Mrs. Brown's 2nd Grade Class Update

Dearest Parents,


I hope you all are having an amazing week thus far! I wanted to update you on some new things that you've probably (hopefully) seen recently. Our homework folder now has a new weekly schedule along with a spelling choice menu. As I've told our class, there are some items on the choice menu that have yet to be introduced (antonyms is one of them, though I explained what they were). However, the goal is that all of the choices will be familiar to them soon. For now, students can choose items that they can do and then complete the assignment.


Every week students will work on a specific spelling pattern. For our weekly spelling tests students won't necessarily have a "spelling list" to memorize, the goal is that students are able to apply the spelling rules that they learn when reading and writing.


We are currently working on counting money in math. This concept has been quite a challenge for many. I've encouraged students to find coins at home to practice counting so that they'll become experts. I've also encouraged them to use this website to help them if internet access is available.


As always, I encourage your cherubs to live the "readerly" and "writerly" life. My hope is that they all will develop such a love for reading and writing that they will want to do it all of the time! I've embedded a chart below to help students when choosing a "just right book" that interests them.


Thank you for your continued help and support to make our students an absolute success.


Sincerely,


Jamie Brown

Events/Kudos

Thank you to all for sending in Box Tops and joining our PTA! We're on our way to winning the pizza and ice cream party!


Reminder: Every Tuesday PTA sells concessions after school for students to purchase.

September 15th- All club applications due

September 26th- Staff Development Day (No school)

September 27th- 2nd Grade Parent Academy II (Cafeteria from 6:30-7:30)

September 30th- Box Tops contest ends