Spelling Words and Reading Bags

This week, we are focusing on reviewing long and short a sounds. Here are our spelling words for the week. Students also have them written in their planners.

pattern words: mad, made, tap, tape, cap, cape, man, mane, pan, pane

sight words: after, take, fast, as, ask

**Also, we are ordering reading bags so that students can take books home to read and return them to school. If your child has a reading bag from last year, please send it in with your child so that it can be used again. If you would like to purchase a new reading bag, please send in $6 by tomorrow to place the order.

Enjoy the week!


Every Monday, students will write new spelling words in their planners. We will be taking a spelling test on these words every Friday. Our spelling words will follow a different pattern each week and will be posted on this blog for reference. Students will have 10 pattern words and 5 sight words each week. This week, we will be reviewing our short vowel sounds for e, o, and u.

Pattern words: hot, jet, pet, tub, dog, met, log, wet, rub, pot

Sight words: the, go, we, and, you

Welcome to 2nd grade!

Welcome back to school! I’m so excited for the new year. We’ve had a wonderful start to the school year these past two days. A note was sent home with students with important information about our school and our class this year, as well as a recommended supply list. If you are able to donate any of the items at the bottom of the list to our classroom- such as Kleenex, hand soap, hand sanitizer, or Clorox wipes- it would be greatly appreciated!

Please feel free to send a healthy snack with your child each day as well as a water bottle (WATER ONLY PLEASE). It is essential that students are able to focus throughout the morning until our lunch time at 12:30.

Next week, students will begin bringing their planners home along with their home folder every day. Please make sure to check your child’s planner and folder each day for important notes and any homework that may be assigned. Students are also expected to read for 20-25 minutes each day at home in addition to homework that will be given.

Our specials schedule this year is as follows:

Monday- Media

Tuesday- Music

Wednesday- Science Enrichment

Thursday- Music & Library Checkout (every other week)


I am looking forward to a fun and productive year with your child! Feel free to email me with any questions you may have. Class news and updates will be posted on our blog weekly.

A note will be sent home next week about our school’s Open House. It will be held on Thursday, September 14th from 6:00-7:30 pm.

-Mrs. Sareini

End of the Year

Dear Parents,

We are in the final weeks of 2nd grade! We will have our last Social Studies test on

Thursday, June 8th. I will send home the study guide on Monday.

All school library books are due Friday.

All reading bag books are due by Friday.

I have to express how important it is that your child reads all summer long.

Weekly trips to the library are a good idea. Library summer reading programs for

everyone, adults included, begin Monday, June 19 and conclude on Saturday, July 28.

Read or listen to books, attend programs and be eligible for weekly prize drawings.

Detailed information will be available on the website by early June, or call 313-943-2330.


Students could continue to use MyOn, Frontrow, and Prodigy for reading and math. The links to these websites are on my iBlog.


Thank you for all of your support this year!

Mrs. Sareini

Classroom News

Our class will be going on a field trip to the Cranbrook Science Museum on Monday, June 12th. The cost of the trip is $5. A permission slip will be going home with students today. If your child is going on the trip, please send back the permission slip signed with the money by Friday, May 12th. If you would like to chaperone, please make sure that you have a background check filed with the office as soon as possible. If you do not have one, you can come to the office during school hours and ask to fill one out. It takes a week or two to be approved, so please do this soon if you are interested in chaperoning.

Spelling words this week are contractions.

pattern words: we’ll, didn’t, he’s, she’s, they’ve, can’t, we’ve, wouldn’t, she’ll, couldn’t

sight words: help, job, other, from, also


Spelling words and NWEA

Our spelling words this week are:

steer, near, peer, fear, cheer, clear, rear, where deer, there, read, school, write, give, better


We are taking our NWEA reading and math tests this week. This is a time for students to show all that they have learned this year. I am so proud of everything students have accomplished since September. With that said, please make sure students are getting a good night’s sleep and eating a good breakfast before they come to school. We want every child to do their very best and stay focused.

Have a great week!

Spelling words

Spelling words this week end in -dge and -ge.

Pattern words: cage, rage, hinge, range, indulge, bulge, pledge, bridge, large, charge

Sight words: shall, been, eat, does, done

Spelling test will be on Thursday this week since we do not have school on Friday.

Spelling Words and Other News

This week’s spelling words are:

alone, ago, away, again, agree, alike, comma, above, along, idea, those, only, own, warm, drink

As part of our science unit, students will be making landforms in science class. We are asking that students bring in a zip lock bag with dough by the end of this week.

Basic Salt Dough Recipe


1 cup of fine salt

1 cup of flour

1/2 cup of water (may add more)


In a large bowl, combine the salt and the flour

Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water

Knead until smooth and shape into a ball

When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container

HINT: To get softer dough you can add more flour. Adding more salt will lend a more granulous affect.

Thank you for your support.