Weekly Newsletter

September 6, 2019

Dear 2B Families,

Our week at school has flown by. I am continually impressed by the behavior of each student in our class. This week we have been discussing the three ways to read a book: read the pictures, read the words, and retell the story. Next week, we will be working on choosing “Good Fit” books or books each individual student can read, understand, and is interested in, which they will read during the Daily 5 time in class. As many of you may remember from last year, the Daily 5 is a way of structuring the reading block so every student is independently engaged in meaningful literacy tasks, which help foster children who love to read and write. They will be spending most of their time actually reading, which research supports as the number one way to improve reading. In math, we have been brushing up on many skills learned in first grade and revisiting any information we may need a refresher on.

Important Information:

Homework: The first homework packet will be sent home today. The homework tasks will vary slightly from week-to-week, but typically consist of reading, math, and spelling word practice. Please let me know if the homework is taking too long or if you have any questions. I am looking forward to discussing this in more detail at Curriculum Night.

Curriculum Night is Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall, classroom presentations to follow. I hope to have the chance to meet each of you this night!

P.E. Shoes: Our P.E. days are Mondays and Wednesdays, if you would like to send your student to school in their tennis shoes these days that would be great, otherwise the students do not need a separate pair at school for now. If you sent a pair already with your child, you may notice the pair in their backpack tomorrow. 😊

Have a fabulous weekend!


Ms. Addison Borseth

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Melissa Morrier-Turk

My name is Melissa Morrier-Turk, I am a graduate of SMM (class of 1986) and have been a member of the parish community much of my life. I have a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources from Central Washington University and have spent my 23 years working in this field, traveling all over the USA and Canada as an HR Director, as well as a corporate trainer. My husband Mike and I have two kids, our son is in college and our daughter is a Junior at AMHS. In my off time I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, anything outdoorsy really. I have absolutely loved working with and getting to know so many of the families here at SMM and am looking forward to getting to know you all better as part of your school community!