Thank you also, for those who have signed up to send in items or volunteer for our Halloween Party.
The math packet homework have been coming back nicely. Please continue to help you child master memorizing doubles facts and skip counting facts. These are life-long skills and will help with mental math abilities.
You will see a one minute reading fluency paper coming home today. The title is Family Businesses. This passage is an "on level" reading passage. I introduced the passage earlier in the week. Asked each child to read it to me for one minute. I recorded any errors made and you will see the first read score. Then, they were able to practice, practice, and practice some more. I read it aloud for comprehension, and they partner read as well. Lastly, they returned to me for a second one-minute read! Your child should have shown improvements. That is something to celebrate. It shows them that with practice, they get better. We will do a few of these with each unit. It is fun to see them improve in fluency throughout the year. Students who read less than 62 words for the minute are at an approaching level for the second grade exceptions in reading. If your child scored, on the second reading, 62-71 words per minute, then they are right on level. They are meeting the expectation of a beginning second grader. Those students who read 72 words and more, they are beyond the early second grade fluency expectation. That doesn't necessarily mean they are reading at a third grade or higher level. It simply means for this unit passage, they are a very strong reader! All improvements are reason to celebrate! Keeping these passages and revisiting them will only help your child become a better reader. Especially building fluency and comprehension.
Take a look at our fancy boys in the picture below. New haircuts and some slick looking hairdos! Also, peek at a couple of girls who were surprised to see that they were unofficial twins with their up-do hairstyles!
Finally, you can see a picture of our Oakland University Student, Miss. VanHall. She will be joining our class once a week for the entire semester. We look forward to seeing her and having her learn along with us.