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Email: Gabriela.Marchant@asd20.org

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Second Grade Newsletter for the week of

Jan. 14th to Jan. 18th, 2019























Homework Due

Spelling Test

Unit 3, Week 4


Front Row Class Code: f9bs6j (The first letter is f )

Our class loves Freckle's!

Upcoming Events:

Important Messages from our Administrators

Foothills Families,

It's been great seeing everyone and hearing about everyone's winter breaks. We are happy to have kids back!

 Below you will find information about upcoming events. If you have any questions, please contact the Foothills office.

Monday, January 14th – 'C' Day

  • 7:45 am - 1st/2nd Grade Drawing Club (Art Room)
  • 7:45 am - 5th Grade Intramurals
  • 3:50 pm – Science Matters (STEAM Lab)

    Tuesday, January 15th – 'A' Day
  • 7:45 am - 1st/2nd Art Club (Art Room)
  • 7:45 am – Choir
  • 7:45 am – 3rd Grade Intramurals

    Wednesday, January 16th  - 'B' Day
  • 7:45 am – 3rd-5th Drawing Club (Art Room)
  • 9:10 am – Pride Assembly (Gym)
  • 6:00 pm – Choice Night (Library)


    Thursday, January 17th – 'C' Day
  • 7:45 am - 3rd -5th Jewelry Creating Class (Art Room)
  • 7:45 – Band
  • 7:45 am – 4th Grade intramurals

    Friday, January 18th – 'A' Day

Foothills Elementary School Choice Night – January 16

              Next Wednesday, January 16th at 6:00 pm, Foothills will be hosting our annual Choice Information Night. This night is for any prospective Foothills students, whether they are an incoming Kindergartener or currently in grades K-4. The purpose of Choice Information Night is to give prospective families information about curriculum, programs, and extracurricular activities at Foothills. We are excited to share what makes Foothills a wonderful school! The evening will close with an opportunity to visit classrooms, our STEAM Lab, and our Makerspace. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to reach out to Sjahna Kurtz at 234-4500 or sjahna.kurtz@asd20.org.

If you have any family or friends interested in attending Foothills, please welcome them to this event!

The choice window is open from now until February 28th.

January Benchmark Testing

In January, all students will be participating in winter benchmark testing. There are no testing days in January, the testing will happen during the regular school day. Once testing is completed, results will be shared with you. Please look for further communication on assessment results coming home in the future.


Second Quarter Grades

Student grades for second quarter will be available on the Parent Portal on January 14th, 2019. More communication will be sent out about how to access grades on January 14th.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for Foothills Elementary is scheduled for February 12th , at the District 20 Education and Administration Center.  Students must be 5 years old by October 1, 2018, to be enrolled for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.


Future Events


January 16 – 9:10 am Pride Assembly

January 16 – Foothills Elementary School Choice Night

January 21 – Martin Luther King Day (No School)

January 25 – 6:30 pm PTO Family Dance

When you are providing snacks or bringing food items for birthday celebrations and/or holiday parties, snacks/treats must be nut-free.  Foods that contain nuts or peanuts or nut by-products such as peanut oil or foods with labels that indicate it was manufactured in factories where nuts were processed are NOT PERMITTED in the classrooms.  HOMEMADE TREATS ARE NOT PERMITTED. 

For the safety of our children, only pre-packaged foods purchased at a store that do not contain nuts or nut by-products are permitted.  All pre-packaged foods must contain the ingredient labels.  Vegetables and fruits are permitted.  All other foods must be prepared at school.

Reading: Our story is "Rosa and Blanca."  I am working on a comprehension skill, Theme and Plot, and a comprehension strategy, Predict. The genre is Fable. Text Features are Italics.

Phonics – I am working on words with blending, reading, and building words with long i: i, ie, igh, y.

Spelling:   I am working on blending words with long i: .i, ie, igh, and y spelling patterns.

 Main Idea: What is the story mostly about? What does it mean to be creative? When can creative ideas solve problems?


Spelling ListChallenge words


Writing: (In Mrs. Rider's Class)  I am learning how to write a narrative piece that includes characters, setting, problem, solution and a beginning, middle and end.  I am also learning how to plan, draft, revise, edit and publish my writing pieces.


Math:  We are still working on addition and subtraction strategies. By now your student should know their plus 0, 1, and 2 as well as doubles (4+4, 7+7, etc) and near doubles (5+4, 7+6, etc) without having to add in their fingers. They should also know their plus 10s and plus nines in this same way. Please discuss counting money, telling time, measurements with your students. We are going to work on this topic later in the year and it makes a big difference when students are already familiar with these concepts. 

Practice double-digit addition and subtraction with carrying and no carrying.

Social Studies: (In Spanish)

We will continue working on map skills. Students are learning about compass roses, map scales, labels, map titles, and different types of maps. We will also learn about ways humans interact with our environment. We are also working on landforms.

Social Studies: (English)

I will learn about the election process in the U.S.


Science: (Mrs. Krauss' Lab)

I am learning about "Changes of speed or direction of motion are caused by forces such as pushes and pull." (Physical Science Standard 1.1)

Mrs. Marchant's Classroom: I am learning about Simple Machines in English and Spanish.

Essential Question: How can a simple machine make work easier by letting us push or greater distances? What are the six simple machines? How many simple machines can you name, in English and Spanish?

Family Times

You are your child's first and best teacher!

Here are ways to help your child

Day 1 - Have your child read these words: mind, myself, night, pilot, tried, wild. Ask what letter or letters (i, ie, igh, or y) spell the long i sound.
Day 4 - Have your child write these spelling words: blind, bright, child, cry, find, flight, fly, myself, right, sky, spider, wild. Provide clues and have your child guess and spell each word.
Day 2 - Your child has been discussing story theme and plot. After reading a story, ask your child to retell events in order. Ask about the big idea behind the story.
Day 5 - This week your child read about solving a problem. Help brainstorm problem-solving words, such as figure out, solve, and fix. Have your child use three of these words in a paragraph about how he or she solved a problem.

Day 3 -Have your child read these words: alone, buy, daughters, half, many, their, youngest. Take turns using the words in a story about a family.
Spanish Words
I am learning verbs in command tense
Párate/ stand up

Inclined plane/el plano inclinado


Siéntate/stand up

Lever/la palanca


Pásamelo/pass it

Pulley/la polea


Dámelo/ give it to me

Screw/el tornillo


Comienza/startWedge wheel and axle/la cuña y el eje
Fórmate/line up 




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