Week of 10/7

We had so much fun at our Race For Education! It was a beautiful day and one full of team spirit and smiles. I really enjoyed spending this time with my second grade friends! They wore me out! I slept well Friday night!! 🙂 Thank you to everyone that helped us reach our $15,000 goal!! It’s not too late to donate! If we reach $18,000 the PTO will give every student a CM t-shirt!!

Just a reminder that Monday is the last day to bring in Box Tops for the first collection of the year.

Is your child reading for his/her reading calendar? This month’s goal is a minimum of 130 minutes. I was so impressed by our reading calendars for September! This week, we will meet as an entire second grade to see who the Reader Leaders for each class are and to find out the grand total of minutes the entire second grade read for September!

Please be sure your child is studying spelling each evening. The lists are getting more challenging and it is important to create good study habits. Thank you for your support!

During our math stations, students have an opportunity to practice their math facts using the site Xtra Math. If your child would like practice at home, it can now be accessed through this blog! Your second grader will know how and should already know their password. I will placing a label in homework folders with this information as well.

Book orders will be coming home this week! If you choose to buy books, please place your orders online using the code GXPDJ. Every dollar you spend helps us get free books for our classroom! Thank you!!

Upcoming Events:

October 11- District Wide PINK OUT Day

October 14- No School for Columbus Day

Week of 9/30

September flew by! It was a very busy month in 2E and we have already grown our skills by leaps and bounds!

Reading calendars are due on Monday! If your child returns his/hers on Monday with the minutes totaled for the whole month at the bottom of the calendar AND has met or passed the required 120 minutes, he/she will start on PURPLE!! What??!! Yep, it’s true!! 🙂 A new calendar for October will come home with a slightly larger goal.

Keep trying to get sponsors for Race For Education! We want to win a pizza party!!

Did your second grader tell you about the yummy applesauce we made for Johnny Appleseed’s birthday! We have a class of great chefs!

Please look through your child’s Friday Folder and return it empty on Monday. Thank you!

Looking Ahead…

*October 7 – BoxTops are due for PTO today!

*October 14 – Columbus Day (No School)

*October 21 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM

Week of 9/23 News

Happy weekend! Because I was not in school on Friday, Friday folders were not sorted and brought home. We will sort them on Monday so please be on the look out Monday evening for the folder! The folders should be emptied and brought back to school on Tuesday. Thank you!

Are you still working on getting sponsors for our Race For Education? The class that has the most gets a pizza party!!

New spelling list should have come home on Friday. Please help your child to practice each evening and to also keep track of the list. Several lists were misplaced last week. Thank you for helping your child work on those organizational skills! 🙂

Reading calendars are due on September 30! Please be sure your child has a total of the required 120 minutes. (or more!!)

Special Reminders:

*Tuesday – Picture Day Today!

*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Friday – Spelling Test

Looking Ahead…

*September 30 – September Reading Calendar due (a minimum of 120 minutes)

*October 4 – Race For Education

*October 7 – BoxTops are due for PTO today!

*October 14 – Columbus Day (No School)

*October 21 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM

Exciting News!

We earned all of our class points! The class voted and we will be doing a museum day on Thursday. Your child is allowed to stuff his/her backpack with fun items from home to share as part of their museum. Please do not send electronics or anything fragile. Please bring items in on THURSDAY!! We are so excited!!

News for 9/16-9/20

Hello 2E Families! Here are a couple of quick reminders for this week:

*Please return your child’s Friday Folder empty tomorrow.

*Tomorrow is a library book exchange day!

*Keep bringing in Box Tops and getting sponsors for the Race For Education!

* Here’s a great opportunity to get out there and do something fun with your family AND increase our chance of receiving a School Garden Grant from The Edible Classroom! Click the link for more information! https://centralmanor.pennmanor.net/edible-classroom-watermelon-blaster-5k/

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, September 24th- CM School Picture Day
  • Friday, September 27th – 1:30 Early dismissal
  • Thursday, October 3rd-Shine Time
  • Friday, October 4th-Race for Education
  • Friday, October 11-District-wide Pink-Out day
  • Monday, October 14th-No school-Columbus Day

Updates for Sept. 9

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and was able to enjoy the beautiful weather! School is in full swing now and students are becoming more familiar with our second grade routines and expectations. Please remind your student the importance of focusing in class and giving his/her best effort with assignments. We already have some fabulous role models for these expectations!

Spelling tests will come home Monday ! They were fantastic! The next list was handed out on Friday and will be tested this coming Friday.

Did you see your child’s Friday Folder? Please look through all the papers and see what we have been learning, then empty and return the folder Monday. This will be our weekly routine with papers.

Thank you for signing the leader chart and the reading calendar! Please continue to so!

Keep working on getting sponsors for our Race For Education. The PTO needs our help! Thank you!

Special Reminders:

*Monday – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM

*Friday – Spelling Test

Looking Ahead…

*September 24 – Picture Day

*September 27 – Early Dismissal

*October 4 – Race For Education at 9:15

*October 7 – BoxTops are due for PTO today!

*October 11- District-wide Pink-Out day

*October 14 – No school-Columbus Day

*October 21 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM

Important Information

Hello 2E families! It was wonderful to meet so many of you at Meet the Teacher night! If you were unable to attend, your child came home with some information today outlining some key components of second grade. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

As we learn new routines, I wanted to provide some background for you so that you are familiar with these.

Spelling – Your child came home with a spelling list yesterday. The test on these words will be next Friday 9/6. Typically, your second grader will have a spelling test on Fridays and will also be given the next spelling list on Fridays. That way, you have the list for the weekend to preview and begin studying if you choose. The list will contain 10 words that are required and up to 5 bonus/challenge words to choose from. Students may choose all, some, or none of the bonus words. Shortly, we will include 2 optional robust vocabulary words as well. Each spelling test will also include two dictation sentences using some of the current spelling words as well as former words and high frequency words. As we move closer to the second marking period, I will offer a challenge list of 20 words to the kids that need an enrichment spelling list.

Reading Calendar– Second graders brought home their September reading calendars today. The calendar can be found in the back pocket of the homework folder. A very detailed letter will come home on Monday, but essentially your student is required to read a minimum of 120 minutes this month. Although reading every night is not required, it is recommended. After your student reads, please indicate how many minutes were read and initial the same box. At the end of the month, you will be asked to total your child’s minutes so it may be helpful for you to keep a running total each week. Reading is so important to practice! Thank you for your support!

Leader Chart– Please be sure to check your child’s reading chart each evening and sign it when all homework has been completed. Thank you so much!!

Run For Education– This is the only fundraiser this year so we are hoping for big results! Two important papers have been sent home with your student.
-The white page is an overall info sheet about the race day, schedule, incentives, the mailer and how to find the students online donation link. To find this go to http://www.race4ed.com/cme there sponsors can search for students by first and last name and make online donations. It’s very simple! 
-The green paper is the mailer, this can be used to send to a sponsor and have them enclose a check and mail it back. Unlike previous years we will not be mailing these out for families. Instructions on how to use this mailer are on the back of the white sheet. They are a special grade of paper specifically for using through the USPS system so it’s important that families do not just copy the paper if they would like to send out more than 1. There is also an online donation page that does not cost the sponsor anything!

News for the week of 8/26

Hello 2E Families! I am so proud of our start to the year! We are learning what it means to be a second grader and are already professionals!! I hope I have the chance to meet you Wednesday night for Meet The Teacher Night!! It will be an open house/drop in format between 4-6pm. Your second grader is invited to come along and show you our room. I am looking forward to see you!

Thank you SO MUCH for all of the tissue, hand sanitizer, band-aid, and dry erase marker donations! I REALLY appreciate your generosity!

You will notice that your child came home with homework tonight. It is expected that the homework and the reading is completed, but the extra credit is optional. There is a “leader chart” in the front pocket of the folder. A new one will appear each week and will remind you of what cycle day (special) each day is, what home work is, and what color of the clip chart your child ended on. Please initial the day’s box each evening after your child has completed the homework. I will also write special notes on the days as needed.

We have an early dismissal on Thursday, and no school Friday or Monday. Happy Labor Day!

Please never hesitate to contact me questions or concerns! My contact information can be found on a label inside your child’s homework folder. I am looking forward to an awesome year!!

First Week Lunch Menu

Wed – A-Chicken Patty on a Roll B- Egg McComet (all week)

Thurs- A- Pasta with Meat Sauce

Fri – A- Italian Cheese Pizza

I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces on Wednesday!!

I also wanted to make sure that you have my correct email address: