Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 24

Reading logs are going home!!!

I am sending reading logs home today.  When students complete the reading logs and turn them in they will get a free pizza coupon from Pizza Hut!  Please keep the reading logs in the plastic sleeve inside the folders.

It is important that students are reading every night and working on fluency and accuracy.  The table below will help with how many words your child should be reading and a website for you to reference.  Some students read quickly and once they are reading fluently then the focus is on the child being able to understand what they read and can they retell the story in their own words.

How many words per minute should 2nd graders be reading?

This week I am meeting with students and sending them home with books to practice reading.  There are questions in the back that they can answer verbally.  This will be a good check to see if they understood what they read.

Thank you for all your support and working with your child!!

**Important Date**

Friday:  Order Pizza From Dominos!!!!  This is a fundraiser for our school.  Dominos donates money for every pizza our school orders.  Tell your child goes to Ursa Major and that they are in Ms. Conner's class!!!

**Also, where your school shirts or Blue and Yellow on Friday to show school spirit!

October 1, Wednesday:  Picture Day--Come to school with your best smile :0)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Week of September 15

I saw many students at the dance on Friday, I hope every one had good time.

Spelling:  For the spelling homework I am only requiring that students do 4 out of the 6 boxes.  I would like to see what students do so please attach the pages they complete and return them on Friday.  After students finish a word sort have them record the way they sorted the words.

Reading fluency passages:  Student are to read these 4 times.  Please record how well your child does.

If you have questions please email me.

Important dates!!!

Friday: This is spirit day.  Please where blue and yellow to show school spirit.  We want our class to when the school bear for the week!!

September 19th, Friday:  Call & order Domino's Pizza!!  The JBER Domino's will donate 10% of the sales to our school.  The class with the most students to order will win a FREE Pizza part!!!!!!

October 1:  Picture Day---Information will be sent home soon.

Friday, September 12, 2014


We had fun at the Jamboree. It was great seeing all those that came out to run. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Open House

Thank you for coming!  I hope that you enjoyed and learned what a day is like in 2nd grade for your child.  Students are always excited to share what they do and I know your child was excited to share with you.

Also, I sent home the spelling with your child on Friday.  These are due the following Friday.  The idea of the spelling is for students to understand the patterns.  I will randomly test them on 10 words. If you have any questions please email me.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Week of September 2

For your information:

Spelling:  I will be working with students on the expectations of spelling and spelling homework this week in class.  I will be sending the lists home on Fridays and the homework will be do the following Friday.

Sight Words:  Some students will have sight word lists.  Please practice these a few minutes each day.  Sign and return the sheet after your child successfully reads the words without hesitation.  

Math:  We are learning place value, odd/even numbers, tens/ones, expanded form, and problem solving.  Students will be bringing home practice sheets nightly along with their minute math.