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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- (1/22)  1. reading journal  2. math facts  3. snow shoe permission slip and $2  4.  zoo permission slip and $6.75  5. math worksheet pages 381 and 382




Friday- (1/19)  

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Sight Words of the Week- different, beak, claws, bird, sharp, grassland, forest, mountain, desert

Story Words- rodent, digest, habitat, prey, species

Vocabulary Words of the Week- mammal, raptor, talons, terrestrial, regurgitates

Fluency Story of the Week- A Life of Fairytales

Spelling Words of the Week-  lunch, lunches, story, stories, tune, tunes, switch, switches, baby, babies, crumbs, centuries, supplies


Important Dates in January:  

1/2 - School Resumes

1/5 - Character Trait Awards

1/8 - Early Monday:  Dismissal at 1:00 AND Casual Dress for $1

1/15 - No School:  Martin Luther King Day 

1/16 - H.S.A Meeting at 6:30 AND Easter Candy Sale

1/18 - 1/23 - Book Fair

1/19 - Community Project Due

1/21 - Catholic School's Mass at 10:00 and Open House from 11:30-1:00

1/26 - Progress Reports Mailed Home AND field trip to Tift Farms for snow shoeing  

1/29-2/2 - Catholic School's Week Begins

Important Dates in February:  

2/2 - Character Trait Awards Mass

2/5 - Eary Monday:  Dismissal at 1:00 AND Casual Dress for $1

2/13 - Easter Candy Sale Ends

2/14 - Ash Wednesday Mass at 8:15

2/19 - President's Day:  No School

2/19-2/23 - Mid Winter Break:  No School

2/26 - School Resumes 

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


12/12- Mrs. McCourt

12/13- Grace McKenzie

12/14- Mrs. Swiger



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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