I enjoyed visiting with several parents at Back to School Night on Thursday. My presentation included information on reading groups, math, homework, etc. I will be adding my Back to Power Night presentation to my website, but I am having technical difficulties at home this morning. I will let you know when it is up and running.
The weekly newsletter is available with important dates and information. Please look in Friday folders this week for a login sheet that students can use at home and an access lettter to SeeSaw for your child's online digitial portfolio. There is also a spelling menu that was available at Back to School Night for additional ideas on working with spelling words.
We started our first week of reading groups this week. It was a practice week for students to see how centers are run and where to go. With this being said, most work was practice this week and was not included in Friday folders.
2nd grade is sending home our first homework packet today. Homework will go home on Friday and is due back the following Friday. Each week’s spelling assessment will be on Thursday. Homework can be started on the weekend or Monday depending on family needs. This is why we send it home early and ask for four days of practice.
Our class is still working on transitions in the classroom and in specials. This is currently a struggle for the class and we are working on it. I would appreciate it if you would talk to your child about appropriate times for talking and how to use listening ears. If we continue to struggle with our talking and transitions, I will be contacting individual parents. I understand we are still in the learning and adjustment of school rules in the first few weeks of school, which is why I have not made phone calls home quite yet.
We just completed our first full week of school! Students have finished up assessments, and I am so excited to start reading groups next week. Our Friday folders have come in and your child’s folder is in his or her backpack. I have also included a paper copy of our 2nd grade weekly newsletter in the Friday folders. I will not print these again unless you ask me to send home a hard copy each week.
Besides sending out my weekly email, I include this information on my website. I also attach a copy of each newsletter in case you need to review. The newsletters contain important dates, information from the teacher, and the concepts we will be working on for the following week.