Welcome to 2nd Grade Class!
As we are steadily learning in the 2017 - 2018 school year, students are reviewing skills as well as learning new skills in ELA and Math. We are constantly working by practice, practice, practice to master the skills necessary to be academically successful for the 3rd Grade next school year. It is so important that vital learning is not lost during the school months and that students are reviewing daily with new words, reading books from your local libraries, watching TV, and just by interacting with people around you. Make sure that you get out there and join in on several free programs within the city and walking distance to your home. The newspaper can be read online, as well as the City of Biloxi website lists special events going on that are open to the public.
My goal has been, and will continue to be, to work with your child's Reading Comprehension, while working our state standards as an instructional guide to educating students. Incorporating English/Language Arts with Reading skills, we are focusing on reading comprehension, narrative/informative writing, and Math in preparation for our STAR and Standards Mastery Testing; which all lead up to the End-of-Year Exams (CTAs). Students are geared up and ready to master these tests by showing them what they've learned all year long.
As we continue to "March Into Reading" in the classroom, students' are building up their comprehension, as well as vocabulary, skills by taking daily or weekly AR tests. This allows a base for placement for the your child's AR Goals. Goals, points, and book levels are utilized to a 9-week window. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE encourage your child to read at home. Also, please continue to keep an eye out for their blue AR folders in order to monitor their progress; whereas, they are required to be witnessed with a teacher signature. The last day for AR for Term 2 will be Friday, December 8, 2017.
Parents, please check your child's planner EVERY DAY! Once you have met with your child regarding the behavior color, homework assignments/tests, and notes from their teacher, sign in the "Parent Signature" section each day as a way to further our open communication on a daily basis. I can also be reached by email at Melissa.Boucher@biloxischools.net or call the school at (228)436-5145 to schedule an appointment for a conference. Also, red "Take Home" folders go home EVERY WEDNESDAY and require a PARENT SIGNATURE as another way for open communication to your child's academic progress.
READ!!! READ!!! READ!!! READ!!! READ!!! READ!!! READ!!! READ!!! READ!!!
Excellence From All, For All !!!!