Mrs. Williams

communion  June 19, 2017

Dear Students & Parents,

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this final weekly update to the 2016-2017 school year! This time of year is always exciting but also bittersweet. For 10 months, your children have come to school each day eager to learn and with a sense of wonder that goes unmatched. I will miss each and every one of them, but know that it is time for them to move on to bigger and better things in 3rd Grade!!! I anticipate many smiles, laughter and maybe even some tears during this final week, but please know that I will hold a special place in my heart for you all!
On Wednesday, we will be celebrating the end of the school year with a Beach Day! If you plan on taking your child home from the beach, please be sure to return the permission slip at the bottom of the letter that went home last week. This will enable you to take them without having to return to school to sign them out! Most importantly, if you are NOT able to be on the beach with us that day please let me know that in advance. Due to the construction this year, we have an increased level of need for additional supervision. For this reason, we are stressing the importance of no siblings being present. Thank you for your understanding!

Important Things to Know This Week
**Don't forget to check, sign and return their Friday folders. These will go home one last time on Thursday and do not need to be returned. 
**No Homework this week!
1. If you have not already done so, please send in $10 to cover the cost of the summer assignment. This will be sent home on Friday along with their report cards. If you are sending in for the whole family, please write on the envelope the names and classes of all siblings being covered. Thank you.
2. Last call for toads! If you have changed your mind and would like to foster a miniature toad from our tank please let me know immediately. We only have a few left. :-)
3. Wednesday and Thursday are half days. Snacks are all that is needed. 
4. Friday is a 10a.m. dismissal!!! HAPPY SUMMER!!!

In reading this week we will be:
-participating in our Daily 3 activities (guided reading, word work, work on writing, listen to reading and read to self/someone).
-working on differentiated reading activities designed to help students improve their weakest areas (fluency, comprehension, decoding).  

In language arts this week we will be:
-writing about our favorite parts of second grade. 
-expanding our vocabulary skills by learning new words in our Wordly Wise book. These activities will be done in guided lessons with the students then applying their understanding to short stories with a partner. 
-working on our handwriting skills. 

In math, we have completed the second grade curriculum! Woohoo! We will now concentrate on preparing for 3rd Grade, with lessons designed to better equip the students with vocabulary and skills necessary for the beginning chapters of 3rd Grade. :-) These lessons will be done in school, and their homework will be review worksheets of the topics we've learned this year (time, money, regrouping, word problems, etc.). 


In science we will be previewing chapters on Matter and Force and Motion. These topics will be covered next year, but it is never too early to start learning!

In Social Studies we will be reviewing the characteristics of different communities in other countries; expanding on the knowledge we gained this year by focusing on communities with the United States. 

In religion we will be reflecting on how we have grown as Catholics this year! There are so many ways beyond receiving the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion for the first time!  

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at any time or call/leave a message at school (516-432-8900).  

Mrs. Williams

Mondays -  SPANISH
Tuesdays - GYM

Wednesdays - ART

Thursdays - MUSIC

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