Lara Fistel

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2nd – Lara Fistel –


Welcome to a wonderful and exciting new year at Ben Gamla. Second Grade is an excellent transition

year for the children. I teach core academics as well as independence. Your children will become

more confident learners and enjoy school. Please feel free to contact me by Email @ or send a note with

your child if you have any questions or concerns

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Supply Lists 2017-2018

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Summer Reading Activity Due First Day of School:

Step One: Choose ONE Book from the following List:

Reading List 2017

Step Two: Complete ONE activity from the list below:

A) Keep reading log/journal on the books read and make a list of words you have learned. Write the new word, copy the sentence in which it is used, write a definition using your own words, and draw a picture or a symbol which reminds you what the word means.

B) Write a paragraph telling about the title. Is it appropriate? Why not? If you feel it is not appropriate provide an alternate title and explain why this title is better.

C) Look through magazines for words and pictures that describe your book. Use these to create a collage on a bookmark.  Write a summary of your book in the most compelling way you can on paper the size of a business card.

D) Design a poster to advertise your book. Be creative…use details…elaborate…use color! Try to make it 3-D or movable.  Draw/Paint a multi-colored cover for your book. It must be different from any other cover for that book. Include important “book jacket” information.

E)Create a timeline of the major events in your book. Use drawings or magazine cutouts to show the events along the timeline. Label each event.

F)  Write a character diary, writing at least six journal entries as if you are the main character in the story. Write down events that happen during the story and reflect on how they affected the character and why.

G) Write a poem about one of the characters.

H) Instead of traveling into the book, write a scene or story including pictures in which the character(s) travel out of the book into today.

I) Tape an interview with one of the characters in the book you read. Pretend that this character is being interviewed by a magazine or newspaper reporter. Write a script before taping in case you might want to ask the assistance of a partner.

J) Design a T-shirt that promotes your book.

K)Draw a portrait of the main character and write a summary to accompany your sketch.

Math Summer Work

Use the link below to find the work for summer mathematics.

Students need to complete pg. 2-13.


Daily Routines

READING 30 Minutes / Monday-Friday

Language Arts/ Spelling & Grammar packets will be given on Mondays and are due Fridays or last day of the week.

Book Reports assignments will be given at the beginning of the month and will be due at the end of the month.

Math practice pages according to objectives /  Monday-Thursday

Current Events / Due on Friday or last day of the week. Please be prepared to share.

I-Ready – Students must complete 2 sessions of math and 2 sessions of reading instruction per week or more. Please do not assist your children with these assignments.

Optional Show and Tell / Due Friday with a paragraph telling about their item or toy. Include:  Who , What, Where, When, and How.