March PBS Theme-Perseverance 

March PBS Theme-Perseverance

Grade 2 is continuing our work with developing students’ social and emotional awareness. Our goal is to support every child in their social and emotional development during school and to provide parents with tools to support them out of school. We want the students to have the language and resources to identify the situation and how to respond to them.

This month is all about having perseverance! We are looking to broaden students’ vocabulary to think about the many, varied and unusual ways to show perseverance. Students can talk to family members who wanted to accomplish something and never gave up. We want the students to think about how they can be the best they can be by always trying and never giving up.

Please help us out by talking with your children, reading books about perseverance and modeling the desired behavior.

We are all grateful for your continued support and thankful for the help that you provide in and out of school each and every day!

Sincerely,

B-Team Grade 2 Teachers

Posted by Angela Plateroti Wednesday, March 1, 2017 1:16:00 PM

February- a month of kindness 

Dear Parents,

Our new PBS theme for the month of February is “kindness.”  This month, we want the students to concentrate on how they can be kind to everyone. Being kind is so easy to do that we are going to be doing a “Kindness Challenge” where every day the students will be given a challenge to be kind at school. These challenges are designed for the students to complete at school but we will be sending home a bingo board for them to complete outside of school too, if you would like. Examples of what the students are going to be asked to do every day are, compliment a classmate, ask 3 people about their day, and smile at everyone you walk past all day. At the end of the day we will share out how we were kind that day! When everyone is kind we build a sense of belonging and safety at school!

Please help us out by talking with your children, reading books about being kind to everyone and modeling the desired behavior.

 

Lessons we will be doing in class:

I am kind when ….

Why is it important to be kind and not leave others out?

Productive Thinking Talent to think of ways to be kind to others.

 

Some books that target this area of PBS are:

Each Kindness – By: Jacqueline Woodson

The Invisible Boy – By: Trudy Ludwig

Kindness is Cooler Mrs. Ruler – By: Margorie Cuyler

 

 

 

 

Posted by Angela Plateroti Friday, February 3, 2017 9:35:00 AM

Respecting Our Self! 

Dear Parents,

Our new PBS theme for the month of January is “respecting our self.” We have been working on teaching our students that it is important to be selfless, caring and an advocate against bullying. This month, we want the students to concentrate on how they can respect themselves without losing site of being selfless and respecting others.

Some things we will work on at school:

  • Setting goals and expectations that we can reach
  • How to compliment ourselves without bragging
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Reinforcing our differences and celebrating them

Some things you can do at home to help your child:

  • Model behavior that reinforces respecting ourselves ( sharing your own goal and how you will reach it)
  • Take turns complimenting each other and then yourself
  • Sharing what makes you different and why you are proud of those differences

Some books that target this area of PBS are:

  • I like myself  By: Karen Beaumont
  • Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon By: Patty Lovell
  • Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun By: Maria Dismondy
  • The Dot By: Peter Reynolds
  • Carla’s SandwichBy Debbie Herman  

 

 

 

Posted by Angela Plateroti Tuesday, January 3, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Generosity 

December is known for its festive feel, bright lights, music, decorations and presents.  The holiday season can be hectic; filled with cooking, shopping and parties.  However, we want to focus on being generous and helping others.  Tis the season to be joyful!  During classes, we will focus on how we can help others during this holiday season and how we can make it special for everyone.  We will discuss with the students the many, varied and unusual ways we can be generous by offering to help with baking or cleaning up, or maybe donating coats or old toys.  We want to focus on giving; for example, maybe showing kindness by holding doors or saying please and thank you.  As adults we can get caught up in the bustle of buying the right present or making sure we spend a certain amount.  WE can pay it forward and show our children how to be generous; maybe pay for someone's coffee or buy that extra toy for a child in need.  We can all do our part to spread generosity and make the world a better place for our children.  During class, we will also make gifts to show how much we appreciate others as well as thinking of ways to show our generosity throughout the school.  Please remember to be kind, thoughtful and generous this holiday season.

Posted by Angela Plateroti Monday, November 28, 2016 2:48:00 PM

November PBS 

Being Thankful

I want to thank all the parents that came to Open School Night!  Your support is always appreciated and welcomed!  During the month of October, grade 2 teacher dedicated time to discuss bullying and the effects it can have on children.  We wore blue to "Stomp Out" Bullying and thought of many, varied and unusual ways to stop bullying.  Please continue to have discussion with your child to give them the tools they need to handle difficult situations. 

November is right around the corner and our next PBS theme will be, "How to be thankful" and "Showing gratitude."  We encourage students to think more deeply about what they are thankful for instead of toys.  We want them to show gratitude towards others while thinking about the impact they have on their community, friends and family as well as the impact that the community, family and friends have on them. 

I am thankful for all the support that you give every day!  I am grateful for the wonderful students and the was they light up when they learn something new!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Plateroti

 

Posted by Angela Plateroti Thursday, October 27, 2016 9:22:00 AM

October- National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month  

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.  The second grade teachers will read books and discuss the importance of "stomping" out bullying.  Every Friday in the month of October, we would like the students to wear a blue shirt to help spread the word about the importance of being part of the solution.  Please read the attached letter and visit stopbullying.gov for more information and helpful resources.

Posted by Angela Plateroti Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:14:00 AM