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Ms. Sardinas' Second Grade Team!






Welcome to our web page. Please use this website to find some useful, general information about our class.  Second grade is an important year.  We are building life long learning skills, and hopefully instilling a love of learning!

Mission Statement


In Ms. Sardinas’ 2nd grade class our mission is to work hard and always try our best, even when the work is challenging.  We will always treat everyone with kindness and respect. 


School Wide Behavior Expectations
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Safe
Be a Learner

Daily Color Codes for Behavior


Green =Ready to learn!  Yay!         

Yellow = A Very Good Day! 

Orange Card = Great Day!!

Red = Outstanding Day!   



Blue=1st warning, No consequence

Loss of privilege if a student turns to blue more then once in a week

Purple= 2 warnings, student/teacher conference

Pink= Time out/ automatic loss of privilege



*Note home in planner for all colors except green. I will write a note if necessary, but each student will record their own color daily. 


Loss of privilege including, but not limited to, participating in rewards, Play time, etc.





AR stands for Accelerated Reader, which is a software program created by the company Reading Renaissance.  AR is essentially a program that allows for individualized reading and testing based on your child’s independent reading level.  The program allows for (and teaches) the students how to select books for themselves on their level, that interest them as well as challenges them, and best of all…teaches them a lot of independence.  Students love the fact that they get to choose their own books.  As they check out, read, and test on books, I am constantly monitoring their progress and average percentage.  Each student is given a point goal as well as an average percent that they need to maintain.  As the student reaches a point where their color (reading level) is too easy, they are moved up to the next color.  Many school-wide and classroom and rewards are in place for those students that read every night, achieve point goals, and maintain good averages.  I am looking forward to all the great AR incentives our school has this year.  Please encourage your child to read every night for 15 minutes, as it is also part of their homework.  Thanks for all your help with AR and encouraging a love of reading in your child! 

You can monitor their progression toward their goal by logging in to your child’s Renaissance account through the Launchpad.  Please let us know if you need the directions on how to do that sent home again. If your child does not reach their goal for the quarter, they will have an opportunity to “get a jump” on the following quarter’s goal by reading during the celebration. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s point goal, please contact us. It is going to be a great year!!



If your child meets their individual quarterly goal, and maintains their average percent correct goal, by the deadlines set, they can attend the quarterly A.R. celebration. Those dates will be by the last day of each quarter. 

                                    Quarter 1  October 12

                                    Quarter 2  December 21

                                    Quarter 3  March 14 

                                    Quarter 4  May  28 (week of)






       LEADER IN ME!!!!!!

I am very excited that this year our school will continue to be a “Leader in Me” School. Based on a program created by Franklin Covey, I will be teaching your child the 7 habits of highly effective people.  You might hear your child referring to them at home.  Our entire school will be involved in this effort, and it will become a part of Trafalgar’s values and core beliefs that EVERY child can be a LEADER!!  We will help your child find their strengths and empower them to SHINE! 


The 7 Habits are as follows: 

   Habit #1     BE PROACTIVE   

                    I am in charge! I am a responsible person. I do not blame others for my

                    wrong actions. I take initiative. I choose

                    my actions, attitudes, and moods. 


                    I have a plan!  I plan ahead and set goals. I look for ways to be a good

                    citizen. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am

                    an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school's

                    mission and vision. 


                    I work first, then play. I spend my time on things that are most important.

                    This means I say "no" to things I know I should not do. I am

                    disciplined and organized. I set priorities, make a schedule,

                     and follow my plan.

   Habit #4    THINK WIN-WIN

                    Everyone can win! I balance courage for what I want with consideration

                     for what others' want. I make deposits in others' Emotional Bank

                     Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for a third alternative. 


                    I listen before I talk! I listen to others without interrupting. I listen to

                    other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their point

                    of view. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in

                    the eye when talking. 

   Habit #6     SYNERGIZE

                    Together is better! I value other people's strength's and learn from them.

                     I get along with others, even people who are different from me.

                     I am humble. I work well in groups. I seek out others ideas to

                     solve problems because I know by teaming with others, we

                     can create better solutions than anyone of us alone. 

   Habit #7      SHARPEN THE SAW

                     Balance feels best! I spend time with my family and friends. I learn in

                     lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful

                     ways to help others. I take care of my body by eating right, exercising

                     and getting sleep.



We will focus on one habit at a time.  You can visit to learn more, and read some ways you can help encourage your child to me a LEADER! 





Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday.  Homework is assigned daily, and needs to be turned in the following morning unless otherwise stated.  Although I do check homework for completion, and we do review some assignments in class, it is important for parents to help me by checking their child's homework for accuracy and neatness at home.  Homework is an important part of a child's learning, and it gives them the opportunity to practice skills learned in school independently. Please do not tear out any pages of any workbooks I send home.  The assigned page should be completed in the the book and the the book should go back and forth between home and school. On most regular, five day weeks, the homework is assigned as follows:


                     Reading- read a book 

                     Math- practice book page



                     Reading- read a book 

                     Math- practice book page



                     Reading- read a book 

                     Math- practice book page



                     Reading- read a book 

                     Math- practice book page


                    EVERY NIGHT

                     Read AR Books

                     Practice fluency for 1 minute


This list of assignments should be used only as a guide. Please check your child's planner daily for their homework assignment and for page numbers. I also include the homework on the weekly newsletter. Assignments can vary depending on the lessons we are learning, and the events taking place in our class and school.  Thank you for your help at home!  It makes a big difference!







Student of the Week! 

The Star Student!!


Each 5 day week, a student will be chosen as our Eagle of the Week.  Student's will make a poster about themselves and it will be displayed in our classroom all week, along with family photos and other pictures they choose to share.  On Friday, the Student of the Week will get a certificate, a pencil, and get their picture taken for the MVP bulletin board. Congratulations!!


Posters will be returned at the end of the school year. :)