Sunday, December 3, 2017

Week of December 4th

Mrs.Oparaji’s Team
                            December 4th- 8th
We use these words to be great citizens:
GRIT:  Gumption(initiative) Resilience ( to recover quickly from difficulties),Integrity(being honest), Tenacity(persistence-never giving up)
WE are switching lunch and resource times with 3rd (Mon-Thurs and next Monday) Lunch will be 12:00 and resource will be 11:05

Reading: SOLs:
 2.12-Write stories, letters, and simple explanations
2.9-read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction text
Some friends are not completing their reading assignment on a nightly basis It will be logged the same as last year, and the expectation is that students read 30 minutes. Also, please have them log in two steps and place your signature beside it. On a daily basis, we should have 4 steps. The time may be broken into intervals. PLEASE SIGN READING LOGS NIGHTLY

Social Studies:  2.3 The student will compare the lives and contributions of three American Indian cultures of the past and present,with emphasis on
1.  the Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands
2.  the Lakotaof the Plains; and
     c) the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest.

Math: 2.6- Estimating Sum and differences and calendar- please continue to work on ST Math at home
Homework
Do your know your power goal?
Monday ( December 4th)  Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins; math sheet and log in two steps; ST MATH
Tuesday,(December 5th): Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins, math sheet,ST MATH
Wednesday (December 6th):  2 steps; ST MATH, estimating quiz on addition and subtraction
Thursday: (December 7th) Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins and log in two steps; Math test on calendar- Friday
Friday:  (December 8th)Read at least 2 steps over the weekend; St math




Important Dates:
   Dec. 9 – Annual Smithfield Holiday Parade (8:30 a.m.)
    
   Dec. 12 – PTA meeting and 3rd Grade holiday production (6:45)
    
   Dec. 14 – School Board meeting (6:00)

   December 15th- Our class Christmas party 1:30-3:30

    
   Dec. 18 – Jan. 1Winter Break!


Sunday, November 5, 2017

November 6th- 10th

November 6th- November 10th
Happy Veteran’s Day to all that are serving, have served, and lost their lives for us!
No school on Friday due to Veteran’s Day
We use these words to be great citizens:
GRIT:  Gumption(initiative) Resilience ( to recover quickly from difficulties),Integrity(being honest), Tenacity(persistence-never giving up)
Reading: SOLs:
 2.12-Write stories, letters, and simple explanations
2.9-read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction text
Some friends are not completing their reading assignment on a nightly basis It will be logged the same as last year, and the expectation is that students read 30 minutes. Also, please have them log in two steps and place your signature beside it. On a daily basis, we should have 4 steps. The time may be broken into intervals. PLEASE SIGN READING LOGS NIGHTLY

Social Studies:  WE are transitioning to Social studies at the end of the week after finishing up some review in science. We are studying Native Americans. The first group of Native Americans is the Powhatans.
Math: 2.1 The students will d) round two- digit numbers to the nearest ten
Homework
Monday:   Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins and log in two steps; math sheet
Tuesday,: Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins; math sheet
Wednesday:  2 steps; math sheet
Thursday: Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins and log in two steps; Math board quiz
Friday:  Read at least 6 steps over the long weekend



Thanks to all of the parents and grandparents that came to Grand Lunch on Friday. I met so many grands on Friday. Also, thanks to the grands and parents that have purchased books for our class this week during the book fair. The kiddos will love them!

·      Important Dates:


·   Nov. 9 – Salute to our Veterans Day – Let’s wear red, white, & blue to honor those who have served in our military!

·      Nov. 10 – Veterans Day Observed (no school!)

·      Nov. 14 – PTA Executive Board meeting (5:00) and 2nd Grade Chorus performance (7:00)


·      Nov. 22 – 24Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Week of October 30th- November 3rd

Mrs.Oparaji’s Team
                       October 30th- November 3rd
We use these words to be great citizens:                             
GRIT:  Gumption(initiative) Resilience ( to recover quickly from difficulties),Integrity(being honest), Tenacity(persistence-never giving up)
Reading: SOLs:
 2.12-Write stories, letters, and simple explanations
2.9-read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction text
Some friends are not completing their reading assignment on a nightly basis It will be logged the same as last year, and the expectation is that students read 30 minutes. Also, please have them log in two steps and place your signature beside it. On a daily basis, we should have 4 steps. The time may be broken into intervals. PLEASE SIGN READING LOGS NIGHTLY

Science:  Scientific Investigation and Reasoning –2.6 The student will investigate and understand basic types, changes, and patterns of weather. Key concepts include a) identification of common storms and other weather phenomena; b) the uses and importance of measuring, recording, and interpreting weather data; and c)   the uses and importance of tracking weather data over time.—The storms
Math: 2.5 The student will a) recognize and use the relationships between addition and subtraction to solve single-step practical problems, with whole numbers to 20; and [Moved from 2.9] b) demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction within 20.
WE are doing a math review this week with a 9 weeks check-up on Friday: The test will cover place value, even and odd, basic subtraction and addition, ordinal numbers, fact families, and greater than/less than
Homework
Monday:   Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins and log in two steps; wear a costume for book character day and bring the book. Please no masks!!!!
Tuesday,: Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins
Wednesday:  2 steps;
Thursday: Have some quality family time; read for 30 mins and log in two steps; review journal for math test
Friday:  Read two steps over the weekend; 9 weeks quiz in math



Thanks so much for the parents that came to the school to help out with the Western theme door for the book fair contest. If we win, we will receive books for our class.

·      Important Dates:

·      Oct. 30 – Scholastic Book Fair begins (ends Nov. 9)

·      Oct. 31 – Book Character Day & Parade (1:10 p.m.)

·   Nov. 2 – School picture make-up/retake day (Be sure the Media Release has been approved on Parent Portal.)

·      Nov. 3 – United Way Bring Your Stuffed Animal to School Day (for a $1.00 donation)- Grand Lunch Day

·      End of the 1st 9 weeks is November 3rd

·   Nov. 9 – Salute to our Veterans Day – Let’s wear red, white, & blue to honor those who have served in our military!

·      Nov. 10 – Veterans Day Observed (no school!)

·      Nov. 14 – PTA Executive Board meeting (5:00) and 2nd Grade Chorus performance (7:00)


·      Nov. 22 – 24Thanksgiving Break