Ms. Desautels


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Ms. Desautels

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"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

The students are making an excellent adjustment to second grade.  Check Class Dojo weekly for updates of what your child is doing in the classroom.  The first trimester is coming to an end in the beginning of December.  
In reading we are working on story elements (character, setting, problem and solution).  We are also reviewing the different syllable types.  The students also need to be able to read and spell the unit 1 sight words and contractions.  At home, please continue to have your child read nightly and complete Mrs. Drenzek's reading journey every month.  The classes with one hundred percent participation get a reward.  Our class had 100% participation for the month of October.  

    In math we are working unit 2 which focuses on place value.  The students need to be able to write three digit numbers in standard form, expanded form, and word form, identify and complete patterns, and find 100 more and 100 less of a three-digit number.   Unit 3 is fast approaching as the students will need to be able to add and subtract two and three-digit number with regrouping.  You should practice addition and subtraction math facts with your child nightly.

In science we have just finished learning about the three states of matter.  Ask your child about the difference between a solid, liquid and gas.   In unit 2 the students will be learning about different types of land-forms.  

     Please encourage your child to practice what they have learned on the following educational websites at home: Raz-Kids, XTRA Math, I Know It and Splash Math.  Links to these programs and other educational websites can be found on the teacher's web pages.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me by phone (203)931-6820 or email