Welcome to Class 2A and an exciting new school year! We are excited to have your child working with us this year! At times during the year, I may request other supplies for activities in the classroom. Notices will be sent in advance when those items are needed.
Second grade is a time of blossoming independence. As parents you can support this growth in two major areas:
1. Morning Routine: Please send your child in complete school uniform. It is imperative that your child is unpacked and at their seat by 8:00 a.m. This allows children to shift their focus to the day ahead and gives us the opportunity to welcome students with their full attention.
2. Home-study: Your child will receive a home-study tracker daily. It will contain important information and assignments. Students are expected to build their stamina and read every night, practice math facts, study spelling words, and complete other assignments that enhance the learning taking place in the classroom. As you are discussing learning material with your child please allow him or her to take responsibility for doing the work.
* Students are expected to complete and submit all homework by the due date. Please be sure that students put their names on work.
Grades will be based on formal and informal assessments, which may include observations, quizzes, tests, and projects. Please recognize our need for assessment flexibility to ensure students’ mastery of the subject areas.
All students are expected to follow school and classroom rules. In order to make this year as successful as possible for your child, we need to work together and establish mutual goals. We will have a formal conference this fall to discuss your child individually. For additional concerns, please contact me to make an appointment.
Please make sure your child is aware if you are sending a note to the teacher. I will respond to emails at my earliest convenience. For any same-day dismissal changes, you must contact the office. This ensures your child’s safety.
If you are interested in helping out in class, please contact me at anytime. Your support makes all the difference, and we are grateful. We look forward to building a successful partnership with you over the school year!