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Billingsley School    Billingsley, AL

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Spring Fever!!!  


Hello Super Second Graders,

    As the year is winding down, I have just a few reminders.  The first reminder is that DIBELS testing is quickly approaching, please remember the benchmark score for 2nd grade is 87 words per minute.  Make sure that your child is reading every night.  I will be sending home passages for the students to practice.  Please make sure that they students read each passage at least three times.  The more practice the better  readers they will become.  Remember this is not a speed read.  The students should read at a normal speaking pace.

      Next, the students have been working on writing all year and have made great progress.  We also have a writing assessment approaching.  We will be asking the students to write you stories and letters as the weeks roll on.  Please take the time to sit down and talk to them about their writing and stories. We want to encourage them to keep writing!!!!

      Finally, we will have some end of the year fun activities planned for the students.  Please watch for letters to be coming home soon.  As always, I would like to thank you for your help and cooperation.


Mrs. Howard

Halloween Dance/ Pumpkin Day  

Hey Super Second Graders,

      We are so EXCITED about the Halloween dance.  We will have a dance on Friday at 2:00 for the K-2 students.  That afternoon, we will also have a dance for the students in grade 3-6.  This dance will be located in the school cafeteria from 6-9pm.  We are hosting this event to help with the cost of our annual Tennessee trip.   The Pumpkin Math day will be postponed until November 13, 2015.  We are really looking forward to this fun day and will send information soon. 




A Few Reminders  

Hey Guys,

We are 4 weeks into 2nd grade and loving every minute!!!  We had an awesome time at the YMCA on our water safety trip.  The students were actively engaged and well behaved.  They made me very proud to be their teacher.  As we wrap up the beginning of the year testing and screenings, things will begin to settle down and we will get into normal routines.  Just a couple of reminders....  If you have not signed up for remind 101, please do so ASAP!!!  This is the easiest and most accurate way to receive information from the second grade teachers.   Please make sure that you check and sign your child's Jungle book every night.  We also place important information in the Jungle Books daily.  Homework will be on the back of the weekly newsletter, please look for them weekly.  Please make sure that the students turn all homework in on Friday.  Please remember that we have snack daily,several students have not had snack lately.  Also, progress reports will be coming home soon. Please review your child progress report and discuss their grades with them. They aim to make you proud of them.  If you would like to meet with me, please call the school to set up an appointment time.   We are having a great time in 2nd Grade!



Welcome Back 2015  

Welcome Back!!!!   

I am SUPER excited about the 2015-2016 school year.  I know that it is going to be awesome!  As you know this year the 2nd grade has three teachers, therefore we will not be switching classes.  This means that I will be teaching all subjects.  I am very excited about the upcoming school year. Getting to know your child the first few days has been a blast. I could not  have paid for a better group of students. Thank you for sharing your children with me this year. I promise you will not regret it.  If you have any questions or concerns you can reach me at the school at 205-755-1629.  My planning period is between 1:00 and 1:40pm. 

Hooray for a New School Year!!!

Happy Fall Yall!!!!  

I am so excited about Fall!  It's my favorite time of the year!!!  With the holidays quickly appraoching, i just wanted to remind you that we are starting our 2nd 9 weeks of the school year.  We are hitting the ground running.  The students must be reading 72 words a minute in order to benchmark on the December DIBELS test.  PLEASE. PLEASE, PLEASE make sure that they are reading every night.  That is the only way to improve their comprehension and fluency.  Also make sure you are checking and signing their notebooks every night. 

Over the next two months,  we have a couple of projects and fun activities planned for the holidays.  Please be on the look out  for details.  We are having a ball in second grade!


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