My goal: To Create Independent Thinkers and Learners!
spelling      Word Study:  We are using a program called "Words Their Way", a differentiated spelling program.  On Monday, your child will be given a word list based on a certain pattern or principle. He/she will work with those words during the week and will use them to complete homework assignments. All of the work is to be completed in their WTW notebook. On Friday, your child will be given an assessment which will consist of words, a dictation sentence, and is expected to write the principle or pattern. If your child experiences any difficulty with homework, please contact me. Please find the weekly assignments attached. 
      readingReading:  Your second grader should be reading at his/her reading level for at least 15 minutes every evening. Students are required to keep a monthly reading log which will highlight a certain reading skill. Parents are strongly encouraged to read with your child and help him/her to complete the task. Your child will be assessed throughout the year using the DRA, and/or Teacher's College assessment. This will guide you and your child as to his/her independent reading level. 
math   Math:  I encourage your child to master his/her addition and subtraction facts. Mastery of these basic facts will enable your student to understand newer concepts, therefore lessening their stress level. Quizzes will be given periodically. I strongly encourage you to explore the Math websites I have listed. In addition to nightly homework, your child will be asked to use the XtraMath website to complete assignments. You will find the log-in information in your child's BEE binder.