Please be reminded of the discussion that I had with many of you regarding the importance of continued practice of basic math facts. Xtra Math is a good, timed online option for practice, along with any other mode of practice your student enjoys. It is very apparent who, among 2nd grade students, is staying true to the pledge for practice: their math confidence, speed, and accuracy are vastly improved.
You can be as creative as you like with the ways you approach this! Create facts games, do them aloud in the car (no flash cards necessary), have your child turn addition facts into correlating subtraction facts, etc.
http://www.abcya.com/math_facts_game.htm Math Facts Basketball!
When children choose their own books to read for pleasure, they enjoy reading more and spend more time doing it. The more your child reads, the better they will do in school and in life.
Scholastic Book Clubs flyers are made for you and your child to shop for books your child will love to read. Each month, the flyers are filled with trusted, excellent quality, age-appropriate books chosen by Scholastic for prices as low as one dollar. Plus you will be helping our class when you order: Scholastic matches each order you place with FREE BOOKS for our classroom to share.
You can order online (there are thousands of titles for toddlers to teens to browse) using class code DXZJ3 at any time ... or I will place your order when you return the catalog order forms and payment. :-)
We're off to a smooth, wonderful start in 2nd grade! Thank you for making sure your child is well-rested and for assisting in their understanding that school is a priority and commitment within your family. It's a pleasure to watch as the academic year unfolds and to share in the many exciting adventures and accomplishments your children will encounter in 2nd grade.
It is critical that your student complete and return assigned homework the following day. Missing papers and late work will affect their averages on Power School and thwart their progress towards meeting standards!
If we begin to notice regularity w/missing assignments there will be a clip pull in order to help your student establish a solid homework completion/return routine. We will be making use of "Lunch Bunch" for times when unfinished homework may need to be completed during the school day. Lunch Bunch is a *working lunch* during which job #1 is to eat a full, nutritious lunch, but it is also extra time to finish work that is past due.
Help your 2nd grader reinforce spelling skills with these fun games:
Scholastic Book Orders may be placed online @ the following link:
Class code: DXZJ3
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year in 2nd grade!
I'm looking forward to greeting you @ Open House on Sunday evening and I very much look forward to our first day of school on Wednesday the 16th!
I am pleased to be teaching Religion and Math for both 2nd grade classes this year.
If you'd like your child to get a jumpstart in Religion, please begin the memorization process for The Act of Contrition and the Memorare.
As for math I am pleading with you -along with every math teacher on the planet!- to please have your child practice with (and memorize) the basic addition and subtraction facts. I cannot impress upon you enough just how much fact fluency aids ALL mathematics problems and procedures.
Remember that Tuesday, August 15th, is
The Feast of the Assumption
and is a Holy Day of Obligation!