It’s going to be a great year! Our class is known as the Outstanding Orcas. We begin the year learning about our local orca, the Southern Resident pods J, K and L. Do you know about the orca named Granny? Do you know what what our orcas eat? Do you know where these orcas travel? Your child will be able to wow you with orca facts and learn to appreciate our beautiful Puget Sound.
Here are a few our our local orcas…
J-16 Slick 45 years old
J-35 Tahlequah 19 years old
J-46 Star 8 years old
J-45 Se-Yi’-Chn 8 years old
J-51 Nova 2 years old
Welcome back to school! I’m excited to met you and get started on a terrific year!
Dear 2nd Grade Families,
Thank you for a wonderful school year! I appreciate how supportive, kind and thoughtful you parents are. You’ve done so much to help your children this year…homework, lunches, fundraisers, First Communion classes, volunteering, recess duty, sports, art and more! You are amazing!
We’ve learned, played and prayed so much this year! I’m so proud of the growth each child has made. Please take a look at the beautiful portfolio of your child’s work this year. They are full of art, reports and projects we did at school and at home.
This summer it is so important that your child continues to read and practice math. Your child should spend about 30 minutes weekdays reading and doing math. The “summer slump” won’t affect your child if you require them to do reading and math. I suggest a sticker calendar chart. Each day your child does reading and math they mark the calendar. After 40 days your child can get an agreed upon reward from you.
- Mathletics.com – I set up a summer program to review 2nd grade math.
- xtramath.org – 5-10 minutes of daily practice is needed for retention of math facts.
- Seattle Public Library summer reading program. spl.org
Book lists 3rd-grade-summer-reading-list and lexile.com
When summer’s over, we’ll celebrate the great work the kids did at the Breakfast of Champions, September 1st at 7:45. Students who spend at least 3 days a week working on reading and math will get to participate. We hope to see everyone there!
You are invited to sit us with for mass tomorrow at 9am. I hope you can join us!
I pray that God will bless you this summer. Be safe and have fun!