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2760 South Park Ave, Lackawanna, NY 14218

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Miss Michalak

Grade 2

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Email:  rmichalak@ourladyofvictory.org


Monday-  (11/20) 1. reading journal  2. Gym tomorrow  3. Wednesday dismissal at 11:00  4. math worksheet pages 227/228





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Sight Words of the Week- Earth, plan, everything, map, breathe, without, mouse, book, space, moon, air, magic

Story Words- astronaut, mammoth bone, moonstone, tree house, moonlight, Peanut, Annie, Jack, mango, midnight, scientist, spacesuit

Vocabulary Words of the Week- chamber, store (v), base, airlock, crater

Fluency Story of the Week- Sheep, Wolf, and Hare

Spelling Words of the Week-  


Important Dates in November:  

11/20 - Thanksgiving Lunch 11:15-12:00

11/22 - Dismissal at 11:00 for Thanksgiving Recess

11/23 - Thanksgiving Recess

11/24 - Thanksgiving Recess

11/27 - School Resumes

11/29 - Makeup Pictures and Fall Sports Pictures 

Important Dates in December:

12/1 - Grades Close AND Character Trait Awards

12/2 - Sweeps Kicks Off

12/3 - Advent Begins

12/4 - Short Monday - Dismissal at 1:00

12/7 - Dismissal at 11:00 for Parent Teacher Conferences

12/8 - No School for Students - Parent Teacher Conferences

12/14 - Breakfast of Champions AND Honor Roll Ceremony

12/15 - Christmas Shop

12/18 - Nativity Mass at 8:15 AND Christmas Shop

12/19 - Christmas Shop

12/21 - Christmas Program at 12:00

12/21 - Christmas Vacation Begins


Parent Reading Volunteers (11:30-12:15):

10/11- Kristen Sikora




10/25- Grace McKenzie

10/26-  Karyn Gracon

11/1- Amy McCourt










Holiday Sign-Ups


napkins:  Michael

juice box: Jordan

healthy snack: Jane

healthy snack: Ava

healthy snack:  Tali

dessert treat:  Jack



napkins:  Kayla

juice box: Regina

healthy snack: Jane

healthy snack: Kiara

healthy snack:  Tali

dessert treat:  Bridget

Valentine's Day

napkins:  Michael

juice box: Morgan

healthy snack: Jane

healthy snack: Timmy

healthy snack: Tali

dessert treat:  Kiara



napkins:  Kayla

juice box: Olivia

healthy snack: Jane

healthy snack:  Lorali

healthy snack:  Tali

dessert treat:  Michael



Tips for Reading Journal Homework

**You do not have to time your child, I am more concerned with them self correcting their mistakes throughout the week**

1.      Have your child read the ENTIRE story to themselves.

2.      Time your child while he/she reads aloud for exactly 1 minute.  Do not help fix mistakes. 

3.      If your child is stuck on a word for 2 seconds, say the word & count it as a mistake.

4.      Record the number of words read and the number of errors.  Subtract: words read – errors = total words read correctly.

5.      Now, help fix mistakes.

6.      You may wish to read the story out loud as a model for fluency reading.

7.      Repeat the steps on other days.



I believe that all children learn and grow in different ways.  Each child has individual needs, interests, strengths, and struggles.  My mission is to teach children to learn and grow from their mistakes, to pursue their passions to the best of their abilities, to learn and grow from one another, and to instill a love for learning.  To accomplish this, I will challenge my students to fix their mistakes, I will provide my class with unique and diverse lessons, and I will encourage teamwork and hands on activities.  I will show my class that having fun is an important part of learning. 

Grading Policy:

Independent work, quizzes, tests, and projects are assessed with the standard based system.  A Level One is the starting point where no independent mastery has occurred yet.  Many children begin the school year at a Level One because they are beginning to learn the standards.  A Level Two means the student is starting to get the hang of it.  They can complete some independent work successfully, but still need a teacher close by to answer questions.  A Level Three means the child is doing very well with the standard and has come close to mastering it.  At a Level Three, the child may have even mastered the standard.  A Level Four means the child has not only mastered the standard, but they do not need any assistance at all.  A Level Four means the child is a self-starter and an independent learner who wants to know and find answers to questions that aren't even presented.  Level Four is extremely difficult to achieve and is reserved for exceptional work that goes above and beyond.


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