PTA Back to School Night


Flyers went home last week informing parents of a Back to School Night….well, tonights the night!!!  This event is free to PTA-registered members or $2 for non-members.  Students will participate in arts and crafts as well as other activities.  Food will be available to purchase.  All students will receive a “goody bag” with school supplies in it.  We look forward to seeing everyone tonight – Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 4:30p-6:00p!!

Spelling – Week of September 29


You may have seen the post last week regarding no spelling this week due to the short week.  As a second grade team, we have decided that since there are two short weeks back-to-back, that we would just do one list, but not test it until October 9.  That being said, here are the spelling words for the next two weeks:

Pattern Words:  did, fin, fine, pick, hike

Dolch Words:  found, gave, goes, green, its

Please remember that there will be an additional 5 pattern words on the test October 9, 2014.

Eid Celebration


In celebration of the upcoming holidays, our class will be having a celebration on Thursday, October 2, 2014.  It would be nice to have “party food” on that day, like juice, sweet treats, and some not so sweet choices like fruit, and veggies.  It would also be helpful to have some utensils, napkins, cups, and plates. We have 21 students in our class. If you would like to send something in, please sign up by clicking on the little skull towards the upper right of this post.  Your help is greatly appreciated.


Field Trip!!!!!


Second Grade will be going on a field trip to Erwin’s Apple Orchard on Friday, October 10, 2014.  The cost is $10 per person, which will include: a wagon ride to pick 1 small pumpkin and ¼ peck of apples, cider, donuts, and a tire and hay playground.  Permission slips will be coming home today.

Because of the total of second grade students and teachers exceeding 130 people, we cannot fit any parents onto the 2 busses that we will be using.  That being said, any parents are welcome to attend (must pay $10 to teacher if attending or cannot participate in wagon ride or pumpkin/apple picking) but they are asked to drive themselves or carpool with other parents attending.  Everyone will be leaving school together (cars and busses).

All permission slips must be returned no later than THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014!  In case you or your child misplaces their permission slip:

Erwin’s Permission Slip Arabic           Erwin’s Permission Slip English

Math Test Friday!


Friday will be our Unit 1 Test (review from first grade materials).  I am sending a study guide home today for homework.  We will review it, go over the answers, and I will answer any questions regarding it tomorrow – the study guide will be sent back home so that it can be used to study from.  I will also be sending home another study guide Thursday night so that you may use it as a practice test with your child.

This test will cover missing numbers from a grid (100’s chart) and skip counting, frames and rule boxes, and place value block recognition.

Open House Tonight!!!


Just a friendly reminder that Open House is tonight 4:30pm – 6:00pm.  We will be having our classroom orientation (curriculum) meeting beginning at 4:30pm in the classroom (room 113).  I looking forward to seeing and meeting everyone tonight!!!!

Second Grade Parent Meeting


The Second Grade Parent Meeting will be held at the start of Open House – Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:30pm.  The meeting will be approximately 15 minutes long, then the families will be released to visit the other classes in the building.

We will be covering classroom procedures, homework expectations, communication, and the second grade curriculum.

I look forward to seeing everyone in room 113 at 4:30pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014!!!!