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nd2 Grade News Mrs. Ealy’s Class September 7, 2012 Letter from Mrs. Ealy Next Week’s Specials Dear Parents, Monday – P.E. (Wear Sneakers) This week has been a very fun and exciting Tuesday – Art and Computersweek. I have extremely enjoyed getting to know eachand every one of the kids. The students have done a Wednesday – Music and P.E. (Wear Sneakers)great job getting right back into the routine of thingshere at school. Thursday – Library and Music To develop a classroom community weworked together to make up our classroom rules. Friday – WellnessFirst, we brainstormed what we wanted ourclassroom to look like. Then we narrowed it down to What We’re Learningthe most important things. At Oxbow we also haveexpectation posters with an owl on it all around the About!school showing what is expected in the hallway, cafe, Math – This week we started our dipping ourrestrooms, playground, pick-up/drop-off area, and toes into math workshop. Students took a pre-buses. Monday we will have an assembly to review assessment, so I could see what they alreadyall the different expectations around the school. know. We played two math games, Top-It and Today I have sent home a paper copy of the Number Squeeze. We also worked on numberfirst newsletter; however, after today all newsletters sequence. Students were also introduced to awill put on our classroom website. If you are unable math program on the computer called xtra math.to access the website, please let me know and I will be It is a great website to practice addition andsure to have a paper copy sent home on Friday’s subtraction facts. I have attached your child’sThank you to everyone who already let me know how personal information to the newsletter about thisyou would like to receive newsletters! The website is: website so they can practice at home!www.ealysclassroom.weebly.com. Thank you to everyone who sent in supplies Reading – The students were introduced to thethis week! It is greatly appreciated! As a reminder, classroom library and were able to explore andstudents will need a document portfolio by October read the books. We also reviewed whatto carry books back and forth from school and 2 half Reader’s Workshop sounds and looks like.inch binders. If you are unable to get these items,please let me know. Writing – The students started writing with Mrs. There was a surprise announcement made in Gerken on Wednesday. They did someclass today. Be sure to read the attached note to find introduction activities, read Dates to Remember a Upcoming Events and a story written fromone what it is!! I am looking forward to meeting everyone at Sept. 11 Hopes and Dreams Hearts back to schoolParent Night next week! Sept. 13 Parent Night 6:30-8:00 If you have any questions, please feel free to Sept. 17 Market Day Pick-Upcontact me. Remember you can reach me by ourfolder, by email, or by phone. Sept. 25 Dining for Dollars at Applebees Sincerely, Sept. 28 Fun Run Mrs. Ealy Oct. 2 Picture Day