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.
Week Thirty-Eight Updates
Thank you all for attending 2A's Reading Cafe!! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as the kiddos and I did. They really did work really hard on this, and put their whole heart into it. I give them all the credit as they did 100% of it on their own. I am so incredibly proud of each and everyone of them. So thank you, thank you, thank you for attending, and making it a truly memorable experience. :)
Next week is our last week as 2nd graders. A little sad, but thrilling all at the same time. They worked hard this week, and I know they will keep it up that last week of school. A little heads-up on the upcoming week. We will still have nightly homework, so yellow folders and agendas are still daily requirements. I will be sending home school supplies throughout the week, so be prepared! We have our end of the year class party on Thursday. Friday there will be Mass, and a 10:00 dismissal following.
A couple other reminders! As the school year goes on we all get a bit comfortable with how things are going. As for pick-up. Please make sure that whoever is picking up is on the pick up list on RenWeb. As a safety caution I have to see who is picking up before they leave me. Sometimes they run off, and don't tell me. Please make sure to say goodbye before leaving! Last pick-up comment, please please if you are walking up to pick-up do NOT have them find you. Please come to them! The second reminder- birthdays and treats! We are fortunate enough to not have a lot of allergies in 2A, but we do have some. If you are planning on bringing in a birthday treat, then shoot me an email so it can be approved. I have been surprised a couple of times, and I hate to say no to their sweet little faces. I like to make time for birthdays, as I feel they are special days. As for treats- birthdays or random- they do need to be approved, and had in class. It is a safety procedure to protect others with allergies. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.
Please let me know if you have any questions!!
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.
Week Thirty-Seven Updates What a bittersweet, but exciting week. We said goodbye to our 8th graders, and wish them well on their new journey to high school! As exciting as that is, 2nd grade has been up to some equally exciting things too. We have been learning and working with picture graphs and earth processes. On Friday we completed a STEM activity with toothpicks, marshmallows, and jello. They had to build a building that would not break down during an "earthquake" (aka the jello shaking). It was a lot of fun, and they all came up with some fun ideas!
We are officially done with mystery reader, and I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart. They kiddos loved it, and so did I! It is such a blessing to be in a school community where we can welcome our relatives in during our school day to read and share stories with. Thank you for making my first experience with mystery reader such a fantastic one.
As the school year is coming to an end there are a few house cleaning things, and general heads-up I thought would be worth mentioning. We have finished up our Journey's reading units, and have taken our last Language Arts test. Along with finishing that up would typically mean they have finished spelling as well. However, I will be giving them a review list of spelling words we have taken over the school year. It will be a long list, but they will only be tested over 20 of the words. They will still be having nightly homework, as we will be reviewing old skills. We are still working our way through math- so no big woo-hoos just yet! :) They have been doing really well with filling out their agendas, reading logs, and completing their nightly homework! Let's keep it up! Just a little FYI- with the nightly homework I will not be assigning the 30 minutes of IXL every week. I will assign IXL here and there in place of a math sheet, so please keep our eyes peeled on those details when assigned. The reading log MUST come back every day!!! I have a new layout, and it requires parent signatures.
Dear Saint John XXIII families, It is with bittersweet sentiment that I tell you that our nurse, Bianca Grandys has a wonderful employment opportunity outside of our school community. Unfortunately, that means that her time here will be ending soon as her last day will be May 11th. We are currently working on staffing the nurse’s office the last two weeks of school. We wish Bianca well on her next endeavor. Thank you!
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