Birthdays are an exciting time for second graders. We will celebrate your child's birthday in school. Due to new state laws regarding nutrition, I ask that you send in a nutritious snack or small item for your child's birthday. Small items include pencils, stickers, erasers, goodie bags, etc. We no longer can celebrate the occasion with cupcakes or items that have sugar in the first three ingredients. Thank you for support with these new regulations. If your child has a summer birthday, they are welcome to celebrate at school on their half birthday or in the month of June. Please send me a note or e-mail if your child plans on bringing in a treat for their birthday. We have 27 students in our class this year.
Star of the Week
Each student in room 216 will get a chance to be our Star of the Week. This will give you an opportunity to be the line leader and have special responsibilities in our classroom. On the Thursday before your week begins, you will receive a poster to fill out and an information sheet. You will need to bring the poster to school on Monday. Every "Star" will read to the class on Thursday and be able to bring in a nutritious snack on Friday. Keep on "shining"!
Beginning in October, we will be taking home book reports. These books will be books at your child's "just right" reading level. They will have one week to read the book and complete the paper that goes along with it. This is a great opportunity for the parents, students, and the teacher to work together to create better readers. Parents please help your child to select too hard, too easy, or just right on their book report paper. The students will earn special rewards for completing their book reports on time. Happy reading!
Your child will receive homework each night of the week. They will not receive homework on weekends. The target is 20 minutes to complete homework for a second grader. If your child completes their homework quickly, have them read a book. If your child has difficulty completing their homework, please stop after 20 minutes and send a note to school and let me know. All homework should be a review of concepts learned in school and is not intended to be frustrating for the families in room 216.
Each student in room 216 will receive a gem at the beginning of the year. They will work hard each day to move their gem to the treasure chest. The goal is for me to catch them being good. They can earn a gem by setting a good example, starting their work right away, helping a friend, and raising their hand. When they fill up their chart, they can choose to visit our prize box or play with a friend in the morning. When the whole class works hard at tasks and earns treasure coins, we will receive a classroom reward.