Dear 2nd Grade Families,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Mrs. Bloomfield and I were so happy to see you on Thursday afternoon! 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. Jackson and Mrs. Rowlett starting on Tuesday. 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 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, all math homework will be about math facts. Ms. Garcia and myself will send home “fact sheets” for the first few weeks. Students will be learning “fact games” in class and we will be posting some “facts practice” websites on the blog very soon.
Happy Back to School,
Mrs. Bloomfield & Miss Garcia