Welcome To Second Grade with Mrs. Montes

    Message to Parents
         Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  I am excited to meet all of you and to make this a great year for your children!
         On the first day of school I will greet students at the door.  From then on, students will line up on the playground when school begins at 8:10 am.  We usually line up right next to the outdoor stage.  Please remind your children to use the restroom before school begins.  Also, make sure your children are aware of the place where they will meet you after school.  The dismissal time is 2:15 pm.
         Since it has been very hot, I suggest that students bring a water bottle with their name. They may keep them on their desks as long as it doesn't become a distraction.  Their lunch number will remain the same but I will have a copy of their number available.
         I will be sending out a welcome letter on the first day of school.  Attached will be a form to fill out about your children.  The second form is for your children to fill out about themselves.  You may help them to fill out the questions.  Please send it back as soon as possible.
             If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at dmontes@cousd.net.  I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.  Thank you!
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       Now that our class is 1:1 with Chromebooks, it is important that every student has a pair of headphones because the school does not supply headphones with each Chromebook.  If possible, please send a pair of headphones to school with your child.   Place them in a bag with their name and I will keep them in a safe place until they are needed. Your children can also bring their own computer mouse if they find it useful.


    Wish List                

    Snacks for recess
    Water bottles

    Homework will begin on Monday, August 21. 
    Daily Homework - Due the next morning! 

    1/2  Sheet

    Students will receive a daily 1/2 sheet that will have a Language Arts activity on one side and Math on the other. This 1/2 sheet will be given out on a daily basis. It is due the following morning so that answers can be reviewed in class.

    Math Workbook Page

    Please keep an eye out for a math workbook page that will be sent home whenever we have completed a math lesson. These sheets need to be completed and returned the following day. On the days when I am introducing a chapter or completing a chapter, students will not receive a math sheet, otherwise they will come on a daily basis.

    Weekly Homework-Due on Friday!

    Reading Fluency & Comprehension: Detailed directions are attached. 
    Reading Log- Students should be reading at least 20 minutes a night.  Record the information on your log.  When you are finished with a book take an AR test at school.  An adult needs to sign the reading log.
    Students should also work on the following internet activities at home:
    I-Ready Math & Reading - We are aiming for a total of 45 minutes per week on each subjects.
     Spelling Words - Study these words for Friday's test!
    High-Frequency Words 
     Vocabulary Words