Scaturro’s Scoop for 8-13-18

Dear Families,

I hope you all had a restful weekend. We sure did at my house…we got lots of R&R after a busy week! We also celebrated my daughter’s 13th birthday (I now have 2 teenagers in my house…Oh My!). The students continue to learn what it means to AIM HIGH every day (A=attitude; I=ideas; M=management; H=helpfulness; I=influence; G=gratitude; H=hope). We are also focusing on demonstrating Frey’s Big 3 each day:  Do Your Best, Be Kind, and Make Good Choices. 

   Happy Birthday!

 

Our first Learning Commons check out will be Friday, August 17. This will be a whole class visit. After that date, we will visit the library weekly on Fridays.

Image result for picture day clipart School Picture Day is scheduled for August 22.  

We are still in need of a Room Parent. I promise not to keep you too busy. We have a parent who is willing to help out, but we still need a parent who would be willing to organize events throughout the year. Please send me an email if your are interested in volunteering.

Reading Logs are coming home tomorrow:  Please make sure to have your child color in a picture for every 15-20 minutes they read on the book log that I will send home tomorrow. Book logs are due at the end of every month.

Spelling:  The students can check off their first second grade spelling test…way to go!! Be on the lookout weekly for your child’s spelling list. Please take time to encourage your child to find time to practice their spelling words and the spelling patterns. There will be 2-3 sight words and 7-8 words that fit the spelling pattern for the week on every student’s spelling list. Each student will select words from the list we create together as a class. I will post a picture of our list every Monday on Remind 101. Please make sure you have signed up for Remind to receive important class messages.

Math Facts Folders: Math Facts Folders will come home with students tomorrow. Please practice the facts inside the folder. Your child’s facts were determined by a pre-assessment that I gave all students. Please look inside the yellow Math Facts folder for your child’s pretest and score. As your child masters a group of facts, they will practice and be assessed on the next group of facts the following week. Students will be given a 2 minute timed test on these facts every Friday.

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Take a look at what we’ve been learning…

Curriculum Focus

Phonics:  This week’s pattern included a review of digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh, ph)

Reading:  We looked at selecting “just right books” and choosing how to read a book (serious, funny, sad, song, etc.). We also worked on building our reading stamina.

Up Next:  We will learn the procedures for Guided Reading to get students ready for working independently during small group reading instruction.

At Home:   Please make sure your child is reading for at least 15-20 minutes nightly. Try to fit in listening to your child read aloud from the books they are reading at home.

Writing:  Developing ideas for writing. Our focus for this 9 weeks is learning how to stretch a small moment into a story. We will work on elaborating on that moment in order to write a detailed story. We will also focus on making sure that we are writing complete sentences that include a capital letter and appropriate punctuation. 

Math:  This week, the students learned the procedures for math rotations/centers. We worked with place value of a 3 digit number. We began focusing on a digit’s place and value and representing numbers in different ways (Base ten, word form, expanded form, standard form).

At Home:  Students should work on being fluent with their addition and subtraction facts through 20 this year. Please make sure your child is practicing their Math Facts at home.

Social Studies:  Launching Social Studies Unit:  What big ideas do we see across history, geography, government, and economics?

Important Dates

First Learning Commons Book Checkout:  Friday, August 18

School Picture Day:  Wednesday, August 22

Early Release Day:  Wednesday, August 29  12:30 pm

Multi-Cultural Night:  Thursday, August 30  6:30 pm

Labor Day Holiday:  Monday, September 3rd

Fall Holiday:  September 24th-28th

Conferences:  October 15th-19th

You Matter To Me!

Scaturro’s Scoop for 8-3-18

Dear Families,

What a wonderful first week we had in second grade! This week we focused on our AIM HIGH motto and Frey’s Big 3: Do Your Best, Be Kind, Make Good Choices. We spent time getting to know each other, learning classroom routines, and learning how to work together as a classroom community. All of the kiddos seem to be adjusting very well to second grade. This coming week we will continue to learn more about our classmates and classroom, begin our study of narrative writing, work on building our reading stamina, continue to establish procedures for our reading and math centers, and begin our unit on base ten understanding in math. I am so proud of all my students for making it through a  busy week. Please give your child a hug for being great listeners and friends to others this week. We have a group of sweeties!

Reminders 

  • Thank you for bringing in classroom supplies that will help support our curriculum and activities this year. In addition to the items on the second grade list, I am asking that each student send in a box of Gallon size Ziploc bags if you have not already done so.
  • Please turn in any paperwork from Meet and Greet or the Cobb County folders that you have not yet returned to me.
  • Send in a small snack daily. I am asking that you only send in water to drink in the classroom. Thank you for your help with this.
  • Please remember to put any transportation changes in writing. If a change occurs in the middle of the day, please notify the office of the change. They will notify me.
  • When sending money to school, please remember to write not only your child’s and teacher’s name on the envelope, but what the money is for. This would greatly help out our bookkeeper. Thank you!
  • Make sure that your child is wearing tennis shoes to school on PE days (Tuesdays & Thursdays).
  • Read 15-20 minutes nightly. 
  • Practice your addition and subtraction facts to 20 daily.

Thank, thank you, thank you to the parents who have sent in items off our class wish list! I greatly appreciate it!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sneak-a-Peek

Sneak-a-Peek and Open House

Monday, July 30th

Sneak a peek:  11:00 – 11:30

Open House:   11:30 – 12:00

Schedule for Sneak-a-Peek and Open House

11:00 – 11:30:  Parents and Students will…

* Meet your child’s teacher

* Tour the classroom and school

* Bring school supplies

*If at all possible, please bring your child’s supplies to Sneak-a-Peek. I would like to have your child’s binder and supplies ready for him or her on the first day. Thanks so much for your help with this!

11:30 – 12:00:  Parents will…

(students will go to the Learning Commons for an AIM HIGH meeting with adminstration)

* Attend an Open House Presentation

* Learn about Ms. Scaturro’s class

9:00 – 2:00:  Parents and students can…

* Locate your child’s bus number, pick up a car rider tag

* Register for ASP, Afterschool clubs

*Buy spirit wear & Yearbooks

*Sign up for PTA and Frey Foundation

Please note the following important dates:

 Sneak-a-Peek: Monday, July 30th

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 1st

Labor Day Holiday: Monday, September 3rd

Fall Holiday: September 24th -28th

Conferences: October 15th-19th

FLAMES of FreyAIM HIGH!

 
 

   

Scaturro’s Scoop for 5-25-18

I want to welcome you to my second grade blog! I hope this blog will keep you informed of school and grade level news and happenings throughout the school year. Take a peek around the blog for second grade information and school to home connections. I look forward to working with all of you for a successful year!

Second Grade Supply List 

  • A 1” black 3-ring binder with clear plastic slip-in front
  • 1 pack of 4 plastic double sided dividers with pockets
  • 1 zippered pencil pouch for binder
  • 2 6-packs of small glue sticks
  • 4 packs of Ticonderoga pencils sharpened
  • 2 (24 count) Crayola crayons
  • 1 box thin Crayola classic color markers
  • 1 5pk of small tipped multi-colored highlighters
  • 1 black Sharpie regular tip
  • 3 two-pocket plastic folders with prongs (1 red, 1 black, and 1 yellow)
  • 1 pair of children’s scissors
  • 1 box Band-Aids
  • 2 large boxes of facial tissue
  • 1 pack BLACK fine tipped Expo dry erase markers
  • 2 large containers of Clorox wipes
  • 2 packs of lined post-its
  • 1 pack of clear sheet protectors
  • 2 composition books
  • Headphones/ear buds
  • 1 box gallon size Ziploc bags
  • 1 bag 1-1/2 in. book rings
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 2 pink erasers

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Please click the link below to view the school supply list for the 2018-19 school year 

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