Hello Good Parents,
Welcome to Second grade at Ruth Livingston Elementary School, room B-3. My name is Ms. Doyle and I will be your child’s teacher this year. Second grade is an incredible adventure, filled with wonderful activities and experiences. We will have fun with science experiments and math investigations, we’ll make new friends, write stories, read fantastic books, and learn how to be a much more independent learner!
In our school, learning is a team effort, and you and I have a common goal…to help your child become an independent, joyful learner. To do this, I will utilize every available minute of our day to enrich your child’s learning. I will also send homework which supports classroom instruction, send classroom newsletters to keep you informed of our activities, and offer a web page with classroom, building, and district information, news, and links. As for your support, I would suggest helping your child complete their daily homework, find ways to read to them as often as possible, accompany them to our school activities, call or stop by the classroom when you have questions, concerns, or just want to visit, and finally, support them during the various challenges of becoming an independent eight-year old.
As you can see, we are in this together; myself and your child’s first, and best teacher, you! Below are a few items which are a "suggested" school supply list for this coming school year.
* 1 rectangular pencil box (plastic seems to hold up best)
* 2 large boxes of tissues (to share)
* 1 box of 24 crayons
* 1 small pair of scissors (Fiskers are good)
* 1 backpack (with your child's first and last name written inside)
* glue sticks (to share)
* 2 dozen yellow #2 pencils (to share)
* a small, hand-held pencil sharpener (a sturdy one)
* 2 pink erasers
I am looking forward to meeting you at our "Back to School Night" on Monday, August 26th from 5:00 to 6:00PM and of course, on the first day of school on Tuesday, August 27th, (I will open our classroom's outside door at 8:30AM, school begins at 9:00).