Brauchle has raised $1,200.00 as of Friday, October 3rd.
Our class is currently in 2nd place.
Remember, the class with the most cougar paws by 10/17 wins an ice cream party! The top 2 classes get to pie our Principal and Vice Principal at the school carnival. If our class wins, they will also get to pie Miss Oberg in the face too!
Attached is the class totals for each class in the whole school.
Remember, we will continue to sell paws through October 17th (the Friday before carnival) for 25¢.
Keep up the the great work and WE CAN DO THIS!!
Cougar paws are on sale NOW! When a paw is purchased for 25¢, the student will write their name and their teacher’s name on the paw print. Every cougar paw sold will go onto that class’ board in the cafeteria. Our goal: to sell 8 or more cougar paws. The class with the most cougar paws by 10/17 wins an ice cream party! The top 2 classes get to pie our Principal and Vice Principal at the school carnival. All money raised will go to help fund field trips for all Brauchle Cougars!
Paws will be on sale every morning from 7:20-7:40am in the foyer.
Today was a pretty exciting day in 2nd grade!! The entire grade level received a visit from local Fox 29 Chief Meteorologist Alex Garcia. Mr. Garcia came to tell how weather works and gave us some fun weather facts to go along with everything we learned in class about weather last week. We learned about how the Earth get's it heat from the sun, how hail is formed, and some pretty big words like temperature, radiation, convection, and what photons are. At the end, we presented Mr. Garcia with a Brauchle t-shirt that he promised to show during his broadcast tonight and then took a "selfie" with all the kiddos! Be sure to check out Fox News at 9pm tonight to see if he gives us a shout out!
As we gear up for the third week of school (can't believe it), it is important that we kick off the year strong! I spent some time last week looking over what reading level each child in our ended 1st grade on. I was so excited to see that over 75% of my class was reading on level or above! YAY! Our first visit to library had many Team Oberg kiddos asking for chapter books. I even had to pull out some chapter books for our classroom library (I usually don't switch over to these until after winter break). In class last week, we started talking about how being good readers makes us good writers and vice-versa and why it's important to read. Your child now knows that reading is a very important element of our classroom environment and we our building our silent reading stamina everyday (we are already up to nine minutes).
Please, please, PLEASE make sure that your child is reading to themselves, to you, or to a sibling, for at least 10 minutes every night! As we get towards the end of September and the beginning of October, we will begin reading level assessments to find out your child's current reading level. I hope to see levels go up from where each child ended first grade on. I'll explain in more detail how this testing works in a couple weeks.
Below are a few tips for you to help your child become a better reader at home. Asking questions during and after reading is very important when helping build comprehension skills.
Also, I will send home this week our first Scholastic Book Club order and will send home a new one at the beginning of every month. I will give students some time at the end of the day to look through the catalog and circle any books that look interesting to them or that they would like. Please sit down with your child and discuss if they would like any books. You can choose from grade- and reading-level specific books for your child. Orders will always be due at the end of the month and the exact date will be located on the weekly newsletter. You can send in your order form and money in your child's TEAM Folder or order online. Every book you buy earns FREE books for our classroom library.
Order online here! --> https://orders.scholastic.com/LKNY2
September order is due no later than Friday, September 26, 2014.
What is a T.E.A.M. folder?
It is a folder that houses EVERYTHING students and parents need to stay informed about what is going on at school. No more wrinkled papers in the bottom of the backpack, lost notes, newsletters, or calendars! No more lost money and no more searching the house for paper to write the teach a note- everything is organized in this one folder.
Why is it important to have a T.E.A.M. folder?
It is important to have a T.E.A.M. folder to help students establish good organizational skills during the first years of school. The T.E.A.M. folder will come home every day so it is the parents’ and students’ responsibility to look through it each day to see what is going on in second grade!
How do I use the T.E.A.M. folder?
· The folder pockets will transport important papers to and from school.
- Front pocket (Homework/VIP)-This pocket will contain weekly homework, any incompleted classwork that needs to be finished, as well as Very Important Papers such as Progress Reports, conference forms, Report Cards, etc.
- Back pocket (Leave at Home)-This pocket will contain any papers that need to be left at home.
· Zippered Pouch- this will be used to send money and written notes between the parents and teacher. Examples: changes in how the student will be going home, absent/doctor’s notes, etc. Also, and checks or money for lunch, book orders, etc., should be placed in here as well. Please make sure that a note is written along with the money stating what it is for. Check this pouch daily.
· Cougar Playbook (weekly newsletter) - This is located behind the zipper pouch in a page protector. The newsletter will include:
- Event dates- important dates of upcoming events/tests/due dates, etc.
- News-important news or announcements you need to know of
- Slam Dunk Spelling- a list of that week’s spelling words and when the test will occur
- Game Plan- what we will be learning for the week
- Teacher contact information
· Reading Log- located behind the Newsletter; is used to keep track of the student’s reading at home. Fill out the log nightly. Once the log is fully completed, it will be turned in for a prize and a new, blank log will be put in its place. After your child completes 6 logs, he/she will be invited to a reading party in the library at the end of the year!
· 2nd Grade Helper- behind the reading log; is a reference sheet you and your child can refer to if needed while working on homework or classwork.
If you have any further questions, please let me know!
Did you know that when kids don’t read over the summer, they are likely to fall behind when they head back to school in August? Brauchle has made it a priority to try to prevent these learning losses and keep our students’ skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long! Read here and below for our 2 summer reading programs!
Help us break a world record by tracking the minutes your child has read for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at www.scholastic.com/summerreading.
There’s even a app called the Scholastic Reading Timer that parents can download for free onto any electric device. Each student will be given a username and password by their teacher. Our goal is for our whole class to read 100 minutes all together. The reading log for the challenge can also be turned in at the beginning of the year for a dog tag.
I'm happy to inform you that your student has access to hundreds of eBooks using our school's subscription to www.raz-kids.com. Children can read and listen to books on Raz-Kids and even record themselves reading. Afterwards they can take a quiz to check for comprehension.
To access your child's assignment, log in at using the login in information below:
Teacher Username: koberg28
Password: student ID number
You can monitor your child's progress by seeing which books your student has been reading, send them messages, and review all their activity with our Parent Access area. Simply log in as your student, click the "Parents" link in the top right, and register today!
Today, we started our Weekly Homework! Please check your child's R.O.C.K.S. Folder daily to see what is scheduled for this week's homework. Homework will be given out on Mondays and checked on Fridays every week! Please click on the HOMEWORK tab for more information and documents you can download if ever needed!
We are off to a SUPER second week of second grade!