I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
This week marks the beginning of the second quarter!
Here we go!!!
Did you here about Flashlight Friday?
Well, technically, it was Thursday, but... we couldn't pass up such a gloomy day!
CHRISTIAN CHARACTER FORMATION PROJECT
This week we will go back to the time of Job. We will read from Job chapter one and discuss INTEGRITY. We define integrity as God's power for you to do the right thing in every situation. Job went through so much suffering and still maintained integrity and trust in God. We we study Job, we will ask ourselves this Big Question: "How can you live a life of integrity even in the middle of great suffering?"
PHONICS, SPELLING, and WORD WORK
This week we will review, read, and sort words with "long A" (specifically with the "ai" and "ay" spelling patterns). Commonly misspelled sight words should continue to appear on your child's spelling lists as well.
You might notice from your child's list that this week's words lend themselves to learning about homophones. This can get pretty tricky. We'll read a book called Dear Deer to help us determine the difference in various homophones we use in our writing.
READING SKILLS and STRATEGIES
For the next few weeks, we will work on one of my favorite reading strategies, VISUALIZING... When we read, we make pictures in our minds to go with the words. It's so fun to see and hear about what mental images the kiddos are creating in their heads.
Last week, we learned a lot about making connections in texts. We did a lot of comparing and contrasting . Some students even tried using this skill in their reader's notebook...
This week we will CELEBRATE!! Your second graders worked so hard on publishing their personal narratives and now it's time to show off all of their hard work. We'll also be doing a few writing samples with prompts as we gear up for our next unit of study!
NEWS and NOTES
- This Tuesday, October 17th - Field Trip to Powell Hall
- October 20th - report cards go home
- Week of October 23 - Book Fair at Elementary Campus
- October 26th Early Dismissal - conferences
- October 27th NO SCHOOL - conferences
- October Reading Logs DUE October 31st