Thank you!

I just wanted to show you how your storage fee has been used for bookshelves to benefit the organization in our classroom!

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Thank you Ashley Yoakley and Leslie Woodruff for helping me build bookshelves!

Guided Reading and Words Their Way

Second grade will start guided reading groups and Words Their Way spelling words this coming Monday August 29.

Your student will come home with a spelling list, and they need to study spelling patterns however you choose. Five words on their spelling assessment on Friday will come from that list, as well as five additional words using similar spelling patterns. The spelling pattern is at the top of each list.

I will be happy in parent conferences to give more details in spelling pattern studying at home, and will be updating the HLO portion of this website to explain that in more detail.

Michael Donnelly has a YouTube channel showing videos of himself teaching several Words Their Way sorts if that would be helpful to you as well. I will add this link to the HLO tab as well.

Friday Update Yellow Folders

Hi 2nd Grade Families,

I did not have a great plan for taking up homework and getting behavior marks back to you today so yellow folders will not be coming home today! I apologize.
Next week I will have a better plan for how to handle this.
Thank you for a great first week!
If you sent Flat Stanley back, I will return him in the yellow folder Monday because we need you to mail him somewhere for adventures!
Thank you for your patience,
Melana Lombardo

Monday August 22, 2016 Letter

Dear 2nd Grade Families,




Black Reading Response Composition notebooks can be kept at home during the week and turned in on Fridays.


Please have your champion answer a different question from the inside cover of this journal everyday.



On Fridays, students who have been engaged during reading all week can bring a stuffed animal reading buddy.




Flat Stanley does not have an exact due date due to the nature of the project, but it would be great if they be back in before Session 1 is over on October 25.




We are working very hard as a grade level team to get Field Trip information to you ASAP!


Thank you for everything!


Ms. Lombardo