Back to School Night will be on September 1. Please make sure you attend to find out some important information about how to conduct Word Study with you child or if you have any general questions about how our class works. Any specific questions concerning your child will not be addressed at this time, however you will have an opportunity to write down your concern and I will speak with you at a later time. You will also get to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences at this time.
Welcome Back to School!
I am ready to get this year started!!! I’m sure you are ready, as well, to get your child back into some sort of routine. This year I know is going to be awesome and I am looking forward to meeting my new friends and their new parents.
This year my classroom is going to be nut free. What does that mean? That means that there will be no kind of nuts allowed in my classroom at all. If your child brings in a snack that has peanuts or any other kind of nut in it, they will not be allowed to eat it for snack, they will be asked to put it away and choose something else. It is okay for you child to have peanuts or nuts in their lunch, they will just sit at one end of our lunch table away from our nut free area.
This blog is meant for you to know what is going on in class. I will do my best to keep it as updated as possible, however, sometimes life happens. I will also send home a quarterly newsletter letting you know what is going on in class and supplements along the way if I need to communicate important events or things we may be in need of.
If you need to contact me, the best way to do that is though e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also be reached by phone before school or after school at 448-0175.
We are in DESPERATE need of crayons and highlighters. Either of these items that you can donate would be greatly appreciated.
I appreciate all of the hard word you are doing with your child!! Thank you!
We have many fun activities planned for the month of December. Below is a list of materials that we are in need of for our fun activities planned. Please let me know if you can help with any of the materials. Also, below shows a few days that I need volunteers from 1:00 – 3:00. If you would like to help out I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much for making this a fun and learning filled December. Let me know if you have any questions.
Sock Snowman 12/ 11 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 1:00-3:00pm
- New men’s white tube socks, pipe cleaners, buttons, craft eyes, wide and narrow ribbon, beans, skinny hot glue gun sticks, pom pom balls, construction paper, silver glitter and pillow stuffing
Gingerbread Houses 12/17 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 1:00-3:00pm
- Graham crackers, white icing, gumdrop candy, m&ms, skittles, marshmallows and plates
Polar Express Day 12/18
- Hot cocco mix, cups and marshmallows. If you would like to send in an extra treat to have the children share during our movie…I would greatly appreciate it!
Thanksgiving is about to come and go and we are quickly approaching the last 3 weeks of school in 2014.
A lot of fun activities are being planned and we will be in need of quite a few things in order to complete these activities. If you are willing and able to help, one of the first activities that we will be ding is making snowmen on December 11th. We will need: new white men’s tube socks, skinny hot glue gun sticks, buttons, skinny and wide ribbon, pom-pom balls, wiggly eyes, beans, pipe cleaners, jewels and volunteers to help with this project. Also, if anyone has a glue gun that we could borrow on that day, if you are unable to volunteer, it would be greatly appreciated.
The second nine weeks is halfway finished.
This week I will be sending home a small project. Your child will have to disguise a turkey to keep it from being eaten for Thanksgiving. Once the turkey has been returned safely to our classroom they children will write descriptive sentences, using adjectives, to describe their turkey. Then their classmates will have to guess whose turkey Is whose. This project will be due next Friday, November 21st.
Interims will go home on Monday, November 17th.
Second grade as a whole has a lot of fun things planned over the next several weeks. In order to do some of the fun projects planned we will need some materials: men’s white tube socks, buttons, ribbon, skinny hot glue gun sticks, different sized pom-pom balls, pipe cleaners, jewels, and any other materials that would be fun to decorate with.
Can you believe that the first nine weeks is over? I don’t know about you, but it has flown by for me!
This week there will be a few things for you to look for in your child’s daily folder. Monday your child will be getting a new spelling menu for the second nine weeks. They are to complete Spelling Homework in their journals Monday-Thursday and it will be checked daily.
You will also receive a paper letting you know your conference time for next week. Conferences are held on Tuesday, Oct. 29th and Wednesday, Oct. 30th from 4:00-7:00. If you have not signed up for a conference I still have a few spots left so, just let me know.
Report Cards go home Thursday.
Awards Assembly is Friday Oct. 24th at 2:00 pm.
You will also receive a second nine weeks classroom news letter this week as well.
Don’t forget that your child has a book character book report due on Oct. 31st. Have them dress as their book character, bring their book and book report paper to school that day.
The Blog is almost completely up to date. You can check here for classroom updates and to see what your child will be working on in class. I will also post reminders about upcoming events going on in our classroom as well as what is going on at school.
Monday Oct. 13- Chosen book for Book Report Due.
Tuesday Oct. 14- Math Benchmark Test
Wednesday Oct. 16- end of the first nine weeks.
Friday Oct. 17- Science Experiment Afternoon 1:00-2:30
Also, don’t forget to turn in your money for the field trip. The cost is $10.00. The field trip will be at Braehead Farm on Nov. 2. The students will need to wear a red shirt, for our grade level color, and pack a bag lunch.
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