Second Grade Super Heroes

Dear Parents, Friends and Guardians,

Congratulations! You are the parent of a super second grader at Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School! You will be amazed at just how much your child will grow this year. Most likely, your child has had the seeds of reading and writing planted, and during second grade, those seeds will grow and blossom, making your child an accomplished reader and writer! You will see changes in your child’s thinking, as he/she becomes familiar with abstract concepts and symbols. The change will be dramatic — just compare a tiny seed with a full-grown sunflower! That’s the kind of growth you’ll see this year!

The loveliest flowers usually have the best gardener — and that’s you! Staying involved in your child’s education is the key to a successful year. Engage your child in conversation about his/her day, but know that children won’t always give out much information. I will send home a weekly homework sheet detailing our activities for the week. You can use this as a springboard for discussion. Instead of saying “What did you do at school today?” (The answer is often “nothing!”), you can say, “Oh, I see you’re learning about….what did you find out?”

A Few Procedures

To help keep things growing “weed-free”, it helps to remember our class procedures. All your child needs to bring home every day is his/her binder and reader. We have two readers. I will let him/her know which one to bring home. In the binder is a blue folder which will hold news of the day and homework. Your child needs to turn in their copybook and blue folder every day. Here are a few important things to remember:

1. No toys, fidget boxes, or spinners are needed. I have it all! Anything they need I have!

2. Label everything!

3. They need pencils, crayons, scissors and glue stick every day!

4. Sharpen pencils for them at home. They can sharpen them if they break.

5. Your child will need his/her backpack EVERY day. We are hard workers and will be bringing home our folder and reader daily.

6. No adults in the room in the morning. I will come out to the hall if you need me.

7. Weekly homework sheets are put in the copybook on Monday and posted online if they forget their folder.

8. Notes, lunch money, and messages can be put in the folder.

9. Or you can email me at jmyers@olhsl.com

Here’s wishing us all a wonderful year of growth!

Thank you!

Mrs. Janet L. Myers, M.Ed.