2nd Grade – Jones

October NEWSLETTER

It’s hard to believe it is October already. We have a lot going on in October. We finish up NWEA testing. Everyone did their very best and I am very proud of them. The results of this test will help me determine where each student needs help academically.

It is so important that you read with your child at home each night. In addition to reading practice, I also feel it is important for 2nd graders to be firm on their basic addition and subtraction facts. Please help your child memorize their addition and subtraction facts.

Daily 5 is a program Arbor Academy uses during our literacy block. There are 5 parts to this program:

Read to Self: Students have a book box that includes books at their individual level. They are to find a spot in the room and read independently.

Work on Writing: Students write and illustrate stories.

Word Work: Students practice spelling words as well as things we have learned during grammar.

Listen to Reading: Students listen to books on tape or CD then do an activity that goes with the story.

Read to Someone: Students read to a partner.