Second Grade News

Rasor Elementary

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September 5, 2015

International Dot Day

Tuesday, September 15, is International Dot Day. Wear dots to school. Polka shirts, pants, shorts, dresses, hats, socks, and/or shoes. The more dots the better. We would love for the students to participate.

Upcoming Important Dates

Tuesday, September 15th - International Dot Day during specials

Thursday, September 24 @ 6pm - Reflections Art Night and General PTA Meeting

Wednesday, October 14 @ 6:30pm - Plano Senior High School Homecoming Parade

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News in Second Grade

Wow, what a whirlwind of a week. This past week just seemed to fly by. We would like to thank you for taking time this week to work on homework. We know that with all of us working together, we can make each of your children feel successful. This week we discussed how we need to Have the End in Mind, Make a plan and set goals. Take time to discuss with your child what your goals are for them this year and let him/her share what he/she would like to achieve this year.

School/Home Connection

R.O.C.K.E.T Folder

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.

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Homework for the week of September 6th - 11th

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:

  1. Reading – at least 20 minutes nightly to help develop reading fluency and comprehension. Your child will need to write down the title of the book or chapter he or she read on the reading log which can be found in the READING POUCH in the ROCKET folder. Then parents/guardian will need to initial in the box each day your child read for at least 20 minutes. Also have them answer questions or tell you about what they read.
  2. —Math – September Monthly Math Booklet - Days 6-10

  3. Spelling - Study spelling word pattern and complete at least 2 activities. Your child needs to practice them every night.

Important Information

Math - Ways to Make 10

We would really like for the students to work on memorizing the Ways to Make 10 math facts. Below you will find a link to a game that is really fun that works on numbers that add together to make the sum of 10.

Hopefully, your child is starting to feel more successful with understanding how to make10. When he/she is ready, move onto looking at doubles facts and near doubles. (5+5=10 so, 5+6=11)

Learning Through Technology


We are starting Raz-Kids this week with your children. They will be bringing home their login information. We hope that your child is enjoys reading the books on Raz-Kids. Reading is such an important of each and every day. Remember that your child needs to read at least 20 minutes each night.


Practicing math each day will help to build a better understanding of number sense.

Second Grade Mission Statement

We Will

Be a leader by being

Engaged in learning

Always doing our best

Listening quietly

Earning starbucks

Always being polite

Doing the right thing by realizing that

Every habit is important in

Reaching our GOALS and becoming a Leader

Wish List School Supplies

We are in need of:

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The Leader in Me

Mission Statement:

Developing Leaders One Child at a Time

Vision Statement:

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

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