Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend! We were very busy this week; I'm proud of how our class persevered and powered through!
This newsletter will be dedicated to lots of important announcements! Please make sure you read your child's Friday journal to get their scoop on our Curriculum Highlights! When you respond to their entries, make sure that you are correcting any spelling, grammar, or letter format errors in your own entry, not theirs (modeling by example). Thanks so much for helping them become better writers!
Reading--How is the daily reading coming along? Hope you are supporting your 2nd grade reader in providing lots of reading opportunities for him/her. While Raz-Kids and Storyline online are great resources, in my opinion, there's nothing quite like the experience of touching and page turning a real book! At least 30 minutes of reading in one sitting is what research recommends. Trips to the library and Barnes & Noble are great bonding experiences and habits to get into! Also, I am looking into Highlights subscriptions. I'll keep you posted!
Math--As you may have noticed, math work is coming home to inform you as to some of the math we are doing in class. Please review any areas that might be tricky for your child; some may need to complete work that they were unable to finish.
A Note on Online Resources: 2nd grade will not be doing Accelerated Reader or IXL this year. McGraw Hill Math will be available online for students later on in the year; for now, focus on Front Row Math (class code: Acqui7), Raz-Kids (Teacher username: macquisto1; password: student initials), Storyline online, Typing, and Spelling City (no username or password needed).
Our Parent group, WAVE, is pleased to announce our upcoming Fall Festival on October 22nd! Second Grade will be responsible for the Lollipop Tree and the Face Painting Booth. Susan Ross, Ms. Prokop's room parent, will be coordinating this for us (Thank you, Susan!). Here's the info, in her own words:
I’m Susan Ross, Ms. Prokop’s room parent. I’ve created a grade level sign up that can be distributed to all parents to sign up for the 2ndgrade Fall Festival activity booths: face painting and lollipop tree. We are in need of 14 total volunteers. Please share this link and the below instructions with your parents, so we can confirm volunteers for the Oct 22nd Fall Festival. http://signup.com/go/qwdrXm
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/qwdrXm
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
As a class, we are also responsible for a silent auction basket. Our wonderful room moms, Apple (Emma's mom) and Melinda (Emmeline's mom), will be reaching out to you for your help and support. Please be on the lookout! Thanks, everybody! (:
Chili Cook-off News from Mrs. Galvan:Our 4th Annual Chili Cook Off is right around the corner! Thursday, September 22nd, our classes will be going head to head for the title of “Westlake’s Greatest Chili”. For only $5 a person or $20 you can come and taste all the chili you want and place your vote for the best!
Desserts will be on sale for $1.
Please come and support our middle school on this evening! All community and family members are encouraged to attend. Please invite anyone you know who might want to attend this event.
Mark your Calendars:
9/28--Parents Go to School Night
9/29--WAVE Board Meeting
10/13--WAVE Coffee Talk-DP
10/18--High School Preview Night
10/19--Olympic Triathlon Kickoff
2nd Grade Picture of the Week:
Mrs. Kepler's 4th Grade Buddies assisting us in Writing and Math! Kids teaching kids! I guess I should just retire now!(:
Have a great week!