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This week: Officer Buckle and Gloria

posted Dec 13, 2015, 6:18 PM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Dec 13, 2015, 6:18 PM ]
This week in Grade 2 we are reading an excellent realistic fiction book called Officer Buckle and Gloria. Children love this book because of the charismatic and fun character of Gloria the police dog. It is a story about practicing safety, but more importantly it is about how friends can help us in many ways. There is also the subtle lesson about how jealousy can end friendships if we aren't careful. I know the children will love reading this story this week. We have many copies in the library. If your child enjoys the read, encourage her to check it out again from the library this month.

This week we will begin writing our first story of the year. This will be a true story where students will retell an event that has happened to them in their lives. Retelling stories in proper story format is an important writing skill. Students will write three stories this year. 

This week we also have vocabulary, grammar, reading, and spelling/phonics practice. Please take some time to review the spelling and vocabulary words with your child using the weekly handout sheet below. Please let me know if you have any questions.