Well, it's official! I will be teaching second grade full time! I am so honored and excited to be the full time teacher of this second grade class! I missed them during Christmas break and am excited to spend the rest of the year with them! I am also excited for Mr. Wright's new role and confident that he will continue to be a big part of our class!
Thank you for making second grade such a merry place to be! First of all, thank you for the wonderful, generous and thoughtful gift that the class gave me! Wow! I sure felt loved! Also, thank you to the parents who were able to drive to Atria on Wednesday. Our students blessed the residents with their sweet songs and engaged in sweet conversations. We hope to do that again. It was really special. Last, thank you to the parents who pulled off a wonderful donut and hot cocoa party first thing on Wednesday morning. You are a group of parents who are generous with your time and talents. You make second grade extra special. Thank you!
We'll be diving right into our STAR Homework this week.
Spelling: The students will have a new list of spelling words from mid-December. Spelling Tic Tac Toe is available as well as Spelling City online for spelling activity options. Note: please contact me sooner than later if you think your student received the wrong list. Mistakes happen, and it's easier to fix them on Tuesday than Friday.
Writing: I have included a worksheet for students to fill out about their Christmas break. Use this as an opportunity to enforce complete sentences, tidy printing, correct capitalization and punctuation. You may also choose another writing activity that the same writing skills can be practiced.
Reading: As always, reading 20 minutes each night is encouraged. An extra 10 minutes is worth an extra star...what a deal!
Math: Practice simple math facts from memory or flashcards. If you have time, play a math game together as a family with cards or dice. ST Math is another great option.
We will start our next chapter in math. We will be buildiup to double digit subtraction with regrouping. This is a target math goal in second grade and will be working on this concept for awhile.
Language Arts & Social Studies
We are gearing up to our famous person biography for History Night project. This week we will be studying Martin Luther King, Jr. together and writing about his life. Next week we will be putting different famous people and events on a time line. For homework next week, you and your student will choose a famous person for them to study...stay tuned!