Weekly Newsletter 10/1

Monday, October 5, 2015 10:45 AM Posted by Gina Lavoie
THE HOOT -  News from Ms. Lavoie’s Second Grade - 10/1/15
Dear Parents,
Next week is National Fire Prevention Week – On Wednesday afternoon, our local fire departments will be coming into our classrooms to remind our second graders about the fire safety rules.  This is also a good time to replace those batteries in your fire alarms and to talk about your family’s plan!  Please make sure you have working smoke detectors!!!  If you can not afford them please let your local fire department know that you are in need. They will happily supply them!
Thursday was our first school wide celebration for the earning of Coyote Coupons for being responsible, respectful and safe.  Every student in the school received at least one coupon for the month of September and was able to attend the celebration.  We sang our new school song, had a drawing for school t-shirts, celebrated everything that kiddos have been doing well, had an awesome dance party and everyone got a cookie too!  Fun! Fun!  Fun!
Math - We are very excited about our plans to meet all our second graders math needs.  After looking over the NWEA results and teacher observation, we have grouped our mathematicians for Numbers & Operations, Geometry, and Measurement & Data.  Our math block is now from 11:15 - 12:05 and we started this  week with Numbers & Operations.  Students will continue to receive their math fact practice with their classroom teacher.  
Spelling - Due to our upcoming four day weeks,  our Week 4 spelling will go home on Monday as usual.  Since there is no school on the 9th (Friday), and the 12th (Monday), we will extend our spelling practice and homework and test on Friday the 16th.  
Reading Logs will be adjusted and sent home at the beginning of both weeks.  I love seeing all the various books being read!  Keep up the great work!
Social Sciences - We are finishing up on our unit on plants and we are also working on our first Social Studies Unit on needs, wants, goods, services, consumers and producers.
Reading & Writing Workshop - Now that we have established our dos and don’ts for our workshop time, we are off and running!  Both workshops begin with a mini-lesson (skill), reading and writing time, and end with sharing.  

Dates to remember:
October
10/9 - No School (Workshop Day)
10/12 - No School - Columbus Day
10/13 – School Picture Day
10/16 – Grandparent’s Day at CPS
November
11/3 - No School (Workshop Day)
11/4 - Flu Shots
11/11 - No School - Veteran’s Day
11/25 - 11/27 - Thanksgiving Break

Sincerely,

Gina Lavoie

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