Second Grade News

September 26, 2014

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Upcoming Important Dates

Thursday, October 9th - Picture Day

Saturday, October 11th - Cardboard Challenge - 9-12

Tuesday, October 14th - Chick-fil-a Night

October 13th - 31st - The Pumpkin Phantom - more information to come

Wednesday, October 22nd - After-school Enrichment Classes Begin - more information to come

Saturday, October 25th - PTA Fun Run - 9-12

October 27th-31st - Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 27th - High Flyin' Excitement Assembly - 1:30

Friday, October 31st - Red Ribbon Week Parade - 8:00 am - 2nd Grade Box Cars - more information below

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Homework for the week of September 29 - October 3

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:

  1. 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.
  2. —Math – October Monthly Math Booklet - Days 1-5
  3. Spelling - Your child needs to complete 3 activities that follow the spelling pattern and Dolch words for the week. You will find the list in the spelling envelope in your child's ROCKET folder.

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News in Second Grade

On October 31st we will have our Rasor Red Ribbon Week Parade. We thought it would be really neat to have the students make a boxcar for the parade. They will make the boxcar at home and then bring it to school on Friday, October 31st. This is optional, however, we would love for all of the students to try and participate. Below you will find the directions on how you can make a boxcar. The only difference is, we are not going to sit in them, we will walk in the parade in them. (See the pictures below) They can decorate the box however they want. There are all kinds of cool ideas on how to decorate your car. Let there personalities shine. The only requirement is the car needs to say something about being DRUG FREE! We are looking forward to seeing all of the cars. Our hallway will be the parking lot. Please do not sent the boxcar up until October 31st.
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School/Home Connection

R.O.C.K.E.T Folder

Remember to check your child's folder each night. When we send home completed work, it is put in the back pocket (stay at home) and when we have notes from the office or us, we usually put them in the front pocket so that you see them when you open the folder. Even though the pocket says "Bring back to school," we do not want them back unless it is something that you are to fill out and return to school.

Important Information

Integrated NEEDS

We are in need of several items for some upcoming Integrated lessions. We would greatly appreciate any donations.

ROCKS - any kind - we will be sorting and classifying

Engineering Lesson - A work in Process: Improving a Play Dough Process

1. clear plastic cups - 9 or 12 oz

2. Playdough - Playdough brand - we need 20 for each class.

3. flour

4. salt

5. plastic bowls

6. plastic spoons

7. paper towels

8. masking tape

Rasor After School Enrichment Classes

We are looking forward to beginning our Rasor After School Enrichement Classes beginning Wednesday, October 22nd. You will be getting information soon that explains the different classes your child can sign-up for. However, we have limited space, so after you have turned in the slip, we will hold a drawing and the students will then get confirmation that they have been selected. There will be guidelines that the students have to follow.

We also needs parent volunteers to help with the classes. If you willing to help out, please let Ms. Sandall know.

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

Rasor has become an AVID elementary school this year. So what exactly is AVID?

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

AVID Elementary takes a systemic approach through three stages: Beginnings, Foundations, and Bridges.

Beginnings - Emerging as Learners - Students are learning to read, learning to write, and learning to learn.

Foundations - Becoming Independent Learners - Students are reading to learn, writing to learn, and learning to reflect on their own learning.

Bridges - Becoming Independent thinkers - Students are thinking about thinking and learning about their own learning.

Learning Through Technology


We hope that your child is enjoying reading the books on Raz-Kids. Reading is such an important of each and every day. Remember that your child needs to read at least 20 minutes each night.


Practice your facts as much as you can. The more you practice the faster you will get.


Practicing math each day will help to build a better understanding of number sense.

Wish List School Supplies

We are in need of:

Kid Friendly magazines

Gently Used Clothes - We are also in need of extra clothes for students that have accidents. We need both girl and boy clothes, shorts and pants, shirts, underwear and panties sizes 7/8 and 9/10. The underwear and panties need to be new.

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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
  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

Rasor Elementary

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