Teacher: Mrs. Kim Shealy
Where teacher-family partnerships contribute to academic success for our students!
Daily Classroom Schedule:
8:20 Home Room
9:00 Language Arts
12:35 Science/Social Studies
1:15 PE (Mon/Wed)
To contact me:
Green Mountain School
13105 NE Grinnell Road
Woodland, WA 98674
2nd Grade - Where You'll Watch Your Child Grow!
A Letter for Parents
This year will be such an amazing year of growth. Second grade is a confidence building year. Students will continue "growing" their skills in reading, writing, and as a mathematician! Your student will be discovering abstract concepts; making connections between the skill/symbol and their personal experiences with the learning.Their thinking will begin branching out into deeper levels of knowledge. This will be an exciting year of change. What once was an initial understanding will become a desire to know more. By the end of the year you will notice their growth and confidence in having an opinion, restating a concept they learned, and their preference in what they want to know more about. As your partner in their education, we will experience a wonderful year of discovery... welcome to 2nd grade!
Ways to Help Your Student Succeed:
- Staying involved in your child’s education is the key to a successful year.
- I will send home a weekly newsletter detailing our activities for the upcoming week. Encourage your student to discuss their learning every day. Ask them which "Ah-ha" discovery they enjoyed (something they didn't know). Learning about their educational strengths, challenges, and mistakes will be their chance for ownership in their learning. Ask them what they did well, what they need more practice in, or what was confusing about the lesson. Communicating with them will lead to success. Don't be surprised if their answers are lacking details. An answer like "nothing," will turn into a self-evaluation statement ("I liked... because..." or I was confused when we..."). Let me know if you want some discussion ideas, just send me an email, as a team we can make a difference.
A Few Procedures:
- Please send a healthy snack for their "pick-me-up" break. They will be working while they are munching, so sticky or gooey items are better as a lunch item. Lunches should be in a lunch box or bag (clearly marked with their first name and last initial).
- Your child will need his/her backpack EVERY day. We are hard workers and will be bringing home papers daily.
- The temperature in our room varies greatly, so dress your child in layers.
- Communication is key for success in any situation, especially the classroom!
- The Friday Folder is key to communicating back and forth with parents and teacher. Important information will be in this folder: school events, graded assessments, and progress reports as well as homework. Please provide a specified location for them to place their folder when they come home on Fridays. When you have a minute, please look through the folder, sign it, and have your student "zip" it in their school bag.
- I check my email every morning and right before I leave school. Do not hesitate to contact me: email@example.com.
- If your communication is not urgent, please jot a note, send it with your student and I will respond to it as soon as possible. You may also call the school. In return, I will contact you by email, note or telephone. I will be calling you throughout the year. With respect for your time, I will make most phone calls on Sunday after 6:30pm. If there is an opportunity to discuss an issue, I will contact you before I leave school. You are my best resource in helping your student succeed, together, we are their educational support team.
- Students are expected to come to class ready to learn.
- Students are expected to treat each other and themselves with respect.
- Students are expected to turn their work in on time.
- Set personal goals with high expectations of always wanting to do your best every day!