Second Grade – Rhodes

March Newsletter

March is Reading Month:
March is reading month! Our slogan this year is Keep Calm and Read On and the theme is camping! During the month of March, we will be having all sorts of events throughout the school such as the book fair, setting reading goals for each class, spirit week, and much more! There will be a reading calendar coming home (check your child’s folder for more information). Please encourage your child to read each night and also read with them. As a class we will be setting a goal of reading time that we will be challenging ourselves to read during the month. To celebrate the end of March is Reading Month, we will have spirit week the week of the 20th! Each day that week will have a theme for the students to dress up!

Spirit Week Schedule:

  • 20th – Comfy Clothes Day
  • 22nd – College Sports Day
  • 23rd – Tourist Day
  • 24th – Dress for Success Day
  • 25th – Class Color Day with jeans – our color is pink!

Scholastic Book Orders:
Our class online activation code:   MVYV7
Book Orders are due Friday, March 24th.

Cold Weather Gear:
We will be having more days where it is chilly at recess.  Please make sure to send the appropriate clothing for your child.  This will help prevent us from getting sick.  Please put the name of your child in the jacket so if it gets left on the playground we can return it easily.  Also, please send in a pair of or change of boots or shoes for outside play to be used at recess time.  If you would like to leave a pair at school they can keep them in their locker.  This will prevent our classroom from becoming muddy.

Pizza Hut Book It!:
Don’t forget to keep reading over the month of March! If you read every day this month, fill out your book it form and turn it in at the end of the month, you will receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut! I have attached the calendar to the newsletter! If you have any questions about the program or need a new calendar, please let me know! Nothing is better than a free pizza!

Snow Days:
In the event of a snow day you can find the school closings on Channel 3 and 8 and their websites. Televised and online school closings are normally posted by 6:30 a.m. Please do not call the school regarding school closings.

Parent-Teacher Conferences:
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held the week of March 27th. Please look for a sign-up sheet to come home. I will do my best to accommodate families by scheduling siblings back to back.

Yearbooks:
Want to remember all the fun you had throughout the school year?  Order a yearbook for only $16! Order forms were sent home already but if you need another one, please let me know! Order forms due no later than Friday, March 10th!

Activities to Do at Home:

  • When driving in the car, have your child read signs to you.
  • In the kitchen, have your child read recipes to you as you prepare meals.
  • Ask your child to read a news article about someone in our community who did something heroic and explain why the particular activity was heroic.
  • Prepare for multiplication by helping your child think in groups. Ask “how many fingers do five people have?”

Mrs. Rhodes