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Highlights from Mrs. Hill
June 7, 2013
Well - here it is - the last newsletter of the year. And what a great year it's been. I have enjoyed this group of second-graders. Their growth in all aspects – academic, social, emotional - has been amazing and I am so proud of them! My thanks go out to you as parents for your participation in your child's education. I'm going to miss all the children - I've learned so much from each and every one of them! Thank you for the opportunity to teach and learn with your child.
The second grade enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon on Thursday. It was a nice way to celebrate the end of the year as second-graders. Thanks so much to all the parents who donated to make this special end-of-the-year event happen.
Barnes & Noble has a list of summer reading recommendations for students and parents. The list is organized by grade level, and includes websites and apps that promote reading and creativity. You can access this site at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570. Happy reading!
At the bottom of this newsletter I've included a short list of some things you can do with your child while you're enjoying summer vacation. These are just a few small ways you can help your child stay prepared for third grade. In addition, a summer homework folder was sent home with your child earlier in the week. Please feel free to use the materials in the folder to help your child retain some of the important concepts learned this year in second grade.
Thanks again for all your support and kind words throughout the year. Have a wonderful summer – enjoy this time with your growing children!
Mrs. Hill J
While you’re enjoying your summer vacation don’t forget to:
· Read each day and discuss what you’ve read. Discussing and retelling both help build comprehension J
· Practice your math facts. Try to know them within 3 seconds. Use a strategy to help you figure them out.
· Begin a summer writing journal.
· Send letters and postcards to your friends – a great way to practice your writing skills.
· Visit the local library – both the SpringfieldTownship and IndependenceTownship libraries have great summer reading programs.
· Count the change you receive when you buy items at the store.
· Practice telling time on an analog clock. Practice elapsed time scenarios too.
· Practice two-digit addition and subtraction number sentences. Don’t forget to regroup!