Hello and welcome to 2nd grade in Class D8. We had our back to school night this past Wednesday. I was unable to share this common core video. Please take a look. I will periodically add to this site, but I primarily use it as a way for parents and students to link to other resources, as you will see on the right side of this page.
We will be working to develop a growth mindset using various resources this year. I first learned about the growth mindset theory in a report on how struggling students academic their path around. I read the book Growth Mindset- The New Psychology of Success by Dr. Carol Dweck. The program ,Mind Up , will give us tools to practice.
I have set the students up on our Think Central Site to have them access math practice at home. I encourage everyone to work on their math at home if you can. We will also have access at school during math time. However, as you know, practice helps everyone to make more brain connections and understand the math better!
Here is the Student Quick Start Guide for you to get started:
Students do not need to wear uniforms tomorrow because of picture day. They will need to send in payment or pay online for any pictures before they get the pictures taken. We sent home the fundraising packets today. Please take a look in their backpacks.
I am excited to have my new students with me this year. We have successfully completed our first week. We are excited about our new learning and want to share it with our parents and family. I hope that all parents will try to make it to our Back to School Night this Wed. , August 5th at 5:30. We will be working closely with our families this year to ensure success. This will be a great way to kick everything off with a bang! See you then.
I’ve added Typing Ghosts to our Apps in Edmodo. Students please go in and try it out! I will be adding some flash cards to our Flash Card game as well. Hope everyone is having a great vacation!
We have been celebrating reading and Dr. Seuss this week. Thursday , March 5th is crazy pajama day. On Friday students are encouraged to come as their favorite book character. We will also have a special reader come to visit our class and we will attend the annual Cat in the Hat Reader’s Theater assembly. The more that you read, the more that things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. -Dr. Seuss