Second Grade News
Rasor Elementary - Plano, Texas
December 13, 2015
The vision of Rasor Elementary is to inspire our students to be lifelong learners and empower them to meet the challenges of the future, adapt to change, and exercise critical judgement, becoming global citizens capable of utilizing tomorrow's resources and technology responsibly.
Motto: Educate for success, inspiring excellence.
Our winter Party will be Friday, December 18th from 9:30-10:30. We need the following items brought for the party.
1. Powdered Donuts - the small ones in the bags - example Hostess Powdered Donuts
2. Juice Boxes
3. M & M - plain
4. Small Dixie cups
6. small plates
Please let your child's teacher know if you are able to bring anything off the list.
We will also need volunteers - you will have to be cleared through the office to volunteer.
STEAM WEEK - December 14-18
Next week we will be working on some STEAM projects. We are in need of the following items.
1. shoe boxes
2. paper towel/toilet paper rolls
3. metal objects that could be used to make a jingling sound
5. craft items for decorations - holiday or Polar Express themed
6. coffee filters
Everyone NEEDS to READ EVERY NIGHT! We Need to reach the ONE MILLION by Winter Break
Read to ONE MILLION - Extended until after the Winter Break
WE ARE EXTENDING THE READ TO ONE MILLION CAMPAIGN - IT WILL GO THROUGH WINTER BREAK. YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO READ, READ, READ!!!!! WE WILL SEND HOME A READING LOG FOR THE STUDENTS TO USE DURING WINTER BREAK NEXT WEEK. PLEASE CONTINUE USING THE LITTLE YELLOW SHEETS THROUGH THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.
Rasor Elementary Read to One Million campaign started this weekend. As a school, we are asking the students to read 30 minutes everyday. We all need to BE PROACTIVE and SYNERGIZE, so that we can reach our grade level goal.
Your child needs to read a total of 225 minutes each week. If they read 30 minutes each night, they will reach the total for the week. We will also count some classroom time. Every student needs to participate.
Here are the stats:
Brown's Class - 25,635
McCary's Class - 29,880
Kirby's Class - 27,956
West's Class - 35,630
for a GRAND total of 119,101
Rasor Elementary total - 589,438
Just think if everyone PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST and we had 100% reading and counting the minutes, we could super exceed this total. We could "knock it out of the ballpark!". Please remember to read and document your minutes. Looking forward to seeing the totals on Friday.
Let's Begin With the End in Mind and Think Win Win and read, read, read!!!!!!
Homework - December 7 - 11
No Spelling or Reading Passage this week
Reading – at least 30 minutes nightly - initial in the box each day your child reads for at least 30 minutes. Also, remember to have them fillout their reading log for the Million Minutes.
Math – December Math Book - Finish
Spelling - None this week
High Frequency Words - practice reading the 2nd 100 Words and spelling the 2nd 25 of the 1st 100.
Fluency Passage - None this week
The Leader in Me
Developing Leaders One Child at a Time
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
- Synergize - Together is Better
- Sharpen the Saw
AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination
Rasor has become an AVID elementary school this year. Second expectations for AVID this year. The students are to write their first and last name at the top of the paper. If there is a name line on the paper, they write their name on the line. If there is not a name line, then they write their name on the top right hand side of the paper. Next semester we will add in the date under their name. We have started doing this on some papers. This is an expectation on each and every assignment we work on. When your child works on his/her homework, this is an expectation you should also have for them. Thank you for your support.