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Classroom News from Room 211

Weekly Spelling Words

Pattern words – clown, brown, growl, howl, found, sound, mouse, house, cloud, loud 

Sight words – been, seven, together, once, time

LATE START – Wednesday, February 6, school begins at 9:40. 

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is a half day. Students will be dismissed at 11:45.

Students may share Valentine’s Cards with their classmates. Students just need to put their name on the card. 

Individually wrapped treats are welcome on Valentine’s Day. 

There is no school on Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18th for midwinter break. 

We will have a Social Studies test on Wednesday, February 13. I will send a study guide home this week. 

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Classroom News from Room 211

Weekly Spelling Words

Pattern – pause, cause, fault, launch, law, draw, claw, yawn, lawn,  crawl

Sight – drink, only, warm, done, round

Students need to practice their spelling words daily please. 

Late Start – February 6 – School will begin at 9:40. 

There is a half-day on February 14th, Valentine’s Day for teacher professional development! School will be dismissed at 11:45. 

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18 for midwinter break. 

Please make sure your child is reading EVERYDAY at home for  30 minutes (this can be all at once or broken apart). 

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Classroom News from Room 211

Weekly Spelling

We will be reviewing last weeks words this week. Many students did very poorly on the test so they will have the opportunity to take the test again on Friday. Spelling is homework everyday just like reading.

There is a half day for students tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22.

We will be continuing to learn about water in science. We will be doing an exploration about erosion.

In Social Studies, we are learning why people form governments.

We go outside for recess everyday if the temperature is above 20 degrees.

Monthly  Parent Meeting – Friday, January 25, at 9:00 am in the cafeteria.  

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Weekly Spelling Words

ew, u-e, oe, ui

Pattern – root, boot, drew, flew, clue, glue, canoe, shoe, fruit, suit

Sight – always, what, every, think, again

We will be taking the NWEA Reading and Math test on Wednesday and Thursday this week. 

Children should get plenty of sleep the night before and eat a good breakfast. 

Please encourage your child to take their time when taking the test and not to rush. 

Half Day – Friday, January 18th teacher duty day

No School – Monday, January 21st Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Half Day – Tuesday, January 22nd Teacher professional development

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Classroom News from Room 211

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a safe and restful break! 

This week, we will be getting back into our routines. 

Next week, we have our NWEA reading and math tests. 

Friday, January 18th is a half day for students. Teachers will be working on grades in the afternoon.

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 21st due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Tuesday, January 22nd is a half day. Teachers have professional development in the afternoon. 

Weekly Spelling Words

Pattern – good, hood, took, look, could, would, cookie, rookie, stood, wood

Sight – because, many, long, full, pull

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Weekly Spelling Words

Pattern – thirst, first, girl, bird, burn, turn, stern, her, purse, nurse

Sight – goes, about, these, never, keep

We will be decorating Gingerbread Houses on Wednesday at 1:00.  Parents are welcome! 

Dr. Moughni will be sending home a reading log for the holiday break. 

It is important for your child to read during the break. 

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Weekly Spelling Words -r controlled vowels

Pattern – start, part, park, dark,  jar, far, sort, fort, short, born

 Sight – before, those, gave, give, put

Late Start – Wednesday, December 12, School begins at 9:40

Our class will attend the PTA Book Fair on Wednesday morning. 

Math Night is Thursday, December 13 from 5:00 – 6:30. Hope to see you there! 

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Classroom News from Room 211

Weekly Spelling Words

Blends scr, spr, str

 Pattern – spray, scrub, spring, sprint, street, string, strap, scream, scram,scrap, 

 Dolch – today, walk, talk, from, going

Tomorrow is Picture Retake day. If you were unhappy with the school pictures that you purchased, send them in and your child will have their picture retaken. 

The PTA Scholastic Book Fair is from December 6 – December 14. We will be going as a class on Wednesday, December 12th. 

2nd Grade Parent Meeting – Friday, December 7 at 9:00 am. 

Henry Ford Movie Night – Friday December 7. More information to come. 

Wednesday, December 12 is a Late Start. School begins at 9:40. 

Math Night is Thursday, December 13! 


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Classroom News from Room 211

Weekly Spelling Words

Ending digraphs ch, th, sh, tch

Pattern – each, lunch, bunch, beach,  match, patch,  dish, wish, with, math

Dolch – four, around, found, wash, best

The Monthly Parent Meeting is Friday, November 30, at 9:00 in the Main Cafe. 

Math – we will continue learning about place value. Students will be counting hundreds, tens, and ones. 

We will also be counting up by 1’s , 10’s, and 100’s. 

For example if we are counting from 97 to 156. We count  97,98,99,(by 1’s) 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150,(by 10’s) 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156(by 1’s again). 

If we are counting from 97 to 400. We count 97, 98, 99,(by 1’s), 100, 200, 300, 400(by 100’s). 

Science – we will be discussing uses of water and where we find water on Earth. 

Social Studies – we are still learning about our local community and maps. 



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Classroom News from Room 211

We have a very short week this week. There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Some parents have asked for homework so I am going to send home some math practice.

Students should be reading daily for 20-30 minutes. Please ask your child to tell you what they are reading about. 

Students can use Raz kids- reading, Freckle -math, reading, and Zearn- math as well. 

I was very sorry to have to miss the concert. I understand that the children did a wonderful job!! 

I have started using Class Dojo mostly as a means to communicate with parents. I am new to Dojo but will try to answer any questions you may have about it. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 


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