Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Reading Fluency Homework

Hi, parents!  Your child is bringing home Reading Fluency homework tonight.  We will have fluency homework all year long.  It is a one-minute read with a couple questions on the back.  Please make sure your child reads each night.  (If you miss a night, please do two the next night.)  The last question on the back side must be answered in a complete sentence with a capital, punctuation, and a complete thought.  This homework will be worth ten points each week and is due every Friday.

The first week's fluency homework is attached.  There were a few friends who may have received the wrong week mistakenly, so I wanted to make sure you had the correct homework.  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks! :)


Friday, September 7, 2018

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update 9/7

Hi, parents!  Our second week was great!  We are continuing to work on routines and expectations, while jumping into second grade content.  Your kids did a great job this week!

  • Your child brought home their Spelling pretests today.  They were tested on tricky first grade words and some of the second grade core words.  The words they missed make up their differentiated spelling list.  Please make sure to study those circled words with your child.  They will show up again several times on future tests.  Our goal with the Sitton Spelling program is to help students learn to spell--not just for a test, but for ever!!  
  • Please make sure to look at your child's planner every day.  We write the homework in at the end of the day, so hopefully they will start to use the planners as a tool to stay organized.  I also communicate in the planners when needed.  Feel free to jot end of the day transportation notes in your child's planner.   
  • Students are welcome to bring a healthy snack for our morning snack time.  We can always use donations of individually wrapped snacks for those students who might forget.  Nut free, please!  Thank you for your donations!
  • Please check SeeSaw often!  I post pictures and reminders on a regular basis and use that as my primary communication throughout the year.   
Reading: Chester's Way and Sheila Rae the Brave (Keven Henkes books)
Math: Routines, Number Lines/Grids
Science: Measuring Matters
Social Studies: Our Community
Writing: Narrative writing
Spelling: Unit 1 (focus: visual skills)
School-wide focus for September: Teamwork!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 
Melissa :)


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Week two! Here we go!! :)

Good morning, families!  We had a great first week in 2nd grade!  I hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your kiddos! :)  

A few reminders:
  • School begins at 8:50.  Please make sure students are dropped off on time, so they do not miss out on any learning!  
  • Students are welcome to bring a healthy snack for our morning snack time.  We can always use donations of individually wrapped snacks for those students who might forget.  Nut free, please!  Thank you for your donations!
  • School store is Friday.  Students may bring up to $2 to shop during lunchtime.  
  • If you are not connected in SeeSaw, please let me know!  I will be using that more than emails for communication, so I want to make sure all parents are connected.  
Reading: Invisible Boy (kindness)
Math: Routines, Number Line/Grid
Science: Measuring Penny
Social Studies: Our Community
Writing: Narrative writing
Spelling: "No excuse" words (first grade words)
School-wide focus for September: Teamwork!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! 
Melissa :)


Friday, August 17, 2018

Welcome Back!!

Open House is Wednesday, August 22, from 6:00-7:30 pm.  

The first day of school is Monday, August 27!    

Friday, June 1, 2018

Updates from Mrs. Burch--It's June!?!?

Hi, parents!  Only 9 more days of school!!!  I can't believe it!

Make sure to order books if you're interested by Sunday night.  I will be putting the order in first thing Monday morning!    class code: GZKBK

On Wednesday we are going on our Walking Field Trip of Downtown Howell.  The chaperones for this trip will be Mr. & Mrs. Cotton, Mrs. Stephens, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Ulman, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Welch, Mrs. Gosselin, Mrs. Tuttle, Mr. Baltes, and Mrs. Moon.  If you indicated that you would like to chaperone but are not able to, please let me know ASAP so I can adjust the groups.  If you did not indicate, but would like to go, let me know!  All parents are welcome! :)  Chaperones will need to meet us at school at 9, I will go through a few things, then you can drive over and meet the busses behind the Courthouse.  Students will need a disposable sack lunch and comfortable shoes that day.  We will be doing a lot of walking!

Next week:
Spelling: Review of tricky spelling patterns
Reading: finish Sharks & Dolphins research posters
Writing: Biography minibooks    
Science:  A Plant's Life
Social Studies: Howell History
Math: Subtraction & Measurement review 

Have a great weekend!!
Melissa :)


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