It's a great day to be at Ride!!



Mrs. Shelly Perkins
2nd Grade Math/Science
Conference Period: 10:05 - 10:55
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Great Math Links to Try at Home

REMINDERS:

1. Please initial your child's star chart each evening.  This is our way to communicate any concerns and behavior for the day.
2. Each Tuesday, we will send home graded work and information from PTO, front office, etc.


Schedule for Perkins' Class:

8:00 -   9:30       Math                                        My homeroom (204) begins the day with me for
9:30 -  10:05     Science                                   math and science.  They will switch to Mrs. Hudson's
10:05 - 11:00     Enrichment                              room right before lunch and will study language arts
11:00 - 11:15     Science                                   and social studies in the afternoon.
11:15 - 11:45     Ride Time
11:45 - 12:15     Lunch                                       Mrs. Hudson's homeroom (203) will begin the day
12:15 - 12:40     Recess                                    with her for language arts and social studies and
12:40 -   2:00     Math                                         will switch to my room right before lunch to study
 2:00 -   3:00     Science                                   math and science in the afternoon.
 3:00 -   3:10     Switch, Pack Up
  3:10                 Dismissal                                 Both classes will return to their own homeroom for
               dismissal.                    

A bit about me ~

This is my 26th year as an educator, with 20 years of that time spent in 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms and 6 of those years spent as an Assistant Principal. (I rushed back into the classroom as soon as I could!)

My own children were Sally K. Ride Challengers, and I have been blessed to serve here for 11 school years. It is definitely my home away from home.

My husband, David, has served as Associate Principal at College Park since it's doors opened 11 years ago.  My son, Aaron, is beginning his second year of college at Lone Star, and my daughter, Samantha, is beginning her third year of college at Texas State University in San Marcos.  The time between this precious stage at SKR and college is swift...

I truly love being a teacher and look forward to my time with your child this school year!  :0)
                                                                            

HOMEROOM MOM:  
  DAILY FOLDERS:

THANK YOU to Juliee Sparks for stepping up to be our Homeroom Mom for the remainder of the year!  :0)

Graded work and important forms from the office will be sent home on Tuesdays in your child's daily folder.  Please be certain to return the folder each day, and  please initial your child's stars each evening.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Enrichment Schedule for Room 204:

PE, M, PE, A, PE, C

Please remember to have your child wear comfortable clothes and sneakers for PE. :0)


Scholastic Book Fair
Our students will view/shop on Tuesday during their regular library time. If they bring money on Wednesday or Thursday mornings, we will send them to shop then, as well.

Library

Our students go to library every Tuesday at 12:50

Homework:

 NO MORE HOMEWORK   :0)


           

Some areas of math to work on at home. :0)
1. Telling time to the minute on an analog clock.
2. Counting change up to $1.00
3. Addition and Subtraction with and without regrouping.



Our cafeteria is very crowded during lunch times. We are asking that you please follow the schedule below to give everyone an opportunity to eat lunch with their child.

Mondays and Wednesdays – KN, 1st grade and 3rd grade
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 2nd grade and 4th grade
      Fridays -- parents who are not able to come during the week.

This week in math we will:

* model and identify mulitiplication problems,
*  identify examples and non-examples of halves, fourths, and eighths,
* classify, create, and sort 2D (2-dimensional/plane)  and 3D (solid) shapes based on their attributes (sides/faces/edges/vertices),
* add and subtract 3-digit numbers, with and without regrouping,
* use concrete and pictoral models to compose & decompose numbers up to 1,200,
*  organize a collection of data with up to four categories using pictographs and bar graphs with intervals of one or more,
*  use place value to compare and order numbers up to 1,200,,
* will solve story problems, and will
* apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.
* In addition, we will build and interpret bar graphs and pictographs each week, with the students creating addition and subtraction questions to go with their graph,   
* we will communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs and language as appropriate.
In science we will:

* identify the basic needs of animals,
* will observe/record/compare physical characteristics of a variety of animals
* identify the various habitats and how those habitats meet their needs
                                                                   
Note from the Nurse
Dear Parents,

Many school children have health-related dietary restrictions, including peanut and/or tree nut allergies.  For these students, strict avoidance is the only way to prevent a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. We are asking your assistance in providing a safe learning environment for all students.
We respectfully ask that peanut or nut containing products be avoided in the classroom. This includes foods labeled “may be processed on equipment that processes nuts”. For some students, any exposure, even on skin contact, can cause a severe reaction.  If your child has eaten any type of nut prior to coming to school, please assist him/her with thorough hand washing before coming to school.
The cafeteria has designated peanut-free areas so lunch time food selections do not require restrictions.
Thank you so much for your help in this matter. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime.  
Sincerely,

Kim Schill, RN
Direct Line 281-465-2811




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