Sept. 19-23, 2016

Second Grade News


This year, your child will not have homework in the traditional sense.

  • We will expect 20 minutes or more of reading each night and practice of basic addition and subtraction math facts until they know them automatically.
  • This can be accomplished with library books or books from the child’s own collection.
  • The math fact practice can come in a variety of forms from homemade flash cards you create to digital games on your home computer or cell phone.,,, and are all free sites that are excellent.

We hope that all families will be able to enjoy spending quality time together, as we know how important this is to you and to your children. If you would like additional homework resources, then we are happy to provide these on an individual basis

1st Quarter Benchmark Tests - Sept. 27 and 28

Students will take their 1st quarter benchmark tests in reading and math on Sept. 27 and 28. These assessments will be administered online through Discovery Education. Students will take the assessments on iPads in their classrooms.

Progress Reports - Sept. 28

1st Quarter progrèss reports will be sent home with your student on Wed., Sept. 28th

Students Need Ear Buds or Ear Phones

Students are using iPad at school daily for personalized and differentiated learning. All students are expected to bring ear buds or ear phones to keep at school for this purpose. If your students has not already brought these to school, please send them in as soon as possible.

What's on the Menu?

Click on the link below to see what's on the menu for breakfast and lunch at our school.

Join Your Child For Lunch

Your children love it when their family members come to eat lunch with them.*

Mrs. Patterson's and Mrs. Ponticelli's classes:

10:30-10:55 am

Mrs. White's and Mrs. Stokes' classes:

10:35-11:00 am

*Please note: All visitors must check in at the front office of our school upon arrival. A valid driver's license will be required.

This Week's Learning Topics: Sept. 19-23


Building upon their work in First Grade (see 1.0A.6 Mental Strategies below) , students will learn and practice various addition and subtraction strategies in order to fluently add and subtract within 20. By repeatedly using strategies that make sense to them, students will become accurate, efficient, and flexible as they develop automaticity. By end of Grade 2, students should know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

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Central Message- Students will determine the central message using literature from diverse cultures, including folktales and fables.

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Social Studies Topics

Rules and Laws- Students will learn the difference this week between rules and laws. They will learn that rules and laws help to establish order and manage conflict in communities. They will be able to apply what they learn to familiar settings, including their school community and classroom community.