Settling In

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We’ve started our second week of school and we’re moving right along. Today we finished our Essential Spelling Lists Words, after an herculean effort. I’ve been very impressed with the level of spelling of this class. They are the strongest spellers I have seen in second grade in my 5 years of teaching this level. We will start reading tests tomorrow.

To help your child during this first testing period, you can make sure that he or she is getting enough sleep, and that they are eating healthy foods and drinking water. Be sure to send a water bottle to school. The brain needs water to function efficiently, so help your child stay hydrated.

First Week Already?

I have to start with an apology. Edublogs is unavailable from school, so I have not been able to start posting, but here I am now, writing from home.

It seems also inconceivable that a whole week has already gone by! We have been hard at work, getting to know each other and our teachers. We have also started our beginning-of-the-year assessments. These include math facts, spelling, writing, and reading. We will continue with these through next week, as many of the tests must be administered individually to each child.

The Classroom Chronicle, our classroom newsletter, should go out today. Please be on the lookout for this important class publication. It will contain articles written by 2F students, on topics of their choosing, so it really is a glimpse into classroom life.

Last for this post, but not least, please leave a comment when you visit. I will be posting photos and student work here, and we’d love to hear what you think.

See you around school!