Here is a website for your child to work on for extra reading, language, phonics, and other areas of interest:
If your child would like to hand out Valentine cards, please have enough for 23 students. Those students wishing to pass out Valentines, will do so at the party on Thursday, February 13th. The names of the recipients do not need to be on the Valentine cards, just the name of the person from whom the card is from should be on the card. This will make for a smooth delivery and recieiving activity.
If your child would like to decorate a bag or a shoebox at home to collect their Valentine Cards, that would be great. For students who do not wish to make or decorate a box at home, I will have a Valentine Bag available.
The Prairie Winds' K-Kids are holding an annual basket drawing fundraiser. All monies collected go back to the school. Mrs. Cona's class has chosed to create a "Lego" Basket. We are asking each family to donate any Lego type of toy, or anything in "connection" to Legos.
We will be collecting all donations now and until Friday, February 28th. Please donate new items only. There will be a collection bin inside of the classroom. The baskets will be on display beginning Wednesday, March 4th, at which time you can purchase tickets for your favorite basket.
The basket drawings will occur during our Science Fair and Pizza Night on Friday, March 13th.
If you haven't been writing in your Gratitude Journals, now would be a great time to start! Please journal with your child. I cannot express enough the "A-ha!" moments you will experience when writing with your child, not to forget the keep sake the journal makes in the years to come.
Math: Please work on Splash Math for 5 - 10 minutes nightly. I have assigned lessons, and you will have a "splash" of a time challenging yourself through the skills.
Home Link Unit 4 Due: Friday, December 6th
Home Link Unit 5 Due: Tuesday, January 14th
Home Link Unit 6 Due: Thursday, February 13th
The Second Grade January Calendar will come home in your child's backpack on Tuesday, January 7th. Please refer to the calendar for your child's presentation date. This month's presentation is...
"I Have a Dream." I have attached a rubric for the speech.
Dear Parents and Students,
I look forward to meeting each and every one of you.
As we begin our year together, I will make certain to provide the following:
1. I will pay attention to who are.
2. I will provide you with a physically and psychologically safe learning environment.
3. I will listen to your words verbally, non-verbally and read your written work to do a better job of meeting your needs.
3. I will set you up to succeed.
4. We will learn from our mistakes.
5. I will provide you with challenging and engaging instruction.
6. I will learn alongside you.
My Hopes and Dreams for my Students:
1. Become self-directed thinkers.
2. Observe the world and ask, "Why?"
3. Acquire tools needed to pursue answers.
4. Be courageous and kind.
My Hopes and Dreams for Parents of My Second Graders:
1. Play with your child.
2. Share the gifts of reading and writing with your child.
3. Together, we will grow your child.