Melody Rice                                  
mrice@falconridgecharter.org











EXPECTATIONS:

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



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WEEKLY VIRTUE:  Honesty - To tell the truth with sincerity and free from deceit.


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 the remaining categories.)

40 Addition:
  • Benjamin 
  • Logan
  • Addie
  • Tyson W.
  • Charlotte
  • JR
  • Joey
  • Kyndall
  • McKenna
  • Oakley
40 Subtraction:
  • Benjamin
  • Tyson W.
  • Logan
  • Kyndall
40 Multiplication:
  • Benjamin
40 Division:
  • Benjamin
  • Tyson W.
  • Benjamin
  • Oakley
  • JR
  • Logan
  • Charlotte

  • Benjamin
  • Charlotte
  • Oakley (S)
  • Logan (S)
  • Tyson W. (S)

  • Benjamin
  • Tyson W.
  • Logan 
  • Oakley
  • JR
  • Charlotte
  • Susie
  • Addie
Contractions A:
  • Benjamin
  • Addie
  • Tyson W.
  • JR
  • Oakley
  • Susie
  • Charlotte
  • Joey
  • Cadence
  • Savannah
  • Logan
  • Spencer
  • Kyndall
  • Isabel
  • Kellen
  • Roxy
  • Kohen
  • Tanner
  • Tyson A.
Contractions B:
  • Oakley
  • Tyson W.
  • Benjamin
  • Charlotte
  • Susie
  • JR
  • Cadence
  • Joey
  • Savannah
  • Spencer
  • Kyndall
  • Addie
  • Kellen
  • Isabel
  • Tyson A.
  • Tanner




                    


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Apr. 27th- Birthday Celebrations for April Birthdays.
Apr. 27th- Expressions Night! @ 7:00PM
May 9th- FIeld Trip to the Kuna High Ag Expo (Details later.)
May 16th - Field Trip to World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise (Details later.)

We started our IRI reading fluency testing April 18th.  We tested the students that have shown consistent fluency over 92 words a minute first.  For those students who are close to reaching this goal we will continue to work with them over the next few weeks before we test them.  Once ALL students have been tested you will find out your child's IRI score.

HOMEWORK:

Week of Apr.  23rd - 27th
Due Friday, Apr. 27th: 

1.  Nightly Reading I will no longer put a time limit on the requirement for this homework.  Please use your best judgement in what you think is necessary for your child.  (Students who can read really well may not need 20 min. nightly vs. students who are struggling readers.)  Nightly reading can come from a variety of resources and not just the baggy book.  Please have your child choose from any of the following, complete the reading, and then sign his/her book mark:

·   Baggy book
·   Fluency passage (only sent home with students reading below 92 wpm)
·   iPad/Kindle/tablet
·   library book
·   Reading websites such as: ReadWorks, Epic, etc.

2.  Daily Math Q4:5 – This is the math worksheet that is labeled Monday - Thursday.  I strongly encourage to have your child do only 1 column a night and not the entire paper in one day.

3.  Nightly Mad Minute Practice Students have their assigned Mad Minute in their homework folder in the plastic sheet protector.  Please have them work with this each night.  If you want, you can do 1-min. timings OR just have them practice all the facts.  Please sign the mad minute homework log each night so we know your child is working on his/her math.

4.  Spelling/Vocabulary Study Unit 6 Week 2  As usual, your child will have the weekly spelling and vocabulary words sent home each week.  Please find some time to study these words with your child.


LINKS:

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.)
Read Works - Enter the classroom code EC5RW5, find your name and click on it, enter the password 1234Please do NOT change the password.

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CLASSROOM GOAL(S):

BEHAVIOR GOAL:  To stay CALM and show patience.
We have been practicing what calm looks like, sounds like, and how to act to remain calm in the classroom.  We are trying to have each student remain calm in a variety of situations throughout our school day.  

READING GOAL:  To have everyone in our class meet our Spring reading fluency goal of 92wpm.  For those student who can already read above 92 words/minute the goal is to maintain this speed while also reading with expressionpacing, and phrasing.  

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

MATH GOAL:  To have the majority of our class pass off 2nd grade Addition facts at least once!  The goal for 2nd grade is 40 addition facts in a minute.....3X!


 Birthday Schedule:

 Month Celebration Date
Aug./Sept.  Friday, Sept. 29th
 Oct.Tuesday, Oct. 31st 
 Nov.Friday, Nov. 17th 
 Dec. Friday, Dec. 15th
Jan.  Friday, Jan. 26th
Feb. Wednesday, Feb. 14th 
 Mar.Friday, Mar. 23rd 
Apr. Friday, Apr. 27th 
 May/June/July Friday, May 18th

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.  NO cake or cupcakes will be allowed.  
 
 
PTO:

The PTO is back up and running!   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