2nd Grade


Happy New Year and welcome back!

5 week progress reports will be sent home Monday Jan. 8th please review, sign and return asap.

No school Monday, Jan. 15th it is the MLK jr. holiday. School resumes Tuesday, Jan. 16th.

After school Session 2 begins Tuesday, Jan.16th.

Second grade students are being tested in DIBELS (middle of the year) through January 26th. Please make sure to listen to your child read and ask him/her to retell the story to you in a logical order.

We are still participating in the Book IT Reading Program. Students must read at least 20 minutes daily and record their reading on a log provided by the teacher. Student must turn it in completed and signed by an adult at the end of each month. Students who complete the log and turn it in will receive a Pizza Hut coupon for a free personal pan child size pizza.

We are beginning a new reading incentive (Six Flags Read to Succeed). Students will be take home a reading log to complete. To participate students must read for a total of 6 hours or 360 minutes. You can read books, magazines, newspapers, eBooks or comic books. Students will receive 1 free Six Flags Great America ticket for participating and submitting the completed log. Parents please initial and add up the total number of hours or minutes and return with your child. Deadline is February 23rd

Students must continue learning the addition and subtraction facts. They must be able to answer 23 facts in 1 minute. Students are currently being tested on the facts. We are currently working on subtraction facts.

Reading tests and Spelling Tests are given every Friday please make sure your child reads the story of the week at home, reviews their vocabulary words & studies their weekly spelling words in preparation for the exams.

Please continue to review, sign and return red folders on Monday with your child.

Homework and important school events/reminders are recorded by students in their Twain assignment books please make sure to read and sign it daily.

Young Author’s contest will take place at the end of March. More details will be provided by your child’s classroom teacher.


Second Grade Teachers


Mark Twain Elementary School

5134 South Lotus Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Tel: (773) 535-2290
Fax: (773) 535-2248

Laura Paull, Principal
Mary Ann Correa, Asst. Principal
Jennifer Crall, Asst. Principal

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