Hello! I am so excited about our year together!!! This will be a wonderful time of growing and learning for your child. Please explore the pages, posts, pictures, and links on our blog to learn more about second grade. As a member of our classroom family, you are invited to sign up for updates by adding your email in the subscribe box. Our blog is a great way to learn about what we do in second grade! This is the place to check for news about special classroom events. We also use the ClassDojo app for sharing photos and daily updates. 

Wondering what your child should bring to school? Here’s a link to our Class Supply List. You can also find it on the left sidebar of our blog. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer and encourage your second grader to keep a journal for recording small moment memories. This will be a huge help for your child when we begin writing this fall! 

**To help me get to know your child, please complete this Parent Survey. All results are confidential and will help me prepare for the upcoming school year. Looking forward to a great year together!!

Mrs. Bast 🙂

Welcome to First Grade!

Are you looking for the class lists? To see them, go to the Georgetown School blog.
 Are you visiting our blog because you will be in this class next year?
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Please take some time to explore all of the pages, posts, and links on our blog. While you are looking around, be sure to sign up for email updates by adding your email in the Subscribe area on the sidebar. Our class blog will be an important site for information about school supplies, special events, pictures, curriculum, assessments, and more. A school supply list will be posted on July 1. Later in the summer, look for information about our August Open House.


Welcome Back!

animated_ricky_V2As we begin school, I will be checking in with my former reading students. Based on the results of formal assessments, students may qualify for additional reading support. I will contact families regarding this support by the end of September.

In the meantime, you can prepare your child for these busy first weeks by establishing a consistent reading time at home. You can vary this time by having your child read to you or by reading to your child. Remember to have your child read books that are at a “just right” level. “Just right books” can be read easily, with fewer than 5 tricky words per page. Also check to make sure that your child understands the progression of the story. When reading at home, it is better to choose a book that is easier than harder for your child. so that reading time is fun and builds reading confidence. These practices will help to raise a child who chooses to read not just for school, but for enjoyment.

I look forward to checking in with my reading students! If you have any questions, please contact me at school.