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Ms. Grant Grade 2

               February 26th –March 2nd




  Please Note:

The school wide expectation for students is to read or be read to for at least 20 minutes a night.

What We’re Learning

  Our school this year will be emphasizing the Responsive Classroom, which is an emphasis on establishing rules and appropriate behavior using consistent language and techniques all day long.

 Goals, expectations and the “social curriculum” in the first few weeks of school are critical to the overall success of the entire year.  We are working on a sense of group, establishing rules/consequences, and guided discovery. 

Building a sense of group includes simple group activities that help the children get to know each other better.  Guided discovery is a method by which areas of the room or classroom materials are introduced slowly and deliberately to the whole class. 

We will also do a variety of activities and assessments that will allow individuals to show where they are academically.  This will allow for the teacher to better meet the needs of each student. 

What We’re Learning

Please note that the school wide expectation is for every student to do 20 minutes of reading.

Language Arts: We read throughout the day and it is incorporated into most every activity that we do.  We will work on “long i” words next week and the spelling words are:

      Spelling Words 

January 29th - February 2nd

find  bright  right  cry 

 child  wild  flight  blind

sky  fly  spider  myself

Math:   We will be focusing on addition word problems, basic fractions and perimeter.  We will be working on the concept of regrouping when we subtract two digit numbers.  We will begin talking about the concept of rounding to the nearest ten.

Writing:  We will continue to work through the writing process.  We will brainstorm, revise, edit and then publish a piece of writing to present at the Curriculum Fair in March.   

Spelling: The tentative date for the spelling bee for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade is Tuesday, February 6thWe will determine a class winner on Tuesday, January 30th to compete in this fun event.  A list was sent home in the case that your child chooses to participate.  I encourage participation, but I also stress to the children that we can only have one person represent our class. 

 We will continue with our story, “Farewell to Shady Glade”.  Along with this story we will do a variety of activities that involve discussion, comprehension, and logical predictions. This story will also help us to brainstorm our topics for our writing project.

Important Reminders

Upcoming Events

ü  We will go to the Colebrook Public Library on Tuesday, January 30th.

ü  2G will determine a winner in the class spelling bee on January 30th.  

ü  The 4th skate/swim lesson will take place on Thursday, February 1st.

Looking Ahead

ü  The 100th day of school is on Tuesday, Feb. 6th.

ü  Grades 1, 2,&3 spelling bee is Feb. 6th.

ü  Wednesday, Feb. 7th is an early release day.  Dismissal is at noon.

Colebrook Public Library

We will visit the library the 4th Tuesday of every month, weather permitting.  Please let me know if you do not want your child to walk there and I will make other arrangements.  Thanks













ü  The skate and swim lessons information:

  The students will be released around 12:45 and will return before 2:45.  If they are skating they can borrow skates from the facility.  Helmets are not required, but recommended for safety reasons.  

Lunch Menu

Main Meal Option

January29th - February 2nd


Burger or Hot Dog


Chicken Caesar Salad



Cheesy Ravioli


Chili Dog

Each week when I send home the newsletter I will include the main meal menu for the following week.

Each day the choices are:

Main Meal

Deli Sandwich (Ham, Turkey, or Sunbutter & Jelly)

Parfait (yogurt w/fruit)

Chef Salad

Cold Lunch (from home)

Milk is an option during PM snack each day.

Prices are as follows:

Lunch (k-5) -$2.55 

Snack Milk- $.50

The school store is open every Thursday.  There are items for sale as low as $.25 and as high as $2.00.

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