Raise Your Hand
Wait Your Turn
Keep Hands, Feet, and Objects to Yourself
The consequences for not obeying the rules are
Loss of Privileges
Note/Phone Call Home
For those of you who are new, we do have a daily milk break. The milk tickets are $7 for 20 milks. You can purchase as few or as many milk tickets as you want. They can be purchased in the elementary office. I keep track of them for your child. Most of the kids really enjoy this.
The class has grown. We are up to 18 kids. The district got quite a few new students this year. My older child has 4 new classmates this year!
Again, for those of you who are not aware of how the school operates, we do go out to recess 3 times a day. The kids go outside as long as it is at least 0* - we go out in snow, wind, rain, etc. Please keep this in mind when dressing your child for school. They are rarely inside for recess so I stress the importance of dressing them appropriately.
I promised a weekly newsletter. I really do get it home the last day of every week with the homework attached to it. If your child does not bring one home, ask me for another one. I also try to post it on the school website every week.
No School: Monday, August 29th the kids have the day off. The teachers will be at a workshop in Helena.
Permission Slips: Please return your child's permission slip for the walking field trips to the nursing home. They are due on Tuesday. Mrs. Barfuss and the nursing home do a great job running this program. The kids really seem to enjoy visiting their buddies at the nursing home.
Spelling: Please practice the list of words that I sent home. We will be working on short a and short i this week. The test will be on Friday and the homework needs to be returned on Friday, too.
Special Homework Containers: These will continue to circulate through the class. Keep your eyes open for them. Thanks!
Math: We will be working on solving addition and subtraction story problems. We will use the vocabulary words - story problems, in all, and altogether. We have also been looking at patterns.
Reading: We have 2 new reading series this year. We will be starting the first one this week (Journeys). Our story will be Henry and Mudge The First Book.
high frequency words (words that they need to read by sight-not to be sounded out): around be five help next or pull take until & walked
phonics: we will review the short a and i sounds and look for the CVC patterns (consonant, vowel, consonant)
vocabulary words (words that we need to know their meaning):
curly straight floppy drooled weighed stood collars & row
vocabulary strategies: practice organizing items alphabetically
comprehension skills/strategies: practice sequencing events
grammar: determine the subject (who/what is doing something) and the predicate (what someone/something is doing) of sentences
writing: we have been reviewing sentence structure
*Highlight of the week - a child asked me about using semicolons! I love semicolons; however, I rarely get to use them in 2nd grade!
Social Studies: We will begin to discuss the importance of communities. Our vocabulary words for the unit will be - community, citizen, rule, role, fair & responsibility.
If you ever have any questions or concerns please contact me at school. I am usually available in the morning when the kids are arriving and after school at dismissal. Otherwise, leave a message for me with Ms. Maureen or jot me a note and I will get back to you as soon as possible.