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Blue Homework Folder
Your second grader will have a blue homework folder that will come home every day. This folder will contain notes from the school office and the classroom. One side of the folder will hold the homework or papers that need to be returned to school. The other pocket will be school information about upcoming events or papers that your child completed in class. Your child is to return the folder to school every day. You may also use the folder to send any important notes to school.
When the school year begins, look for a specials schedule on our blog calendar. This will help you stay informed as to whether your child has gym, art, STEAM or music. Please remember that your second grader has to keep a pair of gym shoes at school for gym times.
We have four important rules in our classroom. We will go over each rule in class and practice these expectations daily. Positive behavior is encouraged with Class Dojo, our classroom management tool.
- Follow directions quickly
- Raise your hand to speak
- Make smart choices
- Be kind
Healthy Peanut-Free Snacks
We currently have students in our classroom with a peanut allergy so we will need to keep our learning spaces peanut free. There is also research supported information to indicate the negative effects of refined sugar on young, growing bodies. Please read the labels on your food and choose items where sugar is listed as the 5th ingredient or even further down the list. Best snack foods include: applesauce, fruit, vegetables, yogurt, tortilla chips, pretzels, popcorn, raisins, crackers, bagel chips, and granola bars. More Healthy Snack Ideas
We promise to make the day fun for your child with special birthday activities at school. In second grade, it is up to each child if he/she would like to provide treats or little gifts. This is completely optional. Because of allergies, food items need to be nut free and cannot be homemade (ingredients need to be listed). If your child has a summer birthday, we will celebrate their birthday on another special day during the school year.
Student of the Week
Each child will have the opportunity to be the Student of the Week. In September, I will send home a special poster that each child will complete to share with the class.
Parent volunteers are always welcome in our class. In fact, we love them! Look for a volunteer survey in September with details about ways that you can help and times available.