called a “report”, it is much simpler for our 2nd grade level. Students need to have 5 or more correctly written sentences with facts about their chosen animal. They can be written on a separate piece of paper or simply written on the back of their picture or posterboard.  This is meant to be a fun, informative time where each student can practice speaking in front of their peers and being a great audience. It also gives students a chance to ask questions about the presenter’s report or animal and give compliments on anything about the report. We will begin presenting in class March 10th and will continue each day until we finish. I will try to include pictures on our FB page of each student during their time of speaking. It’s always great to see the creativity.

    Thank you all for getting the report card folders back so quickly. If you have questions regarding grades or anything, please let me know and we will find a time to discuss your student. Don’t forget to include water bottles and appropriate clothing for our crazy ID weather. Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Spelling List 19

    1. joyful
    2. glare
    3. captain
    4. cure
    5. future
    6. warning
    7. creation
    8. useful
    9. careful
    10. fountain
    11. treasure
    12. nature
    13. wars
    14. motion
    15. little
    16. big
    17. small
    18. nervous: feeling uncomfortable
    19. inquire: to ask
    20. repair: to fix

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each (watch for similar special sounds/spelling)

    Tues- practice Roman Numerals 1-20,  Read for 15+ min

    Wed- practice spelling words and 10’s multiplication up to 10x12=120

    Thurs- practice any missed words, practice Roman Numerals 20-30 and counting by 3’s to 36 and 4’s to 48

    Fri- no homework but practice counting money if you are still challenged by that

     

  • Off-Week Feb 22-26

    Hello Parents!

    Off-Week Feb 22-26; no school; daycare available

    School resumes March 1 - enjoy the break! 

    Mrs. Young 

  • Week 19 Newsletter (Feb 15-19)-Mon: holiday

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We are beginning the 3rd quarter this week and it is a short week due to President’s Day on Monday. There is no school or daycare that day. Report cards are being finalized and should be going home soon. Your students have done amazingly this past quarter and some really fought to the finish to raise their grade last week. Well done!

    We’ve had some review in math and language but are jumping back in with some new concepts this week. Language has been focusing on many different nouns for the past month or two but will add in verbs this week. We also call them our “action words”.  The lessons will also focus on the use of commas in a series or list of things such as: The boy enjoys eating bananas, apples, and oranges.

    In math, we started on the Roman Numerals 1-10 and will continue to work on those for the next several weeks. At the end of this week’s lesson, we will begin multiplication by 10’s. This is usually one of the easiest to learn and some of the students have been very excited to move on to multiplication and division. This would be a great thing to practice at home. We relate it to counting dimes and go up to the 12x10 factors. Please continue to practice counting money and adding it. Figuring out elapsed time such as 1 ½ (or 2, 3, ½ ) hour before or after 3 or 3:30, etc, is another thing we all need practice on. We will continue to work on that too.

    We will be starting our Science book this week and the students are excited. It has more hands-on activities and exploration than our other subjects so we can’t wait to delve in. Have your student start thinking about a favorite animal they would like to write about or maybe one they know nothing about that they would like to research a little for their project. I will send home information for our project as we get closer to that time.

    Thank you for all the class snacks and the Valentine goodies. We had a great time and even have some leftover snacks for this week. Please let me know of any questions or concerns you may have regarding anything and if you haven’t turned in your registration form yet, please do so asap. If you know for sure that your student will be going elsewhere next year, please let us know right away so we can allow others to register. Otherwise, we look forward to signing your child up for the upcoming school year. Please remember to send a water bottle each day and appropriate cold weather clothing such as hat and gloves, along with boots and snow pants when snow is expected.

    Thank you for all your support,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 18

    1. repair
    2. bush
    3. rough
    4. nervous
    5. parrot
    6. inquire
    7. airplane
    8. bulldog
    9. tough
    10. young
    11. carried
    12. tire
    13. stair
    14. touch
    15. until
    16. to
    17. two
    18. enlarge: to make bigger
    19. enjoy: to have fun
    20. afar: far away

    Homework:

    Mon- write words 2x each

    Tues- read for 15+ min. count by 10’s to 200, 5’s to 100 and 4’s to 40

    Wed- Study spelling words, focus on words that have similar special sounds

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

    Fri- no homework but practice counting money and using Roman Numerals during your break if you can

     

    OFF WEEK- Feb 22-26

  • Week 18- end of 2nd quarter (Feb 8-12)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We have made it to the last week in our second quarter. We are half-way through the year already! I have seen some great progress in so many areas but have encouraged the students to keep doing their best, even if they think certain concepts are very easy. We also had a good discussion on how important it is to read directions on each page they are working on. Like I’ve said before, there is a BIG jump in the amount of work and reading comprehension when students enter 3rd grade. Your student must be able to read most of the directions and be able to write proper sentences with capital letters and punctuation. I realize that some students are just wired to be great spellers with very little effort and others need to put 150% effort in for the same outcome. We have talked in class about that often and how God made us each different with different strengths. Just keep encouraging them to do their best. Our class did a great job on their first vocabulary words of the year for spelling too. Keep up the great work!

    Our class also has done a fantastic job in picking up the concept of “borrowing” in math. We will keep working on it each day. We will add in pounds and ounces this week, along with continuing our money counting. We just finished our Health book and will begin our Science book at the beginning of the quarter. Watch for upcoming info on our first Science project on animals.

    Thank you so much for the donated snacks. They are needed all throughout the year. Having 23 kids in our class makes them disappear quickly.

    VALENTINE’S PARTY: This Friday, the 12th, we will have our class party during the afternoon after we have finished our tests and other curriculum. Students may wear pj’s, bring a treat to share, and bring a small toy or game to use during our party. It can’t be played with during daycare hours. Some students have already decorated boxes at school or at home. If they still need one, please look around for any type of box or container they can use to put valentines in and bring home. If they can’t find anything, we will decorate a paper bag at school. Bring them in asap so we know who still needs a box. Students can write valentines to the class with either each student’s name or just, “to my friend” from your student. Check out the Valentine’s Store by the preschool classrooms for little gifts you can send to your students.

    FEB. 15: NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY

    Thank you for being wonderful parents!!! Please let me know if there are concerns, questions or even if your teacher makes a mistake on a paper. It does happen sometimes, especially on spelling tests when correcting quickly. This is the last week to turn in work and improve grades if needed. Do your best!!!

    Have a great weekend,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling and vocab words 2x each and circle special sounds (meanings only once)

    Tues- count by 2’s to 24, 3’s to 36, and 4’s to 48 (try forward and backward), practice quarter after and quarter till on the clock, and count some money for practice

    Wed- study spelling words and practice 5’s to 60 and 10’s to 120 (try forward and backward)

    Thurs- study any missed spelling words and read for 15+ minutes

    Fri- no homework but practice clocks and money if you are still having trouble with those

    ***** No school on Monday the 15th

     

    Spelling List 17

    1. afar
    2. almost
    3. beside
    4. enlarge
    5. untie
    6. wrapper
    7. would
    8. around
    9. always
    10. between
    11. enjoy
    12. unhappy
    13. write
    14. should
    15. went
    16. gone
    17. stay
    18. pledge: a promise
    19. phrase: a part of a sentence
    20. Christian: a child of God

     

  • Week 17 Newsletter (Feb 1-5)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We are down to the last 2 weeks in the quarter. It’s a great time to look over your student’s grades on Jupiter and see areas that might need improvement, where they are excelling, and any missing assignments that are marked with a “0”. Blanks do not affect grade either way.  There are a lot of review areas that we are building on in Language and Math. We will start “borrowing” this week in Math and continue working with mixed numbers and money. Language is really focusing on the different nouns such as: proper, compound, common, possessive, and plural. We will also add abbreviations this week.  A continued attention to reading practice will really help in all areas of academics, including math. If your student is struggling in spelling, please keep reinforcing the special sounds in each word so they can break the word apart and hear the individual sounds. I sent home copies of our new list with many students, but please let me know if you need a copy of all the special sounds we study in class. Our new spelling lists include vocabulary words. The student MUST spell the word right and be able to write down the definition. I don’t count spelling wrong in the definition, but they must know what the word means. The vocabulary words will also be words we have already had on previous tests. When doing your spelling homework, the definitions only need to be written once, but write the words twice please.

    Thank you for all the treasure box items and they are always welcome at any time. Our class could still use some snack for the upcoming quarter, and we would be blessed by any sent in. Don’t forget a water bottle and appropriate clothing for the ever-changing weather. Please see the principal’s note for other upcoming events and information.

    Thank you for all your support in our classroom,

     

    Mrs. Lee

    List 16 (Review list with vocab words)

    1. world
    2. quickly
    3. counted
    4. afraid
    5. strong
    6. twinkle
    7. newspaper
    8. birthday
    9. whisper
    10. Christian
    11. Monday
    12. thousand
    13. remind
    14. energy
    15. very
    16. where
    17. friend
    18. appear- to suddenly show up
    19. tidy- neat
    20. sketch- a quick drawing

     

    Homework:

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

    Tues- read for 15+ minutes and practice counting money

    Wed- practice spelling words in any way you would like

    Thurs- practice any missed words, read for 15+ minutes, count by 3’s (to 36) and 4’s (to 48)

    Fri- no homework but practice reading and counting money if needed for practice

  • Week 16 (Jan 18-22)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We are beginning week 16 in the school year, of which we are almost halfway through, WOW!  I’ve seen  great progress in our spelling and phonics which I know is a challenge for some students. Concentrating on learning the special sounds has really helped. If you need a list of all the charts we learn, let me know and I can send one home. We just started learning about possessive nouns this week and will add compound nouns (such as snowman, rainbow, etc.) and common nouns too. Math continues to touch on liquid measurement, temps, clocks to the 5-min, and money. One concept many students forgot on their math test is the idea of quarter till and quarter after so that might be something to practice at home. We will also work with mixed numbers like 3 ½ and learn how to add and subtract those fractions when working with our cups, pints, quarts, and gallons. We learned about scale drawings this week and will continue to use those. Our class has talked about dividing items in half but will now add in the term, “symmetry” which we’ve talked a little about. Thank you all for working with your students at home on money and clocks. I think most students have made great strides in getting those concepts down.

    We are almost finished with our Health book and have learned many great ideas on how to be safe and healthy at home and out in the world. Our last few lessons are stories on COURTESY, KINDNESS, RESPECT, and several others. Please ask your students how they should show courtesy. We discussed things like interrupting others (unless it is an emergency), making eye contact, saying please and thank you, helping our family, and not annoying others in class with our words, noises, or actions. Our story this week will be about kindness and how we can show that to those around us.

    Just a couple reminders: Please make sure students have HEAVY coats each day along with any other needed recess items depending on the weather. Sweatshirts are great to have just in case a student needs an extra layer in or outside. Also bring a water bottle EVERY day. If your student is needing an occasional cough drop, please label them well and place them in the office for Miss Mindy to keep safe. We don’t want children choking on them while walking around or a preschooler finding one on the floor and eating it. Because of your diligence in keeping sick kids home, we’ve been able to keep our school up and running with very little disruption. Thank you for your support!!

    If you have any concerns or questions, please let any of the staff know so we can take appropriate actions. Finally, our class could use snack and/or treasure box items such as small candy/toys or Dollar Store items we can put in our “Big Treasure Box” for our longer-term points. Thank you so much for helping with this.

    Have a great weekend,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 15 (Next week we add vocabulary words to our list)

    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 special sounds

    Tues: read for 20 minutes and practice telling time to nearest 5 minutes

    Wed: practice spelling words, count by 2’s, 4’s and 5’s- if you have these down, practice counting by 6’s and 7’s

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

  • Week 15 (Jan 11-15)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    Welcome to week 15 and another great week of learning. Your students did a great job of settling back in after the 2-week break. As a class, they have been doing a wonderful job learning the new concepts, especially in Language where we focused on singular and plural nouns. Since we are an area of “big game”, we were reminded that deer, elk, moose, and a few others, do NOT change spelling from singular to plural. There are NO deers outside our window. We will also be learning about possessive nouns this week, along with proper and common nouns. Please continue to work on counting money and telling time to the nearest 5 minutes if your student is really challenged by that subject.

    Our class also did much better on their spelling tests this week and the words continue to get harder each week. Please practice them at home and circle the special sounds in the words to help cement that word to memory. If you have not turned in your yearbook form, it must be turned in asap. There are extra ones at the school, but Mrs. Young needs a count on how many to order right away. If you do not want to purchase one, please return the slip with the “no” box checked. The Selfish Ladybug play will be assigning parts soon so if your student has not turned in a slip saying they want to participate, please do so by Monday.

    Thank you for all your help and support for our classroom. We could still use some snack in the coming months anytime you happen to have something extra such as crackers or cereal. We really appreciate it. Please also remember a water bottle and appropriate clothing for the outdoors each day. 

    See you all on Monday and have a great weekend.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Lee

    Spelling List 14

    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- read for 15 min. Practice counting by 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 10’s, 25’s and 50’s

    Wed- practice spelling words

    Thurs- read for 15 min and practice any missed words

    Fri- no homework

  • Week 14 Newsletter (Jan 4-8)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    I hope you all had a little bit of a break during our holiday season and are ready to start a new year filled with hope and joy. With God in control, it is ALWAYS possible, no matter our circumstances. We are already about halfway through our second quarter so please be watching for missing assignments or ways to work on subjects that might be more challenging to your student; spelling tests seems to be the main area. Also encourage your student to SLOW DOWN on tests and assignments.

    Some new concepts we will be learning in Language this week are singular and plural nouns. Most of the students are doing well remembering that a noun is a person, place, or thing. We talk a lot about the idea of; if you can SEE it, it is a noun of some kind. We will soon get into proper nouns like names, states, etc. along with possessive nouns.  This week in Math we will add measurements such as cups, pints, quarts, and gallons and how they relate to each other in equivalent amounts. We will also continue to work with fractions like ¼, ¾, etc. One area to continue to work on with your students at home is counting money. We have added the quarter and students should be able to add up a few bills and mixed change. Practice counting by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 25’s to aid in this area. We will work some more on clocks to the nearest 5 minutes too so if that is something your student needs a little additional practice on, please add that to their homework time.

    Please remind your student to bring a water bottle EVERY day, along with proper recess clothing. We never know when the weather will change so it is always better to have extra clothing ready.

    Please let me know of any questions or concerns regarding anything that has to do with your student whether at home or school. Please read the principal note each week for other important information concerning the school and upcoming events. There is a phone app, website, and FB page for each class, so if you do not know where to access these, please let us know and we can help set that up. If anyone would like to bring in snack for our class to use in the afternoon, that would be great. We are starting to get a little low. Anything is appreciated.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling 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 (there is a copy of this on our FB page}

    Tues- practice counting money and telling time to the nearest 5 minutes, read for 15+ minutes

    Wed- practice spelling words in any way you would like (written, orally, drawn in chalk, etc)

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

    Fri- no homework

     

     

  • Week 13 Newsletter (Dec. 14-18)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    This is our last week before our 2-week Christmas break. Here are some important dates to remember:

    CHECK-IN FORM DUE: Please return the form with your chosen passcode and password so we can get you updated in the front entry system; forms DUE WEDNESDAY  

    THIS WEEK:  

     DEC 15 – BUTTER BRAIDS ARRIVE!! Please be prepared to pick up your butter braids TUESDAY  

     DEC 15 - PHOTO RE-TAKE DAY: Dorian Photography will have a photo re-take day Dec 15 from 11-11:30am.  More details to follow regarding how to get your child’s photo retaken.   

    DEC 18 – CHRISTMAS CLASSROOM PARTIES – Each class will have a Christmas party Dec 18; please see your child’s teacher for details; SCHOOL-WIDE PAJAMA DAY 

    Our class will have a party for students in the afternoon after we finish a little curriculum. Students may bring any kind of treats to share with friends, wear pj's, bring a stuffed animal or small toy to play with and a little blanket if they would like. The stuffies and toys MUST stay in cubby during daycare hours and students are responsible for anything they bring. 

    Our class did such a great job on our Christmas song, especially after it had to be changed last minute from the original music due to being on FB. Thank you to Mrs. Young for learning extra songs on her guitar this year.

    We had a little bit of struggle with many students on our last spelling test so please be studying them. Help your student look for the special sounds if they need assistance in spelling. It really helps break down the words. There are lots of other little memory tricks they can think of for words with silent letters too. We thought of a "cast" and the "le in little" to remember castle last week. Keep studying hard! We will start learning about nouns this week in Language. Most students will pick this up quickly since we are surrounded by "people, places and things". We will learn about many kinds of nouns soon. 

    Our biggest challenges for some students in Math are still the clocks (we are now going to the nearest 5 minutes) and counting money. Even just using a few quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies will really help those who haven't quite grasped the concept yet. Thank you for working at home to help with this. Maybe a great Christmas gift would be some fake money to practice with. 

    Thank you for all you do and your support in your students' education. I'm still learning the best way to reach the individual needs so thank you for your patience too. My class knows I sometimes make mistakes in grading or something written on the board and they usually catch it. If I have graded something incorrectly and it affects their grade on an assignment, please send it back with a note. Eating lunch, answering questions and grading doesn't always mix. 

    If you have any concerns or questions, please let me know.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Spelling 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 and CIRCLE SPECIAL SOUNDS AT LEAST 1x EACH

    Tues- practice clocks to the nearest 5 minutes, read for 15+ minutes

    Wed. practice spelling words

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

  • Week 12 (Dec 7-11)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We are in the middle of a 3-week block before our 2-week Christmas Break beginning Dec. 21st. This week we will continue to practice our song with Mrs. Young and perform it on video on Friday, Dec. 11th. I would encourage your students to dress nicely for the video, just like we were performing on stage, but bring extra clothes to change into if they would like. That way it feels a little more like their real program. Mrs. Young will post those on the private page on the following day or two. 

    Dec. 18th, we will have our classroom party. Kids can wear pj's if they would like. They can also bring a healthy or sweet treat to share with the class ( no sign-ups required) . Our class may also bring a stuffed animal or small toy/game to enjoy with their friends later. Please no Ipads or video games and all things must be school-appropriate. They are responsible for their own things and they are not allowed in the before or after school daycare rooms. Every classroom is different so please note this is just for our class. 

    We are continuing to work on our 4 different kinds of sentences in Lang: Declarative (makes a statement with a period), Interrogative (asks a question), Exclamatory (shows joy, excitement, fear with an !), and Imperative (gives a command and ends in a period). Quiz your students on those concepts. We also start pre-fixes this week.

    Math continues to expand on money and clocks which we all need practice on, especially the quarter after and till parts. That is something they can easily practice with just a quick, hand-drawn clock and crayons or something little for the hands. Please also have students practice counting money up to quarters and $10 dollar bills at home. Most of them enjoy playing store or banker, even if the bills are fake. 

    Have a great weekend and let me know if there is anything else your student needs assistance with in or out of the classroom. Please read the Principal note for other upcoming events and important information.

    Thank You,

    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 SPECIAL SOUNDS- this really aids in spelling correctly

    Tues- read for 15+ minutes, practice counting by 3's, 5's, 10's and 25's

    Wed- practice spelling words

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

    Fri- no homework

  • Week 11 Newsletter Nov. 30-Dec. 5)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    I trust you all had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. We are going to jump right back in to our studies and spend the next few weeks moving forward until our next break for Christmas. 

    It was great to talk to all of you at conferences and learn just a little more about your student. If there are things we didn't address that you would like me to know, please send me a text, email or see me at school. I am doing my best to meet each student where they are in our diverse class and I pray each one will continue to progress in their own way to meet their goals this year. 

    We will continue to study many of the same concepts such as 1/4 of an hour, dollar, and group of items so these are great things to practice at home. Our spelling words are getting harder each week so practicing those special sounds really helps. If anyone else would like a sheet of all the special sounds, let me know and I can send one home.

    We are starting our health book this week and it is always great timing for the flu and cold season. It's also a great look at how we were created by such an awesome God. 

    Please make sure to read the Principal's note for more information regarding the school year and upcoming events. We will have our Christmas party for the kids on Dec. 18th with pj's, treats, and some afternoon fun so remind your students to keep working hard.

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 10

    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 2x each and circle special sounds

    Tues- read for 15+ minutes and count by 3's to 36 (you can sing the farmer song) and 4's to 48 (song goes to "This Old Man")

    Wed- practice spelling words, count by 5's to 100 and 10's to 200

    Thurs- practice any missed words, count by 25's (quarters) to $5.00 and read for 15 minutes

    Fri- no homework

     

     

  • Off-Week (Nov 23-25)

    OFF-WEEK NOV 23-25

    NO SCHOOL/NO DAYCARE NOV 26-27

    School resumes Nov 30

  • Week 10 Newsletter (Nov. 16-20)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    I can't believe we have already reached the end of the first quarter. There have definitely been some challenges and we are still dealing with many as a school and nation. I am so blessed to have a class that really just rolls with the disruptions and keeps working hard. Thank you all for supporting their education. 

    As you should have seen from the most recent newsletters and postings, we have had to change our in-person Christmas program to a just a recording. It's hard not to be disappointed but we know God will bless our positive attitudes when we make due with what we have. Stay tuned to our class FB posts and other updates to see how you can access this program video.

    We still plan to have our Thanksgiving Feast on this Wed. from 11-11:30 or so and I would love it if there is a parent or two who could volunteer to serve up plates in the beginning just to get everyone through the line. Then I could be there for any seconds, etc. If food could be brought in early with your child in the morning, that would be extremely helpful. We still have some openings for food if anyone can fill the need. 

    There are still some openings for parent-teacher conferences. If you can't make any of them but would like to know a few more details about how your student is doing in class, I can send out a personal e-mail just to expand on their report card comments and grades. Just let me know anytime. 

    Since this is a short week, we are not going to have a spelling test. We will save week 10's list for after Thanksgiving when we can use the whole week to work on it. Homework this week will just be reading for 20 minutes each night and practicing counting money if your student still needs more help with that concept.

    Thursday and Friday are Parent/Teacher Conf. for K-6. There is no school but daycare is available. See you all soon.

    Have a great weekend and stay healthy!!

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

  • Week 9 (Nov. 9-13)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    I can't believe it's already the last week of the quarter. All work must be turned in by Friday to be counted on this report card. Your students have been doing an amazing job in class and I look forward to discussing their progress during parent-teacher conferences on Nov. 19-20. If those times don't work for you and you still want to meet, please let me know and I can find an alternative time. Just a reminder: SCHOOL IS CLOSED COMPLETELY ON NOV. 11TH, INCLUDING DAYCARE for Veteran's Day. Also, our Thanksgiving Feast is on Nov. 18th and you are all invited from 11-12. Please see the sign-up list for items still needed. Students are free to leave after or stay for daycare/playtime. No curriculum after the feast. 

    We have still been working a lot with our subjects (who or what) and predicates (action or what the subject does) in Language. Students also need to know that a declarative sentence makes a statement and an interrogative sentence asks a question. This was our most-missed section of our Phonics test this past week. 

    Math lessons continue to focus on counting money and inches but will introduce the 1/4 measurement in fractions and soon on the ruler. Keep practicing counting money and telling time at home too. 

    Just a reminder that all students need a heavy coat and water bottle every day. An extra sweatshirt is great to have too, just in case the weather changes dramatically either direction during the day. Please let me know of any questions or concerns you may have.

    Thank You,

    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 spelling words 2x each and turn in on Tues

    Tues- practice counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, 10's forward and backward and read for 15 minutes or more

    Wed- study spelling words

    Thurs- practice any missed words and read for 15-20 minutes or more

    Fri- no homework

     

     

     

  • Week 8 Newsletter (Nov.2-6)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We are heading into a beautiful fall season and already looking ahead to Thanksgiving. Our school-wide feast is Nov. 18th from 11-12noon. We will start right at 11 but feel free to drop in when you can. We have a sign-up outside our classroom for feast items needed and also parent-teacher conferences on the 19th and 20th. Feast food can be sent in with your child in the morning ( even crockpots, etc.) and we will make sure to have them warmed up by lunch. Also note that Nov. 11th is a holiday and the whole school is closed that day, including daycare. 

    A few new concepts to note in Language and Math. We will be working on more suffixes and compound words along with measuring in inches and learning about estimated length. Our spelling test will be a review list and should be easier for most of the students. 

    Feel free to drop off any unwanted candy for our treasure box as we are always happy to have some to add. Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine. See Mrs. Young's principal note for other important information. All 5 things are needed if there is snow out and a sweatshirt would be great to have along with a heavy coat as sometimes it warms up a lot by the afternoons.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    List 8 (Review List)

    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 spelling words 2 each and circle special sounds

    Tues- read for 15 minutes and practice counting by 2's, 3's and 5's

    Wed- study spelling words in any way you would like

    Thurs- practice missed words and practice counting by 10's along with counting pennies, nickels, and dimes. Drop a handful of change on a table and see if you can make different combinations of those coins. 

    Fri- no homework

  • Week 7 Newsletter (Oct 26-30)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    I trust you all are staying safe on the icy roads. It is normal Idaho weather for most of us. Sunny and warm one day, snowing the next. We had a great time playing in the snow on Friday but please make sure your students have appropriate clothing for the weather. Students NEED ALL 5 THINGS to go outside when there is snow. It can change during the day so easily. When in doubt, send it to school anyway.

    We have just 3 weeks left of the quarter and the students have been doing a great job with getting their work completed and turned in. I try to keep Jupiter Grades updated daily if possible. Don't forget to watch for zeros on missing assignments. Reminder that a blank spot usually means the student was excused from that particular assignment. 

    This week we will be adding in the 1/2 dozen concept along with measuring in inches in math. Counting money is still a struggle for a few and is very easy to practice at home. Lay out some dimes, nickels and pennies and practice adding different amounts of each. We are doing much better with our subject/predicate concept in Language and the main new area this week will focus on suffixes like the "ing" in many words.

    Conference sign-ups are posted outside our classroom for Nov. 19th-20th and there are still many spots open. If none of them will work for you, please see me about scheduling around it. I'd love to have about 15 minutes just to tell you how wonderful your student is in my class. Have a great weekend and please let me know of any areas of concern or needed work for missed days, etc. (208-755-3046)

    Thank You,

    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

    Tues- practice counting money by drawing out or using real coins, read for 10+ minutes

    Wed- practice spelling words in any way you would like

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

    Fri- no homework

  • Week 6 Newsletter (Oct 19-23)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We had 2 great field trips and a nice week off but now it's time to jump back into the curriculum as we are a little over half way through the quarter. Parent/Teacher conferences will be Nov. 19th-20th and a sign-up will go up soon. If you have a special need for a different time or date, please let me know and I will see if I can work something out. The main new concepts in math are counting money with nickels, counting by 10's from ANY number such as 41, 51, 61, etc. and finding half of a number or group of objects. Your students are doing very well overall and the only reminder for them is to slow down and double- check their work. I always remind them to do that and if they still say they are finished, I usually don't allow them to get their paper back to finish unless it is a whole section. They have all been pretty responsible in this area so far. 

    Our main challenge in Lang/Phonics is determining the subject (who or what) and predicate (action part). The lesson asks the student to divide between the two and many students aren't quite grasping the concept yet but we will have a lot more practice this week. That would be a great thing to practice in their free time. Tell them a basic sentence such as, "The brown dog carried the bone over to the fence." They would need to place a vertical line ( or orally say) between "dog" and "carried". They could do this with books they are reading for homework too. I always say, "who or what is doing the actions and what did they do". 

    Finally if your student has a "0" on an assignment, it means they were here but didn't finish it or took it home and did not turn it in. Most things I can find a copy of if they can't find it anywhere but many times it is in a backpack or shoved to the back of their desk. If a student just has a blank spot on an assignment, it means they are excused from that assignment or it was something that was done in class so don't worry about it as it won't affect their grades. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Lee

    **Also make sure students have a water bottle and warmer coat for the cold mornings. It is often in the 30's and low 40's when they play outside before school and that requires warmer clothing. A sweatshirt for later is always a good idea too.

    List 6

    1. crisp

    2. twist

    3. twelve

    4. split

    5. sprint

    6. screen

    7. squeeze

    8. snap

    9. slant

    10. sleeve

    11. street

    12. swift

    13. again

    14. here

    15. only

    Homework

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

    Tues- read for 15-20 minutes

    Wed- study or write spelling words for practice in any way you like

    Thurs- study any missed words and read for 15-20 minutes, watch for subjects and predicates in sentences

    Fri- no homework

  • Off-Week (Oct 12-16)

    OFF-WEEK OCT 12-16

    No school

    Daycare available for those signed up

    See Miss Mindy to see if you are registered for daycare.

    ENJOY THE BREAK! 

    Mrs. Young :) 

  • Week 5 Newsletters (Oct 5-9)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We had a great time at the Big Red Barn and your students all used great manners, even amidst the excitement. Great job!!! This year we happen to have 2 field trips on back-to-back Fridays so this week we will be going to the Prairie Pumpkin Farm. Students get to get a pumpkin, cider, popcorn and food to feed some of the animals. Our class will go on Friday from 9:30-11:30. Kids need to be to school by 9am in order to get ready for the bus. Parents will once again be following the bus or meeting us there. The cost is $9 per person attending. Please have all money turned in by Wed. Mrs. Young has to get the check ready for the farm by then. Strollers can be used on this trip for parents who wish to bring little ones.

    Also this week is our individual picture day on MONDAY, OCT 5th. ALL students will be photographed for the yearbook but purchasing picture packages is completely optional. There are extra packets by our classroom if needed. They can also be chosen online through Dorian Photography. 

    We will have all regular tests this week and there will be class after our field trip so make sure to study those spelling words. Please also remember water bottles, a sweatshirt for cold mornings, and a great attitude. 

    Please let me know of any concerns or questions you may have. 

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Spelling List 5

    1. brain

    2. brush

    3. dream

    4. praise

    5. grass

    6. grade

    7. smile

    8. smell

    9. scale

    10. desk

    11. skin

    12. spend

    13. do

    14. both

    15. says

    Homework

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

    Tues- read for 20 minutes

    Wed- practice spelling words and count by 3's to our farmer song if you remember it (Youtube 3's multiplication song)

    Thurs- practice any missed words and read for 15 minutes or more

    Fri- no homework and we are going into your first "off week"!!!!! Enjoy the next week off.

  • Week 4 Newsletter (Sept 28-Oct 2)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We have had a great September and your students are doing so well. Most of the beginning of the year has been review but we are jumping into a lot of new concepts each week. If you have a question about something they are learning, please let me know. We will have our usual tests, including spelling this week, but Friday after the field trip will be free time and students may leave with their families after we return on the bus around 2pm. If you are chaperoning and wish to take your student home from the Big Red Barn in your own vehicle, they must check out with myself or Mrs. Young. Please make sure students are dressed appropriately to be walking through sawdust and petting animals. It's probably not the best time to wear your shiny, Sunday shoes and cute dresses. If you have not turned in your money for EVERY person in your family attending, please do so asap so Mrs. Young can have it all together. It needs to be given to me or Mrs. Young and not paid at the door. 

    Thank you for being awesome parents and grandparents!!

    Mrs. Lee

     

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write words 2x each and circle any special sounds that you have learned

    Tues- read for 20 minutes

    Wed- study for spelling test

    Thurs- study any missed words and read for 20 minutes

    Fri- no homework

    List 4

    1. dish

    2. shop

    3. thin

    4. that

    5. those

    6. blend

    7. cloth

    8. clean

    9. flag

    10. float

    11. glad

    12. globe

    13. your

    14. there

    15. said

  • PETTING ZOO FIELD TRIP

    CCA PARENTS:

    K-2nd Grade...

    For the petting zoo field trips, here are the details:

    Kids eat lunch 10:45-11:15am

    Bus leaves CCA 11:30am

    At petting zoo from 12-1:30pm

    Leave zoo 1:30pm

    Back at CCA 2:00pm

    COST IS $7 - PLEASE GIVE TO YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER BY FRIDAY 9/25/20

    Each person going (child or adult) needs to pay the $7 for admission 🙂

  • Week 3 Newsletter (Sept.21-25)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Families,

    We’ve had a very successful first 2 weeks and I look forward to keeping that ball rolling. Your students are all settling in and it has been great to get to know the different personalities. I’ll have to admit that this last week cooped up inside in the heat with no way to get the wiggles out was a challenge, but your kiddos really persevered without complaining. Hopefully, cleaner air is on the way. Our first Phonics test went very well along with our Spelling test. For those who see spelling as a challenge, a great reminder is finding similar words on our tests that contain the same special sounds. Not all tests will be like list 2 with many of the same endings but if students can see the same sound in different words, it really aids in memorizing them. I am happy to give you a list of all the sounds we learn from K-2nd in the Abeka curriculum. There ARE a lot, but we use them every day in some way. Our biggest challenge in Phonics has been deciphering between complete sentences and phrases. That would be a great thing to practice while waiting in line or driving on errands. We have learned that a sentence can be as short as 2 words if there is a subject and an action (which we will soon call predicate in later lessons).

    Math has been a lot of review but will gain ground quickly. We’ve been reviewing shapes in 2D and 3D such as trapezoid, sphere, cube, cone, hexagon, pyramid, etc. The class had fun learning how to draw a cube using just 2 overlapping squares and 4 little lines. We will dive into vertexes (the point where two sides meet) and number of sides this week. Another thing to practice in those spare minutes is counting backwards from any number. We often have problems like: __,__,__,__,125,__,__,__,….. Students must fill in the missing numbers forward and backward.

    I think this will be a great year ahead, even with all the challenges our world throws at us. We know God already knows what lies ahead. Thank you for being supportive families both to the school and your student. It really makes a difference. Please let me know of any concerns, questions or even other issues that may affect your student’s progress both at home or school. It really helps me to meet them where they are.

    Reminder to bring each day: Water bottle, backpack, a sweatshirt or light jacket for the cooler mornings, and a good attitude! Keep up the great work!! Please see Mrs. Young’s principal note for additional information concerning our school and upcoming events. Change of date for school pictures- Oct 5th

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Spelling List 3

    1. me
    2. no
    3. shy
    4. try
    5. play
    6. state
    7. west
    8. plus
    9. please
    10. fresh
    11. freeze
    12. trust
    13. was
    14. were
    15. are

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each, circle any special sounds you find and turn in  (for newer students: our sounds we’ve already learned and are learning this week are; e-me, o-go, y(i)-fly, ck-duck, st-stop, pl-plane, fr-frog, and tr-train

    Tues- read for 20 minutes

    Wed- practice spelling words in any way you would like

    Thurs- read for 20 minutes and practice any missed words for test on Fri.

    Fri- no homework

     

     

     

  • Week 2 Newsletter (Sept 14-18)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents and Grandparents,

    We had an awesome first week of school and everyone is really settling into the routines. We will have our first Spelling test this coming week which will soon be followed by Phonics and Math tests. Please remind your student to make sure they are writing their words correctly on their homework when they write each word 2x each, so they don’t accidentally study the word incorrectly. This list will have many similar words that are focused on the long and short vowels.  “Ke” follows the long vowel sound and “ck” follows the short vowel sound. Our math will continue to review the addition fact families for 1-10, clocks to the hour, difference between vertical/horizontal, counting money in pennies, nickels, $1, $5, bar graphs, ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, ….) and place value.

    Our Phonics and Language lessons will also work with the “ck”, “ke” words and the other C/K rule. It basically states: “K” comes before “I” and “e”, ”C” before the other three, “a, o, u”. There are “rule breakers” that we will study more as we get into later phonics lessons.  We will review complete sentences and spend quite a bit of time determining the difference between an incomplete sentence (phrase) and a complete sentence with capital letters and punctuation.

    Just a note on grading and work sent home. I will always try to label any work that needs to be completed with a sticky note or note on the page so your student will know they need to return it. Anything with a star or number grade means we have looked through it either together or by myself, and they don’t need to be returned. Occasionally when we are short on time due to class pictures, field trips, etc., we may skip the coloring portion of a page or something else. It does NOT need to be finished at home unless otherwise labeled. The same applies to most Social Studies pages. We do all our reading in the S.S. book and then there are sometimes little activities that go along with the reading. They are not graded and do not need to be returned either. I try to have all grades in within 48 hours of an assignment if at all possible.

    September 15th will be our K-6th grade Open House from 5:30-6:30 pm. All the teachers will be in their rooms and you are free to come anytime during that time to visit with the teachers and see the classroom. I will be there to answer questions, direct you to any needs you might have concerning the school or just to put a name to a face. Please feel free to send me a text just telling me you are the parent or grandparent of “*insert student’s name” at any time and I will add you in to my directory for any later communication needs. My number is 208-755-3046 or email melilee33@yahoo.com. I look forward to meeting more of you this coming week and in the future. Thank you for being such a wonderful, supportive part of our school.

    Don’t forget to bring a water bottle everyday and probably a sweatshirt if you are a morning daycare student as the mornings are starting to get a little chilly. Layers are great!

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each, mark the vowels and circle any special sounds that you know

     turn in on Tues to homework slot

    Tues- read for 20 minutes to yourself, someone else, your dog, cat, fish, teddy bear …..

    Wed- study spelling words any way you would like such as orally, with magnets, chalk, written out, etc

    Thurs- study any MISSED spelling words and read for 20 minutes

    Fri- no homework

    List 2

    1.rack

    2. rake

    3. lick

    4. like

    5. back

    6. bake

    7. socks

    8. bikes

    9. kick

    10. fake

    11. rock

    12. make

    13. of

    14. what

    15. have

  • Week 1 Newsletter (Sept. 8-11)

                                                                                                                                                                    Sept. 8-11

     

    Welcome 2nd Graders and Families to the First Week of Second Grade!!!

    This is going to be a great year ahead and I am so excited to meet all my new students, especially those new to our school this year. We know it has been a stressful and uncertain time for many families, but I hope that as your students enter our building, they will find a place of peace and normalcy. It’s a place where they can learn about God and all the other academic subjects needed for a bright future along with learning to stand firm in their convictions.

    Our first couple weeks will probably be a lot of review of the end of 1st grade concepts, but it WILL get progressively harder (just in case your student tells you it’s WAY too easy). Our curriculum for 2nd grade is very phonics-based so there will be a lot of memorizing charts of special sounds which will greatly aid us when our spelling words get more difficult. Our fist spelling list is only 15 words and they are all quite short. Since it is a short week and students are adjusting to so many new things, we won’t have a test over this list on Friday. Students DO need to write them each 2x and turn them in. We will also be completing the spelling lesson in our book.  This first quarter will focus on Social Studies (Health and Science will come later) and we will also keep working on cursive skills. If you’ve never learned cursive writing, it will be ok as we will be starting from the beginning again.

    Upcoming Events: Sept. 15th- Open House from 5:30-6:30. Feel free to stop by and see your student’s classroom and more of the school if you are new to CCA. I will be there for any questions or just to say Hi, along with the other elementary teachers. You can come by any time during that hour.

    There is more information being sent home on the 1st day of school so please let me know if you have questions or concerns with anything. I can be reached at 208-755-3046 or melilee33@yahoo.com.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Homework for Sept.8-11

    Tues: write spelling words 2x each on any paper and turn in to homework slot (hint: the green words on list will usually be our sight words)

    Wed: read for 20 minutes to yourself or someone else

    Thurs: practice your spelling words in any way you would like; using magnets, chalk, rainbow letters, orally, or any other way you can think of

    Fri: no homework

    Spelling List 1

    1. ten
    2. zip
    3. job
    4. left
    5. land
    6. next
    7. jump
    8. name
    9. heat
    10. nine
    11. soap
    12. wave
    13. and
    14. you
    15. I

     

     

  • Week 35 Newsletter (Aug 3-7)

    Welcome to the last week of curriculum for 2nd Grade!!!

    It's been a very interesting year but your students have worked so hard to stay caught up, even when they were learning from home. They have come a long way this year. As we finish out the year, please keep quizzing your students on multiplication up to the 5's (or higher if they have those memorized), division, clocks to the minute, spelling any word you can think of, counting money, etc. All of these things can be done while you are driving around. waiting in lines or sitting at home. Those few minutes here and there really add up and help to cement those concepts in the brain for next year. Also, find a few good books to keep reading alone or together. I've seen our reading levels really jump this year which has been amazing! There is NO SPELLING OR HOMEWORK this week as we have finished our last Spelling test.

    Our class will get to watch Kindergarten graduation on Friday morning and we will have a final show-and-tell day that afternoon. We've seen some really special things this year and learned a lot about rocks and minerals, lego design, card collections and favorite stuffed animals. 

    The final week of school (Aug 10-14) is just a fun week of yearbook signing, school Olympics, cleaning of the classroom, and extra game time. It is not required for attendance but all families must do their financial check-out with the office on that Friday or earlier and before students will receive their report cards. If you have not made an appointment for the new school year with Mrs. Young, that is also a requirement. She will go over the all the important dates,school policies, financial obligations, teacher assignments, etc. for the new year. It only takes about 15 minutes and she can let you know what times are still available. 

    I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child's life and I hope they have a wonderful year ahead at our school or anywhere else they may go. Have a great August!!!

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

  • Week 34 Newsletter (July 27-31)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    This year has truly flown by, mostly like an out-of-control kite, but a fast one at that. I've been amazed at how well your kids have adapted through all the craziness and what great progress they've made, even with all the disruptions. You should be proud of your part in that too. We are down to the final 2 weeks of instruction and then a final week of fun and games... with a little cleaning thrown in. As we face these last 3 weeks, I encourage you to help your student stay focused on all the positives of their education and finishing strong. 

    We have our last spelling test this week and it's a review list so hopefully it will be easier for those who find spelling more of a challenge. There are still quite a few students who need to work on their multiplication and division facts so use this time before 3rd grade starts to really concentrate on memorizing. That will be their homework this week along with studying their spelling. If they are doing well in the 0-5, and 10 facts, let them work on the higher numbers up to 12. That will give them a great head start on 3rd grade. Please turn in spelling words written 2x each for homework on Tuesday.

    If you have questions about the coming year, please talk to me or our staff who can point you in the right direction. Please make sure you have signed up for your mandatory entry appointment with Mrs. Young for the coming school year. She will be sharing all the important information you need for the year along with any new policies, financial procedures, etc. Now let's have a great week ahead!!

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Last Spelling List!!!

    1. knit

    2. August

    3. governor

    4. dairy

    5. action

    6. crayons

    7. classroom

    8. shell

    9. match

    10. awful

    11. Creator

    12. staircase

    13. voice

    14. prey

    15. Ave.

    16. hers

    17. wait

    18. current: the movement of water

    19. compassion: a desire to help

    20. reign: to rule

  • Week 33 (July 13-17)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We have only 15 more curriculum days left for the year plus our last week of fun activities. Most of our students are right on track with mastering concepts but if your student is still catching up on multiplication, division, borrowing in subtraction or counting money, please have them do extra practice at home. Third grade will build on all these concepts, so they really need to have a good understanding of the basics. Our spelling lists have become more advanced too and some students may need more practice each night to memorize them.

    As our weather gets hotter and hotter, please make sure your student has a fresh, water bottle, sunscreen, if needed, and appropriate clothing for the heat. They all love to be outside as much as possible. We have finished up our Science book and will be painting our projects this week. We are hoping to keep them in one piece to take home, but some might be a little more fragile than others. They all did a great job forming their planet and other neat creations. We can’t wait to see them painted.

    Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns. School supply lists are ready for those who want a jump on school shopping and our new calendar should be ready soon.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each

    Tues- practice all multiplication facts (1-5  up to 12x5)

    Wed- practice spelling words

    Thurs- practice missed words and division facts (1-5 up to 60/5)

    Fri- no homework----- July 20th-24th is an OFF WEEK

     

    Spelling list 32 – (1-10 and vocab words for those on a modified list)

    1. beach
    2. crab
    3. spray
    4. bucket
    5. swimsuit
    6. shovel
    7. dock
    8. sunscreen
    9. surfboard
    10. sailboat
    11. water
    12. jellyfish
    13. shark
    14. shell
    15. sky
    16. sea
    17. sand
    18. current- the movement of water
    19. island- land surrounded by water
    20. coast- the land by the sea
  • Week 32 (July 6-10)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We are in the final 5 weeks of school and are already looking ahead to the next school year. We had a fantastic week of testing and your students did great, especially with all the major changes in their routines. We will be working hard to finish our books and curriculum by Aug. 7th and then the last week will be a week of clean-up and fun. Watch for Mrs. Young’s principal notes in the coming weeks for news and information about the upcoming events and important dates.

    If you have questions or concerns, please let me know.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each

    Tues- practice all multiplication facts for 1-5 (up to 5x12=60)

    Wed- practice spelling words

    Thurs- study any missed words and practice the division facts for 1-5 (example: 60/5=12)

    Fri- no homework

    Spelling List 31

    1. jewelry
    2. balloon
    3. above
    4. camera
    5. classroom
    6. grew
    7. spoon
    8. brother
    9. umbrella
    10. knew
    11. jealous
    12. cousin
    13. nothing
    14. enough
    15. with
    16. want
    17. wait
    18. instant: happening quickly
    19. moist: slightly wet
    20. couple: two

       

  • Week 31 (June 22-26)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    This week is our week of ITBS testing from 9:00-11:30. Please make sure your child is rested, has a good breakfast and is at school ON TIME. We can't make up these tests for a student if they are late and it disrupts the whole class. We will be finished each day by lunch time (approximately 11:30) and students may leave after the testing if they would like. All students need a little snack AND A WATER BOTTLE for the morning along with a lunch if they are staying all day. Friday is a free day with no school, testing or curriculum but the school IS open for those needing childcare all day. Otherwise, feel free to start your "Off-Week" early. There is no school the week of June 29th- July 3rd. 

    If you have questions about testing, the rest of the school year or anything else, please let me or administration know and we will work to answer them. For our awesome 2nd graders: we only have a few weeks left of actual curriculum so keep working hard and doing your best. 

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

  • Weekly Newsletter (June 15-19)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

         Sometimes I am not even sure what month or day it is, but at least we are back at it and ready to finish up this school year. Your students have done amazing with all the changes and adjustments and I am very proud of how well they’ve adapted. Probably much better than most of us adults. That being said, we have a lot to complete in a short time so remind your students that they are in the home stretch and almost 3rd graders!!!

     

        We have a 4-day curriculum week with our Family Day on Friday. This is a combination of our Mother’s and Father’s Day program and we hope you will be able to attend. Our class is in charge of drinks, so please send 2 dozen individual drinks with your child such as juice boxes, Capri Sun, apple juice or anything else.

     

         We will not be doing our big solar system project this year, but I am hoping to have another art activity that will include our planets, sun, etc. It will most likely be after our ITBS testing which is next week. It is important for your child to be on time and present for each day if at all possible. Please have your students bring back their science books so we can use them in class again. We are also going to have spelling tests again whenever possible, so our first one back is going to be this THURSDAY since Friday is our Parents Day. For those students doing a modified list, have them study 1-10 and the vocabulary words.

     

        Thank you for being so understanding during these ever-changing times. Please contact me or the school with any questions or concerns.

     

       Mrs. Lee

     

    Spelling List 30 is on our 2nd Grade Page

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write Spelling words 2x each
    Tues- practice the 2's-4's multiplication and division facts and study Spelling words
    Wed- study any missed words and practice 4's and 5's mult/div facts
    Thurs- read for 15 minutes

     

     

     

     

     

    NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL – WEEK 30 June 15, 2020

    Mrs. Young can be reached at school from 7:00 – 9:00am every day at (208) 773-5200 or you can email at: mrsyoung@live.com

    FAMILY DAY BONANZA – THIS FRIDAY!

    K-6th grade students will be providing a Family Day Bonanza this Friday, June 19 from 9-11am

    WHO IS INVITED: Moms/Dads/Caregivers for students K-6th

    DATE: Friday, June 19

    LOCATION: CCA (wear good walking shoes)

    TIME: 9-11am

    WHAT TO BRING:

    AM Kindergarten: 2 dozen slices deli meat

    PM Kindergarten: 2 dozen slices cheese

    1st Grade: 2 dozen bagels with cream cheese

    2nd Grade: 2 dozen individual juices/drinks

    3rd Grade: 2 dozen cut-up desserts

    4th Grade: 2 quarts cut fruit

    5th – 6th Grade: 2 dozen cut-up desserts

    ACTIVITIES: We will have a family photo booth, fishing pond, potato sack race, doughnut walk, spoon race, bean bag toss, parachute fun, flicken’ chicken game, as well as a musical performance by the students, followed by a morning brunch with your family.

    Families are not required to attend.  This is a fun event to spend quality time together; however, we understand if you choose not to attend.

    I.T.B.S. TESTING JUNE 22-25:

    Kindergarten through 6th grade will be conducting ITBS (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) Mon-Thur (June 22-25). 

    Tests may include:

    -Vocabulary, Phonics, Reading

    -Listening, Language

    -Math Concepts

    KINDERGARTEN TESTS WILL BE MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY – NO KINDERGARTEN THUR AND FRIDAY

    1ST-6TH GRADE WILL BE MONDAY-THURSDAY – NO SCHOOL FRIDAY

    HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

    -Pack healthy lunches (limit sugar)

    -Give them lots of rest/sleep

    Be on time – absences and tardies will lead to tests that cannot be made up

    -Be quiet in the hallway and office area

    -Watch for ‘TESTING’ signs on the classroom doors

    Results will be available within a few weeks.  Thank you for helping our kids succeed during this time!

    COMING ATTRACTIONS:

    **Church at CCA every Sunday 8:40-10am (Children’s Church for grades 4 and 12)

    - Family Day Bonanza, Friday, June 19, 9-11am (K-6th grade moms, dads, caregivers, and students)

    - ITBS Testing – Grades K-6, June 22-25

    - Off week; June 29-July 3 (daycare available)

    - Public Baptism, July 22, 12pm

    - Off week; July 20-24 (daycare available)

    - August 7 – Kindergarten graduation; 9am at CCA

    - August 11 – Yearbook signing, 9:30am

    - August 12 – CCA Olympics – 9-11:30am

    - August 13 – School clean up day

    - August 14 – Last day of school; family financial check-out

    - August 17-Sept 4 – off-weeks (daycare available)

    FOOD POLICY: Please note the following change regarding food policies: If your child will be at school during breakfast or lunch, please DO NOT send the following food/drink items: hot chocolates, Gatorade, any colored drinks, pizza lunchables, cinnamon roll lunchables.  We have had bad experiences with these items in the past; as a result, they are no longer allowed in the building. 

     

     

     

  • Off-Week (May 22-June 12)

    Hi parents! Our students are right on track with the school calendar and have not missed any learning days!! Well done!! As a result, we have a regularly-scheduled break May 22-June 12 as detailed on the school calendar. There will be no school (on-site or online learning) during that time but daycare services are available. Online learners will have no packets during the break and new packets will available Friday, June 12 for the week of June 15. Please see the school office if you do not currently utilize daycare services but would like to see daycare availability. Enjoy the three-week break!

    Ps- we are trying for June 19 to be our “Family Day” (Mother’s Day Brunch and Father’s Day BBQ combined)…stay tuned for more details!

  • Class Newsletters May 4-8, 2020

    CCA NEWSLETTERS – MAY 4-8, 2020

    Hello!  Because we are in this transition period going to school half-day, our normal newsletters will be changing.  Each teacher will be conducting lessons for 2.5 hours a day with your child.  There should be no need to do the Abeka Academy videos at home unless you are a family that is continuing the online learning for social distancing purposes.  For those returning to on-site learning, homework should only consist of items not completed at school such as reading, cursive, or assignments not finished in class.  Please email Mrs. Young if you have any questions.  God bless you! 

    CCA Elementary Staff

  • Online Learning Begins April 6

    Parents and caregivers - please refer to your online learning packets and private class pages on Facebook for this week's work activities and lessons.  God bless you!  Mrs. Young :) 

  • Week 23 Newsletter (March 16-20)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We are hoping to make it through this last week before Spring Break and then enjoy our time off. Please stay tuned in to our school emails, FB pages and texts concerning changes in schedule or procedure in the coming days and weeks due to virus concerns. Thank you for keeping your sick children home. I completely understand the struggle with missing work and them missing school but in the larger scheme of things, it is a great benefit to all and we truly respect your help with this. 

    We will continue our regular lessons through Friday and will  work on some of the following concepts: contractions such as can't, won't, isn't, I'm, they're, etc, subtracting numbers such as 400-245=  , or 5677-4489=  , and multiplying by 10's, 1's, 2's, Roman Numerals 1-30, 40, 50,60,...100, 500, and 1000. We will also start division by 10's, and the concept of ounces and pounds. grams and kilograms. There are still several students who could really use extra practice in counting money. If your student can't add up a small handful of change containing half-dollars and lower, have them practice. Most of us don't have half-dollars lying around so maybe add in a paper substitute just for practice. Those will be the main points so feel free to add any of those concepts to their daily homework or quiz them while you are driving around town. Also keep adding to their Silverwood Reading Ticket. I will be sending home a copy of our extra reading this week that you can add on. The sheets are due at the end of Spring Break and must be signed by a parent or adult. 

    Thank you for all your help in making sure your student is succeeding in and out of school. Please feel free to talk with me over any concerns or questions that arise.

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Lee

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each and turn in

    Tues- practice the 10's multiplication and division facts up to 12 such as 10x12 and 120/10, count by 25's up to 500, and 50's up to 500, 

    Wed-study spelling words and look for special sounds- I have copies of the special sounds lists if they want to bring one home

    Thurs- study any missed words and practice counting change

    Fri- practice the 2's multiplication facts up to 2x12, and write the Roman Numerals 1-30, 40-100 (by 10's), 500 and 1000

    Spelling List 23

    1. read

    2. maybe

    3. journey

    4. believe

    5. breathe

    6. dirty

    7. mighty

    8. surgery

    9. field

    10. daydream

    11. honesty

    12. valley

    13. study

    14. seat

    15. he

    16. she

    17. we

    18. curb- edge of a sidewalk

    19. research- careful study

    20. certain- to be sure

     

     

  • Week 22 Newsletter (March 9-13)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    The time is just flying by and we have covered a lot in the last week. Your students have really picked up the new math concepts of borrowing into the tens and hundreds place quickly and we will continue to work on that if they still need more practice. We are continuing our work with verbs, including past tense and will add contractions this week. I've seen some great improvement in reading levels in several students so keep up with that practice too. All extra reading at home for the month of March can be added to the Silverwood sheet toward earning a free ticket. Our class also has a tally going for the times I read at snack and we have already hit 1 hour for the past week which I will send home or add on at the end. Please be checking to see if your student is bringing home homework to finish or spelling words to study. I have seen a few spelling pretests left in cubbies and it's hard to know which words to study if you don't have that available. All students are now on Jupiter grades so if you don't know how to access that app or website, please ask Mrs. Young or myself for help. 

    Friday is our St. Patrick's day celebrations so wear green if you would like and if anyone wants to send something special for snack, that would be great too. 

    Thank You and have a great weekend!

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each

    Tues- count by 25's from 25-500, 50's from 50-1000, and 3's from 3-36, practice telling time to the nearest 5 minutes

    Wed- practice spelling words and count by 5's from 5-200 and 10's from 10-200

    Thurs- practice any missed spelling words and write the Roman Numerals from 1-30, and the # for 40, 50, and 100, find some loose change or small bills and practice counting those too

    Fri- no homework

    Spelling List 22

    1. allergy

    2. alert

    3. giraffe

    4. earn

    5. battery

    6. curb

    7. direction

    8. Thursday

    9. learn

    10. afternoon

    11. thirsty

    12. research

    13. certain

    14. curtain

    15. ft.

    16. yd.

    17. in.

    18. skyline- where land and sky meet

    19. brisk- fast moving

    20. discover- to find

  • Week 21 Newsletter (March 2-6)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We are once again back to work after a break and have a lot to cover in the next 3 weeks before Spring Break. We will begin our Science presentations on Tuesday and will continue each day until we get through all of them. I can't wait to hear about all the different animals. Just a reminder that the project is worth 100 points and the only way to lose points is to not complete the project or talk during others' presentations. I am confident that we will all be great listeners and learn a lot too. Our math lessons are mostly review this week but a few things to practice are the Roman Numerals up to 30, counting money and knowing elapsed or earlier time. For example, if it is 2pm right now, what time was it 3 hours earlier or later or if it is 11:30, what time will it be in 1 1/2 hours, etc. 

    Language lessons will focus on several new grammar areas like knowing when to use: lay/lie, to/too/two, may/can and how to make a verb past tense. We will continue these concepts for several weeks. Our Spelling lists have become more difficult and longer so please have your student really study these words. If they can break the words down into smaller pieces, it may be much easier to memorize.

    Friday is Dr. Seuss Day so students may dress like a Dr. Seuss character out of one of his books or wear red and white. We won't have a party but students can bring a Dr. Seuss book to read or share with the class if they would like.

    We were happy to add a new student to our class and the kids have all made him feel very welcome. If there are concerns or questions concerning anything, please feel free to contact me. Also take a look at Jupiter grades to see what assignments your student is missing, especially if it is affecting their grade. Many of these assignments have been sent home and may still be in backpacks. 

    Thank You

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write each spelling word 2x each

    Tues- write the Roman Numerals for 1-30 and read for 10+ minutes

    Wed- study or write spelling words, concentrating on any harder ones, say all the "18-family" addition math facts (2+16, 0+18, etc)

    Thurs- study any missed words, read for 10+ minutes, practice all the 10's and 2's multiplication facts up to 12 (2x12=) 

    Fri- no homework

    Spelling List 21

    1. biscuit

    2. sound

    3. task

    4. discover

    5. down

    6. skilled

    7. mountain

    8. vowel

    9. skyline

    10. telescope

    11. towel

    12. cloud

    13. brisk

    14. scout

    15. Mr.

    16. Mrs.

    17. Dr.

    18. errand- a short trip to do a job

    19. author- a writer

    20. error- a mistake

  • STELLA THE STARFISH FEB 29, 2020

    Our children’s theatre play, “Stella the Starfish” will be February 29th from 10-10:30am at the Altar Church.  Rehearsals are during DRAMA CAMP, Feb 24-28 from 8:30-11:30am.  STELLA

  • Week 20 Newsletter (Feb. 17-21)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    Thank you for all the great fruit and treats you shared with our class. We all had a great time and hopefully didn’t eat too much sugar. We will be working hard this week so we can enjoy another “off week” at the end of the month. That week is also Drama Camp for those who signed up with Mrs. Young. MONDAY is President’s Day so there is NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE.

    We have just begun to work on verbs (action words) in language. We have already covered possessive (‘s), singular, plural (2+), common and proper nouns so please ask your student if they know the difference. We have also started multiplication in math with the 10’s facts (4x10…) and talked about anything multiplied by 0=0 and anything multiplied by 1= the other number (or itself). The students have really picked up the first set of facts quickly. We will continue adding in more fact families. We have continued our Roman Numerals to 20 so that is another thing to practice, especially if you have a clock using those symbols.

    Spelling words continue to get harder and will require more practice, especially for those who don’t find spelling quite as easy as other subjects. The students hopefully took home their lists on Friday so they can practice over the weekend and the extra day off.

    Most students have talked about working on their animal project and it shouldn’t be super time-consuming. After they find their 5+ facts and write or type them out in full sentences, the rest will just be coloring a picture of their animal or printing one out. We can’t wait to hear about all the different animals. Remember that they can be domestic, wild or even marine animals as long as they are REAL animals. Sorry, no flying horses or unicorns.

    Thank you for all your support of your student and teacher. Please let me know of any questions or concerns.

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Homework:

    Mon.- write spelling words 2x each or more if they seem extra hard

    Tues- read for 15 minutes and practice multiplying 0-12 x10 (0x10, 12x10, etc.)

    Wed- practice spelling words and practice counting by 5’s up to 100 or more

    Thurs- practice any missed words and practice counting money with any coins

    Fri- no homework…..welcome to an “off week”

     

    Spelling List 20

    1. explosion
    2. vision
    3. sleigh
    4. flavor
    5. collar
    6. bicycle
    7. errand
    8. decision
    9. eighteen
    10. author
    11. caterpillar
    12. mystery
    13. error
    14. pastor
    15. cities
    16. armies
    17. babies
    18. glare: a strong bright light
    19. useful: helpful
    20. cure: to heal
  • Week 19 Newsletter Feb 10-14

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    Welcome to the second half of the year. Your students have made leaps and bounds already in the first half of 2nd grade. We have 2 more weeks before another off week so we will be working hard to finish all of our work and delve into some new concepts like verbs and multiplication. If your student is still having a hard time adding and subtracting without using their fingers, please help them practice. Flash cards are a great way to do that and places like Walmart or the Dollar Stores have cheap boxes of additions and subtraction cards. We will also be starting our Science lessons this week. Hopefully everyone is thinking about which animal they want to write about for their first science project. They need 5 facts about the animal, written in complete sentences and some kind of picture; drawn or printed. The facts can also be typed out if your student prefers to do that but definitely not required. 

    We will have our Valentine's party on Friday when we finish our work. Students can wear pjs, bring a treat to share if they would like and cards for their friends. Our class can also bring a show-and-tell toy or something else to play with during our party.

    Thank you to everyone for the snacks and supplies that you bless our class with each month. Thank you also for your love, support and patience with both your students and their teacher. We've discussed many times how even teachers make mistakes, especially when she's correcting spelling tests while eating lunch and talking to students. I hope they ALL know how to spell the word, "airplane" correctly. It is our new class joke. 

    Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns. Report cards will be finalized with Mrs. Young by Friday.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each

    Tues- read for 10 minutes and practice telling time to the nearest 5 minutes or figuring out lapses in time: example: 1 hour earlier, 2 1/2 hours later, etc

    Wed- study for spelling test and practice counting by 3's, 25's, and 50's 

    Thurs- practice any missed words and read for 15+ minutes

    Fri- No Homework

    Spelling List 19

    1. joyful

    2. glare

    3. captain

    4. cure

    5. future

    6. warning

    7. creation

    8. useful

    9. careful

    10. fountain

    11. treasure

    12. nature

    13. wars

    14. motion

    15. little

    16. big

    17. small

    18. nervous- feeling uncomfortable

    19. inquire- to ask

    20. repair- to fix

     

     

  • Week 18 Newsletter (Feb 3-7)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    Welcome back to the last week of the quarter. All work must be turned in by Friday morning. If your student has a blank space in an assignment, it means that it is something that doesn’t need to be turned in or was something done during class. These do not affect grades but if there is a zero, that will bring down points. Most of those can be made up if turned in by Friday. We have a lot to cover in the next few weeks so please make sure your student is in attendance as much as possible with exceptions for illness, dr. appts, etc.

    We have completed our Health book and will begin on Science after the quarter. It will last into the 4th quarter as there are more hands-on activities and a couple projects. The first project will be due on March 3rd. A handout will be sent home soon detailing what is expected of each student. It is meant to stay simple and be completed by the student with minimal help. Later in the spring we will also complete a solar system project.

    Feb. 14th will be our Valentine’s parties. Mrs. Young will be setting up the Valentine Store where items can be purchased by students or parents/grandparents to be given to their friends, family, etc. Items will be purchased and then saved until they are delivered on Valentine’s Day. Our class will have a little party in the afternoon when we have finished our work. Students can bring any kind of treats to share along with valentines to give their friends if they would like. We will all decorate our boxes this week if possible. Each student needs a shoe box or even a box from juice bags, cereal, etc. that they can decorate and receive valentines from other friends. If you happen to have extra boxes, we can always use those too.

    **Valentine’s name list if you wish to add names, otherwise just sign your card with your name:

    Jonah, Zach, Dexter, Holbrook, Myra, Kieran, Olivia, Tristynn, Sarah, Madsun, Chevelle, Griffin, Nathan, Violet, Caiden, Leah

    If you have any questions, feel free to stop by or text/email me anytime. For urgent needs, please call the school phone so Miss Mindy can pass on the message if we are busy working. Thank you for being awesome parents! Next “off week”- Feb 24-28- This is also Drama Camp for those interested in being in the play. Permission slips will be sent home this week.

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each and turn in

    Tues- count by 5’s, 10’s, 25’s and 50’s as high as you can, read for 15 min

    Wed- study spelling words, practice telling time to the nearest 5 minutes, including quarter after and quarter till

    Thurs- practice any missed words, practice counting by 2’s, 3’s, and adding the 16 and 17 family like 2+14=16, 8+9-17, etc

    Fri- no homework

     

    List 18

    1. repair
    2. bush
    3. rough
    4. nervous
    5. parrot
    6. inquire
    7. airplane
    8. bulldog
    9. tough
    10. young
    11. carried
    12. tire
    13. stair
    14. touch
    15. until
    16. to
    17. two
    18. enlarge- to make bigger
    19. enjoy- to have fun
    20. afar- far away
  • Week 17 Newsletter (Jan 20-24)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We are nearing the end of the 2nd quarter and have accomplished a great deal of content this quarter. This week is mostly a continuation of last week's new concepts. Please make sure your student is studying spelling words throughout the week, especially if it is more of a challenge for them. Every list from now on, will have 3 vocabulary words at the end. Students need to know the meanings of all 3 words and be able to write them too. I've also seen some great progress in our reading groups and am very proud of how far ALL of the students have come in such a short time. Keep up the great work. This is the last week before another "off week" beginning Jan 27-31 so please try to have students turn in missing work before the end of the quarter. 

    Thanks again for the snacks and prizes for our prize box. It is greatly appreciated. Snack is always needed so please feel free to drop it off at any time. Looking ahead to February, students will need a shoe box or other box to decorate for Valentine's Day so keep an eye out. It will be another week of snow and cold so don't forget ALL 5 things and a clean water bottle each day. ******And finally, YES, we have school on Martin Luther King Jr Day. I understand some other schools are out that day.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee1

    Homework:

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

    Tues- read for 10+ minutes, practice counting by 2's, 3's, 5' and 10's as high as you can

    Wed- practice spelling and vocabulary words, practice counting by 25's (quarters) and 50 (half dollars)

    Thurs- practice any missed words, practice telling time and counting money (even if you draw your own clocks and pictures of coins/bills)

    Fri- no homework

    Spelling List 17

    1. afar

    2. almost

    3. beside

    4. enlarge

    5. untie

    6. wrapper

    7. would

    8. around

    9. always

    10 between 

    11. enjoy

    12. unhappy

    13. write

    14. should

    15. went

    16. gone

    17. stay

    18. pledge- a promise

    19. phrase- a part of a sentence

    20. Christian- a child of God

  • Week 16 (Jan 13-17)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

     

    We are just 3 weeks away from the end of the 2nd quarter. We have covered a lot this quarter and your students have been doing a fantastic job of soaking up all this new information. We have just started using possessive nouns in Language and will also add proper and compound nouns this week. In our math lessons, we have begun learning about scale drawings such as 1 in=1 mile or 1 in=3 miles, etc. We will also be discussing symmetry and the addition of mixed fractions such as 1 ½ cups + 2 ½ cups= 4 cups. If you have spare measuring cups lying around, this is a great time to use them for a visual aid. Continue to work with your student on counting money; including the half dollar along with telling time to the nearest 5 minutes.

     

    Thank you to all who have brought in snack for our class along with extra white boards. We can always use snack so anytime you want to drop off crackers, cereal, bars, fruit snacks or anything else, we will surly appreciate it.

     

    Just a reminder to continue to bring ALL snow clothes each day, even if you aren’t sure we will be going outside. The weather often changes during the day so it’s best to be prepared. I know Valentine’s Day is about a month away but if you want to be watching for a shoebox (maybe leftover from Christmas) or any other box of about that size, we will be decorating them after our next off week which is Jan 27-31. Extras are always appreciated too.

     

    Thanks for all your love, support, and interest in your child’s education. It really makes a difference in all our lives. Have a great weekend!

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

     

     

     

     

    Homework:

    Mon- write spelling words and definitions 2x each

    Tues- read for 15 minutes and count by 25’s and 50’s as high as you can

    Wed- study spelling words and definitions, count by 10’s from 300-500

    Thurs- practice any missed words, read for 15 minutes and count by 3’s from 3-36

    Fri- no homework

     

     

     

     

     

    Spelling List 16- ***NEW- students must know definitions of vocabulary words and be able to write them on the test. This is a review list so words should be familiar.

    1. world

    2. quickly

    3. counted

    4. afraid

    5. strong

    6. twinkle

    7. newspaper

    8. birthday

    9. whisper

    10. Christian

    11. Monday

    12. thousand

    13. remind

    14. energy

    15. very

    16. where

    17. friend

    18. appear- to suddenly show up

    19. tidy- neat

    20. sketch- a quick drawing

     

  • Week 15 (Jan. 6-10)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents and Happy New Year!

    We are about halfway through the 2nd quarter and after our long break, it’s time to jump right back into our studies. We have 3 full weeks of curriculum before another break so let’s work hard to learn our new concepts. In Math, we have started on liquid measurements such as 2c=1 pint, 2 pts=1qt, and 4 qts=1 gal. If your student has the basic equivalencies down then challenge them with harder calculations like, “how many cups are in 2 gallons”. Drawing out pictures is a great way to get the initial concept and can help those who have a harder time memorizing. We are also introducing the half-dollar coin and numbers to the ten-thousands place. Test your student to see if they remember how to count the other coins and then challenge them with adding in the half-dollar. These are VERY practical skills for the future and always placed in our daily work and tests.

    Our language work is really focused on singular, plural, uncommon plural and possessive nouns this week. Students need to be able to remember rules for placing an “s” or “es” (for nouns ending in ch, sh, z, s, and x) after a noun or if the noun needs to change completely/not at all such as: child-children, mouse-mice, elk-elk. Here in Idaho, we have a lot of big game animals to illustrate the unchanging nouns such as deer, elk, moose, etc. This is great to practice when you are driving around and possibly see some of the mentioned animals.

    We have made it to list 15 in Spelling and it is the last “regular” list. The next lists will include vocabulary words that are words we have already had on our lists, but students will now need to know the meaning and be able to write it along with spelling the word correctly. The list will also increase to 20 words. Please help students study at home, especially if this subject is more of a challenge to them.

    Just a few reminders: Our class could use any kind of snack such as crackers, cereal, etc. and can be dropped off at any time, all year long. Please make sure students have their snow clothes ready EVERY DAY as our Idaho weather is extremely unpredictable at times and doesn’t always stick to the forecast. Also, a reminder to bring a water bottle every day.

    If you have questions or concerns, please let me know. Stop by or send a text to 208-755-3046 and I will respond as soon as I am able. For immediate needs, please call the school phone.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Homework:

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

    Tues- read for 15 minutes and practice the addition facts that add up to 15

    Wed- study spelling words in any way you would like, practice counting by 50’s as high as you can

    Thurs- study any missed spelling words, count by 3’s to 36, 5’s to 60, 10’s to 300, and 25’s to 500, read for 10 minutes or more

    Fri- no homework

     

    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

       

  • Week 14 (Dec. 16-20)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We have made it to the week before Christmas and the kids are definitely looking forward to their winter break. It will be a busy week but we will get to enjoy a little Christmas party on Friday in the afternoon when we have finished our work. Students may wear pjs and OUR class (others may be different) may bring a toy or game to share with friends during that time. If your student would like to bring a special snack or treat to share with the class, that would be great. There is no formal sign-up for it, just bring what you would like and there are 15 students in the class. 

    Please continue to bring snow clothes as we never know when the weather will change during the day. Our class could also use some more snack if anyone wants to bring some in before or after our break. It is a great blessing to all of us. 

    The students have been working very hard, especially in math and we are working on clocks to the nearest 5 minutes and will start with cups, pints, quarts and gallons this week too. Keep working on clocks and money as they seem to be the hardest to memorize for some students. We have also learned temperature to the nearest degree so that is a great thing to practice if you happen to have an actual thermometer near your house. It is also a very easy thing to draw on paper and practice for homework. 

    Please keep studying those spelling words every chance you get and use the special sounds we've learned to help break down longer words into manageable pieces. 

    Finally, thank you all for supporting your student in the Christmas Program. They sang wonderfully and did a great job being up on a stage. It's not everyone's favorite but they faced their fear and did great!!!!

    Please let me know of any questions or concerns you have about anything. Have a great week ahead.

    Mrs. Lee

    Homework:

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

    Tues- practice counting money, telling time to the nearest 5 minutes or even minute if you have mastered the rest, read for 15 min

    Wed- practice spelling words and count by 25's from 25-400

    Thurs- practice any missed words and count by 3's, 5's and 10's as high as you can

    Fri- no homework, enjoy your break!

    Spelling List 14

    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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Week 13 (Dec.9-13)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We have just 2 weeks left before Christmas Break so we want to really focus on staying diligent to finish our work and turn in completed, quality work. If your student is bringing home regular seatwork, please remind them that there is plenty of time to get it done if they concentrate and do their best. Please check their Jupiter grades to see if there are zeros on any assignments and they may be able to make those up before Christmas break. There may be a few students with a blank grade on an assignment or two. Those will not affect grades and were left blank due to absences with things done in class. 

    We are moving quickly through new concepts in Math and Language so please help your student practice those things they are struggling with, especially during their homework time. Some new math concepts this quarter are temperature to the NEAREST degree (can easily be drawn on a piece of paper and practiced by sliding a piece of paper up to the correct amount), adding and subtracting up to the 15 family quickly along with adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers. We have been doing "carrying" in addition but haven't started "borrowing" in subtraction quite yet. We are still working on telling time to the nearest quarter hour and using quarters and all smaller coins for counting. A few students are still having a little trouble with these so practice at home to see if your student can easily count assorted coins and small bills, even drawn out ones. 

    Language has begun to challenge students with making proofreading marks to correct missing punctuation, misspelled words, and capitalization when needed. We have learned about 6 more charts of special sounds too which are great with helping learn our more challenging spelling words. If you have questions about these concepts, please let me know. 

    See Mrs. Young's principal's note for more important info but the biggest reminder is for our Christmas Program. It is THIS coming Saturday at the Alter Church (just a couple blocks from the intersection of Appleway and 4th Street in CDA). Students K-6th should be dressed nicely and inside the church by 10:15 for program starting at 10:30. Parking is a little crazy so arrive a little early.

    Thank You and have a great week ahead!

    Mrs. Lee

    Homework:

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

    Tues- read for 15 min, practice counting by 3's, 5's and 10's as high as you would like (challenge yourself)

    Wed- practice spelling words and practice telling time to the quarter hours along with telling temperature to the nearest degree

    Thurs- practice any missed words and count by 2's and 25's, read for 15 minutes

    Fri- no homework

    Spelling 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

  • Week 12 Newsletter (Dec. 2-6)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your children were able to have a nice break from their school work. We are jumping right back in with a busy 3 weeks of work to get through before our 2 weeks of Christmas break. We have been practicing our Christmas song and are excited to perform it for all our families on Dec.14th at the Alter Church in CDA. That is coming up soon so make sure to mark your calendars for that morning. 

    Please make sure to send warm clothing with your students every day as snow is in the forecast and all 5 items are needed to go out when there is snow. Also a reminder to bring water bottle each day, especially during cold and flu season. 

    We are learning a lot about healthy eating in our Health book this quarter, along with fun exercises to do to get our hearts pumping. Keep up the good work kids!

    Our spelling list is quite challenging this week so practice, practice, practice! See you all on Monday for a great week ahead.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Homework:

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

    Tues- count by 3's from 3-36 and 25's from 25-300, read for 15+ minutes

    Wed- practice spelling words and count by 10's to 200 and 5's to 200

    Thurs- practice any missed words and read for 15+ minutes

    Fri- no homework

     

    Spelling 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

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  • Off-Week (Nov 25-29)

    NO SCHOOL Nov 25-29 (Off-Week)

    SCHOOL AND DAYCARE CLOSED Nov 28-29 for Thanksgiving...

    God bless and enjoy a week of giving thanks!

  • Week 11 Newsletter (Nov. 18-22)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

     

    We are off to a great start entering this 2nd quarter and it was wonderful to share your students’ progress at our conferences. Thank you for taking time out of your day to attend. We have a full week of curriculum ahead but will celebrate at the end of the week with our Thanksgiving Feast at 11am. If you could drop off your food/drink item in the morning with your student, that would be a great help as we will be setting up everything a little early. We have places to plug in crockpots and a microwave to reheat along with the refrigerator for other items. Students are free to leave after the feast as there will be no school work in the afternoon. 

     

    We’ve also been practicing our Christmas song for the program on Dec. 14th at 10:30 am (preschool and prek are at 9) at the Anthem church in CDA. Please mark your calendars for this event and come enjoy your student’s hard work.

     

    Our focus in the next few weeks in math is centered around ¼ of hours, dollars, items, shapes, measurement, etc. We’ve added quarters to our coins and are also working on finding ¼ of an inch. Another added concept for this week in measurement focuses on knowing that 46 inches is equal to 3’10”. All of the students are doing very well with carrying to the tens place and we will continue to work on that and expand it to the hundreds, thousands, etc. We just began our Health book and have started with studying healthy habits. It’s a great reminder for all of us. 

     

    As the spelling words get harder, encourage your student to study them whenever they get a chance and ask them about the special sounds in words that are more challenging. They should know many of the sounds by now and relate them to the clue words from the charts we have covered. This can really aid in memorizing the harder words. 

     

    Thank you for all your support of your student, and our classroom. It is greatly appreciated. Have a great week and I hope to see you at our Thanksgiving Feast on Friday at 11-12. The following week (Nov 25-29) is an off week No school or daycare on the 28th and 29th.

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

    Homework: 

    Mon- write spelling words 2x each and turn in

    Tues- read for 15+ minutes and practice counting by 5’s (nickels), 10’s (dimes) and 25 (quarters)

    Wed- study spelling words in any way you would like & count by 3’s from 3-36

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

    Fri- no homework

     

    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

  • Week 10 Newsletter (Nov. 12-15)

    NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY FOR VETERAN'S DAY

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    This week is the start of the 2nd quarter and will only be 2 days of instruction followed by 2 days of conferences which means no school for the kids on Thursday and Friday. Daycare is available for those who are signed up with Mindy. We will have NO spelling test this week but will work through our new list in the book as extra practice. We have started telling time to the quarter hour so this will be a great thing to practice for homework. All students should recognize o'clock, half-past (thirty), quarter after and quarter till. We are still working on counting money with 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s along with the penny, nickel, and dime. Our math is really focused on learning ¼ of a shape and ¼ of a number of items, such as pencils or people. A great way to practice that is just by having your student draw 4, 8, 12, 16, etc items and have them figure out what one fourth is equal to. It works great with cheerios, blocks, or anything else lying around.

    We have been practicing our Christmas song for a couple weeks now and can’t wait to sing it on Dec. 14th so mark your calendars for that day. Our Feast sign-up is almost full and thank you to those who are helping out. We couldn’t do it without you. We will have some curriculum in the morning but will stop early to start our feast at 11am on Nov. 22nd. Parents/caregivers are invited to join us then for a great lunch, celebrating all we have to be thankful for. Hope to see you all then. It will end by noon and students are free to leave with their families or stay for daycare after. No schoolwork after the feast.

    Please be sure to have students bring a WINTER coat for the mornings and maybe an extra sweatshirt in case it warms up in the afternoons. Idaho weather changes quickly and we can’t always predict what it will do in the course of a few hours. Hats and gloves would be great for those cold mornings too.

    Thank You for all your support,

    Mrs. Lee

    NO SPELLING TEST THIS WEEK

    Homework: (nothing to turn in this week)

    Tues: Read for 15 minutes, practice reading a clock to the quarter hour and counting by 2’s to 24, 3’s to 36, and 5’s to 60. We have a song for the 3’s if they remember!

    Wed: Read for 15 minutes and practice counting money and/or finding ¼ of some items you have in your room or kitchen

  • Week 9 Newsletter (Nov. 4-8)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    Welcome to the end of the first quarter! Wow, that sure flew by quickly. I am finalizing grades this week so please make sure that your student has all of their work turned in by this Friday if they have missed any due to absences. We are finishing up our Social Studies book this week and the students have really enjoyed learning about how our country was formed. I hope they told you who invented the stoplight, windshield wipers, assembly line or any other inventions we discussed. We will move on to Health, next. It's a great subject to discuss during cold and flu season. 

    Just a reminder that the school will be closed on Nov. 11th for Veteran's Day. That will be a very short week as our  parent/teacher conferences are on Thurs. and Fri. If you haven't signed up yet, let me know what will work for you. There are a lot of spots left but I might be able to work in a different time if none of those will work for you. Just let me know asap. 

    We have begun working with inches, 1/2 inches, feet, and yards in math. The students have loved using their rulers to measure things around the room. We will continue with adding 2 and 3-digit numbers, along with more word problems involving money.

    Encourage your child to study their spelling words several times during the week and to apply the special sounds they have learned to each word to help with memorization.

    Thank you for all of your support in your student's education. They are all doing amazing. 

    Events: Thanksgiving Feast (parents/relatives welcome)- Nov. 22, Parent/Teacher Conf. Nov. 14-15, Christmas Program: Dec. 14

    Have a great weekend and week ahead,

    Mrs. Lee

    Homework:

    Mon: Write spelling words 2x and circle special sounds

    Tues: Read for 20 minutes

    Wed: Study spelling words and practice counting money

    Thurs: Read for 15-20 minutes and study any missed words

    Fri: No homework

    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

     

     

  • Week 8 Newsletter (Oct. 28-Nov 1st)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We are nearing the end of the quarter with just 2 weeks left. It’s hard to believe that we have almost completed one quarter of the school year so far. Your students have shown great growth in so many areas from reading to language and even social skills. I’m very proud of how hard they’ve worked so please keep encouraging them to do their best each day. The parental involvement really boosts their education.

    We are almost to the end of our Social Studies book and have covered many years of history. We are currently talking about the early cowboys who drove cattle across the states to provide beef clear to the East coast. We discussed the practice of branding cattle, along with the important items a cowboy needed to be safe and warm. We will continue up to more modern times by the end of the book, but the students have really engaged in these lessons and enjoyed learning about different presidents and the importance of people like Harriet Tubman, to our current society. We also read a book about her during snack for several days.

    Our Spelling lists have moved up to 17 words so it’s even more important to study those words at home. If your student has a “0” on a homework assignment, they still have time to change it for a grade if they turn in the missing spelling homework. All lists are on past newsletters and our FB page. All make-up work must be turned in by Nov. 8th for this quarter. This week is a review list so it should be a little easier for most students. Conferences will be the following week on Thurs. and Fri. and there are still spots left. If none of these work for you or you need a slightly earlier one in the morning of those dates, I can most likely arrange that for you.

    This Friday we will have a pj party for all students who have completed their weekly work. Students should have brought home a little paper about it but if not, students can wear pjs, slippers, bring a small blanket and/or stuffed animal and a snack to share if they would like. Students still need to bring shoes and warm coats for recess. We will still have our regular curriculum but will set aside a little time in the afternoon to celebrate how hard we’ve worked this quarter. We are also continuing our show-and-tell Fridays since the kids have all been great listeners. We’ve learned about some special keepsakes, relatives past and present and even favorite pets.

    ***Fundraiser ends Oct.30th. Keep on selling so we can replace our hall carpet and maybe some more items that need updating!!!!!

    Have a great week and please let me know if there are any questions or concerns,

    Mrs. Lee

    Homework:

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

    Tues- read for 20 minutes

    Wed- study spelling words any way you would like and practice counting money ($10, $5, $1, 10/5/1/ cents)

    Thurs- practice any missed words and read for 15-20 minutes

     

    Spelling List 8 *** THIS IS A REVIEW LIST****

    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
  • Week 7 Newsletter (Oct 21-25)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We had another great week and your students did great at the pumpkin farm. The animals were so fun to see and everyone used their best manners. Now it's back to work for week 7. We are continuing with counting money, figuring out the subject of a sentence and especially working on writing neatly in cursive. If your student is struggling with the spelling tests, they may need to work a little more at home on them, along with reading. The two go hand in hand so it is really helpful. It was so nice to have Mrs. Young Sr. help with our reading groups for a few weeks but she is heading back to the warmth until Spring. We will miss her until her return. Thank you for being so supportive of our class and your student. Keep up the great work. The teacher conference sign-ups are hanging outside the door and if you can't make it to any of the available times, please let me know and we will arrange another time.

    Thank You,

    Mrs. Lee

    Homework:

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

    Tues- read for 20 minutes to yourself or someone else- students may borrow any classroom books they would like too!

    Wed- study spelling words by writing, reciting, or another way such as magnets, word pyramids, etc

    Thurs- study any missed words and read for 15 minutes

    Fri- no homework

     

    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

    *** notice we have moved up to 17 words now

     

  • Week 6 (Oct 14-18)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    We hope all your students enjoyed their little break from their studies and are ready to jump right in where we left off. We have been making huge strides in our learning and it's so exciting to see how fast they can pick up the concepts. We will have another busy week but will end it with a fun-filled trip to the pumpkin farm in Hayden for our annual pumpkin trip.  Let's pray for nice weather and some sunshine or at least no rain/snow! Make sure students wear appropriate clothing for stomping around fields in the chilly weather. Tennis shoes or boots and a coat would be the best. Students need $8 by Wed. and we will be going from 9:30-11 on Friday. Regular school day will follow the trip. Preschool picture day is Wed for those with siblings. Also, the fundraiser start is pushed back to Tues in order to receive a few more things. Please see Mrs. Young's principal note for more information. 

    We will continue our math lessons on money, temperature (especially the freezing/boiling point of water) and clocks to the hour and half hour so quiz your students in the car or at home on these things or have them count out money at the store. It's great practice and it's fun for them to do. We have covered $1, $5, and $10 dollar bills along with pennies, nickels and dimes so far.

    Have a great week ahead and remind students to bring a WATER BOTTLE, COAT, AND ANY OTHER COLD WEATHER ATTIRE NEEDED FOR THE FROSTY MORNINGS  AND AFTERNOONS.

     

    Here's our homework for this week:

    Mon- Write Spelling words 2x each and turn in

    Tues- Read for 15-20 minutes

    Wed-Write, recite orally or study another way each of  your spelling words

    Thurs- Read for 15-20 minutes and study any Spelling words missed on the pre-test for the test on Fri.

    Fri- no homework but read at home for fun

     

    Spelling List 6  

    1. crisp

    2. twist

    3. twelve

    4. split

    5. sprint

    6. screen

    7. squeeze

    8. snap 

    9. slant

    10. sleeve

    11. street

    12. swift

    13. again

    14. here

    15. only

     

    Thank you for all the support you give our teachers and school. We all appreciate it! Please let me know of any concerns or questions through text, email or phone calls. 

     

    Mrs. Lee

     

  • Week 5 (Sept. 30-Oct. 4)

    Greetings 2nd Grade Parents,

    This is the final week before our first, "off week". We have already covered a lot of ground in our first 4 weeks. Your students are doing excellent and have a real zest for learning. Jupiter grades should be current and please let me know if you have questions about anything you see on there or if you have problems accessing your students' grades. If your student has a "0" in the Spelling homework section for week 4, it means that they haven't been turning in the Spelling words written 2x each on Tues. morning for Monday's homework assignment. Please remind them that it is important both for keeping their good grade and for learning the words, especially as the words get harder. They may turn in past due homework for full credit if they are missing assignments.

    We've been working a lot on Interrogative (?) sentences and Declarative (.) sentences so feel free to quiz your kids to help them know the difference. Math has included lots of money practice with pennies, dimes, dollars and ten-dollar bills. Have your student practice counting these coins and bills for you if you have a little extra time and they will soon be balancing the checkbook. We are also working on time to the hour and half hour and temperature. With this wonderful change in temperatures daily, it’s a great time to practice reading a thermometer to at least the nearest EVEN number.

    Just a reminder that students need a water bottle EVERY DAY and coat for the early mornings and colder weather that is here. Please let me know if there are any other questions or concerns. Please see the principal's note for all other important information and upcoming dates.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Lee

    Week 5 Spelling Words:

    1. brain

    2. brush

    3. dream

    4. praise

    5. grass

    6. grade

    7. smile

    8. smell

    9. scale

    10. desk

    11. skin

    12. spend

    13. do

    14. both

    15. says

    Homework:

    Monday- Write Spelling words 2x each and turn in

    Tuesday- Read for 15-20 minutes

    Wednesday