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```					            Mrs. Noojin’s Newsletter August 27-30th
This week in Language Arts:                                            This week in Math:
This week we will read Henry and Mudge and the Starry
Night by Cynthia Rylant. The genre is realistic fiction. In                               Math
this story, we will read about a boy named Henry and his             Chapter 6: Number concepts & patterns through 100.
dog, Mudge, and a camping trip that they take                       At the end of this chapter, each student should be able
Comprehension tests will be given on Fridays. At the end                ~How do I use models to represent numbers?
of this story, your child should be able to answer the                          ~How do I use place value in real life?
following question(s):                                                  ~How can I use >, <, = to compare numbers?
~What can we discover by exploring nature?                                 ~What words tell me how to solve a word
~When and where does this story take place?                                        problem?
~How can I identify a main character?                              ~How can I use a number line to add or subtract?
~What are ordinal numbers?
Vocabulary Words & Definitions: bear- a large heavy
animal with sharp teeth and claws and thick shaggy fur
build- to make something by putting parts together
couldn’t- could not; not able; opposite of could
father- a male parent                                               Homework
love- to care deeply about something or someone
mother- a female parent                                                Please remember to check your child’s agenda for their
straight- not bent, curved, crooked, or uneven; neat and                               nightly assignment.
tidy
Grammar Skill: Predicates (the telling part of the sentence;        marked for a completion grade in second grade.
tells what the subject is doing)
~A few more skills that we will be working on this month will be:
*Synonym/Antonym                     *Kinds of sentences
(declarative, interrogative, exclamatory)
writing
*Capitalization/Punctuation Rules
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Spelling Words for next week: “List A” or “List B” will be
determined by your child’s spelling pre-test score which will
be given each Monday. If your child scores less than 95%,
he or she will study and test on List A; if the score is 95%
he or she will study and test on List B (vocabulary words
and selected amazing words to make a total of 10 words).
The B List words are for extra credit points only. Your
child will write the words in his/her agenda. Your child will
also be told which list to study. Long Vowel, VCVe pattern
(vowel/consonant/vowel/e)
LIST A : stop, strap,             LIST B
next, hand, brave,            Vocabulary Words (see above)
mask, twin, breeze,         Amazing Words- galaxy, tranquil,

state, browse,               wildlife, underneath, identity,
straight, skeleton         detective, fascinating, slimy

Housekeeping
As a reminder: *Please sign your child's Agenda each night after checking homework.

*Second Grade grading scale- 100-90- O (Outstanding), 80-89- S (Satisfactory), 70-79- N (Needs Improvement),
0-69- U (Unsatisfactory)

 Important Dates...
 *****We will take all our regular weekly tests on Thursday this week!!!****

   Curriculum Night / Open House (More Information to Come) ~ Monday, August 27 (Grades K, 2, & 4) &
Tuesday, August 28 (Grades 1, 3, & 5) from 5:30 to 7:00 (three 30 min. sessions)
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   Welcome To Carmel For New Students (Excluding Kindergarten) ~ Monday, August 27 (4 & 5 ), Tuesday,
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August 28 (1 ), Wednesday, August 29 (2 ), and Thursday, August 30 (3 ) from 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. (More
Information to Come from the Counselors)
 Furlough Day ~ Friday, August 31, NO SCHOOL
   Labor Day Holiday ~ Monday, September 3
   Fall Break ~ Monday, September 17 thru Friday, September 21
   PTA Fall Fundraiser Starts ~ Thursday, September 27
   1st Quarter Report Cards Go Home ~ Wednesday, October 10
   PTA Mtg. / 1st Grade Performance ~ Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:00
   PTA Sponsored Fall Festival ~ Saturday, October 20

Ice Cream will be sold on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Volunteers are needed to sell ice cream in the cafeteria on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:45-12:45. Our
lunchroom monitors are no longer allowed to sell ice cream due to new federal guidelines. Please let me know if you have
any time available (even 30 min  ).

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Monday, August 27th: Curriculum Night for 2nd grade

5:30-7:00; 3 thirty minute sessions in our classroom (Room311) Each session will be repeated.

I will be doing a power point and a couple fun activities.

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