WELCOME TO 2nd Grrrrrrade!
December 4, 2016
The holiday season is fast approaching, and I hope all of your planning and preparations for it are going well so far.
This week we will have our annual Book Fair in the Multi-Purpose Room. Information about this was sent home in your child’s Friday folder. Our class is scheduled to go at the beginning of our library time on Tuesday morning. Your child can either create a “wish list” during this time or you can send money for him/her to choose what to buy.
Thank you to everyone who completed the relative interview. If you haven’t had the chance, please help your child correct the spelling, grammar, check for missing punctuation, capital letters, and make sure that the answers are from the point of view of your relative (i.e. “I am the oldest child.” “My parents’ names were.. My siblings’ names are….”)
As a reminder, on Wednesday, December 7, the next part of our Social Studies project is due. NEXT WEDNESDAY (12/14/16), the third part of the project, called “Things Change: Things Stay the Same, will be due. Students, parents, and grandparents should be answering these based on when they were in 2nd grade.
An online order was placed on Friday and should arrive around the 19th, however, if we have at least $20 or more for another online order from Scholastic by Wednesday, 12/07, it should be possible to make it here before the holidays. Please let me know if any of the books are for Christmas gifts.
I wanted to apologize for not updating the homework online lately. My projector went out, so I’ve been teaching and posting HW the old-fashioned way (writing it on the board). I recently realized that after meetings, duty, etc. I’ve been forgetting to update the website. J Hopefully, you’re only needing to use it if your child is absent as it is his/her responsibility to be writing it down M-Th. J
Students have had their chosen biography for about 3 weeks, and should be reading them at home with an adult. The books should also be coming to school and be brought home each day. In class, we have started our biography projects. For now, one way to help your child with this is at home is by coming up with at least 4 positive character traits that are representative of why the person is an important “hero” in history. As we get further into the project, I will send home more “prep work”, so that the class can easily work on various parts of the project in class.
Thank you to all of the parents who are coordinating our holiday rotations. I know the committee has been working hard to organize these activities and appreciates the donations that have come in so far.
Have a great week,
California law does not allow school districts to charge fees to students for curricular and extracurricular activities. However, as you are aware, due to state budget cut backs, schools can no longer afford to fund many of these activities. Therefore, we are requesting voluntary donations from parents to offset the costs of these programs. Parents are not required to make donations and all students may participate in extracurricular activities regardless of whether their parents make a donation. You are not required to purchase the items listed below. For additional information, please visit the CUSD link on Student Fees at: https://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/studentfees