Grade 2

Welcome to 2nd Grade With

Mrs. Pausback!

We are looking forward to a new school year! Here are some important updates and information:

  1. The first day of school for second grade students will be on August 27th.

  2. August 31st will be the first day for our hybrid students.

  3. Please be sure your child has completed the summer reading as outlined below. We will be discussing their Seesaw posts during the first week of school. I have really enjoyed looking over the posts that students have made so far.

  4. We would like to welcome our new student Tijani, or TJ, to the second grade classroom!

  5. Thank you to Stefanie R, mother to Kaelyn, for volunteering to be our classroom parent representative to Parent Council! Please look for an email from her soon as she is organizing our Virtual Classroom Meet and Greet (formerly the beginning of school picnic). I look forward to seeing all of you there!

Summer Reading

  1. Read and track with a family member your 15 minutes per day of reading choice and "best fit" books. Epic is free in June (it will cost families $7.99 per month for July and August, if they choose) and offers excellent resources, vetted by your teachers. Log-in information is included in your student’s Mackintosh email.

  2. Choose books that highlight themes of resilience such as:

  • A Place to Land: MLK Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein

  • Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh

  • We Are Grateful by Traci Sorell

  • The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus by Jen Bryant

  • Share at least one book per month in Seesaw.

Summer Book Talks

Share your thoughts about a book you have read using the video or audio tools on Seesaw

  1. What did you like the best about this book? What was the book's genera (fiction, non-fiction, mystery, adventure, fantasy)?

2. Which were your favorite characters? Explain why you liked them?

3. What was the problem?

4. How was the problem solved?

5. Would you recommend this book to your friends? Why?

Optional: Draw a picture or create a model of your favorite part of the book and take a picture to upload onto Seesaw to share with your friends.

Math - Optional practice

Look for an email invitation to the following math applications: