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Email: Gabriela.Marchant@asd20.org

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Second Grade Newsletter for the week of

March 11th to March. 15th, 2019





















Teacher Work Day

No School


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

Our class loves Freckle's!

Your child has several assignments in Go Math!

Upcoming Events:

Important Messages from our Administrators

Foothills Families,

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 11th – 'A' Day

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

Tuesday, March 12th – 'B' Day

  • 7:45 am – Choir
  • 7:45 am – 3rd Grade Intramurals
  • 11:45 am – Foothills Accountability Meeting (Library)

Wednesday, March 13th – 'C' Day

  • 4th Grade Program (9:10 am and 6:30 pm)
  • 7:30 am – Falcon Leadership Meeting (Grades 3-5) – Room 207
  • 7:45 am – 3rd – 5th Drawing Club (Art Room)
  • 7:45 am – Battle of the Books (Room 209)
  • 7:45 am – Chess Club (3-5) Library


Thursday, March 14th – 'A' Day

  • 7:45 – Band
  • 7:45 am – 4th Grade Intramurals (Gym)

Friday, March 15th  – NO SCHOOL


Future Events

March 13- Grade 4 Program (9:10 am and 6:30 pm)

March 15 – NO SCHOOL

March 21/22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Week of March 18 – Book Fair

March 22- 29 – Spring Vacation

April 26 – Family Fun Night


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 "One Dark Night!."  I am working on a comprehension skill, Sequence, and a comprehension strategy, Graphic Organizer. The genre is Poetry. Text Features are Lines that Rhyme and have Rhythm.

Phonics – I am working on words with blending, reading, and building words with Prefixes -un-, re-,pre-,dis-.

Spelling:   I am working on word structure and the skill of identifying prefixes un-,re-,pre-,dis-.

 Main Idea: What is the story mostly about?  What is the main idea of this selection? What is the most important idea on the page I am reading? Where can we find this main idea?

 There are ways to help your child practice skills while having fun!

Spelling List
Challenge 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 using money. 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 four-digit addition and subtraction with carrying and no carrying.

Social Studies: (In Spanish)

Social Studies:

I am learning about helpers in the community.

I am learning how to solve problems and to be an active participant of society.


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: Read and comprehend "Facts about Magnets" Write answers to comprehesion questions.

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: disagree, pregame, rewind, and unpack and identify each prefix and base word.
Day 4 - Have your child write these spelling words on slips of paper: disagree, disappear, preheat, preschool, regroup, rerun, retie, rewind, unlock, unpack, unplug, unsafe. Mix the words. Sort the words according to prefixes.
Day 2 - Your child has identified the sequence of events in text. Read a story in order.
Day 5 - This week your child has used a graphic organizer to show sequence. Have your child complete a graphic organizer to show what he or she does each morning to ready for school.

Day 3 -Have your child read these words: flashes, lightning, pounds, pours, rolling, storm, thunder. Take turns using these words to describe storms.
Spanish Words
I am learning how express likes and dislikes using fruits and vegetables.
Me gusta / I like

el platano/banana


Me choca/I dislike

la naranja/orange



 los ejotes/green beans

la manzana/apple

el elote/corn in a cob


la lechuga/lettuce
las uvas/grapes
la fresa/strawberry
 los chicharos/peas
No me gusta/I don't like
 la calabaza/pumkin




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