Welcome to Mrs. Vaughan's Class Page
My email address is: SVaughanasrcs@gmail.com
Expect a response within 48 hours.
Please do not email anything that is urgent.
For urgent issues call the school @ 609-597-3800.
First day of school is Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
I can't wait to meet my new students in September.
Below are a few supplies that you will need for 2nd grade:
-Pencil Case ( top zipper; SOFT, pouch style- NOT hard plastic)
-24 box Crayola Crayons
-Erasable blue pen
-2 yellow highlighters
-2 glue sticks
-2 large pink erasers
-pencil top erasers
-Hand held pencil sharpener
-one box # 2 SHARPENED pencils
-1 can any color Play Doh
-lunch box and backpack ( no characters please- school policy)
PLEASE label everything you can with your child's name.
All 2nd grade students are allowed to have a water bottle on their desk during the school day.
Keep in mind that backpacks with wheels do not fit in the lockers.
Recommended Reading List
for students entering Second Grade in September 2016
Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel
Who was? Books/ A series of biographies for kids
Dr. Seuss Series by Dr. Seuss
Flat Stanley Series by Jeff Brown
Jigsaw Jones Series by James Preller
Nate the Great Series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmut
Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary
Amber Brown Series by Paula Danzinger
Junie B. Jones Series by Barabra Park
Cam Jansen Series by David A Adler
Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown
The Statue of Liberty by Lucille Recht Penner
An Extraordinary Life by Laurence Pringle
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrea
Dogku by Andrew Clements
Get Ready for 2nd Grade, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
Science Verse by Jon Scieszka
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child’s Book of Poetry
National Geographic Kids Biographies
Race the Wild: Rain Forest Relay by Kristin Earhart
Look what's happening:
Want a PEEK at our week?
Additional Subject Area Classes:
HOMEWORK & SPELLING WORDS
can be found in your child's BLUE PLANNER
written under today's date.
What's New in LA!
2nd grade students should be READING for 15 minutes each night!
Students practice basic grammar and vocabulary skills daily.
Punctuation,capitalization and sentence structure are reinforced daily.
We also continue to write in our journals DAILY.
Like to play on the computer?
Below are some practice websites with activities that relate to 2nd grade:
Ask your child about the different kinds of math drills we do everyday!
Math is integrated throughout all subject areas. Second graders are encouraged to become "Problem Solvers" from day one. We challenge the students with "Problem of the Day", EVERY SINGLE DAY. While we are very hands-on, we do Mental Math daily.
We also practice basic math facts with 5 minute math drills.
Many parents ask for copies of 5 Minute Math drills. For your convenience I have inserted a link to a site that offers free 5 minute math drills. Explore the site and you'll find many fun math drills for extra practice at home!
Students will have math homework almost every night. Their homework will be a review of what was learned in class that day.
For help with any of the math homework visit: www.harcourtschool.com
If it prompts you for a password, type in : Andrews
This site includes "Family Involvement-tips and Activities" as well as "Show Me" math models, a glossary of math vocabulary and GAMES!!!!!
Click on the link below to take you to some fun activities that we are doing in Social Studies :)
Some fun and interesting websites and games:
The following items are needed for the classroom - your generosity and support is greatly appreciated:
3. Baby wipes
4. Plastic spoons
6. Small water bottles
8. Plastic zip-loc
Thank you SO MUCH!!!
Please know that it is important for us to encourage healthy habits within the classroom.
Visit Miss De Cataldo's class page to view what is currently happening in 2nd grade Science!
Web sites used in class:
Habitat maker- http://mrnussbaum.com/habitats
Some Favorite Links:
- Class Brain
- White House for Kids Excellent site filled with interesting material related to this year's Social Studies curriculum
- The Great Kapok Tree
- Ben's Guide Interesting site about topics we will be covering in Social Studies
- www.scholastic.com/sn2 Fun interactive activities
- www.primarygames.com Great learning games!
- www.playtolearn.com Online games for money and telling time.
- www.enchantedlearning.com Little explorers section has an on line dictionary and questions for children to look up the answer
Write to President Obama
For any student interested in writing to President Obama:
President Barrack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
The Presidential Student Correspondence Fax Number is 202-456-7705.
In March of 2004, my class wrote individual letters to President Bush stating their reasons for leaving the words "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
On June 14, 2004, the Supreme Court ruled to leave the words "under God" in the constitution. The ruling came on the 50th anniversary of the addition of the words "under God" to the Pledge. YAY!
In the spirit of our shared faith, please be mindful that when inviting children to birthday parties, excluding only one or two students from a party invitation causes hurt feelings. Being inclusive allows all students to feel that they are a valued part of the class. Thank you so much for your understanding!