Welcome Back!!!

Welcome Back!!!
We are going to have a great year!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I can’t believe it is already November!!!
This will be a short and busy week. We are working hard on all our learning goals. This week we will finish up on our narrative unit and take our writing assessment on Tuesday. We are also completing our American Symbols unit and we’ll be moving on to our Around the World Units, beginning Down Under! If anyone has been to Australia and has any pictures or “artifacts” (souvenirs), you are very welcome to come in and share them with us. 
Remember to keep reading at night for homework. Please remember to sign your initials on the reading log each night. Thanks.  

After Thanksgiving, we will be starting up math Home Links and other math activities for homework as well. I will send a letter home explaining the process next week. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Thank you…
Thank you so much for coming to Open House. What a fun night!  The kids love to show off their wonderful work. 
Conferences…

This week is Parent -Teacher Conferences and almost everyone has signed up for a time.  I will send a reminder of your time by email by tomorrow. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can email me and we can find a time that works for you.  I look forward to seeing everyone, and discussing your child’s progress and goals. Thanks. See you soon… 
Book Fair…
This week is the PCPA Book Fair Fundraiser. The fair will be open after school if you want to visit and maybe do some early holiday shopping. Our class  will visit on Oct. 20 at 10:55. During that time students will be able to only buy books. The toys and poster will need to be purchased after school. The book fair is an important fundraiser for our school and it’s a fun way to boost the enthusiasm for reading. Thanks for your support.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Don’t Forget to come to…
our Open House on Oct. 8th at 6:30 pm. Even though the time was changed, we hope that you can still come to our classroom and see all of the amazing work that we have done. 

Conferences…

Oct 22 and Oct 23 are the district’s designated days for Parent -Teacher Conferences.  I like to try to make times more accommodating for parents, so I sent home a paper with a list of times for you to choose. Please put THREE choices for a time that works for you. If none of the times work, please let me know and we can set up something else. I will send a confirmation to you by backpack mail and email. Thank you. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

On Monday, we will begin homework in our class. Your child will have a book to read, and a reading log to fill out.  Both should be returned the following day.
In second grade, homework should be a positive, stress free experience that simply begins to solidify the routine of bringing work home, completing it, and getting it back to school (in one piece). It should be purposeful and a review of that day's work from the classroom. We firmly believe that reading for an extended period of time and filling out the reading log fulfills all of those requirements, and most importantly helps to create a true love of reading. Thank you for your support and assistance in this very important process. 

Sorry for the Confusion… 
Our Open House is now on Oct. 8th at 6:30 pm. This fun night had to be postponed due to fire safety rules and parking issues. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding about the sudden change. We hope you can still come to our classroom and see all the amazing work that we have done. We are so proud it. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

We are busy as bees!!!
We are on our way!!! We have our routines set, we have planned our agenda, and we know the rules… We’ve really got this!!!
This coming week is very busy…

First we have Picture Day is on Sept. 24 at around 9:30 for our class. Please remember to fill out the picture order form and send it in before the 24th or fill it out on line, if you want to order pictures.
Please come to our Open House on Sept. 24th at 6:00 pm. This is a really fun (and a bit of a crazy night) to come to the classroom and see all the amazing work that we have done already. We hope that you can make it. The students are so proud to show their work. 
Also…
In second grade, I think it is important to focus on kindness and good manners for the first months, so that we can establish a community where everyone feels comfortable and safe to take risks. This class already understands good manners and practices them everyday. They are kind and helpful and have very thoughtful.  Thank you!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me at mharrington@capeelizabethschools.org or call me on my  939-4880 or school voice at 799-7339.
Have a great week!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

We have a had a fantastic first week so far.  We are learning the classroom routines and procedures , and getting to know all of our new friends. Everyone seems to be adjusting wonderfully and I can already tell this is going to be an awesome year!!! 
I want to thank everyone who has donated to the whole class school supplies. We will be in need of them come mid-winter.  I also want to remind parents that  they need to return the emergency cards as soon as possible so the office has all the updated information. Thank you.
Finally, I would like to invite everyone to our Open House on Sept. 24th at 6:00 pm. This is a really fun (and a bit of a crazy night) to come to the classroom and see all the amazing work that we have done already. We hope that you can make it. The students are so proud to show their work. 
This will be a “weekly-ish” newsletter… hopefully…
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me at mharrington@capeelizabethschools.org or call me on my  939-4880 or school voice at 799-7339.

Have a great week!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I hope everyone is have a fabulous summer!!! I went to see Niagra Falls for the first time and it was incredible! I can wait to hear and read about all of your wonderful adventures this summer. 

If you want to get a sneak-peek at our classroom than come to our Meet and Greet on Wednesday Sept. 2 from 3:15-4:00. I hope to see you there!