Stellar Second Graders

Mrs. Coffey, Mrs. Mayo, & Ms. Zerbel

Grandparents' / Grandfriends' Day

Please click on the Google Form below and fill it out by Friday, April 19, 2019.

As second grade teachers, we would like to know who will join your child on Grandparent's/Grandfriend's Day. This event will take place on Friday, May 10th from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Please respond so we can plan accordingly. (This will be a different form than the one that you will fill out for PTO. We have some special projects to make and need to know in advance.)

Math & Reading Logs

April Calendars for Math and Reading were sent home yesterday. Please ensure that these are filled out and signed. As part of assigned homework, students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and marking it off on the calendar. Similarly, the expectation for Dreambox is 40 minutes per week. This can be split up however works best for your child and family's schedules. Please write the exact number of minutes your child is on the app on the date. For example: 15 for 15 minutes or 60 for 60 minutes. Math varies much more than reading, which is why we are looking for the exact number. As long as each week adds up to 40, you are good.

Dreambox is a wonderful app, as it tailors the learning directly to your child's needs. As your child increases in knowledge, it continues to differentiate lessons. Similarly, if your child needs help with a topic, it will also help. If there is a concern about internet connection at home, please let us know and we can work around your needs.

April calendars will be due on Wednesday, May 1st.

Environmental Education

Second grade will go to the E.B. Shurts Environmental Education Center in Waukesha for a fun-filled half day of activities! Please have students wear comfortable walking shoes and layers. They will be inside and outside at different points of the trip.

  • 2CM - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 9 am - 12 pm
  • 2Z - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 12 pm - 3 pm

2CM - Please pack a home lunch for this day, as we will not be able to eat in the cafeteria.

Reading & Language Workshop

We continue to work on unit 6, which is our series unit of study. Students have enjoyed reading some silly books about a dog named Marley and a bunny named Betty! These characters have allowed us to learn and discuss characters actions, feelings, and emotions. We notice patterns between books.

Writing Workshop

In writing workshop, students are learning about about the craft moves that good writers use to make their personal narrative stories interesting. Bold beginnings, mighty middles, and exciting endings all make a story complete. Students challenge themselves to add ellipses, bold pop out words, and repeat big ideas. Ask your child what they are writing about in workshop.

Math Workshop

In our math workshop, students are learning about partitioning shapes, repeated addition, and arrays.
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CBBQ Disney-Themed Basket (2CM)

Please remember to send in your donations to Annisa Schmidt by April 15th, 2019. Thank you for making our classroom basket a success!

CBBQ International Cuisine Basket (2Z)

Please remember to send in your donations to Kim Edwards by April, 15th, 2019. Thank you for making our classroom basket a success!

Dates to Remember

  • Thursday, April 18th - Early Release @ 1:40 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19th - No School - Good Friday
  • Sunday, April 28th - Chicken BBQ 11:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 10th - Grandparents' Day - 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • Monday, May 27th - No School - Memorial Day

Mrs. Coffey, Mrs. Mayo, & Ms. Zerbel