Second Grade News
Rasor Elementary Plano, Texas
September 29, 2015
Upcoming Important Dates
Wednesday, October 7th - Walk to School Day
Wednedsday, October 7th - Fire Safety Poster Due - Information came home with your child.
Thursday, October 8th - Art Reflections Workshop - 2nd grade students who have registered with Mrs. Byrd
Monday, October 12th - Students Holiday and Parent/Teacher Conference Day
Friday, October 16th - Nine Weeks Assembly and Read to a Million Kick-off
October 19th - 23 - Book Fair Week
Wednesday, October 21st - Fall Picture Day
Thursday, October 22 - Literacy Night - Camp Read-A-Lot @ 6:00
October 26th - 30th - Red Ribbon Week - more information coming
Friday, October 31st - Red Ribbon Week Parade - 8:00 am - 2nd Grade Box Cars - more information below
Fire Prevention Poster Contest 2015
Theme - "Hear the Beep where you Sleep" Every Bedroom needs a working smoke alarm
Dates: Poster due to school Wednesday, October 7th.
Poster mut be original and may be on any phase of fire prevention and/or fire safety. Do consider this year's theme: "Hear the Beep where you Sleep"
Size of poster: 14 inches by 22 inches (Please measure poster) Typically 1/2 of a regular size poster board.
Homework for the week of Sept 29-Oct 2
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.
- Math – October Monthly Math Booklet - Days 1-5
Spelling - Your child needs to complete 2 activities that follow the spelling pattern and Dolch words for the week. The spelling pattern is short vowel words with ending blends.
News in Second Grade
SECOND GRADE Family Project
We are so excited to send home the first family project of this year. Your child came home with a note on Friday. There was a pumpkin template attached. They are to decorate the pumpkin as his/her favorite story book character and then complete the information page.
Below you will find some examples of real pumpkins decorated as storybook characters. We do not want real pumpkins. The students are to use the paper pumpkin. They can decorate it using any materials. They will also need to cut the pumpkin out.
PLEASE NO REAL PUMPKINS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember to check your child's folder each night. When we send home completed work, it is put in the back pocket (stay at home) and when we have notes from the office or us, we usually put them in the front pocket so that you see them when you open the folder. Even though the pocket says "Bring back to school," we do not want them back unless it is something that you are to fill out and return to school.
Learning Through Technology
The Leader in Me
Developing Leaders One Child at a Time
To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy
Seven Habits of Happy Kids
What are the 7 Habits:
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the End in Mind
- Put First Things First
- Think Win-Win
- Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
- Sharpen the Saw
Second Grade Mission Statement
•Be a leader by being
•Engaged in learning
•Always doing our best
•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
Rasor has become an AVID elementary school this year. Second expectations for AVID this year. The students are to write their first and last name at the top of the paper. If there is a name line on the paper, they write their name on the line. If there is not a name line, then they write their name on the top right hand side of the paper. Next semester we will add in the date under their name. We have started doing this on some papers. This is an expectation on each and every assignment we work on. When your child works on his/her homework, this is an expectation you should also have for them. Thank you for your support.