With our shortened week, I really guided the students through our grammar check up and spelling test today. In fact, I did not include them as a graded item. I know most of the students studied their words at home and did fantastic, as usual! However, I did not feel it was fair that we lost some structured time in class to build these skills and patterns.
They looked adorable in their pajamas today! I hope you continue to have a cozy afternoon.
Next week we start our second semester homework. This is a weekly writing lesson. You will be able to help your child go through the writing process. Have them think of their topic, generate three or four supporting details regarding the topic, then write it out. You can guide them through the editing process where you find spelling errors, grammar, punctuation, and capitals. Then ask them to write it again using their very best printing. Your child is assigned the same day each week. You have an entire week to complete the writing and practice reading it for fluency and voice (volume). Thank you for the support!
I will be holding conferences Thursday, February 7. I have heard from some parents that you would like to meet. I will send a note home with your child next week if I feel we need to meet.. If you do not hear from me, then please note that I feel your child is developing as expected thus far in second grade. Report cards will be sent home via email and powerschool on Tuesday, February 5.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend.