Second Grade

Grapevine Elementary

Week of September 8, 2015

We hope to see all of you on Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 for Curriculum Night.
Students need headphones/ear buds ASAP. We have iStation testing this week and kids must have headphones.

Remember to send a water bottle daily with your child. Kids need to stay hydrated with this heat. Healthy snacks are encouraged. Thanks for sending in sliced apples and peeled oranges instead of whole fruit. This makes snack time easier.

Important Dates and Reminders

School Arrival/ Dismissal

Last week we started our new walker dismissal stations. Please pick up your child from the correct walker station so we are not having parents and students walking in front of the car riders.


ATTENDANCE


Please email the office (Heather Hedges ) and the homeroom teacher if your child is going to be leaving early or is absent that day.


Please remember that school begins at 7:45 am. Students need to be in classrooms by 7:45. If your child is dropped off at 7:35, but is not in the classroom by 7:45, he/she will be counted tardy. Please make sure you remind your child (as we do here at school) to come straight to class when they are dropped off.

School is dismissed daily at 2:45, however, it is important to stress that we will not be leaving our classrooms until 2:45. In the past, students were exiting the school building at this time, however, district-wide, all campuses are keeping students in classrooms until 2:45. This maximizes the amount of instructional time and helps cut down on minutes spent packing up at the end of the day. As soon as the 2:45 bell rings, we will all make sure your child is out and ready to go home as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Homework

We will begin our math homework this week. We will practice in class and send home the sheet on Wednesday. Students will be checking their math homework each morning as a whole group. Spelling words are also in their folder and should be practiced nightly. Students are off to a great start on the 100 or 25 book challenge. Remember to record all books your child reads to you as well as books you read aloud to your child.

GES Curriculum Showcase

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 6:30-7:30pm

Grapevine Elementary School, Grapevine, TX, United States

Grapevine, TX

Join your classroom teacher on Thursday, September 10th for a look at what's going on in their classrooms. This is a great opportunity to get to know the structure and curriculum used in your child's class.

Math

  • Comparing numbers using great/less- ordering numbers to 99
  • Fact fluency
  • Practice addition facts at home

Science

  • Collecting summer weather data
  • Personalizing journals

Language Arts

  • Retelling a story
  • Main idea
  • Choosing "Good Fit" books
  • Writer's Workshop routines
  • Setting up Reader's Workshop

Social Studies

  • Citizenship
  • Different types of communities- rural, suburban, urban

Natalie Finch

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Jeni Hammonds

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Belinda Leu

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Debbie Lewis

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Susan Stackfleth

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