Welcome to Second Grade!

I hope everyone had a a wonderful first 3 days of school!  Ms. Abraham tells me that everyone is settling in for a great year of learning.

I have just added some new websites to our blog under the “Math Facts” heading.  These are fun challenges to add to 10, 20, and 40 to help practice mental math and build math fact fluency.   Can you go to the next level?  Once you’ve mastered “making ten”, go on to “making twenty”.  I just played “making 40” … it was a challenging!  Enjoy!

 

 

SUMMER CLIMB VERSUS SUMMER SLIDE!!!

How can you continue your child’s academic growth this summer?  A little effort each day is all it takes!

  1. Participate in the Bibilonasium Summer Reading Challenge!  Your children are already registered and trained by our Bells Ferry Media Specialist.  (Log in using link available on the Bells Ferry Elementary Web Page.) At this age they should be reading books at their reading level for 30 minutes each day.  Have them read some pages aloud to make sure they are reading every word correctly – no skipping over words, no substituting words,  yes reading with expression, and paying attention to punctuation.   Ask them questions about what they are reading to make sure they understand their book.
  2. Participate in the Cobb County summer program.  Engaging daily activities have been selected to keep your child excited about learning throughout the summer.  Fun. (link on a post on the Bells Ferry Elementary Web Page)
  3. Continue using First In Math!  All kids currently enrolled have it until July 31st!  Practice second grade skills not yet mastered – addition, subtraction, telling time, counting change and bills … Get ready for Third Grade – multiplication is HUGE in Third Grade.  Start learning those times tables 1 to 12 NOW.
  4. Have a wonderful summer filled with activities they love.  We all know that includes any time they spend with YOU!

I have loved working with your children this year!  Please help them return to school in August at or above their current skill levels, ready to meet their Third Grade Teachers and to continue the journey!

Touch A Truck This Weekend!

Come touch some cool trucks and support our Bells Ferry Foundation!

Saturday, May 19th 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cash Only Admissions:  1 child $5, 2 children $8, 3+ children $10

All proceeds benefit the Bells Ferry Foundation.

Field Day Tomorrow!

Students –

Apply sunscreen at home!

Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.  (Second Grade T Shirt Color – Burnt Orange – like the University of Texas)

You may bring a change of clothes incase you get wet.

You may bring a towel.

 

Parents –

The activities start at 9 a.m and will be complete by 11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

School Picnic! Chick-fil-A Spirit Night Friday April 20!

Come celebrate the completion of Milestone Testing with the family!

When?  Friday, April 20th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where?  Bells Ferry Elementary

Pre-order Chick-fil-A boxed meals OR bring your picnic baskets.

Meals are $8 and include a sandwich, chips, a cookie, and a drink.  Preorder meals at https://tinyurl.com/bfechickfila.  A portion of the sales price will go to our school.

THERE WILL BE NO MEALS FOR SALE AT THE PICNIC.

The year-end general PTA meeting and officer elections will also be held at this event.

Come enjoy the planned music and games!  You can also bring your favorite picnic games such as Frisbees, footballs, and bean bag tosses.

Let’s celebrate!!!

 

 

 

“GIMME 5 FOR EDUCATION”

The “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign  raises funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation and our school!  All students who donate will be entered into a drawing to win 2 Braves tickets!

The Cobb Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all of our 112 schools, staff and students in Cobb County School District.  All funds collected will directly benefit our schools through Foundation supported scholarships, grants and programs for our schools, students and staff. 

Help us to reach our goal of 100% participation by making a $5 tax-deductible contribution and return it to school today!  Give a “High 5” to education!

Help support our schools & students!  Donations can be sent to the school or donate online by visiting

www.CobbSchoolsFoundation.org.

Early Release Schedule Wednesday, March 14th

This Wednesday, March 14th, school will release two hours early.  Please plan accordingly.

Wednesday during the school day will be STEM Day.  All students will be working on a special STEM project in their classrooms.  It will be a wonderful day of learning using the STEM inquiry process!