Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018

Hello Families! 

I hope all of you are doing well after Hurricane Florence.    Our schools and district offices will resume a normal operating schedule beginning tomorrow, Monday, September 17, 2018. Schools will start at their normal times, and buses will run on their regular schedules. All before- and after-school activities will resume on their normal schedules as well. 

Listed below are the field study dates and costs for the 2018-19 school year. The permission slip will cover all field studies for the year.   I encourage you to complete and send in the bottom portion of the slip and the $28 by September 17​th​.​ Payments may be made online through Parent Portal, under the “Student Fees” section.

September 25th  - Richland County Library (Main Branch) $3.00
December 12th, 13th OR 14th -  EdVenture $9.00
March 4th, 6th OR 7th -  CiCi’s Pizza $9.00
April 25th -  Riverbanks Zoo $3.00  
May 3rd - Legend of Pocahontas $4.00
Total Cost:   $28.00

Our skills and story for the week will remain the same from last week.  Assessments  for reading comprehension and vocabulary will be given on Thursdays.  Students are required to read each  test question independently (unless they have an IEP).  Therefore, I encourage you to  speak to your child  about taking their time and reading each question carefully.  They are allowed to use their book when answering their reading comprehension questions.  Math assessment will be given  at the end of each unit.

Story for the Week: Family Farm Now and Then


Skills for the Week

Reading:  main idea and details

Math: use addition and subtraction strategies to add/subtract numbers.  

Science: solids, liquids, and gases

Social Studies: map skills  

Writing: narratives



Homework
Homework is given each Monday and  should be returned each Friday in your child's blue communication folder.   

Example:  
All  reading comprehension homework  questions should be answered in complete sentences.  Students should restate the question in their answer.     

Question:  Why did you wear a jacket to school today?
Answer:  I wore a jacket because it was chilly outside.

Homework Assignments

Monday:  
*Reading:  Re-read the story of the week and answer question 1 and 2 on 
page 73  (Think and Compare)
*Vocabulary:  Choice board activity 
*Math:  Complete an activity sheet

Tuesday
 *Reading  
Re-read the story of the week and answer question 3 and  4 on 
page 73  (Think and Compare)
*Vocabulary:  Choice board activity 
*Math:  Complete an activity sheet 

Wednesday
Reading:  Complete Practice test Page 75  ****Write Questions and Answers
Vocabulary:  Choice Board
Math:  Activity Sheet

Thursday
*Reading   Read  a book of choice for 20 mins 
*Math:  Complete an activity sheet  

Reminders
*Student planners should be reviewed and signed daily.
*Students may bring in a healthy snack each day. 
*Communication folders should be returned Friday

Friday, September 7, 2018


Greetings!  

A Special Thanks  to those Parents and Grand Parents who were able to come out to the  Open House  and  First Friday Breakfast.   It was great seeing all of you!   

Listed below are the field study dates and costs for the 2018-19 school year. The permission slip will cover all field studies for the year.   I encourage you to complete and send in the bottom portion of the slip and the $28 by September 17​th​.​ Payments may be made online through Parent Portal, under the “Student Fees” section.

September 25th  - Richland County Library (Main Branch) $3.00
December 12th, 13th OR 14th -  EdVenture $9.00
March 4th, 6th OR 7th -  CiCi’s Pizza $9.00
April 25th -  Riverbanks Zoo $3.00  
May 3rd - Legend of Pocahontas $4.00
Total Cost:   $28.00

Assessments  for reading comprehension and vocabulary will be given on Thursdays.  Students are required to read each  test question independently (unless they have an IEP).  Therefore, I encourage you to  speak to your child  about taking their time and reading each question carefully.   They are allowed to use their book when answering their reading comprehension questions.   Math assessment will be given  at the end of each unit.

Story for the Week: Family Farm Now and Then

Skills for the Week
Reading:  main idea and details
Math: use addition and subtraction strategies to add/subtract numbers.  
Science: solids, liquids, and gases
Social Studies: map skills  
Writing: narratives



Homework
Homework is given each Monday and  should be returned each Friday in your child's blue communication folder.   

Example:  
All  reading comprehension homework  questions should be answered in complete sentences.  Students should restate the question in their answer.     

Question:  Why did you wear a jacket to school today?
Answer:  I wore a jacket because it was chilly outside.

Homework Assignments

Monday:  
*Reading:  Re-read the story of the week and answer question 1 and 2 on page 73 (Think and Compare)
*Vocabulary:  Choice board activity 
*Math:  Complete an activity sheet

Tuesday
 *Reading  
Re-read the story of the week and answer question 3 and  4 on page 73 ( Think and Compare)
*Vocabulary:  Choice board activity 
*Math:  Complete an activity sheet 

Wednesday
Reading:  Complete Practice test Page 75  ****Write Questions and Answers
Vocabulary:  Choice Board
Math:  Activity Sheet

Thursday
*Reading   Read  a book of choice for 20 mins 
*Math:  Complete an activity sheet  

Reminders
*Student planners should be reviewed and signed daily.
*Students may bring in a healthy snack each day. 
*Communication folders should be returned Friday


September 10th- Cookie dough money due.  
September 17​th​ - Field Trip payment due
September 25th  - Richland County Library (Main Branch)
September 28th - Early Dismissal
September 29th - (11am-2pm)Fall Carnival

Friday, August 31, 2018

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Greetings! 

We have just ended another awesome week of  learning and building  classroom community. Students are working hard to  follow procedures and do their personal best.   Next  Monday, school will be closed in observance of Labor Day.  On Tuesday, I will  continue administering the  Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA).  It is an individually  administered   assessment of a child's reading capabilities.  

Field trip forms were sent  home on Thursday in your child's  communication folder.  This permission  form will cover all field studies for the year.  Please complete and return the bottom portion of the slip by September​ ​17th​.​   Payments may be made online through Parent Portal, under the “Student Fees” section.    If you choose to use this method of payment, please write a note on the top of the form indicating you have paid.  

Assessments  for reading comprehension and vocabulary will be given  each Thursday.  Students are required to read each  test question independently (unless they have an IEP).  Therefore, I encourage you to  speak to your child  about taking their time and reading each question carefully. They are  allowed to use their book when answering their reading comprehension questions.   Math assessment will be given  at the end of each unit

Please ensure that your child has a pair of headphones.      

Story for the Week: Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea

Skills 
Reading:  retell the sequence of major events Math: use addition and subtraction strategies to add/subtract numbers.  Science: solids, liquids, and gases Social Studies: map skills  
Writing: Narratives



Homework is given each Monday and  should be returned each Friday in your child's blue communication folder.   

Example:
 All  reading comprehension homework  questions should be answered in complete sentences.  Students should restate the question in their answer.    

Question:  Why did you wear a jacket to school today?
Answer:  I wore a jacket because it was chilly outside.



Assignments

Monday - No School

Tuesday
*Reading:  Re-read the story of the week and answer question 1 and 2 on 
page 61 (Comprehension Check)

*Vocabulary:  Choice board activity 
 (Your vocabulary words  are the yellow  highlighted words  in each story.)   
*Math:  Complete an activity sheet

Wednesday
Reading:  Re-read the story of the week and answer question 3 and  4 on page 61 (Comprehension Check)
*Vocabulary:  Choice board activity
*Math:  Complete an activity sheet

Thursday
Reading:   Read  a  book of choice for 20 mins
*Math:  Complete an activity sheet  

Reminders

*Student planners should be reviewed and signed daily.

*Students may bring in a healthy snack each day. 


*Communication folders should be returned Friday.




Monday, September 3rd - Labor Day

Thursday, September 6th - Open House
*Parent & Admin Conversation in the Multipurpose Room (Gym) - 6 pm - 6:15pm
Classroom Session 1 6:20 pm - 6:50 pm          

Classroom Session 2 6:55 pm - 7:25 pm

Friday, September 7th - First Friday's Breakfast

Monday, September 10th - Cookie Dough Fundraiser Money is Due
















Friday, August 24, 2018

August 25, 2018

August 27, 2018 

Hooray!   Our first week of school was  fun and exciting.  Students  participated in  a variety of activities to help make their  second grade experience a success. Throughout the week they engaged in  community building activities, met new friends,  learned new rules and procedures, and began to work on basic second grade skills. I am looking forward  to having to a fantastic year with your child.   

You should check your child's book bag  each Thursday for their blue communication folder.  Please read and complete all forms.  Folders should be  returned  each Friday.  If you need additional time with your child's folder, please let me know.  

Second Grade students will take the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) test on Wednesday and  Thursday.  This is a computerized  test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth.   

The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) testing will also be given.  It is an individually administered assessment of a child's reading capabilities. It is a tool to be used by instructors to identify a students reading level, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension.

Homework is given each Monday and  should be returned each Friday in your child's blue communication folder.  

Mrs. Leila Dixon  has joined  our class.  Mrs. Dixon will serve as our Foster  Grandparent.

Please ensure that you child has a pair of headphones.  We will begin using them next week.    

Skills for the Week
Reading -  Fictional Story Elements
Writing- Narratives 
Math - Add and subtract fluently through 99
Science- Solids and liquids
Social Studies - Map Skills
Reading Story for the Week: David's New Friends




Homework


Monday - Thursday 

Reading:   Complete an activity sheet

Math:   Complete an activity sheet




Reminders

*Student planners should be reviewed and signed daily.

*Students may bring in a healthy snack each day. 


*Communication folders should be returned Friday.






Friday, August 24th - Cookie Dough Kick Off

(Please check your child's bookbag for their packet)

Monday, September 3rd - Labor Day

Thursday, September 6th - Open House

Friday, September 7th - First Friday's Breakfast

Monday September 10th - All Fundraiser Money is Due


Needed Supplies

2 inch binder with 2 pockets and clear plastic view

plastic folder with pockets

2 composition notebooks



Contact Information
*NUMBER: 803-699-2981

Monday, August 20, 2018

Welcome Back to School!

Image result for back to school clip artSecond grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which the learning of new skills is accelerated. During second grade, your child will read a variety of books, write stories, add two and three digit numbers, subtract two and three digit numbers, and so much more. I hope to make your child’s learning experience a fun and exciting one and instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child’s years of schooling.

I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year,  I will communicate with you through a weekly newsletter on my class blog, Class Tag, student planners, telephone calls, and parent-teacher conferences. I encourage you to register with Class Tag to receive reminders and important information about  our class. You should also subscribe to my Blog Spot @ *http://msldaileysclass.blogspot.com to receive our class newsletter which will include homework assignments, important dates, weekly skills, etc.  It will be updated by Monday of each week.  

Your child will have a student planner that he or she will take home daily. Please go over the planner with your child and sign your name in the box for the correct day. It should be returned daily.   

Please log into Parent Portal to complete your child's RUP form if you have  not completed it.  You may access Parent Portal from the Richland Two homepage. Once you are logged into Parent Portal, click on "Returning Student Annual Update" and complete the information. 

I look forward to teaching your child and working with you to help your child achieve their fullest potential. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Loretta Dailey
Phone: (803) 699 2981 ext. 71205
E-mail: ldailey@richland2.org

Reminders


*Student planners should be reviewed and signed daily.

*Students may bring in a healthy snack each day. 

*Please sign and return the Students Emergency Information Form

*Communication folders should be returned Monday.

* Homework will begin on  next Monday.  Students should complete a reading, vocabulary  and math assignment.   All homework should be returned each Friday in your child's blue communication folder.


Important Dates


Friday, August 24th - Cookie Dough Kick Off


Monday, September 3rd - Labor Day

Thursday, September 6th - Open House


Friday, September 7th ........ - First Friday's Breakfast

Monday September 10th ........- All Fundraiser Money is Due


Extra Supplies Needed

Small and large Zip Lock Bags

2 inch Binder with 2 pockets and clear plastic view

plastic folder with pockets

Friday, June 8, 2018


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June 6,  2018

Dear Parents!  

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the 2017 - 2018 school year.   10 months have passed away quickly!    We have covered a lot of  skills and participated in many fun and exciting activities.  We have had an amazing year together!   Thanks for your cooperation and support throughout the year! 

Sincerely,

Ms. Dailey 

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Hello Parents!

We will have our Awards Day Ceremony on Tuesday, June 5th  beginning  @ 9:00 am.    Our end of the year class celebration will be held immediately afterwards.   Please sign up under "Activities"  on  Class Tag  to bring in one of the following items to  help make our class celebration a success.

June 6, 2018 is a half day for elementary and middle school students only.  June 7, 2018 is a half day and  the last day of school  for elementary, middle and high school students.


Thanks for your support!