Presentation on theme: "While you are waiting... Look at the sign up sheets on the side table Take this time to read the note on your child’s desk. There is also paper there for."— Presentation transcript:
While you are waiting... Look at the sign up sheets on the side table Take this time to read the note on your child’s desk. There is also paper there for you to write a note or draw a picture for your child to see in the morning (feel free to use their school supplies).
All About Me BA from Washington State University Masters in Teaching from City University Completed Professional Certification through Seattle Pacific University 12 th year teaching 9 th year at IVE Some fun things about Mrs. Harding… I was born in California, I love the color blue, I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter, I love to swim, be with my family, to do arts and crafts and of course I love the Seahawks!
Common Core Our state, along with over 40 states in the US, have adopted the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These standards ensure that ALL students learn the same core skills, content, and processes in each grade To align with CCSS, Issaquah School District has been updating and making slight changes to curriculum presently adopted.
Literacy My goal is to create life-long readers, to instill the joy and love of reading, and for all students to become better readers. Read everyday and set personal goals CAFÉ Menu (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, Expand Vocabulary) Individual Reading Conferences Small, flexible groups based on need and ability GLAD Curriculum!!! Making Meaning – (reading) Mentor Texts to teach Comprehension Strategies Cooperative Strategies Vocabulary K-5 Comprehension, Strategies spiraled Fountas & Pinnell (phonics) What are the rest of the kids doing???
Daily 5 Read to Self Work on Writing (reading response journal) Listen to Reading Read to Someone Word Work (Phonics and Spelling) Good Fit Books or Just right Books I PICK (I choose the book: Purpose, Interest, Comprehend, Know the words) Independent Readers
Phonics/Spelling Used to teach whole class and small group lessons Engaging Literacy Experiences Continuum addresses the 9 Categories of Learning Early Literacy Phonological Awareness Letter Knowledge Letter/Sound Relationship Spelling Patterns High Frequency Words Word Meaning Word Structure Word-Solving Actions
Literacy, Continued New Curriculum, Lucy Calkins and Writer’s Workshop (Genres covered: Narrative, Informational/Explanatory, Opinion, and Poetry) On Demand assessments Writing prompts Journals Letter writing Sharing and Oral Presentations
Math Every Day Math Math Rotations Small group instruction (Math Group) Online games, IXL and EDM (Tech Time) Addition and subtraction facts (Math Facts) Math Response Journals (Writing about math) Math Journal pages (Math by myself) Math Games Across the curriculum Homework Practice
Every Day Mathematics Developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Based on research about how students learn and develop mathematical power Provides the broad mathematical background needed in the 21 st century In Every Day Mathematics you can expect to see… …a problem-solving approach based on everyday situations; …an instructional approach that revisits concepts regularly; …frequent practice of basic skills, often through games; …lessons based on activities and discussion …mathematical content that goes beyond basic arithmetic
In Every Day Mathematics you can expect to see… …a problem-solving approach based on everyday situations; …an instructional approach that revisits concepts regularly; …frequent practice of basic skills, often through games; …lessons based on activities and discussion …mathematical content that goes beyond basic arithmetic
Science and Health Sun’s daily motion Force and motion Germs Body Systems Nutrition Life cycles and changes in ecosystems (wetlands)
Social Studies Communities Story Path Map Skills Social skills (respect, friendship, making good decisions, honesty, resolving conflicts)
Assessment Fountas and Pinnell Reading Test - Fall, Spring, End of year (if needed) Stanford Test Jan. 26 th –Feb. 6th CogAT for Sage/Merlin March 5 th – 15th Math Unit Tests Reading and writing conferences On Demands Daily Assignments
Report Cards Grading – Standards Based 1 = below grade level expectations 2 = approaching grade level expectations 3 = meets grade level expectations 4 = exceeds grade level expectations A letter explaining this in more detail will be sent home with the first report card. When do Report Cards come home? November 26 th March 20 th June 17 th (the last day of school)
Field Trips and Special Activities Art Docent Program (once a month) Art lesson created by 2 nd grade team Science lessons by Science To Go: Bacteria Lab Plants Changes in Ecosystems Rick Hartman “Toy Guy” (Force and Motion) December Cinderella (Carco Theater): January 27 th Wetlands field trip to Lake Sammamish– Spring TBA Music performance on Feb. 5 th at 6:30pm
Behavior Policy Values 1.Be Respectful 2.Be Responsible 3.Be Safe Students are responsible for their own actions. I will use positive reinforcement strategies to encourage good behavior, and will guide students to become responsible for their own behavior. If students need time to reflect on their behavior, or need time away from the group to problem solve, they may choose to Take a Break. This is a place to think, reflect and problem solve, so that they may successfully return to the class - it is not a punishment or a time out spot. Rules 1.Follow directions quickly and quietly 2.Raise your hand for permission to speak 3.Make smart choices 4.Always be safe 5.Keep dear teacher happy
Parent Teacher Conference Plan on attending a ½ hour conference one time during the year. Conferences are for guardians and teachers only. This year elementary schools have two conference dates. They are… December 3 rd and 4 th * There will be no school for students on these two days. I will be emailing out a schedule at a later date and you can sign up through the email. This is a new district wide policy.
Homework Every Monday a reading homework sheet will be sent home that is due on the Friday. They need to complete a short response to their reading. I expect that each child reads at least 20 minutes a night, even on the weekends if possible. In addition, Math homework will be sent home as daily lessons are completed. There may not be math homework every night, depending on the math unit. I will copy the math homework on lavender paper so that it stands out in your child’s mail. Math homework is due the next day, unless otherwise noted. I believe that homework in the 2 nd grade helps foster responsibility and organization for your student. You can help your student by setting up a consistent, organized place for homework to be done. Please encourage your child to do their work on their own but do not hesitate to help (and even let me know) if you notice your child struggling
Star Student One student each week will be chosen randomly. This is a special time for each student to share information about themselves with their classmates as well as practice their oral presentation skills. On the Friday before each student’s week, a sheet of poster paper will come home. During the weekend it is that student’s job to create a poster about themselves. The poster may have photographs, drawings, writing, or whatever they want. The only requirement is that it is put together neatly and the student can explain it. Please help your child remember to bring in their poster on Monday so that it may be displayed in the classroom during their special week. Students may bring one item for show-and-tell any day during the week. They should be prepared to tell us about the item and why it is important to them. Pets are not allowed at school anymore.
Daily and Weekly Schedule Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am – 2:55pm Wednesday 8:30 am – 12:45pm Students will be marked tardy at 8:31am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 – 9:00 Calendar, class meeting 9:00 – 10:00 Writers workshop 10:00 – 10:20 Recess 10:20 – 10:50 Phonics/Reading focus lesson 10:50 – 11:50 Reading Rotations 11:50 – 12:30 Lunch and Recess 12:40 – 1:10 Specialist 1:10 – 2:25 Math 2:25 – 2:50 Science/Health/Social Studies 2:50 – 2:55 Pack up Wednesday 8:30 – 9:00 Calendar, class meeting 9:00-9:30Writing 9:30 – 10:00 Phonics/Reading focus lesson 10:00 – 10:20 Recess 10:20 – 10:50 Specialist 10:50 -11:20 Reading Rotations 11:20 – 11:50 Science/Health/Social Studies 11:50 – 12:30 Lunch 12:30 -12:45 Pack up and Read aloud
Specialist Monday: Music 12:30 – 1:10 Tuesday: PE 12:30 – 1:10 Wednesday: PE 10:20 – 10:50 Thursday: Music 12:30 – 1:10 Thursday: Computer Lab 2:15 – 2:45 Friday: Library 11:20 – 11:50 Library books will always be due on Friday, but may be brought in to the classroom at any time during the week. Please remember to have students dress appropriately for PE days
Volunteers Portfolio – Help put together, some of it can be done at home Math Flash Cards – Once a week, test students on their math facts Art Docent – One lesson a month, PTA has made lesson plans In Classroom Support – Reading with students, clerical work, helping at a math station Room Parent – Help organize the two class parties, send out PTA info to parents
Miscellaneous Snacks Birthdays Book orders Parties (Fall harvest October 31 st and Valentines day on February 13 th )
Classroom Connect Site Link in my email http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu Scroll down to CONNECT (near the bottom, on the left) From the Charcoal Bar, choose Elementary Schools Click on Issaquah Valley From the menu on the left, choose Staff Directory Find Shelley Harding and click websitewebsite subscribe to the blog find news and resources find weekly homework send me an email links to useful websites