Second Grade News

Rasor Elementary Plano, Texas

November 17, 2014

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Upcoming Important Dates

  • November 17th - 21st - Rasor Book Fair


  • Wednesday, November 19th - Turkey Homework Due


  • Thursday, November 20th - Literacy Night - 6:00


  • November 24th - 28th - Thanksgiving Break - Enjoy some great Turkey!!!!

Rasor Literacy Night - Bedtime Stories

We want to invite everyone to our Rasor Literacy Night. Hope to see everyone dressed in their pajamas and ready for some wonderful Bedtime Stories. November 20 @ 6:00 pm
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Homework: November 17-21

Your child's homework is posted in your child's ROCKET folder. Homework will be given to the students on Friday and then it is due by the following Friday.


Homework for this upcoming week is as follows:


Reading – at least 20 minutes nightly - initial in the box each day your child reads for at least 20 minutes. Also, remember to have them fillout their reading log


MathNovember Monthly Math Booklet - Complete Days 15-20 - We will collect the November Books this Friday. The December book will be put in folders until the week we get back from Thanksgiving.


Spelling - No spelling this week - Happy Thanksgiving!


*Fluency passages or list - your child's teacher may send additional homework to help with building reading fluency. At this time it is not sent home with every student. We will begin this with entire grade level after winter break.


*Homework Math Pages - you may have noticed that we do not complete all of the pages of the math packets that come home. The last page of the packet is actually homework pages. We are not sending these home as mandatory assignments. However, they are great practice for your child. Your child may complete the pages and earn $5 starbucks for practicing math skills at home.

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Read to ONE MILLION

Rasor Elementary Read to One Million campaign starts this weekend. As a school, we are asking the students to read 20 minutes everyday. We all need to BE PROACTIVE and SYNERGIZE, so that we can reach our grade level goal. Remember to turn in minutes each Friday.


Here are the Gradelevel stats for this week:


Crawford's Class - 20,347

McCary's Class - 37,846

Kirby's Class - 32,724

West's Class - 27,173


for a 2nd Grade GRAND total of 118,090

Rasor Grand total - 516,339 Way to go, we are half way there.


We are still in 1st place!!!!!! Keep reading!!!!!!!!


We only have a few weeks left. We need to READ, READ, READ!!!!!!


Let's Begin With the End in Mind and Think Win Win and read, read, read!!!!!!

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Integrated NEEDS

Thank you for helping us by sending in supplies for our Engineering Lesson - A Work in Process: Improving a Play Dough Process. We are so excited to begin the lessons when we get back from Thanksgiving Break. We could not have made this happen without your help and support.

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Jannah Bolin Sings The 7 Habits (Music: Rolling in the deep)

The Leader in Me

Mission Statement:

Developing Leaders One Child at a Time


Vision Statement:

To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy


Seven Habits of Happy Kids

What are the 7 Habits:

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the End in Mind
  3. Put First Things First
  4. Think Win-Win
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
  6. Synergize - Together is Better
  7. Sharpen the Saw

Second Grade Mission Statement

We Will


Be a leader by being

Engaged in learning

Always doing our best

Listening quietly

Earning starbucks

Always being polite

Doing the right thing by realizing that

Every habit is important in

Reaching our GOALS and becoming a Leader

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

Rasor has become an AVID elementary school this year. Second expectations for AVID this year. The students are to write their first and last name at the top of the paper. If there is a name line on the paper, they write their name on the line. If there is not a name line, then they write their name on the top right hand side of the paper. Next semester we will add in the date under their name. We have started doing this on some papers. This is an expectation on each and every assignment we work on. When your child works on his/her homework, this is an expectation you should also have for them. Thank you for your support.

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Rasor Elementary

Rasor Elementary, with the community, will give us a safe, caring place to learn and reach our dreams.