Your child is welcome to bring treats for his/her birthday. You may send the treats at the beginning of the day with your child. We will celebrate birthdays towards the end of the school day at 3:00. PLEASE VISIT THE CHE WEBSITE TO OBTAIN A LISTING OF APPROVED "PEANUT SAFER" TREATS!
All treats should be ready to serve and it would be a great help if you would send napkins and any utensils needed. Students with summer birthdays are more than welcome to celebrate their "half" birthdays. There are 22 students in our class this year.
The counselor will be visiting each class twice a month. She will be working with students to reinforce the Blue Valley Virtues. The skills and concepts she teaches are a valuable part of the learning process.
Parents are always welcome to volunteer in our classroom. If you are interested in volunteering in. our classroom please contact your child's teacher. We truly appreciate your time and support.
Each class will visit the library once per week. Mrs. Bettis will teach weekly lessons related to the topics we are studying in 2nd grade. Students will be able to check out 3 books per week. Students will also be able to visit the Library independently during the week to return and check out new books.
In second grade we focus on a Blue Valley Virtue each month. Students will be able to earn virtue stickers throughout the month for displaying the virtues. At the end of each day, the students have the opportunity to earn a virtue sticker based upon choices made throughout the school day.
In second grade we will be using the library reading calendars as a record of how much your child is reading at home. This will be due at the end of each month. Please have your child read at least 20 minutes each day. The second grade teachers will attach a fun motivating way to help your child have fun while learning!!
Homework will be sent home on Mondays with the activities to be completed and returned by the following Friday. These skills will reinforce skills being taught in the classroom that week.
Occasionally additional assignments may be sent home and will be noted in the Weekly Cheetah Spot. Assignments should be easily understood, as they reflect activities previously covered
Throughout the week students should be practicing spelling words for a Thursday spelling test. Please visit the Spelling Activities section of our classroom website for a listing of activities you can use at home to practice. Incorporating these words into writing activities provides an additional challenge to weekly spelling.