Welcome to Ms. Craig's 2nd Grade Class Website
Welcome to second grade! I am excited about this school year. I know I have a great group of kids this year, and I look forward to meeting and working with each of you. In this letter I would like to inform you of my basic classroom rules and procedures that we will follow this year. In order to have the educational environment necessary for learning, the following classroom rules have been established. These rules may change somewhat throughout the school year as a result of class meetings in which student input is welcomed in creating new rules to meet our changing needs.
Our Classroom Rules:
Follow directions the first time they are given.
Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak.
Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.
Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
Always be kind.
Every day the students will be challenged to do their personal best. In order to facilitate enforcement of the classroom rules, I will use Class Dojo. The students will have a chance to collect points on a daily basis. A Class Dojo parent letter will go home explaining how we will use the point system in our classroom. Students will receive a behavior assignment that will need to be completed, signed by a parent/ guardian and returned the following school day. At the end of each term (nine weeks), the weekly conduct grades will be averaged and recorded on your child’s report card.
Students are also rewarded for appropriate classroom behavior. Students will receive daily praise, positive notes sent home in their agenda books, treasure chest, homework passes, Fun Friday and classroom celebrations.
Each Monday students will receive their homework folders. The homework folder will include a weekly guideline on what needs to be completed throughout the week. The homework folders are due every Friday. Although folders will not be checked until Friday, students will be required to bring the folders to school every day. Please encourage your child to be accountable and keep up with his/her folder. Each student is required to read every night for 30 minutes. Homework should take no more than 45 minutes a night, spending 30 minutes on reading and 15 minutes on math. Homework is not an option but a requirement and is used as a reinforcement of focus skills that we will learn for the week. If students fail to turn in homework folders or leave them home on the due day (Friday) student will be required to complete the homework folder during fun Friday as a consequence.
Friday folders will be sent home every Friday. The Friday folders will consist of graded class work, test, and conduct grades. Friday folders are due every Monday. Students are allowed to keep all graded assignments home, however, parents will need to sign and return the grade sheet along with the Friday folders every Monday.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child. There is a lot to learn and tons of fun to experience. I know that we will have a great school year. You are always welcomed to visit or volunteer in the classroom (please make sure you have a volunteer form on file for 2016-2017 school year). If you have any questions or concerns please contact me by telephone, email, note, agenda book or request a conference. Also please visit the classroom website for upcoming classroom events.
Second Grade Teacher
Please check the class dojo everyday to see how your child is doing in class. You can download the Class Dojo App and use the code that was sent home for your child. If you have questions or concerns about your child's behavior please call or email me as soon as possible.
Homework should only take 45 minutes every night.
Students should spend
- 10-15 minutes on Spelling
- 1 minute reading the Fry word list
- 10-15 minutes on Math Worksheet
- 1 minute on the math drill sheet
Students should read every night for 30 minutes. Students can read a story or listen to a story.