Mrs. Barlow’s Class

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Important Information – Revised (Early Release is at 11:00 am on Tuesday)


Upcoming Events

Monday, March 24, 2014
Bring recyclable items from home on Monday.  In class this week we will reuse these recycled items and create something new.  Go Green!  

Dear Parents

On Thursday and Friday of next week students will be producing the mid-way PBL project, Trash to Treasure. Your children will collaborate with their assigned groups and discover ways to use recycled items. They will work with their groups to create a new product using at least 50% recycled materials. They will present their product and the process they used to create it.

In order to make this project successful, we need your help in supplying some materials. If you have any of the materials listed below, please send them to school on Monday, March 24th. Please send items you could recycle at home. There is no need to purchase anything. We want the kids to see the process of reusing materials that are not already being used.

We appreciate your support!


2nd Grade Teachers



  • cereal boxes
  • empty, clean cans
  • plastic bottles
  • egg cartons
  • newspaper
  • cleaned, empty, plastic containers
  • paper towel/toilet paper rolls
  • lids from empty containers
  • yarn spools
  • any extra items that are not being used at home


Please no glass items.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Early Release at 11:00 am for Primary students only!

Parent/Teacher Conference Day
A request form for Parent/Teacher conferences were sent home last Thursday.  I will be sending a time back for us to meet on Tuesday if you requested a conference.

Friday, March 28, 2014
Spring Pictures 
Dress nice!  The brochure was sent home in your child’s folder on Friday.

Reading/Writing – We will continue to work on our Recycling PBL project.
Math – We will begin fractions and continue to review skills in small groups.  Our homework in Math will be regrouping in addition and subtraction.
Science – Recycling
Guided Reading – We will continue working on multiple skills in reading.  Our students will also be practicing reading passages and answering questions.
Spelling – Our new words have already been written in our planners.  We will have a comprehension quiz this week and a spelling test the following week.  Have your students notice the chunks and parts in their words.  Ask them how they will help them in other words they read and spell.

Please continue to read each night to build accuracy, comprehension, and fluency.  Read and sign your log to increase your chances at winning a bike!

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Spelling Words: Weekly Spelling Words Post
Choose one word each night. Write it! Read it! Speed write it!
Make up a sentence using the word that you chose.
Have your child write the sentence.
They need to revise (read it back to check if it sounds right)!
They need to edit (check for capitals at the beginning of the sentence, punctuation, and check spelling of word wall words!

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