2nd Grade Newsletter
August 10th, 2020
Your 2nd Grade Teachers
Mrs. Allison Karisch
405-259-9478 ext. 3207
Mrs. Rebecca Wiesemann
405-259-9478 ext. 3187
Mrs. Kelley Winsett
405-259-9478 ext. 2156
Come to the Back to School Bash TODAY! (Friday 8/7/20)
OVCA is excited to meet families at the Back to School Bash. OVCA students who come to the Back to School Bash AND complete the Orientation to Online learning by August 11 5:00 pm will be eligible to win an OVCA Aloha to Learning T-Shirt. There will be ONE winner from EACH grade level.
It’s an exciting time to be an OVCA Bison!
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On Track Calendar
Important Upcoming Dates
- August 12th, 13th, 14th, & 17th: Bison Bootcamp (Everything you need to know about 2nd Grade! We'll help you get set up to have a successful year.)
- August 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, & 24th: Students will have one short class a day (The class will be at will be at either 9am, 11am, or 1pm depending on the am/pm preference you gave your teacher.)
- August 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, & 31st: NWEA Math and Reading Screener (Your testing time will be at the same time as the week before.)
- September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 7th: Students will have one short class a day (Classes at 9am, 11am, or 1pm again.)
- September 8th: Regular classes/schedules will begin
For a complete 2020-21 school calendar, please click on the PDF in the Important Websites section below.
What To Expect This Year
Your child should also be fluent with sight words. We use the Literacy First sight words. Your child should have Sight Word List A (100 words) mastered by the middle of 1st Grade and Sight Word List B (100 words) by the end of the 1st Grade. If they have not mastered these words already, start there! Sight Word List C (300 words) will need to be mastered by the end of 2nd Grade. Click here to access all the sight word lists.
Reading at least 20 minutes per day is a great way to increase reading fluency. Your child can work on building up their stamina by starting with just 5 minutes. You can also change up your reading space to make it fun and new! Some ideas are: reading outside, build a fort-then read in it, reading during a picnic, or read a book in bed. This website has more creative reading challenge ideas: https://www.ateachableteacher.com/free-reading-challenge/
As they read, help them practice comprehension skills like identifying the main parts of the story including details about characters, setting, beginning/middle/end, etc. They can also read a book and describe the main idea and details about the people, places, and thing in it.