Miss Reed’s Class
Happy December! I can’t believe it is already that time of year! I would like to take the time to send a special thank you to all the parents that attended the Native American Performance. The children worked really hard and they did an amazing job. We have three busy weeks ahead of us before winter break. Here are the
events coming up:
Dec. 6th- Picture Retakes
Dec. 8th-14th- Holiday Shop
Dec.10th- Holiday Shop/ Pancake Breakfast
Dec. 14th-Interims Go Home
Dec. 16th- Teachers Makin’ Tracks Movie NightDec. 20th- Gingerbread Houses
Dec. 21st- Holidays Around the World and Holiday Sing-A-Long
Dec. 22nd-Jan. 2nd- Winter Break (No School)
Jan 3rd-Classes resume- Monday Schedule
*As it continues to grow colder, please ensure that your child has clothing necessary for the weather. Students without appropriate jackets or coats will not be able to participate during recess outside.
*“Holidays Around the World” provides an opportunity for students to learn about traditions celebrated in different regions of the world. On December 21st, students will be traveling to different second grade classrooms to complete activities centered around holidays. If you do not want your child to participate in this event notify me ahead of time so that I can make appropriate arrangements.
*It was wonderful meeting with all of you during conference time to discuss your child’s academic success. It is awesome to work with parents who are dedicated to their child’s success, and are willing to work with the teachers. If you have any concerns, questions, or if you need to follow up, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will get back to you as soon as possible.On December 20th we will be making symmetrical gingerbread houses as a math project. Please send in one bag of PEANUT FREE and SMALL candies to use as decoration on the gingerbread houses. Examples: smarties, gum drops, mints, mini candy canes, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, etc. We will be sharing all of the candy the day of, so that the kids can use many different things to decorate their house. Each kid will also need to bring in a tub of icing to use as “glue”.The Native American play was a big success and I am very proud of all my students for performing wonderfully! The projects were also very creative and everyone did a fantastic job on their presentations.
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday,
Miss ReedNovember News
Miss Reed’s Classroom
Fall is here and so is the cold weather. October flew by fast and I’m
sure that November will too. We have so many fun activities planned for the
month of November. Thank you to all the parents who helped out with the Fall Classroom Party and the Great Pumpkin Investigation. I look
forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming Native American
4th- End of Quarter
7th-8th-Teacher Conferences (No School)
9th- Monday Schedule
10th- Native American Projects Due
11th- Veteran’s Day Celebration
14th- 18th- American Education Week (AEW)
14th- PTA Meeting- 6:30 PM
15th- Native American Performance- 6:15 PM
16th- Report Cards go home
17th-Native American Performance
18th-Basket Bingo (6:00)
23rd-25th-Thanksgiving Break (No School)
29th- Author Visit
*On November 15th at 6:15 PM our class will be in a Native American performance. All parents are welcome! Please have your child wear jeans and a white shirt that day. Our classroom will be performing about the Lakota Indian Tribe. All students either have a speaking part or will be playing an instrument. Please practice speaking parts at home.
*The Second Grade students have been assigned an at home booklet and project to celebrate our study of Native Americans. You should have received your child’s packet and booklet in the red folder. Projects and booklets are due on November 10th. Students will give an oral presentation (reading their book and sharing their project) to the class on the research of their tribe. Have your child practice speaking in front of you, or a mirror, so they will be more comfortable speaking and answering questions in front of the class.
* It is getting cold out (Well, I guess it will be)! We will be going outside for recess throughout the winter as long as the temperature is above 32 degrees. Please dress your children appropriately with hats, coats, and mittens. Also if your child gets chapped lips you may send in chapstick.
Happy Thanksgiving!Miss ReedOctober Newsletter
First, I would like to take the time to thank all the parents who attended Back to School Night. It was a great success! I hope I had enough time to answer all of your questions, but if not please feel free to contact me whenever a question arises.
October Class Events
October 2nd- Interims Sent Home
October 12th – No School Columbus Day
October 13th – Monday Schedule (Yes, it’s a Tuesday)
October 17th- Stone Ridge 5K
October 19th - PTA Meeting 6:30
October 21st – Fall Pictures
October 29th – Classroom Fall Harvest Party (1:20-2:30)
October 30th- Grading Period Ends
*PALS testing is over and DRA testing is wrapping up! Everyone in second grade is doing a fantastic job.
*Please make sure to check your child’s red folders and Thursday folders and have your child return the folders to school the next day.
*It is important that your child attends school, and is on time, everyday. Research shows that consistent school attendance correlates highly with positive student achievement. Use your best judgment if your child should be absent from school.
*Remember to join our PTA and get in on all the fun!
*Students will have their homework written down in their daily homework agendas. It is your child’s responsibility to make sure their homework is brought home and completed nightly. If you notice your child is not filling out the agenda please contact me.
*Our Fall classroom party will be on Thursday, October 29th at 1:20 PM. More information will be sent home at a later date. STUDENTS ARE NOT TO WEAR COSTUMES! All parents welcome at all classroom parties.
*If you decide to order from the Scholastic book clubs, you can write out 1 check made payable to: SCHOLASTIC. These book clubs are a great way to stock up on cheap books. They make great presents or prizes for holidays and birthdays.
*Please make sure you have signed up for a conference in Oct/November.