from Mrs. Simons
Happy first week back! Reentry is rough. Hope to see everyone tomorrow at Market Place. Please remember to enter through the South Carpool Gate and to have filled out the Google form. Parents will be asked to not come upstairs until 8:45. If you need to help carry product up we will ask you to go back down so we can down. WE will be going over some shopping rules, previewing the other classes and setting up our shops. Please remember to bring in dollars and quarters only.
Yellow folders will NOT be coming home this Monday. We are still missing several yellow folders and some red folders. Please send those in asap.
Please look over all the work and help your student's correct mistakes.
Math tests will be going home the following Monday.
Dress Code- Please help us making sure your student comes in following the dress code. Please see the handbook for all the details. Clothes should be free of any stains and holes. Belts must be worn with any bottoms with belt loops and all outer wear worn in class ( and our room does get cold) should be white, gray or navy blue. Thanks so much for your help. PLEASE LABEL ALL OUTER WEAR students are losing coats, sweaters, and sweatshirts.
Lost and Found- PLEASE check the LOST and FOUND it is OVERFLOWING! Please make sure to put all names in all clothing.
Please note that our work load will be increasing. Please help us encourage students to complete all work and to turn in quality work they are proud of instead of trying to be first one finished. We have several who have grades that are dropping due to sloppy, incomplete or missing work. Please help us encourage that.
Independence- We are really working hard on getting the kids to be self- sufficient. We are talking about them being independent and doing what they know must be done. Our next character trait is Trustworthiness. It would be awesome for our students to be trusted with a little more responsibility at home. We will be discussing this a lot in our character meetings. (some thoughts: laying out their clothes the night before, packing their lunches, setting the table, feeding the pets, making their beds etc)
Please remember to read with your student each night!! We are looking at reading for 30 mins each night.
Carpool- All call has been called by 3:30 each day. Please be in line by 3:15 each day. Thank you so much you have been really helping out with this.
3/1 Market Place
3/15 Noon Dismissal- END of 3rd qtr
3/18 Report cards go home
3/21 Weather IN HOUSE field trip
3/26- Community Service to Autumn Care
3/27- Grandparent's Day
3/29- 4/7 SPRING BREAK
Creative Core for the Week
In the Classroom this week
Reading- We will be starting our study on Fractured Fairy tales. We will be looking at Rough Faced Girl. This is a Cinderella like story. We will continue discussing characters and how they feel and how they react to things in their environment.
Math- We will be looking at adding three 2- digit numbers using the decomposing method,
Science- We will be starting our sound unit.
Phonics- We have started our flexing groups among the second grade classes to meet the needs of all of our students. Please note these groups are fluid and may change as student's needs change. All Phonics work and spelling lists and grades will be given to me from your student's Phonics' teacher. If you have specific questions about Phonics please reach out to that teacher. Spelling test for my group is Tuesday.
Writing- We will be continuing to write informational writing pieces. This week we are focusing on Loggerhead Turtles. Net week we will be researching our own animals.
Character- We will continue finishing our trustworthiness character trait.