Welcome to Second Grade and Mrs. Moore's Class!
It is a pleasure to have your child in my class! I am excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year, and look forward to getting to know your child and embarking on a new year of learning. My name is Mrs. Susan Moore, and I have taught various grades, ranging from K through 5th for NTCSD since September, 2000.
I believe that students deserve a learning environment in which they feel safe and secure to take risks, collaborate with their peers, and have opportunities to investigate, share ideas, and discover. On this page you will find some important information about our class!
Schedule of Specials
Day 2 Library Day 3 Computers Day 4 Art and Gym Day 5
Day 6 Gym
Please be sure your child has sneakers on "gym days" and send in library books on Day 2. Also, if you wish, please send in an art smock or an oversized t-shirt for your child for art. They may keep it in school.
Math: The math program we are using includes an explorative, hands-on approach to learning and helps in developing conceptual mathematical understanding. Students will have reinforcement papers to work on, at times, for homework.
ELA - A daily assignment will be the re-reading of a book or books sent home from our Reading Workshop. Students will have a "book baggie" which will go back and forth between school and home daily. If, for some reason, students don't bring home their book baggie, they should still read for pleasure at home for 10 to 20 minutes. Daily reading at home is an essential part of our Early Literacy Program. Word Study: Students will not be given weekly spelling tests this year. Instead, we will be using Lucy Calkins Units of Study in Phonics, which is a researched based program that focuses on various phonics strategies and concepts. There are high frequency words, referred to as 'snap words' that students will practice regularly. I will send words home in their book baggies for students to practice at home.
Please check your child's green take-home folder DAILY!
Occasionally I will send home Scholastic book orders. If you wish to order books, there are two ways to order. One way is to send in the order with cash or a check made payable to Scholastic Book Clubs. Place in an envelope labeled with your child's name. Another way is to order directly online at www.scholastic.com.
You will need our class code, which is HHTC9. Your payment will be made directly online, and books are automatically ordered. Once books arrive, they will be placed in a plastic bag and sent home with your child.
Please send in a water bottle filled with fresh, clean water each day for your child. Also, students are invited to bring in a nutritious snack, which they may have during the day.We enjoy celebrating birthdays in class! If you wish to send in a snack for your child's upcoming birthday, please notify me at least one day in advance so that I may schedule a "celebration" time. Treats should be store-bought, and sent in with necessary serving supplies (example plates/forks for cake, etc.).
How can I help my child do his/her best?
- Check your child's take home folder daily.
- Read the bi-weekly newsletter which will be sent home every other Friday.
- Spend time listening to your child read books that they bring home in their baggies. Make sure that your child reads at home daily. Take time to read with your child, as well.
- Communicate questions, concerns, and important information with me!
- Please practice basic math facts - addition and subtraction
If your child has a permanent or temporary change in dismissal procedures, a note must be sent in so that I may be alerted. Otherwise, your child's regular transportation home will be followed.
Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or concerns. I may be reached at 807-3850, ext. 5206. Leave a message on my voice mail and I will promptly return your call.
I look forward to meeting with you and to an enjoyable, successful, and "funtastic" school year!