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Mrs. Caitlin Ingoglia

cingoglia@olcacademy.net

Noel Fisher!

old, told, cold, hold, sold, most, post, child, wild, kind, find, mind

 

 

 

Prodigy Online Math

Your child is using Prodigy as part of their mathematics curriculum. Prodigy is a targeted, rewarding and captivating online learning resource, which is aligned to curriculum standards.  Prodigy will be assigned on a weekly basis as part of the students homework routine.   Your child has take-home access to Prodigy – they simply sign in with their school username and password using any compatible computer or mobile device. The extra Prodigy practice at home is individualized and can make all the difference to your child’s progress. 

 

New Morning and Afternoon Procedures

*DROP OFF PROCEDURE*
Students will be dropped off at the main door and the children will go right into the classroom.

*DISMISSAL*
Second Grade will be dismissed outside at the door to the far left (closest to the church/teachers parking lot.) We dismiss at 2:55pm. On days of inclement weather, we will wait inside but please still come to that door. Please note that this is not a door that can gain you access into the school building. Please let me know if you need to set up an arrangement so that your child can be picked up in the same location as their sibling. I am here to help!

 

“Homework”
Homework allows parents to have an active role in their child’s education and helps them to evaluate their child’s progress. Homework is an important time to make connections and reflect; on self, family, friends, new or familiar information, and the world beyond. What you present to your children will determine the heights they will climb to continue to maintain their academic success. Please be sure that your child is completing all of their homework every night. If there is an outstanding circumstance on any particular night, please let me know.
 
 
*All student workbooks must be covered. 
They must be covered in clear contact paper (colored is fine as long as they can see the cover of their book.) 
 
 

*Parent signatures are required each night in the “initials” section of your child’s daily planner.

Individual signatures on each piece of homework is not required.

 

 
* Our Healthy Snack time will be 10:00 am.
Please see guidelines for appropriate snack choices in your ‘Back to School’ folder.
 
 

Additional Math Directives:

* Student standards require children to master addition and subtraction within 100 by the end of 2nd Grade. Until I feel confident this has occurred, we will dedicate time for both in all of our upcoming units.  Daily math practice at home, particularly in these two very important skills are highly encouraged. It is difficult to move on to harder concepts without mastering the basic skills of addition and subtraction.

 

* Check in with your child about our class Problem Solving Strategies. We are working to strengthen our ability to dissect and successfully complete tricky word problems that are part of our Math Curriculum. We use these skills daily in class, but an understanding of this will also help your child succeed in the future 🙂

*We also set class goals and personal goals at the beginning of each unit. Have conversations with your children about what their personal goals are. You might be surprised!! These goals have meant a lot to them and they are working hard to achieve them!

 

*Students will be given a daily quiz in Mathematics. This daily quiz will consist of a couple of problems to be solved (addition, subtraction, word problems, measurement, etc.) The quiz will be taken before the beginning of our daily Mathematics lesson. The quizzes will be tabulated into a final grade every week out of a total of 50 points (10 points per day). This is to keep track of their understanding, and allows me to formally assess them more frequently. I hope that this will be a useful tool for all of us!

 

“Grammar Challenge Thursday”

*Thursdays will be “Grammar Challenge Thursdays.”  Different aspects of proper grammar will be practiced and assessed on these days.  Some examples are sentence structure, reading comprehension, punctuation, finding errors in writing, etc.  Like Math Drills, these assessments can be kept at home and practiced when needed.  They do not need to be returned with other assessments in the Testing Folder.

 

“Math Drill Wednesday”

We will be implementing Math Drills on Wednesdays of every week, unless otherwise noted.  We will begin with 1 digit addition and subtraction for the time being.    Math instruction must include practice time for students. Students in all grades benefit from practice because it deepens their understanding and increases familiarity with the material. Similarly, drills are useful to reinforce and practice more rote knowledge and skills. Students benefit from practice because they are able to apply knowledge through interaction. Students connect with the material when they work with texts and concepts beyond a one-time exposure. When students practice using the knowledge through application, they connect with information on a deeper level. While drills used to be associated with a regimented style of instruction, they do have a place. Drills are used successfully when teaching students technique. For instance, when children are learning addition, they can do drills on each number set to help them memorize; they can then proceed to more difficult concepts that use the information obtained from drills. In physical education and music, coaches and teachers use drills as a method to hone skills that need repetition for improvement. Additionally, students can use this technique with one another for shared learning opportunities. These timed drills may be new to the students at first, but as time goes on the goal is to improve both time and accuracy in these basic but necessary Math skills.  These can also be used to highlight strength and weaknesses in computation skills, so we will know what to assist the children with both at school and at home.

 

 
 
 

 
Spanish: Monday
 
Physical Education: Friday

1/24/20: Spelling Test

 

1/17/20: No School

1/20/20: No School

1/24/20: Half Day/ 12:00 dismissal (lunch will be served)

1/27/20: Open School

1/27/20: Social Studies Project Due

1/28/20: Spelling Bee

1/29/20: Math Bee

1/30/20: Multicultural Day

1/30/20: Social Studies Poster Due

1/31/20: Student Appreciation Day

 

 
 Book Orders are due on or before: February 16th
Online Class Code: QJH9F
 
Online Book Catalog:
 
 
 
Writing Journals are due EVERY week and must be submitted by Friday.  Failure to do so, will affect the children’s’ eligibility for Wall of Fame for that Month, as well as affecting their E.L.A. and homework grade. Please make sure your child dates the entry, writes the topic and responds with at least 4 sentences.  Illustrations are always allowed. 
 
January Writing Journal Prompts
 
Pretend you just landed on an imaginary planet.  What do you see?
In 2020, I cant wait to…
List 5 facts about yourself that most people don’t know.
My best friend and I were sledding down a hill when all of a sudden…
What is one unforgettable thing that happened last year?
Write a funny story about the day it rained mashed potatoes!
Would you rather have one close friend or many casual friends?  Explain.
One new thing I would like to try this year is…
A giant package arrived on your doorstep! Write about what’s inside and who sent it.
Think about a time you got angry or upset.  How did you respond?  What made you feel better?
“Look out!” I shouted, just as the snowball was headed straight for the…
Bears hibernate all winter.  If you could do one thing all winter, what would it be?
Describe how you feel when you have too much homework.
Would you rather be a movie star or a famous author?  Explain.
What are three things you love about winter?
Every snowflake is unique.  I am unique because…
If I could go anywhere to escape the winter cold, I would choose… 
Imagine a friend wanted to copy from you during a test.  What would you say or do?
Martin Luther King Jr. believed that…
Describe snow to someone who has never seen it or felt it before.
Who do you go to when you need advice about a problem?  Why?
If there were no school today, I would…
One thing I would like to change about myself is…
Write an adventurous story titled “The Dangerous Snowstorm.”
Would you rather play sports at the park or play video games inside?  Explain.  
Tell a story about the coldest you’ve ever been.
If you could rewrite any fairy tale, what would it be and how would you change it?
Make a list of 5 fun things to do on a snowy day!
If you could ask one family member any question, what would it be?
How do you want the other kids in your class to remember you from 2019?
Think of two people who might need encouragement.  How can you make their lives brighter?  
 
 
 
 

 

*Spelling Menu Assignments are to be completed Monday-Thursday.  Students may chose any prompt on their menu on these nights.  Please complete assignments in their ELA notebooks.

Second Grade Spelling Menu

*Prodigy is now part of our daily homework routine.  Please help your child gain access to Prodigy on your computers or mobile devices.  The assignments will pop up once you log in. All assignments are due to be completed by Monday morning.

 

TUESDAY

ELA: Spelling Menu and workbook pg 103

Social Studies: work on Family Scrapbook Project

Math: Workbook page 333

WEDNESDAY

ELA: Spelling Menu and workbook pg 105

Social Studies: work on Family Scrapbook Project

Math: Workbook page 339

THURSDAY

ELA: Spelling Menu and workbook pg 106

Social Studies: work on Family Scrapbook Project

Math: Workbook Page 345

*Writing Journal Due Tomorrow

*Half Day Tomorrow

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