The Daigneault News
Week #24 February 16, 2018
Happy Valentine’s Day/100th Day and Heart Healthy Day! This week has been busy!
This week students wrapped up their unit 5 math assessments on Addition and Subtraction. Our next unit is Whole Number Operations and Number Stories. A math newsletter is in your child’s Weekly Tote with more information and things to do at home. Children also had fun sharing their Valentine’s Day cards and treats! Thank you for all the wonderful treat, gifts and supplies! In addition to making cards for classmates students in our class and Mrs. Plante’s 6th grade class (our Learning Buddies) created rebus Valentine’s Day cards for the residents at Clover Manor. This week we aslo had Heart Healthy Day too! Students had a blast with the Snow Relay Race, Obstacle Course and Hike! We ended the week with 100th Day activities! Ask your second grader how many times they can do something in 100 seconds!
Math coins are needed for math activities. There are a few students who don’t have coins for math activities. Using real money is helpful so please (if possible)make sure your child has the following coins for their math tool kits: 20 pennies, 20 nickles, 20 dimes, and 10 quarters.
No Homework over vacation!! Homework packet #18 will be sent home on Monday, February 26, 2018 AFTER VACATION and due the following Monday. If I don’t send home a form please use a piece of paper. In addition to the reading log students will bring a set of reading comprehension cubes home. Please help your child construct the cubes and use them as part of the daily reading routine to help with the follow up discussion to reading. I went to the Dollar Tree and purchased the large foam dice to wrap the paper cubes around. Then I used packing tape to secure the paper dice to the cube. Mine have lasted for several years! The comprehension cubes are an excellant way to check your child’s comprehension on what they have read. The questions not only focus on questions and answers you could find in a text but they go beyond the text and offer some higher level thinking. Happy reading!
Please check your child’s Weekly Tote (white folder with the blue paw print) for weekly papers. Please remove the papers and return the tote to school. This week your child tote should have the following news from the classroom: week #24 newsletter, math unit 6 newsletter
We have a snack break every morning upon arrival. Please make sure your child has a healthy snack and drink.
Treasure Box donations needed! If you have any items such as:
McDonald Happy Meal toys, bookmarks, pencils, small toys, pens, books, small trinkets (Dollar Tree items), notebooks, crayons, Playdough, necklaces, toy rings, erasers, Matchbox cars, or fun note pads we would love to have them for our Traesure Box! Students will have Treasure Box Day next Friday. Students have been earning Paw Coins for great classroom behavior and they are super excited to cash them in for treasure!
Cooler weather is here and your child will need to dress appropriately. Please send layers of clothing with your child so they can adjust, as the days get cooler or warmer. Please bring all winter gear every day! In Maine you never know what the weather will be like from from one momment to the next!
Monday is Library Day! Don’t forget to bring your books! Students have gym class on Tuesday. Please send sneakers and appropriate dress.
Toys and electronics are not permitted in my class unless they remain in the students’ school bag. It is the responsibility of the student if a toy/electronic is lost or damaged.
Again, I look forward to working with you and your child. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Deb Daigneault Grade 2 Teacherddaigneault@rsu16.orgrsdaigneaultclass.weebly.com1250 Maine Street Poland, ME 04274 207-998-4915 X 175