Welcome to 2nd Grade!
Our goal is to prepare our students for life's choices and challenges. We will maintain high expectations and challenge students to learn, grow, and achieve to their highest possible potential. We will enhance the learning process by fostering an atmosphere of respect, love and dignity while providing meaningful, hands-on lessons that make learning enjoyable and memorable!
What Good Readers Do
Each current 2nd grade student is encouraged to be reading on at least an AR level 2.5 with adequate comprehension and fluency before going into the 3rd grade. Parents are encouraged to continue reading with their child at home EVERY night for a total of 60 minutes or more per week. Below are some reading techniques that we teach our students when they encounter a difficult or unknown word.
- Skip it and go back. Read the remainder of the sentence for context clues.
- Look at the picture for clues.
- Stretch the word out.
- Look for word parts (chunks) that you know.
- If all the above has been attempted – ask someone