Simply Second

Week of September 6th

Curriculum Connections

Reader's Workshop -Launching workshop - working on stamina

Writer's Workshop -Launching workshop - working on stamina

Math - Problem solving and Place Value

Science - Weather data and tools

Social Studies - Characteristics that define a leader

Technology - Digital citizenship

Grandparents Day!

In honor of Grandparents' Day, we would like to invite your child's grandparents to school on Monday, September 12th. Grandparents will have the opportunity to spend an hour at Dove with their grandchild(ren). For 2nd grade, visitors may arrive for our lunchtime (11:30-12) followed by a visit to their grandchild's classroom. Grandparents are welcome to bring lunches or purchase from the cafeteria (cash or checks only). We look forward to meeting you and sharing this very special day with you and your grandchild.

Background Check

If you plan to volunteer at school this year (room parent, Dove Dad's Club, Fall Festival, Field Day, field trips etc. ) and haven't gotten your background check done, now is the time! Just go to our district website at gcisd-k12.org, click on the Parents and Students tab, scroll down and click on Volunteer Background Check. Approval takes about 2 weeks once your form has been submitted. ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO REAPPLY EACH YEAR.

I.B. Profiles

This week we will introduce the five remaining profiles as well as revisit the five from last week.


*Open-Minded - I appreciate my culture and the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures.

*Risk-Taker - We try new things. We have confidence. We stand up for what we believe in. We challenge ourselves.

*Knowledge - I know about many things. We ask questions. We remember what we have learned. We explore ideas and concepts.

*Balance - We look after our bodies and minds. We stay healthy. We look after others.

*Reflective - We find ways to be better. Mistakes are a new way to learn. We understand our strengths and weaknesses.


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*Caring - We are kind. We care about people, plants, animals and the Earth. We help others.

*Principled - We do the right things. We tell the truth and are honest. We are fair and play with others.

*Communicator - We share our ideas in many ways. We listen to others. We are respectful listeners. We express our ideas confidently.

*Thinkers - We are problem solvers. We make good choices. We use creativity and critical thinking.

*Inquirer - We are curious. We enjoy learning. We try to find out new things. We chase questions.

Registration Cards

Please return your child's registration card as soon as possible. These cards are kept in the office and are used for emergency contact purposes. If you have misplaced your card and would like another, please let your child's teacher know.

DES Helpful Websites

District webpage: www.gcisd-k12.org

Dove Elementary: www.gcisd-k12.org/Domain/1594

Dove PTA webpage: www.dovepta.org

Dove Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dove-Elementary

Looking Ahead

September 14th - Grandparent's Day Lunch @11:30

September 15th - Individual Student Pictures

September 16th - First WTW spell check

September 30th - All School Picnic 6:00pm-7:30pm