Melody Rice                                  
mrice@falconridgecharter.org











EXPECTATIONS:

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



SCHOLASTIC:

Order from Scholastic anytime by ordering online!  If you would like to order online, please use the online 2nd Grade class code NB4LF.  If you prefer, you can send in a check (please no cash) made payable to Scholastic Book Orders along with the order form.  

WEEKLY VIRTUE:  Respect

WEEKLY FOCUS:

Please click on the link below to access the weekly focus of what we are learning in 2nd grade.  The most current week will always be at the top of this list:

Week 9 - Oct. 16th - 20th
Week 8 - Oct. 2nd - 6th
Week 7 - Sept. 25th - 29th
Week 6 - Sept. 18th - 22nd
Week 5 - Sept. 11th - 15th
Week 4 - Sept. 5th - 8th
Week 3 - Aug. 28th - Sept. 1st
Week 2 - Aug. 22nd - 25th

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
40 Subtraction:
  • Benjamin
  • Tyson W.
40 Multiplication:

40 Division:

Continents & Oceans:

Synonyms & Antonyms:

  • Benjamin





                    


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS have been submitted.  Thanks to all who ordered.  I will send out another book order in November....after Halloween.  

The BOOK IT Pizza Hut Reading program has started!   Download and print the reading calendar here so you can begin tracking your child's reading.  

If you have not already done so, please log on to your parent account for KAHN Academy and add me as a "coach" for your 2nd grade child.  Under the coach tab you will need to add my email address: mrice@falconridgecharter.org.  If you cannot remember your own log in user name send me an email.  I have parent user names but do not have parent passwords.  


CLASSROOM GOAL(S):

GOAL:  TO CREATE A CLASSROOM OF RESPECT THROUGH KINDNESS
We have started to realize that a quite, respectful, and friendly classroom is more enjoyable to be in all day.  Yet, we forget and are sometimes loud, bossy, talkative, or rude.  We would like to work on showing helpfulness by letting each student worry about himself.  We would like to work on respect by acting the way I would like to have the room (if I like it quiet, I will be quiet.)  We would like to work on be kind by making new friends and speaking/acting kindly with them.

READING GOAL:  TO HAVE THE MAJORITY OF OUR CLASS BE FLUENT READERS.  (Expression, Pacing, and Phrasing are areas we are focusing on right now.)

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

MATH GOAL:  TO HAVE THE MAJORITY OF OUR CLASS PASS OFF THEIR 2ND GRADE ADDITION MAD MINUTE FACTS AT LEAST ONCE!

DON'T FORGET:

Are you checking Family Link?  If not, make it a habit to check your child's grades.  Another great resource to getting a glimpse into how your child is doing in class is to take time to look over the papers he/she brings home.  :)  

CHALLENGE(S):

#1. Can you spell "blind pig" in two letters?  Write your answer on a post-it note, an index card, a scrap of paper, and turn it in to Munch Munch at school.  Don't forget to make sure your name is on it!   Congratulations to Kohen who was the first (and only one) who has taken this challenge!  Way to go Kohen you got it correct.  :)

#2. Memorize our 2nd grade class poem.  As you work with your child talk with them about what some of the words/phrases mean.  

WHAT'S NEW?:

This year, as a school, we are using a website called MySchoolBucks  This is the same website we have been using in the past for parents to pay for lunches.  This service will now allow parents to pay for yearbooks, field trips, pictures, etc. online!  Yay!  We will no longer accept cash for items such as these (including lunches/milks).  Checks will still be accepted.  More detailed information will be coming so "stay tuned!"  If you have any login questions please contact the FRPCS office.  


 Birthday Schedule:

 Month Celebration Date
Aug./Sept.  Friday, Sept. 29th
 Oct.Friday, Oct. 27th 
 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.  
 
LINKS:
Lexile Number (Use this website to get ideas of which books your student is ready to read!)
 
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