August 28-September 1

Parents don’t forget to send in the permission slip to Performing Arts.  You do not have to pay now just sign the permission slip and return it.   Also picture day is Wednesday so if you want to purchase pictures return that as well.  Wednesday is also Early Release so the children will be dismissed at 12:30.  They do have ASP.

Our learning focus:

Reading- We will continue to talk about our favorite birthdays this week and our reading activities that go with Hooray a Piñata and Birthday Basket for Tea.  The children were good about returning their guided reading books and taking their 2 AR test.  Please remind them to take their test each week.

Spelling/Phonics: This week we will focus more on the open syllable rules and words.  These words are long vowel words. The spelling words will come home Monday along with spelling homework. It is due back Tuesday. Please study these words with your child.  We will have a test on Friday.

Grammar: Plural Nouns

Written Expression-A narrative on their favorite birthday focusing on the bold beginning.

Math: The children are comparing numbers this week. They will have math homework on Tuesday night and Thursday night. Thanks for returning Blast of on Friday. Encourage your children to practice fact fluency on Moby Max. 15 minutes a night would help your child to learn their facts.

Social Studies The SS test over the regions and rivers will be Wednesday.  A study guide will come home tomorrow so help your children study for their first test.

What else is going on?

  • Homework will starts this week. Monday nights – spelling; Tuesday and Thursday –math; Wednesday- grammar or reading comprehension; Friday-return Blast Off and have 2 AR test taken.
  • Our library time will be changed this week because of picture day. I will let the children know on Monday when it will be.
  • Early Release on Wednesday.
  • Science Lab on Thursday.

August 21-25

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  The Solar Eclipse is finally here.  K – 2 students will remain in the building and watch live streaming of the eclipse.  Parents are encouraged to check out students by 1:30 and the last checkouts can be by 2:00. We will begin dismissal at 3:00.

Our learning focus:

Reading- On Monday, we will read and do activities on the solar eclipse. The remainder of the week we will discuss our favorite birthdays.  Hooray a Piñata and Birthday Basket for Tea will be the books read in shared reading.  Questioning and the plot will be discussed for both books.  This week, our library time is on Thursday.  Your child is welcome to go to the library any time during week.  I like to send them before school so they have more time to look for a book.  They are required to take 2 AR test this week. I will still help the children that are unfamiliar with the program.  We will also begin Guided Reading.  At times, I will send home books and ask that they read to you and return it the next day.  Some groups will have homework in guided reading such as book reports, questions, and creative activities that go with their books.

Spelling/Phonics: This week we are talking about open syllable word and the silent e.  These words are long vowel words. The spelling words will come home Monday along with spelling homework. It is due back Tuesday. Please study these words with your child.  We will have a test on Friday.

Grammar: Plural Nouns

Written Expression-We will learn a practice BOLD beginnings in a narrative writing.

Math: Ways to make a number is our topic in math.  The children will have math homework on Tuesday night and Thursday night. Thanks for returning Blast of on Friday. Encourage your children to practice fact fluency on Moby Max. 15 minutes a night would help your child to learn their facts.

Social Studies- Our class will read and draw the major rivers in Georgia.

What else is going on?

  • We want to win!!!

Classroom competitions for the Kincaid Foundation donation drive are in full swing. The class with the highest percent of students participating in each grade wins a Popsicle party! Each child that donates also gets earbuds! Go to www.kincaidfoundation.orgtoday to make your donation so our class can win!

The Foundation is requesting a donation of $75 per student or $150 per family, but EVERY donation counts towards our class competition!  100% of donations STAY AT KINCAID!!!

  • Homework will starts this week. Monday nights – spelling; Tuesday and Thursday –math; Wednesday- grammar or reading comprehension; Friday-return Blast Off and have 2 AR test taken.
  • School will not be dismissed until 3:00 on Monday.

August 14-18

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I know fall sports and activities have started so I’m sure your weekends were busy.  We have a busy week ahead.

Our learning focus:

Reading- We will work on an independent project in Social Studies about our 5 Regions.  The children will add facts we have covered in class to a flip book along with coloring a map with a key and compass rose. Later in the week, we will discuss our standard on questioning. I hope to start our language arts center rotation and do some guided reading groups.  We went to the library on Wednesday.  The children can go to the library to check out new books each morning and at snack time.  Each child needs to take one AR test this week.  They can always take more.

Spelling/Phonics- Our spelling words will come home Monday.  Closed syllables will be our focus for our phonics work.  The children will work on this skill in language arts centers as well as whole group instruction.  The children will be tested on these words Friday.  On the bottom of the spelling are SS vocabulary that the children are required to know for our regions test. These words will be tested next week.

Written Expression– Our discussion this week will be fragmented sentences and stretching out a simple sentence to make it more interesting.

Math: Thank you for reminding your children to turn in their Blast Off.  Each day we work on facts by taking a Math Muscle 1 minute test.  We are focusing on adding 1’s this week. Our guided math is in full swing. On Friday, the children rotated to 3 groups and did a fantastic job. This week we will have teacher feature added to the rotation which is me working with a group. I am excited about getting started.

Social Studies- Our project will be introduced and the children will begin working.

What else is going on?

  • Please sign up for PTA/Foundation. Feel free to send in your donations at any time for any amount.  Thanks!!! It will be their only fund raiser this year.
  • Thank you Ari and Aanya for the birthday treats this week.
  • Our class has Science Lab on Monday and Guidance on Wednesday.
  • Kincaid will have the following plan in place for Monday, August 21st for the eclipse:
  • K – 2 students will remain in the building and watch live streaming of the eclipse. Parents are encouraged to check out students by 1:30 and the last checkouts can be by 2:00. We will begin dismissal at 3:00.
  • Please return Blast Off by Friday.
  • Have your child read and take one AR test this week.
  • Chick-Fil-A night on Tuesday.
  • Homework will start next week.

August 7-11

We completed our first week in Second Grade.  It was a Super Week!!! This week we will learn our guided math centers and language arts centers.

Our learning focus:

Reading- We will read I Can Read! I Can Read! and ask questions about the story. We will also discuss the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Our class goes to the library on Wednesday. The children will be able to check out books and begin taking AR test.  If your child has never taken AR test before I will be assisting them.  Our 2 book requirement has not started because we are still learning procedures in second grade but they are welcome to start the program.

Written Expression– Is it a sentence or fragment?

Math: We will begin learning our games, centers, and rules that are associated with our Guided Math Program.  Blast Off went home on Friday. We learned how to graph our test last week so the children should be able to help.  This is due Friday however if your child completes it early please bring it in.

Social Studies- Our first SS standard is knowing and identifying the GA regions.  We will begin this on Monday and work our way through all the regions.

What else is going on?

  • Please sign up for PTA/Foundation. Feel free to send in your donations at any time for any amount.  Thanks!!! It will be their only fund raiser this year.
  • Thank you for completing the information in the Cobb County School District folder. We are still missing a couple so please complete and send it in.
  • Continue to write notes about transportation changes.
  • We celebrated Eva-Rose and Campbell’s birthdays. Thanks for the treats!!!  This week we celebrate Ari and Aanya!
  • All About Me poster is due on Friday.

The First Week of Second Grade

I enjoyed meeting each of you at Meet and Greet.  I am so excited about working with your children this year and it starts tomorrow!!!

Make sure that your child knows how he/she is getting home tomorrow.  You completed a form on Thursday telling me but if something changes please send me a note,

Our learning focus:

Reading- This week we will read books about the beginning of the school year. We will create rules and procedures for our classroom along with getting to know our classmates.

Written Expression-The children will write about a summer adventure.

Math: Graphs will be the topic of discussion this week.  We will work with picture graphs and bar graphs and discuss how we get to school and our birthdays.

Social Studies- Where in the World do we live??

What else is going on?

  • Please sign up for PTA/Foundation. Feel free to send in your donations at any time for any amount.  Thanks!!! It will be their only fund raiser this year.
  • A specials calendar will come home on Monday. Please remember your tennis shoes for PE.
  • The Cobb County Folder will come home on Monday. There are forms to complete and return. Thanks in advance for completing them and returning as soon as possible.
  • Target is on Tuesdays and will start next week.
  • Purple folder goes home every day and comes back to school each morning.

Meet and Greet

I am so excited about meeting each of you on Thursday, July 27 at 9:00!!  We will go over our classroom procedures, homework, and answer any questions you might have about 2nd grade.  If you have your school supplies please bring them with you. See you tomorrow!!!