2nd Grade Newsletter

September 4th, 2020

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

On Track Calendar

Important Upcoming Dates

  • September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 7th: Students will have one short class a day (Classes at 9am, 11am, or 1pm again.)
  • September 7th: Labor Day, no school
  • September 8th: Regular classes/schedules will begin
  • Septmeber 25th: No school



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

Announcements

NWEA Screener

Thank you for your hard work to complete the NWEA MAP Growth Screener! This gives us important data that we will use throughout the school year.


If your child has not yet completed their NEWA screeners please contact their teacher asap to set up a session.

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

What To Expect This Year

Fluency

By the end of the school year, your child will need to correctly read 100-148 words per minute and have built up their reading stamina. They should be able to read and focus on a book without interruption for at least 30 minutes.


Your child should also be fluent with sight words. We use the Literacy First sight words. Your child should have Sight Word List A (100 words) mastered by the middle of 1st Grade and Sight Word List B (100 words) by the end of the 1st Grade. If they have not mastered these words already, start there! Sight Word List C (300 words) will need to be mastered by the end of 2nd Grade. Click here to access all the sight word lists.

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.

Math

We will start with number sense and build upon that throughout the year. Fact fluency (up to 20) is a major part of 2nd Grade. We will also work on telling time, money, fractions, and arrays, just to name a few!

Social Studies & PE

Complete one lesson a week until each course is complete.


Be sure to track your active minutes to count for PE! You will get a survey to fill out periodically to get credit.

Science & History

In Science and History you will complete 2 lessons a week in the OLS.

Electives

Electives have now begun!

Important Websites

Online Learning School

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

IT Support

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