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Mrs. Ryan-Bailey’s Second Grade News--May 31, 2018

Parents,

Our reading testing for the end of the year is complete and we are finished with the math testing on Friday.  All of our 3rd-5th graders will be testing today, Friday and next Wednesday. We will continue to read and keep as regular an academic schedule as possible while we mix in some fun, end of the year activities.  A notice of our activities went home last week.

Thank you for your support as always, Sherie R-B


2nd Grade Reading:  Even though our reading testing is over, regular daily reading is so important for your child, whether your child is at grade level standards, above, or below.  Developing a lifelong habit of reading books (that a child is interested in), begins now. Encourage your child to read and remember to show your interest in the books.  Your interest is the most important motivator for your child. They learn to value what you value.


This week we have been focusing on the following ideas:


  • We are reading The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. We are focusing on the story elements, comparing two versions of a story, and students are creating their own version of the story on Friday!  Narrative writing is a focus for instruction.


  • In math, we are working on the value of coins and adding coins.  We are finishing up math assessments from the state and reviewing our work in math this year.


  • There will be no more homework sheets this year.  Your child will still be required to read, but I will only check agendas that last full week of school.  


  • We are planning a second grade picnic on the last day at Oakley Park.  Mark your calendars!


Things to remember and things for you to look forward to in May:

June activities

See the back of this sheet for a schedule of our activities!

May 14-June 1

End of Year math assessments




5th Grade Newsletter-September 8, 2016

 

 

Apple, Red, Fruit, Vitamins, ...

The beginning of the year has been great!  We are enjoying getting to know your child and we are excited about this year.   Thank you for your help in making sure your child is prepared each day for school and learning!


Here are the high points of the week:

We continued to review the Oakley Way and are practicing the procedures that will help us be successful all year.  Please continue to ask your child about how we do lunch, hallway behavior, or recess.  That will reinforce our review of the Oakley Way.


We are organizing our materials and putting systems in place to keep everyone organized.  We got our computers late last week and have spent time this week trying to get logged into them.  We started Reflex Math and Lexia Core5 as well this week.  Your child can access both of these programs at home.  Using these programs at home will help them with their math and reading achievement levels.


If you have not turned in your parent papers, please do so as soon as possible.  Most students have purchased their agendas.  These are three dollars each.


*Math- We continued our work with exponents this week and began units in our Investigations Math curriculum.  We still don’t have our student workbooks for Investigations but we hope to have them soon.  This week we reviewed some 4th grade concepts when we worked with arrays, factors, and multiples.  Your child will have math homework every Monday and Wednesday.  Monday will be a review sheet of concepts learned in previous grades or this year.  Wednesday will be word problems that will be graded based on the rubric in your child’s math notebook.  There is also a flow map to use when solving the problems.  Your child will lose points on their grade if they don’t follow all of the steps on the flow map.

*Science- We continued our study of cells.  We will wrap up our unit on cells with a quiz tomorrow, Friday, 9/9.  Please make sure your child studies for this quiz using their science notebooks.  We will be studying the human body next.  Fun!!!!!!  

*Language Arts/Social Studies-We are still working on building stamina.  We will begin discussing themes of texts soon.  Please make sure your child reads at home each night. 

5th Grade Newsletter-September 8, 2016

 

 

Apple, Red, Fruit, Vitamins, ...

The beginning of the year has been great!  We are enjoying getting to know your child and we are excited about this year.   Thank you for your help in making sure your child is prepared each day for school and learning!


Here are the high points of the week:

We continued to review the Oakley Way and are practicing the procedures that will help us be successful all year.  Please continue to ask your child about how we do lunch, hallway behavior, or recess.  That will reinforce our review of the Oakley Way.


We are organizing our materials and putting systems in place to keep everyone organized.  We got our computers late last week and have spent time this week trying to get logged into them.  We started Reflex Math and Lexia Core5 as well this week.  Your child can access both of these programs at home.  Using these programs at home will help them with their math and reading achievement levels.


If you have not turned in your parent papers, please do so as soon as possible.  Most students have purchased their agendas.  These are three dollars each.


*Math- We continued our work with exponents this week and began units in our Investigations Math curriculum.  We still don’t have our student workbooks for Investigations but we hope to have them soon.  This week we reviewed some 4th grade concepts when we worked with arrays, factors, and multiples.  Your child will have math homework every Monday and Wednesday.  Monday will be a review sheet of concepts learned in previous grades or this year.  Wednesday will be word problems that will be graded based on the rubric in your child’s math notebook.  There is also a flow map to use when solving the problems.  Your child will lose points on their grade if they don’t follow all of the steps on the flow map.

*Science- We continued our study of cells.  We will wrap up our unit on cells with a quiz tomorrow, Friday, 9/9.  Please make sure your child studies for this quiz using their science notebooks.  We will be studying the human body next.  Fun!!!!!!  

*Language Arts/Social Studies-We are still working on building stamina.  We will begin discussing themes of texts soon.  Please make sure your child reads at home each night. 

5th Grade Newsletter-September 8, 2016

 

 

Apple, Red, Fruit, Vitamins, ...

The beginning of the year has been great!  We are enjoying getting to know your child and we are excited about this year.   Thank you for your help in making sure your child is prepared each day for school and learning!


Here are the high points of the week:

We continued to review the Oakley Way and are practicing the procedures that will help us be successful all year.  Please continue to ask your child about how we do lunch, hallway behavior, or recess.  That will reinforce our review of the Oakley Way.


We are organizing our materials and putting systems in place to keep everyone organized.  We got our computers late last week and have spent time this week trying to get logged into them.  We started Reflex Math and Lexia Core5 as well this week.  Your child can access both of these programs at home.  Using these programs at home will help them with their math and reading achievement levels.


If you have not turned in your parent papers, please do so as soon as possible.  Most students have purchased their agendas.  These are three dollars each.


*Math- We continued our work with exponents this week and began units in our Investigations Math curriculum.  We still don’t have our student workbooks for Investigations but we hope to have them soon.  This week we reviewed some 4th grade concepts when we worked with arrays, factors, and multiples.  Your child will have math homework every Monday and Wednesday.  Monday will be a review sheet of concepts learned in previous grades or this year.  Wednesday will be word problems that will be graded based on the rubric in your child’s math notebook.  There is also a flow map to use when solving the problems.  Your child will lose points on their grade if they don’t follow all of the steps on the flow map.

*Science- We continued our study of cells.  We will wrap up our unit on cells with a quiz tomorrow, Friday, 9/9.  Please make sure your child studies for this quiz using their science notebooks.  We will be studying the human body next.  Fun!!!!!!  

*Language Arts/Social Studies-We are still working on building stamina.  We will begin discussing themes of texts soon.  Please make sure your child reads at home each night. 

5th Grade Newsletter-September 8, 2016

 

 

Apple, Red, Fruit, Vitamins, ...

The beginning of the year has been great!  We are enjoying getting to know your child and we are excited about this year.   Thank you for your help in making sure your child is prepared each day for school and learning!


Here are the high points of the week:

We continued to review the Oakley Way and are practicing the procedures that will help us be successful all year.  Please continue to ask your child about how we do lunch, hallway behavior, or recess.  That will reinforce our review of the Oakley Way.


We are organizing our materials and putting systems in place to keep everyone organized.  We got our computers late last week and have spent time this week trying to get logged into them.  We started Reflex Math and Lexia Core5 as well this week.  Your child can access both of these programs at home.  Using these programs at home will help them with their math and reading achievement levels.


If you have not turned in your parent papers, please do so as soon as possible.  Most students have purchased their agendas.  These are three dollars each.


*Math- We continued our work with exponents this week and began units in our Investigations Math curriculum.  We still don’t have our student workbooks for Investigations but we hope to have them soon.  This week we reviewed some 4th grade concepts when we worked with arrays, factors, and multiples.  Your child will have math homework every Monday and Wednesday.  Monday will be a review sheet of concepts learned in previous grades or this year.  Wednesday will be word problems that will be graded based on the rubric in your child’s math notebook.  There is also a flow map to use when solving the problems.  Your child will lose points on their grade if they don’t follow all of the steps on the flow map.

*Science- We continued our study of cells.  We will wrap up our unit on cells with a quiz tomorrow, Friday, 9/9.  Please make sure your child studies for this quiz using their science notebooks.  We will be studying the human body next.  Fun!!!!!!  

*Language Arts/Social Studies-We are still working on building stamina.  We will begin discussing themes of texts soon.  Please make sure your child reads at home each night.