2nd Grade Newsletter

January 18th-29th

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see important dates, announcements, and links!

WELCOME BACK!

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On Track Calendar

Welcome back! Get this 2nd Semester started off strong by staying on track with your lessons!


Reminder: You should be working in MindPlay and on your edmentum (Exactpath) learning paths consistently! Also check Seesaw regularly so you can make sure you are up to date on any assignments.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • January 18th: MLK Day, school closed
  • January 22nd: 3rd Quarter Math TGA and Writing Response TGA due (We will work on the Math TGA in class throughout the week. Be sure to check your OLS messages for the Writing Response directions!)



For a complete 2020-21 school calendar, please click on the PDF in the Important Websites section below.

Announcements

Newrow Support

If your family needs assitance with Class Connect sessions due to Newrow issues you can contact the Newrow Support Line at 877-847-1169. Representatives are available to answer questions and troubleshoot issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!


As always, if your family is experiencing an issue with the OLS or any other K12 application, you can contact K12 Customer Support at 866-512-2273 or visit Help.K12.com

Webcam Permission Form

If you want your student to be able to use their webcam be sure to fill out the permission form!


Use the link below to fill it out now:


https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=LUmWRm1kPE2UZWxaNvMaFsm0U-LKUyFCgWjXYHTSpjlURVU1REtHSU9LMU81Tk85QUhSNVkzNDlCRS4u

How to Contact Your Teacher

2nd Grade Homeroom Teachers

SpEd Teachers

What Can You Do to Help Your Child Grow?

Fluency

Help your child build up their reading stamina! Make sure they've mastered all their sight words ( Click here to access all the sight word lists) and have them read about 20 minutes a day. Depending on their reading level, this can include them reading on their own, partner reading with you, or listening to you read until they have built up their phonics skills.

ELA

In 2nd Grade we really work on our fluency and comprehension.


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.

Writing

By the end of 2nd Grade your child should be able to write 5-7 simple sentences on one topic. They should be able to write 1 to 2 paragraphs in the same way. An example of this would be writing a story with details about characters in a beginning/middle/end format. We will be working towards being able to write in all 3 Modes: Narrative, Opinion, and Informational.


Encourage them to write in fun ways, a letter to family member, creating their own story, making a journal entry, etc.

Math

Math Facts through 20 are a huge 2nd Grade skill! If your child doesn't like flash cards there are lots of fun, free games to work on math facts online if your child needs extra practice on site such as ABCya and RoomRecess. These sites also have great games to practice other major 2nd Grade skills such as money, telling time, and fractions.

Important Websites

Online Learning School

This will take you to the login so you can access your OLS.

Exact Path (edmentum)

Remember to log in regularly to work on your personalized path and check for assignments from your teacher.

Seesaw

We will use this site to turn in work, such as quarterly Teacher Graded Assignments.

IT Support

If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the link above or call 866-512-2273 to submit a ticket.

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