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Joni Telarico



Week of : May 13 - 17

Important Information:

 Please send your student with a  water bottle, and a nut free snack daily.
  • To avoid lost or broken student items please leave toys and personal items at home.
  • Please label all student items with your students name & grade level.
  • Dress for the weather!  Don't forget labeled coats, hats and gloves when necessary.!

This week is STEM for our class! Rotation Friday is SPANISH!


Upcoming Events

  • Friday, May 17 - Dress of Choice
  • ***Monday, May 20 - Field Day - 8:20 am - 10:45 am - This is a CHANGE!!!!
  • Thursday, May 23 - Last Day - End of the Year Celebration - Pizza Party - Sign Up Genius is here: End of the Year Party  Dismiss at 11:30 am


Homework:  NO HOMEWORK!


Mrs. T.'s MATH GROUP:   Homework will be done in class for the remainder of the year!





SPECIALS (daily changes) STEM (weekly changes)

SPECIALS: Spanish, Library, Character Education, PE 

Monday - Library  
Tuesday - PE  
Wednesday - Spanish  
Thursday-  Character Ed.  
Friday - ROTATION DAY! Spanish

STEAM: Science/Engineering, Technology, Art, Music - 

Week 1(RED) - TECHNOLOGY-    
Week 2(ORANGE) - ART   
Week 4(BLUE)- MUSIC   

Weekly Curriculum:


  • Novel Study  -   Charlotte's Web- By E. B. White
Math - Saxon 3rd Grade Practice
  • Lesson 5 - Fractions of an hour
  • Lesson 6, 7 and 8 - review of 3 digit addition, subtraction, fact families
  • Cumulative Review #1 - third grade
  • Fact Practice/Stations - ALL addition facts! Subtracting 0, 1, 2, 3,  4,  5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

Multiplication, x10, x5, x2, x3, x4, x0, x1


Writing and Grammar

Current Writing Topic : Informational Writing/Insect Research and Project

Journal Writing

Shurley Grammar : Complete Sentence, Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Article Adjectives,Declarative Sentences

Writers Workshop and Step Up to Writing 



History :  Modern Japan

  • Modern Japanese Civilization
  • Geography: Locate relative to continental Asia: “land of the rising sun”
  • A country made up of islands; four major islands
  • Pacific Ocean, Sea of Japan
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Tokyo
  • Culture
  • Japanese flag
  • Big modern cities, centers of industry and business
  • Traditional craft: origami
  • Traditional costume: kimono
 Science: Insects
  • Insects can be helpful and harmful to people. Helpful: pollination; products like honey, beeswax, and  Insects
  • Insects can be helpful and harmful to people.

Helpful: pollination; products like honey, beeswax, and silk; eat harmful insects

Harmful: destroy crops, trees, wooden buildings, clothes; carry disease; bite or sting

  • Distinguishing characteristics

Exoskeleton, chitin

Six legs and three body parts: head, thorax and abdomen

Most but not all insects have wings.

  • Life cycles: metamorphosis

Some insects look like miniature adults when born from eggs, and they molt

to grow (examples: grasshopper, cricket).

Some insects go through distinct stages of egg, larva, pupa, adult

(examples: butterflies, ants).

  • Social insects

Most insects live solitary lives, but some are social (such as ants, honeybees,

termites, wasps).

Ants: colonies




Daily Schedule:

8:00-8:25 Morning Work/Morning Meeting/Announcements
8:25-9:20 Math
9:25-10:25 Reading
10:30-11:15 STEAM (Science/Engineering, Technology, Art, Music)
11:20-12:00 - Recess/Lunch
12:00-12:40 Writing
12:40 -1:25 Specials (Spanish, Library, Character Education, PE)
1:25- 1:45  Core Knowledge/History/ Science
1:45 -2:00 - Recess/Snack
2:00 - 2:30 - Intervention

2:20 - 2:45 - History/Science/Core Knowledge
2:50 - 3:20 - History/Science

3:20 - 3:30 - Pack Up/Prepare for Dismissal



Meet Mrs. Telarico

Welcome to 2nd Grade Room 203!  My name is Joni Telarico and I will be your student's teacher for the 2023 -2024 school year!  This is my sixth year teaching second grade and my eighteenth year teaching.  This is my eighth year of teaching at Aspen View Academy.

I am originally from Pennsylvania, but my family has lived here in Castle Rock for the past eight years.  I have been married to my husband Mike for 29 years and I have two sons. Matt is 21 and a college senior, and Cameron is 19 and a sophomore in college.

We love living in Colorado and enjoy being outside.  Hiking, biking, yoga, and spending time with my family are some of my favorite activities to do!  I am looking forward to a great year working with you and your student!!!

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