I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I am so excited for our upcoming unit. We will be doing a class store on March 24th. Please see the flyer I will be sending home in Monday folders next week. Dear Team P Parents,
To wrap up our money unit we will be holding a class store. This will give students a realistic view of spending money and adding/subtracting amounts. I am asking that students bring in an item that they can “sell” at the store.
Ideas for items include: pencils, pens, small wrapped candy, snack sized foods, coloring sheets (printed or handmadeI can copy at school if needed), fun erasers, little toys… Of course your child can get creative and make something too (paper airplanes, origami, a drawing). Whatever they choose they will need to have around 25 items.
Our store will take place Friday, March 24th so all items have to be in no later than this date. Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your help and support!
Mrs. Pecosky We will conclude Unit 8 this week: Multiplication and Division with the assessment on Monday. This week we will start Unit 9 which focuses on money. Students will be reviewing the types of coins and bills, working on counting money, and adding money. Students will understand what each coin is worth, the characteristics of the coins, and how we can use different coins and bills to make the same equivalent value. Please work with your child at home with counting money, adding money together, and equivalent values. This is a great unit to pull in real life experiences so talk with your child about where you use money in your daily life. You could even have them add up prices at the grocery store or help them purchase items using dollars and coins. Homework: Monday WB pages 58 Tuesday WB pages 6465 Wednesday WB 7071 Thursday WB page changed to 72, 73 Friday IXL optional
IXL We reached 15,000 problems! Our next goal is 20,000 problems to reach our next IXL party. IXL reinforcement includes: Second Grade: P.120 Third Grade: N.18, R.1R.3; R.6; R.8 
Students finished their 2B cumm. tests today! I will be grading them this week and will get them to you as soon as I can. They have been working really hard. I couldn't be prouder of them as a class. This year is flying by! We will begin 2B this week. Students will take a pretest on unit 7. This unit focuses on mental math strategies for addition and subtraction. Based off the pretest we will accelerate this unit if necessary. In unit 7, students will learn how to mentally add and subtract two and three digit numbers. Students will be working in groups to complete mental math problems. Also, please have your child complete any 2A workbook pages they did not get to.
A glance at 2B Unit 7 Mental math addition/subtraction Unit 8 Multiplication/Division #’s 4,5,10 Unit 9 Money Unit 10Fractions Unit 11Time Unit 12 Capacity Unit 13 Tables and Graphs Unit 14 Geometry
Homework:
Tuesday 2B IXL/ and or 2 and 3 multiplication facts to be memorized Wednesday 2B WB page 78 Thursday 2B WB page 910 Friday IXL optional 
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! This week we will continue to practice addition and subtraction mental math strategies with two and three digit numbers.I have been trying to have students break bigger numbers apart so they are easier to add or subtract. Also, counting up by 5's or 10's when possible, and counting on in their head. We will review Wednesday and take our unit 7 assessment on Thursday. BUBBLE GUM MATH CHALLENGE: Continue to practice those ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION facts! One student has achieved both subtraction and all of addition facts within 20, and received their very own mini gumball machine. There are many more on the way to achieve their goal too. Let's do it TEAM P! My goal is to have every student get all their facts by the end the year. Mental math with two and three digit numbers is not an easy concept, so below are some videos to help better understand why mental math is important and some strategies to help with mental math. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_VX41eYn6k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4KMD0G3MQo Homework: Monday WB pages 1819 Tuesday WB pages 2021 Wednesday WB 2223 Thursday WB page 2425 Friday IXL optional
IXL Reinforcement Our next IXL goal is to reach 15,000 problems as a class. We are 100 problems away! Let’s earn that party! IXL reinforcement includes: Third Grade c.18 and d.1d.6 
Curriculum Night This Monday, September 12th will be Curriculum Night (6:30pm7:30pm). I look forward to meeting you then and sharing about the exciting things we will be doing this year! Also out of respect for everyone’s time on curriculum night, please email me with any questions you may have after my presentation.
Thanks! 
Welcome to Mrs. Pecosky’s math class! Last week was wonderful getting to know all of my amazing new students! Our class time is from 10:2011:20 each day. We will continue getting to know each other and the classroom this week. We will be finishing our pretest of the unit. I will grade tests to see if there are any basic concepts that need to be covered before we start our units. We will also be doing our Math Fact Books to refresh addition and subtraction math facts. Please feel free to work on math facts daily at home with: dice, flash cards, apps on ipads, in the car with the family, small white board pract. etc. Students will be given a textbook and workbook. These books will be used as a resource to use in class.
Homework Homework will be math logs. These will be handed out to students Monday, Sept. 14^{th}. They will be placed in purple homework folders inside binders. Students are responsible for practicing the certain amount of time per month and completing the questions for each week in that month (questions are attached to the math log). Parents need to sign the log once it is completed and students will turn the log in on the turn in date (located on the log).
Grading System This year our team will be grading work with a number 14; 1=55%, 2=70%, 3=85%, and 4=100%. Below is a copy of the rubric that we shared with students, please note that a 4 is for above and beyond effortdoing more than what was asked for the assignment. General 1/2 Grading Rubric I do what is asked and much more, that is why I earned a 4 I do everything that is asked of me, that is why I earned a 3. I don’t do all that I’m asked to do, that is why I earned a 2. My work is missing or not done, that is why I earned a 1.

On Tuesday students will take the MAPS assessment for math, the rest of the week will be spent beginning Unit 1 in our 1A books. This unit is a review of numbers 0 through 10, so it should help to activate students' memory from where they left off last year. We will specifically focus on number words, and number sense. Grading marks... This year our team will be grading work with a number 14; 1=55%, 2=70%, 3=85%, and 4=100%. Below is a copy of the rubric that we shared with students, please note that a 4 is for above and beyond effortdoing more that what was asked for the assignment. General 1/2 Grading Rubric I do what is asked and much more, that is why I earned a 4 I do everything that is asked of me, that is why I earned a 3. I don’t do all that I’m asked to do, that is why I earned a 2. My work is missing or not done, that is why I earned a 1. For Example.... If was grading Prediction for Reading (Score 1) Makes unrelated or no predictions (Score 2) Makes at least 1 reasonable prediction (Score 3) Makes at least 2 reasonable predictions that go beyond the pages read aloud (Score 4) Makes at least 3 thoughtful predictions that go beyond the pages read aloud This Wednesday, September 10th will be Curriculum Night (5:30pm). I'll look forward to meeting you then and sharing about the exciting things we will be doing this year! You will also be able to sign up to volunteer in our math class at that time. Homework: Our Math Log (2 sheets: calendar and fill in the blank) on Sept. 27th. Please practice subtraction and addition math facts at least 40 min. this month 
This week will be working in 1B: Unit 13 tens and ones, More than less than, add a onedigit number and a twodigit number, subtract a one digit number from a two digit number, add a ten and subtract a ten, and count on and count back. Students were given workbooks last week. These books will be used as a resource to use in class, and will be sent home for homework every night to do one or two pages. The pages will be written down in students planners each day. The time they use for workbook pages at home can be used towards their math log. I understand if you are not able to finish homework on days of sports/extric. activities. Feel free to to do the workbook pages on another night of the week. They just need to be completed by the end of the week.
Homework Math logs are due this Friday! If students turn them in they will do math games on Friday!
While I encourage other forms of math practice, please make sure your child is logging in to practice on IXL as well. When we hit 10, 000 IXL problems completed as a class we will celebrate with a math party. IXL Reinforcement 1st grade math facts all, when you students are done with ALL math facts you are welcome to pick any of the topics we have been learning about above from 1B.
Addition/subtraction facts websites http://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards.html http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm http://www.abcya.com/math_facts_game.htm 
This week our focus will be on addition and subtraction without renaming, addition and subtraction fact pract., add a ten and subtract a ten, and use counting strategy to add two numbers with in 40. Both groups will focus on this using up to 3/4digit numbers (eagles/stars). Throughout unit 2 we will also practice word problems and distinguishing vocabulary letting us know if we should add or subtract. Homework: The math log is due Friday, October 31st. (115 minutes of math fact practice). We will be starting challenge packets this week. I will send home a challenge packet to all students. The challenge packet is optional. These are especially for students that know all there math facts. Students that need a challenge will complete the challenge packet and log those minutes on their October math log. Students can turn the challenge packet at the end of the week completed for a special prize. Please let me know if you have any questions. Today I went over how to use IXL math. Our class set a goal to hit 100 hours on IXL as a class (average of about 1015 min. a night for each student). If we meet our goal we will have a class party. I also check once a week to see who has logged the most time and give the top three students prizes. I recommend that students that are struggling with math facts should stick to 1st grade addition and subtraction facts. Once they have mastered these in IXL I recommend moving on to 2nd grade skills. During conferences I will be able to go over more about where your students math level is. If you have not logged into IXL with your student, please do so before this Friday. Thank you so much for supporting your student with IXL. 
Students will be wrapping up our Unit 3 in Length. We will begin our new unit 4 in Weight. We will be learning what a kilogram is, and a scale ***IXL reinforcement includes: Second Grade weight Homework: The math log is due THIS Thursday, April 30th 
Broncos did it again! We are on fire! This week we will continue our first unit, Numbers to 1000. We will continue to focus on counting on and backwards, addition and subtraction math facts (using number bonds), and comparing/ordering numbers using greater than, less than and equal to. This week we will be taking a test to evaluate what we know about numbers to 100. This unit will consist of three sections: Section 1 review of ones and tens, two digit numbers, counting on and counting backwards and math facts Section 2 Hundreds, tens and ones, three digit number words, number discs Section 3 Comparing and ordering /number patterns
Homework
Monday IXL sign in and do 15 min. Tuesday WB pages 16 Wednesday WB pages 20 Thursday WB pages 23 Friday None
IXL Reinforcement IXL is not required for homework, however is a great online tool that reinforces the concepts and skills from each unit. Below I have the specific skills I would like students to focus on each week. When our class reaches 5, 000 problems completed on IXL, we will celebrate with a game day!
Second grade B.1, B.2, E.1, E. 3, E.5, F.1, F.2, F.3 M.1, M.2
IXL LOGINS and PASSWORDS will be coming home 9/26 in Monday folders!
Please work at home on addition and subtraction facts up to 10. These facts need to be automatic.
Addition/subtraction facts websites http://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards.html http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm http://www.abcya.com/math_facts_game.htm 
Students will take a Unit 1 Pretest last week. Based on scores they are divided into groups (stars or eagles). Both groups will be focusing on math facts, mental math strategies, and word problems. Homework: The math log is due Friday, September 26th (40 minutes of math fact practice). 
*This week we will continue do our review in our 1B books. We will be taking a quiz on Friday on what we have covered so far: picture graphs, less or more, adding double digit number with zero the hero, hundreds chart: count forward and backwards, greater than or less than, counting in ten blocks and extras. Homework Math Logs Students are responsible for practicing the certain amount of time per month and completing the questions for each week in that month (questions are attached or on the back of the math log). Parents need to sign the log once it is completed and students will turn the log in on the turn in date (located on the log).
*Log Due Sept. 30^{th}
IXL Reinforcement All of 1st grade subtraction and addition math facts.
Addition/subtraction facts websites http://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards.html http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm http://www.abcya.com/math_facts_game.htm http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Index.html http://www.mathfactspro.com/#/mathfactsadditiongames
Grading System This year our team will be grading work with a number 14; 1=55%, 2=70%, 3=85%, and 4=100%. Below is a copy of the rubric that we shared with students, please note that a 4 is for above and beyond effortdoing more than what was asked for the assignment. General 1/2 Grading Rubric I do what is asked and much more, that is why I earned a 4 I do everything that is asked of me, that is why I earned a 3. I don’t do all that I’m asked to do, that is why I earned a 2. My work is missing or not done, that is why I e 
Thank you for coming to curriculum night. If you would like to volunteer please email me. This week we will continue our first unit, Numbers to 1000. We will continue to focus on reviewing place value, counting on and backwards, addition and subtraction math facts up to 20 and word problems. We will also be reviewing some 1B material that the class needed more practice on. This unit will consist of three sections: Section 1 review of ones and tens, two digit numbers, counting on and counting backwards and math facts Section 2 Hundreds, tens and ones and three digit number words Section 3 Comparing and ordering /number patterns Homework Homework will be workbook pages. There will be some nights that I will send home a printed page instead of workbook. They will be in your student's purple homework folder. Tonight (Monday) students should have workbook pages done up to page 14. If your student has done that please practice math facts at home. There will be 12 pages a night M, T, W, TH (no homework Friday). IXL is always encouraged and is a great online tool to help reinforce math skills and concepts but is not required for homework. Students are responsible for bringing their workbook to and from school EVERYDAY in their binders as we will also use the workbook in class as well. *New IXL accounts will be coming soon! You will receive a handout with your child’s login and password soon. This will be located in their Monday folder NEXT week. Please have your child complete the following pages in their workbook/or worksheet for home enjoyment. Please do not allow them to go ahead of the assigned pages as sometimes we use them in class too.
Homework Enjoyment: Monday Workbook pages down up to page 14 Tuesday Addition and subtraction worksheets (homework folder) Wednesday Difference in number (small booklet in homework folder) due Friday Thursday Difference in number (small booklet in homework folder) due Friday Friday no Homework! Grading System This year our team will be grading work with a number 14; 1=55%, 2=70%, 3=85%, and 4=100%. Below is a copy of the rubric that we shared with students, please note that a 4 is for above and beyond effortdoing more than what was asked for the assignment. General 1/2 Grading Rubric I do what is asked and much more, that is why I earned a 4 I do everything that is asked of me, that is why I earned a 3. I don’t do all that I’m asked to do, that is why I earned a 2. My work is missing or not done, that is why I earned a 1. 
Thank you to everyone who made it out to curriculum night. If you signed up to volunteer I will be in touch within the next 2 weeks, thank you for offering your time! This week students will conclude our preassessments. Most of our class has passed the 1A cum test, so we will be moving to 1B. I will be continuing to hold a small group for the students that missed some of the problems on the cum. test for 1A. This is to make sure that I am able to fill any gaps that students have in 1A. I also gave an addition and subtraction pretest. I will send those home next week in Monday folders. If your student did well they will have challenge work. For the students that still have not mastered addition and subtraction please help your student practice them every night for at least 10 min. I will retest math facts every 2 weeks to see if I can move anybody to the challenge group. Homework: The math log is due Friday, September 26th (40 minutes of math fact practice). 
It was great seeing everyone at curriculum night. Thanks for coming! It was so nice to meet all of you! This week we will continue working on reviewing all concepts in 1B, and completing coordination textbook pages in class.
Homework Homework will be math logs. These were handed out today (Sept 15th, Monday). They will be placed in purple homework folders inside binders. Students are responsible for practicing the certain amount of time per month and completing the questions for each week in that month (questions are attached to the math log). Parents need to sign the log once it is completed and students will turn the log in on the turn in date (located on the log). Log Due Sept. 30^{th}
IXL Reinforcement All 1st grade addition and subtraction math facts
Grading System This year our team will be grading work with a number 14; 1=55%, 2=70%, 3=85%, and 4=100%. Below is a copy of the rubric that we shared with students, please note that a 4 is for above and beyond effortdoing more than what was asked for the assignment. General 1/2 Grading Rubric I do what is asked and much more, that is why I earned a 4 I do everything that is asked of me, that is why I earned a 3. I don’t do all that I’m asked to do, that is why I earned a 2. My work is missing or not done, that is why I earned a 1. 
This week our focus will be on addition and subtraction without renaming, addition and subtraction fact pract., add a ten and subtract a ten, and use counting strategy to add two numbers with in 40. Throughout our unit we will also practice word problems and distinguishing vocabulary letting us know if we should add or subtract. Homework: The math log is due Friday, October 31st. (115 minutes of math fact practice). Due to conferences, I will not be sending home a challenge packet for this week. 
Welcome to Mrs. Pecoskys math class, I can't wait to get to know your child and foster their development in math! On Thursday students will begin switching for math. Our class time is from 10:2011:20 each day. We will be getting to know each other and the classroom this week. Students will likely take a beginning of the year assessment to use as a growth measurement tool as the year goes by. 
Go Broncos! We did it again. It was so awesome to watch Lynch out there for his first game! This week students will be taking the Unit 1 cumm. test. On Thursday we will be starting Unit 2. I also accessed math facts and the majority of our class needs practice on their math facts in subtraction and addition. Please feel free to play online games at mathplayground.com and on IXL. We will also be periodically practicing facts in class too. Overview of Unit 2 Chapter 1 Addition and Subtraction Chapter 2 Addition without renaming Chapter 3 Subtraction without renaming Chapter 4 Addition with renaming Chapter 5 Subtraction with renaming
Homework:
Monday WB pages 25 Tuesday WB pages 26 Wednesday Packet due Friday Thursday Packet due Friday Friday Addition/Subtraction practice and IXL optional!
IXL Reinforcement IXL is not required for homework, however it is a great online tool that reinforces the concepts and skills from each unit. Below I have the specific skills I would like students to focus on each week. When our class reaches 5, 000 problems completed on IXL, we will celebrate with a game day!
Second grade G.2, G.4, G.9, G.10, G.16, H.4, H.9, H.10, I.2, J.2 

This week students will continue practicing on number sense. That will include counting forward and backwards by 2's, 5's, and 1o's, number bonds, adding and subtracting with regrouping. We will review mental math strategies for subtraction and addition. Homework: The math log is due THIS Friday, October 31st. (115 minutes of math fact practice)Please keep practicing on math facts at home. Please start to do facts with numbers up to 20(you can find this under 2nd grade addition and subtraction). They should know the answers automatically (within seconds) and not count on fingers or in their heads. 

Broncos did it again! Keep it up! It was nice to see everyone at conferences. Thank you for coming!
This week students will continue focusing on equal groups, repeated addition, and making multiplication sent. Next, we will be moving into fractions. This Thursday we will have our first Math class party! Teamwork earned us a touchdown! Students can bring their favorite technology, or their favorite toy. They are welcome to keep their technology in my desk for the rest of the day if they don't feel comfortable keeping it in their backpack.
Homework October Math Logs were handed out 9/28
Students are responsible for practicing the certain amount of time per month and completing the questions for each week in that month (questions are attached or on the back of the math log). Parents need to sign the log once it is completed and students will turn the log in on the turn in date (located on the log).
*Log Due Oct. 30^{th } Parents, please remember to sign the log once it’s completed and have your child double check the questions on back and any attached pages.
While I encourage other forms of math practice, please make sure your child is logging in to practice on IXL as well. When we hit 10, 000 IXL problems completed as a class we will celebrate with a math party.
IXL Reinforcement 1st grade (first finish all of 1st grade skills before moving on to 2nd grade skills) A.9, A. 10, A.11, all of addition and subtraction, all B, E, F, I and J. Second grade E.9, E.17, F.4, F.5, G.1, G.3, G.5, G.9, G.13, H.1, H.2, I.1, L.1
Practice those facts addition and subtraction using numbers within 120 need to become automatic (addition up to 20 and subtraction 20 and lower/ ie: 9+8, 12+5, 14+6// 184, 167, 94, etc...).
Addition/subtraction facts websites http://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards.html http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm http://www.abcya.com/math_facts_game.htm 
We reached our first goal of 5,000 in IXL!!!!! We will be having an IXL party on October 28th. Please feel free to bring in a snack item to send with your students for that day! Some ideas are popcorn, fruit tray, drinks, cups, and plates, cheese and salami, and cookies. Please email or send a note with your student to let me know if you are able to bring an item for the party! i am so proud of our amazing class! It was so great to talk to you all at conferences! We started our bubble gum addition and subtraction challenge! If students get all there subtraction and addition facts to 20 they will receive a mini bubble gum machine! Each week we will be testing different facts. Students will have a scoresheet where they will receive stickers with each fact group they pass. When all of the class reaches their goal we will have a party! This week students will be starting Unit 2, and working on 1B review on number to 100, and we will continue working on mentally adding two numbers that have three digits, 3 number number bonds, zero the hero mental facts, and adding pictures of ten and ones.
Overview of Unit 2 Chapter 1 Addition and Subtraction (comparing numbers, word problems, review adding and subtracting onedigit and a twodigit number using mental calculations). Chapter 2 Addition without renaming Chapter 3 Subtraction without renaming Chapter 4 Addition with renaming Chapter 5 Subtraction with renaming
Homework:
Monday pg 31 wb Tuesday pg 33wb Wednesday pg 35 wb Thursday (no Math class: field trip) IXL optional Friday no homework over weekend
IXL Reinforcement IXL is not required for homework, however it is a great online tool that reinforces the concepts and skills from each unit. Below I have the specific skills I would like students to focus on each week. When our class reaches 5, 000 problems completed on IXL, we will celebrate with a game day!
Second grade G.2, G.4, G.9, G.10, G.16, H.4, H.9, H.10, I.2, J.2
** Practice those facts addition and subtraction using numbers 120 need to become automatic!!

This week students will continue to practice addition with renaming/ counting and finding patterns by counting by 2's, and addition and subtraction with numbers up to 20. Please practice this concept on IXL 2nd grade this week. Both groups will practice adding and renaming and word problems. On Friday students will take a quiz over addition and subtraction with renaming so that I know if we're ready to move onto the beginning concepts of multiplication, or if we need further practice with this concept. Each week I have been testing a group of students with there math facts in subtraction and addition up to numbers up to 10 (3 min). Most students have passed the test. Please check your students Monday folders for the timed math fact test. Your student has passed the test if you they missed only 3 or less. If you don't see a facts test at all that means your student passed it earlier this month. If your student has not passed the math fact test it is very important that they practice on IXL at least 15 min a night on basic 1st grade addition and subtraction math facts up to 10. They should know the answers automatically (within seconds) and not count on fingers or in their heads. I also put a math practice at home worksheet in this weeks Monday folders for more math ideas to do at home. This week we will be starting to memorize math facts up to number 20. Homework: The math log is due Friday, October 31st. (115 minutes of math fact practice) 
This week our focus will be on addition and subtraction with renaming. Both groups will practice mental math skills. On IXL please practice double digit addition and subtraction with renaming. (2nd grade skills) 
Broncos vs. Packers this week! Going to be a great game! This week students will be moving on from multiplication, and moving onto fractions! We will be learning about 1/2, 1/4, 1/3! We will be learning what the numerator (top number) and denominator (bottom number). Feel free to teach your student how you use fractions at home with cooking, or my favorite is divide a real pizza into fractions! Next, we will be starting our unit on time. We will be learning what o'clock means, half past, little before a half past______, and little after _____o'clock. Feel free to use a clock at home to count by 5's and use the terms above to find different times.
Homework Students are responsible for practicing the certain amount of time per month and completing the questions for each week in that month (questions are attached or on the back of the math log). Parents need to sign the log once it is completed and students will turn the log in on the turn in date (located on the log).
*Log Due This Friday!Oct. 30^{th } Parents, please remember to sign the log once it’s completed and have your child double check the questions on back and any attached pages.
While I encourage other forms of math practice, please make sure your child is logging in to practice on IXL as well. When we hit 10, 000 IXL problems completed as a class we will celebrate with a math party. *We are so close to our IXL celebration! Keep up the great work!
IXL Reinforcement 1st grade (first finish all of 1st grade skills before moving on to 2nd grade skills) A.9, A. 10, A.11, all of addition and subtraction, all B, E, F, I and J. Second grade E.9, E.17, F.4, F.5, G.1, G.3, G.5, G.9, G.13, H.1, H.2, I.1, L.1
Practice those facts! Please work on these at home, you could start within 10 and then move onto numbers within 20. They should know the answers automatically (within seconds) and not count on fingers or in their heads.
Addition/subtraction facts websites Kahn academy: youtube any new concepts http://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards.html http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm http://www.abcya.com/math_facts_game.htm http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Index.html http://www.mathfactspro.com/#/mathfactsadditiongames
