Welcome to 2A! Hello all, On this site you will be able to see what is going on in the classroom and school! The tabs located at the top of the page will direct you to various pages informing you on happenings in the school, your child's work and grades, as well as a little about me. I have also included my email, so please do not hesitate to reach out.
Fourteenth Week Updates I hope everyone enjoyed a week full of half days! Although short days, we still did a bit of learning. :) We read the story Ah! Music. This story taught us all about music, and how it gives feeling and expression. You can also find this on Youtube if you want to review it with your child for more comprehension. We started a new chapter in Math with multiplying by 2s, 5s, and 10s. So far so good! Please, as extra practice review skip counting by 2s and 5s. Some kiddos are having difficulties skip counting past 8. We are finishing up government in this coming week.
I enjoyed meeting with you all, and speaking with everyone. You all are awesome, and so are those kiddos. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. A few announcements for the upcoming weeks. We have this week of school (15th week), and the week after will be Thanksgiving! Wednesday, November 22nd, is a half day. It is also grandparents/special friend day! Please let me know if your child will not be attending school any day that week due to traveling, or anything. Here is a little note about that day. Below you will also find an agenda of the day. Grandparents/Great Friends Day will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd. We look forward to sharing our St. John community with loved ones as we celebrate Mass and the spirit of thanksgiving. We are sensitive to the fact that some of our students have lost their grandparents, or their grandparents will be unable to attend this event. If there is another special adult in your child's life, please feel free to invite this person to attend. Please RSVP for your guests by Friday, November 17th online HERE, so we can accommodate all who wish to attend Help Wanted 11/22: We are in need of a few more parents to help check in our guests the morning of Grandparents Day. You can sign up to help here I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. Thank you! Mary Stevens
Thank you to our Mystery Readers who have signed up for the Tuesday's up until Christmas break!! I have made a new sign-up genius for dates starting once we return from break until the end of the school year. Be sure to sign up, if possible! The students just love the surprise!! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080A49A8AF23A6F58-mystery1 Thank you for all you do!! It never goes unnoticed in the 2A classroom. Also-- here is a flyer about the Christmas Card Contest. :)
Please make sure your child is completing the reading log and writing a sentence about what they read.
Homework is graded on neatness and completion--Make sure they use their best handwriting!
Please make sure your child has their yellow folder and Good News agenda everyday.
I wanted to also remind you that we take bathroom breaks as a class, everyday. This is a school wide policy. We take bathroom breaks throughout our day. I allow your child to use the restroom, if it is a true emergency. Please, please support me in encouraging your child to TRY to use the bathroom whenever we take bathroom breaks! There have been quite a few times where we take a bathroom break as a class, and a good majority get too busy playing games instead of using the restroom. Then, a few minutes into our lesson, there will be hands up to use the restroom. This causes a little disruption with our lessons, especially since it always happens right after a bathroom break. I do not mind if your child has to go to the restroom throughout the day, but please support me by encouraging your child to always try to use the restroom during our class bathroom breaks.
Thirteenth Week Updates We have been working with multiplication and division! How exciting! Our current story is Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type. If you want to read this over the weekend, it is online! You can always Youtube it, and mute the sound for the kiddos to read. :)
Please make sure your child is working on 30 minutes of IXL every week. I have the skill posted on the homework tab of the site. This is assigned every Monday, and due by the start of school the following Monday.
Conferences start on Monday! Just a heads-up if you forgot. :) I can't wait to sit down and talk with you all. Another reminder- please be considerate when inviting friends at school to birthday parties, and such. We have had a few kiddos get left out from birthday invites, and they do notice. It is a school policy that all students are invited, or if it is an all boy party then all the boys are invited-- same goes for an all girl party. You can feel free to invite whomever you want outside of school, but please note that if you and your child pass out invites at school then you have to include everyone.