Ms. Rogers holds a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Bridgewater
State College in Massachusetts, where she grew up. She has twenty plus years of
experience teaching in grades one through six in Massachusetts, Germany (for a
Department of Defense School), and here in Idaho. She has two sons, a
daughter-in-law, and two dogs. She enjoys hiking, reading, gardening and
working with youth at her church. Life is a great adventure
9:00 – 9:20 DEAR Time
(Drop Everything And Read)
9:20 – 9:40 Morning message/
9:40– 10:20 Language Arts (Handwriting,
10:20 – 10:35 Read
10:35 – 11:30 Language Arts (Shared Reading, Guided Reading/Work
11:30– 12:15 Lunch/Recess
12:15 – 12:30ish DEAR Time (Drop Everything And Read)
12:30 – 1:30 Math
1:30 – 1:45 Recess
1:45 – 2:10 Writing
2:10 – 2:45 Science or Social Studies
2:45 – 3:00 Cleanup, Reflect on
Computer - Monday 12:30 – 1:00 PM, Fri. 10:30 – 11:00 AM
Music - Wednesday 11:05 – 11:35 AM (First
PE - Tuesday 9:30 – 10:00 AM
Library - Wednesday 2:00 – 2:30
need to have some homework most nights to develop discipline. However, we do
not want to overload kids. Besides reading/being read to at home every day, we
will have math homework every day except most Fridays (there will be a few).
There will also be opportunities for the children to have additional homework as
the year progresses. It is very important that your child reads to you or
you read to your child every day for at least 20 minutes. I am sending home a form for you to fill out and return weekly
for the children to be held accountable for this assignment. Completing the
required reading and returning the form will result in a Pizza Hut coupon for a
free Personal Pan Pizza as part of their Book It program. The first form is
included in this packet and will be due next week.
have enclosed a list of students in our class for your information.
is my expectation that the children treat each other, as well as myself and any
other adult at Edgemont, with respect. Failure to complete work or for being
rude or demonstrating other negative behaviors will result in a loss of
privileges, a phone call home to parents, and/or a visit to the principal’s
office. I also encourage positive behavior in that I will award the children points when
they are listening, working, walking down the hall quietly, etc. This is done on
a point system and is tallied monthly. If the children have more points at the
end of the month, they get a VERY special activity. Some examples are; walk to
Dairy Queen or Plan the Day. If I have more points, we simply start over.
the children celebrate their birthdays, a class book will be made for each
child. You may bring/send in store bought treats for the class; however, it certainly is not necessary.
For summer birthdays, the children will choose an unbirthday (any day) to
celebrate their birthday after January.
read to the children every day and during this time the children are allowed to
have a snack. I have been bringing them this week. Starting Monday, the
children will be required to bring their own snacks from home. I recommend that
they be nutritious finger foods. Please, no drinks. Since it is so hot out and
water is essential for good health, the children are allowed to bring a water
bottle to school. Please make sure their name is on it and that it has a lid.
We’ll continue this until the weather cools off.
Show and Tell-We
will not have show and tell per se. If your child has something of educational
value, especially if it connects to what we are studying, I encourage the
children to bring it to school to share. Please leave toys at home.
children will start checking books out of the school library this week. Second
graders get to check out 2 books. I require that one of the two books be an AR
book in your student’s reading range. The book can be exchanged the next day
for a new book. In other words, your child could check out a library book every
day if they return their book every day. Please encourage your child to do
this. Please keep library books in a safe place at home and make sure they are
returned by the next week to avoid fines.
Take Home Folders-Children
will bring home these folders to deliver notes, information, papers to you. I
will also send home weekly "How I’m Doing" reports on Fridays (starting after
Back to School Night) and a newsletter on Mondays outlining the upcoming week.
We will save some work to be put in a portfolio for the trimester. A Portfolio
Open House will be held in early December right before Parent/Teacher
you will find book orders. This is a very inexpensive way for you as a family
to acquire books. There is no obligation to purchase any books. If you wish to
purchase books, please fill out the order form and return it to school by Friday, Sept. 2, 2005.
There are some great books in here!
start spelling next week. Your student will take a preview on Monday and that
will determine what words they will work on for the week. If they get 100%
correct on Mondays, they will get a Challenge packet.
of you have indicated a desire to help in the classroom. There are many ways
for you to help.
I need help with managing students during Work Together
Jobs/Guided Reading (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday) while I work with
small groups. This is from 10:45 – 11:45 everyday except
During our library time Mrs. Jaussi requests a helper to help
check out books.
We need Room Mothers to organize PTO
sponsored activites for out class.
I NEED a parent or two to help with
writing, especially when we publish books.
I need parents to listen to children
To view second grade curriculum for
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