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Ms. Romich’s 2 nd Grade Class Welcome Parents!
Before We Begin Sign up for a conference Sign up to volunteer Look around the room Write your child a note
Welcome to Room 15! Introduction of Myself Background Experience Introduction of Our Theme Kitchen/Cooking
Routines Morning Procedures School starts at 7:50 so please make sure your child arrives on time. If you know your child will be absent please call the absentee line ( ) or send a note in advance. Meals Snack - Nut Free (around 9:30-10:00) Lunch 11:55-12:25 Dismissal Buses start loading at 2:35. Please send a note about any changes. Please do NOT send an if the change occurs after school starts just call the office and leave a message. ( )
Classroom Expectations Be safe. Be responsible. Be respectful.
Behavior Programs Individual Behavior Program Stop & Think Signs Whole Class Behavior Program Marbles
Our Daily Schedule Academic Blocks 2 hours Language Arts block 1 hour Math block minutes for Science or Social Studies Specials Recess (daily for 15 minutes) PE (Mon., Wed., and Friday) - tennis shoes SEARCH and Guidance (EOW Fri.) Music (Mon. and Tues.) Spanish (Thurs.) Library (Tues.) - open checkout daily Art (Thurs.) Computer Lab (Wed.) Curiosity Cave - monthly
Grading Policy Assignments will be scored with an 4, 3, 2, or 1. Grading and effort learning progression scales Writing learning progression scales Please keep in mind that information about a child’s achievement and development may be gathered in a number of ways. Some techniques are: Observations Discussions/conferences Work samples Verbal and nonverbal participation Assessments
Report Cards and Conferences Report cards are issued 4 times a year. Conferences are held in the fall and by request. Students are assessed in both academic and effort. Students will receive a score of E, M, P, B for academic growth. Students will receive an O, S, N for effort.
Report Cards Grading Scale: E = exceeds standards, M = meets standards, P = making progress towards standard, B = below standard These letters are not the same as the traditional A-F report card Effort Scale: O = Outstanding, S = Satisfactory, N = Needs Improvement
Report Card Data Reading DRA reading levels Independent levels 1 st and 4 th quarters Instructional levels 2 nd and 3 rd quarters Math SME level Given as grade level (ex: 2.5) Will not see on the report card at the beginning of the year
Homework Look in “To Go” folder and agenda every night. Reading (15 minutes nightly) Word Study: Spelling City (Mon. - Thurs.) Math: (3 times a week) Science or Social Studies (once a week) Projects – as assigned Sunshine Math – optional enrichment math which starts in October Homework should take about 30 minutes. If your child is struggling with his/her homework, please let me know.
How I use spelling city? Log onto Click on student icon-top left of page. Move curser down to #2 “Find a list” -type in Mouritzen. My name will appear with school name. Please click on my name, this is dark blue. This will open up to “my page” with a message. Click on the homework for the week. Each word study group will have their own list named by color and the date. Please have students do 1 activity per day-Monday through Thursday. I will assess on the reviewed words on Friday. If your child would like to do more activities please feel free to do so! Please do not print any activities; I trust this will be done
Communication Folders Thursday Folders (Red) PTA and school information Student work Notes to and from school To Go (Orange) Agendas Homework - written instructions Phone Calls Please leave a message in the office. ( ) Updates Monthly Newsletters
Communication - do NOT use for emergencies Website /site/default.asp /site/default.asp Upcoming Events Nine Week Plans Newsletters Homework Assignments Classroom Schedule Grading Policy Curriculum Web Sites
Celebrations/Birthdays Birthdays LCPS is not allowing any food or non- food items to celebrate birthdays. Students cannot pass out invitations at school. Class Parties Winter Celebration End of year
Student of the Week Each student will have a special week to design a poster (provided by me) and bring in items to share with the class. The poster will be sent home a week before it is due.
Medication If your child requires medication, please give it directly to our school nurse. The children are not allowed to give it to the nurse. Children are NOT allowed to have medication in class.