2nd Grade Newsletter

July 17, 2020

Your 2nd Grade Teachers

We hope you're having a good summer, we can't wait to see you for our upcoming school year!

Brain Boost Available NOW in the OLS

We are very excited to announce that our new and returning managed public school students will be able to participate in the Brain Boost Summer Enrichment program. The program is for students in grades K–12. The goal of this new program is to offer a fun and engaging in-platform experience within the Online School, especially for newly enrolled students to give them time to experience our platform before regular school starts in the fall.

Students in kindergarten to sixth grade will participate in the courses using Stride Math and Stride ELA. In these courses the students will earn coins to play fun and educational math and language arts games. There are different kinds of games, including Stride Academy, Space Coaster, and Koofu’s Quest. The Introduction to Stride video will show students how to access Stride, how to answer questions, where to find Stride games, and more. Any coins, badges or star points earned over the summer will carry over into the school year, giving those students a pool of earned items to utilize as of the first day of school.

Log in TODAY and check it out!

IF you have any trouble accessing Brain Boost, you may contact out Customer Care team set up directly for Brain Boost at (855) 688-4109 or via email by clicking here.

Summer Practice

Sight Words

Keep your sight word fluency fresh with this fun game: https://www.roomrecess.com/mobile/SightWordSmash/play.html You can review kinder/1st grade words if you need to along with Numbers & Colors. If you want a challenge, try the Big Words!

Summer Reading

Reading at least 20 minutes per day is a great way to increase reading fluency. You can get into this habit over the summer!

Check out Starfall for some fun games and short stories: https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-classic/

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/


Here are some ideas to practice math skills:
  • Draw a map of your bedroom then measure the distance between the furniture you drew with a ruler.
  • Make different shapes out of Play Doh or clay. Tell a family member how many sides and vertices (corners/angles) each shape has and what its name is.
  • Write or draw all the ways you can make 10.

You can also check out these fun videos about fact fluency:




Practice your writing by making a card for someone. You can make one for a birthday, for someone who is sick, or someone who is celebrating a special event.

Have some screen free fun this summer!

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Summer Vacation:
    May 22 - August 11
  • Teachers Return: July 27
  • August 12th: First Day of School Year 20-21

Please note that the free immunizations clinic initially scheduled for August 7th near our Midwest Office has been canceled due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

For a complete 2020-21 school calendar, please click on the PDF below.

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