Mrs. Melcher's 2nd grade Texas Longhorns

 I am SO excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher!  I am looking forward to working with you to make your child's 2nd grade year successful and positive!  My motto has always been Parents+Teachers=Success!!!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you my have regarding our classroom or your child's education.  You may contact the school at 524-4821, my cell phone number at (270)832-4234, DoJo messenger, or by e-mail at
Please make sure you check your child's folder each night and sign the assignment/behavior sheet. 
Homework is every Tuesday night.  This should be returned the following day. 
We have a reading, spelling, and language test every Friday!  Please make sure you read your child's story with him/her, practice spelling and vocabulary words, and go over the language pages each night.   
If you haven't signed up for classroom Dojo, please send your form back as soon as possible.  Thanks in advance!  :)
Please try to have your child at school every day and on time.  We begin our day promptly at 8:20 and if your child misses or is tardy, he/she will be missing important concepts.  If your child is sick and cannot attend school, please call the school office first thing in the morning to notify us of the absence.  If your child is absent, make-up work will be sent home when he/she returns to school and must be returned as soon as possible.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Pick up Procedure:  Please have your pickup number ready in your window.  If someone else is picking your child up then they have to have a number also.  Thank you for your help with this matter!  
Lesson Plans:  Week of Oct. 15-19:
 Reading- A Tall Tale
               -Long i (i,ie,igh,y)
               -main idea and details
               - fluency
               -compound words
               -word families
               -parts of a book

Language- Nouns

Spelling- long i
Spelling words:
1.   light
2.   wild
3.   lie
4.   mind
5.   try
6.   sight
7.   high
8.   cry
9.   tie
10. dry

Vocabulary/Challenge words:
symbol- something that represents or stands for something else.  (ex:  a heart shaped is a symbol for love)
government-  all of the people in charge of running a country
state-  what we call sections of land that have been measured off. (ex:   Illinois, Kentucky, Texas)
landmark-  an important place or building  (ex:  The Statue of Liberty)
independence-  freedom

Math- Chapter 3- Basic Facts and Relationships
          ~Relate Addition and Subtraction
          ~Practice Subtraction Facts
          ~Use Ten to Subtract
          ~Use Drawings to Represent Problems
          ~Use Equations to Represent Problems

Oct. 16- Stuff the Van with Metropolis Police Department
Oct. 22-26- Red Ribbon Week 
Oct. 24- Report Cards Go Home
Oct. 26- 11:30 dismissal for School Improvement Day

Here are some links that may be helpful to you at home:
Click on the link above for math help that goes along with our curriculum.
Have your child enter their username and password (They should know these because we use them at school every week.)

To check your child's A.R. progress, click the link below.
To check if a book you have is A.R. and what reading level it is, click on the link below.
Longhorn's Classroom goals:
1.  100% of our class will show at least a half a years growth on their math benchmark test, STAR Reading test, and AimsWeb test!   
2.  100% of our class will meet their personal Accelerated Reading goal while maintaining an 85% average!
3.  100% of our class will stay on green ALL WEEK!   (Please remind your child of the behavior plan that was sent home the first day of school.)
Longhorn's Classroom Mission Statement:
Mrs. Melcher's class will work hard in class and always do our best!  We will treat others and school property with respect and always be a good friend!  We will strive to have a positive attitude!   WE ARE COLLEGE BOUND!!!  :)
Mrs. Melcher's Mission Statement:
I will always strive to create a positive learning environment for all my students and encourage them to always do their best!  I will show love and concern for them while enhancing student achievement.  I will endeavor to always use best practices in my classroom and work towards personal growth as an educator.  My students will know that they are COLLEGE BOUND!!!