Welcome to Second Grade!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
August 27: Open House 4:30-6:00
September 1: First Day
September 30: Field Trip to Heritage Hill 8:50-1:00
Look for more information and permission slip to come home one of the first days of school.
We use the Harcourt math series and the home practice is an essential component of the program. Most nights your child will have a short practice to complete which reinforces the concept covered that day and reviews concepts taught previously. The home practice is an important part of the spiral and review portion of the program. Students will also be expected to practice their addition and subtraction facts 2-3 times per week. There are a number of websites on www.hssd.k12.wi.us and our class Weebly at quigley2.weebly.com. Your child will be introduced to many of these sites during our computer times.
Every Monday your child will bring home their Word Study bags which will include the words for the week as well as weekly assignments. These assignments are always due back on Friday of that week. Every Friday students are tested on the weekly words. The weekly assessment also includes 3-4 dictation sentences. A separate letter explaining word study will accompany your son or daughter’s first weekly word study bag.
The Timbertail Way
PBIS is an approach to preventing and responding to classroom and school discipline problems. PBIS develops school wide systems that support staff to teach and promote appropriate behavior in all students. By reducing behavioral problems, PBIS creates and maintains safe learning environments where teachers can teach and students can learn.
CHAMPs is a classroom component of PBIS. Students are introduced to and practice expectations that are specific to various classroom activities. CHAMPs stands for:
- C: Conversation
- H: Help
- A: Activity
- M: Movement
- P: Participation
Timbertail Tokens are used to acknowledge positive behaviors that are seen during the day. When an expected behavior is observed a student is given a token to reinforce that positive behavior. Students collect their tokens in a special envelope. These tokens will be traded in for special rewards and privileges each month. Stay tuned for information on the special activities each month.
Your child will have a daily behavior log which will come home each day. The log reflects our Forest Glen expectations of Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible. I ask that you review the log with your child nightly, sign it and return it to school the next morning. In addition to providing feedback on how your child’s day went the log will also include any homework for the evening and/or important notes or information you may need. The log is a very beneficial tool so please reinforce with your child the importance of bringing it home and returning it to school the next day. The checking of parent signatures in the log will be part of our daily routine. I thank you in advance for your support and it is greatly appreciated!
If you need to contact me during the day please call my voice mail at 662-7777 ext. 7907 and I will return your call as soon as possible. You can also contact the office at 662-7958 and leave a message with the secretary. I am at school from 7:30 until 3:30 daily. I can also be reached by e-mail throughout the day. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.