Thank you all for this fabulous year!
Without constant parent supervision and teacher dedication, students can't give their best.
Class 20, you were magnificent strong workers. Your independent work impressed me.
You are starting to understand that teamwork is very important to accomplish anything.
Our purpose in life is to make others happy; their smile makes us smile.
Continue your effort in treating each other nicely. You are very close in creating a powerful team.
Enjoy this end of the year spontaneous performance. (I cry when I watch it; I'll miss you!)
See you in September!
Student of the Month: April 2010
One new student was selected for his commendable attitude and generosity:
Exemplary students previously selected:
Andrew, Victor, Andrea, Nicole, Gaby, Jacob, Daniel, Janet, Luz, Jodi, Tyrese, Tsalta.
These students always try to do their best, always complete their homework, and always focus on their work.
In order to ensure her success, Janet even spent her own money to buy new books!
They are well-mannered, kind, and respectful of classmates and teachers in class and on the yard.
They respect all the rules all the times.
Their self discipline and self-control help all students stay on the road to college!
They never disturb the class, they never prevent students from learning or the teacher from teaching.
They are a pleasure to have in class.
They will be invited to a special lunch with Mrs. Lee
who wants to express her gratitude to these efficient and most respectful students.
Room 20 families showed their commitment to education!
Thank you to all of you who participated to the cultural food days.
It was a lot of work and/or time for all of us,
but I'm certain that students will now remember that a culture can be defined by clothes and food.
Students already titled their folder and reported on each special lunch.
We are now on our way to add arts, linguistic features, myths, games,...
Children also benefited from seeing you at school and connecting home with studying,
an essential link to ensure academic success!
Thank you so much for the gift certificate!!!!!!
You are truly wonderful families and I love to work with you!
OK, maybe the kids told you: I purchased magnetic shapes so students may put together buildings
and a science board game to learn about habitat.
I "donated" the cash for one of my proposals to get a new computer.
Exciting! Amazing! Challenging!
together to teach about a subject. The team members design a website with useful information founded after serious research.
Students have the opportunity to select their perspective, research at their own pace, write, draw, interview, design their presentation,
and use different technology tools (Internet, Word, PowerPoint, paint program, iMovie, Garaband, video camera, still camera,...)
Focused skills: critical thinking, working habits (efficiency), organization, leadership and cooperation.
Note: this is not a mandatory assignment; teachers only guide students who volunteer/submit work. This advanced project might not be completed before the end of the year 2010, but I will gather with participating students after school next year if needed.
See the ThinkQuest page for example. Most likely, our project will be "How do kids become Agents of Change?"
Back to School Night: Wow!
20 out of 24 families attended! My best year ever!
No wonder the class feels strong; students are supported by active parents...
Be confident that I will challenge your child according to his or her academic abilities and dependability.
Focused, independent, and responsible students will complete most advanced tasks
(such as teaching other classrooms or create videos)
because they constantly prove they can work without any reminders. Efficiently.
Congratulations to all of you!
We expect self discipline, dedication, and neatness at all time!
It is very important that families and school stay in contact throughout the year. You can reach me at school, but the fastest way is through e mail. Please, send me a message any time you want to discuss a concern, a suggestion, or just ask a question.
I check my box every evening.
You will be receiving our official “Welcome to Second Grade” packet soon. Keep in mind that students need to read every night for half an hour and will have homework every day, including Fridays. All second grade teachers will help families to stay close to the students' homework and progress with special projects and great family reading.
These will spark very interesting discussion and strengthen family’s ties!
Meanwhile, to help you get ready quickly, I provide you with the list of supplies that each child will need as soon as next Monday.
- 1 sturdy folder for homework
- 1 100-page note book; write the child’s name on the cover and label it “Math”
- 1 70-page spiral notebooks; write the child’s name on the cover and label it “Science”
- For P.E. day: Sport shoes (and shorts for girls)
- For Art class:
1 canvas 5 x 7 1 watercolor set 1 acrylic set
1 box of markers 1 pastel set 1 old t-shirt
Please, write the child’s name on each item and place all in a shoe box with the child’s name on it.
Recommended supplies for home:
Pencils, eraser, sharpener, crayons, line paper, ruler
For weekly geometry homework: scissors, scotch tape, glue stick, any kind of paper
Most important: a quiet spot to study and a safe place to store work.
Keep personal items home, please!
No toys, valuable items, or mechanical pencils/lead pencils.
Non-authorized items will be confiscated.
Snacks (no chips or candies on campus) and liquids should be kept in a separate plastic bag.