Welcome to 2nd Grade!!
Welcome to another school year at Goldwood Primary.
We are looking forward to a great beginning and
have many interesting, challenging and fun activities
planned for the year. The following is a list of items
for your information and worth noting.
1. Second grade recess/lunch is 12:00-12:45.
This makes for a longer morning, which is
always prime learning time, and a shorter
afternoon. We have many morning specials
to help break up the day and a snack always
helps to keep the children going until lunch.
Please help your child choose a healthy
mid-morning snack. Fruits, vegetables, or
cheeses are better choices for snack rather
than salty or sugary foods.
2. Reading homework will come home on
Mondays and should be returned the following
Monday. Math homework should be returned the
following day from when it was assigned. Please
be sure to read the parent information included
with your child’s homework. It will help you be
on top of our math program and better understand
what your child is learning in math. This is also the
time when math facts, both addition and subtraction,
should be memorized for quick recall. The Reading
Record Sheet should note the minutes read and the
material read. Your child may read silently, aloud,
or you can also read to your child. Please be sure to
have your child total the minutes read (good math
practice). They can also be responsible for writing
the titles and recording their reading time. Spelling
should be practiced as much as needed to do well
on our weekly Spelling and Fundations tests.
3. Specials schedule:
Monday Computer Lab
Friday Library Exchange
Your child may bring library books home on Fridays.
They should be returned the following Friday.
4. Special activities planned for this year include:
Bat activities in October
Winter Concert in December
Penguin Week in March
Western Week in May
5. If you will be picking up your child from school,
please send a note or and email so I can notify the bus
drivers to this effect.
6. Encourage your child to bring home all checked
papers and their planner each day. He/She will have a
take home folder for this purpose. Review his/her work and
give help as needed. Remember that improvement is more
If you have any questions or concerns at this time,
please send a note, email or give me a call. My most
important priority is the welfare of your child. Together,
working as a team, we can make some great things
happen this year.