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1 A Year in Second Grade

2 GPS Behavior Norms & Ropes Council The second graders are expected to follow the GPS behavior norms at Riverside School. The behavior norms are: Be Here Be Safe Be Honest Care For Self and Others Let Go and Move On These behavior expectations are taught and reinforced through activities during our daily ROPES Council time. Students participate in activities, games and stories that encourage reflection and positive behavior.

3 Reading with Balanced Literacy Read Aloud & Interactive Read Aloud –The teacher reads aloud to the students. –Students are actively listening and responding orally. Shared Reading –The teacher and students read together focusing on specific reading skills. Guided Reading –The teacher reads with small groups of students with similar reading abilities. –Appropriate text support students reading skills while teaching new skills. Independent Reading –Students read independently for enjoyment and practice the reading strategies taught during instructional time. –Children will respond to their reading in a Reader’s Notebook.

4 Reading Genres Fiction Nonfiction Biography Poetry Folktales and Fairytales

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7 Common Core and Math in Focus, Singapore Math Operations and Algebraic Thinking represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. add and subtract within 20. Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication. Number and Operations in Base Ten Understand place value. Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract Measurement and Data measure and estimate lengths in standard units. relate addition and subtraction to length. Work with time and money. represent and interpret data. Geometry reason with shapes and their attributes

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10 Language Arts Word Study Grammar Handwriting Vocabulary

11 Writing Workshop Gathering Drafting Revising Editing Publishing

12 Writing Genres Personal Narratives Persuasive Biography Poetry Fiction Nonfiction

13 Science Chemistry: Properties of Matter Geology and Earth Dynamics: Soil Botany: Plant Life Cycles

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15 Social Studies People Who Supply Our Needs Civics Ancestors A Culture Study of Mexico

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17 Homework

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19 Specials P.E. - 1 hour twice a week Art - 1 hour Music – 30 min. twice a week Media – 30 min. (2 books)

20 What can parents do to help their child prepare for second grade? Read with your child, working up to 30 minutes daily Practice addition and subtraction math facts, flash cards and oral drills Practice counting money & telling time Write in a summer journal about books you read or personal experiences


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