1. On what days do second grade students have homework?
Second grade students have homework on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Monday and Wednesday students receive math homework; on Tuesday and Thursday students receive language arts homework. Students are responsible to read their weekly story on these evenings and also study their words of the week/spelling words. Every effort is made to have uniform grade-level homework sent home, however, there are exceptions. Individual teachers may see a need in the classroom for additional practice of a concept or a skill and may adjust the homework schedule to meet students' needs. Please refer to your child's agenda daily for homework assignments.
2. Can my child bring a snack to class? It is requested that only water and healthy snacks be brought into the classroom. Healthy snack suggestions are dry cereal, pretzels, crackers, grapes, strawberries, apples, bananas, popcorn or granola. Please do not send a snack that requires a utensil. Chips and candy of any type are discouraged.
3. What strategies can I use at home to help my child become a better reader?Research shows that students who read just 10 minutes a day increase their reading skills. Second grade students should read at home at least 20 minutes a day. Students should read out loud to a parent or family member. To increase comprehension skills, parents or family members can ask students questions about the story.
4. What strategies can I use at home to help my child succeed in math?Second grade math concepts can be practiced at home throughout daily living. Students learn about counting money and making change; have students count your change. Students also learn how to tell time to the nearest five minutes; using an analog clock, have students practice telling time. Students add and subtract; challenge students in mental math by asking basic addition and subtraction problems or use flash cards in addition and subtraction and create a game.
5. What does my child miss when I check him/her out early?Every day and every subject is important. New concepts are taught daily. Teachers understand there are times when students have appointments away from school and will reteach instruction missed.