All About Second Grade

General Information

To keep you in the loop with classroom events, please make sure that you have subscribed to our blog. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to email me or stop by our classroom (Rm 208) at anytime. Second grade is going to be a fantastic adventure and you are a key part of your child’s success!

Blue Homework Folder

Your second grader will have a blue homework folder that will come home every day. This folder will contain notes from the school office and the classroom. One side of the folder will hold the homework or papers that need to be returned to school. The other pocket will be school information about upcoming events or papers that your child completed in class. Your child is to return the folder to school every day. You may also use the folder to send any important notes to school.

Special Classes

When the school year begins, look for a specials schedule on our blog calendar. This will help you stay informed as to whether your child has gym, art, STEAM or music. Please remember that your second grader has to keep a pair of gym shoes at school for gym class.

Classroom Rules

We have four important rules in our classroom. We will go over each rule in class and practice these expectations daily.  Positive behavior will be rewarded with special classroom privileges and brilliant behavior bucks which can be then be “cashed” in for small rewards and prizes.  

  1. Be responsible for your learning
  2. Work together
  3. Make smart choices
  4. Be nice

Healthy  Snacks

Students are encouraged to bring two small healthy snacks to school each day (2nd graders get hungry!) There is research supported information to indicate the negative effects of refined sugar on young, growing bodies. Please read the labels on your food and choose items where sugar is listed as the 5th ingredient or even further down the list. Some healthy snack ideas include: applesauce, fruit, vegetables, yogurt, tortilla chips, pretzels, popcorn, raisins, crackers, bagel chips, and granola bars. More Healthy Snack Ideas

Birthdays

I promise to make the day fun for your child with special birthday activities at school. If you and your child would like to bring a small birthday treat in for the class, please email me in advance to set up a good time to do so. If your child has a summer birthday, we will celebrate their birthday on another special day during the school year.

Student of the Week

Each child will have the opportunity to be the Student of the Week. In September, I will send home a special poster that each child will complete to share with the class. 

Parent Volunteers

Parent volunteers are always welcome in our class. In fact, we love them! Look for opportunities to sign-up at the open house.

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