Teacher: Mrs. Karen Occhialini
Aide: Mrs. Cheryl Ferreira
Hello Families! *******WE HAVE BEGUN OUR 20/20 CLUB!! I will send home the monthly calendar for you to keep and initial the 20 days your child has read. When your child has reached the twenty day mark, send the calendar back to me and your child will receive a special sticker and they get a chance to spin for a win! Prizes include a Scholastic Club book, lunch with Mrs. Occhialini, 10 minutes of free time, Prize box pick, etc…
If you have a reluctant reader, try sharing the reading. You take a page, followed by your child reading a page.
Try books about subject matter that your child enjoys. If you need help, please call on me for suggestions. And remember, if its too hard of a text, chances are you will NOT be fostering a love for books! We want our children to love to read, so its OK to keep the book simple, as long as there is variety (not the same book every day).
Not sure if the book may be too difficult??? Try this: Listen to your children read a page in the book. If you can count five mistakes (Not including names of places or people which can still be tricky for most 2nd graders) chances are that the book is too hard and consider a different text.
The same goes for books that may be too easy. If your child is flying through the pages, feel free to challenge them with a longer chapter book.
Long-term Projects :Starting Next Week…Due Date Wednesday, December 20th.
Ancestor Project and Presentation- Hi Families! starting next week, and for the next three weeks the kids will be working at home on their special projects. There are three choices (Choose only one from packet) for the project …pretty simple just follow directions and short presentation the day they bring it back to school DECEMBER 20th. (Nothing fancy..just some notes on index cards about the work they did.)
I will be sending home instructions next Monday December 4th. The students will not have any other homework during the weeks leading up to the Christmas break…just this fun project!
PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS PROJECT FOR YOUR CHILD!!!! I’m not looking for perfection!!! AND I CAN TELL WHEN A PARENT HAS DONE MOST OF THE WORK (:
If you have any questions, just reach out.
Grade 2 Wish List
We can always use hand wipes for after snack and recess.
There are NO regular homework assignments. Students will be working on their Ancestor Projects that are due on Wednesday, December 20th. If there is work going home, it is unfinished classwork and is expected to be turned in the following day.
Per school policy, homework is not given on Fridays so that weekends can be devoted to God and family.