August 19, 2019
Dear 2nd Grade Families,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Ms. Garcia, Mrs. Wiessmer, and I were so happy to see you on Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening during Back to School Night! We would also like to express a HUGE thank you to all of the Oasis helpers and volunteers, we couldn’t make all of this happen without YOU!
Our main focus of the first week of school will be working on the day to day routines that are so important to establish. Time spent on routines early in the year make the rest of the year run very smoothly. Even though we will be working hard on our routines our academic work will begin as well. We will begin switching for reading with Mrs. Wilbanks and Mrs. Rowlett starting on Monday. Our first writing assignment will also be started this week. We will also begin our first project of the year, which will focus around the Tribes Agreements of Mutual Respect, Attentive Listening, Appreciations, No Put-Downs, and the Right to Pass. It’s going to be a busy week!!
Remember, it’s a long day for 2nd graders! Going to school until 4:00 PM is a big transition from last year! When you take a longer school day and add on activities such as soccer, football, or dance; there is bound to be an adjustment period. Please make sure that your child has a second snack for the afternoon. They will definitely be tired, be sure to establish bedtimes that ensure that your child gets enough sleep.
As we move into this new school year, Ms. Garcia, Mrs. Wiessmer, and myself will be sending home math fact sheets for homework starting Tuesday. These sheets should take no longer than 10 minutes for students to complete. As mentioned at Back to School Night, most math homework will be about math facts with math content homework coming home on Tuesday nights, typically. The math content homework will begin Tuesday, September 3rd. It’s going to be a wonderful first week and year!!
Happy Back to School!
Mrs. Bloomfield, Ms. Garcia, & Mrs. Wiessmer