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2-1

Mrs. Caitlin Ingoglia

cingoglia@olcacademy.net

 

Will resume after Christmas Break.

 

Will resume after Christmas Break.

 

 

 “Mathletics”

Schoolwide, we will be incorporating “Mathletics” into our nightly homework routine.  Mathletics is a captivating online math program that provides students with the tools they need to be successful learners, both inside the classroom and at home. The program includes courses that are aligned to the New York State Mathematics Standards, including Common Core.  This program is used throughout the world, engaging students with ages ranging from Kindergarten through High School. 

Every night your child will be assigned homework on Mathletics.  You can logon to Mathletics at home by going to http://community.mathletics.com/signin. Students will receive a card with their username and password on it.  The homework will take approximately 15 minutes per night. If you have trouble accessing Mathletics at home, please let us know immediately. 

As always, please email us with any issues or concerns.  Thank you for your continued support and cooperation!

 

“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.) 
  
 
Just a friendly reminder for Parents/Guardians: 
Dismissal for Class 2-1 is not from the classroom. Classroom instruction, activities, and afternoon wrap-up/reminders are all ongoing from the conclusion of lunch (12:50 PM) up until 3:15 PM, when we are usually downstairs for dismissal time. Some days we are able to dismiss around 3PM, but part of classroom management is ensuring that all students are following rules and procedures before leaving for the day. We do not leave until everyone is packed up and fully ready to go. This becomes much more difficult when they see their parents or other family members looking through the door into our classroom towards the end of the day. Please cooperate by meeting us in the Auditorium, where dismissal for grades 1-8 occurs. If, for any reason, you are picking your child up early on a certain day, please inform me through email, or in writing, and check in with the office when you arrive.  An office staff member will inform us that you are here, and your child will be sent to meet you there.   Thank you SO much for your cooperation. 
 

*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 10:30 am.

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.) that will be recorded on a separate page in a designated Math notebook that will be used for these quizzes. 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.

 

 
 
 

 
GYM: Monday
SPART: Thursday
 

12/17: Religion Test on Advent and Christmas

12/18: Social Studies Test on Government, Democracy and American Symbols

12/19: Math Test on Addition and Subtraction within 20

 

 

12/12- Dress Down $1

12/13- Christmas Show

12/14- Free Dress Down

12/18- Dress Down $1

12/19- Breakfast with Santa- Free Dress Up

12/21- Half Day Dismissal- No After School

12/24-1/1- School Closed- Christmas Break

 
 
 
 
 
OCTOBER’S BOOK ORDERS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE: 12/21
 
Online Class Code: QJH9F
 
 
 
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 ELA grade. Please make sure your child dates the entry, writes the topic and responds with at least 3 sentences.  Illustrations are always allowed. 
 
 
December Writing Journal Prompts:
1. Tell about your favorite thing to do during Winter.
2. Tell about a time when you couldn’t stop laughing.
3. Tell about the worst thing you ever did.
4. If it were to snow, what would you do?
5. If you were your parents for a day, what would you do?
6. Tell about why giving to others is important.
7. If you could build a snowman, what would he/she look like?
8. Tell about your favorite Christmas or winter memory.
9. Write a letter to Santa explaining why you have been naughty or nice.
10. Tell about the best gift you ever received.
11. Tell about a family tradition.
12. Tell about your favorite holiday food(s)
13. Free Write
 

 

Homework Sheet

 

Monday 12/17

ELA: Worksheet (If You Were the Teacher)

MATH: Mathletics and Worksheet (Fun Fish Subtraction)

 

Tuesday 12/18

ELA: Worksheet (Seasons)

MATH: Mathletics and Worksheet (Give Me 5)

 

Wednesday 12/19

ELA: Worksheet (Professional Sports Star)

MATH: Mathletics and Worksheet (Gumball Math)

 

Thursday 12/20

ELA: Worksheet (More Than One)

MATH: Mathletics and Worksheet (Beautiful Butterfly)

 

***Be sure to study every night for your exams and practice your daily reading/math skills***

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Homework for Week of 12/10/18- 12/14/18

 

Monday

ELA: Backpack Workbook P. 44 and 45
MATH: Mathletics and Worksheet (Enrich 3.7)
RELIGION: In Religion Notebook: “ This week of Advent is about peace. Write 3 ways you can be peaceful.”

 

Tuesday

ELA: Backpack Workbook P. 46
MATH: Mathletics and Worksheet (Lesson 3.7)
SOCIAL STUDIES: Worksheet (The Bald Eagle)

Wednesday

ELA: Backpack Workbook P. 47
MATH: Mathletics and Worksheet (Enrich 3.8)
RELIGION: Worksheet (Session 10 Assessment)

 

Thursday

ELA: Write a sentence for 6 of your spelling words; Study for Spelling Test; Journal due tomorrow
MATH: Mathletics and Worksheet (Lesson 3.8)
SOCIAL STUDIES: Worksheet (The Statue of Liberty)
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Homework Sheet for the Week of 11/26/18 11/30/18

MONDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 35

MATH: Mathletics (15 min) and Workbook Pages 179/180

RELIGION: Workbook Page 67

TUESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 37

MATH: Mathletics (15 min) and Worksheet (Lesson 3.2)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 245

WEDNESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 39

MATH: Mathletics (15 min) and Worksheet (Lesson 3.3)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In your Social Studies Notebook: “Discuss why democracy is important.”

THURSDAY

ELA: Write each of your Spelling Words in a complete sentence/ Study spelling words/ Writing Journal due tomorrow

MATH: Mathletics (15 min) and Workbook Pages 185/186

RELIGION: In your Religion Notebook: “Discuss what the Parable of the Vine teaches us.”

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Homework for the Week of 11/12 – 11/16

* Two projects are assigned for over the long weekend.
1. Feather project: due Tuesday
2. Math project: due Wednesday

Any uncovered books are being sent home over the weekend. They MUST return covered on Tuesday.

 

TUESDAY

ELA: Backpack Page 31 and 32

MATH: – Mathletics (15 minutes)

  – Worksheet

SOCIAL STUDIES: Answer the “What did you learn?” questions on textbook page 157 in your notebook.

 

WEDNESDAY

ELA: Backpack Page 33

MATH: – Mathletics (15 minutes)

  – Worksheet

SOCIAL STUDIES: worksheet

 

THURSDAY

ELA: Backpack Page 34/ Writing Journal due tomorrow/ study spelling

MATH: – Mathletics (15 minutes)

  – Worksheet

RELIGION: Workbook page 243

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Homework for the Week of 11/5/18- 11/9/18

 

Monday

ELA: Backpack Workbook p. 27 and Worksheet (Restating the Question)

Math: Mathletics

Science: Workbook p. 97-98

Religion: Workbook p.242

 

Tuesday

ELA: Backpack Workbook p. 28 and 29

Math:Mathletics; Study for Test tomorrow

Science: Workbook p. 100-101

Religion: Worksheet (Our Leaders Guide Us)

 

Wednesday

ELA: Backpack Workbook p. 30; Journal due tomorrow; Spelling test tomorrow

Math:Mathletics

Science:Workbook p. 104-106

Religion: Worksheet (Session 8 Assessment)

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Homework Sheet for the Week of 10/22/18 10/26/18

MONDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 22

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 241

SCIENCE: Study for tomorrow’s Quiz.

TUESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 23

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 41

SCIENCE: workbook page 84

WEDNESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 24

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 43

SCIENCE: workbook page 85

THURSDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 25 / study spelling words/ writing journal due tomorrow

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: In your notebook:  Write about a time where you felt lost.  How did it feel?  Who helped you through this experience?

SCIENCE: workbook pages 86 and 87

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Homework Sheet for the Week of 10/15 – 10/19

MONDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 18

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: Worksheet

SCIENCE: Workbook Page 58-59

 

 TUESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 19

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: Worksheet

SCIENCE: Workbook Page 67-68

 

WEDNESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 20

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: Study for Quiz

SCIENCE: Workbook Page 70-71

 

THURSDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 21

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 240

SCIENCE: Worksheet

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Homework Sheet for the Week of 10/9/18 10/12/18

TUESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 14

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 23

SCIENCE: Workbook Page 46

 

WEDNESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 15

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 25

SCIENCE: Workbook Page 54

 

THURSDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 16 / study Spelling Words/ Writing Journal due tomorrow

MATH: Mathletics (15 minute minimum)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 238

SCIENCE: Worksheet (States of Matter)

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Homework Sheet for the Week of 10/1/18 10/5/18

MONDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 10

MATH: Worksheet (review)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 19

SOCIAL STUDIES: In your notebook: Write which type of community (rural. urban, suburban) you would choose to live in and explain why.  (5 sentence minimum)

TUESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 11

MATH: Mathletics (15 minutes minimum)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 5

SOCIAL STUDIES: Answer the study questions written in your notebook.

WEDNESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 12

MATH: Mathletics (15 minutes minimum)

RELIGION: Workbook Page 7

SOCIAL STUDIES: Study for tomorrows Quiz.

THURSDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 13 / study spelling words/ writing journal due tomorrow

MATH: Mathletics (15 minutes minimum)

RELIGION: Worksheet (Our Loving Father)

 

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Homework Sheet for the Week of 9/24/18 to 9/28/18

MONDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 5

MATH: Workbook Pages 35 and 36

RELIGION: Worksheet (God’s Gift)

SOCIAL STUDIES: Worksheet (It’s a Law)

TUESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 6

MATH: Workbook Page 39

RELIGION: Worksheet (Staying Close to Jesus)

SOCIAL STUDIES: Worksheet (Find Places on a Map)

WEDNESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 7

MATH: Workbook Pages 41 and 42

RELIGION: Worksheet (I Choose to Follow Jesus)

SOCIAL STUDIES: Worksheet (Sheriff’s Busy Day)

THURSDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 8/ study spelling words/ writing journal due tomorrow

MATH: Worksheet (Place Value)

RELIGION: Worksheet (God’s Son is Born)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In your textbook: Read pages 8 through 11.  Answer the questions on page 11 in your notebook.  Be sure to write the question as well as your answer!

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Homework Sheet for the Week of 9/17/18 to 9/21/18

 

MONDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 1

MATH: Workbook Pages 20 and 21

RELIGION: Worksheet (God Loves You)

SOCIAL STUDIES: Worksheet (Reading a Map)

TUESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 2

MATH: Workbook Pages 23 and 24

RELIGION: Worksheet (Family Prayer)

SOCIAL STUDIES: Worksheet (My Neighborhood)

WEDNESDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 3

MATH: Study for tomorrow’s math quiz on even and odd numbers

RELIGION: In your notebook: write 3 ways that God has blessed your life

SOCIAL STUDIES: In your notebook: write 5 sentences that describe your community.

THURSDAY

ELA: Backpack Workbook Page 4/ study spelling words/ writing journal due tomorrow

MATH: Workbook Pages 29 and 30

RELIGION: In your notebook: Write about how you can care for God’s creation (the world and everything in it)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In your notebook: write 5 laws you must follow in your community.

 

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