Mrs. Marilyn Padget 2nd Grade

                                                            May
Summer is right around the corner! This has been a great year! I am confident they have the skills needed for 3rd grade. 

Reading: Students will benefit from reading every day. It's even fun to sit with your child and take turns reading. 

Writing: Have students write every day. They enjoy using little notebooks to keep notes, write lists, etc. They will bring home their spiral notebook which is perfect for free write. 
                                         
The following is the supply list for incoming 2nd graders:

SECOND GRADE SUPPLY LIST Second Grade Teachers are happy to collect a $30.00 fee to purchase the supplies, or you may provide the supplies by purchasing the following items:

· 4 composition books (wide rule)
· 1 spiral notebook (wide rule)
· 1 box of Ticonderoga sharpened pencils
· 1 pair of scissors
· 1 ruler (NO slap wrist or flexible rulers)
· 1 package of glue sticks
· 1 box of crayons (24 count)
· 1 box of colored pencils (12 count)
· 2 highlighters (yellow or orange)
· 4 prong folders with pockets
· 2 – 1” inch durable three ring binders with plastic sleeve on front
· 1 Bottle of Elmer’s glue
· Pencil Box
· 1 pkg of small sticky notes & 1 pkg of large sticky notes
· 1 clip board
· 1 pack of 4 dry erase markers (black or blue) · 4 pink erasers
· 1 package of pencil erasers
· 1 pack of loose-leaf paper (wide rule)
· 1 package of 100 3 X 5 index cards lined on one side
· Headphones
Optional Supply Donations: Quart Size Baggies, Tissue boxes, Disinfectant Wipes, Gallon Size Baggies


                                             April
Please watch for my weekly newsletter every Monday in the communication binder. This is where I list our weekly spelling words with updates on Ready Gen and Eureka Math lessons.

Important dates:
4/5-Walk-n-Roll 8:20
4/12-Papa John's Pizza Night
4/15-PTO general meeting
4/16-5th grade choir 9:15
4/19-no school
4/26-Zoo field trip

Please check out embarconline for Eureka Math videos!

                                                March
Thank you for taking the time to come in for parent/teacher conferences! I enjoy meeting with parents and discussing student progress. If you care to meet again prior to the end of the school year, please either send me a note in the communication binder or call me at 338-2526  X133. 

Please watch for my weekly newsletter every Monday in the communication binder. This is where I list our weekly spelling words and update on Ready Gen and Eureka Math lessons.

Important March dates:
3/4-3/18: mini toiletry drive to benefit Ronald McDonald House
3/8: Walk-n-Roll to school. See the SVE main web site for info.
3/11: yearbook art entry deadline
3/13: NWEA testing
3/14: probable date for field trip rescheduled, awaiting approval for buses.
3/18: NWEA testing
3/22: spring break begins
                                                     



                                                          February
Please be on the look-out for my weekly newsletter in the communication binder! 
Important dates:
Feb. 14-Valentine'
Feb. 22-Box Top deadlines Day/party
Feb. 18-No school
Feb. 19-field trip to the Natural History Museum
Feb. 28-March 1-No school
March 11 & 13-NWEA testing


                                               January 

Please be on the look-out for my weekly newsletter in the binder!
Important dates:
Jan. 31-Literacy/Math Night 5:30-7:00
Feb. 1-Scholastic Book deadline
Feb. 14-Valentine's Day party
Feb. 19-field trip to Natural History Museum
Feb. 22-Box Top deadline
Feb. 25-conferences can begin
March 22-spring break begins
March 13 and 18-spring NWEA testing dates
April 26-field trip to the zoo
May 14-Field Day
  
                                                  



 December
Important dates:
12/5-Scholastic book deadline
12/6-NWEA 9:15-11:00
12/7-Walk-n-Roll to School 8:20
12/7-School carnival 5:30-8:00
12/7- Highlights Magazine order due
12/10-NWEA 9:15-11:00
12/10-Dec. I Station testing 1:10-2:00
12/14-food drive ends
12/17-holiday hat and holiday sock day
12/18-green Grinch hat or red hat day
12/18-3rd grade musical 9:30
12/19-pajama day/12:45 dismissal
12/20........no school. Winter break begins


 November
Important dates:
11/2-Walk-n-Roll
11/6-No school-voting day
11/9-Veteran's Day celebration. Parade-9:15
11/12-can begin parent/teacher conferences before and after school
11/14-Author Vaunda Nelson presentation
11/15-SVE Thanksgiving luncheon
11/19-No school-all day conferences scheduled
11/22-Happy Thanksgiving!!!
11/20-23-no school for students

                                               October
Important dates:
10/2-fire prevention assembly 2:50
10/5 Scholastic book deadline
10/8-Columbus Day
10/11-In-Service. No school for students
10/12-Fall Break
10/19-Walk-n-Roll, Scholastic book deadline
10/23-book fair preview
10/26-carnival
10/29-book fair closes
10/30,31-Smiles dentist visit
                                        

                                September
Important dates:
9/3-no school
9/4-NWEA testing
9/11-school pictures, NWEA testing
9/13-fall bar-b-que
9/21-SAVE Squad movie night
9/25-Meteorologist Jorge Torres


                                 SVE Pop-In
     
Reserve the evening of August 7 to come meet your child's teacher for the 2018-2019 school year and to sign up for a time to bring your child in for testing. The Pop-In will be in the SVE gym from 5:30-6:30 PM.  There may be a special treat for each SVE student that comes!

                                                   Supply list
You can find the supply list on our SVE home page. I encourage parents to bring the supplies when they bring their child for testing. Testing dates are August 9 and 10.

                                                   Summer 2018-Schools out-what now?
Reading-Be sure to keep reading. The Rio Rancho library has a great summer reading program. Read and earn prizes at the same time! We read and enjoyed the book The Trumpet of The Swan by E.B. White. I encourage you to read together Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, also by E.B. White.

Math-Have your child count coin combinations up to $2.00. Help them recognize the name and value of each coin. Encourage your child to continue their number scroll. I sent home blank pages for you to copy. Go on a shape scavenger hunt looking for 3-D shapes. Food boxes, toys, kitchen gadgets, etc. are some examples. Ask how many faces (sides)? How many vertices (corners)? Can it roll? Can it stack?

Writing-Get a composition book or other notebook from the Dollar Store and have them journal daily or write creative stories, complete with illustrations. Put them in charge of  writing the grocery list for the week. Send a letter to a relative using the appropriate letter writing format.

Spelling-I sent home their spelling word book in May. This book contains every spelling word we had this year. Have them practice writing the word in a sentence on a dry erase board (Dollar Store), then test them on the spelling words they missed this year. Once they get the word correct, place a star next to the word in their word book.

Computer-Check out these web sites-Zearn, Moby Max (student's brought their log on info home), Prodigy, Spelling City, Khan Academy, Storybird, just to name a few.

Staying healthy-Walk or play for at least 1 hour every day. Start a fitness log and post it on the fridge. Set a goal at the beginning of the week and reward yourself at the end of the week if you meet that goal with a special treat such as frozen yogurt!!!