Miss Arko's Class News

2nd Grade, Bellflower Elementary

Picture Day is Thursday, September 28th!

Important Information

September 22, 2017

Happy Friday!

We had a very busy week in Grade 2. On Thursday, students brought home an Accelerated Reader packet. The packet included an informational letter, a computer generated performance report (to be signed and returned to school), a home connection letter, and a pink paper with four "AR Test Taking Tickets." When you and your child have decided they are ready for an AR test, please return a ticket to school.

Thank you to all of the parents who have signed up for SeeSaw! I am so excited for you to see what we are working on in class.

As always, please contact me if there is anything you may need or have questions about. Have a fabulous weekend!


Miss Arko

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Minion Spirit Day Fun!

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Important Dates

Picture Day: September 28

Fall Conferences: October 9, 10


This week, we took our Chapter 1 math test. To review for the test, we played Math Basketball. Ask your child about Math Basketball....they cannot stop talking about it at school!

Chapter 2 is "Addition up to 1,000." Please continue to practice math facts at home!


This week, we read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. In this story, a boy named Alexander (who is having a horrible, no good, very bad day) learns that everyone has bad days...even people who live in Australia!

Please remember that poetry folders are due each Wednesday! This week, our class poem is Animals.


This week, we have been stretching out our small moment stories. Children are working with writing partners to write key words about their stories.


Monday: Say, Spell, Sort

Tuesday: Spelling Handwriting

Wednesday: Making Bubbles Word Work

Thursday: Spelling Test

Friday: New words went home

Social Studies

This week, we discussed and wrote about making good choices. We talked about what makes a good citizen.

2nd Grade News (9/21/17)

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Meet Miss Arko

My name is Valerie Arko. This is my second year teaching at Bellflower Elementary. I am a graduate of the University of Dayton. When I am not at school, I like to spend time with my family. I am the youngest of four children. I enjoy cooking, being outside, and learning new things!