Mrs. Noelker's 2nd Grade Class



(Wear a bit of green tomorrow to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!)

Hats off to this hardworking group of second graders!!! They are most deserving of some fun in the sun! Let's hope that the weather will cooperate and the children will get outdoors and play. There are many places close to Seymour that are worth visiting over vacation. Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful spot to hike and observe wildlife. Check out their Visitors Center. Pretty awesome! There is an amazing indoor playground in downtown Columbus that is perfect for rainy days. Also, right across the street is the Kidscommons, a "museum" just for children (and grown-up kids). It's way cool! I hope you all have a super Spring Break and have the opportunity to have some quality family time together. Safe travels to all of you who are journeying out of town. Enjoy your adventure!


ALERT: This is perhaps the most challenging time of the year as Spring Fever sets in. Thank you, parents, for encouraging your children to continue to follow the rules and expectations that we have at Redding School. It can be hard to stay focused as the temperatures rise and the days get longer. I would love to see this class finish the year with their best effort! I know they can do it. Stingers Up, everyone!


The class really needs to buckle down and learn their basic addition AND subtraction facts (this website offers a perfect way to drill). Your support at home is appreciated. As we discussed last week, students are expected to know their facts automatically. Boom! Much like breathing! We don't need to think about every breath we take. We just do it. I have promised the class a MATH CELEBRATION at my house in April for those students who master their facts. (The goal is to have AT LEAST 21 stickers on their individual charts.)


PLEASE NOTE: March's BOOK-IT goal is 150 minutes. I am encouraging ALL of the class to participate in the BOOK-IT Reading Incentive program but it is not mandatory. At the end of each month, students earn certificates for a free personal pan pizza at Pizza Hut. Students have also been promised BIG rewards at the end of the year if they complete ALL 6 months of the program!!! Thank you for supporting your kids and reading at home!


We are working very hard on CURSIVE WRITING in Room 313. It's always fun to learn something new but the children need to remember to take it slow and steady, stroke by stroke. We practice in the classroom but there are quite a few students who could use some reinforcement at home. Let me know if you would like a few sheets of writing paper to help your child with cursive!


Since the school year began, we have been working especially hard on organizational skills, time management, and responsibility. Believe it or not, students thrive when they have a daily routine. At the start of the day, I check all of the students' agendas for parent signatures. Your children look at you as their first teachers. They understand that you want them to do their best in school. Being organized, good time managers, and responsible leaders will definitely put your kids on the path of success! Thank you for caring and encouraging your children, parents.

At the end of each school day, students fill out their agendas, writing down work that should be done at home that evening. Please make sure that you check on those assignments. At second grade level, these kiddos still need you to help keep them on track---and in a routine at school AND at home.

Every night, please be sure to check your children's all important Hornets folders. Every day those folders have class work (often homework). The folders may also have school information, event updates, graded papers, etc. The Hornets folders should be emptied at home nightly with the exception of papers or work that need to be returned the next day. (The overview sheet of the story for the week should always stay in the folders until the week is completed.)

Yahoo!!!! Our class is off and running with our Chromebooks!!! Each student has an updated page of login information into his/her agenda on a "secret" page. This way, your child has the ability to link up with websites on home computers and tablets. We have reviewed in class where to find the links on Amazing Classroom. Children are encouraged to work on these websites, especially on SNOW DAYS! Why not, right? Snow much fun!

If you ever have a question or concern, please don't hesitate to contact me via BLOOMZ. I will try my best to get back to you ASAP! Thank you in advance for your continued support. You are appreciated by ALL of us!!!


Students ARE allowed to bring HEALTHY snacks for the morning break around 10:00. HEALTHY snacks would include fruit or fruit snacks, veggies, yogurt, or granola bars. (Please avoid sugary foods or chips.) Bringing HEALTHY snacks is optional.

Thank you so much for visiting our amazing classroom! (It is usually updated no later than the Saturday prior to the next school week.) By checking in weekly, your children see that you truly care about their education. That is so important! Please write the secret words "Happy St. Patrick's Day!" above your signature in your child's agenda on Friday, March 16th. To show my appreciation, your child will receive a special "thank you" treat on Monday, March 26th (only).

WHAT'S BUZZING IN 313: March 26 - 30, 2018

Reading this week: JUST LIKE JOSH GIBSON pp. 368-381 (in book 2.2) ---Yes, FLUENCY this week!


MARCH BOOK-IT GOAL is 150 minutes. Are you joining in on the fun?---Earn stickers on your MATH charts!---DRILL on those basic Addition & Subtraction facts!


Yes, we have school! It s a snow makeup day!---READING & SPELLING TESTS are today!