Your children have been busy learning our classroom routines and continue to focus on getting to know each other. Our current theme is “All About Me.” We came up with classroom rules and all signed the poster to follow them.

We have been exploring books together, reading independently, and having some partner chats. Next, we will discuss how second graders not only read more challenging books, but can think about how books should be read.

We had our first assessment for narrative writing and your child will be busy writing about small moments.  We all have a tiny notepad to jot down ideas. I have told your children that they can jot down ideas at home as needed and then put them in their notebooks when they get back to school.

In our Fundations program, we are reviewing handwriting, letter sounds, and the tapping out of words. Your child will have a packet of information this week and will need to complete a dictation sheet by Friday, along with a nightly homework sheet that reinforces what we went over in class.

Your child is busy reviewing math skills. Our current lessons focus on addition and subtraction while using different strategies including a number line. Math homework is going home nightly Monday through Thursday. It should be returned the following day in your child’s homework folder.

Enjoy the week!