Tuesday, August 14

Take Home Folder: Today, I gave students a blue take home folder to organize their papers going to and from school. This folder can stay in their backpacks.

Media Center Books: Second grade students should always have at least one book with them at all times. Students can check out new books during Morning Work, Reading Workshop, and Recess.

Monday, August 13

This week, we are:

Math: reviewing Math Workshop expectations and addition strategies for counting to 20.

Writing: prewriting a small moment narrative.

Reading: reviewing genres of books and asking questions while reading literary texts. Today, we went to the Media Center Orientation. The majority of the class checked out books today. Students have the opportunity to check out books tomorrow and on a daily basis.

Phonics: reading and spelling words CVC words with initial digraphs. Students recorded their phonics words in their agendas today.  We will be reviewing the patterns of this word list in class. Students should not need to practice at home unless they have the strong desire to. I will keep you updated on progress throughout the week.

Science: classifying physical properties of matter with the IB Central Idea. On Thursday, we will ave

*We will switch between Science and Social Studies lessons every few weeks.

IB Central Idea: “Changing physical properties may affect classifications.” We have introduced this idea with classifying and sorting activities in class. Students can enhance their understanding of this central idea by classifying and sorting at home as well as noticing patterns.

Important Information:

Clinic Cards: Please send in clinic cards as soon as possible! These will be on file in the clinic with the nurse.

School Supplies: If you ordered school supplies through the school, they are coming in! Thank you for your patience. The students are doing great participating in class with community supplies. Please send in headphones for your student. We are working on assembling supplies as they come in.

Wish List: Addition and subtraction flash cards 0-20

Picture Day: Monday, August 20th. Please return forms and payment on Picture Day if you want to purchase pictures. Students should wear standard attire for these pictures.

Student ID Numbers: Please help your student memorize their student ID numbers for computer logins, Media Center checkouts, and lunch purchases. The  student ID numbers can be found in the front of their agendas underneath their names.

Changes in Transportation: Continue to send in signed notes for changes in transportation.

Target: Target classes resume tomorrow for 2nd grade. Mrs. Herbel’s students will go to Target on Thursday for this week only.

Specials Schedule

 

Friday, August 10th

Supplies Update: Supplies are still on their way! Do not fret! Please note that headphones were NOT included in the supply orders. Please send in headphones for your student as soon as possible.

Picture Day: Students are bringing home picture day forms for Monday, August 20th. Please return forms and payment on Picture Day if you want to purchase pictures.

Student Work: On Friday’s, I will send home student work with feedback and/or grades. This week, I am sending home math review activities with feedback only. Please review with your student and let me know if you have any questions.

Student ID Numbers: Please help your student memorize their student ID numbers for computer logins and lunch purchases. The  student ID numbers can be found in the front of their agendas underneath their names.

Class Wish List: Addition and Subtraction flash cards 0-20, extra folders, extra composition notebooks.

Tuesday, August 7

This week, we are:

Math: reviewing Math Workshop expectations, Number Talk expectations, and making ten. We will move into place value next week.

Writing: reviewing Writing Workshop expectations.

Reading: reviewing Reading Workshop expectations and IPICK strategy for selecting books to read. Our class will visit the Media Center on Monday to check out books. Continue to read 20 minutes daily!

Phonics: reading and spelling words CVC words with initial blends. Students recorded their phonics words in their agendas. We will take a practice assessment on Friday. We will be reviewing the patterns of this word list in class. Students should not need to practice at home unless they have the strong desire to. I will keep you updated on progress throughout the week.

Science: introducing physical properties of matter with the IB Central Idea.

*We will switch between Science and Social Studies lessons every few weeks.

IB Central Idea: “Changing physical properties may affect classifications.” We have introduced this idea with classifying and sorting activities in class. Students can enhance their understanding of this central idea by classifying and sorting at home as well as noticing patterns.

Important Information:

Clinic Cards: Please send in clinic cards as soon as possible! These will be on file in the clinic with the nurse.

School Supplies: If you ordered school supplies through the school, they will be here shortly! The students are doing great participating in class with community supplies.

Supply Orders

Due to the large amount of orders, the 5th grade teachers and parents are still ordering and gathering supplies from multiple vendors. They should be delivered to classrooms soon. Students are welcome to use supplies in my classroom until their supplies arrive. Thank you for supporting our 5th graders!

Wednesday, August 1

We had an awesome first day! I am incredibly lucky to have a great group of second graders!

Reading Homework: The only academic homework this year will be to read for 20 minutes daily. Students can track their reading in the agendas or online with Biblionasium. We will meet with Mrs. Crosby soon to review Biblionasium.

Specials: This afternoon, we recorded the Specials for the week. Tomorrow is Learning Lab and Friday is PE.

Changes in Transportation: Transportation changes will only be accepted in handwritten notes.

Parent Letter: Today, students received a note regarding a parent letter I would love for you to write for me. I am eager to hear about your child from your perspective as his/her parents. You can either email or send in the letter.

Cobb County Folder: Please complete forms and return folder as soon as possible.

Class Dojo Points: Since today was such an amazing and exciting day, we did not track behavior on Class Dojo. Altogether as a class tomorrow, we will create the skills and behaviors.

Yellow Tags for Backpacks: Tomorrow, students will receive a plain yellow tag on backpacks. This is for K-2 safety during dismissal. Please do not write on the yellow tags.

Reminders for Tomorrow (Tuesday)

For the Pizza Party tomorrow, students can bring in a drink of their choice and a towel/cozy items to watch the movie, Peter Pan.

Tomorrow is the LAST day to bring backpacks to school!

Friday, May 18

Residency Documentation: If students do not have a current mortgage statement AND utility bill on file with the front office, they will not be put on a roster at Teasley for next year. Contact Kim Rowan in the front office with any questions.

Mailing Envelopes for Final Report Cards: Please send in an addressed and stamped 8×11 envelope for final report cards to be mailed home over the summer. Please also be sure to pay any ASP or Media Center fines.

End of Year Activities: These are recorded in agendas as well.

Monday- Desk clean out. Students can bring an additional bag if necessary.

Tuesday- Class Pizza Party for students and Game Day. Students can bring a board game or card game. Early dismissal at 12:30.

Wednesday- Movie Party, early dismissal at 12:30, and NO BOOKBAGS!

It has been a wonderful privilege to teach your children this year! I am proud of the growth that each student has made both academically and personally! Thank you so much for your support this year!

 

Thursday, May 17

Residency Documentation: If students do not have a current mortgage statement AND utility bill on file with the front office, they will not be put on a roster at Teasley for next year. Contact Kim Rowan in the front office with any questions.

Mailing Envelopes for Final Report Cards: Please send in an addressed and stamped 8×11 envelope for final report cards to be mailed home over the summer.

End of Year Activities: Tomorrow, we will review the schedule for activities for the last week of school. Stay tuned!

Perfect Attendance Quarter 4: Congratulations to the following students for perfect attendance for the fourth quarter!

Terrence Lin

Zoe McBride

Tanya Navin-Davis

Madeleine Pearce

Shatakshi Tarun

Kira Wamsted

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