Peek of the Week for Jan. 9-12
Bible verse for the week: Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world.”
Spelling Words for the Week: rang, sang, thing, bring, swinging, strong, along, swung, stung, thank, blank, blanket, sink, twinkle, honk, dunk, trunk, they, their, there
*NEW THIS WEEK – This week we will begin having vocabulary words on our spelling tests. Students must spell the vocabulary words and write the definition. I will not count off for spelling in the definition, but it must be spelled well enough that I can understand the definition. Perhaps this would be a good time to
write the vocabulary words every night with the definitions.
*avoid: to stay away from
*dwell: to live in a place
Reading: Our story this week is: “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash.” Genre: Fantasy
1. boring – not interesting or exciting
2. ducked – to bend down suddenly
3. sense – meaning (as in “make sense”)
4. suppose – to think or imagine
5. tractor – a farm machine
Cursive handwriting: We will begin cursive this week. Students will learn the correct formation in class and complete one side of the worksheet. For homework, they will complete the back side. As teachers, we will try our best to make marks or notes on the front of the worksheet. Please make sure you are watching your child as they complete the backside of the sheet. It is important that they are forming each letter correctly. As we will tell our students, beginning the first day of Third Grade, they MUST write everything in cursive with correct formation. While they are learning cursive and we do not count off for formation, they will in Third Grade so it is important they learn now.
Your child will beg you to write their name in cursive as soon as we start. We tell our students that as soon as we have finished all lower case letters they may write their name in cursive. Until that time, we will not allow them to write their name in cursive on papers at school.
Math: We will begin Ch. 6 which is 2 digit subtraction with and without regrouping.
Timed tests: We will have a timed test on Wednesday.
Requests and Reminders:
*January 10th: report cards go home.
*January 13th: Student holiday.
*January 16th: School holiday to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.
*January 20th: All 3 Second grade classes will be performing in a chapel program. Please put this on your calendar as we would love for you to come and watch your child perform. We will begin having 2 chapel programs in the cafeteria. You are invited to attend either one that fits your schedule. The first one will be 8:45-9:15 am, and the second one will be 9:30-10:00 am. (Please note, in the future, Second grade will be attending the 9:30-10:00 am chapel.)