We had another great week in 2nd grade! This crew is coming along!
Welcome to Lusia and her family!
Lusia joined our class on Monday and has already adjusted so well to Westlake and our community. Thanks to her kind classmates who made her transition so smooth!
A Moment of Gratitude:
Thank you to Mykah's family for the wipes and tissues! Much appreciated!
Thank you to those who have emailed me a letter detailing how your child learns best and any additional helpful info to know as his/her teacher. If you haven't gotten a chance to do so, it's not too late! My email: email@example.com
I have another assignment for you! Please send in an unframed 4" x 6" family photo. I would like to post it under our Hopes and Dreams board to symbolize family support of our goals in 2nd grade! These will be returned to you at the end of our school year. Thank you!
* Read "Dex: The Heart of a Hero" about an under dog with big dreams, which inspired us to create our own 2nd grade hopes and dreams to post up for the year.
* Read "Simon's Hook: A Story about Teases and Put-Downs" and "Blabber Mouse" and had rich discussions about giving each other "put-ups" instead of "put-downs" and knowing when and when not to talk.
* Practiced our pre-writing strategies of quick drawing, concept mapping, and bullet listing our ideas.
* Participated in Writer's Share and learned about giving each other Writing comments.
* Practiced Math Workshop Rotations
* Practiced math facts, problems, and vocabulary related to addition
* Started math books and notebooks
* Read about being a 2nd grade citizen and discussed
* Learned about being a responsible digital citizen
* Took a school-wide quiz on digital citizenship
* Learned about 2nd grade "Techspectations"
Back to School Night this Wednesday, August 22nd!
Hope to see you at Session 1 (6:00 - 6:30 pm) or Session 2 (6:40 - 7:10 pm) in D-104. Lots of info regarding this school year will be dispensed!
Back to School Night Details: We are looking forward to seeing all of our families at Back to School Night is this Wednesday, August 22nd!
Distraction Free: This is a parent-only event to allow for teachers and families to connect in a distraction free environment. Our BASE program will be open for FREE for all WCS students during back to school night. Click HERE to RSVP for BASE at Back to School Night.
Food Trucks: Masa Taco and Good Dog food trucks will be at our covered dining area from 4:45-7:10 pm so families have a food option for this busy evening.
Kinder through 5th grade families: We have two identical sessions, you only need to attend one. Session one is 6:00-6:30 pm, session two is 6:40-7:10 pm. Specialty teachers will be in their classrooms from 6:00-7:10pm - please stop by!
6th-8th grade families: We have two identical sessions, you only need to attend one. Session one is 5:00-5:40 pm, session two is 6:00-6:40 pm. During these sessions, you will meet with your student’s core teachers and specialty teachers. Your students are creating your schedule for the evening.
Coaches Needed: Click Here to volunteer in our Explorer Athletics program! Volleyball and Flag Football in 6th-8th grades are launching in just a few weeks and we need assistant coaches. No matter what grade level your students are in, we can use your help! It is only two hours a week, please sign up today!
After-School Live: After-School Live Clubs are back this year, and easier to lead than ever! Earn volunteer hours by leading Explorers in joyful learning experiences after school. Click Click HERE for more information, and click HERE to show your interest. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Free and Reduced Meal Application: Each year, we ask families to complete a Free and Reduced Price School Meals (FRPSM) application. Please remember, we need every student to return the letter with a parent signature and the appropriate check-box selected. If you have not yet returned this letter, please return it by Back to School Night. Even if you choose not to complete the FRPSM application, we still need a letter back for each student so that we can ensure every family had the opportunity to complete the application.
2nd Grade Quote of the Week:
It is Morning Meeting and we are playing "Hot Seat" and Sofia is on the "Hot Seat." Everyone is taking turns asking her questions. "What is your favorite color?" "What is your favorite food?" etc. Someone asks, "What is your favorite place?" Sofia thinks for a second and says, "Right here!"
That's all for now! Have a great week and hope to see you Wednesday!