Boonton Township Public Schools

Rockaway Valley School
Phone 973-334-4162

11 Valley Road Boonton Township, NJ 07005
Fax: 973-316-6956

 
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Second Grade

May News

 

Thank you all for working with your student to keep the learning positive and possible. Together, we have been doing a great job of keeping up with the math skills and reading strategies that are focused on in the fourth quarter of the year.

 

Please take a few minutes in a casual setting to ask your child about the coins we use and the value of each coin. We will be moving on to money in the next few weeks and this base knowledge will help to make things easier.  

 

Many of you have asked why we keep rereading the same story each day from the Journeys Reader. Each day that we examine the text and your child read the story helps to build fluency in reading, reinforce decoding skills, and also helps with expression. Though it may seem redundant, I encourage you to use this research-based strategy to continue reading the story daily. 

 

We are also working in setting the text, finding evidence of where the answer is found in a paragraph. The homework in the new year will reflect this practicie. It will also require that an answer is restating the question asked. For example, if the question was, "Why did Corduroy go up the escalator?" Your child will be expected to answer such as, "Corduroy went up the escalator to the bedding department to find a button for his overalls."

This is an important skill that is expected to be mastered for third grade. 

 

 

 

 

Our class visited Foster Fields Farms this month. https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/fosterfields 

We learned about the barn in winter through the programs they offered. We will also saw how cookies were baked on an open hearth as well as the types of decorations used to celebrate the Winter Holidays. A good portion of the field trip was spent outdoors. The weather was pleasant for most of the trip and we had a picnic lunch under the pavillion until the wind picked up. After that we boarded the bus and came home. It was a very nice trip. 

 

Box Top Donations are due on Monday, December 2nd,  for the 2nd contest of the school year. Digital and hard copy box tops are both accepted. Your support is appreciated. See below for more information. 

 

Thank you to the HSA for the delcious ice cream treats provided to our class for winning the first collection contest for Box Tops. Keep up the great work!

 

Box Tops are an easy way for RVS to get funds for playground equipment and other items that directly benefit the children. Please save your box tops and send them to school in September. The Box Top people are now creating a way to record your donation with an app.  The link with directions is posted below. Remember to scan your grocery receipt as soon as you get home...no more clipping! Please continue to collect them and send them in at your earliest convenience. It is very exciting to the children and benefits everyone. If you still have box tops that have been clipped, they are still valid and should be sent in before the expiration date. 

https://www.boxtops4education.com/en

 

It is also a great, easy fundraiser for RVS. Eveyone benefits from the box tops that are on products you already purchase. Thank you for your help!

To find which products have the Box Top stamp, please click on the link below.

http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products

 

Thank you to the volunteers on HSA who organize and submit these for the benefit of the students. Keep saving Box Tops for Education on the sheet sent home in your child's folder. Each box top is worth 10¢ to our school. One sheet of ten coupons is worth a dollar.  

                    

     Please sign your child's

homework folder each night.

The folder needs your initials each night, Monday through Friday to confirm you have seen the graded papers, tests, and assignments for the day as well as the Behavior Stamp. It is an important message to your child that Home and School is working together to provide the best education possible for the students. 

 

     Please remember to review the Point and Practice math facts a few minutes each night to build speed and accuracy. The more confident your child is the easier it will be as we move  into two-digit addition and subtraction in the second marking period. Car rides are a great opportunity to quiz your captive audience.

 

     Every sentence begins with a capital letter. All sentences end with a punctuation mark. We have been working on following these rules every time we write. Statements, commands, questions, and exclamatory sentences require different punctuation. Have your child proofread the sentences he/she writes to make sure they contain the proper mechanics.

 

     

 Look under

Document Manager

and

Useful Links

for resources to reinforce the skills we have focused on this year. 

 

     Points to Remember During the School Year:

  We have snack every day around 9:30. Please send in a healthy snack and beverage with your child on ALL days, even delayed openings and early dismissal days. Snacks may NOT be shared due to potential allergies in the class.

  Ask your child regularly if supplies such as pencils and gluesticks need to be replenished. We work hard and the supplies often need replacing monthly. A good rule of thumb is to send in the replacements on School Spirit Day, the first school day of each month. 

  Keep the Homework Planner in the back of the yellow folder until the end of the marking period. I will then remove it at the start of the new quarter.  It is meant to be a cumulative tool.

 

  Spelling lists for the year are posted in the Document Manager section of this web page. Feel free to get a head start.

   Any month with an "R" in the spelling of the name of the month requires jackets and sweaters. Please dress appropriately and remind your child to bring a jacket/gloves, when necessary. Label all clothing with your child's name so any misplaced items can be returned.

   You can find the assignments posted on the front cover of the yellow homework folder or on our web page under Homework for the Week tab on the left side of our web page. Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday evening and it is expected that it is returned on the next school day.

 

   If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. I can be reached via email, folder notes, or voicemail. I will get back to you as soon as possible. I look forward to a wonderful year working with you and your child.

 

  If you have a change of plan for your child's routine at the end of the day, please call the office. I may not be able to check the email or voicemail if messages are left after 1:30. You can leave the message for me, but also call Mrs. Debby Cuozzo at

x 369 to be sure the message is received. 

 

 

Email: csnider@btrvs.org   

Voicemail: 973-334-4162 x203

 
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Look under Document Manager  to find
 High Frequency Sight Words
 School Supply Lists
 Spelling Lists for the year
 Articles to help you partner with your
child's learning through the elementary grades and
Much, Much More!
 
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If you have one to share, please contact me using the email link.
 
 Interesting Parent Articles -
 a listing of web pages that you can link
to that will be helpful as you grow with your second grader.
 
 Science Links -
to learn about weather patterns and dinosaurs.
They can be found in science and social studies under Useful Links.