Daily Routine Monday - Name Collection Boxes Tuesday - Number Grid Puzzles Wednesday - What’s My Rule Thursday - Frames & Arrows Friday - Arrow Path Puzzles RULE Start End IN OUT
Everyday Mathematics is our math program. It emphasizes problem solving and number sense through practical applications. The program is based on a “spiral curriculum” design. Therefore, the program touches upon skills many times in many different ways. Please read the family letter sent home prior to the beginning of each chapter. Please save this for reference throughout the chapter.
Lunch Please pack nutritious foods Students should know their lunch numbers Students should keep their money in a wallet or change purse Please put names on lunch boxes Recess Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather During the winter, make sure students have labeled winter coats, gloves, hats, and scarves A child may miss recess due to homework and/or class work not being completed *If your child has received free/reduced lunch in the past, or if you are interested in free/reduced lunch for the current school year, please ask the office for a form. New forms need to be submitted each year. *Visit www.mylunchmoney.com to register your child and manage his/her lunch account online.www.mylunchmoney.com
Discipline If your child continuously breaks school rules, a “pink slip” will be sent home to notify you of the inappropriate behavior.
*ART* Please send smocks in as soon as possible if you have not already. *LIBRARY* Please return the library books each week. *Physical Education* Please wear sneakers and pants or shorts on gym days. Please do not wear jewelry on these days.
Science The second grade will begin a new science curriculum this year titled “Plant Growth and Development.” A second curriculum titled “Changes” will be used later in the year. The students will have an opportunity to learn about science through exploration, inquiry, and discovery with science kits and experiments. Scholastic News provides students with a way to keep up with current events.
Child’s Responsibility Parent’s Responsibility PLEASE check homework each night and sign the homework book after you have looked to see that the homework is completed. Your child should read every night, even if it is not written in the homework book. Math home links will be checked every day. Spelling packets will be collected and checked on Fridays.
Absences Due to recent state guidelines, a student is permitted no more than 10 absences in the course of one school year, as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Whenever your child is absent from school, an excuse note is required when he/she returns. Families have up to 3 school days to send in a note explaining their child’s absence in order for it to be counted as “excused.” Vacations will not be excused. If you are emailing an excuse note to your child’s teacher, please include the attendance clerk in your email. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org@nasd.k12.pa.us
FIELD TRIPS The Parent Faculty Club is generous enough to pay admittance for field trips. Extra money is occasionally needed to cover the cost of transportation. We will have several field trips this year. You will receive further information well in advance of the trip. Trips in the making: Dino Dig Stages of Imagination Animal Junction
As you leave, take a moment to see your child’s classroom. Please sign the sign-in sheet in your child’s classroom before leaving. Also, choose a time for parent- teacher conferences in November.