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Dear Parents,                                                                          September 3, 2019
 
Welcome to a new school year!  I hope your child is as excited as I am about the upcoming year.  The children have been busy the first few days being introduced to new classmates, class routines and curriculum.  
 
Some of the programs we use in second grade will be familiar to the children.  We use the Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Program, which was used last year. We use the Reader’s Workshop format, which is similar to what your child used in first grade as well.  The children are expected to read for 15 minutes each night as part of their homework. We are using Fundations for our phonics/spelling program this year.  Students will work on their phonics skills in class and take a test at the end of each unit. Sight words will be sent home at the beginning of each unit, starting in Unit 3.  Our math program is Go Math! The program includes a homework component given Monday – Thursday that reinforces the concepts we work on during the week.  Homework will be sent home starting Monday, 9/16/19. I will be sending home a letter which will include a Reflex Math login and password for your child to practice their math facts.  
 
The Special Schedule for this year is as follows:

Monday – Library
Tuesday – Physical Education & Computer Bi-Weekly
Wednesday – Art & Chorus 
Thursday – Music 
Friday – Physical Education
 
Lunch – 11:40 - 12:05
Recess – 12:05 - 12:25
Snack - 1:35
*Please remember to send in a snack with your child daily. Snack will be in the afternoon.
 
Each month I will post a newsletter on my website which will outline the material and topics that we are studying during the month.  If you have any questions or concerns, please send a note, email, or call me @ 508-541-5475 ext. 2029. Please check my class web page to find out more information about homework, book club orders, birthday celebrations, and useful links children can use to reinforce skills learned in the classroom. The web address is http://hods.norfolk.k12.ma.us.  Look under Grade 2 and click on my name, Kate Aucella, to get to my web page.  I am looking forward to a great year!
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Mrs. Aucella