Second Grade – Knop

January Newsletter

Happy Holidays!
I hope everyone enjoys their winter break! School resumes Monday,January 8th. Over the break please help your child to work on money and time skills. Also please continue practicing the subtraction facts and even multiplication. Every little bit helps! We are looking forward to a great year of learning in 2018! Happy New Year!

Winter NWEA Testing
The NWEA testing begins the week of January 15th.This will help us to determine how our second graders are progressing through the school year. Please make sure that your child is well rested, eats a good breakfast and arrives to school on time.

Scholastic Book Orders
We will not be doing the January Scholastic Book Order so as to give everyone a break. There will be wonderful books in February.

Don’t forget to keep reading over the break and throughout the month of January. Nothing is better than a free pizza!

Cold Weather
I cannot stress enough the importance of making sure your child has cold weather gear here at school every day. Don’t forget to bring all of your child’s gear back after the break. Unless the wind chill is below 10 degrees, we will be outside. Your child needs to come equipped with coats, hats, gloves, scarves and snow pants.

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.

Second Marking Period
The second marking period ends on Friday, January 19th. Report cards will be sent home with your child.

At Home Math Tips

  • Explore math in everyday life — counting out forks to set the table, pouring from a gallon of milk, telling the time when his favorite TV program begins. When kids realize that math is all around them, they begin to relax and see its meaning in their lives.
  • Show how math is more than learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Math also teaches us to analyze, reason, and plan. These are useful skills that transfer over to reading and writing as well.
  • Model analytical and mathematical thinking. Be a problem solver, pose questions, and find solutions. Talk about likenesses and differences, and explain your reasoning.
  • Encourage your child to explain his problem-solving process so you can understand his reasoning.
  • When driving to school or the store, talk about how numbers help us determine how fast we drive, the distance traveled, the mileage the car gets per gallon of gas, and how long it will take to get home.