Stellar Second Graders

Mrs. Mayo & Ms. Zimmerman

Friday, October 16, 2020

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you to everyone that had a conferences with us over the last two weeks. It was so nice to see so many faces (both familiar and new), and to get to know who is raising some of the best kiddos around! Continue to let us know if you ever have any questions or concerns when it comes to second grade and our students.

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Friday Folders

In second grade this year, we will be sending home folders back to you on Fridays. Here is where you can find your child's work, Scholastic News articles, Scholastic book orders, or any updates that get sent to youngest & only kiddos about Rose Glen. On the left side of your child's folder - you will find a signature sheet. If you have any questions or comments about things that go home, feel free to write them there! We will check them on Monday's when the folders come back to school!

Library Books

We have switched our library schedule! Please make sure your child sends their books back as soon as they are done reading them. We have a different system this year. Books come back to school and sit in "quarantine" for 3 days before they are checked in. It is very important that you only have one of the black book bags at your house. This will ensure that your child can pick books each week. This is a new process this year and will certainly take some getting used to. Thanks for helping return your child's books.


Mrs. Mayo - Wednesdays @ 1:15 pm

Mrs. Zimmerman - Fridays @ 1:15 pm

October Birthdays

Language Workshop

Relationships

For Language Workshop this unit, we are focussing on stories with strong character relationships. The books explore all types of relationships we have in our everyday lives. Students will make connections to their own personal lives throughout the development of the characters. Ask your student all about the stories and the relationships they remind them of!

Reading Workshop

For Reader's Workshop, our students are focussed on their characters and what they do to contribute to our stories. We have discussed character traits with supporting evidence, identifying their feelings and how they change, and connecting our supporting characters' actions to our main character's reactions. By the end of the unit, they will get to know their characters well enough to make a "Character Space" which will dive deep into their book's characters and who they are!

Writing Workshop

This unit is all about opinion writing! The kids have fully divulged into the pieces that make an opinion strong! They start with an audience and introduction. Then they move into three reasons and supporting evidence. Lastly, they conclude their pieces with a strong ending that leaves the reader wanting more! Our focus from here on out with opinion is who our favorite characters are from books we are reading. Ask your kiddos about who their favorite characters are and why they love them so much!

Math Workshop

Since building our number sense in unit one, we are expanding our kiddos understanding by adding and subtracting with double digit numbers. The students will learn all sorts of strategies they can use to tackle problems that are tough to do in our minds! They will learn to how use a number line, expanded form, base ten and friendly numbers to take on tough number problems. We can't wait to see them grow - and to challenge them even further by moving into the hundreds!

Social Studies

As many of you know, we have been learning about our U.S. Government in honor of this historic election year of 2020. To practice becoming active U.S. citizens, we practiced voting! We gave our second graders an opportunity to vote for the Dojo reward of their choosing. The choices were crazy hair day or mismatch day. Each student had to turn in their voter registration and marked their vote on a ballot! The results were pretty unanimous, and the elected day is CRAZY HAIR DAY! We can't wait to see what they (and you) come up with for their crazy do's!

Webex

Webex is an app that is meant to be used in a time of virtual learning. It allows students and teachers to connect. It also allows for students to socialize with each other when they are not able to do so in person. This app is a very useful educational tool.


As of right now, the students in our classrooms are currently face to face. They are allowed to socialize with friends and connect with teachers in person.


Therefore, we are asking for students to remain off of Webex at this time. If and when we go virtual, your child is logged in and connected with the classroom. If your child would like to connect with friends or peers at home, please use other platforms and be sure to monitor their use.

iPad Clean Up

All students have had their ipad check during the month of September. Here is some helpful information to keep your child's ipad clean and working properly.


1) Open up Safari and Chrome. Close out any open tabs. Some friends have several open tabs. This just makes the ipads lose battery faster.


2) Go to the Settings. If a software update is needed, please complete that. Please always make sure that when a red circle shows up that updates are installed at home.


3) If a child needs to put in a passcode for their managed apple ID, please let your homeroom teacher know. We can help them.


4) All students have their 6-digit student lunch code as their home and lock screen code. This must remain the same throughout their student career at Rose Glen.


5) All students must have their "selfie" on their home screen and lock screen. Feel free to take an updated picture for second grade. (Remember, a student's face should take up the majority of the photo.)


6) Double-click and swipe up to close out any open apps.


7) Open Gmail and delete or archive any old emails.


8) Photos & Videos - Please remove any non-school related photos or videos. Feel free to transfer them to another ipad.


9) Webex - Open the Webex app and review your child's account. Delete or leave any old spaces.


10) Please ensure a 100% charge and send back every day. Thank you so much for your help!

Fall Weather

The weather outside changes multiple times a day. Please help make your child comfortable in school by doing the following things:

  • Have your child dress in layers. The classroom can be warm or chilly.
  • Please send your child with coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc. The mornings can be chilly and then the afternoon warms up, or the reverse can happen!
  • When it is rainy, please send rain boots or umbrellas. If it is just a light rain, we might try to do a quick walk around the playground for a mask break.

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