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Week 13  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: nonfiction text features using the book called Sharks

Writing: Expository Writing (animal research)

Grammar: review possessive nouns

Letterland: Unit 7 (Test will beTuesday.) 

Math: chapter 4- double digit subtraction 

Science/ SS: matter- solids, liquids, and gases

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: D Day 

Tuesday: E Day  (A.M. WAVE)

Wednesday: no school

Thursday: no school    Happy Thanksgiving. Gobble! Gobble!

Friday: no school 

 

- Due to the short week, there will be NO HOMEWORK! Just remember to keep reading and record it on the monthly reading log!!!

- Reminder: I check reading logs at the end of each month. With November quickly coming to an end, please make sure your child's reading log is complete. The kiddos earn patriot bucks for turning in completed logs. Please try to read nonfiction books and have them locate text features.

-  I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC time at Fall Festival. I was sad I could not make it. I attended my first Marine Ball Friday night!

-  The scholastic order was placed on Friday! 

- We have been working sooooo hard on making our writing better. I have been really hard on each kiddo when they are writing. When your child is completing their written response for the reading homework, please encourage them to write in complete sentences with capital letters. They should be writing at least 5 sentences with LOTS of details. Some have been turning in very short responses, and I have been having them write more during their morning work time on Fridays. 

 

 

Mark your calendar:

Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving break

Dec. 7: Interims go home

Dec. 21- Jan. 2- Winter break

 

Have a great week and enjoy your time with your family!

I will be traveling up to Pennsylvania to have some much needed family time!


Week 12  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: nonfiction text features using the book called Sharks

Writing: 1st 9 weeks writing assessment, Expository Writing (animal research)

Grammar: possessive nouns

Letterland: Unit 7 (Spelling list will go home on Wednesday. Test will be next Tuesday.) 

Math: starting chapter 4- double digit subtraction 

Science/ SS: matter- solids, liquids, and gases

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

Tuesday: F Day  

Wednesday: A Day

Thursday: B Day (P.M. WAVE- wear tennis shoes and bring library books)

Friday: C Day

 

- Two tests went home with the kiddos on Thursday: Unit 6 spelling test and a Math chapter 3 test. Remember, if there is a pink sticker on your child's test, please make sure you review it with your child, sign it, and return it in their homework folder. I use their tests to create more activities for the skills they are not grasping. If you do not see a pink sticker on their test, you are more than welcome to keep it.  

- A huge thank you to all that volunteered and provided us with our yummy toppings for our sundaes last week. The kiddos LOVED the activity and deserved the treat after all of their hard work with fiction. Check Class Dojo for some pictures. They were already asking me what we are going to do at the end of nonfiction! Thank you again for your continued support. 

- If you would like to purchase punch cards in advance for Fall Festival, please fill out the form that went home and return it with your child's money. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 

We will be having a meteorologist come in for a presentation in our classroom Wednesday morning. We are so excited!!

- Now that we have moved onto nonfiction, please encourage your child to be reading nonfiction books at home. A list of nonfiction questions went home this past week. These questions are great to use while your child is reading. You may ask them the questions orally and then have them write their response. Our middle of the year reading assessments for Mclass will be using nonfiction books. 

-  If you would like to place a Scholastic order, please do so by this Friday, November 17th. I will be submitting our class order that afternoon. I already have one order from our class! Remember, we earn free books for our classroom library. The kiddos LOVED the last free books we received in our previous order. 

- Report cards went home last week. Please review it with your child, sign the envelope, and return the signed envelope to school. You may keep the report card. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you to those that have already returned theirs. 

 

Mark your calendar:

Nov. 17: Fall Festival- 5:30- 7:30

Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving break

 

Have a great week!


Week 11  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Fiction Fun! (beginning, middle, end, summaries, story elements)

Writing: starting our next writing piece- Expository Writing (animal research)

We finished publishing our Personal Narratives!!!! Look on Class Dojo for some awesome pictures of our publishers and our illustrators! I will be sending home a copy of your child’s brainstorming paper, first draft, final draft, and published piece so you are able to read their awesome work! I will be keeping their originals of their published piece, so I can put together a writing portfolio for each kid showing their major writings throughout the year and to see their awesome growth!

Grammar: possessive nouns

Letterland: Unit 6 (Test will be on Wednesday.) 

Math: chapter 3- double digit addition (Assessment will be given on Wednesday.)

Science/ SS: matter- solids, liquids, and gases

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: B Day (P.E. WAVE- wear tennis shoes and bring library books)

Tuesday: C Day  

Wednesday: D Day 

Thursday: No Day- ERPD Day- Veteran's Day activities

Friday: No School

 

We will be hosting multiple Veteran's Day activities on November 9th. There will be a breakfast following Morning Meeting for any visiting Veterans. Morning Meeting (starts at 8:45) will include speakers from multiple branches, a presentation from our Patriot Voices chorus group, and a viewing of our Honor Guard. 2nd grade will then have many fun activities after the Morning Meeting. 

- Thank you to all who participated in Red Ribbon Week. All the kiddos looked great! The costumes were super CUTE!

- A Scholastic order form went home. If you would like to place an order, please do so by November 17th. I will be submitting our class order that afternoon. I already have one order from our class! Remember, we earn free books for our classroom library. The kiddos LOVED the last free books we received in our previous order. 

- Charleston Wrap fundraising items will be able to be picked up on November 7th. Please see any member of the office staff for assistance.

- If your child missed picture day, we will have make up picture day on Tuesday, November 7th.

- A sign up genius link went out last Wednesday through email and Class Dojo for parents to volunteer to bring in some items for our yummy lesson on Wednesday. If you have already signed up, thank you so much! If you would like to sign up, please look for the email or on Class Dojo. Please bring in the items by Tuesday, so I know if I need to go to pick up some items Tuesday night before Wednesday. Thank you in advance for your support. 

Shhhhhh it's a surprise! I haven't told them yet!

- Report cards will go home on Tuesday. Please review it with your child, sign the envelope, and return the signed envelope to school. You may keep the report card. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 

- Since we are moving onto nonfiction, a list of nonfiction questions will be going home this week. These questions are great to use while your child is reading. You may ask them the questions orally and then have them write their response. This is a skill we have been practicing in class. Please be on the look out for the questions. 

- Pictures went home last week. Please take a look at your child's picture and the price sheet provided. If you would like to purchase any, please return your payment in the enclosed envelope or you may pay online. The website can be found on the back of the envelope. Also, please return any unpurchased pictures in the envelope. 

 

Mark your calendar:

Nov. 7: Report cards go home

Nov. 9: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20.

Nov. 10: No school

Nov. 17: Fall Festival- 5:30- 7:30

Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving break

 

Have a great week!


Week 10  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Starting Non- fiction using the book called Spiders

Writing: continuing to work on finalizing our personal narratives. We are almost done!!

I will be sending home a copy of your child’s final draft so you are able to read their awesome work! Fingers crossed that we will have all of them done by Thursday. They are "publishing" (typing) their final copies, so it is a longer process. I will be keeping their originals, so I can put together a writing portfolio for each kid showing their major writings throughout the year and to see their awesome growth!

Grammar: adverbs

Letterland: Unit 6 (Spelling lists will be going home on Tuesday. Test will be the following week.) 

Math: chapter 3- double digit addition

Science/ SS: weather- different types of severe weather

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: C Day

Tuesday: D Day  Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

Thursday: F Day

Friday: A Day 

 

- Red Ribbon Week continues this week. Please encourage your child to participate each day. Below are the details:

Monday: wear read, white, and blue

Tuesday: wear a costume (no masks, no unpleasant/scary costumes, and/or fake bloody visuals…keep it clean and keep it fun)

*Pay $1.00 to wear a costume Supports NEHS

NEHS officers will collect money from classroom.

- A Scholastic order form went home last week. If you would like to place an order, please do so by November 17th. I will be submitting our class order that afternoon. I already have one order from our class! Remember, we earn free books for our classroom library. The kiddos LOVED the last free books we received in our previous order. 

- Our first week of "Power Hour" was very successful!! This is an hour set aside during all of our non-WAVE days (A, C, D, F days) for students to be pulled out for additional support. Second grade's power hour will be from 1:00 -2:00. A letter went home last Monday with more information. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. 

- Since we started double digit addition, the math homework will be double digit addition. This is sometimes a harder concept for the students. They have been doing GREAT in class with it, but please encourage your child to take their time completing each sheet. Also, it is very important to show their work for every question. 

Charleston Wrap fundraising items will be able to be picked up on November 7th. Please see any member of the office staff for assistance.

- If your child missed picture day, we will have make up picture day on Tuesday, November 7th.

- Your child may have come home talking about a "club" they are in. Every ERPD day (1/2 days), we have a school wide meeting in the morning and then the students participate in a club they have chosen within our grade level. This is something they participate in during the school day. 2nd grade has the following clubs: cooking, jewelry, art, makerspace, and movement. 

- Next Wednesday, we will be doing an activity in Reading that requires some items to be brought in to help the lesson be more enjoyable. A sign up genius link will be going out later this week for parents to volunteer to bring an item in. Please look for the link coming in your email soon. Thank you in advance for your support. 

 

Mark your calendar:

Oct. 31: End of grading period, Happy Halloween!!!

Nov. 7: Report cards go home

Nov. 9: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20.

Nov. 10: No school

Nov. 17: Fall Festival- 5:30- 7:30

 

Have a great week!


Week 9  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Beginning, middle and end and making predictions using the book called Edward the Emu 

Writing: continuing to work on finalizing our personal narratives. I will be sending home a copy of your child’s final copy so you are able to read their awesome work! I will be keeping their originals, so I can put together a writing portfolio for each kid showing their major writings throughout the year and to see their awesome growth!

Grammar: adverbs, continuing to work on complete sentences (capital letters and punctuation)

Letterland: Continue Unit 5 (Unit 5 spelling test will be given on Thursday.) 

Math: beginning chapter 3- double digit addition

Science/ SS: weather- sun's energy and the water cycle

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: D Day

Tuesday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

Wednesday: F Day

Thursday: A Day

Friday: B Day (P.M. WAVE- wear tennis shoes and bring library books)

 

 - All placement tests were completed last week for Reading EGGS. Now all kiddos will be completing activities on an appropriate level. Please encourage your child to be logging on a couple times a week at home along with RazKids.

- This week is Red Ribbon Week. Please encourage your child to participate each day. Below are the details:

Monday: wear read

Tuesday: Wear mismatched or crazy socks

Wednesday: Wear BRIGHT colored clothing or accessories

Thursday: Wear mismatched clothing

Friday: Wear your class colors

5th Grade – Purple

4th Grade – Orange

3rd Grade – Green

2nd Grade – Yellow

1st Grade – Blue

Kinder - Red

- Starting this week, the school will start to implement something new that will enhance all students' reading skills. It is called "Reading Power Hour". This is an hour set aside during all of our non-WAVE days (A, C, D, F days) for students to be pulled out for additional support. Second grade's power hour will be from 1:00 -2:00. A letter will be going home on Monday with more information. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. I feel this will help all students grow to their full potential. 

- If your child missed picture day, we will have make up picture day on Tuesday, November 7th.

- Your child may have come home talking about a "club" they are in. Every ERPD day (1/2 days), we have a school wide meeting in the morning and then the students participate in a club they have choosen within our grade level. This is something they participate in during the school day. 2nd grade has the following clubs: cooking, jewelry, art, makerspace, and movement.

 

Mark your calendar:

Oct. 26: Ident-A-Kid picture day - 9:00 (this is optional and information will be coming home soon)

Oct. 31: End of grading period

Nov. 7: Report cards go home

Nov. 9: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20.

Nov. 10: No school 

Nov. 17: Fall Festival- 5:30- 7:30

 

Have a great week!


Week 8  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: finish main idea, start sequencing and summarizing using the book Stellaluna (We will start to transition to Nonfiction soon.)

Writing: writer's workshop- continuing to work on finalizing our first writing piece

Grammar: adverbs, continuing to work on complete sentences (capital letters and punctuation)

Letterland: Continue Unit 4 and begin Unit 5. (Unit 4 spelling test will be given on Tuesday. Unit 5 will start on Wednesday, so you will receive the spelling words on Wednesday.) Reminder: With the different WAVE schedule, our unit tests will not be on a specific day every week. They will get their new words whenever it falls and the test will be given 5 days after. 

Math: continue Chapter 1- subtraction. Subtraction assessment will be given on Friday. 

Science/ SS: weather- severe weather

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: F Day

Tuesday: A Day

Wednesday: B Day (P.M. WAVE- wear tennis shoes and bring library books)

Thursday: No Day (1/2 day for students)

Friday: C Day 

 

 

- A letter will be going home with your child on Monday with information for their RazKids account. This is another great program for the kiddos to use to help build those reading skills. They should use this in addition to Reading EGGS. We will be using both in class during Daily 5. If you have any questions about this new program, please do not hesitate to ask. I will try to get you an answer as soon as I can. I am learning about this new program as well. 

- As some of the kiddos might have noticed, I reset all Reading EGGS accounts. As the kids were using it in class, I noticed some were on levels that were way to easy for them and they were not getting the full benefit of the program as they should be doing activities on their level. If your child is using Reading EGGS at home, please make sure they take the placement test prior to restarting. The placement test is used to see where exactly each student is at. Please encourage your child to take the placement test seriously. If they just click through the questions, it will not give them an accurate level and they will not be doing activities on their level. This week, I will work on making sure all students have their placement test completed and an accurate level is being used. 

- If your child's normal dismissal procedure is going to change on Thursday due to the half day, please let me know as soon as possible.

- We are still working hard on writing in complete sentences. Please encourage your child to be practicing this at home when they are completing their homework. They should be answering the reading questions in complete sentences with capital letters and punctuation. 

- Another skill we have been working on is adding details to our reading answers. It is a stronger response if you back up your answer using details. Please encourage your child to be practicing this at home as well when they are completing their homework. 

- Please continue to work with your child on mental math. We are slowly leaning away from using our fingers to add and subtract. With all the strategies we have been learning, both for addition and now subtraction, they should be well on their way to not using fingers. If needed, they may use a number line. Our next unit in Math will be double digit addition and subtraction. 

- Thank you all for coming in to conference with me to discuss your child, and I am very eager to see each of them grow as we discussed some goals for all. 

- We received SO MANY new books for our classroom library from the Scholastic orders that were placed. The kiddos are SUPER thrilled to start reading them. I love watching them get so excited to read!

 

Mark your calendar:

Oct. 19: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20.

Oct. 31: End of grading period

Nov. 7: Report cards go home

Nov. 9: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20.

Nov. 10: No school 

 

Have a great week!


Week 7  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Main idea

Writing: writer's workshop- working on finalizing our first writing piece

Grammar: adjectives, continuing to work on complete sentences (capital letters and punctuation)

Letterland: Unit 4 (Spelling list will go home on Tuesday. The test will be next Tuesday- 10/17) Reminder: With the different WAVE schedule, our unit tests will not be on a specific day every week. They will get their new words whenever it falls and the test will be given 5 days after. 

Math: continue Chapter 1- subtraction

Science/ SS: weather

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: No school- Teacher workday

Tuesday: B Day (P.M. WAVE- wear tennis shoes and bring library books) Picture Day

Wednesday: C Day 

Thursday: D Day

Friday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

 

-Picture day is going to be on October 10th (Tuesday) for all students. A flyer went home on Friday with information. All students will be photographed this day (regardless of purchasing) as this will be the picture used for the yearbook.

- Home connect letters went home on Friday. Please review your child's information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

- We have been working hard on writing in complete sentences. Please encourage your child to be practicing this at home when they are completing their homework. They should be answering the reading questions in complete sentences with capital letters and punctuation.

- Please continue to work with your child on mental math. We are slowly leaning away from using our fingers to add and subtract. With all the strategies we have been learning, both for addition and now subtraction, they should be well on their way to not using fingers.

- Conferences are still going on. If you have not signed up, please use the link below:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a4aa22aaf94-mrs

- An email went out last week with additional educational computer programs for your child to be using at home. They are great resources to use for some higher level thinking and review. If you have trouble with any of them, please let me know.

 

Mark your calendar:

Oct. 4- Oct. 13: Conference window

Oct. 9: No school for students

Oct. 10: Picture day

Oct. 12: Fire Safety event

Oct. 19: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20

 

Have a great week!


week 6  

Happy Fall!!!! October is here and the weather is getting a little cooler!

 

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Story elements...how characters respond to major events (using the book called Each Kindness), Daily 5 expectations

Writing: writer's workshop

Grammar: review nouns, pronouns, verbs. Start complete sentences

Letterland: Unit 3 (Test will be on Tuesday.) Reminder: With the different WAVE schedule, our unit tests will not be on a specific day every week. They will get their new words whenever it falls and the test will be given 5 days after. We will start lesson 4 the following week. 

Math: continue Chapter 1- addition. (I changed the date of their assessment, as I felt the kids needed some more practice. The addition test will be on Tuesday.) We will begin chapter 1- subtraction on Wednesday. 

Science/ SS: beginning our weather unit

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: C Day

Tuesday: D Day 

Wednesday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

Thursday: F Day

Friday: A Day 

 

-Mclass reading assessments are now complete!!! Letters will be going home soon with your child's information.

- If you have not already done so, please sign up for a conference using the link: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44a4aa22aaf94-mrs

- Thank you to all that come out to our Open House! I was so happy to see all my kiddos with their parents and siblings. 

- Whoop! Whoop! I received each federal card back!!!! Thank you for being such awesome parents!

-On Monday, your child will receive their new October homework calendar and reading log. Please initial each day so I know you are aware of your child's color for that day. I use this for communication as well, so please try to get in the habit of checking it every night. 

-Please remember to read with your child each night. On the back of their homework/ behavior calendar is the reading log. The log should be completed by the end of the month. So, Monday I will be checking the September log. It should be all filled up with their books. They will earn some Patriot bucks for a completed log.

- We spent our Patriot bucks on Friday at the "Patriot Store"! 

Reading EGGS is now up and running! We started using it in our Daily 5 stations and they are LOVING it. Letters went home last week to help you log in at home. If you are having trouble, please let me know. 

- The Scholastic order was submitted. Thank you to all who made purchases. We earned some books for our classroom library!

- Box Tops were collected! Our class had so much, so thank you to all who provided for our classroom.

- Interim reports went home on Thursday. If you have not returned it, please sign and return it after reviewing it with your child. 

 

Mark your calendar:

Oct. 4- Oct. 13: Conference window

Oct. 9: No school for students

Oct. 19: 1/2 day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:20

 

Have a great week!


Week 5  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Story elements- how setting and characters impact each other (using the book called Salamander Room), Daily 5 expectations

Writing: writer's workshop

Grammar: nouns, pronouns, verbs 

Letterland: Unit 3 (Spelling words will go home on Wednesday. Test will be the following week.)

Math: continue Chapter 1- addition (Quiz will be given on Friday to assess some of the addition strategies we have been learning.)

Science/ SS: finishing up the 7 habits, community

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: D Day, Open House Night

Tuesday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

Wednesday: F Day

Thursday: A Day

Friday: B Day (P.M. WAVE) please remember tennis shoes! 

-Mclass reading assessments are still going on, but will be completed by Friday (9/29).  The email from signupgenius.com just went out for all parents to sign up for BOY conferences. I also sent the link on Class Dojo. If you have any trouble signing up, please let me know. 

- We will be having an Open House on Monday, September 25th (tomorrow) from 5:30- 7:00. The students will be able to show you everything we have been learning and have a chance to show you around our classroom. You can do a FUN reading craft with your child as well. You will be able to learn a little more about our curriculum in 2nd grade! The book fair will be open to purchase books as well. It will be a very FUN and EXCITING night. I would LOVE to see everyone there! 

Our book fair is this upcoming week. Students will have a chance to shop the book fair on Friday during their WAVE!  The book fair will also be open on Monday during Open House so you will be able to shop with your child during this time too.

- Our first chapter in Math focuses on addition strategies. It is supposed to help the students move away from counting on their fingers. Similar to the math homework last week, the students should try not to use their fingers to identify the sum.

-Please remember to read with your child each night. On the back of their homework/ behavior calendar is a September reading log. The log should be completed by the end of the month. Since September is coming to an end, the September reading log should be completed and turned in on Monday, October 2. They will earn some Patriot bucks for a completed log. 

- Scholastic orders were sent home. So far, I have not received any orders. Remember, if you would like to place an order, please do so by Friday, Sept. 29th. The more books you order, the more we can earn for our classroom library! If you have any issues placing your order, please let me know.

- We are still collecting Box Tops. If you would like to send some in, please do so by Sept. 29th. Thank you to those that have sent in some already!

 

Mark your calendar:

Sept. 25: Open House from 5:30- 7:00

Sept. 28: Interim reports go home

Sept. 29: Box Tops are due, Scholastic Orders due

Oct. 4- Oct. 13: Conference window

Oct. 9: No school for students

 

Have a great week!


Week 4  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Story elements (using the book called Rosie Revere), Daily 5 expectations

Writing: writer's workshop

Grammar: nouns 

Letterland: Unit 2 (Spelling words will go home on Monday. Test will be on Friday.)

Math: continue Chapter 1- addition

Science/ SS: 7 habits, community

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: F Day

Tuesday: A Day

Wednesday: B Day (remember to send your child to school wearing tennis shoes)

Thursday: No Day- ERPD day- 1/2 day for students- dismissal is at 12:20 for students

Friday: C Day

-Mclass reading assessments are still going on. When they are completed, I will be setting up conferences to discuss your child's results. Please look for an email regarding conference sign ups in the next couple of weeks. The email will be coming from signupgenius.com. 

- Unit 1 assessment for Letterland was given on Thursday. The graded test will be sent home on Monday. Please review it with your child, sign it, and return it to school. I will be doing this with each Letterland test.

- Our first chapter in Math focuses on addition strategies. It is supposed to help the students move away from counting on their fingers. The math homework that will be sent home this week reviews some of these ways we have been learning. 

The fundraiser packets are due this Tuesday, September 19th. Please make sure you send them in by then to ensure you get your order.

Homework consists of 2 math sheets and 1 reading sheet with a passage, short answer questions, and a writing component connected to the passage. If you have any trouble completing the homework or it is lost during the week, please let me know. I am more than willing to help or print other copies for your child so it is completed by Friday. We will be tracking our "Homework Stars" in our class to encourage more completed homework each week. 

In addition to the homework, please remember to read with your child each night. On the back of their homework/ behavior calendar is a September reading log. The log should be completed by the end of the month. They will earn some Patriot bucks for a completed log. 

- Scholastic orders were sent home last week. Remember, if you would like to place an order, please do so by Friday, Sept. 29th. If you have any issues placing your order, please let me know.

We will be having an Open House on September 25th from 5:30- 7:00. I would LOVE to see everyone there! The book fair will be open this night to purchase books. 

- We are still collecting Box Tops. If you would like to send some in, please do so by Sept. 29th.

 

Mark your calendar:

Sept. 19: Fundraiser ends

Sept. 21: 1/2 day for students 

Sept. 25: Open House from 5:30- 7:00

Sept. 28: Interim reports go home

Sept. 29: Box Tops are due

 

 

Have a great week!


Week 3  

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Story elements (using the book called When I was Young in the Mountains), Daily 5 expectations

Writing: writers workshop

Letterland: unit 1 (short and long e and o) Spelling test will be on Thursday.

Math: beginning Chapter 1- Addition 

Science/ SS: Sept. 11th, 7 habits, community

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: A Day

Tuesday: B Day- P.M. WAVE Day (remember to send your child to school in tennis shoes)

Wednesday: C Day

Thursday: D Day

Friday: E Day- A.M WAVE Day

- This week we will begin our Mclass beginning of the year reading assessments. In a few weeks they will be completed and I will be setting up conferences to discuss your child's results. Please look for an email regarding conference sign ups in the next couple of weeks. The email will be coming from signupgenius.com. 

- I was very pleased with all of the homework that was turned in last Friday. Reminder: all of the homework will be sent home on Monday and due back on Friday. Homework consists of 2 math sheets and 1 reading sheet with a passage, short answer questions, and a writing component connected to the passage. If you have any trouble completing the homework or it is lost during the week, please let me know. I am more than willing to help or print other copies for your child so it is completed by Friday. We will be tracking our "Homework Stars" in our class to encourage more completed homework each week.

- In addition to the homework, please remember to read with your child each night. On the back of their homework/ behavior calendar is a September reading log. The log should be completed by the end of the month. They will earn some Patriot bucks for a completed log. 

- I do not give Letterland homework as your child may have had in the past. A spelling list will go home at the beginning of every unit. We practice the words in class all week, but please also encourage your child to be practicing these words at home even though it is not a requirement in my class. (ways they can practice: write the words using crayons or markers, give them a practice test, write the words in sentences)

You will receive a Scholastic order form in your child’s homework folder on Tuesday. If you would like to purchase books for your child, please log onto scholastic.com/bookclubs (if you are already a member) and scholastic.com/newparent (if you are new to the book club). Once you select the books you want to purchase, it will ask for the class code. Ours is QFNRL or it will ask for the teacher’s name. You will be able to search my last name and our class will come up. The more books that are purchased, the more money our class earns to buy books for our classroom library. The students LOVE when we get new books! If you have any trouble logging in, please let me know. I will be placing the class order on Friday, September 29th.

- We will be having an Open House on September 25th from 5:30- 7:00. I would LOVE to see everyone there! The book fair will be open this night to purchase books. 

- Our school is collecting Box Tops. If you would like to send some in, please do so by Sept. 29th. 

If you want to send in money for your child's lunch account, please put it in an envelope or ziplock bag in your child's folder with his/her name on it. I check all folders each morning.

- Please send in a snack with your child everyday.

If you have not paid your $6.00 for your child's 2nd grade fees, please send it in as soon as possible. Thank you to those that have already sent theirs in. I received many fees last week!

 

Mark your calendar:

Sept. 21: 1/2 day for students

Sept. 25: Open House from 5:30- 7:00

Sept. 28: Interim reports go home

Sept. 29: Box Tops are due

 

 

Have a great week!


Week 2  

Our first week of 2nd grade was amazing! I see great potential in all of my new kiddos, so I am eager to watch them learn and grow this year!

 

What we will learn this week:

Reading: Making connections (using the book called Grace for President), Daily 5 expectations

Writing: writers workshop

Letterland: beginning Unit 1 (Spelling words will go home on Wednesday.)

Math: pre- assessment, Math Daily 3 expectations

Science/ SS: community, 7 Habits

 

Announcements this week:

Monday: No school

Tuesday: C Day

Wednesday: D Day

Thursday: E Day (A.M. WAVE)

Friday: F Day

- Homework will begin this week. Homework will always go home on Monday and is due back on Friday. On your child's homework calendar in their folder, you will find a guide that you may use to help you complete the homework. I understand some kiddos are involved in extra curricular activities and it is hard to complete homework some nights which is why I allow it all to be turned in on Friday. If your child completes the homework prior to Friday, please keep it in your child's folder. I will collect all homework on Friday to avoid any confusion.

- If you want to send in money for your child's lunch account, please put it in an envelope or ziplock bag in your child's folder. I check all folders each morning.

- A letter on how to sign up for Class Dojo went home last week. Class Dojo is a great and easy way for me to communicate with all parents. The kids LOVE it already and are excited for their parents to see how they are doing during the day. If you have any trouble signing up, please let me know.

- Please send in a snack with your child everyday.

- An email went out to all parents confirming all email addresses. If you have not responded with your child's name, please do so as soon as possible so I know all emails are going through successfully.

- You will notice that your child has been coloring in small circles on their homework/ behavior calendar. This color indicates what they landed on at the end of the day. Please initial on the line each day.

- On the back of their homework/ behavior calendar, you will see a reading log. Each month your child's reading log should be completed. They will earn some Patriot bucks for a completed log. This will encourage the kids to read each night.

- If you have not paid your $6.00 for your child's 2nd grade fees, please send it in as soon as possible. Thank you to those that have already sent theirs in.

- A letter went home regarding our new WAVE schedule. Please remember to send your child to school in tennis shoes on B day. A WAVE calendar will be going home on Tuesday, so it will be easier to keep track of the WAVE days.

- I greatly appreciate all of the extra supplies that everyone sent in. We are now ready to start 2nd grade!!!!

- If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Emailing and messaging me on Class Dojo is the quickest way for me to answer.

 

Have a great week!


Beginning of Year  

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!

I cannot wait to meet my upcoming 2nd graders!

 

Open house will be on August 24th from 3:30pm-7:00pm. Please feel free to bring school supplies with you.

 

The first day of school is August 28th. Can't wait to see you there!

 

 

2017 - 18 Supply List

• 4 plastic folders with pockets and prongs

• 7 composition notebooks (no spiral bound)

• 1 pack of loose leaf wide-ruled paper

• 1 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)

• 2 boxes of pencil top erasers

 

Wish list

  • quart sized Ziploc bags
  • gallon sized Ziploc bags
  • ream of computer paper
  • baby wipes
  • colored printer paper
  • Kleenex
  • Extra glue sticks and pencils
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Expo markers
  • Inch/ centimeter rulers

 

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

 


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