Mrs. Laub's Second Grade News

Classroom Information and Reminders

Our Week In Review

During this 4-day week we began an in-depth overview of the writing process as we started a piece of writing to take through each of the steps of the writing process.

Our reading time was spent identifying character traits through character dialogue, thoughts, and actions in the story.

Students took their first spelling test of second grade on Wednesday. Each student was responsible for identifying the long or short a sound in a given word. Next Wednesday, September 16th, students will be responsible for spelling 5 words plus a bonus word. I will choose words from the following list: glass, bat, fast, hand, mad, snap, last, grass, ask, sack, whale, gate, make, page, came, face, base, rake, same, made, & what.

Our math time was dedicated to differentiating between equations, equation chains, and vertical form so that students can comfortably solve math problems involving the same parts and totals in different forms.

During science we welcomed our new (temporary) classmates, the caterpillars, as we began to observe the butterfly life cycle unfold in our own classroom. With your permission, students can visit this free website for life cycle enrichment activities:

Show Your Spirit!

Every Monday is Sweeny spirit day. Please encourage your child to wear orange and black, Republic Tiger/Sweeny gear.

Thank you to the two families who supplied extra earbuds for our class. Your donation is appreciated and our students will put the earbuds to good use since we began using our 5 classroom tablets on Wednesday!

Please send in your Box Tops for Education in a bag or envelope marked with your child's name and my name. Your donation benefits Sweeny students and every Box Top adds up in a big way!

Our Sweeny PTO is pretty terrific! If you have not joined PTO, it's not too late. Let me know if you need a registration form and I'll gladly get one to you. PTO participation is helpful to Sweeny students and teachers, and is a great way to emphasize the importance of education in your child's life!

For those wondering about sending birthday treats, there are 25 students in our class. Please refrain from sending treats containing peanuts or tree nuts to protect those with allergies.

Please make it a goal for your student to be able to tie his or her shoes if your child wears shoes with strings. There are several tutorials available on youtube that show and tell children how to accomplish this goal quickly.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Fall Book Fair 9/14-9/18

The book fair will be held September 14th through 18th. The book fair is open during school hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as well as Family Night on Tuesday, September 15th till 6:30 p.m. and Grandparent's Night on Thursday, September 17th until 6:30 p.m.

  • Sweeny PTO Meeting- September 14th

    Please join us for our monthly meeting in the Sweeny Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to collaborate on upcoming events. To stay connected on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities "Like" us on Facebook.

    Sweeny Grandparent's Night

  • Grandparents and/or grand "friends" are invited to join us at Sweeny on Thursday, September 17th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. with your student(s)! Dinner Option: Pizza, pie and punch will be available for $3 in the cafe. This event will be a come and go event. Grandparents will have an opportunity to tour the school and visit the classroom teacher. Additionally, PTO will have a photo booth in which students and grands will be able to have photos made for $1. Those who attend will receive a complimentary ticket to the RHS varsity football game on Friday, September 18th as well.

  • For more Sweeny information, visit our school website: