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Welcome to 2019!
A few reminders, Mendenhall continues to be a proud uniform school! Our uniforms include red, white, or navy polos, navy or khaki shorts, pants, skirts, or jumpers, and closed toe shoes appropriate for outside play. School hours are 7:40-1:55 with early release each Monday at 12:55.
Whole group educational goals: This month in reading, we will be working on character traits and characterization. We will be working specifically on being able to answer the question, “Tell me about the character.”. We will work on this each day, using the illustrations to help students identify physical traits during the book preview and thinking about our reading after reading a text. You can support this at home by reading nightly with your child and asking similar questions about books you read together.
This month in writing, we will be working on writing a sentence based on their own illustrations and labels. We will work as a group and students may be dictating a response and tracing or copying their response from a model. Students are also now broken into three guided writing groups and are either working in that group on handwriting, spelling words, or generating sentences, Second grade students are also working on responding to reading in writing during inclusion time. You can support this at home by engaging students in writing activities such as writing in sidewalk chalk, painting, and coloring in coloring books. You may want to encourage students to begin a journal or draw a picture about their day and label the image. Encourage students to sound out words that follow predictable spelling patterns. Encourage students to use multiple colors, stay within a marked area, and, most importantly, have fun! All writing is important writing in the early stages of writing development. Encourage students to write heir names, their favorite things, or something about their day. Encourage them to draw about their feelings, family outings, or just scribble away!
This month in math, we will begin working on a money student. Each week we will focus on one coin or bill and discuss its value, alternate ways to give that amount and what it looks like. Please share coins and discuss them with your childe and encourage them to help you count coins when payin for different things! Encourage your child to count and recognize numbers in their everyday life!
This month in science, students will be working on living things and their needs. You can support your child’s learning by explaining the reasons people do things they do or explaining why they need certain parts of the routine, such as drinking water with dinner, eating at meal times, and spending time outside. Remember science is everywhere so please show and encourage your child to see it in the world.
This month in social skills, we will be working on cool down and coping strategies. Specifically we will be looking at conscious discipline strategies. Students will learn about Drain, Baloon, STAR, BIG voice, and Seeing the Best. These strategies will help students cope with big emotions. I encourage you to ask your students to tell you about these strategies and to model them for them! In ClassDoJo I will send videos of students demonstrating each strategy as we learn them!