Our class has been focusing on growth mindset this year. Recently, I’ve heard some students with self doubt about their ability to learn new information. For that reason, we revisited the idea of growth mindset this week. Growth mindset is just a different way of thinking. Instead of believing that you’re either good at something or not, it’s the belief that with practice and perseverance, you can do it!
Along with the information that your child brought home on growth mindset, feel free to learn more about it by watching the videos below.
We have also been discussing the “incredible power of yet.” This simply means that just because we cannot do something yet, it does not mean we will never be able to do it. Instead of saying things like, “I’m not good at poetry.” I am encouraging students to add yet to the end of their statements and instead say, “I’m not good at poetry, yet.”
As you know, we have currently been talking about addition with and without regrouping in math class. This is a fun song that we made to help students remember how to add two numbers with and without regrouping. Make sure that your child shows you the hand motions that go with it! (I apologize in advance for it getting stuck in your head! :P)
Our class will be sponsoring an eight year old boy for Christmas. You may wish to purchase something for him that you think an eight year old would enjoy. We also have a wish list of some items he needs and would like for Christmas. Please send all items into school unwrapped.
I plan to update my blog daily with gifts that have been purchased for our child. You can also look for updates in our homework folders on Fridays. If you would like to purchase a specific item off the list, feel free to send me a quick note to check if someone else has already purchased it. If no one has then I will reserve that item for you, if you desire.
Any money that is collected will be compiled to purchase remaining items off his wish list. Thank you for helping to make this a merry Christmas for him.
Wish List of Needs:
Sweatshirt (size 10) Tracksuit
Shirts (size 10) Long sleeve blue shirt
*Pants (size 10) Blue pants, black athletic pants, blue athletic pants
*Socks (winter socks- shoe size 3) White long socks, 6 pack novelty socks, 6 pack socks
Wish List of Wants:
PJ Mask Toys and Games Tree Ornament, Gekko-Mobile, Bath set
Paw Patrol Toys and Games- Zuma Hovercraft, Zuma Character
Balls of any kinds
Trucks with sounds – Monster Jam Truck
Light Up Tops
Books (Kindergarten, special needs level)
Paw Patrol, PJ Masks
Books with sound
Coloring/Activity Books- Spider Man and Hot Wheels
*You may also send in small items to be used as stocking stuffers
I cannot believe that it is already November! Due to conferences and our Thanksgiving break, our spelling test schedule will be different this month. Please use the calendar as a reference for when students will be receiving their new words and the date of each spelling test. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grandparents’ Day is Sunday, September 8th. Our classes would like to celebrate this special day by inviting our grandparents to join us for a special “tea” in the classroom.
Where: Mrs. Henn’s room, 107
When: Monday, September 9th
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Grandparents will be invited to tour the classroom, listen to a story, help their grandchild with a craft, and enjoy some light refreshments. This is a great day to celebrate grandparents and all the wonderful things they do!
Important: Grandparents, please plan to arrive early. All guests MUST provide a photo ID to enter the school!
*If your child does not have grandparents to invite, or any that live close by, they may invite another family member/friend from that generation. Sorry parents! We’ll invite you in another time!
If you child’s grandparent(s) would like to attend, please remember to send in the bottom half of the paper that went home on Tuesday by Wednesday, September 4th. If you need another paper, feel free to email me or write a note with your child.
We had a fantastic first day of school! It was so great meeting all of the new second graders! Everyone did such a great job at school today. We got to know each other a little more, learned our school and classroom rules, and learned more about being in second grade! Tomorrow, your child will meet his/her language arts teacher and their math teacher for our first unit.
Thank you for all of the generous donations to our classroom!
Parents, please take a minute to complete our quick Second Grade Survey if you have not already done so. The survey allows all of the second grade teachers to have a little more information about you and your child. You can access the survey here. Thank you for your time!
I cannot wait for our second day of second grade! As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!