Kelley's Kids Konnections

2nd Grade Class 2015-2016

Important Information


  • March 25: Holiday (No school-staff & students)
  • March 28: 4th Grading Period Begins
  • March 28: STAAR Testing (campus closed to visitors) -4 th Grade: Writing and 5 th Grade Math
  • March 30: STAAR Testing (campus closed to visitors) -5 th Grade: Reading
  • April 1: 3rd Grading Period Report Cards Go Home
  • April 1: Wear PURPLE for FRIENDSHIP

Learning Taking Place

Reading Unit: Poetry

Reading COA: TBA


Writing Unit: Poetry

Writing on Demand: TBA


Grammar and Convention: Adverbs (time and manner)

Test Date: TBA


HFW: Word List Sent home on January 08, 2016. The word list has all the words from the beginning of the year until the end of the year. The list identifies the nine weeks words. Please study words with students. Please study Third nine weeks words and review previous nine weeks.


Word Study: -ou, -or, -ee, -ore, -o, -ow

Test Date: March 24, 2016


  • Study guide sent home Friday, February 5, 2016. Please review with your child. If lost or misplaced, please go to the send grade website to obtain a new one. Please Keep this study guide, it has the information on the upcoming sounds we will be learning in class.

DAILY SNACKS

Students are allowed to bring a snack and a water bottle to class only. Please do not add flavors or bring juice to drink during classroom hours. Students can have those items during lunch. Please send healthy snacks only such as: dry cereal, granola bars, gold fish,dry fruit, and ect. These snacks provide healthy long lasting energy and doesn't transfer to student's work.


Please make sure your child has his/her snack because we have snack time daily.

Homework Information

Important Notice: Homework will be graded. It is 10% of a student grade.

Late Homework will have points deducted, it will not receive full credit.


If students are in need of a new reading log or homework assignment, please go to our second grade website http://staff.katyisd.org/sites/ce2/Pages/ELA-homework.aspx. The reading log/reading rubric homework is attached to the website or have your child pick one up from the classroom. Thank you for assisting me with matter.


The second grade team has changed our homework. This change will remain until the end of the year. Students were given a folder and inside the folder is a reading log, reading rubric and six sticky notes on the back of the reading rubric. Students are to read their books from the school's library and write their thinking about the book. The folder has examples inside the folder (the yellow sheet of paper) the folder also has stems students could use to write their thinking, and directions inside the folder to assist you and your child with their reading homework. Students have been learning how to write about their thinking on sticky notes since school has started, so this assignment is something students know how to do and is able to explain to you. Students that are reading chapter books do not have to complete the chapter book before next Friday. This assignment is allowing students to read and think about their reading not how fast someone can finish a book. If students are reading a chapter book, they can use this book for each Friday until the book is complete. This is teaching students to enjoy their reading and think while they are reading. Students will only return the reading rubric every Friday and will be given a new reading rubric and sticky notes every Friday.


Students are to read for 20 minutes daily. Please write the date, write the title of book, and how many times the book(s) have been read in the tally mark section.


Best Practice for thin books: Please have students read the same book more than once. One of the best strategies for readers is to reread their books. Rereading builds fluency and understanding. Each time a student reads a book, they will get more meaning out of it. The first reading is to become familiar with the text. The second reading is focused on comprehension. The third reading is for the student to be able to retell. Please tally mark each time the book was read. Also, write down that the book was read at home in the home/school section.



Homework is given every Friday and due the next Friday . If your child lost their homework, please go to the second grade website to get a copy of the reading rubric homework and the reading log. Thank you


Homework Due Date: No Homework this Friday, March 25, 2016. Homework will resume April 01, 2016 and will be due on April April 08, 2016.


Thank you for assisting your child with their homework.

Library Information

We have library every Wednesday, and a library lesson every other Wednesday. Please make sure students bring their library books to school every Wednesday, so they are able to check out their two books and are able to keep up with their reading.


Parents, students are allowed to check out two books. If both books are not returned, students will not be allowed to check out books. Please make sure students have both books on Wednesday.


Our library lesson: TBA


Parent if you want your child to read many different books, please visit our public library at:

    5414 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77493

    Phone:(281) 391-3509