### Mrs. DuVall's Classroom

#### Remote Learning: Friday, April 3, 2020

posted Apr 2, 2020, 6:47 PM by Libby DuVall

#### Remote Learning - Thursday, April 2, 2020

posted Apr 1, 2020, 6:44 PM by Libby DuVall

#### Remote Learning - Wednesday April 1, 2020

posted Mar 31, 2020, 7:20 PM by Libby DuVall   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 7:42 PM ]

#### Social Distancing and Education

posted Mar 15, 2020, 6:04 PM by Libby DuVall   [ updated Mar 15, 2020, 6:25 PM ]

#### A Look Ahead: February 3-7

posted Feb 2, 2020, 10:01 AM by Libby DuVall

posted Jan 5, 2020, 2:25 PM by Libby DuVall

#### CES Cares - December Caring Project

posted Dec 6, 2019, 1:35 PM by Libby DuVall

#### A Look Ahead: December 9-13

posted Dec 6, 2019, 1:29 PM by Libby DuVall

#### A Look Ahead: December 2-6

posted Dec 1, 2019, 8:59 PM by Libby DuVall   [ updated Dec 1, 2019, 9:05 PM ]

 General Information:Student of the Week: December 2-6: GretaMonday: MusicTuesday: PE (don’t forget gym shoes)  Wednesday:  Art & Early Out - 1:35 for parent pick-up; 1:50 busses depart CESThursday: Music and PE (don’t forget gym shoes) Friday: Library Student of the Week: December 9-13: Liam P.Many students have been coming to school without a snack.  Please make sure your child has a snack in his or her backpack.  I have had generous donations, but I am running low.  If you would like to donate, plain Cheerios are best.Academics:MathWe continue to work our way through place value.  A big concept to be covered this week is looking at patterns with a missing number and determining if students are counting by 5s, 10s, or 100s.  For example, 555, ___, 575, 585 (counting by 10s, missing number is 565). Students will also be learning more about greater than, less than, and equal to.  In second grade students compare numbers to 1,000, and they use comparisons in sentences. We will end the week with a test on either Thursday or Friday. Know that the night review pages come home, a test will occur the next day.ReadingStudents will continue to look at the structure of Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday and our other story, A Chair for My Mother.  We continue to look at story structure, or the way a story is set up.  We are also using illustrations and words to understand characters, setting, and events better.  Students will be working to use a beginning, middle, and end graphic organizer to summarize a story this week.Fundations We continue to look at the rules for syllabication (breaking words into syllables).  Students will use many of the concepts about blends and digraphs they have learned this year to help them understand how to break words down into syllables, and take a word that they hear and try to spell it. They will also be learning about the word part -ic, like in the word comic.  This is pretty exciting stuff.Writing Students continue to develop their narrative writing skills this week by practicing writing with dialogue (when characters talk to each other).  They will also practice adding an event onto an existing story in order to develop a character’s responses further.

#### A Look Ahead: November 15-22

posted Nov 18, 2019, 7:36 AM by Libby DuVall

 General Information: Student of the Week: November 15-22: MarkellMonday: MusicTuesday: PE (don’t forget gym shoes)  Wednesday:  Art & Early Out - 1:35 for parent pick-up; 1:50 busses depart CESThursday: Music and PE (don’t forget gym shoes) Friday: Library Student of the Week: NoneWe only have school Monday  11/25 and Tuesday 11/26 next week, so there will be no weekly email from me next week.Academics:MathI am so proud of all the kids!  They did really well on their 2-digit subtraction test.  This was a super challenging unit, and their progress is impressive!  We started our next math chapter, which is on place value. Students will be learning different ways to write 3-digit numbers.  They include: using base ten blocks, using a place value chart with hundreds, tens, and ones, using expanded form, writing it out with words, and writing it with a combination of words and numbers.ReadingStudents are really enjoying reading Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday.  We continue to look at story structure, or the way a story is set up.  We are also using illustrations and words to understand characters, setting, and events better.Fundations We finished Unit 4 of Fundations.  Hooray! That was a tough unit! We are going to add some more suffixes to our list of ones we know how to use, AND we are going to start our work with multisyllabic words.  A multisyllabic word is a word with more than one syllable, like catnip.Writing Students are back working on narrative (story) writing. Currently, they are working to summarize the author’s writing.  During the week this week, students will be writing to describe character’s responses, writing to describe an event, and writing a new beginning for the story we are reading.  I am excited to see how their writing develops!

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