Maye's Message

News from Mrs. Maye's Second Grade class

Thank-yous

I am very appreciative of the school supplies you provided for your child as well as the donations to my class (tissues, cleaning wipes, snack, etc). Our classroom is our home for the next 9 months and because of your thoughtfulness, it's a nice place to be!

Days/Dates to Remember

Monday - Library Book Exchange Day

Thursday & Friday - Gym

Friday - Wear your spiritwear (or wear a white shirt)!


Complete the online HSA Form to order

your child's free t-shirt - Friday, September 15

Scholastic Book Orders Due - Monday, September 18

Picture Day - Wednesday, September 20

Independent Reading Homework

This week I introduced the students to the Storia website (a Scholastic endeavor) which provides 1200 K-2 Ebooks that your child can also read for his/her homework expectation (20 minutes). A sheet with login instructions was sent home this week! If you encounter difficulties accessing this site from home, please contact me and I will submit the issue to Scholastic!


Reading for fun from home books is encouraged as well. Information about Reading Workshop, including how you can become familiar with our latest book-leveling system can be found on the Concord School website or by clicking on this link.


Please support your child in recording a favorite book read each night (M-Th) on Mrs. Maye's Reading Log. This log will be used throughout the week for students to discuss and recommend favorite books, genres, series and/or authors.


Here's a link to the Concord School homework policy page for more information.

Math Fluency Update

Rocket Math will officially begin this week! Rocket Math is our math fact fluency program. Students in second grade are expected to complete 60 mixed addition problems correct in 2 minutes by June and 50 subtraction problems. Rocket Math helps to build automaticity in small, incremental steps toward those goals! When you see a math fact study sheet come home for homework in your child's folder, please spend 5-10 minutes nightly working to memorize the problems incorporated on the page!

Reminders


Students should have a small bag to use inside their backpacks for books being borrowed from our classroom and school libraries. This bag helps to separate and protect these materials from other items in the backpack to ensure borrowed materials are available for years to come! Parents may purchase a bag from the Concord office for $5 (these are the same bags that were used last year for the 100BC books).


Students should have headphones for use in class with an I-Pad Air. Please send in a set contained in a zip-lock bag ASAP!


Visit the http://bit.ly/HSAForms to order a FREE t-shirt and avail yourself of future opportunities to volunteer and donate to Concord as well as your child's classroom!


Here's a video to help your child become proficient in shoe-tying! And here's another!


Click this link to view other important information on Mrs. Maye's GV website.

How You Can Help at Home

Here are 5 questions to ask your child instead of "What did you do in school today?":


  1. What made you smile today?
  2. Can you tell me an example of kindness you saw/showed?
  3. What was the book about that Mrs. Maye read?
  4. Did you help anyone today?
  5. Did you like your lunch?



Here's a link to the Common Sense Media page entitled: "25 Apps and Sites for Gifted and Talented Kids."


Your child's GV Google address is their full first and last name (as you registered him/her) with no spaces @garnetvalley.com. Their password is the first 3 letters of his/her last name, all caps and student number (with no spaces between). We'll be practicing logging in to that account in school sometime in the next 2 weeks.