Happy Sunday! I hope you have had a great weekend. I am looking forward to our first 5-day week. We have had so much fun and learning so far. In this post, you will find a roundup activities for last week and to a preview of the upcoming week.
This is the first week students will have homework in Reading, Word Study and Math. Please be sure to check purple folders daily and remove items in “Keep at Home”. This will help to insure that the correct papers are returning to school daily.
We will begin our word study groups this week. Students receive 2 copies of their word sorts each week. One copy stays in school and the other can stay at home. If you need additional copies, please let me know. Remember that we are on a 2 week rotation, so we will not be testing this Friday but next Friday.
We have practiced the homework assignments so students are familiar with the process and have examples in their word study journals. Please date each nights homework assignment. You can find explanations and examples in the this document. It is also available from the class website under Study Guides & Homework.
Ordinal numbers was our first math unit which we finish this week. Our next unit, Place Value reviews the place value concepts from first grade and adds the hundreds place to those concepts. Please review the study guides sent home for information related to concepts.
Students are working hard on their citizenship unit. This week, students vote on a class project to improve or strengthen the community around them. I look forward to announcing our class project.
It has been a fun first 6 days of school. We are getting organzed and starting our first units of 2nd grade in Math, Reading, Writing and Social Studies. I am looking forward to an exciting year.
This year, we are learning how to use planners. Students will be learning to keep track of homework, tests and events in their planners. It is helpful if planners are checked at home as I will be checking in school to help students build the habit. Students are encouraged to mark homework when completed. I use a stamp when I check planners for completion.
Student passwords were changed last week. There are passwords for LCPSgo, Learning A-Z and IXL. This information will be recorded in their planners so it may be secure but also available at school and at home.
LCPS Go is a single login system and the location for apps available to students. The link is https://launchpad.classlink.com/ . If using a tablet, the classlink app may be required for download. Please let me know if you need assistance accessing resources on non-school devices.
Classroom Book A Day
We will read and discuss many books this year. This year, we will be tracking one book each day and tracking on a chart. During the year, we will be able to revisit the books we have read and compare them. I am looking forward to great discussions.
Please remove papers each day that do not need to return to school. At the beginning of the year, there are forms coming home from the PTA and school that need to be reviewed and returned to school if necessary. Checking folders daily, ensures that the necessary materials are seen and not lost amid the student work. I appreciate your effort to help maintain the folder as a communication method between school and home.