I emailed out our field day schedule. Field day is 9:15-11:30 and Field day lunch is at 12:36- (probably the front porch but just ask the office as we will tell them where we are having lunch).
We had a busy week of learning and lots of fun with all of the rewards from the very successful FUN RUN fundraiser. The FUN RUN will take place during 2 back to back rotations. Next week we have another reward of board game day on Friday.
Remember to send back your conference forms and sign up for a parent conference if you want one next week (see email). Reminder no school on Monday or Tuesday!
1) A Note from the vice principal about upcoming COGAT testing:
All students in 2nd grade will be taking an assessment activity called the COGAT during the week of October 15-19.
Although the name CogAT means Cognitive Ability Aptitude Test, it is not a pass fail test. It is a tool to drive best practice in instruction and screen for potential placement in special programs such as gifted services. The data available helps identify strengths and also areas for growth.
The COGAT will be given on the computer. Each student will need earbuds or headphones. While we have headphones for students to use, if they do not already have a set at school, they might feel more comfortable bringing a pair of their own.
Their is no studying or preparation they need for this assessment. We will spend approximately 45 minutes for two days on this assessment with breaks embedded.
Please email me if you have any additional questions or concerns.
2) At Home Learning directions- I sent home directions in last week's Tuesday folder for logging into Google Classroom at home. Please save that login card somewhere safe, as we are using it all year. If you need the information again, just email me. I will post the generic login information on my website, if you need it. Your child should start remembering their number and password hopefully soon, as they use it in the classroom too.
3) At Home Learning opportunities (OPTIONAL but encouraged- students can do in computer lab if they didn't do at home):
a) math activity will be loaded weekly. I have several weeks loaded now, so they will post automatically once per week (Fridays).
b) reading log- can be recorded on Google Classroom document. Students who read each week will get a star card reward ticket (they earn for various things in the classroom and can save up to buy prize box items).
c) spelling- I will send home an extra copy of spelling words home. If you want to practice words with your child, I will post some ideas for practice on my website and in google classroom (see Homework section of my website).
October 5- Field Day
October 8- Staff Development (no school for students)
October 9- Parent Conferences- email coming with sign up later (no school for students)
October 11 - Picture Day
October 12- BOARD GAME DAY (end of day)
October 16-17- COGAT Testing (probably from 10-11:30 each day).
October 31- 2nd Grade Field Trip to Inner Space Caverns
November 8- 2nd Grade Veterans Program (evening performance- 6:15p.m.)
Math- We are learning about 2 digit addition and beginning a pre-assessment on telling time.
Language arts- We are learning about nonfiction text features and how to write expository stories on a topic that interests each student.
Social Studies - We are learning about being good citizens.
Science- We are learning about matter and conducting experiments.
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