For Families August 19, 2013

Dear Families,

Your children took home their homework folders for the first time today! Each class went over the assignments and requirements in detail with their teacher. Remember: Homework is due on the last day of the week, which is usually Friday!

Here are a few more reminders about homework:

-It should take 20 minutes to complete the assignments.

-Reading time is an additional 20 minutes on top of that.

-We don’t expect students to complete the entire Reading Log in one week! However, we do want to see reading done and signed off on Mondays through Thursdays, and we will be checking this.

-The homework this week is much, much, less challenging than what your student can expect in the future! For the first week, we keep it simple so you can get organized at home with as little stress as possible.

Here are your child’s Spelling Words for the week:

1. bag

2. win

3. is

4. am

5. his

6. has

7. ran

8. if

9. dig

10. an

11. sat

12. was

13. picnic

14. I

15. big

As you may have guessed, the Spelling Words for this week share the short vowels a and i, with the exception of the High Frequency Word “I”, which is a long vowel word.

In class this week:

*High Frequency Words tests-baseline; second grade words

*Begin Language Arts and Math curriculum

*Children’s Progress Benchmark Tests-baseline; in the computer lab

*Math Diagnostic assessments, administered by teachers in the classroom.

We are still learning routines and procedures and getting to know our classmates.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher.


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