Cursive Handwriting Practice
As we near the third quarter, the second grade class will begin their study of the cursive alphabet. An example of this alphabet will be sent home this week (January 22-26). Please feel free to refer to this guide as your child learns new cursive strokes and letter formations.
School Chapel Service
January 25, 2017
On Thursday, January 25, the school children will gather in the church for our monthly chapel service. An envelope will be sent home if you would like to send an offering for missions.
Let us worship and praise our loving Lord! The worship service begins at 8:10 a.m. All are welcome to attend!
Fun with the Facts in Second Grade!
Week of January 22-26
It is time for the second graders to practice math facts on their math wheels! We are working on addition facts in our classroom, so I am encouraging the children to "think through" the problems in their heads. We are using our number lines and linking cubes less and less! Please encourage your child to spend 10-15 minutes, four times a week, practicing these facts with you. I will send home the appropriate fact cards to be studied for the week. Thanks for your help!
WORD A DAY: A FUN AND ENGAGING VOCABULARY PROGRAM!
A NEW SCHEDULE WAS SENT HOME LAST WEEK (JANUARY 15-19), AND THE FIRST PRESENTATION WILL START ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 19! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
The first and second grade class have begun a vocabulary program called Word A Day. Here is how it works. Each school day a new word is assigned to one student in the class. He or she will bring home the Word A Day bag containing a notebook, a student dictionary and an index card revealing the chosen word of the day. The child is encouraged to find the word in the student dictionary or on the Internet. Next, he or she will write a "child friendly" meaning of the word and provide a picture in the drawing space of the notebook. This picture can be hand drawn or printed from another source. Also, the child is asked to show and tell" the meaning of the word to the class the following day through the use of a visual, such as a small model of the word, stuffed toy or craft project. Creativity is welcomed!
MRS. DORN'S CLASSROOM SINGS IN JANUARY
The first and second grade class will sing in the 8:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, January 28. Please place this date on your calendar, as we hope your child will be able to join us! Sing to the Lord a new song of praise!
BOOK IT! 2017-2018
The January Book-It goal encourages your child to read 20 minutes, five times per week. The children will receive a reading award certificate to visit a local Pizza Hut. While there, they will receive a reading journal to track their progress throughout the program months. They will also enjoy a FREE personal pan pizza to celebrate their reading achievement.