Hi Parents and Families of Room 203!
Can you believe our first week of school is already over?! It has been very busy, but it has been great getting to know your kids! So far we have been getting back into the swing of being back in school and getting acquainted with our classmates.
Blue communication folders will go home with students daily along with their agendas. These will have grades and other important papers for you to see.
Yesterday, we spoke in class about homework for this year as it will be a bit different from 1st grade. Please see the below outline of our homework for the year. (Note: This message is also posted on my blog if you need future reference.) Raz-Kids logins will be coming soon!
Each student is responsible for writing down important notes and homework assignments in their agenda daily. Second graders should spend 30 minutes on homework each school night. Below is a guideline for homework that we will use for the entire school year.
15 minutes of time should be spent reading – your student can read books OR use the website RAZ Kids (this login information will be provided soon)
The other 15 minutes should be spent completing ONE of the following activities:
-practice addition and subtraction facts up to 20 (you can purchase flashcards at the dollar store if needed)
-use the website Study Island (this login information will be provided soon) for math practice
-free writing; at least 5 sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation
-sometimes your student will be assigned a project, so working on projects will be an option from time to time
-sometimes your student will bring a worksheet home for additional practice or review
A student is welcome to do more than the required 30 minutes, choosing additional options from above. Please let me know if you have any questions!
I will do my best to keep my blog updated to keep you informed of what is going on in our classroom. You can find it at blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/kachevalier by clicking on this link or by going on Colonial Trail’s website.
I also wanted to make you all aware of a big event happening in my life. Your students may have already come home with the information, but I will be getting married at the end of this month (September 22nd) – yay! My new last name will be Henley, but you all (and your kiddos) can call me by either name! My email will stay email@example.com all year.
Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions about things as they come up this school year.