Can you believe that we have been in school 102 days? Today we are celebrating with some fun activities throughout the day. We thought it would be more exciting to celebrate the 102nd day of school this year seeing we are in the 2nd grade. What a fun day!
Kindness Admiration – This month we are focusing on KINDNESS and the good things that we are seeing of others. You will notice BIG red hearts in the school with white mini hearts posted of good deeds that are being done. We had a discussion yesterday on finding the good in others and being kind. Each student picked a classmates name that they are going to be watching this week for the kind things that their friend does. It is their “secret” admire, admiring the kindness that takes place. This is to be kept a secret of who they are watching until the end of the week. On Friday, each person will have a chance to share the kind things they caught their secret admire doing. Feel free to have a conversation with them on what GREAT things they are seeing from friends in our class.
This Week At A Glance:
Math: We are well into Module 5 and the students are making great progress on their lessons as it is a review of Module 4 with them needing to check their work through addition. We will be covering lessons 13-18, combining 14&15, 16&17 and we will be taking our Module Test on Monday. A great place to go for extra practice on the concepts taught is Zearn; this can be accessed under the helpful links tab on the blog. Keep in mind that the lessons are on the blog under the MATH TAB.
Language Arts: We will be continue working on the Best Part of Me writing and getting new spelling sorts. Keep in mind that spelling test are given on Mondays with new sorts being handed out on Tuesday.
Science: We will be continuing our weather unit. We will be learning more about extreme weather patterns and hopefully being able to conduct our experiment with clouds and rain this week.Skate Night – FREE family skate night with free admission for YOU and your WHOLE family at Classic Fun Center. This is on Friday, February 9th from 5-9pm. Be sure to tell them that you are with the school to get $1 skate rentals at the counter. Discounted activities as well as food are available too!
Reading Calendars – January Reading Calendars need to be turned in by Wednesday the 7th in order to receive full credit. I have quite a few kids who did not turn it in, so it could be floating around in their docket or at home somewhere. If you would like to remind them to check for it and turn it in that’d be helpful. Reading minutes are a portion of their Language Arts grade. Students are expected to read 20 minutes daily for homework.
Parent Teacher Conferences – Here is the link for upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences. I’m excited to meet with all of you again and share your child’s successes so far this year. I have also sent home a few questions to be filled out to help me be as prepared as possible for our meeting. Please get those filled out and turned in by this Friday, February 9th.
Book Fair in Library NEXT Week –
Tuesday February 13: 8 am – 4 pm
Wednesday February 14: 8 am – 8 pm
Thursday February 15: 8 am – 8 pm
Flower Grams – Come and buy your student a Flower Gram for Valentine’s Day! They are on sale this week for $2.00 a gram. You can go to the Atrium in the morning from 8:00 am – 8:20 am or in the afternoon from 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm. All flowers will be delivered on Valentine’s Day. 💞
Valentine Day – Pastries with Parents: 7:40 am – 8:15 am – student needs to be with parent in order to receive a pastry. We will also be exchanging Valentines in our class! Students may bring in a decorated Valentines bag or box. I will provide grocery bags for students who do not bring their own from home. Students may bring valentines to exchange and small items to be handed out with them. However, food items are not aloud due to school policy but little trinkets or toys are appropriate. PLEASE do not write students name on the individual Valentines. This slows the process down, but they are more than welcome to sign who they are from. Students will be handing out Valentines in the morning and then we will be rotating between the classes for 3 different Valentine Art Projects. Keep in mind that this is an early out day due to Parent Teacher Conferences with dismissal at 12:35.
Field Trip – We are going to Ballet West for the presentation of Cinderella on February 20th from 9:30-12:30. Students should wear their Best Dress, or a white uniform shirt and navy pants and comfortable shoes. Thank you for those who have turned in their permission slips. Students will need these handed in, in order to participate in the field trip. Thank you to those being so willing to help chaperone! We have our chaperones covered for this trip but we will be having more in the future coming up in March, and possibly April.
Missing Assignment Policy Reminder – Just a reminder that classwork for each week is due within a week to get full credit. If turned in after that, students will receive partial or no credit. This will hopefully help them to be more responsible for their unfinished work daily and hopefully help them to stay caught up on concepts that we are learning in class. Not only that, but this will also get them more prepared for higher expectations in 3rd grade and beyond. ***Also, corrections can be done to any assignment scoring below 80% for a better grade. Please feel free to make corrections to everything, but just know that I will only rescore the ones showing below mastery. On assessments, students can obtain half credit back on corrections made, also for just those scoring below 80%. Once it has gone home, I will give a week for ALL corrections.
Tutoring – Tutoring is held on Monday-Thursday from 3:00-4:00. The best part is that it is FREE and available to anyone who may be needing/wanting additional support. Mrs. Barnes does tutoring for Reading and Math on Monday and Tuesdays. I pick up the MATH portion on Wednesday and Thursdays with her still being available for Reading.
Any questions? Please contact me!
Carley Ketcham 🙂