Welcome to 2nd Grade 2014-2015

Welcome to 2nd Grade and Mrs. Brown’s 2014-2015 class!

I hope that you had a great summer. If you are like me, I wish it were a little longer, but we will make the best of it. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your parents.

So what can you expect for this year? Well, lots of fun learning. I love to learn new things and I hope that you will too. Some things may be easy for you and some things might be a challenge.  Everyone learns differently, and we can learn from each other. The key is to never give up!

What if I don’t know anyone in the class? That’s OK. We will all get to know each other. By the end of the year, you will know each other very well.

What kind of teacher is Mrs. Brown? I‚Äôm consistent. We will make rules for the class during the first few days. One rule that I will suggest is: work at work time, play at playtime. ¬†You will be expected to follow all the rules. That will not be hard to do at all. Just remember ‚ÄúThe Golden Rule,” treat others the way you want to be treated. There are consequences for whatever we do. If you follow the rules the consequences are that you will be fine. If you don‚Äôt follow the rules the consequences are that you will get a conduct mark and or lose a privilege.

I hope to see you all on Meet the Teacher Day, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:00-8:45 a.m.  Come to the cafeteria first for a few comments from Ms. Cooper, and then proceed to the classroom.

Parents, please plan on coming to Parent Academy August 21, 2014 6:30-8:00 p.m. This is for adults only so that I can give you more details about the school year. Bring your questions with you, and I will do my best to answer.

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I'm getting the classroom ready for you!
I’m getting the classroom ready for you!

Welcome to 2nd Grade at Helena Elementary School!

Many Thanks!

You are all so awesome! You have really made me feel special this week. The birthday flowers and gifts were wonderful on Friday. Then, to start Monday off with flowers… Oh My! Yes, I was truly surprise to see the chips and 7-ups on Tuesday! Thank you so much!

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Upcoming Events

Here are a few quick updates for you. Have a great weekend!

  • Signed and totaled reading calendars are due on Monday’s (Tuesdays if school is closed on Monday)
  • September 30 Field trip and T-shirt funds are due
  • October 8 ¬†Parenting Day Time 10:00-10:41 lunch afterwards
  • October 8 ¬†Family Night at the Book Fair 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • October 10 Kona Ice
  • October 11 8:10-8:40 Our class time at the Book Fair
  • October¬†11 Make-up Picture Day
  • October 23¬† Cookie dough and prizes will be delivered.¬†Parents need to pick up orders of three or more boxes.
  • October 23 Field Trip to Samford University: Junie B. Jones
  • October 30 American Village Field Trip 8:15-12:00 Cost $3.00 (More info to come)

Summer is almost over!

I hope everyone has enjoyed the break. It is almost over.

To my former students, I will miss you, but I know that you will be great in your new classes. You know you can do it. Yes, you are ready!

To my new students, welcome to Second Grade! This will be a great year of fun learning. Just ask any of my former students. A few important things to know about your new year with me:

√ľAlways try hard

√ľListen to what others have to say

√ľBe honest

√ľHave great behavior

√ľBe willing to learn

Don’t worry, you will be amazing!

Parents remember to get your children back on regular schedules before the start of school (regular bedtimes, great eating habits, uninterrupted reading time, writing about daily life, listening and following instructions, etc.). This will help your child to have a smooth transition for the beginning of school.

Important dates:

Meet the Teacher Day: Friday, August 16, 2013 8:00-8:45

First Day of School: Monday, August 19, 2013

I’m looking forward to meeting my new class! See you soon!

If you need more information, please contact the office 205-682-5540 or check the school web site. http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/hes/index.htm