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Homework week of September 18

Lesson 1 Arthur’s Reading Race

Practice reading the story aloud. Read the story aloud for your parents.

Monday- Skill of the week-

  1. On a page of your black homework notebook, make a chart with two columns.
  2. Think about ways Arthur and D. W. are alike and ways they are different.
  3. Write words under each column. If you need more ideas, go back and read the story again.

                                 Alike                                    Different


Spelling Homework- in the homework notebook

Monday – Write all the spelling words once using something other than a pencil.


- Answer the question in your black homework notebook.  ( 3-5 sentences) Go back and read the story again.     Arthur is sure that D. W. does not know how to read. How does D.W. surprise him?

Spelling Homework- in the homework notebook

Tuesday –Put all 10 spelling words in alphabetical order



Wednesday -Word Work –

  1. In your black notebook write definitions of these words from Arthur Reading Race.
  2. Use each of these words to make a sentence.

already, prove, sign, police, eight

Spelling Homework- in the homework notebook

Wednesday- Write and illustrate the spelling words.

Thursday – Words are made of syllables.

If you add car + pet , you have carpet.

  1. Use these syllables to build five familiar two-syllable words.

         pic     tic   nic   fab  bit

rab     plas   kin   nap   ric

  1. Write the words in your black homework notebook.

Spelling Homework- in the homework notebook

Thursday- Have an adult give you a practice test at home. Be sure the test is checked and signed by an adult.

   Yes, my child read for 20 minutes everyday ----------------

Parent signature

Yes, my child is ready for the spelling test _________________

Parent signature

Welcome to Second Grade Room 143!

Welcome to a new school year 2017-2018.  My name is Diana Santos.  I am married and have two wonderful children.  I have been working for Chicago Public Schools for 16 years, 6 of those have been here at Reilly.  I am honored to work with a great staff.

It is a privilege to have your children as my students.  I will do my best to make this a successful school year.  However, I cannot accomplish this on my own and will need your help.  We need to work together in order to make this a wonderful and successful year.  I need you to encourage your children at home by helping to ensure they complete their homework assignments and study.  I will keep you informed of assignments, projects and tests with a monthly newsletter.


 I would like to inform you of some things going on in our classroom and the school at this time. Classes begin at 7:45 a.m. so please bring your child to school on time. Students are dismissed at 2:45 p.m.  Please plan to pick up your child promptly.  After 2:50 p.m. your child will be sent to the branch office.

I am available to meet with you both before 7:45 AM. Please stop by the office for a pass before coming to my room. 

The Board of Education and the administration of the school are very strict when it comes to student absences.  If your child will be absent from school, please call the school office before 9:00 AM to excuse his/her absence.  Please also submit a written excuse of absence upon his/her return to school.  Please do not schedule extended vacations while school is in session.

Please be sure your students have all the necessary school supplies as soon as possible, especially notebooks and pencils.  Please also be sure to have your child bring paper towels and facial tissues so that I can put all the things away in the classroom. Please pay your student supplies fee of $25.00 as soon as possible.

Students will have their pictures taken several times during the year and we will no doubt be going on a few field trips.  When sending money to school, please be sure to put it in an envelope and be sure to include your child’s name and what the money is for.

Students will receive written homework each day (including Fridays).  Please be sure your child completes all assignments and brings them to school on the day they are due.  Homework assignments are an extension of work done in the classroom.  Assignments are usually not given without any prior information provided. Agendas are very important to keep track of the student’s homework. I require that the agendas are signed daily by a parent/legal guardian as proof that the students have completed their assignments. The agendas serve as a communication log between the parents and me.


Students are expected to wear school uniforms daily

  • Only, Plain Solid Loosely Navy Blue, Grey or White polo shirt. 
  • Only Solid Plain Loosely Navy Blue pants.  No jeans, sweatpants, leggings or jeggings.
  • Shoes must be Majority Black.  (No light shoes)
  • Student ID’s must be visible at all times while in school must be worn.
  • P.E. Class: Plain Navy Blue, Grey or White T-shirt with Navy Blue sweatpants or shorts.


Conferences are scheduled after the first and third report period. You may schedule a conference at any time during the school year if you have any concerns. I may also request to see you after the interim report if I feel that your child is having difficulty in a subject area.

Our schedule

Monday: Spanish

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Media

Thursday: Music

Friday: P.E.



Students will eat first and then have recess.  Please send your child dressed for the weather. 

 Breakfast is available from 7:20 in the lunchroom.

Please feel free to send your child to school prior to 7:45.


Diana Santos


Homework week of September 18-22

1. Read 20 Minutes
2. Holey card practice
3. Daily math
4. Reading
5. Book report-Friday
Note: Please sign agenda daily