Welcome to 2nd Grade!
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
- Benjamin Franklin
Teacher: Miss Crockenberg
Day 1- Computers
Day 2- Library
Day 3- PATHS
Day 4- Art
Day 5- Gym (Sneaker day!)
DAy 6- Music (Vocal)
*Snack: Everyday we have an afternoon snack. This year our school will be providing students with a healthy snack (fruit or vegetable) in the afternoon. You may send your child to school with an alternative snack/drink if you would like. Children can purchase milk for their snack. Please make sure they have money on their cafeteria lunch account. If not, milk is 50 cents and water is a dollar.
Spelling: Students will receive a new spelling list every week that correlates with our Fundations Program.There will be simple homework for Spelling each night to help students study and prepare for their Spelling test on Friday. Please spend a couple minutes each night with your child, helping them study and become very familiar with their Spelling words.
100-Book Challenge: This is an independent reading program designed to develop a love of reading and lifelong readers. The program is founded on the belief that students who read on a regular basis with accuracy, stamina and engagement are more successful. Students should be reading for 15-30 (1-2 steps) minutes per night. 1 step of reading equals 15 minutes, 2 steps equals 30 minutes. After children complete their independent reading at home, they should log their steps in their reading log in their 100-Book Challenge folder. Please sign or initial your child's reading steps to ensure you are monitoring their reading progress every night.
Everyday Mathematics in second grade focuses on procedures, concepts, and applications in four critical areas:
· understanding of base-10 notation;
· building fluency with addition and subtraction;
· using standard units of measure; and
· describing and analyzing shapes
These practices will gradually shape children’s way of thinking about mathematics and will promote the development of their mathematical perceptions and understandings. Math homework will be assigned daily. At the beginning of a new unit, a Parent Letter will be sent home to help inform you of the focus and concepts that will be covered throughout the unit. It will also give you some helpful tips to help you assist your child with their homework.
Daily Homework: Students will write their homework in their planners everyday. Please make sure to check your child's planner to ensure their homework is completed. Please sign planners every night. The planner is an excellent communication tool between teachers and parents! Please feel free to write me notes in your child's planner :)
Please remove and review papers that are in the blue folder each night. Keep those in the "Keep Home" side and return those on the "Return to School" side.
*Students will have homework Monday-Thursday. There will be NO homework given on Fridays!