I cannot believe it is already time for back to school shopping! School will be starting before we know it!
You will be receiving a back to school letter in the mail sometime in the next few weeks, but I figured some of you may be curious about the items you will need now.
The second grade teachers supply everything that your child will need. I have purchased a pencil pouch for each student and already filled it with 2 pencils, crayons, a glue stick, an eraser, a whiteboard marker and eraser, and a bookmark. We will supply all of the folders that your child will need.
This year you will need to supply a mask (or a few masks for your child) and earbuds or headphones.
Your child may also bring:
-pencils (they go through them so quickly!)
-erasers (same as above)
-a handheld pencil sharpener
-their own crayons, colored pencils or markers
If you’d like to make a classroom donation of-
-Clorox/Lysol wipes – to keep a clean, germ-free classroom!
-Ziploc Bags (snack, sandwich, quart, or gallon)
Please click here to complete the survey before the start of school. Thank you for your time!
Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment if you have any questions! I cannot wait to partner with you and your family this year!
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.