2nd Grade News

Curriculum Information and Important Reminders

Curriculum Reminders

For the Week of September 7th -September 11th we will be studying:

Math- Making Connections in Problem Solving, Composing Numbers up to 120 with manipulatives, naming the values of numbers (place value), and comparing numbers using the appropriate symbols.

Reading- Launching our Reader's Workshop and setting the expectations for it. Introducing our reading log, responding to reading, setting up reading partnerships.

OLC: Spelling, Phonics, Handwriting- Week 2 of Spelling, -ump and -og word patterns, transition words.

Writing- Creating writing partnerships, drafting a beginning, middle, and end of a story.

Science- Physical properties of Matter

Social Studies- Services in the community and why they are important.

Homework Reminders

Look for all homework to come home on Tuesday, September 8th!

On Tuesday the kids will be bringing home their homework for the week. This will include: Spelling List (just study the words), Math Word Problems (directions will be on the homework sheet), and Reading Log (record books read at home). Please return the Reading Log and Math Homework spiral on Friday of each week.

Check for your child's spelling list in their binder each Monday!

Homework for this next week will be:

Study the Spelling List for Week 2 (Week 3 of school but spelling week 2)

You can use the Spelling Activities sent home in the parent email last week to study these words if you choose to.

1. just

2. name

3. next

4. after

5. love

6. set

7. gum

8. bumpy

9. umpire




Challenge List

1. hedgehog

2. analog

Important Reminders and Upcoming Dates

Monday, September 7th- Labor Day- No School

Thursday, September 10th- Fall Pictures (more info below and in Thursday Folders)

Friday, September 11th- First Good Morning Nichols!- all grades K-5 will meet in the cafeteria by 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 16th- PLC Time- 8:00-8:50 a.m.

P.E.- Flaig, McClain, Dean

Music- Graham

Art- Allard

*Please plan accordingly with foot wear for P.E. times.

Thursday, September 17th- Curriculum Night- 5:30 p.m. (more info to come soon)

Good Morning Nichols!

For security purposes on GMN or party days, we ask parents to inform the campus, in advance, if you are planning to attend GMN or a classroom party so that we can enter all visitor names into our secure database. If you have ever signed in through the computer in our front office, then you will need to RSVP utilizing the link below, and you will be able to check in quickly in the foyer to receive a name tag If you do not RSVP, or if we have not scanned your license in the front office this school year, then you will need to complete this process before you are allowed to attend GMN or classroom parties. You can stop by the front office to scan your license any school day from 7:30am-3:30pm. We look forward to your attendance to GMN.


Please reply to this RSVP link by 12:00pm Thursday, September 10th, to confirm attendance at GMN on Friday, September 11th at 8:00 a.m. Each adult attending will need to enter his/her name on the RSVP list. Each adult only needs to RSVP once. If you are not able to attend, you do NOT need to reply.

Carpool Information

In order to ensure that all students who are riding home in a car are going home with an approved parent and/or guardian we ask that you please continue to use the carpool signs throughout the year. This helps the teachers who are on duty to know that the kids are being placed in the right car. If you need more signs for your child please email their teacher and we would be happy to get you extra copies. If we do not recognize the person asking to pick up a child and they do not have a sign we will ask them to go to the front office to confirm the pick up and show an ID. Situations such as a student going home with a friend are fine as long as the parents have communicated with their child's teacher that they have permission to go home with another parent and/or guardian. Thank you for your cooperation with this so that we can ensure the safety of all of our kids!

Picture Day is Coming!

School Portrait Day is Coming!!

*Order Form in Thursday Folder or follow the directions below to order online.

SchoolPix Inc. will be taking individual school pictures at Nichols Elementary on Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Two ways to order portraits….

1. Attached you will find an order form, please print and fill out the order form and return with payment to the photographer on picture day.

2. To order online by credit card, please go to www.schoolpixinc.com and select the “Online Ordering” tab and select “School Portraits” from the pull-down menu. When prompted enter Nichols’ School Code 1516-0016.A confirmation email will be sent confirming your order has been received. No further action is required.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call SchoolPix Inc. customer service at 972-334-9140 or email us at info@schoolpixinc.com.

Please note: All orders are to be submitted to the photographer on picture day. All school portraits are 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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Please remember that our snack is a "working" snack. Students will be completing work, reading, or other various activities while they are having their snack in the morning.

Snack guidelines:

-One snack per day

-Needs to be a healthy snack

-Non-messy and does not require utensils

-Peanut/Tree Nut free until further notice from your child's teacher

-Water for drinks only

Thank you for your help with this!

Checked/Graded Work

All checked or graded work will be sent home with your child in their Green Thursday Folder each week. You may keep this work at home to review, look over, etc. The first few weeks you may see notes from the teacher on their work, but it will not have a grade on it yet. Not all work is completed for a grade as some of it is done whole group or with partners. If you see a T with a circle around it on a paper that indicates that it was completed with the teacher either whole group or in a small group setting.

Green Thursday Folders

Thursday Folders will begin coming home this week. Please check these folders and return them to school on Friday. Any flyers or notes from the school, PTA, or the grade level will be sent home in these folders. Checked/Graded work will also be sent home in these folders. Thank you for emptying and returning these the next day.


We do have a daily calendar and communication log in your child's binder. It is helpful to talk with your child about their behavior calendar and check it each night. It is great to celebrate positive behavior, too! You may communicate with the teacher using the communication log, email, or phone if you have any questions. Students may also write down communication to you on the Communication Log regarding behavior. You may find a key to the behavior notes (positive ones, too!) at the bottom of the calendar. There is more detail about the daily expectations on the back of the calendar.

Teacher Contact Information

Mrs. Charmaine Dean- deanc@friscoisd.org 469-633-3950 x63966

Mrs. Jackie McClain- mcclainj@friscoisd.org 469-633-3950 x63967

Ms. Taylor Flaig- flaigt@friscoisd.org 469-633-3950 x63965

Mrs. Megan Allard- allardm@friscoisd.org 469-633-3950 x63964

Ms. Kristen Graham- grahamk@friscoisd.org 469-633-3950 x63963