Updated on Wednesday, September 4, 2019
I feel so blessed that we are all safe from Hurricane Dorian and can now resume class on Thursday, September 5th. I look forward to seeing all of my students smiling faces in the morning @ 7:30 a.m. I will collect August reading logs as soon as the students have had a chance to take "AR" test in class. Please have students begin loging new readings or pages read on September's reading log. Thanks for your support, Mrs. Fagan
Updated on Wednesday, August 28, 2019
No School on Monday, September 2, 2019 - Labor Day
New spelling words will go home on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Please help your child practice writing them correctly on paper and in complete sentences using capital letters at the beginning of the sentences and punctuation at the end of the sentences. No capital letters in the middle of the words please.Thanks for your support.
Updated on Tuesday, August 27, 2019
No School on Monday, September 2, 2019 - Labor Day
We are working on our third week of school and we are learning so much. We are working on fables and fairy tales. We are learning about the characters, settings, beginning, middle, and end of a story.
We are learning about finding the central message(main Idea) or moral of a story.
We are finishing up with science tools and moving into weather patterns.
We have been working on being a good citizen and exploring with maps.
We are working on place value using ones, tens, hundreds, and counting and writing our numbers to 1,000.
We will take our first spelling test this week. I give my test on Wednesdays or Thursdays and send new words home with students. We are still working on some computer issues. If you are having a problem signing on at home, then please send me a note or email so I can report the problem.
Please view, sign student planners everyday and return them to class daily. We use these in class everyday to write down (homework) home learning opportunities and other important informatation.
Updated on Monday, August 12, 2019
Our first day was amazing!
Student will begin checking out books from the library on Wednesday.
Speech and gifted classes will begin next week.
My class information was sent home today in a yellow folder. Please read, fill out information, and return as quickly as possible. School packets also went home today. Please fill out and return as soon as possible.
Updated on Friday, August 9, 2019
Welcome to Second Grade!
Students can begin eating breakfast at 7:10 a.m., enter the class @ the 7:30 a.m. bell and begin morning work. I take attendance @ 7:45 a.m. and begin teaching mighty math/kick start @ 7:45 a.m. If students enter class after this time, they are missing valuable instruction time. Please send students to school well rested and ready to learn daily. We have many exciting learning experiences to encounter before the end of this school term. I look forward to teaching my wonderful students daily !!! They Rock! Thank you for all you do to support your child with their educational adventure.
2019-20 Classroom Information (Click to open)
2019-2020 Supply List (Click to open)
2019-2020 Our Daily Schedule (Click to open)
I will also send home a paper copy of the above information.
Personal Snack - Students may bring a personal snack and drink with them to class daily to munch and sip on during center work time. (NO SODA PLEASE) We snack around 10:00 A.M. Our lunch is from 12:15-12:45. Just a friendly reminder, students may not share with classmates due to allergies. Please talk to your child about the importance of not sharing food with another child.
Students and parents are highly encouraged to view grades on the student desktop or parent portal. Parents must have their own password to login on the parent portal. Please contact the school secretary if you need this information. I have conferences with my students to keep them informed about their progress and goals. I am available to my parents as well by in-school conferences, by email@ email@example.com, or phone. (352) 291-4075 Ex # 53162 from 7:10a.m.- 7:20a.m or 2:10p.m.-3:00p.m. Thank you so much for your wonderful support, please know I appreciate all of my parents.
Dear parents we work very hard everyday in our class. Please ask your child what they have learned daily and please never except "I don't know as an answer."
Library Books - Students may go to the library as needed to check out new books.
Home Learning Opportunities(Homework) - Are sent home daily Monday-Thursday to keep parents informed on student learning and to give extra practice with review skill(s) or skills we are currently working on in class. These opportunities are supported by the district and will help your child be successful. I do not grade them.
Spelling list will be sent home as needed, but I am teaching and assessing the skill(s) being taught and not a list of words the students have memorized
Our Character Development Trait of the Month(s)
We will are working on -
Achievement for August,
September - Charity
October - Honesty
What we are working on...
Math - Place Value - hundreds, tens, ones
Science - We are setting up our science notebooks, exploring with science tools, and the science method.
Social Studies - We are learning about classroom routines, procedures, citizenship, rules, laws, the absense of rules/laws consequences and the big three. We are always reviewing skills as well.
Writing - Narrative Writing - Writing a story with a beginning, middle, and end
ELA - CKLA - Language Arts - Fairy Tales/Tall Tales, Key details and details, ask and answer questions - who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate the understanding of key details in a literary text, characters, settings, plot, beginning, middle, end,problem, and solution.
Computer Sign In Information
Parents, there are great books on MyOn located on your child's desktop. When signing on, if you see a line that states "something went wrong" just click on it and have your child type in their first name.last firstname.lastname@example.org(NO SPACES BETWEEN ANY WORDS OR SYMBOLS) and their password - then, read, read, and read some more! These books are also "AR" book. Please have your child list titles on their Monthly Reading Log. Students can then take their"AR" test in class the following day. I will be collecting their reading logs at the end of the month and will place a new reading log for the new month in their binder. Students will earn prizes in my class for keeping an "AR" average of 80% and earning a certain about of points for each prize.
Please use Myon for reading cool books 20 minutes every evening with your child while asking them questions about the characters, setting(s), problem(s) in the story, how the problem(s) are solved as they are reading. This is like having your very own library. Please allow your child to list titles on their Reading Log. They can take "AR comprehension test" the follow day in class.
Social Studies Weekly is available on the student desktop. Just click on it and explore. We are working on week 1 - Welcome to Second Grade in the second grade area.