The LaFever Letter
August 31 - September 4
A Letter to Parents
I am so proud of every student doing their best this week! I was especially impressed by how much effort students put into taking NWEA. Thank you, also, for helping your child with his/her homework. I know it really means a lot to them when you read our weekly story together! Every day, your child's sight word and math fact flashcards will come home for daily practice. As they become experts at their individualized flashcards, they will receive new flashcards to study. All children should be reading at least 20-30 minutes every night! It is proven to improve reading ability and comprehension, which is vital during second grade. Your support and encouragement means so much to your child!
Parents, you are doing a great job! Keep it up!
A Letter to Students
Reminder: Wednesday, Sept. 9th is an Early Release Day!
If your child is interested in show choir, the Show Choir Clinic is a great way for your child to explore his/her talents! Click the red button above for more information and permission forms.
Cougar Challenge Fundraiser
This Past Week in Class
We read Diary of a Spider as we learned what cause and effect is and how it applies to the story. As we sharpened our skill of identifying causes and effects in Diary of a Spider, we applied our new skill to other books as well!
Many students are wrapping up the final draft of their first book! Students loved being able to have freedom with choosing their type of writing, style of writing, illustrations, and text/picture placement in their book.
We finished our first math unit and completed a math review over Unit 1. We finished off the week with reviewing all of our Unit 1 skills and beginning Unit 2. Students learned about math stories and how they translate into math sentences. Then, students loved creating their own math stories and solving their peer's math stories!
We began learning about the different parts that make up a community as well as what parts make up our own community. Then, we looked at other kids' communities and described how the communities are different.
Reminder: Be sure that you are checking your child's clip chart each night and signing it over the weekend.
Thursday is Library Day! Send all library books to school by Thursday.
Cougar Crew Winner for Common Sense: Drew
Drew used his common sense by helping other students solve problems around the classroom. Congratulations, Drew!