First few days of second grade…

 

The first three days as a second grade family have been AMAZING!  We have been learning about classroom procedures, expectations and getting to know one another.  Setting the classroom climate is key for our learning this year. 🙂

Together we created a classroom promise and the children created mini faces to make their pledge to one another.  Thanks for sharing your children with me, I am really enjoying getting to know them! Have a wonderful long weekend!

Last Minute Reminders before our first day….

It was wonderful to meet everyone at Open House Wednesday night! Thanks for attending! It made me very excited for the upcoming year! We have an amazing group! Before our exciting first day, here are three important reminders…

Student Information Forms – Please send in the student information forms (received at Open House) back to school on Tuesday. Double check to make sure that your contact information is correct for our files.

Me Bags – At Open House, your child also received a Me Bag. We will enjoy sharing these bags as we get to know one another throughout the first week of school. Please make sure that your child’s name is on his/her bag before sending it to school on Tuesday.

Water Bottle and Snacks – Your child should bring two healthy nut free snacks and a filled water bottle (no juice please) to stay fueled every day. Morning and afternoon snacks are essential for maintaining energy and attention. Please do not send candy or sugary snacks. High sugar foods cause an energy crash that makes learning difficult. If your child ever forgets a snack, we have a great supply of graham crackers (thanks for your donations!). For more information on snack ideas, you can click the Nut Free Snack List found on the blog. 

Birthdays-  You can send an edible or non-edible pre-arranged treat the for your child’s special day. These treats do need to be store bought and nut free. Thanks so much! We will celebrate summer birthdays in May/June.

**Finally, with the start of a new school year many students experience some anxiety. Here is link to an excellent blog post to help children through these stressful moments. 13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down

Looking forward to seeing those wonderful second graders on Tuesday. 🙂

Open House is tomorrow!

I am looking forward to seeing all my new second graders tomorrow at Open House! Come to drop off supplies, tour our classroom, meet me and your new classmates!  I will see you tomorrow, Wednesday, August 22 from 6:30-7:30 pm in room 208, last room in the 2/3 hallway! 

Please bring these supplies to our Open House: 

  • pencil box (make sure that it can open and close easily)
  • earbuds (please label with your child’s name, a piece of tape works well)
  • gym shoes (kept in your child’s locker)
  • 1 box of dry erase markers (any size and color)
  • sticky notes (3×3 size)
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 pair of child’s scissors, labeled with your child’s name
  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • 1 box of bandaids
  • 1 container of Clorox wipes
  • 1 small pack of 24 crayons, to fit in pencil box
  •  notebook, wide ruled

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!)

School Directory

Hi Families!

Georgetown Elementary is working on a school directory.  Please read below for more information.

The purpose of this directory is to help parents connect with other parents for child get togethers (playdates, birthday parties).

We do not share parent emails at the office or teacher level. If you would like to connect with other parents to arrange child get togethers, you must complete this SCHOOL DIRECTORY FORM. Once it is completed, the form will be emailed to all parents who completed the form. This form will not be published on the school website nor will it be printed and distributed.

School Supply List

Happy July! I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July holiday! I will give your child many tools that we will use every day ( pencils, folders, notebooks), but I would love some help with these specialty items.

Please bring these supplies to our Open House on Wednesday, August 22. 

  • pencil box (make sure that it can open and close easily)
  • earbuds (please label with your child’s name, a piece of tape works well)
  • gym shoes (kept in your child’s locker)
  • 1 box of dry erase markers (any size and color)
  • sticky notes (3×3 size)
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 pair of child’s scissors, labeled with your child’s name
  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • 1 box of bandaids
  • 1 container of Clorox wipes
  • 1 small pack of 24 crayons, to fit in pencil box
  •  notebook, wide ruled

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!)

Donation Items: (items we will all share) :OPTIONAL!!! 

  • box of graham crackers
  • washable markers
  • large box of crayons
  • page protector sheets
  • colored pencils
  • disinfectant wipes

Thanks so much for helping your child get ready for second grade! Please email me if you have any questions. 🙂

Ms. Yankee (myankee@hpseagles.net)

Welcome to Ms. Yankee’s Second 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).

Collect Box Tops and Coke Caps…

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

COKE CAPS:  Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection!  COKE WEBSITE  (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/)   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap. No need to send it to school.

Keep on Learning with Reading and 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.

 

  • Login will be username@hpsstudents.net

 

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!