Welcome and 2nd Grade News

Welcome Back to School!

Reading Log - NOTE-- New Reading Log for April - June

The Reading Log has changed for the last few months of the year. The Reading Response Sheet will have places for two responses each week. The big change is that the students should choose their responses from the READING RESPONSE SHEET is in the Homework Folder. (It can also be seen on the Homework subheading on the website if it gets misplaced.)

There are 15 responses to choose from-some are familiar and some are new. The students should choose 2 different ones in the week and they should do all of the choices by the end of the trimester. Of course they may choose a response more than once. Encourage neat handwriting and detailed sentences.

Remember your child does not have to finish the book to respond to a question. Please have your child write the number of the response from the sheet near the date.

Thank you so much for your continued support! Your children are amazing and such a blessing to teach!


The Reading log sheet will be found in the Homework Folder on Mondays. My expectations are that the students will write more detailed sentences with the variety of  response forms for the next few months.

You will also notice that on the other side is a place to record the book titles, number of minutes, and the dates of the reading your child is  completing. All students will benefit from reading independently and 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.

The second graders are wonderful readers and they are progressing well. They are encouraged to choose chapter books that are at their level to continue their progress. 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!

debbi.murray@stmarystayton.org            503-769-2718