Readers' Workshop Packets
Every week, your student has a packet which they complete daily during Readers' Workshop before making their Daily 5 choices and participating in reading groups. This packet will be sent home either Friday or Monday. The purpose of this packet is to enforce the skills which we are practicing that week and to have students practice reading directions/following them independently. I do not get a chance to check all pages of the packet, but the pages I do check, students are given the opportunity to fix the mistakes I have circled. I encourage discussing these packets with your student when they do come home. As they year goes on, you will notice how much your second grader improves on completing these packets completely independently!
Just a reminder that Spelling words should be practiced at home. The Spelling list is sent home every Friday and they can also be found on our website if you go to the Spelling tab and click on Spelling City. This page also has examples of ways to make Spelling practice fun such as: rainbow words, boat words, pyramid words, etc. We do some practice in class, but most of the practice should be at home. If you have internet access at home, Spelling City is a great site to practice spelling in a fun way :)
Starting this week, all students will begin AR! They will be allowed to have 1 AR book out at a time in addition to 1 other Library book of choice. Before taking the AR test, each student will need to read the book they choose once to themselves and once to an Adult. After the First Card Marking, we will decide what their AR Points Goal will be for the upcoming Card Marking. They will be expected to reach this goal by end of the 2nd Card Marking. I will send more information home about this in the next few weeks. Happy Reading!
Scholastic Book Clubs
Scholastic Book Orders for October are due MONDAY, October 10th. You may order online by clicking on the Scholastic Book Club tab OR send in your orders to school (NO CASH).
BES students in 2nd-4th grade took NWEA tests a few weeks ago. There were 3 tests: Reading, Language, and Math. These scores are coming home with you today. I highlighted your student's score for each test. Compare this score to the Norm Group Average to see how your second grader compares to other Second Graders across the country who also took the Fall 2011 test. In the Spring, you will be able to see how much your student has "grown" in these specific tests when we take the test a second time. Keep in mind that these are "baseline scores" which we will be working to improve/increase as the year goes on.
Happy Birthday to Justin on Monday!