At Georgetown, summer learning is serious business. This past summer, many students kept their brains engaged during June, July and August by reading and learning. Our class would like to congratulate our very own Bryce for winning an Amazon gift card in our Georgetown Summer Learning Contest. I am so proud of Bryce and all of the hard working students in our class who also participated. Way to go!
We had a great first day together as a second grade family! Our day was filled with learning routines and getting to know one another. Setting the classroom climate is key for our learning this year.
Together we created a classroom promise and the children made mini faces to dedicate their pledge to one another. Thanks for sharing your children with me! This is such a great group of kids. 🙂
Thank you for coming to our Open House! Before our exciting first day, here are three important reminders…
Student Information Forms – Please send the student information forms (received at Open House) back to school on Tuesday. Double check to make sure that your contact information is correct for our files.
Me Bags – At Open House, your child also received a Me Bag. We will enjoy sharing these bags as we get to know one another throughout the first week of school. Please make sure that your child’s name is on his/her bag before sending it to school on Tuesday.
Water Bottle and Snacks – Your child should bring two healthy nut free snacks and a filled water bottle (no juice please) to stay fueled every day. Morning and afternoon snacks are essential for maintaining energy and attention. Please do not send candy or sugary snacks. High sugar foods cause an energy crash that makes learning difficult. If your child ever forgets a snack, we have a great supply of graham crackers (thanks for your donations!). For more information on snack ideas, you can check the Nut Free Snack List found on the left side of our blog.
**Finally, with the start of a new school year many students experience some anxiety. Here is link to an excellent blog post to help children through these stressful moments. 13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down
Looking forward to seeing those wonderful second graders on Tuesday. 🙂
I can’t wait to meet everyone tonight at 6:30 pm for Open House!!! Remember to bring your school supplies to lighten the first day load. Look for our room on the right side in the 2/3 hallway.
See you tonight!
SAVE THE DATE!
Our grade 1-5 Open House is on Thursday August 24 from 6:30-7:30. Feel free to bring any of your child’s supplies with you to the open house. It really helps them feel settled in and prevents heavy backpacks on the first day. 🙂 Please see the tab to the left for a complete list of school supplies. Looking forward to seeing you!