Mrs. Hawkins

Classroom News

WELCOME BACK!!

Hello All! This website is up and running. It will be updated Monday-Friday mornings and again on Friday afternoon. Please check it then for any new information. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please email me at rebecca.hawkins@windsorcharteracademy.org.

Morning Drop Off Supervision

Students who are eating a school breakfast will be allowed into the cafeteria at 7:30 a.m. We have a large number of students who are arriving at school between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. who are not eating breakfast. They are just hanging out in the cafeteria. Our drop-off time for students who are not eating breakfast is 7:45 a.m.. We have been making announcements to students every day this week that beginning on Monday after Thanksgiving break, students who arrive before 7:45 a.m. and are not eating breakfast will not be allowed to enter into the cafeteria. There is no supervision in the front of the building or in the backyard until 7:45 a.m.. Please make other arrangements in the morning for your child if they are not eating breakfast.

Dress Code:

Student’s appearance has an impact on his/her attitude, behavior and learning. Our board has adopted a dress code policy that promotes personal respect for appearance and professionalism. Our staff will be enforcing the guidelines outlined in the dress code. Students will receive a written warning for being out of dress code for the first time. If a second violation is made, the student will be sent to the health office to call home and will need to change clothes. Please review the dress code policy: Dress Code Policy JICA

The following dress code violations are the most common:

  • Color of Clothes:
    • Shirts- solid navy blue, green, light yellow, white, burgundy, light blue, and grey. Heathered shirts do not meet dress code standards.
    • Sweatshirts - solid navy, white, grey, and green.
    • Bottoms - solid navy or khaki.
    • Leggings and Jeggings - solid navy, green, grey or white, and worn underneath a dress code skirt, dress or tunic.
    • Jumpers, Skirts, Skorts and Dresses - solid navy, khaki, green, or WCA plaid (navy blue and gold).
  • Hair:
    • Hair must be of natural color.
    • Color of accessories should be solid navy blue, green, light yellow, white, light blue, grey, or WCA plaid (navy blue and gold)
    • No mohawks or fauxhawks

Sweaters/Sweatshirts in class-Please send your student with a dress code sweater or sweatshirt every day, it can be cold in our classroom:)

SNACKS: We are having one snack a day at 2:15 p.m. Please remember that items may not have any nuts and follow the snack guidelines in the Parent Handbook. Thanks!

AVID Planners: The purpose of the planners is to help the students learn good homework habits AND teach responsibility by having them be responsible for having them signed each night and return them to school every day in their homework folder. Please help your child with this if you can. Students will get 1 point for their reading grade each day they have it returned and initialed by an adult. I will collect the planners on Friday. This planner is sent home on Friday so that your student can see next week's spelling list as soon as possible if they's like to practice. However, homework on the weekend is optional:)

AR Books: Your student should be reading a book in their AR level. Once they finish a book, they are expected to take an AR test. If they get an 80% or above (passing grade), they will earn a ticket from me. Right now the expectation is for each student to take at least one test a week. AR books can be from my library, the school or public library, or from home. To check the AR level of a book go to ARbookfinder.com.

AR testing time: We have limited time during the day to take tests, so it is important that each student uses their independent time wisely. Each day from 8-8:10 students can take tests, or anytime they are finished with their work and there is enough time to log in and test. There should also be time during WIN class a couple times a week. If your student needs help remembering, please send them with a note for me and I will do my best to get it taken asap.

WIN groups: WIN (What I Need) These grade level groups are flexible and are re-evaluated every 6-8 weeks.

Scholastic activation code is TXLPF or you can search by my name, Rebecca Hawkins, to find my account. Ordering books for your child can help build that love of reading and Scholastic provides books at a very low prices, so it's a win-win:)

Order online here: https://clubs.scholastic.com/ or send back a filled out Scholastic order form.

Daily homework for 2nd grade is:

  • reading 15 min
  • math facts 5 minutes
  • practice spelling 10 minutes (tests on Thursdays)

Original Works Fundraiser:

It's not too late! We are giving a small extension for turning in your Original Works packets. We will now be accepting packets through Tuesday, October 30th. Please turn packets into the front office, make sure checks are made out to WCA and that the actual artwork is in the packet so that the products can be made for you. We will not be able to accept packets after October 30th. Thank you for all your interest in this fundraiser! We can't wait to see student's artwork come to life:)


Upcoming Dates

Please check the school calendar website for school wide important dates!

          • October 27: Trunk or Treat from 5:00-7:00 in the MS/HS parking lot. Donate a bag of candy to the office and your child will receive a ticket for a free dress day on October 30!
          • Oct. 31: Parade at 1:30 and classroom party at 2:15

Students may come to school dressed in their Halloween costume. Costumes should be free of weapons of any kind and excessive face paint (no blood/gore). Students may not wear a mask to school, but may wear their mask during the parade. The parade starts at 1:30. Please be sure to arrive at least 20 minutes early for check-in. If you have a Fast Pass you will be able to check in at the east door. All other visitors must check-in at the main office. All visitors must have a photo ID and a current background check. Parents will be able to watch the parade from the following locations: gym, northeast grassy area and back yard.

          • Nov. 12: Veteran's Day Assembly at 8:15
          • Nov. 14: Immigration Simulation from 12:00-3:00
          • Nov. 17-25: Thanksgiving Break
          • Dec. 11: Author's Visit at 8:15
          • Dec. 21-Jan. 8 Winter Break

Classroom Resources

Here is the link for the symbaloo for 2nd grade. This link allows students to have direct access to all of the sites that we use for practice, projects, and any other resources that we use to provide students with a rich learning environment!

https://www.symbaloo.com/shared/AAAAB-C5gIcAA42ARtZp-g==

https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/wca2ndmath - Many great resources for math!


Please let me know if you need your student's login information for any of the following.

Practice Skills with Games:

www.sumdog.com - Practice math with games

www.mobymax.com/signin - Practice math with lessons and games

    • This is a great resource to practice math fact fluency!

https://xtramath.org/#/home/index - Practice math at your student's level

Additional Website(s):

www.getepic.com - Online book catalog