Welcome to 2nd and 3rd Grades Literacy and Social Studies

I'd like to welcome you and your child to my 2nd and 3rd grades literacy and social studies classes. Your child will be switching teachers for classes again this year. I will be teaching literacy and social studies for both grades. Mrs. Bohan will teach math and science for both grades. Both of us will meet with you at the same time during the year for conferences so that you don't have to come in twice. Please feel free to write either of us a note in your child's planner if you have questions or would like to meet.

In second grade literacy, we will be focusing on continuing the journey of learning to read. We will also begin to work on more of the comprehension part of reading as we go. Your child will also reading in math and social studies. Writing about what we are reading will be a daily part of your child's schedule. To support your child, I'd like to ask you to read a small amount of time each night to read together. Asking your child to make predictions or asking him/her about what they read will also help him/her begin the journey of comprehending what he/she is reading.

Third grade is the year that many things change for your child. Children in third grade are no longer learning to read. Instead, they are reading to learn. So, comprehension will be more of our focus. Your child will read math problems, science material, maps, social studies text, etc. Reading becomes a way of life and a way to unlock many things in the world. I'd like to ask you to help support your child by setting aside time each night for him/her to read. At times, it is good to have your child read to you. At other times, it is good to let your child read to himself/herself. Your child will also be writing in all subjects this year. He/she will be writing about math, science, social studies, and stories he/she reads. He/she will be writing creative stories as well. Again, any writing you can have your child do at home will be greatly appreciated.  Both reading and writing are skills that will help your child be success.

Email- kbayne @gilpin.k12.co.us  responses could take up to 24 hours
Phone- 303-582-3444 ext. 3133  Please leave a voicemail and calls will be returned before/after school or during planning.

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