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2nd Grade Parents,

We are off to a great start. It is such a delight to have thirty wonderful, motivated, and kind 2nd grade students that come to class everyday ready to learn. We spent time last week learning about our classroom rules and how to earn (or lose) Pike dollars.

Along with Chrysanthemum, we read a great book called "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" The premise is that we all carry an invisible bucket that contains our feels. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel sad. A bucket filler is someone who says or does nice things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people's buckets as well as their own. The goal is that students realize how important it is to use kind words and do good deeds.

This week, we will be kicking off our new language arts theme called "Silly Stories". Students will read a fantasy story called "Dragon Gets By". In this story, Dragon has a mixed up day. He reads an egg, frys his morning paper, and sweeps his dirt floor until it becomes the basement. Students will practice how to summarize information in a story. In math, we will work on ten frame and number bonds.

Student assessments have started and will continue for the next two weeks. I will be forwarding information regarding the results shortly thereafter.

Our very first field trip has been scheduled to the Clayton Library on Thursday, September 18th from 9:30am - 11:15am. If you would like to join us, please complete the field trip request form that will be sent home on Monday. There is no cost for this field trip.

I look forward to a great year with your child.