Archive for June 2016

Read daily
Check out
www.starfall.com

Practice addition and subtraction facts
Check out:
www.stmath.com

Other recommendations include science exploration, Art and theater possibilities, history exploration!
http://www.saic.edu/cs/children/summercamps/
https://www.fieldmuseum.org/at-the-field/programs/dino-camp
http://www.msichicago.org/education/creativity-and-innovation/fab-lab/fab-lab-summer-camp/
http://www.sheddaquarium.org/Learning-Experiences/Youth-Programs/Summer-Worlds-Tour/
http://www.naturemuseum.org/programs-events-and-camps/camps/summer-camp
http://www.dusablemuseum.org/events/category/youth-programs/
http://chicagohistory.org/portlet-content/upcoming-events
http://www.emeraldcitytheatre.com/
http://chicagochildrenstheatre.org/summercamp

Congratulations you are almost a third grader!

This week we follow our same school and home routines.  Please continue to send the folder each day as a communication tool.

Tuesday the 21st is our all school picnic.  It usually works out that students spend the morning outside, have lunch and then watch a movie in the auditorium in the afternoon.  We invite family members to join us.  We encourage contributing snacks and drinks and blanket to sit on, but the school will provide lunch for everyone. We do NOT encourage you to bring anything that cannot be replaced easily.  NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES PLEASE!

 

Parents please be aware there are school code requirements for clothing.  Be sure your child’s clothing could not cause a distraction or disruption. The folllowing is an example of what some other schools have deemed a distraction.

  • Skirts, dresses and shorts must reach to 3 inches above the knees.
  • A tunic or top that reaches 3 inches above the knees must be worn with leggings, jeggings, yoga pants or tights.
  • Tank top straps must be 2 inches wide and does not show any undergarments.
  • Midriffs must be covered at all times.
  • Students are not allowed to wear flip-flops or slippers, sagging pants
  • Inappropriate items; clothing portraying violence, drugs, alcohol, gangs, obscenities, or things that are offensive to others

This week we will continue our home work assignments just as last week, with math and reading.

Be on the look out for a summer work suggestion packet.

Remember to consistently speak to your second grader about what they can expect in their summer routine.  We all respond well to routine and sometimes the unknown can be anxiety provioking.  Knowing they will be at a specific camp or on a specific vacation with the family helps them look forward to the transition away from the structure the school day has provided all year.