Happy Labor Day!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are all rested up for the rest of our week! We had a pretty amazing week last week and I look forward to what this week brings for us!
Our Week At A Glance: Newsletter Sept
Math: We will continue working through our Module 1, finishing up on Friday. We are studying how to find sums and differences between 100. We will also be taking our beginning of the year benchmark test this week as well.
Language Arts: I will be benchmarking the kiddos for their reading level placements. Spelling: We will begin spelling this week and kiddos will be learning how to cut, sort and record their words for 2nd grade. I will also have the lists posted under the Words Their Way tab for any practice that kiddos would like to do at home as well. Writing: We will continue working on complete and incomplete sentences, also capitalizing the beginning and having correct punctuation.
Social Studies: Beginning our Citizenship unit this week!
2nd Grade Choice Menu(Homework): Students will be getting a reading calendar this week, 20 minutes every school night is the minimum expectation. Please initial and record how many minutes were read each night. Reading Log SepOct2017 Rather than homework, 2nd grade has opted to use a choice menu, this will be sent home this week, but will be found on the blog after this week. Once your kiddo has completed an assignment, please fill in the ticket tab at the bottom of the page and return to school the following Monday. ChoiceMenuWeek1
Specials Rotations: 12:00-12:40 – Monday – PE – Tuesday – Computers – Wednesday – Library(books brought back weekly) – Thursday – Music and PE (2:00-2:40)
Black Folders and Dockets: Black folders are your kiddos way of getting their papers to and from school to home, it needs to come into the classroom each morning so that the kiddos can fill it with important items from class to be brought home. The dockets are to be kept in their backpacks for other things that may need to be brought home.
Friday Journals~ Friday journals will also go home with your students in their dockets on Fridays. This is a journal where they will be writing to someone in the home about their amazing week. Please take some time over the weekends to write back to them. This is a great way for them to practice their writing skills but to also be able to communicate what is going on at school. I know that my class is really excited to hear from you each week! Thank you for your help and support on this.
Tutoring~ Tutoring starts this week! Math and Reading will be offered Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00. We have decided to run tutoring a little different this year as the second grade teachers will be working with any second graders that may need additional help. Mrs. Ketcham will be doing Math in my classroom 111 and I will be doing Reading in room 113. Please let me know if you would like your kiddo to stay after school on these days to get additional support and what area(s) you’d like them to stay for. This will be a great benefit for our students, since we know what they’ll be working on during school and will know where we can give additional support.
SEM~ This month’s expression is Artistic. On Fridays in 2nd Grade, we will be rotating between classes and doing different activities on the monthly expression. This will allow for students to be able to gain a greater understanding of the different expressions and become familiar with how they best like to express themselves. This month we are in need of some playdough, paper plates, shoeboxes and old newspapers ready for recycling. Please send these supplies in as soon as possible. This is a great time for volunteers as well. We would love some additional helping hands from 11:20-12:20. If this is something you are interested in helping with please let me know.
Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope your weekend was relaxing and wonderful!!
~Mrs. Barnes 🙂