Sunday, September 16, 2018

School Back in Session

We will resume regular school hours beginning at 7:30am on Monday, September 17th. We will continue where we left off with our academic plans. 
I pray you and your families were safe during this time. See you soon!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Week of September 10th-14th

Thanks to all who came out for Open House as well as the First Friday Grandparent's breakfast. We enjoyed seeing you on both occasions.

Our first field study is scheduled for September 25th to the main branch of the Richland County Public Library. Please remember to sign and return the bottom portion of the field study form by September 17th. You may make payments online through Parent Portal.

Reading comprehension and vocabulary tests are given on Thursdays. Students are expected to read and answer the questions independently.

Graded papers and progress reports go home on Thursdays. Please review the papers then sign and return the entire packet in the blue folder.

~Skills/Units of Study
Story: Family Farms
Vocabulary: harvest, machines, crops, regrow, irrigate
Reading: Main Idea and Details
Language Arts: Short and Long a (a_e)
Grammar: Word parts (prefixes), Types of Sentences
Writing: Narrative
Math: Addition and Subtraction Strategies 
Science: Matter
Social Studies: Map Skills, Communities

~Related Arts
Monday: Day-Computer
Tuesday: B Day-PE
Wednesday: C Day-PE (Coach Jordan)
Thursday: D Day-STEAM Lab
Friday: E Day-Art

~Dates to Remember
September 10-Cookie Dough Fundraiser Due
September 17-Field Trip Form & Money Due
September 25-Library Field Study 
September 28-Early Dismissal @ 11:30am
September 29-Killian Family Fun Day

Friday, August 31, 2018

Week of September 3-7th

This week, we will continue with DRA testing. We will use the data from DRA and MAP testing to form reading groups specialized for each student. 

Students will begin taking reading books home this week. Please make sure they return the book daily in order to use it for class assignments. Vocabulary homework is usually assigned on Mondays and due on Thursdays. Students may use the homework journal to complete assignments and turn the notebook in on Thursdays.

Please plan to join us for Open House on Thursday, September 6th from 6-7:30. Information will be shared about classroom procedures and expectations as well as curriculum. 

Our first First Friday breakfast is Friday, September 7th. You may return the gold sheet sent home last Thursday indicating how many guests are planning to attend. Friday is also our first Parent Academy. Click here  for more details. 

 A field trip form went home Thursday in the blue communication folders. Included on the form was a list of all trips for the year with the cost. The field trips have been added to your child's account and may be paid through Parent Portal. Please return the completed form in your child's folder. Forms and payment should be in by September 17th. 

Don't forget to email me at fwatson@richland2.org so that I may have your most current email address for communications.

~Skills/Units of Study
Story: Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea
Vocabulary: share, enjoyed, wonderful, thinning, delighted, company
Reading: Plot (beginning, middle, end)
Language Arts: Short e, o, u
Grammar: Word parts (-ed), Types of Sentences
Writing: Narrative
Math: Addition and Subtraction Strategies 
Science: Matter
Social Studies: Map Skills

~Related Arts
Monday: Day-Media
Tuesday: D Day-STEAM Lab
Wednesday: E Day-Art
Thursday: F Day-Music
Friday: A Day-Computer

~Dates to Remember
September 3-NO SCHOOL (Labor Day) 
September 6-Open House
September 7-First Friday Breakfast 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Week of August 27-31st

WELCOME TO SECOND GRADE!!! We had a wonderful first three days of schools learning rules and procedures for the classroom and school. We will continue to practice rules and procedures and we begin a little curriculum this week.

We will start our beginning of the year testing this week with DRA and MAP. With the DRA test, I test each student individually to determine his/her reading level. The MAP test given on the computer. I will begin administering the DRA test Monday and MAP testing will be Wednesday and Thursday. 

Thank you for returning all paperwork from last week. If you have not done so, please return any forms you have ASAP. Also, please make sure you have updated your information on Parent Portal which includes the RUP. Your child will not be allowed to use the computer if it is not updated. 

You should have received an invitation for ClassTag. This is a means of communication I will use throughout the year. You may also send me a direct message via ClassTag. 

Click here to access the "Beginning of the Year" class letter. (A hard copy will also go home.) Please email me at fwatson@richland2.org so that I may add your current email address to my file. You may also subscribe to my blog in order to receive all updates.

~Skills/Units of Study
Story: David's New Friends
Vocabulary: groan, different, whisper, carefully, excited
Reading: Character and Setting
Language Arts: Short a, i
Grammar: Statements and Questions
Writing: Narrative
Math: Addition and Subtraction Strategies 
Science: Matter
Social Studies: Using Maps

~Related Arts
Monday: Day-STEAM Lab
Tuesday: Day-Art
Wednesday: F Day-Music
Thursday: A Day-Computer
Friday: B Day-PE

~Dates to Remember
August 29-MAP Testing (Reading)
August 30-MAP Testing (Math)
September 3-NO SCHOOL (Labor Day) 
September 6-Open House
September 7-First Friday Breakfast 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Week of June 4-8

WOW! I can not believe that we are at the last week of school! This year has flown by! I have seen great improvement in all the students from the beginning of the year until now. I truly appreciate all your assistance in helping me educate your child. THANK YOU!!!

We will have our Awards Day Ceremony for grades 2-4 on Tuesday, June 5 at 9am in the multi-purpose room. We will also have our end of the year classroom celebration Tuesday afternoon. (There is a list on ClassTag for items to bring.)

Wednesday, June 6th and Thursday June 7th are half days. We will dismiss at 11:30am and there is NO Boys and Girls Club on these two days. Please continue to read over the summer and enjoy your break!

~Related Arts
Monday: F Day-Music
Tuesday: Day-Computer
Wednesday: No Rotation
Thursday: No Rotation

~Dates to Remember 
June 5-Awards Day 9am
June 6-Early Dismissal
June 7-Early Dismissal/Last day of school

Friday, May 25, 2018

Week of May 28-June 1

We have been enjoying our Time for Kids articles as we review our reading skills and comprehension strategies. Look for more this week.

Library books were due Friday. If you have not returned them, please send them in ASAP so that you will not be billed for the books.

Please remember to update your registration information for next year via Parent Portal. You may Click Here to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Williams if you need assistance in person.


~Skills/Units of Study
Review Reading and Comprehension Skills
Math: Addition and subtraction strategies
Science: Animal Research Project
Social Studies:  Cultural Contributions

~Related Arts
Monday: NO School
Tuesday: Day-PE
Wednesday: C Day-Media
Thursday: D Day-STEAM Lab
Friday: E Day-Art

~Dates to Remember
May 28- NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day Observed)
June 5-Awards Day 9am
June 6-Early Dismissal
June 7-Early Dismissal/Last day of school

Friday, May 18, 2018

Week of May 21-25

We had a long week with grades 3-5 testing. Although we are not testing, our schedule if a little different during this time. The students did an awesome job adjusting to the modifications. We only have Tuesday of this week for testing.

We have completed all the stories in the reading text book. For the next few weeks, we will review reading strategies and comprehension skills. We will also read and analyze our Time for Kids Articles. Please continue to read at home daily.

The Buy One Get One Free Book Sale is this week. (You should have received a flyer.) Please send money in an envelop labeled with your child's name, my name, amount and book fair. I will send him/her down to may a purchase. Remember to include tax.

~Skills/Units of Study
Review Reading and Comprehension Skills
Math: Addition and subtraction strategies
Science: Animal Research Project
Social Studies:  Cultural Contributions

~Related Arts
Monday: Day-PE (Rad)
Tuesday: Day-STEAM Lab
Wednesday: E Day-Art
Thursday: F Day-Music
Friday: A Day-Computer

~Dates to Remember
May 22-State Testing (Grades 3-5)
May 28- NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day Observed)
June 6-Early Dismissal
June 7-Early Dismissal/Last day of school