Welcome and 2nd Grade News

Welcome to the second grade web page! We are having a productive year. The students work hard and listen well. Your children are kind and helpful. They are anxious to learn too. This site will allow you to see the Spelling words, the Star Week schedule, procedures, news and more.

Reading Log 

A new Reading Log came in early April. The students are ready for something different in responding to their reading at home. They will be making choices for their two responses each week. My expectations are that the students will write more detailed sentences that form a paragraph for each response for the next few months.

The other side looks the same. There is a place to record the book titles, number of minutes, and the dates of the reading your child is completing. The goal is that each child read at least four times a week. All students will benefit from reading independently or reading orally to an adult. The reading log will continue to be given to the students on Mondays and should be returned in the Homework Folder the following Monday. Please encourage neat handwriting and detailed complete sentences written in paragraph form.

The second graders are strong readers and they are progressing well. Your child should be choosing chapter books that are at their level to continue their progress. Remind them to record the book title on the AR record so they can easily type in the name of the book for the AR tests. Another reminder-- the students should be writing about the book they are currently reading for their Reading Log response sheet. I would be happy to help students choose a book if they would like some help. Remember, your child does not have to finish the book to complete the response sheet.

You will find a description of the class procedures and routines in the subheading at the left. It tells about the folders, birthdays, homework, and more. If you have any questions I can address them with an email, note or a visit. 

Thank you for sharing your wonderful and amazing children with me!

dmurray@regisstmary.org            503-769-2718