Announcements

Parents, Welcome to our second grade web site. We hope this helps you with
information about our classes and what is going on here at school. We are
excited to begin a new school year and to meet all of our students and 
their
families.



Please remember: all of our classrooms are nut free, that includes peanuts
as well as all tree nuts including items that might be processed with nuts
or
nut residue in the preparation. Some children have contact allergies and
there are others with airborne allergies. Please check all snacks and
birthday treats. The nurse sent home a notice that lists
items that have nuts and some without. Thank you for your support with
this. We want all of our children to stay healthy!!! 
Birthday celebrations in school will be non edible items only. This will
help ensure we are keeping our children safe due to allergies. 
 Please contact your child's teacher with questions about how celebrations 
are 
handled in her classroom.




Each child should be practicing their basic math facts a minimum of
three times per week. Every Friday the empty envelope should be returned 
to
school for a sticker. Each trimester the students take six Mad Minute 
tests
with 30 facts to be completed in 3 minutes. The goal is to get 27 correct 
in
the time allowed. The second trimester the facts are mainly subtraction 
with
combinations less than 20. Of course, the children should practice telling
time as well as counting with coins.



Grade 2 Parents: Our Roaring Reader program is an integral part of our
homework in Grade 2. Each child should be reading a minimum of 20 nights
during the month. This can be the child reading alone or sharing part of
the time with the parent. Initials should be recorded on the weekly
calendar and the calendar returned to school weekly. It would probably be
best to keep the calendars in their red folders.
We hope this is an activity that you and your child can
enjoy together.


We are using a program called Fundations for teaching phonics, spelling 
and
handwriting. We will not be giving weekly traditional spelling tests where 
a
child studies a list each week. We will however, be teaching skills and
reviewing the progress the children make within the classroom. We are 
going
to focus on correct spelling of sight words from first grade and add new
words as we teach them in second grade. We are going to hold the children
responsible to correctly spell these words.
This year we will be giving a unit assessment approximately every two 
weeks.
We are going to send home a list of words to study for the test.