October News

We just got back from the Cowtown County Fair Day, and had a great day!  Thank you to all the parents who drove and helped chaperone the kids.  The weather cooperated, and we couldn't have had a nicer day. 

October is here, and the end of the quarter is just around the corner.  I am looking forward to meeting with all you parents to discuss both testing done in September and any progress monitoring done since then.  (We only do the Aimsweb Benchmark testing 3 times a year - September, January, and May, but we are attempting to keep track of how well the interventions we institute are doing, so we will be doing interim testing which is very short, but will give an idea of the students' progress.  We will be signing ILP's at that time if you haven't done it already.  Please have any questions you have for me ready. 

These kids are a fun group, and I'm enjoying our little chats! 

Spelling City

If you click on Links on the right side of this page, one of those will be to spellingcity.com.  This is a website where I put their spelling words.  Second graders can play games with their spelling words and have a lot of fun.  Log-in information is in their agendas.  From there you have to pick the list for the week.  It will be listed by the name of the story we are reading from the reading book. If your student doesn't remember, click on my classroom calendar (below Links). It will list the date we begin and end (test) a story for reading.  The spelling test will be on the same date as the reading test.  Starting out the year, it will be every 6 school days but will go to 5 as we get faster at our work so that we can finish all the stories in our book.

Student Information

Please check the documents section at the right.  I have uploaded a Student Information sheet. I would like all parents to fill out for me.  It is information I think may help me to teach your child more effectively.   Not all questions have to be filled out, only the ones you feel apply to your child.  I will get that printed off and send home with them in a day or two, but if it gets lost, you can download it and print it from here. And, of course, always feel free to call, email, text, or come in if you have anything else you would like to discuss.