Second Grade Rock Stars
August 30, 2013
Thanks again to those that could attend Back to School Night. I hope you found pride in your children and that I was able to answer all of your questions.
We are back in the swing of things and really establishing our routines well. We are really making sure that we are doing things right and taking our time with the routines so that it can run like clockwork for the rest of the year. We've been jotting down our ideas and our memories each lesson as we learned how writers get ideas on what to write about. For instance, we read Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge (a story about a little boy trying to help an elderly lady regain her memories) and students jotted down memories behind something that was as precious as gold to them, something that makes them laugh, makes them cry, makes them feel warm, and from long ago. We began choosing a story to write on from our Jot Pages and practicing writing long as well. Feel free to ask your child what some of their jots were and what which one they chose to write long on.
Upcoming next week is our first Spelling Test. on Friday. Because we do not have school on Monday, students took the Pre-test today. As a reminder, challenge words will begin on week 3.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
On Tour Soon...
09/06- First Spelling Test
09/06- Road of Life Project goes home
09/09- WAVE Meeting at 6:30pm
09/12- WCS Board Meeting 6:30pm
09/18- WCS Board Meeting 5:30pm
09/20- Road of Life Project Due