October 15,2017

Dear Families,

Jog-a-thon has been rescheduled to a later date due to the weather forecast of rain!

Our class stars this week are  Clark and Sarah!

With a change in weather starting on Wednesday, it will be time for rain wear --  jackets!  We do 
go outside to play as the weather permits; however , if not , we do Go Noodle movement 
We are participating in the state wide Earthquake drill at 10:19 A.M on Thursday -- the Great 
California Shake Out! We will be at recess, so we will drop, cover our heads until the release bell, 
and then proceed to a firedrill line to the back fence.   

Language Arts:  Theme of Communities .  Continuing Week 4 Selection: Our Neighborhoods -- 
features of non-fiction writing --  main idea and details.  We are utilizing this strategy when 
reading Night Fliers, a story about bats.   
Spelling: final ng, ck   with high frequency words. Grammar: nouns, plural and possessive nouns.  
Language,  daily journal writing,  phonics review, word wall words, word work,  partner reading,  
and assessments(individual running records),  Kindle Fire game of Word Monkey.  Independent 
computer time for Headsprout( leveled phonics ).  
Printing Power daily.
Read aloud is Charlotte's Web.  Daily literature read alouds and responding activities.

Math: Addition of two digit numbers  Unit 2 : Measurement in Metrics
strategies.  ,  fact fluency, review of Number Bonds,  math games 
of Make Ten to Win, Bump It, and Rocket Blast.   Kindle Fire game of Math Blaster for basic 
addition facts.

Art:  Pumpkin lanterns

Science:  Rocks Investigation --  Types of rocks  

Social Studies:  Essential Focus Question-- Me on the map -- location, neighborhoods

Calendar Items:
BOOK FAIR ends this week!
Halloween parade & party  October 31st!

Field Trip, Thursday, October 26th -- The Underwater Bubble Show   at the Arkley Center.  
No money needed the event is already paid for the second graders.

No School November 11th -- Veteran's Day

Please contact me either before or after school if you have any questions. You may also
send me an e-mail, too, at

Mrs. Valley