Greetings 2nd Grade Families, Jan. 17-21
Welcome to week 15 and our crazy, Idaho weather. Thank you for understanding the need to close down school for the safety of our families and staff for the bad weather and illnesses. We should be right back to work on Monday. If your student still needs to take the spelling test from last Friday, we will make those up on Monday. Please have them take this extra time to study the words missed. A couple students were able to take their final test on the Thursday before our extra week off since they only missed a couple. Those grades should already be in Jupiter grades if you are unsure.
We just started learning about liquid measurements in math and will continue with those this week. We are still a little challenged with elapsed time such as: what time will it be in ½ hour if it is 5:15 now. Please practice that at home if possible. We are finding earlier/later times in hour, ½ hour or 15-minute intervals. Our math tests are moving past all the review of earlier in the year and focusing on our new concepts and have therefore become more challenging. We still have a super-smart class. They have really excelled at adding 3-4 digit numbers with carrying. We are moving into carrying into the thousands place with carrying 3 times. Keep practicing with money at home too. We are adding in a half-dollar (along with counting by 50’s) too.
Our language lessons are really focused on nouns and sentence types. We did very well on the noun portion of our last phonics test. We’ve learned about singular and plural nouns and will finish off this week with possessive nouns such as: dog’s leash, desk’s legs, Mrs. Lee’s pencil, etc. We will also continue to practice proofreading sentences to find spelling, capitalization, and punctuation mistakes.
Thank you for sending your child to school with proper snow clothes so we can all go outside. Don’t forget the water bottle too. Our class is almost out of snack if anyone would like to donate any at any time. We use it in the afternoon for those who don’t have anything left in their lunches for a snack. If you have questions, concerns, or information I should be aware of to help your child succeed in class, please let me know. Thank you for being so supportive of all of us here at the school but especially your own student. We all appreciate it.
REMINDER OF ILLNESS PROTOCOL:
CDC recently updated its guidelines for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those who have been exposed to or come into contact with individuals who have COVID-19. Each situation is detailed below:
If You Test Positive for COVID-19
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status should:
• Stay home for 5 days from your symptom onset OR 5 days from test date if no symptoms.
• If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
• Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 If you: Have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
• Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
• Test on day 5, if possible. • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.
If you: Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 5 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated
• Stay home for 5 days and wear a mask around others.
• If no symptoms are experienced during the five days, you can end isolation after day 5 while continuing to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
• Test on day 5 if possible.
• If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home For more information, please go here:
Spelling List 15
Mon- write spelling words 2x each and circle any special sounds you see
Tues- practice counting by 5’s, 10’s, 25’s and 50’s, practice counting money, read for 10+ min
Wed- practice spelling words, count by 3’s to at least 36 and 4’s to at least 48
Thurs- practice any missed words, read for 10+ min. practice telling time to the nearest 5 minutes
Fri- no homework but read for FUN!