September 4th Weekly Newsletter

Second Grade

Weekly Happenings

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to attend Parent Information Night. We hope that you found the information useful. We will send out the Power Point that we used with discussion notes if you were not able to attend, or if you would just like a reminder of the information that we covered. Please let us know if you have questions, comments or suggestions at any time during the year.


We are really enjoying getting back into the swing of things with our students, and also getting to know our new students! We have spent a lot of time reviewing procedures, getting reacquainted with each other and building our school family community. Now we are really starting to dive into our 2nd grade curriculum and routines.


Next week we will begin meeting with students in Pathways to Reading small groups and we will begin sending baggie books home. Please have your student read every evening and send back the baggie book each day. If it is a longer book, students may keep them at home until they finish. We will also begin testing sight words every Thursday. We will send home a copy of 1st quarter sight words and you can also find them on our website.

Specials

Mrs. Brown:
Monday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Counselor
Thursday: PE

Friday: Art

Mrs. Kiger:
Monday: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Leadership
Thursday: Music

Friday: PE

Spelling Words

Phonics focus: short vowels, ch, wh and ck

1. much

2. when

3. which

4. check

5. shack

6. whips

7. what

8. all

9. small

10. talk

Learning Targets

Reading:

*I can read accurately and fluently to support comprehension within grade level text.

*I can identify elements of craft and structure in literary text.

*I know and apply grade level phonics skills and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Writing:

*I can demonstrate the conventions of Standard English capitalization and punctuation.

* I can write a narrative.

Math:

*I can fluently add and subtract within 20.

Behavior:

*I can be responsible and kind.

*I can follow directions the first time.

Dates to Remember

9/7: No School

9/11: Someone Grand

9/15: Exotic Animal show Family Fun Night

9/17: PTA Walk-A-Thon

9/23: Picture Day