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    Welcome to Second Grade!

    We had a great first Day!

    Dear Parents,

    I am looking forward to working with your child this year. I have many educational and fun activities planned to help your child grow academically and socially. My goal is to create a supportive learning environment for all of my students.

    Learning Goals

    Reading Topic 1: Reading Growth Spurt

    Students will know...

    • how to read.
    • that the more they read, the stronger they become as readers.
    • various strategies to figure out tricky words.
    • vowel teams in tricky words.
    • strategies to check themselves and their reading.
    • the intentions of the authors in their own books.
    • various craft moves authors use.
    • the lesson the author is trying to teach.



    Students will know...

    Students will use everything they know to write long and strong.

    Student will use mentor texts as a guide to help them "try out" ways the author has made his or her writing special.


    Spelling is not starting for a few weeks.


    Math Topic 1: Fluently Add and Subtract Within 20

    Students will be able to...

    • Use counting on to add numbers and add number in any order.
    • Use doubles and near doubles to add quickly.
    • Use the strategy of making a ten to add quickly and accurately.
    • Use number patterns on an addition facts table to complete related addition equations that show basic facts.
    • Count on and count back on a number line to subtract.
    • Think addition to subtract quickly and accurately.
    • Make a ten to subtract quickly and accurately.
    • Add and subtract quickly and accurately using mental math strategies.
    • Use addition and subtraction to solve word problems.
    • Use words, pictures, numbers, and symbols to construct viable math arguments.


    School Supplies:

    On the first day of school your child received the following items:

    • Homework Folder
    • Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Crayons
    • Glue Stick

    Additional Suggested Supplies 

    • Extra pencils, erasers & glue stick
    • Pencil Box (not too big)


     pnut Our room is peanut free. 

    We have 1st lunch. We will have a quick snack in the afternoon.

    I usually have pretzels or animal crackers available. If your child brings their own snack please keep it simple.

    I allow students to have water bottles on their desks.

    No juice, gatorade, etc. in class. Please check bottles to make sure they're not prone to spilling.



     Daily Specials

    Monday: Music

    Tuesday: Art

    Wednesday: Gym

    Thursday: Library

    Friday: Computers  


    Donations of:  tissues, hand sanitizer, sanitizing cleaning wipes, pretzels and animal crackers (peanut free) are always appreciated!



     Scholastic books: No cash, checks are payable to Scholastic or you can order online at scholastic.com. The class code is H2F6W





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