Should you need to get in touch with me during the day, I check my email often. If there is a change in plans, such as going home on the bus or with another student, you can email me or call the main office at 764-5963 and they will let me know of the change.
You can see your child’s progress in each subject area by accessing their Progressbook account. The link for your parent access is: https://parentaccess.mecdc.org
Data Binders house all of your child’s assessments and classwork that are tied to grades on Progressbook. They will be sent home periodically throughout each trimester for you to look at and celebrate your child’s accomplishments. Please be sure to leave all of the classwork in the Data Binder until the end of the trimester. The papers that we keep in the Data Binder will help to guide conversations that we may have about your child’s progress in second grade.
Reading for 20 minutes most nights is expected. This year we will be participating in “Book-It,” a reading incentive program through Pizza Hut. Your child will have the opportunity to record their reading minutes monthly, and if they reach our class goal, they will receive a coupon for a free pizza! Filling out the monthly reading log is optional; however, please keep in mind that your child is expected to read each night for a minimum of twenty minutes.
There are several math sites you can visit if you would like to have your child practice math concepts. There are many on my blog. Two that we will sometimes use in school are TenMarks (tenmarks.com) and MobyMax (mobymax.com/oh3039). Your child’s username and password for both sites are (first name)sces. I will send home informational sheets about these sites.
Students can check out one book at a time from our classroom library. They will bring it home in a plastic bag in order to keep the book safe. Please return the book within 2 weeks. I will sometimes encourage students to bring a book home to read that I think is just right for them.
Birthdays are very exciting for us, and we love to celebrate each child’s special day. SCE has gone to a “no food” policy for birthday celebrations. Please DO NOT send in ANY food items (this includes candy) for your child’s birthday. We would still love to celebrate your child’s birthday! Please feel free to send in a small non-food item if you would like. You can consider stickers, small party favors, donating a book to the classroom library or the school library, donating a recess game, etc. You can also feel free to have your child choose to have extra recess that day, extra read aloud time, etc. There are so many fun ways to celebrate birthdays! If your child has a summer birthday, and you would like to still celebrate at school, you can send in something or have them choose a celebration like extra recess on their “half birthday”.
9:00 Arrival/Unpack/Check-In 12:00 Lunch and Recess
9:20 Reading Workshop 12:45 Bathroom Break
10:10 Snack 12:55 Math
10:15 Writing Workshop 2:00 Science or Social Studies
11:05 Bathroom Break 2:50 Related Arts
11: 10 Word Study 3:40 Dismissal
11: 35 Read Aloud