Grade 2: Miss Dragonetti

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Story for Week of 11/3- A Tall Tale
Story for Week of 11/10 - One Grain of Rice
Story for Week of 11/17 - African American Inventors
Story for week of 12/2- The Alvin Ailey Kids Dance

Spelling and vocabulary words for homework are words that are seen in our weekly stories that will be practiced in class through grammar, phonics, and other activities. Their spelling and vocabulary list is always pasted into their notebooks for reference for the week. Homework for spelling and vocabulary will be given Monday through Thursday. As all homework, this is due for the following day unless otherwise noted. Vocabulary and spelling words are attached in each student's vocabulary notebook and spelling notebook. Our reading/comprehension tests are also on Fridays. This is based on the story we read in our Treasure's textbook during the week in class. Students have the opportunity to bring home their textbooks Thursdays to review the story at home, and must return the book on Fridays. 

Beginning Monday, 10/7, we will begin using Spelling City for spelling as well as IXL for math. These are great additional resources to use to help reinforce skills, and will be used in addition to weekly homework, or sometimes in place of, depending on the lesson. The assignments for both IXL and Spelling City will always be noted in the student's homework pad. 

Weekly Spelling/Vocabulary Homework 
Mondays: 3x each
Tuesdays: Trace write
Wednesdays: Sentences
Thursdays: ABC order 

Spelling City Week of 11/11: Complete the four activities by the end of the week. 

Math- We have begun Chapter 3, which is Data and Graphing, using operations. 

Math Homework Week of 12/2
Tuesday- 
Wednesday- wkbk page  37
Thursday - 

Religion- Chapter 11 test Wednesday, 12/5

Social Studies- We are now on Unit 3. This is all about learning about history and the first people who came to America. 

Science- We have moved into our next Unit, which involves all of Earth's changes. We have begun chapter 5, and are learning about weather, the water cycle, and understanding how heat changes liquids. 

Specials Schedule:
Monday- Science Lab, Art Tuesday- Physical Education
Wednesday- Media/Technology
Thursday- Music
Friday- Spanish

Birthday Celebrations Days:
November- Friday, 11/22 December- Friday, 12/13 January- Friday, 1/17 February- Friday, 2/28 March- Friday, 3/13 April- Friday, 4/24 May- Friday, 5/15 June- Thursday, 6/11

Uniforms: below is the information on winter uniforms and the website to order if you need to
Test folders:
Test folders will be sent home every 1-2 weeks with student's tests.  Please initial the tests and return the tests in the folder the next day. 
Spelling City:
Just a reminder that Spelling City is assigned every Monday and due every Friday.  In order to receive full credit, all activities that are assigned must be completed.
Is anyone missing a school sweater?  There was one left in the classroom.. it is a Youth Small.  There is no name in it.  Please let me know if it belongs to your child.  Don't forget to label all uniforms. :-) 
Thanks,

Uniforms: below is the information on winter uniforms and the website to order if you need to
Test folders:
Test folders will be sent home every 1-2 weeks with student's tests.  Please initial the tests and return the tests in the folder the next day. 
Spelling City:
Just a reminder that Spelling City is assigned every Monday and due every Friday.  In order to receive full credit, all activities that are assigned must be completed.
Is anyone missing a school sweater?  There was one left in the classroom.. it is a Youth Small.  There is no name in it.  Please let me know if it belongs to your child.  Don't forget to label all uniforms. :-) 
Thanks,