May 25

Summer Slide

Some of you may have heard of the summer reading slide while that may be a completely new term for some of you. The summer reading slide is the idea that students that do not continue to practice reading or math facts tend to lose about two months worth of instruction. However, there are many ways we try to combat this issue. Students will be coming home with a summer folder that details more information on the summer slide as well as some activities that they can complete.
Below are a few links if you would like to learn more about the summer slide. My favorite source of information about the summer reading slide and all things reading. Scholastic’s Summer Reading Report Scholastic- Do Kids Really Experience a Summer Slide? Avoid the Summer Brain Drain! Easy Ways to Build Your Child’s Reading Skills
May 24

Field Day Reminder

Just a reminder that field day is next Friday, May 31st.

-Wear the color shirt assigned to your child.
-Wear comfortable clothes and dress in layers.
-Put on sunscreen at home.
-Bring a water bottle or 2 (one for morning and one for afternoon).
-Eat a healthy breakfast to have energy!

May 23

Second Grade End of Year Celebration

This year we have decided to do a joint second grade end of year celebration. Each class broke into teams to plan different aspects of our end of year celebration. Mrs. Nelson’s class chose the lunch menu for the day, Mrs. Swavely’s class chose the crafts for the day, and our class chose the games for the day.

Crafts- Marshmallow and Toothpick Houses and Friendship Bracelets

Games- Minute to Win It Games and Drip, Drip, Splash

We have previously sent home the Sign Up Genius and most items and volunteer spots have been picked up. If you would like to see if there is anything else available to donate, please use the link below. Thank you so much for making this year such a wonderful year!