Summer Practice

Due to district budget costs and the cost of printing packets for continued summer work, Mrs. Fouani asked teachers to find alternate ways to offer extra help and support to students over the summer break.

MyOn, XtraMath, and Study Island will still be available this summer, as well as many other educational websites that I have listed under the website tab at the top of this page.

While website games and activities are always a choice children choose, it may not always be what parents want to see them working on.  I have taken it upon myself to go through some of my sources and offer you the ability to print off any worksheets that you feel may assist your child.  These are 3rd grade materials that include descriptions for the parent as to how to approach the content with your child.

Math:

Division (1)   Division (2)   Division (3)   Division (4)   Division (5) Division (6)   Division (7)   Division (8)   Division (9)   Division (10) multiplication (1)   multiplication (2)   multiplication (3)   multiplication (4)   multiplication (5)   multiplication (6)   multiplication (7)   multiplication (8)   multiplication (9)   multiplication (10)   multiplication (11)   multiplication (12)   perimeter (1)   perimeter (2)   perimeter (3)   perimeter (4)   Rounding 10s and 100s (1)   Rounding 10s and 100s (2)   Rounding 10s and 100s (3)   subtraction (1)   subtraction (2)   subtraction (3)   subtraction (4)   subtraction (5)

Reading:

Author Purpose (1)   Author Purpose (2)   Author Purpose (3)   Author Purpose (4)   Author Purpose (5)   Author Purpose (6)   How to Build Strong Sentences (1)   How to Build Strong Sentences (2)   How to Build Strong Sentences (3)   How to Build Strong Sentences (4)   How to Build Strong Sentences (5)   How to Build Strong Sentences (6)   How to Build Strong Sentences (7)   How to Build Strong Sentences (8)   How to Build Strong Sentences (9)   How to Build Strong Sentences (10)   How to Build Strong Sentences (11)   How to Build Strong Sentences (12)   Reading for important details (1)   Reading for important details (2)   Reading for important details (3)   Reading for important details (4)   Reading for important details (5)   Reading for important details (6)   Reading for important details (7)

Spelling:

spelling practice (1)   spelling practice (2)   spelling practice (3)   spelling practice (4)   spelling practice (5)   spelling practice (6)   spelling practice (7)   spelling practice (8)   spelling practice (9)   spelling practice (10)   spelling practice (11)   spelling practice (12)   spelling practice (13)

The second grade teachers have also comprised a summer calendar that allows students to do 1-2 activities each day of the summer.  By keeping up with this calendar, you will help make the transition from summer (no school!!!) to fall (back to school) much smoother.    SecondGradeSummerActivitycalendar

 

Picnic Rain Delay

Due to the rain that we are supposed to be receiving this morning, we will remain at school for the morning and reevaluate the situation around 11:00 am.  If it is not too wet at Ford Woods Park, we will begin walking over there around 11:00-11:15am.

If it is raining and/or muddy, we will remain at school, using the school playground (and the classroom) for our picnic.

Parents who are dropping items off….if you don’t see us at the park, please come to the school.

Sorry for the short notice.  Living in Michigan, you never know what to expect with the weather!!!!

Second Grade Picnic

This year’s picnic will be on Monday, June 8, 2015.  We will be leaving for Ford Woods Park around 9:00am – walking from the school.  We will be returning back to school around 2:30pm.  All students must bring a packed lunch to school (preferably in a plastic or paper bag with their name and my name clearly marked on it so that lunch boxes will not be lost or forgotten).  Students are also welcome to bring a towel or light blanket to sit on (remember….you carry what you bring  :)  ).

Parents are welcome to attend.  We are not responsible for siblings that attend nor are teachers expected to supply “classroom donated” items to these non-students.

Students are allowed to bring footballs, basketballs, baseball mitts, soccer balls, jump ropes…however, teachers are not responsible for lost or broken items.  Please make sure student’s name is clearly written on the item.  NO HOOKAHS, BIKES, SCOOTERS, OR “RIDEABLE ITEMS” ARE ALLOWED AT THE PICNIC.

I am looking for the following donations for our picnic:

(1) 24 pack of water (in a cooler with ice would be nice on a hot day)

(3) boxes of capri suns (or other juice boxes)

(1) package of baby wipes (at least 30 wipes in container)

(1) bottle of hand sanitizer

(1) roll of paper towels

(1) package of paper plates (24 minimum)

(1) watermelon (cut into slices and delivered to the park by 11:00am)

(4) containers/packages of cookies

(24) bags of individual serving chips (no “hot chips” allowed)

(24) popsicles (to be delivered to the park around 1:00pm)

water balloons (50 minimum – already filled with water and delivered to the park around 12:00)

face paint (and parent to stay to paint faces)

Please click on Leave a comment below and include your child’s name and the item that will be sent in so that other parents know what is already donated.  If the item is crossed off, that means that it is already being donated.  All nonperishable items may be sent in any time next week.

Math Packet

Students brought home a lengthy math “packet” of addition and subtraction (computation) problems.  I told students that I am not collecting these nor am I grading them…they are extra practice for home so that they will do well on Tuesday’s (May 26) test.  Please have your child complete some problems each night, go over them, and help them correct the problems if they get them wrong.  Make sure to focus on borrowing for subtraction – “If there is more on the floor, go next door, get ten more”.

Spelling Week of May 11

This week’s spelling words have the -ore or -oar pattern:

Pattern Words:  chore, roar, board, wore, store, snore

Academic Vocabulary Words:  characteristics, environment,

grow, storage, flowering, spring, summer, fall, winter

 

There will not be additional “unknown words” on this week’s test.

Spelling test 5-8 -15

Spelling List #27

 

Pattern Words:  -eer, -ere, -ear             

near, deer, where, gear, peer, clear

 

Academic Vocabulary

hundred, tens, ones, cycle,

minerals, fruit, vegetable, seed, flower,

 

Extra Credit

Photosynthesis

There will not be additional words on this week’s spelling test.  Please study both pattern words and academic vocabulary words.  Extra credit word is optional.

Field Trip Change of Plans

We have a slight change in plans for our May 8 Field Trip to the Fire Safety House….We are no longer going 9:30-11:30.  We were moved to the afternoon due to overbooking.  Our new time is 12:30-2:30.  Please let me know if this causes an issue for anyone.

 

 

Spelling Week of April 27

This week’s spelling words have the -are or -air patterns.

Pattern Words:  stare, dare, chair, rare, fair

Dolch Words:  learn, great, each, water, until

Content Area Words:  plant, stem, root, leaves, sunlight

There will not be extra pattern words this week due to the addition of content area words.

Field Trip Monday!!!!!!

just a reminder……

We have our field trip to U of M Nature Center on Monday.  Please dress for the weather (looks like rain)!  We will be outside ALL day.  Also, make sure to pack a lunch.