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Welcome to Second Grade!
 
Welcome to our class web page! Please utilize this website as much as you can. This site will let you know about upcoming events, skills for your child to work on, and fun websites to practice at home.
 
Great work reading books on EPIC! I am so proud of the students for their hard work!
Due to the complications from

In class this week:

 

Reading:  Reasons to support the author’s point

Phonics: Two Syllable words with “a”- schwa (amaze, across)

Language: Parts of a letter

Math: Adding four 2-digit numbers; 3 -digit addition

Science/ Social Studies: Government; timelines

 

Rotations this Week:

 

Monday-Music 2

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- PE 1

Thursday- Library

Friday- Music 1

 

Important Dates

March 26th- Time for Vacation:  Dress for vacation travels

 

March 29-April 2- Spring Break

 

  •     Thanks for the classroom donations!

 

  •     Continue to work on spelling words, high frequency words, read, work in iReady Math, and complete the weekly fluency reading passage.

 

 

 

 

Writing d our unexpected class quarantine, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday the 16th when everyone can participate. Please bring your valentines by Wednesday the 10th. Valentines must be brought by Wednesday or they will not be accepted. In addition, please do not send any food or candy due to safety protocols. Thanks so much for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time. Safety is our number one priority.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website to Try:

From the classroom:

  •     Don’t forget to send a water bottle to school for your child.
  •     Continue to practice reading fluency using the weekly passage in your child’s binder. As a reminder, they will receive a new passage each week. 
  •      Also, continue to work on spelling words, high frequency words, read, and work in iReady Math.
  •      Make sure to send a coat/jacket to school on cold days. Weather permitting, we go outside for recess.
  •     Label all coats, hats, jackets, etc.
  •     Have a great three-day weekend!! Thanks so much for all you do!! 😊

 

         REMINDERS
 
  •      As the weather begins to get cooler, make sure your child has a jacket for outdoor recess. Please make sure all jackets, hats, gloves, etc. are labeled with your child’s name.

 

    We have been making great progress in the classroom! Please continue reading 20 minutes daily. Students may      earn a Pizza Hut free personal pan pizza for January by completing one entire side of the reading log!

 

  •     Spelling words and newsletters are sent home every Monday in the binder. Spelling tests are always on Friday.

 

 

 
Reminders
Students may access many online resources by logging into Clever through our school website. They will need to use the username and password stapled to the front of their agenda. Once students are logged in, they can explore various programs we use at school. Please review the list below for additional information.
 
**EPIC- This is an excellent reading resource with many books on a variety of topics, and will allow the students to choose books on their reading level. If you are having difficulty to get your child to read, I highly recommend this resource. Reading books from EPIC can be included in the daily reading log! Please see your CLASS DOJO for our class code to login.
 
**MOBY MAX READING
 
**I READY MATH
                                     
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****Important Information****

  

Agendas:  Your child will have a binder with a planner in his/her backpack. We call these our FROG binders.   I will use the planner and binder to communicate with you about behavior and class activities.  In addition, there is space for you to write notes to me.  The agenda will be attached using a binder clip. The agenda and binder clip should always remain in the binder. Please initial or sign your child’s agenda nightly. A newsletter will be sent on Mondays.  A backpack is a must for your child to bring every day.  

 

Arrival:  School begins at 7:30 and your child should be in the room at this time.  If not, he or she will need to go to the office for a tardy slip.    

 

Money:  Always send money in an envelope with your child’s name, teacher’s name, amount and what the money is for written on the front.   Money for separate purposes cannot be combined in the same envelope or check.  

 

Absences:  Regular and prompt attendance at school is crucial.   Many learning activities are group-oriented and cannot be made up at home.   If your child is absent from school, please send a note the day he/she returns stating the reason for the absence.  Absences will be unexcused without a written note.

 

Changes in Transportation:  It is best for your child to leave school the same way every day, but I know there will be times that this is unavoidable.  If there are any changes for afternoon dismissal, write a note in the agenda.  Please do not rely on your child to tell me this information, because the message could be relayed incorrectly.

 

Clothing:  Please dress your child in comfortable clothing.  Label all coats, jackets, bags, etc., with your child’s name.  We will be going outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperatures are extreme.  

 

Communication:  A good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for school success. I will communicate with you throughout the year through notes, newsletters, agendas, Class Dojo, calls, emails, report cards, and conferences. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You can call me at school and leave a message at the front desk, send me a note in your child’s folder or agenda, or email me at thomasm@rcschools. Please keep your contact information current so we can reach you when necessary.

 

Lunch/ Breakfast : Please send lunch / breakfast money in an envelope or Ziploc bag.  You are welcome to come and eat lunch with your child any time.  If you have applied for free/reduced lunches, you will be responsible for the payment of meals until you are notified of approval.  

 

Snacks:  Please send a snack for your child each day.  Water bottles with flip tops are acceptable to keep in the room throughout the day.  

 

School Website:  You can visit our school website at www.res.rcschools.net.  It has many resources for parents.   You can also access our classroom web page from this site by clicking About Us, Staff Directory and then my name.