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.
Thank you to all of the parents who came in to share their careers with our
students. We had such a variety of careers!! We know how hectic schedules
are so we truly appreciate your flexibility, your sharing and coming to each
of our classrooms. Now the children will each research a career, write a
rough draft, a final draft, prepare an apron illustrating the career, learn
some songs and make a presentation to parents on May 23rd. This is so
exciting for the children and teachers.
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
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!!!
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. Of course, the children should practice telling time
as well as
counting with coins. We may not be sending home new sets of facts each
week BUT we will continue to check the envelopes weekly. Please
practice facts we have sent home or create your own.
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
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 spealling 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.