We have completed  the 2011-2012 school year. I have enjoyed working with students in every second grade homeroom. It has been interesting to observe them as they interacted with their teacher and peers during Guided Reading lessons and the Everyday Math lessons. I  reinforced the objectives for second graders as I worked with individuals and small groups. My focus has been to help each student to increase his/her level of reading fluency and comprehension by reading as many books as possible, learning decoding skills, predicting skills, and using the context to determine meaning. I also focused on identifying and manipulating sounds to read and spell unknown words. Please continue to listen to your child read during the summer months and encourage him/her to use the skills we've practiced. Have a great summer!