Ms. LaSalle's Second Grade - mslasallessecondgrade
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Weekly SKills - 11/4
er, ir, ur
Singular and plural nouns
Review : Nouns, Proper Nouns
Math : Quarterly Exam
8:40 Morning Message
9:15 English Language Arts
A Day Technology w/Mrs. Taylor
B Day Music w/Ms. Hamric
C Day P.E. w/Mr. Munce
D Day Art w/Mrs. Deschamps
Welcome to Second Grade!
I believe that parents should be informed of their child's educational journey, and hope that you will play an active role in helping your child strive to his/her greatest potential. Thank you in advance for all of your support and encouragement at home, as you are your child's greatest role model and teacher on a daily basis.
Behavior Management & Positive Reinforcement
I am a strong believer that children who receive consistent support, guidance, and positive reinforcement in a structured environment will instinctively learn how to make good choices for themselves. Young children rely on adults around them to model appropriate social behaviors as well as how to make good choices that will affect their day to day success. In this regard, I will always treat your child fairly and with the utmost respect as he/she grows and learns to make their own choices. As we know, children will often times say or do something that is not appropriate and I will guide their decision making with positive reinforcement. The behavior management system I use fosters the ability for a child to take ownership of his/her own choices. If a child is unable to manage the classroom rules and expectations then he/she will receive a verbal warning, then 2 pink cards (visual reminders to remain on task). In the event these reminders are not enough, your child will receive a "Red Chip" which is a "Better Choice Chip". Once received, your child will be responsible during recess to write a reflection paper that explains the poor choice and what more appropriate choice could be made in the future. This reflection paper will go home for the parent to sign and must be returned. It is my hope that over time, students will learn to accept responsibility for their words and actions the first time and consider the consequences when they choose a less appropriate behavior. It is my belief that children want to be successful and will more often than not choose to make good choices for themselves. I am committed to helping my students achieve their highest potential while at the same time offering a consistent safe environment for all children to feel accepted and respected.
Please send your child to school dressed according to the weather for that day. Some children are not adequately prepared for the outdoor weather especially being in between seasons at this time. Please make sure your child has a warm sweater or jacket to wear so that he/she may enjoy recess outside. We know that children need recess time to rejuvenate their bodies and brains for utmost learning, and your assistance in this area is greatly appreciated.
Calendar of Events
11/11 Veteran's Day no school.
11/12 PTO Meeting @ 6:30PM
11/13 School Council @ 3:15PM
11/21 Wood School Art Show @ 6:30PM
11/25 & 11/26 Half-day Parent Teacher Conferences
11/27 Half day, no lunches served
11/28-12/1 Thanksgiving Break
Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday and is due the next school day. All homework is an extension of what was learned that day in class and should be completed by the student with just minimal guidance from an adult at home. Homework will consist of spelling/grammar and math. Additionally, it is expected that each child is practicing their weekly math facts each night throughout the school year.
Please note that paper flash cards go home weekly and are lettered A-Z. Once we have completed all addition facts we will begin subtraction facts. All children should be reading as much and as often at home on a regular basis. Because homework is a necessary component that helps support learning at home, I appreciate all of your time and effort that will ensure your child's success.
****Also, please note that unfinished classwork goes home to be completed for homework with the parent's support.
Links to Useful Websites
Lexia is a reading program that is being used in Grades K-5. It supports reading acquisition, helps to prevent reading failure, and remediates those students having reading difficulties. It is recommended that your child have an opportunity to use the Lexia software program at home for twenty minute sessions a few times per week. It is expected that this extra practice time in addition to school time use will have a positive impact on students' reading performance. To sign into Lexia your child's username will be their first name and first initial of their last name. You will need to go to "Links to Useful Websites" and download from the "Lexia Reading Student Software Downloads" in the left column...The school code is 2488 0358 0828 5319. Please feel free to e-mail me or contact me during school time, if you are experiencing difficulty accessing this site.
Calendar & Forms
12/4/2013 8:47:21 AM