Mrs. Gerlach's Second Grade Class
Welcome; I'm glad you're here!
447-1500 ext. 3311
A Letter to You:
Welcome to what I hope will be a wonderful school year. My name is Penny Gerlach, and I am so excited to be working with your child. My goal is to make learning fun, to help your child meet with success, and to make school an enjoyable place.
Since you are your child’s first teacher, we will be in contact daily via the student planner. I sign the planner by drawing a face to indicate your child’s behavior each day. To keep you informed, I also write a quick note if that behavior wasn’t in keeping with our class rules. Finally, the students write a short message to let you know about their homework and whatever may be happening in the school. The planner is also your number one way to communicate information to me, so feel free to write notes in there as well. Please sign or initial the planner each day, so I know you have seen the information.I always try to make myself available for your questions, concerns, and/or compliments. My phone number at the school is at the top of this page, and you are welcome to call
that number any time. I also try to call you from time to time. I may call to discuss a problem, but I am just as likely to call you with a positive comment.
I believe that if you and I work together as a team, we can help your child meet their goals and succeed in second grade!
Monday: Reading (aloud to someone)
Tuesday: Reading (aloud to someone)
Thursday: Spelling practice
1. Try your best and work hard!
2. Raise your hand to speak.
3. Listen when people are speaking.
4. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
5. Always be respectful and kind.
1 card moved = Warning
2 cards moved = 5 minute time-out
3 cards moved = 8 minute time-out
4 cards moved = removed to a neighboring classroom
Blue ticket = Quiet/Ready to work
Green ticket = Listening/Paying attention
Yellow ticket = Trying/Working hard
Pink ticket = Cooperative/Respectful
Purple ticket = Caring/Helpful to peers
1. one package of wide ruled notebook paper
2. one small pack of yellow pencils
3. two folders (any type)
4. two composition books (any type)
5. one single subject, spiral bound notebook
6. two big erasers
**10. pencil box
11. colored pencils (optional)
*These items should be able to fit inside of the pencil box.** The pencil box should be small enough to fit inside their desk, but large enough to hold the above-mentioned items.
Classroom Wish List:
Boxed/bagged snacks such as Cheese Nips, Ritz Bits, Teddy Grahams, Honey Nut Cheerios, raisins, pretzels, etc.