2nd Grade News

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

A note from your teacher...

Hello Families!

It has been a fun and exciting week in our classroom!

On Wednesday we participated in the GLOBAL SCHOOL PLAY DAY... YES PLAY DAY! We collaborated together, we created together, we laughed together and had FUN together! Based on research from Dr. Peter Gray(Ph.D., The Rockefeller University, 1972); "free play is essential for children's healthy social and emotional development and outlines steps through which we can bring free play back to children's lives." Needless to say, it was a great day in our classroom! I even got in on the fun! :)

Questions, comments and/or concerns please send me an email,

~Mrs. Hicks

Pennies for Patients

The student council will be collecting change next week to benefit Riley Children's Foundation. They will be collecting change February 6th-10th.


The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00. The meeting will be in Mr. Murch's room.

Free childcare will be provided by the YMCA.


We will celebrate KINDNESS on Tuesday, February 14th. Kids can make or buy kindness cards to share with their friends. We have 21 students in the class.


Students should have brought home new order forms! You will have till the end of February to place orders! You can also view the order forms online.

To order online use my access code:


READING: We are going to start a new unit to really help second graders grow as readers. We will practice fluency, learn about literary language, dig deep into longer books, and set and tackle goals.

WRITING: We are going to being a poetry unit. We are going to learn how to read poetry like a poet.

MATH: We will continue working with telling time. There are clocks on Tangible Math that can be used to practice with at home. We practice skip counting to look at the minutes on the clock. Check out the clocks posted on Seesaw.


Monday, February 6th - Day 4 Computer

Tuesday, February 7th - Day 1 Art

Wednesday, February 8th- Day 2 P.E.

Thursday, February 9th- Day 3 Music

Friday, February 10th- Day 4 Computer

Mark on your calendars that there is NO SCHOOL on February 20th (President's Day) or February 21 (Flex Day)!