All second-grade students will take two standardized tests this week. On Monday - Wednesday, we will take the CogAT. On Thursday and Friday, we will be taking the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) test. These two assessments will evaluate the intelligence and ability of our students. Please make sure your child gets to bed on time to get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast.
Attendance is important. We will be testing first thing in the morning. So please do not be late.
It is time to order class Wateree Shirts. Order forms were sent home in Friday Folders last week. Our class shirt color will be cherry red. Shirts cost $9.00, and orders are due by September 26. Order your shirt now.
Welcome again to all of my families. We are off to a great start with a busy first week of school. This week we will continue to learn routines as we start getting into the rhythm of our subjects and units. Your positivity about school around your child makes a big impact. We talked this week about perseverance in that we do not say "I can't" but say "I can't yet..." instead. Mistakes are good - it is how we learn. Please remember to help by reviewing homework and other work. Allow your child to be responsible for their learning too.
Reading daily is important for school success. Please check out Dr. King's previous message and link that he shared on Dojo. We will be doing a new type of reading log which will go home weekly instead of monthly. Instead of signing off a list of books, your child will need to read and fill out one box about the book that they read (which should only take a few minutes to do). Therefore, one paper will last all week - just one box each night, Monday - Thursday. Papers should be turned in on Friday morning. Please still read on the weekend, but your child will not need to complete any written work for it.
Wow, this school year will be here in just a few weeks! I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable summer. We are getting ready to start this year and look forward to meeting everyone soon. We will explore the adventures of learning with many fun projects and learning experiences. If you would like to learn a little about me, you may click the Meet the Teacher tab. If you have any concerns, please feel free to email me. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer break - we will see you soon.