Back to School Supply List…

Happy Summer!  Our classroom is full of materials that will help us grow as learners, but there are a few supplies that we ask children to provide if possible.

You may bring these to supplies to the Open House on Wednesday August 21 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Here is the suggested list of materials your child will need for second grade:

  • 1 pencil case (all labeled with their name with items inside): one highlighter, 2 glue sticks, a pair of blunt child’s scissors, 24 pack of crayons, 12 thin washable markers, travel toothbrush container (for storing indiv. pencils- will be provided)  see example link- 
  •  Composition Book, wide ruled
  • box of dry erase markers- any size or color- to share 
  • Sticky Notes (3×3 size)
  • A clean pair of tennis shoes for gym ( they don’t have to be new)
  • A pair of earbuds/headphones labeled with your child’s name( a piece of tape on the cord works well)
  • 1 game (to keep at school for the school year) your child can teach the rest of the class how to play during indoor recesses.  It can be returned at the end of the year.  Please write your child’s name on the box or bag.

Here are some other supplies that we use quite a bit within our classroom and would appreciate any donations.  These same items will be posted on our giving tree as we get closer to the fall as well.

  • Antibacterial Wipes
  •  Kleenex
  • hand sanitizer
  •  Red ink pens
  • Gallon Size Ziplocs
  •  Sandwich size Ziplocs
  •  Band Aids
  • Twistables Colored Pencils
  • box of graham crackers
  • page protector sheets 

Important items your child should bring to school every day.

  • backpack (big enough for a lunchbox, folder, library book, and winter snow gear)
  • filled water bottle (water only, no juice please)
  • 2 healthy snacks (one for the morning and one for the afternoon… second graders get hungry!)

Continue to enjoy your summer and encourage your second grader to keep a journal for recording small moment memories. This will be a huge help for your child when we begin writing this fall! Please reach out with any questions or concerns! I am getting so excited thinking about meeting all my new second graders! 

Summer Learning…

Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

Dear Parents,

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.  Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts
    • Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

Box Tops Collections..

COLLECT BOX TOPS

Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

Welcome to Ms. Yankee’s 2nd Grade!!!

Welcome to second-grade families! I am thrilled to have your child in my classroom this year! I can’t wait to start learning together!   Please make sure to register for email subscriptions  (upper left-hand corner of the blog) which alerts you via email when our classroom blog is updated.  We use the blog for classroom happenings, activities, and school special events.

Looking forward to the upcoming year… ENJOY YOUR SUMMER and treasure up some small moments to write about in the fall!  We will post a classroom supply list during the first few weeks of July (crazy to think about).

Sign up for the Kids Heart Challenge, help our school!

Dear Parents,
We are SO CLOSE to meeting our needed sign up to get $500 worth of PE EQUIPMENT!
We just need 26 more kids…that is one student per class.
This does not involve money — it simply involves registering and committing to taking care of your heart through exercise and diet.
Here is a link to the BLOG POST about the challenge.
Our School Page for registration can be found here.
WE CAN DO IT!  Just 26 more kids and we have $500 worth of new PE equipment for everyone to use!

Only One You Project…

ONLY ONE YOU … A Very Special Wall!

This past week, I put up the final photos — which means that there are 630 photos on the wall!  Throughout the fall, I take an individual photo of every person in our school and post them in small batches each week.  The first groups to go up are kindergarten and fifth, then first followed by second, third and finally fourth graders.

Taking the photos allows me to intentionally connect with each and every child–every year. Over the years, I notice how their personality evolves — and how much they grow up!  When the photos are developed, I label them with the child’s name, teacher and grade — which is another way for me to interact with each child — appreciating their beautiful features and individuality.

As I put them up on the wall, I interact a third time — and this is when I usually practice their name, grade and teacher name — a strategy I use to rehearse everyone’s name (first and last) as well as their teacher.  It’s important for me to know where their grade and room too.

I also organize the photos on our school SMUGMUG site — and permits me to cross check all students on the wall. Rather than standing in front of the board, I can access the photos from my laptop at home!   A more accurate and more comfortable way to make sure I have all the children.

At the top is a slide show of all of our students.  The photos are randomly organized — a nine minute mash-up of all our K-5 unique, individual and just right learners.  I have also created individual grade level slide shows.  You can access each of those below.

And…again…thank you for sharing your beautiful children with me…and our school.  It is tremendous privilege to work with each child — and it is my greatest joy and honor to be the principal of Georgetown Elementary.

Finally, as you head into your holiday celebrations, I wish you a wonderful time of connections with close family, extended family as well as friends from near and far.

Mrs. Reagan

Grade 2 • ONLY ONE YOU

 

Toys fot Tots…

Do you know about Toys for Tots? It’s a great charity that provides happiness and joy to kids on Christmas morning. They cannot do this without our help.

This year, we have set a school donation goal of 100 toys.  

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to school before December 13.  Toys for Tots will distribute these toys to kids in need throughout our community.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Ainslee Tomaszewski, Student Chairperson for Georgetown Toys for Tots Campaign