Mrs. Qureshi

Welcome to Mrs. Qureshi's Classroom

Amanda Qureshi
1st/2nd Grade Teacher
610-983-4080 ext. 194
amanda.qureshi@rak12.org

A. Qureshi
 
 

Important Dates/Reminders

**Please print out the first day packet forms, fill out, and return, along with the emergency information card, health form, etc.  

11/17-EOT field trip to the bowling alley-uniform shirt, comfortable bottoms, PACK A LUNCH! 

11/21- Thanksgiving celebration at 2:45   

11/22-11/24-school closed for fall break 

11/28- $1 dress down day 

11/29- end of trimester awards ceremony

12/1-spirit wear shirt with khaki bottoms 

12/14-winter concert 

12/19-$ dress down day 

12/22-winter celebration at 2:45 

school closed for winter break-return on 1/3 -which is a spirit wear shirt and khaki bottoms day 

1/11 and 1/12-SLCs 


                                 

ELA
Students will bring their ELA bag, orange folder, and agenda back and forth to school each day. Their homework will be a reading log each night. I would like them to read for 10-20 minutes per night. Please write the date, title, and sign that they did indeed read.
Math
Homework assignments will be listed on our website and in your child's agenda each day. Each night, students will have the option to complete math homework online OR to do the worksheet sent home. **If you would like to see the teaching videos, workbook pages, etc. for each lesson for extra support, please do the following: 1. log into math website 2. click the box for second grade math 3. select the unit/topic we are on 4. select the lesson we are on (this corresponds with their homework) 5. I usually post the homework on Friday for the following week if they would like to start it over the weekend and make the weeknights a little less hectic! Please let me know if you have any questions!

 


 

   

Homebase Announcements/reminders/homework:


Uniform reminder: 
Please remember that your child should only be wearing white, black, or dark green leggings, undershirts, socks, etc. 

Wish list: tissues and CLOROX WIPES! 

Homework for the week: 
Please see individual class sections or your child's agenda.


This week in ELA:
On Monday and Tuesday 11/20 and 21, we will work on our favorite field trip writing piece and fall themed literacy activities. Then...

Unit 2, week 3

Students will read "Scarcity."
Their spelling words are:  person, turn, curb, purse, nurse, birth, curl, turtle, dirt, serve, skirt, her. The test will be on 12/4. 

Homework-
reading log 

Things to practice at home: 

When your child is reading to you, stop them at the end of each page/paragraph and ask them to retell what it was about. Make sure they answer in complete sentences with details. 



This week in Math:
Current Topic- Subtracting within 100

Homework


Mon- 5.5
Tues-5.5
Wed-5.6
Thurs-5.7
Fri-5.8 (optional) 

Test Date and Review Due: 12/6 




This week in Science/Social Studies:
Current Social Studies Unit:
The World Around Us

On Monday and Tuesday, we will be completing a thankful activity and then having our fall celebration. The following week: 

LESSONS:
Mon-  Unit 2 kick off 
Tues- Maps and Globes 
Wed- North America 
Thurs-Seasons and Climate 
 Fri- World Regions 

​Review due and test on: 12/6 
 
Interactive science, math and ELA:
 www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

Helpful/Fun Websites: 

http://www.coolmath-games.com/

http://www.storylineonline.net/

http://www.npr.org/sections/
ed/2015/10/08/446490524/
where-the-wild-fractions-are-the-power-of-a-bedtime-math-story

http://ordinarypeoplechange
theworld.com/


The students of Renaissance Academy 
​Lower School ​
were presented with an opportunity to create change. Some of our students
​ are interested in helping the children at CHOP while others
 such as Sage O'Brien, a 2nd grader, want to save gray wolves because she 
​learned
 about their diminishing habitat.  Their enthusiasm has spread quickly and classmates also want to save the world.  To capture this movement and help support the students efforts, a day will be set aside to raise awareness to the importance of community engagement and social responsibility.  As we move through this activity the emphasis is on student initiated
​ ​
efforts to help the community.  

A message from Sage O’Brien (2nd Grader)

Do you have a cause that you would like to stand up for? Is there something or someone you want to help in this world? Is there something going on in people’s lives that you want to help solve? Well you can do that. On December 9th, you can pay $1 to dress down in a way that represents your cause! Be creative!  For example, one thing I would like to help is saving gray wolves, so I will wear gray that day. If you would like some of the dress down money to go to your cause, we are holding a contest. You can prepare a 30 second ​video to promote your cause.

 


The students are encouraged to dress down to help promote a cause that is near and dear to their heart. As you can see, Sage will be wearing gray to help bring about the awareness to the shrinking habitat of the gray wolves. ​On December 9th, wear your cause and inform others.

 


Optional: ​
If students are interested they will have the opportunity to go one step further and record a 30-45 second video in hopes to build awareness of the chosen cause and seek the interest of others. The videos will be posted on ​a private Renaissance Academy site
​, Knights to the Rescue, ​
dedicated to this activity.
​ 
 The students will have a chance to investigate the non-profit organizations and vote on the cause
​s​
 that will
​ receive
 a portion of the money from the dress down 
​donations
.​
​  
Our hope is that seven worthy causes will get a donation of about $75 from the students of Renaissance Academy. Along the way, we will have encouraged community involvement and promoted leadership skills.

 

 

Mark Your Calendar...
  • December 9th - Dress Down Day 
    ​-
     $1 Donation
    ​ - 
    ​Dress down and represent your cause​
  • January 11th - Student voting
    ​ - Be enthusiastic and supportive of all causes​
  • January 17th - 
    ​Announcement of the causes that will receive a donation from RA students
The students of Renaissance Academy 
​Lower School ​
were presented with an opportunity to create change. Some of our students
​ are interested in helping the children at CHOP while others
 such as Sage O'Brien, a 2nd grader, want to save gray wolves because she 
​learned
 about their diminishing habitat.  Their enthusiasm has spread quickly and classmates also want to save the world.  To capture this movement and help support the students efforts, a day will be set aside to raise awareness to the importance of community engagement and social responsibility.  As we move through this activity the emphasis is on student initiated
​ ​
efforts to help the community.  

A message from Sage O’Brien (2nd Grader)

Do you have a cause that you would like to stand up for? Is there something or someone you want to help in this world? Is there something going on in people’s lives that you want to help solve? Well you can do that. On December 9th, you can pay $1 to dress down in a way that represents your cause! Be creative!  For example, one thing I would like to help is saving gray wolves, so I will wear gray that day. If you would like some of the dress down money to go to your cause, we are holding a contest. You can prepare a 30 second ​video to promote your cause.

 


The students are encouraged to dress down to help promote a cause that is near and dear to their heart. As you can see, Sage will be wearing gray to help bring about the awareness to the shrinking habitat of the gray wolves. ​On December 9th, wear your cause and inform others.

 


Optional: ​
If students are interested they will have the opportunity to go one step further and record a 30-45 second video in hopes to build awareness of the chosen cause and seek the interest of others. The videos will be posted on ​a private Renaissance Academy site
​, Knights to the Rescue, ​
dedicated to this activity.
​ 
 The students will have a chance to investigate the non-profit organizations and vote on the cause
​s​
 that will
​ receive
 a portion of the money from the dress down 
​donations
.​
​  
Our hope is that seven worthy causes will get a donation of about $75 from the students of Renaissance Academy. Along the way, we will have encouraged community involvement and promoted leadership skills.

 

 

Mark Your Calendar...
  • December 9th - Dress Down Day 
    ​-
     $1 Donation
    ​ - 
    ​Dress down and represent your cause​
  • January 11th - Student voting
    ​ - Be enthusiastic and supportive of all causes​
  • January 17th - 
    ​Announcement of the causes that will receive a donation from RA students
The students of Renaissance Academy 
​Lower School ​
were presented with an opportunity to create change. Some of our students
​ are interested in helping the children at CHOP while others
 such as Sage O'Brien, a 2nd grader, want to save gray wolves because she 
​learned
 about their diminishing habitat.  Their enthusiasm has spread quickly and classmates also want to save the world.  To capture this movement and help support the students efforts, a day will be set aside to raise awareness to the importance of community engagement and social responsibility.  As we move through this activity the emphasis is on student initiated
​ ​
efforts to help the community.  

A message from Sage O’Brien (2nd Grader)

Do you have a cause that you would like to stand up for? Is there something or someone you want to help in this world? Is there something going on in people’s lives that you want to help solve? Well you can do that. On December 9th, you can pay $1 to dress down in a way that represents your cause! Be creative!  For example, one thing I would like to help is saving gray wolves, so I will wear gray that day. If you would like some of the dress down money to go to your cause, we are holding a contest. You can prepare a 30 second ​video to promote your cause.

 


The students are encouraged to dress down to help promote a cause that is near and dear to their heart. As you can see, Sage will be wearing gray to help bring about the awareness to the shrinking habitat of the gray wolves. ​On December 9th, wear your cause and inform others.

 


Optional: ​
If students are interested they will have the opportunity to go one step further and record a 30-45 second video in hopes to build awareness of the chosen cause and seek the interest of others. The videos will be posted on ​a private Renaissance Academy site
​, Knights to the Rescue, ​
dedicated to this activity.
​ 
 The students will have a chance to investigate the non-profit organizations and vote on the cause
​s​
 that will
​ receive
 a portion of the money from the dress down 
​donations
.​
​  
Our hope is that seven worthy causes will get a donation of about $75 from the students of Renaissance Academy. Along the way, we will have encouraged community involvement and promoted leadership skills.

 

 

Mark Your Calendar...
  • December 9th - Dress Down Day 
    ​-
     $1 Donation
    ​ - 
    ​Dress down and represent your cause​
  • January 11th - Student voting
    ​ - Be enthusiastic and supportive of all causes​
  • January 17th - 
    ​Announcement of the causes that will receive a donation from RA students
The students of Renaissance Academy 
​Lower School ​
were presented with an opportunity to create change. Some of our students
​ are interested in helping the children at CHOP while others
 such as Sage O'Brien, a 2nd grader, want to save gray wolves because she 
​learned
 about their diminishing habitat.  Their enthusiasm has spread quickly and classmates also want to save the world.  To capture this movement and help support the students efforts, a day will be set aside to raise awareness to the importance of community engagement and social responsibility.  As we move through this activity the emphasis is on student initiated
​ ​
efforts to help the community.  

A message from Sage O’Brien (2nd Grader)

Do you have a cause that you would like to stand up for? Is there something or someone you want to help in this world? Is there something going on in people’s lives that you want to help solve? Well you can do that. On December 9th, you can pay $1 to dress down in a way that represents your cause! Be creative!  For example, one thing I would like to help is saving gray wolves, so I will wear gray that day. If you would like some of the dress down money to go to your cause, we are holding a contest. You can prepare a 30 second ​video to promote your cause.

 


The students are encouraged to dress down to help promote a cause that is near and dear to their heart. As you can see, Sage will be wearing gray to help bring about the awareness to the shrinking habitat of the gray wolves. ​On December 9th, wear your cause and inform others.

 


Optional: ​
If students are interested they will have the opportunity to go one step further and record a 30-45 second video in hopes to build awareness of the chosen cause and seek the interest of others. The videos will be posted on ​a private Renaissance Academy site
​, Knights to the Rescue, ​
dedicated to this activity.
​ 
 The students will have a chance to investigate the non-profit organizations and vote on the cause
​s​
 that will
​ receive
 a portion of the money from the dress down 
​donations
.​
​  
Our hope is that seven worthy causes will get a donation of about $75 from the students of Renaissance Academy. Along the way, we will have encouraged community involvement and promoted leadership skills.

 

 

Mark Your Calendar...
  • December 9th - Dress Down Day 
    ​-
     $1 Donation
    ​ - 
    ​Dress down and represent your cause​
  • January 11th - Student voting
    ​ - Be enthusiastic and supportive of all causes​
  • January 17th - 
    ​Announcement of the causes that will receive a donation from RA students
End of Trimester Celebration
On Friday, March 3rd, the Shakespeare team will be celebrating the End of the Trimester with a pajama party! Your child may participate if they stayed above 70% or did not have any in school, out of school, or bus suspensions. The students are allowed to wear their pajamas to school that day. They may also bring in a blanket and/or stuffed animal. We will watch a movie and have a snack in the classroom! We are excited to celebrate all of the hard work and good choices our students made this trimester! 
End of Trimester Celebration
On Friday, March 3rd, the Shakespeare team will be celebrating the End of the Trimester with a pajama party! Your child may participate if they stayed above 70% or did not have any in school, out of school, or bus suspensions. The students are allowed to wear their pajamas to school that day. They may also bring in a blanket and/or stuffed animal. We will watch a movie and have a snack in the classroom! We are excited to celebrate all of the hard work and good choices our students made this trimester!