2nd Grade Newsletter
August 21st, 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
- August 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, & 31st: NWEA Math and Reading Screener (Your testing time will be at the same time as the week before.)
- September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 7th: Students will have one short class a day (Classes at 9am, 11am, or 1pm again.)
- September 8th: Regular classes/schedules will begin
For a complete 2020-21 school calendar, please click on the PDF in the Important Websites section below.
Students-Be sure to eat a good breakfast and get a good nights sleep so you can do your best!
Learning Coaches-Remember that in order to have a valid assessment your student must complete this screener on their own! You may monitor and help with tech issues but that is all. Thank you!
Webcam Permission Form
Use the link below to fill it out now:
Student Grades & the Daily Plan in the OLS
Over the past few days, several families have asked about their child’s grades within the gradebook. At this time, we are continuing to adjust settings within the gradebook as well as adjust the expected progress – or the overall number of lessons – that students will complete within each course for the school year. We anticipate having this all adjusted by Friday, August 28th. For now, please be aware that grades may not accurately reflect your child’s current grade.
Additionally, we are continuing to adjust the daily plan for students in the OLS to align to assignments on the Bison On-Track calendar. This should all be completed by the end of the day today, August 21st. We appreciate your patience as both of these are items that cannot be completed until the first day of school and we work on them behind the scenes after classes and communications with families. If you continue to see a discrepancy beginning Monday, August 31st, please contact your homeroom teacher and we will look at this on a student by student basis.
Please don’t worry about grades during the first few days of school. These days are spent learning routines and getting to know students as you build a foundation for the year. Teachers will alert you to when everything is ready and you can start monitoring gradebooks. For now, just remember daily logging in and using the Bison On-Track Calendar is the priority.
How to Contact Your Teacher
Mrs. Allison Karisch
405-259-9478 ext. 3207
Mrs. Rebecca Wiesemann
405-259-9478 ext. 3187
Mrs. Kelley Winsett
405-259-9478 ext. 2156
What To Expect This Year
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.
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.