Grade 2

Grade 2

Mrs. Heggie-Grantner

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Hi, my name is Mrs. Heggie-Grantner (Mrs. G) and I am very excited to be the new Grade 2 teacher in your child’s classroom! I understand that Grade 2 has seen a few transitions this school year, I want you to know that I am their teacher and have no plans to leave.

I would like to tell you a little background about me. Previously, I taught at a local charter school for over eight years before I decided to transition to a smaller school. I am a licensed Massachusetts teacher with three specialized degrees in Education. I have taught for over 18 years from grades k-12 in every subject and as a Special education teacher to a General Education teacher.

I absolutely love teaching and as a parent of two, I understand the importance of this year returning back into classroom after schools everywhere have seen the impact of COVID on our children. There will be days that our children will face challenges adjusting to and meeting education standerds, but it is possible! We are rebuilding our classroom community and we are learning to show grace and compassion for one another. Grade 2 is eager to learn and each day works hard to meet grade level work.

I’d like you to know how dedicated, and enthusiastic I am to be in the classroom. As a team we can continue to support the learning of your children beyond the classroom by encouraging your children to complete homework every night. If there is a special project for homework, I will send all the required information and tasks in their homework folders.

Homework Guidelines and Expectations

· All homework should be complete, neat and on time! Homework in Grade 2 goes out every day, is to be completed, checked by the parent (adult) and returned the following day.

IXL (1 hour a week)

Please remind your child to make time to READ DAILY for at least 15 to 20 min. This reading can be independent reading or it can be shared reading with another adult or student.

Math: Daily Lesson worksheet

CKLA Skills

Monday - Sort words (Your child will need to sort the words into categories. Your child should read the words aloud during this activity. Ask your child to explain to you why the words are sorted in a particular way. Ask your child to sort them a second time as fast as possible.)

Tuesday - Re-sort and write your words (Your child will sort their words again and write them in categories.)

Wednesday - Blind sort (Lay down a word from each category as a header and then read the rest of the words aloud. Your child must indicate where the word goes without seeing it. Lay it down and let your child move it if he or she is wrong. Repeat if your child makes more than one error.)

Thursday - Blind Writing Sort (Say a word for your child and they will need to spell it on their own without seeing it. They should write the words into categories.)

Friday – The students will be tested on their spelling words and HFW. The High Frequency Words to practice can be tricky and usually there is not a way to sort them. We suggest just practicing writing these words throughout the week.

Imporant Class Links:

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Mrs. heggie-grantner