School HoursMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday9:05-3:30
*Entrance bell rings at 9:00.
Monday: MusicTuesday: PEWednesday: Thursday: Music & LibraryFriday: PE & Computer Lab
Second RecessMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday1:40-2:00
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Class Code: P7JJ7
There will be no required homework in 2nd grade, however, math homework will be sent home Monday-Thursday and I strongly recommend you spend 10 minutes each night on it as it directly relates to our daily math lessons.
I also encourage you to read for 20 minutes/night at least 5 nights each week - this can be a combination of things including your child reading independently, reading to someone or being read to by an adult or older sibling. I strongly encourage you to start a conversation with your child about what they're reading.
If you need it, homework is available if you CLICK HERE or check the files section of our website.
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Welcome to Second Grade! I am thrilled to be your child's teacher this year. I grew up in Santa Rosa, CA with my family and moved to Pacific Northwest to attend Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Music and also have my Masters of Education in ESL and Bilingual Education. A fun fact about me is that I spent 2 months teaching Math in Namibia, a country in Southern Africa at the start of my teaching career. I have sung in choirs all my life and enjoy singing with a community choir in Bellevue during the week. When I'm not at school, you can find my husband, Clay and I camping/backpacking, skiing, hiking and doing almost anything outdoors. I look forward to a wonderful year of learning with you and your students!
In our classroom we deserve to feel…
JOYFUL, INCLUDED and CONFIDENT
We will be kind to others, stand up for each other, be helpful and friendly and believe in ourselves.
When we don’t feel these feelings we will…
Say “I’m sorry,” try to make the other person feel better and always remember it’s okay to make mistakes.
We deserve an AMAZING place to learn!
Students are learning about Expository NON-FICTION - books that teach about a topic. We have learned some of the text features authors use the help us learn more about a topic. If you are heading to the King Co Library soon, I would suggest checking out some non-fiction books to see for yourself!
-Table of Contents
-Keywords (bold, underlined, italicized)
Ask your student....
1. What did you learn about snails?
2. What other text features do you see in non-fiction books to help you learn about a topic?
This week, we have been working on building back writing stamina and our routines for Writer's Workshop. Students have been free-writing while working on this. Ask your student what they have been writing!
Next week, students will be starting "All About Books." We are going to be brainstorming topics students feel like they know a lot about and could write about.
Students continue to practice addition strategies with the vertical method (standard algorithm) and chip model. Students are learning to use these strategies with 2 compositions - making 10 ones into one ten and 10 tens into one hundred in the same problem. Thanks to all who are reinforcing these skills at home with homework! To check in on your child's progress, please find graded daily "exit tickets" in their green folder each Friday and use homework problems for additional practice.
This week we learned about preferences and how to have empathy when others have different preferences than our own. We also learned about the compassion and how to show compassion to others in various situations!
Social Studies/Science - Growth Mindset
How can you model this at home? Normalize making mistakes and start using this language too!