Second Grade Cubs

October 2, 2022

Week 8: What Is Your Child Learning This Week?

We hope you all had a great weekend! Please see below for what we are learning this week.



  • Reading Mentor: Stellaluna by Pamela Reed
  • Reading Skill: Characters point of view, Story elements
  • Writing: How to write a descriptive essay
  • Math: Comparing numbers to 1,200, addition strategies
  • Science: Matter
  • High Frequency Words: across, car, down, fell, full, held, mountain, pull, push, spell
  • Spelling Focus: Double Final Consonants
  • Spelling Words: full, dress, mess, add, hill, pull, spill, class, doll, kiss, fell, off
  • Bonus words: address, across

Important Dates


Parent teacher conferences TBD by your student's teacher

October 7th: Early Release (details coming soon)

October 14th: Staff Development/Student Holiday

December 16th: Zach Scott Theater Holiday Heroes Field Trip (more details will come soon from your child's teacher)


2nd Grade Enrichment Fee:


https://austinisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/26174/63/False/True


This year's funds for all grade levels is $32.50. This includes a class t-shirt, field trips, and other activities directly related to children.

If you are unable to pay this fee, the administration have set aside some scholarship monies. Every child will have the same programming opportunities and receive a class T-shirt regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

Please submit payment no later than September 10, 2022. Payment may be made either by check or online with a credit card. If paying by check, make payable to Bear Creek Elementary and enclose the fee in an envelope marked “Enrichment”. Write your child’s name and teacher’s name on the front of the envelope. Please write separate checks for each child in the family

Weekly Updates

Homework Routine: We highly recommend that your child reads at least 20 minutes each night. We will take a spelling test every Friday. Please practice weekly words with your child in a way that you/your child choose.


Kindly,

Mrs. Lawrence, Mrs. Turner, Ms. Bayerl, Ms. Smith and Mrs. Sanchez

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR STUDENTS


-Don't forget to send in a water bottle each day with your child. This limits time out of the classroom and helps keep your child hydrated throughout the school day.


Please ensure your child has their IPAD, chargers, and headphones at school daily!



Arrival:

Our doors open at 7:15 each day. If your child chooses, breakfast is served in the cafeteria before going to the classroom. The closer to 7:15 you get here, the easier it is for your child and us to transition into the day!


Toys: As a reminder, we talked to students about leaving all toys at home unless it is for a classroom reward. Recently many students have been excited to bring toys, cards, etc. to school and it is creating a lot of distraction in the classroom. We appreciate any help to remind students to leave these items at home going forward :)

Have a wonderful week!

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