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The Baldin Blotter Monday, September 20, 2009 A Peek at the Week Spelling Calendar of Events This week we will read the second This week’s spelling list consists of 16 Tuesday, 9/22 Grahams w/ Grandparents story in Theme 1 - Silly Stories. Our words that have the long a or i sound Friday, 10/9 2nd Grade Event 2:45 pm story, Mrs. Brown Went to Town, is due to a silent e (except give and have). Monday, 10/12 No School - Columbus Day Weds, 10/14 Safety Fair Field Trip about life on a farm. Mrs. Brown goes Your child should be able to Thurs, 10/29 Parent/Teacher Conf. PM to the hospital and a cow, two pigs, pronounce, spell, and use each spelling Friday 10/30 Parent/Teacher Conf. DAY three ducks, and a yak move into her word in a complete sentence. The ﬁnal house. Ask your child what happened test will be on Friday. when Mrs. Brown was away from home. We will review action parts, bite late size made side words that have more than one ate ﬁne same hide line meaning, and write our own story this bike gate give* have* week. challenge words: shake write In math, we will complete Topic 2 - Addition Strategies with a topic test. 2nd Grade Event We will begin Topic 3 - Subtraction Your child should have brought home Grahams with Grandparents is Strategies. Students will use various a ﬂyer in their Panda Folders today Tomorrow.... strategies to be able to subtract about this event. This event for 2nd This event is scheduled for tomorrow successfully. We will begin Topic 3 graders is scheduled for Friday, from 7:45 to 8:45 am. Students may with a story titled, Flying Subtraction. October 9th from 2:45 to 3:45 pm. invite a grandparent, senior friend, or Students get to teach you some of the any adult involved in their life. Everyone In science, we will continue with Unit games we play in class, as well as you will receive an activity book and each B - Homes for Plants and Animals. We will walk away with helpful tips and child can choose a book to take home to have discussed life in a rain forest and ideas to help your child at home. Hope add to their home library. This is a free now will learn more about a desert. A you can attend! event sponsored by Title I: Parents as desert is a dry habitat where it gets less rain in a year than most plants and Partners. Hope to see you there! animals need to live. Contact Information: 5 Phone: 25-3256 Email: jbaldin@springﬁeld.k12.il.us Library News Nutrition Lesson Each Wednesday we visit the library to return and check out books. Students may take their library books home, but they need to bring them back to school for our library day. Important This is in regards to your child’s math worksheets that they bring home daily. Beginning today we will not complete the “Problem Solving” side of the math worksheet in class. We do over an hour of math each day and this is something that we would like to leave for your child Students were responding to Mrs. Rebbe’s to do at home. Please ask your child to questions about the food pyramid. Ask your explain it to you and it would be great child to tell you about what they have learned. for you to do it together. We are just simply running out of time and there is so much more to do that this was about a 10-minute part of our math lesson that we could leave for home. We appreciate Math Matters! your help! Students need to practice math facts each and every day. Each day we will review strategies that help us add correctly and quickly. Below are a few Homonym Riddles Risk Watch strategies to help your child better understand addition. A) If they are not here, where are Permission slips for the Risk Watch they? Counting on 1,2,3 Safety Fair ﬁeld trip came home today B) What do you call a bucket that has to ﬁgure out 16 + 2 or 2+ 16, children seen a ghost? in Panda Folders. Please sign, date, and start with 16 (larger number) and count provide us with phone numbers in case on 2 numbers of an emergency. Also, if you have a Answers: A) They’re there B) A pale pail new address or any information to Using Doubles change on your student’s emergency Here are some other homonyms pairs to to ﬁgure out 9 + 8, a child could think card, please add that information to the I know 8 + 8 is 16 so 9 + 8 is 17 think about: permission slip. This helps us keep your child’s information up-to-date. If you ad/add allowed/aloud are interested in attending the ﬁeld trip, ant/aunt please note that on the permission slip. ate/eight It is an all day ﬁeld trip, but please don’t ball/bawl feel that you have to stay all day. Please band/banned send the permission slip back in your child’s folder. Thank you!