Second Grade Parent Handbook 2013-2014
We have a daily snack time in the middle of our morning. Lunch is at 12:05. Children may bring their own healthy snack. They've been doing an outstanding job at this all year! Their snack needs to be easy to eat with minimal in-class preparation. Many children like to share a snack with the class to celebrate their birthday. In light of the district wellness policy, we are encouraging these children to bring a healthy snack to share during snack time. We often have several birthdays each month. In December, we have 6 plus a holiday party!
Classroom community is central to having a positive learning environment. Maintaining a good balance requires a lot of work and behavior management. Everyone is more successful and we have more time for learning when our classroom is a safe & happy place, where we all care for & about each other, and we are united in our purpose, learning. It doesn't take much to jeopardize this delicate balance. When a student hands out invitations to some students and not others, it shakes the very foundation of our class community. Many children recognized that they already have contact with the friends they want to invite outside of school by phone, play dates, sleep overs, etc. As a class we explored solutions to this and they came up with some great alternatives:
- mail the invitations
- call them
- deliver the invitations in person outside of school
- if they wish to invite a new friend, get connected by asking for their address & phone number