Weekly Overview September 11, 2017

Good morning the second week of 2nd Grade!!  We had a fun, active first week of learning about each other and getting to know 2nd grade.

Please come to our Open House this Thursday from 4:00-6:00 if you can!!!

We have been getting to know routines and schedules during our first 4 days.  I hope your child is feeling comfortable and organized in the room.

Your child should have their Homework Folder with them each day when they come home.  Please get in the habit of checking this each day for homework and notes.   Remind your child that they should take it out of their backpack each morning when they come to school and they put it in their Seat Sack.  Thanks

Please remember to pay the $85.00 classroom fee.

Please bring in snack for the classroom.  We all eat the same snack each day.  We need enough for 25 students.  Thanks for the snacks that have already come in!!

We now have a water filter drinking fountain station outside the cafeteria, so please have your child bring in a reusable water bottle and they can fill it up every day during lunch!!!  Thanks PTO!!!!

 

Language Arts:  We have been focusing on community building and reading books and completing activities around that theme.  We will also continue this through this week.  I have started a chapter book Zeely by Virginia Hamilton.

Social Studies:  Language Arts and social studies, during these first few weeks will be focusing on our Community, what that means to us and how we all work together.  We have a new program titled second step that focuses on Skills for Social and Academic Success.

Homework:  Your child will have a parent letter introducing you to second step and they will also have a Homework worksheet from the program this is due this Wednesday.  This will give you two nights to help your child complete it.

Your child will also be getting a Reading Log this week to help them keep track of their reading at home.  You should record, with your child, each night what they have read and how many minutes they read.

Thanks

Math:  We are using Everyday Math and are working on putting in place routines in our classroom-weather charts, days in school, calendar, job duties, etc.  We will continue these beginning of year routines and will also work with money, number scrolls,  and number grid puzzles.

Homework:  Will start tomorrow and we will have homework usually Monday through Thursday in Math.

Science:  Our first unit will be Solids and Liquids.  A note will go home on Wednesday introducing you to the unit.  We will also start our unit on Wednesday.  We even had a lava lamp brought in last week-a great segway into our solid and liguid unit!!!:)

I am looking forward to a new week working with your children!

Sincerely, Jean Clement

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