Welcome To Second Grade with Mrs. Montes

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    Message to Parents 

    Dear Second Grade Families,

        On Thursday, May 9, the classes of Ms. Stinson, Mrs. Montes, Ms. McNeil, and Mrs. Zernickow will be visiting the Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center in Riverside.  A donation of $11.00 will help to cover the entry fee to the Earth Science Museum and their participation in two activities, Rock Collecting at the Dinosaurs and Meet the Critters.  Students will learn about rocks, minerals, fossils, and collect twelve specimens to take home.

    Please submit your donation and the field trip slip no later than Friday, May 3.  Monetary donations for students who are unable to cover the cost would be greatly appreciated.  Students who usually receive free lunch at school can also request a free sack lunch, but they must notify their child’s teacher by Friday, May 3.

    If you would like to chaperone, please let your child’s teacher know right away.  To be a chaperone, you must complete the appropriate paperwork/TB test, required by the district.  You will be expected to pay $11 but you will also receive a set of specimens. Chaperones will not be allowed to bring small children since the job requires that your full attention be on the students.  You will also be asked to provide your own transportation to the Discovery Center.

    On the day of the trip, students MUST BRING A SACK LUNCH, unless they have reserved a free lunch from the school.  Please write your child’s name and the teacher’s name on their lunch and their water bottle.

    Students will also be allowed to do some shopping at the gift shop. Small items can be purchased for as little as $1.00.

    Please keep in mind that students and chaperones, need to wear closed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.  A portion of the activities will take place outside. Also, students should wear their class shirts.

        If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.  Thank you!



    Together we can make a difference!



    Any questions?  Email me, send a message on Remind, or write me a note on the back of the Daily Behavior Report.  

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    Please replace your child's headphones if they are no longer working. 

    Water Bottles

    If your child is often thirsty, please send him/her to school with a water bottle.  When one student drinks from the water fountain, everyone begins to ask and it becomes a distraction.

    We are still collecting Box Tops & Soda Tabs!

    Our class has earned $75.30 from recycling.  Awesome!

    Wish List
    • case of water bottles for students
    • wild bird food for the garden  (The birds are chirping for this!)
    • healthy snacks for recess
    • glue sticks
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     Week of May 7, 2019
    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 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 Accelerated Reader test at school.  An adult needs to sign the reading log.
    Reading Fluency & Comprehension: Detailed directions are attached.
    Technology:  Please have your child spend time at home working on i-Ready Math & Reading if they are not completing their work in class.
    Spelling Words - Study these words for Friday's test.
    disagree  dislike  distrust  reheat  reread  reuse  unhappy  unlock  unpack  unsafe
    High-Frequency Words
    built  correct  inside  island  language  oh  person  street  system  warm
    properties  state  vapor