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    Kathy Frentress
    2nd Grade - ELAR and Social Studies
    Sunnyvale Elementary
    E-mail: kathy.frentress@sunnyvaleisd.com
    Phone:  972-226-7601

Weekly Updates


    Homework-How can you help your child at home?

    • listen to your child read the book sent home by teacher, use suggestions found with home reader, help your child complete the book report

    • read a book together from the library or from your child's book collection from home

    • listen to a book on Tumblebooks

    • practice spelling the words from the word list for the week

    • practice these words on Spelling City

    • do iStation for at least 30 minutes each week

    A new book will be sent home every week for students to practice.  There is a sheet in their book bag that lists what to do with the book each day of the week. These books will come home on Monday or Tuesday. Please keep the book/envelope in the backpack every day so we can do activities in the classroom with the book. The completed book report and book will need to be returned on Friday.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for being part of the "team" to help your child continue the journey of "learning to read".


     This week in 2nd grade...December 4-8

    Reading - Read Aloud Night Tree by Eve Bunting
    Main Idea, Textual Evidence
    Vocabulary - main character, setting, problem, solution, inferencing
    Spelling/Word Work - double consonants
    Review and Practice - Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives
    Sight Words - off, carry, pretty, little, because
    Writing - finish writing about Thanksgiving

    Writing - Sensory Poetry
    Social Studies - Government
    vocabulary - community, services, government, volunteer, participate, local, state, mayor,

                                   governor, voting, elected, citizen


    Learning Resources . . .  
    The following are resources we will use through out the year. 
    - Spelling City! Go to the web address below. Scroll down to find the list for this week. Students can practice this week's pattern by playing the free activities!  


    - iStation - reading practice (30 minutes a week at home)
    - Education Galaxy - Math (30 minutes a week at home)

    - Education Galaxy - Reading - optional for extra practice 

    Planning ahead...

    December 21st - early release @ 12:55

    December 22-January 7 - Holiday Break

    January 8 - return to school, begin 3rd quarter



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