Second Grade Rock Stars
One Rockin' First Week!
Next on tour: Upcoming Events
Coming on Tour Soon:
- 08/17: Decorated Writer's Notebooks Due
- 08/17: Specialties Start (Monday: Art -once a week for 1 hour) and (Monday/Wednesday: Spanish)
- 08/18: Specialties Start (Tuesday/Thursday: P.E.)
- 08/26: Back to School Night: 6-8pm on Del Paso Campus
- 08/28: First Day of Library
- 09/03: WAVE Meeting: 6:30-7:30pm
- 09/07: No School: Labor Day
Our Highlights: What We've Been Rockin' At!
What a fabulous first week! We learned and grasped a lot of routines! We have been really beginning to look like second graders! They have began to shape how they want their classroom to look, sound, and feel like. You might be surprised to know that second graders said they wanted their classroom to sound quiet while they are working so that they can stay focused while they work. Check out what else they came out with at the bottom of the news!
Expectations are so much more valued when they come from the students! We have had some great discussions about what it means to be respectful to one another in our class. One of our biggest areas to work on is tracking the speaker. We have been working hard to look at the speaker when they are talking (and the entire time they are talking). This is sign of respect, a sign of listening, and a crucial skill in society. Please reinforce this much needed skill at home by having them look at you when you are speaking to them (it's great practice at the dinner table!).
We also began learning about level D: Democracy (which is based on when people do the right thing because it's the right thing to do, without having to be asked or reminded). We discussed things that they might do at school or at home that would as if they were on Level D, like brushing their teeth all on their own without even having to be reminded by their parents, or helping someone on the playground because they noticed that the person needs help, or even picking up a pencil on the ground (even if it wasn't theirs) because they know that it's the right thing to do.
We have also been getting to know each other. We have played games, shared about ourselves, and really started to build a community in our room. It has been such an amazing first week! I can't wait until next week! There's some questions near the bottom of the news to keep the conversation going with your Rock Star! Feel free to try them out!
Rockin' and Rollin' into Next Week!
Reading: Stamina, ways to read a book, what makes a good reader, and beginning reading strategies
Writing: What writer's do, jotting ideas down, how writers get ideas of what to write about
Language: Capitals and Proper Nouns
Social Studies: Maps, Continents and Oceans, Directions (N, S, E, W)
Questions to ask your child...
- What was your favorite thing you did last week?
- Who do you sit next to?
- Who were your lunch buddies throughout the week?
- What is your big goal for the year?
- What is Level D? What does it mean? What does it look like?
Contact the Band Manager!
Second Grade Teacher
Westlake Charter School
All of Second Grade Reminders Text: @wcs2nd to the phone number: 81010
Messages that only pertain to our class: text @4rockstar to the number: 81010