We are getting into the swing of things in 2nd grade. Everyone is busy practicing procedures, routines and getting use to the schedule. We have been getting to know each other and have been busy setting goals too! Please be patient with us as we will make mistakes, but this is part of our learning and it is okay! Oh, we also decided that the word "test" sounds stressful so while we will have them, we call them "show me what know". This is explained simply as the name implies - show me what you can do from what we have been learning so I know what we need to work on still.
We are continuing to learn to read in 2nd grade and will begin transitioning to read to learn throughout the year. This is a big milestone in your young reader as they enhance their fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills. I cannot stress enough how important it is for your child to read nightly for 20 minutes, but to also see you reading and making it a priority.
We will continue to use Class Dojo as a quick way to let know how your child's day is going. The kids and I are redoing some of the Dojo point earners and you will see your child's points soon. Don't worry, I have the points written down. We are really stressing the positive and the process of making good choices. Schoolwide we are continuing to stress the importance P.A.W.S. (Practice compassion, Accept responsibility, Work together, Show respect), please refer to the handouts that were sent home for more information.
Please remember, that if at anytime, you have any questions or concerns, to let me know. We are in this partnership together and need to work together to help your child succeed.