Mrs. Barth's 2nd Grade News

News

The end is almost here! I am getting so sad! They have worked so hard this year and have learned so much!!


This week we have had several reminders about using trust and integrity, when Mrs. Barth is here and when I am not here.


Sickness- Lots of children have started with the runny nose sickies. Please make sure to keep children home if they are not feeling well. Sending them to school just spread the germs more.


We are really working hard on listening closely and being in charge of our learning and behavior! We have been working on listening to multi-step directions and quiet transitions.


Class Website- http://gcps-melissabarth.onmycalendar.com/


Daily Folders/Passports- Please remember to initial your child's RED daily folder nightly and EMPTY the folder. Your child's passport is coming home today, please sign and return on Monday.


Lunch Room- Visitors ARE being ALLOWED at the time being!


Devices- If your child is bringing their device to school they need to bring it daily. When we use devices- they can use them! Please make sure that your child can easily navigate to the Harbins Website, student portal, learning tree, and reading eggs. It would also be great to practice logging on to the network here at school with your child. It also would be great if they knew what websites/apps work and don't work. PLEASE HAVE DEVICES CHARGED OR SEND THE CHARGER! Please print the form about BYOD from the Harbins Webpage if your child would like to bring their device.


Handwriting- Students are having a difficult time with handwriting grip of the pencil, formation of the letters (drawing the letters instead of writing them), placement of capital letters and lowercase letters and writing properly on lined paper. At times we will have some handwriting practice in class and homework. We will be practicing A LOT this week and will continue to practice. I noticed that several students do not have the proper handling of the pencil- it should be a pincer grasp. With the thumb and index finger pinching the bottom of the pencil.

Here is a great link about how to hold a pencil properly:

http://www.schoolsparks.com/early-childhood-development/fine-motor


Specials next week- Art


Absences- Gentle Reminder- If your child is absent, when they return, please remember to send in a written excuse. We had lots of friends absent this week and did not bring notes in.


Passport Changes- Please note some small changes to the passport. Our Harbins Positive Behavior Team changed the passport a little bit due to some teacher feedback. Please make sure to sign your child's passport and return on Monday. We also started reflecting on our Tiger Traits on the back of the passport. Each week your child will reflect on a trait- they can say an example of how they showed the Tiger Trait or how they can grow in that Tiger Trait.

Leader in Learning and Tiger of the Month

Leader in Learning for April: Mia

Tiger of the Month: Dar'Neishea

Important Dates/Events

Important Dates

Monday May 21st- Class Party 10:15- 11:45

Wednesday May 23rd- Last Day of School, Lunch on the Lawn 12:27-1:02

What we are learning

Math-Finishing- Finishing-Geometry, partitioning, arrays, and fractions

Reading-how images help us read and story structure

Writing- Personal Narrative

Spelling/Word Work-

Science-

Social Studies- Jimmy Carter and Juliette Gordon Low