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201 | 2nd Grade | Mrs. Barry



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Mrs. Barry
Room 201
lmyorick@cps.edu

Welcome back to school!  I am so excited to get to know each of you and look forward to exploring, learning, and having fun this school year!  It was great to see so many smiling faces at Back to School night!


Welcome to Room 201 Class Page!   Please feel free to e-mail if you ever have any questions or concerns at lmyorick@cps.edu.  Our classroom website will be updated by units.  The weekly newsletters will be updated weekly and give detailed information on our classroom activities.  At the bottom of this page you will find our weekly newsletter that you can print out and post somewhere at home (as an attachment).   This newsletter will be an outline of skills focused on, spelling words, projects, assessments, and topics we will cover in each subject.  Please check the attachment section for other important forms or assignments that I will keep updated.  Have a wonderful day! 



Scholastic Book Orders

Class Code:  N4Q2D

Click on the link above to order Scholastic books for your child and earn free books for our classroom!


Whole Group Math
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  1. Small Group Math

  2. Students will be placed into small groups based on their independent and instructional math and skill levels in a few weeks.

  3. Please Focus on the following IXL Skills:  We will have IXL up and running in a few weeks.  I will send a letter home.

 Helpful Student  Websites

This website will help reinforce all skills we are practicing in class.  Student's will be given their log in the second week of school.

www.aaamath.com  Interactive math lessons
www.coolmath.com   Interactive math games

http://www.playground.com



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Whole Group Reading
Theme: Exploration
What can we learn from exploring new places and things?

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Please have your student read the story of the week to you aloud.  Ask them questions and discuss the story. 

Reading Test are every Thursday and will test comprehension strategies and skills, key vocabulary, key concepts, and genre.  

Student should read 20 minutes a night (Reading book, IXL Language Arts,  Raz-kids or a book of pleasure)

Small Group Reading
Students will be placed into small groups based on their independent and instructional reading and skill levels in a few weeks.
  



IXL Skills to focus on:  We will have IXL up and running in a couple of weeks.  I will send a letter home.




  1. Spelling Tests on Fridays

Students will be given weekly spelling tests on Fridays.  Students should practice all words throughout the week.  Please see the attachment section for fun ideas to practice spelling words at home.  Spelling words can be found on our newsletter.  Please take a look at this website for Reading and Spelling words support (Games, spelling word lists, etc.):

Walke's Web


     

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Social Studies

Chapter 1  Comparing communities, geography, urban, suburban, rural, exploration, and friendship


  


HOMEWORK, EXTRPRACTICand PROJECTS


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 Homework will consist of practicing skills we are focusing on in our classes.  At this time in the school year your student will not have specific assigned homework.  When our computer programs are up and running in a few weeks I will assign assignments through them.  If you feel your student needs more practice at home please refer to our attached newsletter for suggested practice. Student should be reading 20 minutes each night and practicing addition and subtraction facts each week.


Friday Folders:  Students will bring their purple Friday Folders home each Friday.  It will have all graded assignments from that week and any important papers.  Please go over all papers with your student and sign and date the paper attached in the middle of the folder.  Also, check Parent Portal weekly to monitor your student's progress.


Project: We have a few getting to know me projects from last week.  Students need to turn these in asap.

          -Getting to know Poster

          -All About Me Bag



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Assessments:

Please see the newsletter for weekly assessments.  Students will bring home all graded assignments and tests from that week on Friday's in their Friday folders.  Please look through all assessments with your student.  Please sign the paper in the folder each Friday to let me know you saw all of your student's graded assignments.

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Science FOSS

Unit 1:  Air and Weather

-Seeing air
-Air all around you
-Clouds


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Writing

Writing Workshop: Personal Narrative

Grammar: Sentence Structure

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Second Step
Being Respectful:  Thinking about how others want to be treated and treating them that way.  Being respectful helps you learn.
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