Monday, August 20, 2018

August 20, 2018

This is our first newsletter or blog.  I hope it will keep you informed about what is happening in our second grade class.
We have started our CKLA today.  This is language arts, reading, spelling, etc.  We are doing a review of the letter sounds and marking them in an individual Code Book.  We read a short story that I sent home hoping they would read it to you.  We found answers to questions in the story and highlighted them, then we marked the correct answer on the question page.
We are learning about Fairy Tales in our Domain section.  We have heard, The Fisherman and hHs Wife, The Emperor's New Clothes, and we are working on Beauty and the Beast.
In math we are working on odd and even numbers.  We are also working on recognizing the tens place and the ones place.
This week we are starting all of our extra things.  Today (Monday) we have music and art. You can find the list of things that are regularly scheduled in the Back to School packet.
Please remember that getting back to a school schedule may take some time.  A wonderful summer has ended and now we have to stick to a schedule and do work.  I think we are moving in the right direction.  I have been trying to give a small snack at afternoon recess to help us keep moving.  Encourage your child to make new friends and ask questions if they don't understand.
Thanks for helping your student fill out the reading record each night.  I check it every day.  Thanks for being positive and supportive for our class.
I am working on the reading but haven't finished it yet.  If you signed up to help with reading I will probably be a few more weeks.  I will let you know.  
We don't have any spelling for a while.  Enjoy it while it lasts.  Thanks for all you do.  Kimber