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Week 20  

 

Welcome to week 20 in second grade!

A few friendly reminders for the week ahead:

January 23 - 27

 

Monday and Tuesday - teacher work days. There will be no school for students. 

Thursday - we will have makerspace! Snack money is also due this day. Each snack is 50 cents and the snack this week should be lollipops.

Friday - we will be spending some time on the computers in the STEM lab.

Mid year reading assessments - I have completed all of our assessments. MCLASS home connect letters will go home as soon as the window ends and the letters are released to us. Report card grades for the second nine weeks reflect your child's most recent assessment scores. I am SO proud of all of their growth so far this year!

As of January 20th, we are officially half way through the school year! Wow! I just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate the continued support at home and all you do! My due date is today, January 22nd .... and ... I'm still trucking! In the event the baby does not come on his own, my induction date is scheduled for February 5th. I will be sad to leave for a short time but I am also so ready and excited to be a mom! The students were able to meet their maternity sub last week and I am confident they will have a great time together! Just wanted to update you ... YES I am still here! :)

 

 

 

 Learning Targets This Week:

 

Reading: We will dig into a book called Akiak. This is based off of a dog sled race that takes place in Alaska. We will be working on fact and opinion and using Akiak to help us decipher between the two.

Writing: how to writing

Grammar: moving on to possessive nouns

Letterland: Our next unit is /ea/ and /ee/ words. These word lists will go home on Wednesday.

Science: Matter! We will have another experiment this week!

Math: Chapter 5 (place value up to 1000)

 

Have a wonderful week! As always, please contact me if you have any questions for me this week!

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Week 19  

 

Welcome to week 19 in second grade!

A few friendly reminders for the week ahead:

 

Monday - no school for students or staff

Tuesday - we will spend some time in the STEM lab

Thursday - WAVE day. Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate attire for P.E. Snack money is also due this day. Each snack is 50 cents. I am so excited to say that our snack money has gone toward our classroom library and we have been able to dig deep into some really great new books! Thank you for snack purchases and keep it coming! I have been book shopping like crazy!

Class dojo - we were using dojo points as an incentive just before winter break. We have taken a break from dojo so that our maternity sub can use our clip chart system to monitor classroom behavior :)

Looking ahead: No school for students January 23rd or 24th.

 

 Learning Targets This Week:

 

Reading: digging deep into some nonfiction projects including dolphins and MLK. Mid year assessments are still currently being administered.

Writing: how to writing

Grammar: wrapping up capitalization and moving on to collective nouns

Letterland: assessing on /tch/ and /cket/. Our next unit is /ea/ and /ee/ words.

Science: Matter! Loving experiment time with the students!

Math: Chapter 5 (place value up to 1000)

 

Have a wonderful week! Please contact me if you have any questions for me this week!

 

 

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Week 18  

Welcome to week 18 in second grade! Hope you are all staying warm and cozy on this cold weekend!

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Here are a few friendly reminders for the week ahead:

 

- Monday - the middle of year reading benchmark window opens - we are assessing on nonfiction this time around!

-Tuesday - our WAVE day. Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate attire for P.E.

-Thursday - snack money is due. Each snack is 50 cents.

- Friday - we will have Makerspace.

- Scholastic books orders will be sent home this week. If we spend twenty five dollars, we get points to buy some new books for our classroom library! Please take a look at the new order forms! :)

- We will begin some science projects toward the end of the week as we study matter! Love science!

- Looking ahead - there will be no school on 1/16, 1/23, or 1/24.

-  The end of the grading period is 1/25 and report cards will be coming home the following week!

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

- Reading - we are going to dig deep into a unit about SHARKS and review all we have learned throughout our nonfiction unit of reading.

- Grammar - capitalization and punctuation

- Letterland - /tch/ and /cket/ - new word lists have already been sent home. We assess on list A.

-Math - beginning chapter 5 in our math books - place value to 1,000

- Science - matter!

- Writing - How to (writing in sequential steps, telling detailed directions, etc)

If you need me or have any questions for me this week, please do not hesitate to ask! Have a great week!


Week 17  

Welcome to week 17 in second grade and happy 2017! I hope the holiday break was wonderful for all of you! I had a very relaxing, yet productive break and I am excited to get back to school tomorrow! I have missed our class :) I hope everyone gets lots of rest tonight, as we have a busy week ahead of us!

 

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Here are a few friendly reminders for the upcoming week:

 

- Monday we will have Monday Morning Meeting. We will run on a "no day" schedule.

 

- Thursday we will have Makerspace. Snack money is also due. Snacks are 50 cents each and are delivered to us on Friday.

 

- We will be going to the STEM lab on Friday.

 

- Our next WAVE day will be on the following Tuesday.

 

- New reading logs and homework calendars for January will go home on Monday. New spelling lists will go home on Wednesday.

 

- The Winter Break homework packet will be due on Monday as well. A special treat will be given to the students who turn it in. For those students who did not receive it before break, I will allow them to work on it and return it on 1/9 if they choose to do so.

 

- Middle of the Year reading assessments will begin next Monday the 9th. We will be assessing nonfiction this time around. Grades on the next report card will reflect these new scores.

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Letterland - reviewing our /ed/ endings from unit 7. I plan to assess on Wednesday and give new lists that day to take home. New words from unit 8 follow a /tch/ and /cket/ pattern.

 

Math - reviewing chapter 4 of double digit subtraction with regrouping. We will assess this week before we move on to chapter 5 (place value to 1,000).

 

Reading - we will be wrapping up our nonfiction text feature unit this week. I would also like to dig deep into reading using a variety of winter stories this month. MOY reading assessment window opens on the 9th.

 

Grammar - past tense verbs

 

Writing - wrapping up our animal research and moving on to "how to" writing using the writing process in class.

 

Social Studies/ Science - we will wrap up our economics unit and move on to matter!

 

 

If you have any questions for me this week, PLEASE do not hesitate to ask me! Have a wonderful first week of the new year! :)

 

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Week 16  

Welcome to week 16 in second grade!

Friendly reminders for the week ahead:

Monday - Full school Monday Morning Meeting (Annual STES staff fashion show) 

Tuesday - Makerspace

Wednesday- Australia holiday traditions in the STEM lab.

Thursday - our holiday classroom party will begin at 12:30. If you would like to donate treats, a letter will be coming home Monday where you can fill out what you would like to send in. Please keep in mind we have two peanut allergies and we have 23 students in our class. We will be making some holiday crafts and enjoying a movie this day as well!

Friday - (last day before break) Annual sing-a-long will begin at 1:30. 

A winter break homework packet will be going home with the students on Friday. I encourage students to practice a few skills for a short amount of time each day in order to stay on track. There will be a log sent home with math practice.  It will be due back on Monday, January 2, and the students who turn it in will get a special treat.

- No school for students: 12/19- 1/1. Have a safe and wonderful time with family and friends!

What we will learn this week:

 Reading and Writing: Practicing comprehension skills and creative writing with holiday texts.

Letterland: Finishing up our unit on different /ed/ ending sounds.

Social Studies: Economics

Math: Two digit subtraction with regrouping

If you need me or have any questions this week, please do not hesitate!

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Week 15  

Welcome to week 15 in second grade!

Here are some friendly reminders for the week ahead:

 

There is a canned food drive going on here at STES until Dec 7th. You can pack canned food items with your Patriot in the morning. NEHS members will come around to collect donations to benefit Onslow County Christmas Cheer. Thank you for all that you do!

 

 

Monday - We have Makerspace.

 

Tuesday - Second nine week interim reports will be coming home! I am so proud of all of the hard work put in by this second grade class! We will also have time to research Australia and our animals for our writing project in the STEM lab on Tuesday.

 

Thursday - Snack money is due.

 

 

Friday - We will have our WAVE day due to a slight change in the schedule. Thursday will run as a 1 day and Friday will run as a 2 day!

 

Our class has filled our reading stamina clock which means they get a special treat for snack time this week :) Way to go, readers!

 

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Math - double digit subtraction with regrouping. If your child has not already brought home their previous addition with regrouping test, please look it over when you see it in their folder. You can use this assessment as extra practice at home. I've been reminding the students how important it is to take their time while showing their work.

 

Writing - expository writing! We will be researching our animals and turning the facts we learn into our own non-fiction books.

 

Letterland - /dge/ tests were sent home on Friday. We are moving on to words that have different sounds of /ed/ endings. New lists will be in their folders on Monday. We assess on list A and homework is still optional as we practice our words daily.

 

Reading - exploring nonfiction text features and learning how these features allow us to better understand the text we read.

 

Social Studies - Economics!

 

Have a wonderful week! If you need me or have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask! :)

 

Looking ahead - Our classroom holiday party this year will be on December the 15th. If you would like to donate peanut free treats or holiday crafts, a letter will be coming home next week where you can fill out what you would like to send in! :)

 

Our annual sing along will be held on December the 16th (our last day before break). A specific time is still to be determined.

 

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Week 14   

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family! Welcome to week 14 in second grade!

 

A few friendly reminders for the upcoming week:

 

Monday we will have Monday Morning Meeting. We will also be doing research in the STEM lab and focus in on Australia!

 

Wednesday will be our WAVE day. Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate attire for P.E.

 

Thursday all snack money is due.

 

Friday we will have flex group.

 

** Just a reminder that dojo points are given only for hallway behavior, morning work completion, and dismissal procedures. You should still keep an eye out for the color red in your child's homework folder. Please let me know if you had any trouble connecting to dojo online :)

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Letterland - We will still be working on /dge/ words and assess on Friday. Our new word list will come home on Monday. Unit 7 focuses on the different /ed/ endings.

 

Math - We will begin chapter 4 in our McGraw Hill math books. We will start with review on fact families, review addition with regrouping, and then we will focus on subtraction with regrouping! My favorite!

 

Writing - We will be wrapping up our biographies and moving on to animal research. We will be making our own non-fiction books based on an animal.

 

Reading - NON-FICTION TEXT FEATURES and how they help us dig deeper into our reading.

 

Social Studies - economics - buy, sell, trade, services vs. goods, imports and exports, how things are produced and sold, etc.

 

STEM lab - Australia research project begins this week.

 

If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate! I can't wait to see the students tomorrow!

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Week 13   

Welcome to a very short week in second grade!

 

 Here are a few friendly reminders for the next two days:

 

- Charleston Wraps fundraiser items are here. The boxes can be picked up in the front office on Monday from 7:45 until 5:30 or Tuesday until 4:30. 

 

- Students will still have homework on Monday. Please try to READ READ READ with your child over the break :)

 

- Tuesday we will have Makerspace. 

 

- There will be no school on 11/23, 11/24, 11/25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

- I sent home codes to gain access for class dojo. Again, dojo will only be used during morning work completion, hallway behavior, and dismissal procedures. Red is still the color to look for in their homework folders! :)

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Reading: We will be exploring nonfiction text and learning all about text-features and how they are helpful

 

Writing/ grammar: We are following the writing process as we work on informative/ explanatory writing. We will be wrapping up our biographies on a classmate. Wait until you see our paragraphs! We are really excited about it!

 

 Letterland: Unit 6. We are still working on our /dge/ unit.

 

 Math: We will complete our chapter 3 test on Monday on double digit addition with regrouping. We will continue to practice adding 3 and 4 double digit numbers together on Tuesday. We will not start anything new until we return from break :)

 

Social Studies - Economics - bartering, goods vs. services, and opportunity cost.

 

 

 

If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate! Have a wonderful time with family!

I am THANKFUL for all of my wonderful students.

 

 

 

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Week 12   

Welcome to week 12 in second grade!

 

Here are a few friendly reminders for the week ahead:

 

- Monday: We will have Makerspace.

 

- Wednesday will be our WAVE Day (We swapped around our WAVE day due to our field trip.) Please make sure your child is appropriately dressed for P.E.

 

 - Thursday will be our field trip! If you indicated on the field trip form that your child will bring their lunch, please remember to do so. If there will be any changes, please let me know! I will send home a reminder on Wednesday for each child.

 

- Snack money is due on Thursday.

 

- We will be switching over to non-fiction text this week. If at all possible, try reading non-fiction at night with your child for the rest of the month. I will encourage them to check out non-fiction books in the library.

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

 

Reading: We are moving on to nonfiction text 

Writing: Informativa writing linked to animal research.

Grammar: Complete and incomplete sentences. 

Letterland: Unit 6. Words with /dge/. New spelling lists will be sent home on Monday.

SS/ Science: Economics (wants/ needs, bartering, imports/ exports, supply/demand)

Math: Double digit addition with regrouping, flamingo style! Our test will be given on Friday. 

 

If you need me this week or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! Have a wonderful week!

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Week 11  

Welcome to week 11 in second grade :)

 

Friendly Reminders For The Week Ahead:

 

* Monday is our WAVE day. Please make sure your child is dressed in appropriate attire for P.E. Report Cards will also be coming home this day!

 

*  Thursday is an early release day for students. We will dismiss at 12:20.

 

* Friday there will be no school for students or staff.

 

Come join us this Thursday for our Veteran's Day Celebration at Stateside!

 

We are looking forward to a fantastic and BUSY day this Thursday, November 10th at Stateside as we honor our Veteran's and celebrate our nations service men and women. The Patriot Guard Riders will have flags set up in the front of the building for the day. What a beautiful site it is to see as we arrive throughout the day.

 

8:30-8:45

  • Grades 3-5 will move students to the multipurpose room
  • Grades 1-2 will move students to the hallways near the multipurpose room
  • Kinder students and flag team prepare for parade

8:45

  • Kindergartners and Flag team will escort veterans to the multipurpose room - the starting point is the lobby

9:00

  • Presentation of Colors by the STES Honor Guard, Pledge, National Anthem, Veterans will be recognized and thanked, then led to the cafeteria for presentation / breakfast served by NEHS and Encore team

 

9:00 (outdoor activities)

  • Second grade students will visit Marine Corps static display in the front after lunch (11:00)

 

The removable wall between the cafeteria and multipurpose room will be removed for this event. All visitors will be in the cafeteria area in order to be able to view the presentation.

9:10-9:30

  • Grades 3-5 students and Veterans will take part in a presentation from Senator Harry Brown and a few other honored visitors to our campus

9:40-12:00

  • Rotation of Veteran’s Day activities in all classrooms
  • (Outdoor activities) Grades 3-5 students will visit Marine Corps static display

12:20

  • dismissal led by the Patriot Guard on motorcycles

 

Veterans are welcome to stay for lunch with their Patriot. Lunch times for each class will be an hour prior to their regularly scheduled time.

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Reading: Digging deep in making connections within our reading this week. We will be reading from Grace For President. We will also be reading about the different divisions of the military and honoring our Veterans through various reading and writing activities.

 

Math : Working on double digit addition. Flamingo style! Your child can tell you what this means :)

 

Grammar: plural nouns and proper endings.

 

Writing: Following the writing process as we create stories with bold beginnings and mighty middles.

 

Science: we will begin matter this week! 

 

Letterland:We will continue to work on unit 5 which focuses on magic /o_e/, /i_e/, /u_e/, and /ce/. We will assess on Wednesday this week.

 

As always, if you have any questions for me please do not hesitate to ask. Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

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Week 10  

Welcome to another wonderful week in second grade :)

 

Friendly Reminders For The Week Ahead:

 

* Monday is Halloween dress up day! Please have your child dress in costume and bring a donation of $1.00 to help support NEHS. We ask that no masks, weapons, or fake blood is worn to school. Keep it fun and clean! We are not having a Halloween party in our room but if you would like to send in special treats, that will be fine. Please keep it peanut free!

 

* Tuesday we will flex group at the end of the day.

 

* Wednesday we have Makerspace.

 

* Thursday we will spend time in the STEM lab. We are turning our previous Patriot trading cards into a book for our classroom library :)

 

* We do not have a WAVE day this week. Our WAVE day will be on the following Monday. First nine week report cards will be coming home that day as well.

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Reading: Digging deep in making connections within our reading this week.

 

Math : We will begin Chapter 3 in our math books this week! It will be double digit addition! How exciting!!

 

Grammar: plural nouns and proper endings.

 

Writing: Following the writing process as we create stories with bold beginnings and mighty middles.

 

Science: wrapping up severe storms this week.

Letterland:Unit 4 assessments will come home on Monday. We are moving on to unit 5 which focuses on magic /o_e/, /i_e/, /u_e/, and /ce/.

 

As always, if you have any questions for me please do not hesitate to ask. Don't forget to set the clocks back this weekend! Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

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week 9   

Welcome to week 9 in second grade!

 

 

Friendly Reminders For The Week Ahead:

 Red Ribbon Week ... I have also emailed out a hard copy schedule for dressing up this week:

 

Monday- 10/24

Red Ribbon Day: Wear Red *CONTEST*

 Tuesday- 10/25

"We’re TOO Bright for Drugs” (Accessory Day): Accessories – sunglasses, fun hats, neon color shirts, fun necklaces, and/or fun hair accessories

 Wednesday- 10/26

 Drug Free is the Way To Be (STES Spirit Day): Wear Red, Blue, and White

 Thursday- 10/27

 Team Up Against Drugs Day (Sports Day): Wear a college team or professional team shirt/jersey

Friday- 10/28

 Put A Sock on Drugs: Wear your silliest socks (make sure they are visible)

 Monday- 10/31

 Don’t Be Tricked. Drugs are NO Treat: Wear a costume (no masks, no unpleasant/scary costumes, and/or fake bloody visuals…(keep it clean and keep it fun)

*Donate $1.00 to wear a costume

*Supports NEHS

 *NEHS officers will collect money from classroom

 Other happenings this week:

- Monday we will be FLEX grouping at the end of the day and we also have Monday Morning Meeting

- Tuesday we have Makerspace 

- Wednesday is make up day for school pictures and we will also be going to the STEM lab.

- Thursday all snack money is due. Each snack is 50 cents.

- Friday is our WAVE day.

- Field trip money and forms are due 10/31. Please let me know if you need another form. They were sent home early last week.

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Reading: diving deeper into story elements

Writing: Using the writing process to create stories with bold beginnings

Grammar: Plural nouns and their endings

Letterland: new word lists will be coming home on Monday! Keep an eye out for the latest scored letterland test in your child's folder.

SS/ Science: severe weather and using our own weather tools to keep track of our latest weather patterns.

Math: continue with Chapter 2 (arrays, odd and even numbers, sum of equal numbers) Chapter 2 assessment will be given on Thursday. 

As always, if you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask :) Have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

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Week 8   

Welcome to week 8 in second grade :) 

 

Friendly Reminders For The Week Ahead

 

· This Monday, October 17th is literacy night from 5-7 and we will also kick off our book fair Monday! This year's theme is pirates! The last day of the book fair will be on Friday.

 

* Monday we will have Monday Morning Meeting and it will also be our second day of working on our Patriot projects in the STEM lab.

* Wednesday will be our WAVE day. Please make sure your child wears appropriate attire for P.E :)

* Thursday will be an early release day. Students will dismiss at 12:20. If there are any transportation changes, please let me know! Snack money is also due on Thursday. 

 

Learning Targets This Week

 

Reading- Continuing to dig deep with story elements. We are going to target character's emotions vs. physical traits and personality traits.

Writing- using the writing process to create stories with bold beginnings.

Letterland- continuing unit 3. We will assess on Wednesday from list A. New word lists will be sent home on Thursday for unit 4. Unit 4 words include long /a/ and /i/ sounds.... words with "magic e" :)

Science- weather - meteorologists, weather tools, and storms.

Math- Chapter 2 of McGraw Hill math (Skip - Counting!)

 

If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate!

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week 7   

Welcome to week 7 in second grade

 As you may have heard, we do not have school tomorrow, October 10th.

We will continue with our normal schedule on Tuesday which will still be our WAVE day.

Friendly Reminders For The Week Ahead

 

·     This week is Fire Prevention Week and on Wednesday we will have a visit from the fire trucks

·         Thursday all snack money is due. I believe the snack this week is popcorn since we had to reschedule popcorn due to the early release. If I hear differently, I will let you know!

·         Friday will be our Makerspace

FRIDAY IS OUR FALL FESTIVAL from 5:30-8pm. Can't wait to see you there!

· Reading homework will start to look slightly different. We will be working on answering questions using a book from Reading A-Z which I will print off and make for your child to take home :)

* Scholastic book orders will also be going home. Books can be paid for online or you can send in a check to school and I will take care of it for you.

·       Next Monday, October 17th is literacy night from 5-7 and we will also kick off our book fair Monday! This year's theme is pirates!

Learning Targets This Week

 

Reading- Continuing to dig deep with story elements.

Grammar- finishing up adverbs

Writing- personal narratives

Letterland- beginning unit 3. New word lists will be sent home.

Science- weather!

Math- Beginning chapter 2 of McGraw Hill math which begins with skip counting.

 

If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate!

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Week 6   

Welcome to week 6 in second grade!

Here are a few friendly reminders for the week ahead:

 

Monday - Charleston Wrap fundraiser packets are due!

 

* Monday is also our WAVE day. Please make sure your child is dressed in approproate attire for P.E. :)

 

* Wednesday is our picture day. Forms were sent home last week. If you are buying pictures, please send them to school with your child that day.

 

* Thursday all snack money is due, this week is gold fish and each bag is 50 cents.

 

* Thursday is our Makerspace day.

 

* Friday we will have STEM lab time to work on our new Patriot projects.

 

Future dates to mark on the calendar:          Fire Prevention week begins on October 10th

                                                                                    Fall Festival is scheduled for October 14th

                                                                                    Literacy Night is scheduled for October 17th

 

                                                                                Cant wait to see you there!

 

* First round of conferences start this week! Be on the look out from an email from me to schedule a day that works for you :)

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Writing - small moments/ personal narratives .... zooming in on detailed writing about a special moment in our lives/ revising and editing

 

Reading - fictional elements of a story, written comprehension practice

 

Letterland - long/ short /u/ and /i/  ... We will assess on Thursday.

 

Grammar - adverbs

 

Math - subtraction strategies

 

Science - weather :)

 

Stem Lab - Patriot projects

 

If you have any questions for me, please ask! Fingers crossed that this Hurricane goes AWAY!

Have safe week!

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week 5  

 

Welcome to week 5 in second grade!

 A few friendly reminders for the upcoming week:

  

 

* Monday we will have a K-2 Monday Morning Meeting. Federal cards will also be coming home on Monday. Please use pencil! Return as soon as possible.

 

* Wednesday we will have Makerspace.

 

* This week, we will begin our Patriot project in the STEM lab.

 

*Beginning of the year reading assessments will be completed by Tuesday! You will receive updates on current reading levels from MCLASS when interim reports go home.

 

*Interim reports for the first nine weeks will be coming home on Thursday.

 

* This week's snack will be popcorn. Bags are 50 cents each and money needs to be turned in by Thursday :)

 

*There will be no WAVE day this week. Our next WAVE day will be the following Monday.

 

*Fall Festival this year is scheduled for 10/14 from 5:30 - 8:30. Can't wait to see you there!

 

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Math: We are continuing working on addition and subtraction strategies. Smart cookie math is in full effect. This week, will be adding more than 2 numbers together, practicing a word problem strategy, working with fact families, and counting back to subtract. 


 

Writing: We are still zooming in on small moments in our writing and using detail through out the writing process. We will practice how to edit rough drafts.

 

Science: We going to conduct a few more experiments this week following the scientific method. If your child comes home saying they made paper airplanes in class this week, that's okay!! :)

 

Letterland: We will be taking the long e and long o assessment on Monday. We will move on to long u and long i vowel sounds. Lists of word will be sent home. We assess on list A. Again, practicing letterland homework at home is only optional as we tackle these words each day in class. 

 

Grammar: reviewing nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives


 

Reading: Daily 5 is in full swing! We will concentrate on flat and round characters this week, lessons that characters learn in fiction stories, as well as practicing a strategy for answering written comprehension questions after we read.

 

 

 

As always, if you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate!

Have a great week!

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Week 4   

Welcome to week 4 in second grade!

 

A few friendly reminders for the upcoming week:

 

* Monday we will have Makerspace!

 

* Thursday will be an early release day. Students dismiss at 12:20. If there are any transportation changes made for that day, please let me know!

 

* Friday will be our WAVE day. Please make sure your child has the appropriate attire for P.E.

 

* This week's snack will be lollipops. They are 50 cents each and money needs to be turned in by Thursday :)

 

*We are still accepting donations for flood victims in Louisiana. Thank you so much to those who have already donated any school supplies!

 

*Fall Festival this year is scheduled for 10/14 from 5:30 - 8:30

 

*Beginning of the year reading assessments are still currently being administered! You will receive updates when assessments are completed :)

 

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Math: We are continuing working on addition and subtraction strategies. Smart cookie math information was sent home last week for extra enrichment at home.

 

Writing: zooming in on small moments in our writing and using detail through out the writing process.

 

Science: We are going to explore the steps of the scientific method and will be doing a lab that involves eggs!

 

Letterland: We are starting unit one this week. Letterland helps students sound out parts of words, decode words they do not know, and recognize specific spelling patterns. This week's list includes long e, short e, long o, and short o vowel sounds.

 

Grammar: reviewing nouns and adjectives

 

Reading: We are building our reading strategies to help with comprehension. These are all part of our Reading model CAFE we use in Daily 5 reading centers. We are also exploring fictional story elements in our reading.

 

As always, if you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate!

 

 

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Week 3   

Welcome to week 3 in second grade!

 

A few friendly reminders for the week ahead:

 

* Monday morning we will be having our first Monday Morning Meeting. We will be introduced to our newest fundraiser with Charleston Wraps. Students will receive the packets to bring home on Monday as well. The fundraiser will run from 9/12-10/3.

 

* STES is lending a helping hand to those impacted by the flooding in Louisiana:

REQUESTED SUPPLIES:

  • School supplies (paper, pencils, scissors, dry erase markers, construction paper, glue, staplers, folders, paper clips, etc.), Art Supplies (paint, paintbrushes, drawing paper, etc.), Books for the Library
  • Health and Hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, wash cloths, towels, feminine products, band-aids, etc.)
  • Cleaning Supplies (paper towels, window cleaner, all-purpose cleaner (no bleach), sponges, scrub brushes, kitchen gloves, disinfectant spray, etc.)
  • If you have any further questions about this, please contact W. Craig or M.Bostic here at school!

 

* Monday will be a 4 day. We will have time in the STEM lab. Reading EGGS login information was sent home. Hopefully your child is utilizing this site at home :)

 

* Wednesday will be a 2 day. We will have our WAVE day. Please make sure appropriate attire is worn for P.E.

 

* The beginning of the year reading assessment has opened. BOY reading assessments are currently being administered.

 

Learning Targets This Week:

 

Math - exploring addition properties and participating in Math daily 3

Reading - Establishing daily 5 and CAFE, focusing on fiction-elements, questioning, how characters respond to major events or challenges, flat and round characters

Grammar - nouns / adjectives

Letterland - We will be starting our first unit in Letterland this week! Spelling words will not be sent home this year UNLESS you prefer them to be. If that is the case, please let me know!

Writing - the writing process and focusing on small moments within our writing

Social studies - community workers and celebrating Patriot Day

Science - the scientific method

 

If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask! Have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 2   

Welcome to week 2 of second grade!

 

I hope you have enjoyed the holiday weekend!

 

A few reminders for the week ahead:

 

* Tuesday will be our WAVE day. Students will have all of their specials classes on a WAVE day (every day 2) This includes Art, P.E, Spanish, cultural awareness, music, guidance, and media. Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate attire for P.E.

 

*  Please continue to turn in any paperwork handed out  at Open House and over the first few days of school if you have not dine so already!    

 

  * The STES Fall Festival date has been set! It will be held Friday, October 14th. The PTO will be discussing plans at the first PTO meeting which will be held on Monday, September 12th at 5:30. They would love any feedback if you can make it to the meeting.       

 

* School Fees - If you have not paid your fees, please send those in to me as soon as you can. K-3 fees are $6. 4th and 5th fees are $31 ($25 for the 1:1 technology usage fee and $6 for school fees.) 4th graders will also need to purchase a recorder for $5. 5th graders who are in need of a recorder will need to purchase one as well if you do not have one from last year.

 

* Reading EGGS login information was sent home on Friday. Hopefully you and your child have had a chance to log in and explore!

 

Learning Targets This Week -

 

Math - Addition and subtraction concepts, smart cookie math, and practicing the implementation of Daily 3 rotations

Writing - introduction of the writing process and writer's workshop

Reading - Practicing the implementation of Daily 5, read alouds, book discussions/ reading seminars, building our reading stamina

Social Studies - Communities

 

 

We will still be getting our daily routines down pat this upcoming week. So far, so good! I am already so happy with our new class!

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate!

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Week 1   

Welcome to week 1 in second grade!

 

* I am so excited for a brand new school year! It was great meeting most of you at our open house this past week! Tomorrow, you will be given a flipbook, homework calendar, reading log, and a scope of what we will be learning in our classroom this year. However, I update this webpage every Sunday as well as send out a weekly email to keep you in the loop!

* Parents who were unable to attend open house - please keep an eye out for two packets of paperwork. One will be marked as "please sign" and the other is "yours to keep". Please fill out necessary paperwork and send back to school with your child as soon as possible. Thank you!

 

Announcements This Week:

* The first bell will ring at 8:00 tomorrow morning. The warning bells goes off at 8:25, and the tardy bell rings at 8:30. Students who receive breakfast will not be marked as tardy.

* Expect some bus delays the first few days. We appreciate you patience as the bus drivers work out their pick up times in the morning and drop offs in the afternoon. Please ... If there is a change in how your child is getting home these next few days, please let me know with a written note! I want to ensure everyone gets home safely :)

* If you are picking up your child in the afternoon, please display your LARGE car pick up on your rear view mirror so that we can see them from outside. If you do not have one, we will have a representative of the school out front to issue one for you if you will be a routine pick up. Please have your ID with you. Students arrive in the lobby at 3:15 ready to go home. We load the first car as soon as all grade levels are present.

 

** We do have an afternoon snack in 2nd grade. However, we have two severe peanut allergies in our room this year. Our classroom will be a peanut free classroom. Please check labels of any snacks you pack with your child. I will be double and triple checking as well. Here is a list of suggested snacks that are peanut free:

Dole fruit bowl              Jello pudding snacks                             
string cheese                   Fig Newtons                
Mott’s Fruitsation                  Tootsie Rolls Fruit                  
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish            
Twizzlers               yogurt                        
pretzels           vegetables/ fruit     Wheat Thins    
graham crackers    
                              

 

Learning Targets This Week:

The first week will consist of a lot of routine establishment and participating in team building activities so we can get to know each other. I will always post what we are learning on this webpage and in the weekly emails.

 

 

Letterland: We will not be doing letterland during the first week of school, but we will be taking our first primary spelling inventory

Math - "Math About Me" activities and a pre-assessment. We will be getting into addition and subtraction concepts first this year.

Writing - we will be setting up our writer's workshop and also taking a writing pre-assessment.

Reading - Establishing a Daily 5/ CAFE routine and exploring READING EGGS on edmentum (in place of Raz-kids this year)

Social Studies - Patriotism/ Government/ Citizenship

 

If you have any questions AT ALL ... please do not hesitate to ask me. I am very open, flexible, and excited to work with you and your child this year while we learn so many great things!

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Beginning Of The Year Announcements  

 Welcome back to the 2016-17 school year! I cannot wait to meet the upcoming 2nd grade Patriots!

 

Open house will be Thursday, August 25th from 3pm-7pm. Please feel free to bring school supplies with you.  The first day of school is August 29, 2016. Can't wait to see you there!

 

 

2016 - 17 Supply List  

 

•4 plastic folders with pockets and prongs

 

• 7 compositon notebooks ( no spiral bound)

 

•1 pack of loose leaf wide-ruled paper

 

•pencil box

 

•1 pair of child scissors

 

•16 glue sticks

 

2 bottles of Elmer's glue

 

•3 boxes of 24 crayons

 

•3 boxes of #2 yellow pencils (no mechanical)

 

1 box of pencil top erasers

 

 

 

Wish list

 

  • kleenex  
  • baby wipes
  • quart sized Ziploc bags
  • gallon sized Ziploc bags
  • ream of computer paper
  • colored printer paper
  • extra glue sticks and pencils

 

Maker Space Wish List:

* Hot glue sticks ( large and small widths)

 

**We will be utilizing the classroom computers for listening to reading along with various other activites.  A pair of ear buds/ headphones labeled with your child's name  for their personal use would be very useful **

 

 Any extra donations of all listed supplies would be GREATLY appreciated!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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