What a great full week of school we've had! We are slowly but surely getting in the groove of second grade and our school lives! I am enjoying this great group of explorers!
Look out for blue folders this weekend! In it you will find their first Spelling Test. Students who scored perfectly on Monday's pre-test will not have corrected tests; they did some enriched word work with our Instructional Aide, Mrs. Real. [Those who score perfectly on this upcoming Monday's pre-test will have a Challenge Spelling Word list to study for Friday's test. Click here to see the grade level list and challenge list for Week 3.]
In your child's blue folder, you will also find homework for you--a Friday journal. Please read and respond to your child and return on Monday. Thank you for supporting their writing and reading development!(:
Daily 5--We are learning and practicing the elements of our Reading/Language Arts program (Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, Work on Writing, and Work with Teacher).
Writing--We drew and wrote about our summer and have started implementing Writer's Workshop.
Math--We started our first lesson on addition in our math book and began our beginning of the year assessment.
Core Values--We reviewed our core values and specifically talked about our focus core value: respect. Students came up with 6 class rules to follow this year (Ask them what they are!)
Technology--We talked about the rules in using chrome books and what it means to be a Digital Citizen. Our big buddies from Mrs. Kepler's 4th grade class were wonderful tutors on how to handle and use our chrome books!
Thanks in advance for making sure your explorer is well rested and breakfasted for these test days!
Hope to see you Wednesday, 8/24, for Back to School Night!
Here's the latest update regarding session times:
Session 1: 6:00-6:35pm (five extra minutes for to allow for Intro Video)
Passing period: 6:35-6:40pm
Session 2: 6:40-7:10pm
That's all for now! Have a wonderful weekend!