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Patricia Morse Locker

STAR OF THE WEEK: When your child is chosen as Star of The Week they will bring home Room Two's elephant mascot, Elliott, for the weekend. Please have your child "help their elephant friend" journal about adventures throughout the weekend. In addition, be sure to complete their All About Me poster to share in class. 


2nd grade -

Math Review page - 

Reading fluency/Reading response 

Math fluency


3rd grade -

Math Review page

Reading fluency page

Multiplication fluency





Read every night! :

2nd grade - 20 minutes

3rd grade - 30 minutes

Patricia Morse


March News

Thanks to so many of you that were able to attend our Epic Build showcase! The kids enjoyed showing off all their Lego WeDo creations! Next up: A trimester of minecraft coding! :)


We had a fun Friday as we celebrated our Epic Build along with March birthdays and a well deserved, hard earned marble jar party. We enjoyed birthday treats while watching a movie "Our Blue Planet" and making jellyfish art!


This will be our last week prior to spring break! I wish you all an enjoyable week away. Fingers crossed we get sunshine throughout!


*A word about homework: Please let me know if your child is struggling with homework. I do not want students to feel stressed, overwhelmed, or frustrated by the work they are doing at home. Additionally, 2nd grade parents, please know that multiplication math fluency tests are NOT 2nd grade standards. These are 3rd grade standards. Many 2nd graders are taking them because they appeared motivated and excited to begin practicing these facts. Learning these facts will help them ease into next year, but they are not required. Please send me a note if our child would like to opt out of these fluency tests. Addition and subtraction tests will continue.



The Valencia Home and School Club spring auction is fast approaching. We have many dedicated volunteers working hard to make this years fundraiser a success. Funds raised this year will be used to help support our reading, math, art, and garden programs. This year we are putting together grade level baskets. Our theme is "Family Night." An Amazon Wish List has been created with items that we will use to put the basket together. Many of the items are in the $5-$25 range. If you would like to purchase something locally please let me know so I can have it removed from the list. Additionally, if there are gift cards or other contributions you would like to make, you are welcome to do so. You may bring them to the classroom and I will get them to the person in charge.The deadline to turn in all items is March 31st. Below is a link to the Amazon wish list:


A new AR marking period has begun. I have listed updated point goals in your child's homework folder. At this point in the year, 2nd graders should be reading 20 minutes a night, while 3rd graders should be reading 30 minutes a night. 



A word about Mystery Readers: Please let me know if you are interested in being a Mystery Reader! We have just two months left! Message me if you'd like to participate!


*Please check this website every Monday for updated information and homework for the week.



What's happening in the classroom?


Reading - 2nd graders are in the midst of an informational unit on otters and The Kelp Forest.

3rd graders are moving into an informational unit on fossils and dinosaurs. 


Math - 2nd graders are practicing subtraction with re-grouping. This is something you can help them with at home. We continue to practice addition with regrouping, concepts of time, basic multiplication, graphing, and fractions. 


3rd graders continue to work on problem solving and working through multi step problems. They are focusing on multiplication in their math groups and need some practice rounding numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. In addition, students continue working on moving through their multiplication facts. Some are progressing more quickly than others. Any support you can give them with this at home is appreciated. 


Writing -  In honor of our upcoming "Earth Day" students completed a poem, "If I were in Charge of the World..." poems are posted in the classroom. In addition, we'll be creating some poetry to add to our Informational Otter or Dinosaur research reports.



April 1-5 - SPRING BREAK - No School

April 12 - End of AR Marking Period 5




Thank you for all you do to support your child at school! Have a wonderful week.

Hats Off To Dr Seuss
Hats Off To Dr Seuss

A Note About Homework Folders: Please send folders daily even when empty! These will be used for any communications throughout the week AND for occasional math homework papers that will be sent home.


A Note About Green Folders: These will be sent home every Wednesday. Green folders will contain completed work and are to be looked through, emptied, and  returned the following day. I encourage you to go through and discuss returned work with your child. It's a great way for you to get a feeling for what your child is doing in the classroom.

Current Assignments