2nd Grade Newsletter

May 3rd-14th

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see important dates, announcements, and links!

On Track Calendar

We only have 3 and 1/2 weeks left of school! It's time to work hard and finish the year strong by working on what we've been focusing on all year-making sure you are caught up on your OLS lessons and working on MindPlay/ExactPath regularly is key to your success! We know that summer is on the horizon but don't be tempted to slack off, keeping working hard and doing your best everyday!


Reminder: You should be working in MindPlay and on your edmentum (Exactpath) learning paths consistently! Also check Seesaw regularly so you can make sure you are up to date on any assignments.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 10th-19th: NWEA End of Year Assessments (Please be sure your student is on time for their sessions, has eaten, and is well rested. These EOY scores are so important for us to see how far they've come this year!)
  • May 20th: Future Self Parties
  • May 21st: What to Expect Sessions (students will learn what to expect in 3rd grade)
  • May 24th: Memories Day
  • May 25th: Celebration Day
  • May 26th: Super Kids Day 11am-1pm, Last Day of School, 4th Quarter Grades Pulled



For a complete 2020-21 school calendar, please click on the PDF in the Important Websites section below.

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Announcements

End of School Year & Returning Items

Our last day of school is Wednesday, May 26th. Please do not return materials prior to this date.

K12 will provide prepaid UPS shipping labels to return materials to you. Labels will be sent prior to the first day of school. Materials can be sent back in any box, not just the boxes you received them in. If you need additional prepaid shipping labels, go to www.k12.com/support and select Click Here to Request UPS Return Labels found on the right hand side. Note: If you are returning to OVCA for the 2021-22 school year, do not return your computer.

To find out which materials should be returned, learning coaches should log in to their OLS account.

  1. Click the Learning Coach's name, located on the top-right of the home page.
  2. Click the My Info link.
  3. Select the student name, and then the "Orders" tab to see a list of all material orders.
  4. Select the order number that you would like to view.
  5. Scroll down to Course Materials to view a summary of your order; this includes a list of the materials provided for each course, the kit name/SKU number, the order status, and tracking information.
  6. Click the arrow (>) to see the items provided in each course kit.
  7. Use the icons (next to each item) and the Return status listed below, to determine which materials will or will not need be returned once the course and/or School Year is complete.

If you have any additional questions, please visit our help website available here.

State Testing

With the state testing window approaching you may notice changes to your schedule. Even though we aren't a testing grade, some of our teachers will be assisting and be out of office. You might attend a sub's class or just be sent recordings to watch. Make sure you keep up on your OLS lessons!


Mrs. Davis out of office: April 12th-16th

Mrs. Karisch out of office: April 19th & May 3rd-6th

Mrs. Winsett out of office: April 6th-9th, 13th-14th, 19th, & 21st

ExactPath (edmentum)

Learning Coaches, remember that ExactPath is catered to your child's specific needs based on their NWEA MAP Growth Data. Anytime you want them to get an extra boost of practice, this is a great resource to utilize by having them work on their learning paths!

Newrow Support

If your family needs assitance with Class Connect sessions due to Newrow issues you can contact the Newrow Support Line at 877-847-1169. Representatives are available to answer questions and troubleshoot issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!


As always, if your family is experiencing an issue with the OLS or any other K12 application, you can contact K12 Customer Support at 866-512-2273 or visit Help.K12.com

Webcam Permission Form

If you want your student to be able to use their webcam be sure to fill out the permission form!


Use the link below to fill it out now:


https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=LUmWRm1kPE2UZWxaNvMaFsm0U-LKUyFCgWjXYHTSpjlURVU1REtHSU9LMU81Tk85QUhSNVkzNDlCRS4u

How to Contact Your Teacher

2nd Grade Homeroom Teachers

SpEd Teachers

What Can You Do to Help Your Child Grow?

Fluency

Help your child build up their reading stamina! Make sure they've mastered all their sight words ( Click here to access all the sight word lists) and have them read about 20 minutes a day. Depending on their reading level, this can include them reading on their own, partner reading with you, or listening to you read until they have built up their phonics skills.

ELA

In 2nd Grade we really work on our fluency and comprehension.


Reading at least 20 minutes per day is a great way to increase reading fluency. Your child can work on building up their stamina by starting with just 5 minutes. You can also change up your reading space to make it fun and new! Some ideas are: reading outside, build a fort-then read in it, reading during a picnic, or read a book in bed. This website has more creative reading challenge ideas: https://www.ateachableteacher.com/free-reading-challenge/


As they read, help them practice comprehension skills like identifying the main parts of the story including details about characters, setting, beginning/middle/end, etc. They can also read a book and describe the main idea and details about the people, places, and thing in it.

Writing

By the end of 2nd Grade your child should be able to write 5-7 simple sentences on one topic. They should be able to write 1 to 2 paragraphs in the same way. An example of this would be writing a story with details about characters in a beginning/middle/end format. We will be working towards being able to write in all 3 Modes: Narrative, Opinion, and Informational.


Encourage them to write in fun ways, a letter to family member, creating their own story, making a journal entry, etc.

Math

Math Facts through 20 are a huge 2nd Grade skill! If your child doesn't like flash cards there are lots of fun, free games to work on math facts online if your child needs extra practice on site such as ABCya and RoomRecess. These sites also have great games to practice other major 2nd Grade skills such as money, telling time, and fractions.

Important Websites

Online Learning School

This will take you to the login so you can access your OLS.

PE Survey

Use this link to log your student's PE minutes.

Exact Path (edmentum)

Remember to log in regularly to work on your personalized path and check for assignments from your teacher.

Seesaw

We will use this site to turn in work, such as quarterly Teacher Graded Assignments.

IT Support

If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the link above or call 866-512-2273 to submit a ticket.

Hola! Bienvenidos a nuestra escuela!

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