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Welcome to Second Grade Mrs. Rhonda Anderson Ms. Josie Virkus Mrs. Ciara Steinberg 2012 -2013.

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2 Welcome to Second Grade Mrs. Rhonda Anderson Ms. Josie Virkus Mrs. Ciara Steinberg

3 Goals for the Year Encourage each student to love learning and become excited about learning Help each child reach their academic potential Challenge each student as needed Work closely with families Have fun!

4 Language Arts Ticket Time (Daily) Independent structured work time Included Daily 5 Math Word Problems Handwriting Social Studies/Science content Guided Book Clubs Leveled books read with teachers Fundations Writing paper used to reinforce correct letter formation Word Study Words appropriate for their independent spelling levels

5 Math Guided Math Flexibly grouped Rotate through independent math centers Whole group and small group instruction Math Binders Used to organize Contains resources

6 Social Studies & Science Students will create Social Studies projects Participate in Science Experiments Modified interactive notebooks Science Units: Matter & Magnets, Weather, Life Cycles, Monarchs Social Studies Units: Geography, American Indians, Explorers, Famous Americans, Mali, Mexico, Citizenship, Economics

7 Communication Weekly News Tuesday Folders Student Friendly targets included Important dates and reminders Blackboard Schedules and contact information Easiest way to contact teacher 24 hour response time

8 Classroom Management Responsive Classroom Builds a classroom community Risk free environment Behavior Clip Chart Flexible Student Monitoring Weekly behavior chart

9 Interims Sent home every quarter to every student at halfway point Those not yet demonstrating a consistent level of mastery will have comments Sign and return to teacher

10 Benchmark Report Cards Sent home at the end of each quarter Show students mastery of the second grade curriculum Return envelope signed each quarter Keep at the end of the year

11 Homework Comes home monthly Calendar style Begins in October Work at own pace Some extensions Check return date Reinforces classroom skills Reading Component (Required) Read at least 20 minutes each night Record books read in Take Home Reading log Have children tell you what the story was about NOT GRADED Practice good study skills

12 Birthdays Please send in individual treats No cakes New option: Your child can choose to give the class 10 extra minutes of recess INSTEAD of a birthday treat on their birthday

13 Absences If your child is going to be absent: their teacher AND the office using the attendance address or the hotline Transportation changes need to come in by 2:00 each day Extended absences No missing work provided for absences more than 2 days

14 Tidbits Snack Everyday at 10:00 (except Mondays) Healthy and quick/small Working snack Volunteers Room Parents Watch Weekly News for Volunteer requests Clothes In case of an accident, send in a change of clothes to keep in their cubby. Sweatshirt/lightweight jacket for classroom

15 Conferences Conferences are being held from October 8 th - November 15 th Monday Teacher workday limited slots available Available slots are on the calendars in the hallway Required first quarter, by appointment for other quarters If need a time that is not listed, contact your childs teacher

16 Contact Information – Front Office Classroom phones do not ring during the day Please be sure to leave your contact information on the sign in sheet in the hallway

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