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2010 - 2011. Second Grade Open House. Parent/ Teacher Communication. Student Planners: Parents should read and sign the yellow box of their student’s homework planner daily . Parents can contact their student’s teacher by :
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2010 - 2011 Second Grade Open House
Parent/Teacher Communication • Student Planners: Parents should read and sign the yellow box of their student’s homework planner daily. • Parents can contact their student’s teacher by: • Writing notes in the student planner or sending notes in the homework folder. • E-mailing. • Calling and/or leaving a message on the teacher’s voicemail. • Scheduling a conference.
Homework • Each student is provided with a daily homework planner. All homework and weekly spelling words are recorded in the homework planner. • Homework assignments usually consist of a reading, spelling, and/or math activity. All homework assignments reinforce class lessons or review second grade skills. • Spelling/Vocabulary lists and 19 Ways to Study Spelling
Grading Policy • A= 90-100% • B= 80-89% • C= 70-79% • D= 60-69% • F= 59% and below Reading and Math Tests 65% Successmaker 10% Classwork 25% Language Arts Writing 40% Grammar/other classwork 20% Spelling Tests 40% Social Studies Projects 50% Classwork 50% Science Tests 50% Projects 30% Classwork 20%
Parent Conferences • Expect conferences to be scheduled at the end of the first nine-weeks and third nine-weeks as needed.
Second Grade Field Trips • Field Trips • October 12, 13, 14- Joe Budd Environmental Center • November - Mission San Luis • March 15-17 Gulf Specimen Marine Lab • May 7– Cinderella Ballet • In-School Field Trips • October- Recycling • January – “Science on the Move” • April– Project Learning Tree Environmental Week
Behavior Expectations-PBS • The five areas for teacher observations and assessments are: Safe Caring Open-minded Principled Empathetic Demonstration of these expectations is necessary for participation on field trips.
2nd GradeCurriculum • All curriculum is correlated to: The Florida Sunshine State Standards and Second Grade Benchmarks from the Florida Department of Education www.myfloridaeducation.com
Language Arts Imagine It! Reading - SRA McGraw-Hill program incorporates the following skills: • Reading • Writing • Listening, Viewing, Speaking • Language • Literature Successmaker Reading Accelerated Reader STAR Reading Tests
Imagine It! Reading Thematic Units • Unit 1- Kindness • Unit 2 - Let’s Explore • Unit 3 - Around the Town • Unit 4 - Look Again • Unit 5 – Courage • Unit 6 - America’s People
Decodable Books • The Imagine It! Reading Decodable Books allow the students to apply their knowledge of phonic elements to read simple, engaging texts. Each story supports instruction in a new phonic element and incorporates elements and words that have been learned earlier.
Interpreting Oral Fluency • Compare the student’s number of correct words per minute with the following chart. This will give you an idea of how your student compares with other students in the same grade at the same time of year. The data in the chart represents the approximate fluency rate a student should attain periodically in second grade. 50th Percentile 75th Percentile • Unit 1 53 82 • Unit 2 61 90 • Unit 3 70 98 • Unit 4 78 106 • Unit 5 86 115 • Unit 6 94 124
Imagine It! Reading is research-based curriculum grounded in systematic explicit instruction of: • Phonemic awareness, phonics, and word knowledge. • Comprehension skills and strategies. • Inquiry skills and strategies. • Writing and language art skills and strategies.
More About Writing • Writes Upon Request - Every 9 weeks • Expository Writing - To explain, define, direct, give facts, inform, or make clear. • Narrative Writing - To tell a story, real or imagined, in a logical sequence with a beginning, middle, and end. • Imagine It! Writing - Integrated cross-curricular writing and penmanship
GO Math! What do they learn in Second Grade?
A Glance at the Year • Place Value/Number Patterns • 3/4-Digit Numbers • Basic Facts and Relationships • 2/3-Digit Addition • 2/3-Digit Subtraction • Length • Weight/Mass/Capacity/Volume • Geometric Patterns • Money/Time • FASST Math • SuccessMaker Math
Success For All Learners • Small Groups • Interventions • Challenge Work • Manipulatives • Online Classroom Presentation
Assessment • Before Instruction: Show What You Know • During Instruction: Participation, Practice Pages, Teacher Observation • After Instruction: End of chapter test
What can be done at home? • Flash cards (Addition/Subtraction Facts) • Grocery Shopping - have your child use coins and bills to purchase items • Keep a family calendar of events and refer to it daily (“a week from now we will...”) • Math computer games • Complete your Homework!
Units of Inquiry-PYP • Unit 1- Who we are? Kindness • Unit 2- How the World Works? Camouflage • Unit 3- Where we are in Place and Time? America’s People • Unit 4- Sharing the Planet. Recycling • Unit 5- How we Express Ourselves. Courage • Unit 6- How we Organize Ourselves. Nutrition
Units of Study – Scott Foresman and Snapshots Science • Unit A – Life Science: Plants, animals, and how living things grow and change. • Unit B – Earth Science: Earth’s land, air, and water, weather, seasons, and fossils. • Unit C – Physical Science: Properties of matter, energy, forces and motion, and sound.