WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE
My name is Mrs. Jackie Postufka and I have the pleasure of sharing in your child's Second Grade experience. I live in Moon Township with my husband and 2 children. My son attends Duquesne University and my daughter attends Kent State University.
Everything you need to know about our class can be found on this site. ( Daily Schedule, Weekly Test Schedule, Unified Arts Schedule, and class info.)
The easiest way to contact me is email firstname.lastname@example.org . I check my email periodically throughout the day. You may also leave a message at 412-491-8300 ext 4103. If there is a matter of urgency, please call the office.
8:30-8:45 Arrival (Morning Work)
8:45-9:00 Homeroom (Morning Work)
10:30-11:10 Unified Arts
11:15-12:00 Phonics / Spelling (Daily 5)
12:40-2:15 Comprehension / Grammar (Daily 5)
2:15-3:00 Science / SS / PLT
Unified Arts Schedule
Continued Learning (aka Homework) will be given in my 2nd grade. Although what will come home will NOT be what you are used to seeing. There will be very few worksheets. The ‘activities’ that your child will bring home will be an extension of the skills being worked on in class. These activities DO require family involvement.
The student will have a Monthly Learning Chart. The front will have a chart of Math activities, while the back will have Reading activities..
SPELLING – Practice will done through Word Work and Morning Work.
READING – I request that your child read to you, to themselves, etc. EACH night. You will not be required to sign a log so honesty counts! It could be a picture book, chapter book, or a magazine. Their fluency will be evaluated during our small group time. We will set goals to monitor growth.
MATH – At the beginning of the year your child will have a workbook page on Tues., Wed., & Thurs. Activity bags will begin after Open House to review current skills, fact practice, and story problems.. The activities will involve Real Life situations to help students understand the NEED for these skills. Fact Fluency will be evaluated weekly to monitor growth. The My Math homework page will be sent home but will not be considered homework. If I feel your child needs additional practice, I will stamp the page and place it in their Homework pocket.
If at any time a child displays a need for additional practice, this is when I will send worksheets.
Please be sure to review and sign the Homework Planner daily. This is a habit that will carry them through their academic career.