Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to Ms. Shin’s 2nd-Grade Shiny Stars!
I am Ms. Shin, and I am so excited to begin another school year with second graders. This homepage will give you an overview of the policies and procedures in Room 43. I feel that parent-teacher communication is very important to ensure the success of your child. Please feel free to contact me via messages using Remind app, or email me at any time with any concerns or questions.
I am looking forward to a great year in Second Grade!
Take-Home Folders / Blue Folders
One way I will keep in touch with you throughout the school year is through the take-home homework folder or the blue folder. This folder is for your child to use to bring home any important information during the school year. Inside the folder you will have school letters & forms for you to fill out, homework, information about field trips, and notes from me. Parents will need to clean out the papers in the “Keep at Home” side of the blue folder each night and return any necessary forms on the following day with your child. Your child will bring this folder home every night and return it to school the next day.
Your child will be assigned homework Monday through Thursday. (Also, any remaining classroom work may also be sent home to be finished and returned to school.) Assignments given should take no more than 30 minutes to complete at home. If there is a legitimate reason why your child wasn’t able to finish his/her homework, please contact me. I’ll be happy to work with you to make alternative arrangements.
Students are expected to learn addition and subtraction math facts with sums to 20 using mental strategies and by the end of Grade 2, they should know from memory. Students will have opportunities to practice their math facts in the classroom but will need additional practice time at home in order to internalize their facts.
It is extremely important that each student learn these facts as early as possible in the school year. It will help your child considerably when learning addition and subtraction with regrouping. I urge each family to purchase or make addition and subtraction flash cards and practice with your child for a few minutes each day. We will be taking timed tests throughout the year and those scores will be a small part of the students’ math grade.
Reading and Writing
We will continue to use Benchmark Advance textbook for ELA with Impact, the new social studies text book that align very well on the same topics. As students' reading will continue to be monitored through DIBELS testing, we will start with reviewing K-1 sight words and continue with those from Grade 2. Learning to read them on sight will increase children’s reading fluency (Joseph, Nation, & Liversedge, 2013). One of the most popular lists is Edward Dolch’s (1936). ----> https://lincs.ed.gov/readingprofiles/Dolch_Basic.pdf
Routine spelling words will be given on Mondays and tested on Fridays. Students are expected to practice their spelling words at home before the weekly test on Friday. This year students will have the opportunity to write diary everyday on their writing journals. They will also learn to write through 5 step writing process : brainstorm, draft, revise, edit and publish.
Individual Supplies Suggested for 2nd- Grade
Rm 43 Wishlist