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Welcome to 2nd grade!
 I am excited to spend the 2017 - 2018 school year with your student.
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September 11th Weekly Update

It was a great week last week!  After an unexpected and emotional time off of school, the students came back and never missed a beat.  I'm proud of how well they readjusted back to school, and am looking forward to our first FULL week of school!
This week:
Reading - We will begin laying the foundation for reading comprehension.  
                 Students will learn to visualize what they read as well as stopping  
                 and thinking about what they just read.  
Writing-  Students will starting brainstorming ideas for their small moments
                narrative writing. 
Spelling - Our first spelling test is THIS Friday.  The words are 
family, after, little, cat, glad, wag, scab, jam, fast, slap, fish, chin, kid, zip, swing, pit, twig, stick, king, mist
Science -  We will discuss safety and learn about physical properties
Social Studies- The class will what is a citizen and how to be a good citizen
Math -  We have started the year by reviewing addition and subtraction strategies.  This week will begin with fact families and part / part / whole models.  Our first math test will be NEXT week, but will be mainly word problems.  SO the big focus this week will be UNDERSTANDING word problems.  We will focus not necessarily on the numbers in the problem, but the WHY of solving the problem.  
Also, please begin practicing math facts at home.  We will have TIMED fact proficiency tests for a grade starting the 2nd nine weeks.  Students need to know their facts pretty quickly.  
  • Red folders have been going home.  Please check daily and sign each day.  Any marks received will be communicated via this method.
  • Picture day is THURSDAY, September 14th. Please let me know if you have sent in money and I will make sure I have it.    
  • Parent Orientation is THURSDAY, September 21st from 5:30 - 6:30
  • We have PE on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

September 5th Weekly Update

 Dear Parents, 
Welcome "back to school" tomorrow!  I am eager to get back in the classroom and see my sweet students!  Rest assured, we will ease back into the swing of things and make sure we review procedures, etc.   That means there will not be homework or spelling this week.  We are going to pick up right where we left off, and we will not be in "behind mode". 
What is going on this week in class:
Reading: We will be learning how to pick just right books, and learning what we do during our workshop time.
Writing:  We will be journaling, and collecting ideas that we might be able to write a story about.
Math: We will be reviewing concepts from first grade, and we will practice working in our stations.
Social Studies: We will create our classroom creed.
Science: We will discuss all the jobs of a Scientist.
Here are a couple of reminders
  • Have your student bring a substantial snack.  We eat late and had some hungry tummies! 
  • Doors open at 8:10 and we will meet in the gym
  • We have PE tomorrow
Please let me know if you have any questions!  Also, please be sure to subscribe to my webpage.  I will make updates online frequently. 
Have a great evening!  
Amy Collier

Quick update for 1st week of school

Thank you to everyone that came to Meet the Teacher!  It was wonderful meeting all of you and I know it will be a fantastic year.  Just some quick information for this week:
1.  We have PE on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. (Music on Wednesday)
2.  Our lunch is 12:40, so please pack a substantial snack!  
3.  Water bottles are ok to bring as long as there is a lid. 
4.  Please attach the "salmon" colored transportation card to your child's
     backpack so we can get them home correctly! (You either received it in the
     mail or at meet the teacher)
I look forward to the upcoming year.  Please let me know if you have any questions!