How much SLEEP does a second grader need?
Many physicians recommend 10-11 hours of sleep per night for 5-10 year olds. Your child might be exhausted during the first month of school while they adjust to their new school schedule. Extra sleep can help.
Is there HOMEWORK to return?
The recommendation for second graders is about 20 minutes of homework daily. Sometimes students will take unfinished school work home. They can finish the work and leave it at home. Please limit the time kids spend on TV, computers and video games. Cook with your children, play games together, and play or explore outside. Homework will be taken home in a folder on Mondays and will be due the following Monday.
What CLOTHES should my student wear to school?
Our class goes outside up to 3 times per day, sometimes in light rain. Make sure your child is wearing comfortable shoes (no flip-flops) and brings a coat with a hood or hat.
When do students EAT?
Bridger has free breakfast for all students starting at 8:15. Our class will eat a snack at 10:30. Lunch is at 11:55, with recess right before. Many second graders are ready for a snack right after school.
What if my student has food (or other) ALLERGIES?
Be sure to notify the teacher immediately about serious allergies or other dietary restrictions.
How are BIRTHDAYS celebrated at school?
Birthdays are a special time for many of our students. Birthdays will be celebrated in a simple way at the end of the month. All students with birthdays during that month will be recognized. If you would like to bring a gift for the students please bring pencils, stickers or a book for the whole class.
What about FIELD TRIP fees?
These fees pay for transportation and admission to field trip destinations. They can be paid at once or over time. If it’s in your budget, consider donating field trip frees for a student who cannot afford it. Please talk to the teacher if school fees are a financial difficulty, partial payments are accepted.
How can I HELP with second grade?
Volunteers are a big help for our class! I keep a basket of sorting/cutting tasks that could be done at home or in the classroom. Other volunteer opportunities include going on field trips, reading to students, repairing classroom books, and organizing materials. If you’d like to work directly with kids, please fill out a volunteer application (included in your back-to-school paperwork packet). I request parent volunteers wait until children can adjust to the second grade routines. I will notify families when the class is ready for parent volunteers.