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Elementary School

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Second Grade Newsletter

2nd Grade Newsletter - April 16th 20th

Reading: “The Signmaker’s Assistant” Comprehension Strategy: Questioning, Draw Conclusions

  • Skill: Text and Graphic Features, Point of View, Analyze a Character

The reading test on this story will be on Friday.


  • Opinion Writing
  • Words with shades of meaning


Spelling Pattern

  • o, al, aw, au
  • Words are glued in your child’s planner
  • Test and tic-tac-toe boards are due on Friday


High Frequency Words

ball, done, hear, learn, leaves, only, our, through, were, young



  • Practice vocabulary words each night. Make sure your child understands the meaning of each word.
  • Practice math fact sheets each night. These are in your child’s take home folder.
  • Practice high frequency words. Your child should automatically be able to recognize these words.
  • Complete 3 activities on the tic-tac-toe board- due Friday.


  • Money- Students budgeted money to buy items to build protective devices around raw eggs (Humpty Dumpty). This week Humpty Dumpty will drop from a wall and we will see which one will remain unscathed.
  • Time- to the 5 minutes


Social Studies

  • Our interns will be teaching the students a unit on economics and markets this week.


Vocabulary Words

  • assistant
  • agreed
  • polite
  • failed
  • tearing
  • wisdom
  • cleared
  • trouble


Calendar of Events


21- Garrett County Arts Fair at the CARC

23- 3 hour early dismissal



10-Mountain Playhouse Field Trip

14- PTO 6:00pm

28- No School (Memorial Day)

30- Exhibition 5:00-6:30pm



1- Laurel Caverns Field Trip (tentative) More

details will be sent home very soon!

11-13- 3 hour early dismissals

13- Last day of school!