Second Grade News

Rasor Elementary Plano, Texas

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December 7, 2014

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Items needed for Special Project and Winter Holiday

We need the following items for the week of December 15-19.

  1. M&M - Big Bags
  2. winter party plates, cups, napkins
  3. flour
  4. salt
  5. cinnamon
  6. ribbon

Upcoming Important Dates

  • December 8-12 - Reading MAP Assessments - please remember to eat a great breakfast each morning. Also you can bring several snacks for the morning due to assessments.

  • December 10 - Walk and Roll Wednesday

  • December 10 - Afterschool Enrichment Groups

  • December 12 - Rasor Family Movie Night - 6:00 at Rasor

  • December 17 - Walk and Roll Wednesday

  • December 17 - Afterschool Enrichment Groups - last one for this six weeks

  • December 19 - Holiday Sing Along Assembly

  • December 19 - Winter Grade Level Party

  • December 19 - Early Release - 12:00

HERO by Veteran Petty Officer Second Class Chris R. Brown

H = Honesty

E = Enthusiasm each day

R = Role Models/Responsibility for your actions

O = Opportunities/cares for Others

In November we had the privledge to honor our Veterans in our Veterans' Assembly. We had several of our 2nd grade students' family members attending and presenting. Mr. Brown was one of the veterans that we were honored to have in attendance. He presented this as part of his speech. We felt that each of our students needs to understand what a HERO is and that they can be a HERO each and everyday. We are having this printed and putting it in our hallway. We would like to thank all of our Veterans that are serving, have served, or will serve our country.

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Homework: December 9-12

Your child's homework is posted in your child's ROCKET folder. Homework will be given to the students on Friday and then it is due by the following Friday.

Homework for this upcoming week is as follows:

Reading – at least 20 minutes nightly - initial in the box each day your child reads for at least 20 minutes. Also, remember to have them fillout their reading log

MathDecember Monthly Math Booklet - Days 7-14- We will collect the November Books this Friday. The December book will be put in folders until the week we get back from Thanksgiving.

Spelling - Complete 3 spelling activities - remember to study every night

*Fluency passages or list - your child's teacher may send additional homework to help with building reading fluency. At this time it is not sent home with every student. We will begin this with entire grade level after winter break.

*Homework Math Pages - you may have noticed that we do not complete all of the pages of the math packets that come home. The last page of the packet is actually homework pages. We are not sending these home as mandatory assignments. However, they are great practice for your child. Your child may complete the pages and earn 5 starbucks for practicing math skills at home.

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Wall of Dreams

We are beginning the Wall of Dreams in preparation for College Week. Each week we will share information to the students about colleges. The students can earn 20 starbucks and a prize if they take time to research the college for the week. The college for this week is:

Collin College right here in Plano.

The students can look up Collin College and write a 2nd grade essay the college. Here are some of the things they can write about:

  1. What type of college is it?
  2. What can you study there?
  3. What classes would you take in order to earn your degree in your chosen area of study?
  4. Information about the college.
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Student Council is collecting old and new towels as well as old t-shirts for the SPCA of Texas- Perry Clinic in McKinney.

Please donate any hand towels, dish towels, regular towels or bath rugs to the box that is located in the Front Office! Also, we are in need of old t-shirt to help make rope toys for the dogs at the shelter.

The dates of the towel and t-shirt drive are from Nov. 3rd –Dec 11th.

Thanks for all your help and support!

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Rasor Elementary Read to One Million campaign starts this weekend. As a school, we are asking the students to read 20 minutes everyday. We all need to BE PROACTIVE and SYNERGIZE, so that we can reach our grade level goal. Remember to turn in minutes each Friday.

Here are the Gradelevel stats for this week:

Crawford's Class - 37,707

McCary's Class - 54,423

Kirby's Class - 48,125

West's Class - 42,121

for a 2nd Grade GRAND total of 182,376

Rasor Grand total - 724,314

We are still in 1st place!!!!!! Keep reading!!!!!!!!

We only have two weeks left. We need to READ, READ, READ!!!!!!

Let's Begin With the End in Mind and Think Win Win and read, read, read!!!!!!

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The Leader in Me

Mission Statement:

Developing Leaders One Child at a Time

Vision Statement:

To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy

Seven Habits of Happy Kids

What are the 7 Habits:

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the End in Mind
  3. Put First Things First
  4. Think Win-Win
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
  6. Synergize - Together is Better
  7. Sharpen the Saw

Second Grade Mission Statement

We Will

Be a leader by being

Engaged in learning

Always doing our best

Listening quietly

Earning starbucks

Always being polite

Doing the right thing by realizing that

Every habit is important in

Reaching our GOALS and becoming a Leader

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

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Rasor Elementary

Rasor Elementary, with the community, will give us a safe, caring place to learn and reach our dreams.