Welcome to Second Grade

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The following information are some basic procedures that apply to our classroom:

Conferences: I encourage you to contact me whenever you have a question, problem or concern.  It is usually easiest to reach me through email at 
kfinney@livoniapublicschools.org.

Tardies: Please try to have your child to school on time.  The beginning of our day is very important and a student who comes in late can have a difficult time catching up.

Money: Whenever you send money to school please put it in an envelope or baggie with your child's name, teacher, amount and purpose.  Money is often lost when it is loose.  A lot of times we are collecting for various things at the same time and I don't always know what the money is for.

Daily Assignment Sheet: Your child will receive a daily assignment sheet that comes home in their orange folder every day. This sheet will be filled out for 2 weeks at a time.  Each day will have any homework assigned along with special days and an occasional note from me.  I ask that you initial these every night.  I have found that this system works well for school/home communication.

Homework: Any homework will be listed on your child's assignment sheet for that evening.  I ask that every student read for 15 minutes each night and math homelinks will also be assigned.  There may also be work listed that your child was unable to complete that school day and should be completed and turned in the following day.

Homelinks: We use the Everyday Mathematics program in Livonia Public Schools.  This program builds on concepts throughout the year and continues throughout the rest of their elementary years.  The homelinks are a quick 10-15 minute assignment that directly correlate with the day's lesson.  These should be completed nightly and returned the following day. I will list which homelinks are due in the daily assignment sheet.  I typically use Friday's to catch up and review from the week so homelinks are rarely assigned on Fridays.

Birthdays:  Birthday treats are welcome! We usually share them in the afternoon.  Please send napkins with your treat.  I ask that no cakes or drinks be brought in as they are difficult to serve and time consuming.

Snack: Each day we have time for snack.  Please do not send in candy or sweets for your child's snack.

Toys: Toys are not allowed in the classroom.  We have a variety of indoor and outdoor activities during recess times.  Toys are often misplaced and often cause conflict.


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