I hope you all enjoyed your Fall Break with your family and friends. It’s hard to believe it is October already. We have a busy month ahead, so please be sure to read the blog to stay up-to-date on all of the events and happenings for our classroom and school.
It’s time to sign up for Fall Conferences which will take place October 14-18. Please click on the link below to access our Conference SignUp Genius. Please remember to allow transition time if you have more than one child’s conference to attend. The SignUp Genius will close on October 10th. Please understand that I make every effort to accommodate work schedules; however, I also have child care and family obligations to consider and work around as well. I look forward to sharing your child’s successes with you. Thank you in advance for your support!
Thursday, October 10 is an Early Release Day. School will be dismissed 2 hours early at 12:30.
Literacy Day: We will celebrate Literacy Day on Thursday, October 10th. Please have your child bring their books (library books or books from home), flashlights, towels and/or blankets as well as a great attitude to celebrate a day of literacy!
Our Room Mom sent home a letter/email before the Fall Break about the donations needed for our Fall Festival and our classroom parties and activities. Please be sure to check your child’s binder for notes that come home. We need everyone’s participation to make this a great year for our class! Thank you in advance for your participation and help!!Conference Week Reminders…
* During Conference Week, school will be released 2 hours early. Our early release time is 12:30. Please let me know if there will be any changes to your child’s regular transportation schedule.
* Our lunch time during Conference Week will be from 10:46-11:16.
* We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 14-18! Each morning on the announcements a kid friendly fact about staying healthy will be shared on the morning announcements. We are going to do dress up days as well as a food drive for project backpack. There will be collection bins by houses in the front hallway.
* Please note that the food collection is on Friday of Red Ribbon Week*
Red Ribbon Dress Up Days
Monday – Wear Red Day
Tuesday – Don’t Let Drugs Mix You up! Wear Mismatched Clothes.
Wednesday – Achieve Your Dreams. Wear your favorite college shirt.
Thursday – Sock it to Drugs! Wear Crazy Socks.
Friday – Team up against Drugs and Hunger! Wear house shirts and bring in donation for backpack program.
Parents….Please take a moment to click on the link provided to participate in a brief survey regarding our school. The results of this survey determine our School Climate Rating and are a part of our school’s CCRPI score. Your participation in this survey is critical to our school. The survey window opened on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and closes Friday, March 2, 2020. The survey contains 24 questions and can be completed using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Although the window is open for an extended period of time, we would encourage you to please complete the survey as soon as possible.
Georgia Parent Survey:
Take a look at what we’ve been learning…
Spelling/phonics: Long i spelling patterns such as ie & igh.
ELAGSE2RF3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
*Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
Grammar: Irregular Plural Nouns
Reading: Identifying characters & analyzing how they respond to problems & events in the story. What actions does he/she take?
ELAGSE2RL3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Writing: We continue to work on narrative writing. Our writing should contain proper capitalization and punctuation, details that help our readers create a mental picture, and a strong opening hook.
ELAGSE2W3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Math: We introduced coins (pennies, nickels, and dimes) and began to use them in word problems. For example, “Kate has three dimes and two nickels. How much money does she have in all?”
MGSE2.MD.8 Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and cents symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
Social Studies: We started our unit on government. Here are the standards included:
SS2CG1: Define the concept of government and the need for rules and laws.
SS2CG2: Identify the following elected officials of the executive branch and where they work:
*President (leader of our nation) and Washington, D.C. – White House
*Governor (leader of our state) and Atlanta, GA – State Capitol Building
*Mayor (leader in a city) and city hall
October 3-November 21: Chick-fil-A biscuits on sale
October 5: Picture Retakes
October 9: Reflections Submissions are Due
October 10: Early Release Day 12:30
October 14-18: Conference Week
October 18: Fall Festival
November 1: Fall Color Run
November 19: Thanksgiving Feast
Ms. Scaturro’s Class Time – 11:35-12:15
November 20: KMHS Drama performance of Peter and the Starcatcher
Have a Wonderful Weekend!