We will be utilizing the “Boomerang binder” this year in second grade! Our goal with the binders is to help our families stay better connected with the skills that their child is currently working on in class, and to provide guidance for additional practice specific to your child at home. It is imperative to your students continued success that he/she is given enough time throughout the year to interact with and work on these important skills. We would like you to utilize the folder in a way that fits into your family’s nightly routines.
Folders will be sent home on Mondays and will be collected Fridays. We highly encourage students to keep the folder in their backpacks every day so that the folders are available for review and use during the school day. The papers in the folders will change as your student has shown mastery throughout the weeks. We will be taking timed addition fact tests weekly and spelling tests and fluency practice tests bi-weekly. You may also see additional items such as sight words, reading comprehension practice, and math equations.
In addition to these folders helping students stay focused on what they are currently working on in class, we are hoping that they will also help foster a sense of ownership and responsibility.
Thank you for your support from home! If you have any questions about the contents of the folder, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.