Melody Rice                                  
mrice@falconridgecharter.org











EXPECTATIONS:

1.  Click here to know what your child should be able to do before starting 2nd grade!

2.  Standards your child will learn and practice in 2nd grade:
       MATH
      ELA (Reading, Writing, Language, & Speaking)

3.  Click here to know what your child should be able to do by the END of 2nd grade.


WEEKLY VIRTUE:  
Kindness - The act of being friendly, generous, and considerate to others.

Our 2nd grade class poem...which we will need to have memorized...is a great start to learning and talking about kindness.  


2nd Grade Hall of Fame:

The following students have passed off these categories for our 2nd grade Hall of Fame!  Wow!  Aren't they awesome?!  Great job guys and gals!  
(Remember students must first pass off 40 addition 3x before they can move on to ANY of the remaining categories.)

40 Addition
Georgie
Luis
Leo
Zak
Ben G.
Garrett H.
Tripp
Henry
Bowen
Makaio
Paityn
Xzander
Hannah

40 Subtraction
Leo
Paityn
Henry

40 Multiplication

40 Division





DONATIONS:
                    
This year I would like to implement a STEM rotation in our centers.  In order to do this, it requires materials.  In addition, many of the supplies for STEM would also work for various art projects we could do.  If you have any of these you can donate at anytime throughout the year we would LOVE it and put it to good use!  Thanks in advance.
  • cupcake liners
  • rubber bands
  • Popsicle sticks
  • tape
  • cotton balls
  • plastic cups
  • Styrofoam cups
  • magnets
  • paper plates
  • q-tips
  • tooth picks
  • straws
  • coffee filters
  • envelopes
  • brown paper bags
  • yarn
  • string
  • paper bowls
  • tin foil
  • glitter
  • google eyes
  • toilet paper rolls (empty)
  • paper towel rolls (empty)
  • beads
  • white watercolor paper
  • playdough (bought or made)
  • pipe cleaners
  • tissue paper
  • old legos, k'nex, other building blocks THAT YOU DO NOT WANT RETURNED.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
The Yearbook Art Cover Contest is due this Friday, Dec. 7th.  

Students will be taking the monthly iStation test this week in their Computer class.  

MAP testing for Winter will start next week.  Students have 3 MAP tests to take (Reading, Math, and Language).  Please encourage your child to do his/her best on all these upcoming tests. Also, your support from home to make sure your child is well-rested and well-fed during these test weeks does help their performance here at school.  :)  

DATES to KNOW:
  
Thurs. Dec. 6th - Spelling Test for U2W2
Fri. Dec. 7th  - Homework Due
                      
Thurs. Dec. 13th - Spelling Test for U2W3
Fri. Dec. 14th  - Homework Due

Thurs. Dec. 20th - Spelling Test for U2W4
                             - Homework Due
                             - December Birthday Celebration
                             - Last school day of 2018!!

Fri., Dec. 21st - Fri., Jan. 4th - Christmas Break

First school day of the new 2019 year will be on Mon., Jan. 7th.  Remember this is a short day with dismissal at 1:30.  :)


HOMEWORK: Unit 3 Week 2 Spelling & Q2:4 Math

Due Dates:  
  • Reading book/bookmark - Daily M-TH
  • Mad Min. - Daily M-F
  • Weekly Math - Fridays 
  • Folder - Daily M-F
Homework is as follows:
  • 20 min. reading (baggie book, digital book, library book, online reading assignments, and/or fluency passages all count!)
  • Daily Math Homework
  • Daily Mad Minute practice 
  • Study Spelling & Vocabulary lists (tests are every Thursday)
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2nd Grade Specials Schedule:



LINKS:

Prodigy - class code is C41DCB.  Students should have individual usernames and passwords.
IXL (Select students ONLY for this website.  Parents have been emailed with their child's login information if your child has access to this program.)
Epic - Enter the classroom code kxz8981, find your name and click on it, enter your personal password (your desk number TWO TIMES.  ex.  #1 would be 0101 #27 would be 2727).  Please do NOT change the password.
Read Works - Enter the classroom code EC5RW5, find your name and click on it, enter the password 1234Please do NOT change the password.
Scholastic    (use code NB4LF to order online anytime!  By doing so, we earn classroom dollars through Scholastic.  In 2nd grade students pick up reading very quickly and we go through A LOT of chapter books!  All classroom dollars we earn through your purchases on Scholastic go to purchasing new (or replacement) books your students want to read!)  


CLASSROOM GOAL(S):

Reading Fluency:  
Fall Goal (September): 54wpm
Winter Goal (January): 77wpm
Spring Goal (April-May): 92wpm
FRPCS Spring Goal (May): 111wpm

Math Fluency:
Fall Goal (September): 25 Addition Facts/min.
Winter Goal (January): 40 Addition Facts/min.
Spring Goal (May): 40 Addition Facts passed off 3x
FRPCS Spring Goal (May): 40 Addition & Subtraction Facts passed off 3x


Birthday Schedule:

 Month Celebration Date



 Dec. Friday, Dec. 20th
Jan.  Thursday, Jan. 31st
Feb. Thursday, Feb. 14th
 Mar.Friday, Mar. 22nd
Apr. Friday, Apr. 26th 
 May/June/July Friday, May 24th

2nd grade birthday celebrations will be held on the above dates from 1:45 - 2:00.  If you choose to bring treats, please have them at school by Noon.  Please remember to bring the same treat/item for each student.  Treats will need to be pre-cut and/or wrapped.  Please do not send anything that will need to be eaten with utensils/plates/bowls/etc.  We do not have access to plates, forks, knives, etc.  
 
 
PTO:

We really appreciate all the hard work our PTO does for us so if you can find time in your busy schedule to step up and volunteer I know we (as a school) would be very excited!  Visit their website: PTO or email the PTO at PTO.FRC@gmail.com