Kelley Kids Connections

2nd Grade Class

Important Information

  • October 13: PTA Spirit Night at Luby’s Mason Road
  • October 16: 1st Grading Period Ends
  • October 19: 2nd Grading Period Begins
  • October 16: Early Dismissal @ 12:40 PM
  • October 20: Literacy Night (details coming soon!)
  • October 23: Fall Bash-6:00-8:00 PM
  • October 26-30: Red Ribbon Week
  • November 6: Early Dismissal @ 12:40 PM
  • November 10: Picture Retake Day
  • November 11: Veteran’s Day Program (details coming soon!)
  • November 13: Wear GOLD for SERVICE
  • November 13: PTA Spirit Night at Which Wich

Learning Taking Place

Reading: Writing long off a post-it note, retelling, reading celebration

Reading Test Date: 10/13/2015

Writing: Personal Narrative, Author's Craft (Dialogue, Sound Words, Dots (...), Repeating words

Word Study: sounds "er", "th", "ch", "sh", "ck" . Please review these sounds with your child. Test Date:10/13/2015

Convention and Grammar: Verbs (past, present, and future). Please review these skills with your child. Test Date 10/23/2015

High Frequency Words for the Second nine weeks are: Again, special, together, friend, they’re, through, might, goes, does, thought suddenly, ready, themselves, beautiful, happen, enough, while, probably, either, near, several, answer, question, really, kind, since, different, plan, everything understand, myself, again, someone, wouldn’t ,being, slowly, follow ,everyone, better


Homework Information

Students were given a reading log and word study worksheet.

The word study worksheets are the sounds we are working on in class. Please assist students with this assignment and teach them to listen for the sounds to spell the words correctly and make words using those letter(s).

Students are to read for 20 minutes daily. Please write the date, write the title of book, and how many times the book(s) have been read in the tally mark section.

Please have students read the same book more than once. One of the best strategies for readers is to reread their books. Rereading builds fluency and understanding. Each time a student reads a book, they will get more meaning out of it. The first reading is to become familiar with the text. The second reading is focused on comprehension. The third reading is for the student to be able to retell. Please tally mark each time the book was read. Also, write down that the book was read at home in the home/school section.

A picture of the reading log is attached.

Homework is given every Friday and due the next Friday . Next Due Date October 16, 2015

Thank you for assisting your child with their homework.

Library Information

We have library every Wednesday, and a library lesson every other Wednesday. Please make sure students bring their library books to school every Wednesday, so they are able to check out their two books and are able to keep up with their reading.

Parents, students are allowed to check out two books. If both books are not returned, students will not be allowed to check out books. Please make sure students have both books on Wednesday.

Our library lesson will be this Wednesday 10/21/2015


Parents please log onto . Your child is blogging about their thoughts and their day. It would mean the world to them to know you are commenting on their post and someone besides me is reading what they are writing.

Students can also blog while they are at home about exciting events that are happening. Having a child write their thoughts down assist them in their writing because it teaches them how to express themselves by adding in details and using correct punctuation.

Please keep comments positive. :) Thank you for logging on and following us.

Having students write daily will create strong writers that will help them to express their thoughts and feelings.

To join parents have your child log on and invite you through their blog.

We do appreciate all the parent(s)/guardian(s) for all you do!!! :)

Birthday Information

Dear Cimarron Families,

Many of you have been asking about birthday information to help plan parties for your children. Cimarron is transitioning to a directory for the 2016-2017 school year, however, this year, Cimarron Room Parents will be collecting information via Google Docs in lieu of the birthday lists from past years. The Google Docs will list parent information for Cimarron students, per grade level, therefore, as a perk, you will have full grade-level access, not just to the students in your child’s class. Street addresses will not be listed on these Google Docs. Parents needing addresses to mail invitations can call/text/e-mail recipients for this information.

If you would like for you and your child to be included in this year’s electronic birthday list, please click here to complete the following information:

· Homeroom Teacher

· Parent Name (first and last)

· Child’s Name (first only)

· Parent Phone Number

· Parent E-mail Address

Please Note: Anyone who has access to Google Docs will have access to this information. It is our intention to keep these lists private for only Cimarron families, however, we cannot guarantee confidentiality. Therefore, we are asking that you do not share this information with people outside of Cimarron Elementary.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PTA President, Courtney Gunn, at

Thank you,

Second Grade Room Parents

Tuesday Folders


Please sign and return Tuesday Folders on the very next day, Wednesday. Thank you for assisting us with this.


Students are allowed to bring a snack and a water bottle to class only. Please do not add flavors or bring juice to drink during classroom hours. Students can have those items during lunch. Please send healthy snacks only such as: dry cereal, granola bars, gold fish,dry fruit, and ect. These snacks provide healthy long lasting energy and transfer to student's work.

Please make sure your child has his/her snack because we have snack time daily.