Homework Log and Fridge Notes November 27th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of November, the school-wide iReady goal is 45 minutes per week, per subject, including over Thanksgiving Break. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards on December 4th. 

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  1. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

 

Homework Log November 27 PDF

Challenge Spelling Words: More Long-e Words ee,ea (F)

Fridge Notes November 27 PDF

Here are some strategies for using context clues to determine the meanings of unknown words.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Due to our one-day school week, there will be no Homework Log or Fridge Notes. Please check back later in the week for next week’s post. 

Don’t forget- part of November’s iReady goal is to complete 45 minutes in math and 45 minutes in reading over the break. Try to squeeze in some time to log-on and get those minutes!

I hope your Thanksgiving break is filled with fun, food, family, and friends! I am so thankful for my wonderful class family and to have a job that I truly LOVE coming to every day! Happy Thanksgiving! 

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes November 13th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of November, the school-wide iReady goal is 45 minutes per week, per subject, including over Thanksgiving Break. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards on December 4th. 

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  1. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

Homework Log November 13 PDF

Challenge Spelling Words: More Long-a Words -ai -ay (F)

Fridge Notes November 13 PDF

On Friday, your child brought home a NON-FICTION Turkey Book Report this week. Please help your child pick an informational book on his/her level to read for the report. The report looks like a turkey, but your child may select any informational topic (airplanes, planets, weather, etc.). Please also make sure that your child is completing the book report with 100% effort, which includes complete sentences with appropriate capitalization and punctuation. Encourage your child to “sell” the book to their classmates by including interesting, important facts. The book report is due Friday, November 17th. We usually give the entire month for book reports, but November just slipped away from us!

Last week, I introduced another one of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids: Habit #3: Put First Things First! We discussed the negative effects of procrastination and how we should work first and then play. This habit will come in extra handy during those times when your child wants to put off homework or a project.

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes November 6th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of November, the school-wide iReady goal is 45 minutes per week, per subject, including over Thanksgiving Break. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards on December 4th. 

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  1. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

*We will  be on our field trip Thursday, so we will NOT have Pajama Day this week. We will wear our class shirts on the field trip and have Pajama Day on Thursday, November 16th instead.*

Homework Log November 6 PDF

There are no Challenging Spelling Words this week. Practice adding -s and -es endings to any base word for an extra challenge! Remember, you add -es if the base word ends in ch, sh, x, s, or z.

Fridge Notes November 6 PDF

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November Calendar

November 2017 PDF

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes October 30th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of October, the revised school-wide iReady goal is for students to complete 8 lessons with an overall pass rate of 80% in reading and lessons with an overall pass rate of 80% in math. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards on November 6th!

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  1. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

Homework Log October 30 PDF

Challenge Spelling Words:Contractions (F)

Fridge Notes October 30th PDF

Here is some important information about Tuesday’s I Love a Book Day parade:

2nd grade will line-up outside of our classrooms at 9:00. We will then go down the 500 hallway toward 3rd grade and out the doors to the car rider area. We will walk up the sidewalk to the entrance of the school and enter through the office. Then, we will go through the cafeteria before coming down the main hallway near the media center. Parents are asked to line-up outside the media center to enjoy the finale of the parade. 3rd-5th grade students will be lined-up at different spots along the parade route.

Also, please note that in 2nd grade students are allowed to wear outfits that enhance their body mask posters, but they are not allowed to wear “Halloween costumes.” Thanks for your cooperation with this.

I Love a Book Day is a highlight of the school year! See you Tuesday!

Teach-In 2017 is quickly approaching on Wednesday, November 15th.  This event is a great opportunity for students to see how many of the skills they are learning in school transfer to the “real world.” We would love to have as many parents as possible come in to share their interesting skills, jobs, talents, interests and hobbies. If you are interested, please complete the registration form and return it to school with your child. Thanks! 2017 Teach-In Form

 

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes October 23rd

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of October, the revised school-wide iReady goal is for students to complete 8 lessons with an overall pass rate of 80% in reading and 8lessons with an overall pass rate of 80% in math. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards on November 6th!

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  1. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

Homework Log October 23 PDF

Please note, we are starting a new homework fluency/comprehension building routine this week called Cold Reads. The directions will be stapled to the passage and placed in the homework folder inside the KOALA Book. Cold Reads PDF

Challenge Spelling Words: Words that End with -ed and -ing (Dropping the Final-e) (F)

Fridge Notes October 23rd PDF

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes October 16th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of October, the revised school-wide iReady goal is for students to complete 8 lessons with an overall pass rate of 80% in reading and 8 lessons with an overall pass rate of 80% in math. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards on November 6th!

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  1. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

Homework Log October 16 PDF

Challenge Spelling Words: Consonant Digraphs (wh, th, sh, tch) (F)

Fridge Notes October 16th PDF

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes October 9th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45 minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of October, the school-wide iReady goal is for students to complete 15 lessons with an overall pass rate of 80% in reading and 15 lessons with an overall pass rate of 80% in math. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards on November 6th!

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  1. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

Homework Log October 9 PDF

Here is this week’s challenge spelling list. Remember, the challenge spelling words are only for practice at home. There is no separate quiz, but I do love seeing students practice those words on the Monday night homework! Double Consonants (F)

Fridge Notes October 9th PDF

A few of years ago during Curriculum Night, Ms. Fiffick and I did a presentation on unpacking a writing task and marking the text to make reading more interactive. I’m attaching the presentation in case you were unable to attend, as well as a copy of a bookmark containing the text marking symbols. This is a reading strategy that we use all the time in class that is easy to incorporate at home. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Curriculum Night- Marking the Text PDF

Metacognitive Markers

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I Love a Book Day Project

This week’s Homework Log and Fridge Notes can be found in the post below. 

There is a special I Love a Book Day  project coming home this week as the October Book Report. It is not due until Friday, October 27th (the actual parade is Tuesday, October 31st). Please help your child pick a FICTION book on his/her level to read that has an interesting character that he/she would like to share with the school during the I Love a Book Day parade. Get creative and use a variety of materials to help your character come to life (yarn, fabric, sequence, paint, etc). Also, please note that in 2nd grade students are allowed to wear outfits that enhance their body mask posters, but they are not allowed to wear “Halloween costumes.”  Thanks for your cooperation with this. In case you are having some trouble picturing what a character body mask looks like, here are some examples from years past:

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