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~*The Pitzer Post*~

April 10-14, 2017

In this weekly post, you will find information about the academic content and special events happening in the upcoming week. 

Literacy (Reading & Writing)

Click the link to view our upcoming theme skills!
Theme 14(week one)
Phonics Words:  locks, buses, cakes, passes, peaches, use, year, catches, officers
Vocab Words:  market, business, prepare
Grammar Skill: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Check out this song we used this week to learn about prefixes and suffixes:

We have learned 78 vocabulary words: cabin, visit, memory, tradition, relatives, generation, rely, role, member, identity, sibling, symbol, fascinate, exploration, journal, measure, calendar, interval, daily, orbit, position, solar, ray, rotate, crossing, rural, build, purpose, social, urban, reside, route, state, journey, boundary, terrain, essential, wheel, machine, reduce, labor, effort, attract, magnet, object, operate, field, effect, result, vote, wait, government, duty, election, contribute, police, volunteer, participate, influence, emergency, nourished, farming, maintain, bounty, various, produce, freight, consume, distribute, available, taste, range, interest, earn, increase, value, browse, and spend.

Your child should be able to define each of the above words.  A great way to practice is to encourage your child to use the above words when writing or speaking.

We have learned 55 phonics patterns: diagraphs (ph, sh, th, ch), short vowels, ake, ine, oke, ute, ail, ain, ay, eed, ea, eat, oat, ow, ue, ui, or, orn, art, ir, urn, air, ear, eer, ore, are, ire, oom, ew, au, aw, awn, alk, all, ood, ook, ank, ink, unk, ice, age, arge, oil, oy, ound, out, ow, contractions, kn, wr, dge, tch, adjectives –er, prefix un, and suffixes (-ful, less, -er, -ly).

Once we learn a pattern above your child is held accountable to spell words with that pattern in them correctly.  While there are a lot of them now, we had a new set each week.  During that week your child participates in a lot of practice in order to help move into the mastery stage.  Another way to practice is to encourage your child to use these patterns while writing and or make a list of as many words as they can with any given pattern.

Please feel free to check out Spelling City on our Symbaloo.  This is a great way to practice our vocabulary and phonics pattern words at home.


Next week, we will be taking an opportunity to review addition skills and strategies.  By the end of second grade, students are expected to have mastered this concept.  This way, they can better understand concepts in 3rd grade.  There will be fun activities and I can’t wait to celebrate how much they have grown!

Chapter 2: Addition
: add, place value chart, regroup

  • Use base-ten blocks to add numbers without regrouping
  • Use base-ten blocks to add numbers with regrouping
  • Add up to three-digit numbers without regrouping
  • Add up to three-digit numbers with regrouping
  • Solve real-world addition problems

This is a great chapter to brush up on math facts.  Check out this great website:
Students can practice basic facts and it allows you to pick the operation, how many problems and then reports how long it takes you to answer.  There of course is a paid version but the free version is just as great!  You can also use flashcards and or the Fast Math App.  If you are having trouble with when to practice you can try a little bit each night or designate certain nights of the week for practice; whatever works the best for your family.  I know third grade teachers highly appreciate as much fact fluency as possible!


Week 11 Uppercase Letters are: N, M, W, U and V!

As soon as your child learns the uppercase letter that starts their name, they can begin writing their name in cursive in class!!  When you leave a comment on this post, you can tell us something you noticed, something you are proud of or something you are still struggling with.  Don’t forget to leave a comment so we know that you completed your homework.  I loved the comments that have detail (specifics) AND followed the rules of writing!

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 10, 2017

  • Lunch: Cheeseburger
  • “market” note card comes home, due Tuesday
  • Watch Cursive Week 11 Video, comment and practice  (due Wednesday)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 

  • Lunch: Chicken Alfredo Twist
  • “business” and “prepare”  note card comes home, due Wednesday
  • Watch Cursive Week 11Video, comment and practice  (due Wednesday)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Lunch: Grilled Cheese
  • Registration for current students closes
  • Watch Cursive Week 11 Video and comment by today

Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • Lunch: Spaghetti
  • Mr. Horrie’s Birthday

Friday, April 8, 2016

  • No School! Easter Break!

Celebrating Our Greatness!

  • Beginning 3rd grade Boot Camp! We all started out as privates and are trying to earn our way up the ranks by showing Mrs. Pitzer we are ready for 3rd grade!
  • 3 Seussville Citizens leveling up on the Super Improver Wall #2Psuperimprovers
  • Exploring 2 new tech tools: an interactive white board and Lego Builder
    • On the interactive whiteboard we became familiar with the tool by recording what we want to be when we grow up
    • The Lego builder we explored/build and then shared what we learned
  • Learning about figurative language and how much fun it is to write/read
  • Discovering –ful, -less, -er, and –ly suffixes
  • Wrapping up our unit on telling time
  • Realizing we have learned how to write 7 genres this year: personal narratives, expository texts, letters, biographies, opinions, stories, and poetry!
  • Using Padlet to write Haikus: 
  • Listening to our new read aloud: The Bag Beginning by Lemony Snicket and performed by Tim Curry who does all the characters voices!

Second Grade in Pictures!

15 Comments to

“The Pitzer Post!”

  1. April 7th, 2017 at 6:42 pm      Reply Sanjana Says:

    I think the W is jest like a real W.

  2. April 8th, 2017 at 1:55 pm      Reply Evan Says:

    I liked the letter w because it’s loopy.

  3. April 8th, 2017 at 3:47 pm      Reply Mommy B Says:

    I liked the N because that is in my name and because I can wright my name in cursive.

  4. April 9th, 2017 at 9:48 am      Reply Vivien Says:

    “I like the letter v because I’ve been to Vermont and I can spell my name!”

  5. April 9th, 2017 at 1:47 pm      Reply Jayden Says:

    I am so excited about cursive this week because I liked writing W.

  6. April 9th, 2017 at 7:20 pm      Reply Ashawnesty Says:

    Weyhrich starts with a W.

  7. April 9th, 2017 at 7:32 pm      Reply Madison Says:

    I like the video because I get to write my name now I’m so excited. You can probably guess what my favorite letter was but if you don’t it was M.

  8. April 10th, 2017 at 4:34 pm      Reply Max Says:

    I have n’s in my name!

  9. April 11th, 2017 at 4:06 pm      Reply Ava Says:

    The letter v was EASY🤓 it was my favorot.

  10. April 11th, 2017 at 7:26 pm      Reply Alex b Says:

    I liked the letter w this week because it is just like the regular w.

  11. April 11th, 2017 at 7:45 pm      Reply Griffin Says:

    N was my favorite because I can write my grandmas name.

  12. April 11th, 2017 at 8:15 pm      Reply Alex R Says:

    I think V is the easiest and W.

  13. April 11th, 2017 at 10:17 pm      Reply Emma Says:

    I liked writting the letters and words but when it got to the word washinton my hand starting hearting really hard.

  14. April 12th, 2017 at 7:15 pm      Reply Emersyn Says:

    my favorite letter is m.

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