Mrs. Noelker's 2nd Grade Class

my photo ARE YOU READY FOR AMAZING ADVENTURES IN LEARNING???

FUN, FUN, FUN FIELD DAY! Many thanks to all of our awesome Redding School parents who volunteered today. You are the BEST!!!

Can you believe there is only 1 week left to this school year? There is still more learning AND fun ahead but mark down this very important date: Friday, May 25: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL and ACTIVITY DAY!!!

I want to thank all of you parents/guardians for a wonderful school year. The time has certainly flown by! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all of your children and believe they are ready for the challenges of THIRD GRADE. I encourage you to keep READING and working on MATH and those BASIC FACTS throughout the summer. Be sure to sign up for the summer reading program at the Jackson County Public Library. Also,you are welcome to visit this website and use the links here.

There will be a celebration at my house to reward all of our students who worked especially hard during the year. Invitations will be going home later next week. Stay tuned for more information!

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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!

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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!

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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 at home.

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!!!

PLEASE NOTE:

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 "5 MORE DAYS!" above your signature in your child's agenda on Friday, May 18th. To show my appreciation, your child will receive a special "thank you" treat on Monday, May 21rst(only).

WHAT'S BUZZING IN 313: MAY 21-25, 2018

Monday
Reading this week: Books about Insects and Bugs

Tuesday
No Spelling List this week!

Wednesday
Earn stickers on your MATH charts!---DRILL on those basic Addition & Subtraction facts!

Thursday
ONE MORE DAY LEFT!!!

Friday
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL---Report Cards go home today---SCHOOL ACTIVITY DAY! Don t forget your lunch if you signed up to bring one from home!