2nd Grade Scoop
Mayfield Junior School - January 11, 2016
Happy Birthday, Cornelia Connelly!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This is the only homework for the week, besides studying for the spelling test and reading for Read Across America. As this is the only homework, we expect your children to spend quality time with their families, and take their time each night completing the poster. Please do not wait until Thursday night.
The Hour of Code
"The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming."
Why is it important that students participate? In our world of technology, it's not only important to know how to operate technology, but to understand how to create technology. If you can create technology, you can change the world. This movement exposes children (and adults) to the language of programming. Parents, look it up. Maybe you will want to try it too! See http://hourofcode.com/us for more information.
Grades are based on a 1-5 scale as follows:
5 - Consistently exceeds expectations
4 - Often exceeds expectations
3 - Meets expectations
2 - Inconsistent with expectations
1 - Needs additional support
Parents, please keep in mind that this is a new year of growth for your child, and along with that come new expectations. Grades given in first grade are not connected to your child's grade in second grade. A "3" is commonly given, as your child is meeting the expectations of a second grader at this time. Your support for your child is an important factor in his or her growth mindset and confidence.
Requesting Parent Volunteers:
January is Mosaic Month at MJS and we need you!
Mosaic Month is a beautiful celebration of the cultural diversity that exists in our community and we rely on our parent volunteers to help make it happen. The culminating event is the International Heritage Fair on Friday, January 29th. If you are interested in either creating a cultural table for the fair or in helping out behind the scenes, please contact Ms. Myvonwynn Hopton firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Thank you!
Faith Matters: The 10 Commandments
Dates to Check
- January 12: Hour of Code
- January 14: Cornelia Connelly Mass (lead by 2nd grade) CONCERT DRESS
- January 18: No school for MLK Holiday
- January 20: Farm field trip
- February 4: First Reconciliation (4:00pm in the HPAC)
- February 12: Grandparents and Special Friends Day
- February 15-19: Winter Break
- March 3: AGAPE Prayer Service (4:00pm in the HPAC)
- March 24: Holy Thursday; 12n dismissal (Stations of the Cross at 8:30am)
- March 25: Good Friday; Easter Break begins (School resumes on 4/4)
- April 12: Play at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
- May 4: Field Trip to the Cathedral
Spelling Words - The two sounds of "c" , and the two sounds of "g"
1. Where is the best place to play?
2. The books fell with a loud crash!
New Year's: Inspiring Quote
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
author, Neil Gaiman