Welcome to Second grade!
Second grade is an opportunity for your child to develop confidence, problem-solving skills, independence, and stamina. It is important to continue supporting your child's reading by listening to YOUR CHILD read as well as your child listening to YOU read. Be sure to talk about the books after reading. Questions like: Who was the main character? What was the problem in the story? What facts did you learn about this topic? How did the author get you interested in reading this book? are ways you can gauge your child's understanding of what was read.
Your child will bring home a folder daily. Please go through the folder and return any paperwork/homework that is needed the next day. Although we do not have many worksheets, please talk with your child about what they learned at school each day. Great questions to ask include: What read aloud book did you enjoy the most? What book is your guided reading group working on? What kind of writing are you working on right now? What math game did you play? Did you learn a new math problem-solving strategy? What science experiment did you try? What are your learning in social studies?
What about homework? In second grade, students are expected to read at home 15 or more minutes each night. You will also need to practice the weekly spelling words. You can access these from my website or request a paper copy. Additionally, home links for math will be sent home on a weekly basis. Your child is also encouraged to access the websites from any of the links associated with my webpage. You can access that at ctesmeacham.weebly.com
Chouteau uses PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) as a guideline for classroom behaviors. Students have opportunities to earn DOJO points on a daily basis. These accrue over time and then may be redeemed for rewards.
Breakfast is provided for students each morning beginning at 8:20. Students have the choice of 2 entrees, yogurt, or peanut butter and jelly for lunch or you may bring your lunch from home. If you are planning to bring treats for your child's birthday, please remember they must be store-bought.