Kelley's Kids Konnections

2nd Grade Class 2015-2016

Important Information

  • April 5: Kindergarten Round-Up @ 6 PM (for 16/17 Kindergarten)
  • April 11: Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A Mason Road, 5-8 PM
  • April 12: Pre-Registration for 16/17 Kindergarten and new 1st Grade, 9-11 AM & 1-3 PM
  • April 14: PreK Registration for 16/17, 9-11 AM & 1-3 PM
  • April 15-22: Spring Book Fair
  • April 15: Early Dismissal @ 12:40 PM
  • April 15: Cimarron Carnival @ 6 PM
  • April 18-22: Wacky Week (fun details TBA)
  • April 19: 1st Grade Spring Musical @ 6 PM
  • April 19: 2nd Grade field trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • April 25-29: 5th Grade Penny Splash
  • April 25: PTA Spirit Night at Jimmy Changas
  • April 26: 4th Grading Period Progress Reports Go Home
  • April 29: Student Holiday (Staff Professional Learning Day)
  • April is the month of Friendship wear Purple

Learning Taking Place

Reading Unit: Morals and Themes

Reading COA: TBA

Writing Unit: Writing about Reading

Writing on Demand: TBA

Grammar and Convention: Adverbs (time and manner)

Test Date: April 15, 2016

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 the last nine weeks words and review previous nine weeks.

Word Study:-oo, -oy, -oi, -oa, -aw

Test Date: April 22, 2016

  • Study guide sent home . Please review with your child. If lost or misplaced, please go to the second grade website to obtain a new one. Please Keep this study guide, it has the information on the upcoming sounds until the end of the school year. It is front to back. Thank you.


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.

NOTE: Parents, please provide your child with snacks daily. If students does not have a snack, a snack is not provided for him/her. Thank you for assisting your child with bring in his/her snack.

Kelley's Kids Korner!! Where kids speak up!!!!


I learned that an adverb is like an adjective except an adverb describes a verb and an adjective describes a noun.


I learned about adverbs. An adverb is a word that describes a verb. Example; how? Quickly, easily, happily, silently.

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 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: April 15, 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

Field Trip Information REMINDER

Dear parent(s) or guardian(s),

The second grade team has planned our field trip for April 19, 2016 to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugarland. Please return the permission slip signed and returned along with the money and students' lunch preference note by Wednesday, April 06, 2016. Students will not be allowed to attend the field trip with out the permission slip and money.

The information regarding the field trip was sent home Tuesday, March 22, 2016. If you you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mrs. Kelley

NOTE: Another permission slip and lunch preference letter was sent home today. Please return with your son/daughter this week. Thank you for assisting us with this matter.