Your child’s 2nd Grade Teacher Graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Education. 7 years teaching experience: First Grade (2 years) Third Grade (5 years) 7 th grade Boys Basketball Coach Middle child of a family of five. I have an older brother and a younger sister. I am married and have a daughter named Mya who is 3 years old and am expecting 2 nd child in two weeks!! I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading books, and watching or playing sports.
I strongly believe that your support and commitment will play a huge role in your child’s academic success. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at (915) 937-6801 or at firstname.lastname@example.org@sisd.net Responsibilities as my student: 1. Come to class on time. 2. Respect yourself and others (property, personal space, and feelings. 3. Follow directions and procedures at all times. 4. Speak at appropriate times with appropriate voices. 5. Come prepared with school materials and homework at all times. 6. Obey all school rules and school property.
Consequences 1 st time: Verbal Warning 2 nd time: Student Conference 3 rd time: Lunch Detention for 15 min. and a note sent home 4 th time: Lunch Detention for 30 min. and parent phone call 5 th time: Incident report/sent to office *Extremely disruptive behavior will be dealt with individually. Rewards -Verbal praise -Positive notes -Stickers -Marbles in the marble jar -Certificates/ ribbons
7:45-8:00 Announcements/Morning Routines 8:00-9:25 ELAR 9:25-10:20 P.E./Conference 10:20-10:30 Handwriting 10:30-11:05 Lunch 11:05-11:20 Read Aloud/Chapter Book Discussion 11:20-12:50 Math 12:50-1:45 Science/SCAN TEK 1:45-2:30 Social Studies 2:30-3:15 Enrichment Time Fine ArtsTuesday 8:20-9:00 LibraryWednesday 12:15-1:00 TechnologyThursday 11:30-12:30
Language Arts Establish purpose for reading Retell important events in a story Make connections to own experiences Use context to determine meaning of unknown words Locate facts clearly stated in text Read aloud grade level text with fluency Science That scientists make careful observations, communicate clearly and ask questions. Identify that objects have observable properties. Identify tools used to collect and analyze data. Identify that objects can move in various ways. Identify that objects have patterns of movements based on their shape.
Math Recall addition and subtraction facts Use a variety of strategies can be used to learn and recall addition and subtraction facts. Use Mathematical strategies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction Identify patterns in related addition and subtraction basic facts Identify context of a real-life problem involving addition and subtraction Identify the value of a number depends on the position of the digits Identify that numbers are described, compared, and ordered using place value.
Social Studies Identify characteristics of good citizenship, Identify historical figures Identify other individuals who exemplify good citizenship Interpret Landmarks, including monuments and government buildings, Interpret maps and globes help people understand the location of places Identify songs, people, symbols, and landmarks reflect our national identity.
Attendance Attendance-“Make Every Day Count” District/campus initiative to improve attendance. Schedule medical and other appointments outside school hours Students may begin to arrive to school from 7:30 to 7:44. Students who arrive after 7:45 a.m. are tardy and will need to report to the office for a tardy slip.
This school year students will be graded on a percentage scale 0-100%. 69% or below is a failing grade for all core subjects: Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Students may redo any assignment in which they score a 69% or below. Further information will follow when the first progress reports of the year are issued. (After the 1st 3 wks of the school year)
Each student will have a John Drugan agenda that will be taken home daily and returned to school daily (Monday thru Friday) signed or initialed. Children will also be provided with a weekly homework newsletter which will be stapled into their agendas. After students have completed their homework, parents are asked to check their child’s homework and sign or initial the weekly homework newsletter in Agenda nightly. Daily behavior will be indicated in your child’s agenda. Homework will be collected on Fridays.
Royal blue, orange or white polo shirts are required by the end of next week August 16, 2013 for new students. Khaki or black pants, shorts, or skort bottoms are required. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Jackets must remain zipped down during the school day. (indoors) Hoody sweaters are not recommend, as they may not be worn in doors due to covering the school uniform.
When: Begins the First day of school from 7:30-7:45. Where: In the homeroom classroom (Elementary)/1A or 1B Classroom (Middle School). Who: All students are able to eat and teachers who are helping coordinate the breakfast in the classroom. Students are allowed to select their breakfast items. Note: Students may not take two (2) of the same item.
OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program Olweus is a district wide initiative for the prevention of bullying. It is the most researched and best known programs developed and available today. It was developed by Dr. Dan Olweus of Norway The goal of OBPP is to change the norms around bullying behavior and to restructure the school setting itself so that bullying is less likely to occur or be rewarded. The implementation of OBPP is to be seen as a long-term effort- not something that is “completed” in a year. Definition of Bullying : When someone repeatedly and on purpose says of does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.
How strict are you? I am fair but consistent. How demanding are you? Here at John Drugan we believe in “Beyond Excellence” and I will do my best to follow through with the school’s expectations. How do you implement effective classroom management? I create a positive and encouraging environment which students will be allowed to learn through exciting and engaging activities through out the school day. These attributes help students in their Daily Behavior (Individual) and socially through the use of our Marble Jar System (Community). Are you a parent? Proud parent of soon to be two children!