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Mrs. Gelinas

Welcome to 2nd Grade.
Enjoy your summer break with your family! Your child will benefit from reading a variety of subjects each week to keep their interest high. Topics can include: Biographies, nature, sports, animals, space, seasons, holidays, hobbies, fiction, and non-fiction stories.

Click on the 'Reading Choice Board,' to the left of this page, to keep your child interested in new reading materials.

Visiting the Temecula public library is a great way to keep your child motivated about their reading.

Journal Writing in a home notebook will also benefit your child with essential writing skills. Students should write 5, or more, complete sentences. As your child writes at home, they should use a child-friendly dictionary to assist them with their spelling. Have your child write on a variety of topics, such as:  
“My favorite book is_____   because…”
“An activity I love to do with my family is…”
“If I were an astronaut, I would…”
“My idea of a perfect day would be…”    The ideas are endless. Encourage your child to share their writing in class.
I read an interesting biography about________. This person grew up in__________ and went to school at_________. He/she grew up and___________________. I enjoyed learning about____________.
Journal writing in a home notebook will also benefit your child with essential writing skills. 2nd grade students should write 5, or more, complete sentences. As your child writes at home, they should use a child-friendly dictionary to assist them with their spelling.

  • If your child needs additional practice in reading comprehension or in math, the local teaching stores are very good resources. They often have an assortment of learning tools with a variety of levels specific for your child.
    Get Out and Play-Limit TV and video games, just as you do during the school year. Physical activity contributes to healthy development. The Temecula Guide is a great resource for a variety of kid-friendly and family activities.