Mrs. Isola


may



May 19, 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

Happy Monday! May is moving very quickly! We had such a fun time on the Walk-a-Thon last Friday!  We got to walk to Magnolia Park and spend some time there!  The class did an amazing job on their time and measurement unit!  Please continue practicing time to the hour and half hour at home with their sun clocks that they made! We began our planting unit and were super excited to plant our seeds from our BOCES kit last week!  We will be watching them grow from seed to seedling!

I have noticed that there have been a few children not doing their reading logs.  While I am sure your child reads at home, it is important that they complete the activity on the back of the log. This is a good skill to show you if they are comprehending what they are reading.  It is also NOT OPTIONAL!  I know that life sometimes gets in the way, but please do not be afraid to email me or send me a note that they need some more time to complete it :)

We are continuing our animal project and "All About" writing this week!  We have started our "sloppy copies" already and last week we will finish up our writing and buddy editing before we write our final copies!  

   
 *Homework*
Homework is not optional! :) It is something that is very important for both students and parents to do together.  It allows for the parents to know what is being taught in math each day, as well as learning important words that go along with our rules for FUNdations.  Good homework habits happen now- so please help me by completing it each night with your child. It is also VERY important that their agenda comes to school with them every day (except Mondays!- I will be collecting them on Fridays to make sure that they have them for Monday!) 

**Some Information for You!**

-CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION MUST BE IN WRITING!
-Your child will need one (1) HEALTHY morning snack every day! Some examples are yogurt, fruit, granola bar, pretzels, Goldfish, Cheerios, etc! They will also need to bring their own water bottle each day.  The only thing they can drink at snack time is water! This should be in a bottle with a sports top or pop up straw (tops that screw off often make spills that we try to avoid!) 
-Please refrain from sending your child to school with peanut butter as we have a few children with severe allergies.
- Remind your child about the importance of staying safe in our classroom.  This means we keep our hands on our own bodies and we raise our hand to leave our seats.
- Remind them to ALWAYS ask for help.  
-Remember to have fun while learning!


This week in 1-2:

MATH-

We will begin Chapter 10- Data! We will be learning about graphs, specifically pictographs, bar graphs and tally graphs.  They will learn how to collect data and use a graph to show it! 

*Please be sure Doubles Facts and Friends of Ten Facts are still being practiced EVERY NIGHT until they are memorized.  Having these facts memorized will make future math concepts a lot easier!  

READING- 

Story of the Week: "What Can You Do?"
Spelling Words:
 work, word, write, includes, invented, disrupting, expected, inhales, finishing, unzips
Skill: Sequence of Events
Writing: All About ____ (informative) 
Grammar: verb- to be (is, are, etc.)
FUNdations: multi syllabic words with suffixes (s, ed, ing)
Remind your child to put a * on top of the bonus letter, to put a box around the glued sound, underline the base word, circle the suffix, circle r-controlled vowels, each letter in a blend gets their own line, closed syllables get a scoop with a small 'c' under it as well as a breve above the vowel, when we "mark up" our words!
Trick Words: work, word, write
Words of the day: includes

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE:
  
We will begin our Social Studies unit on Maps! We will be learning all about "Me on the Map" and doing many mapping skills activities!
  
Religion:
We will be focusing on Mary and praying the Rosary this month.  We will also be talking about Crowning Mary as we prepare to watch the 2nd Graders at the May Crowning Mass.

If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me!  E-mail is a great way to get in touch with me, but you can always call the main office and leave me a message.  I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Here's to a great year!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Isola
nisola5601@lbcrs.org


SPECIAL SCHEDULE
Monday- Library (remember your books!)
Tuesday- Music
Wednesday- Spanish
Thursday- Gym/Art (make sure you wear your gym uniform!)
​Friday-Computer