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1 Curriculum Night Mr. Ziemkowski’s 2 nd Grade Snoqualmie Elementary’s Mission: “Working together to provide a safe, nurturing and engaging environment which inspires creativity, academic excellence and enthusiasm for learning. “

2 Curriculum Night Overview ► Content Area Snapshots  Reading  Writing  Math  Social Studies  Science ► Home Support  Homework  Stay Informed  Foster Positive Attitude ► Classroom Volunteers

3 Content Area - Reading ► Expectations:  Students will become fluent readers.  Students will apply reading strategies to a wide variety of texts.  Students will demonstrate comprehension of texts at their level.  Students will self-select appropriate texts. ► Instruction:  Focus Lessons ► Target Comprehension Strategies  Guided Reading ► Small Group Instruction  Readers’ Workshop ► Independent Reading  Readers’ Theater ► Fluency Practice  Shared Reading  1-on-1 Tutoring ► Phonics, Fluency, Sight Words, & Writing Skills

4 Content Area: Writing ► Expectations:  Students will develop ideas into detailed, cohesive text.  Students will fix-up their writing for spelling and conventions.  Students will write in a variety of forms – nonfiction, poetry, narrative, letters, and lists. ► Instruction:  Writers’ Workshop ► Writing Process ► Focus Lessons ► Small Group Instruction ► Conferences ► Sharing  Word Study ► Individualized Word Sorts  Sitton Spelling ► Spelling for Writing ► Total Word-Skills Curriculum

5 Content Area - Math ► Central Theme  Understanding Place Value For Whole Numbers hundreds + 3 tens + 4 ones ones or 23 tens + 4 ones 1 hundred + 12 tens + 14 ones ► Expectations:  Students will apply number sense.  Students will understand and solve basic math facts and 2-digit addition and subtraction problems.  Students will solve story problems using different strategies.  Students will communicate mathematical ideas in writing and orally. ► Instruction:  Growing with Math ► Hands-On Activities ► Language-Based ► Modified/Supplemented to Match New State Standards  Math Facts ► Flash Cards ► Games (Home & School) ► Math Fact Fluency Tests ► Strategy Focused  Count On  Doubles  Make a Ten

6 Content Area – Social Studies ► Expectations:  Students will understand information and apply skills taught in social studies.  Students will understand how certain historical events, ideals, or technological developments influence people, places, resources, and cultures.  Students will use geographical tools to understand the placement of people, places, resources, and/or environments. ► Instruction:  Social Studies Alive: My Community ► 1 st Grade = Family ► 2 nd Grade = Community ► Field Trip – October 5 th  Africa ► Safari to Kenya ► Animal Research Project

7 Content Area - Science ► Expectations:  Students will understand information and apply skills taught in science.  Students will record scientific observations accurately. ► Instruction:  Science Companion ► Life Cycles  Butterflies ► Solids, Liquids, and Gases ► Fossils  Doing Science ► “I Wonder” Circle

8 Home Support ► Homework ► Stay Informed ► Foster Positive Attitude

9 Home Support Homework ► Reading  20+ Minutes Daily  Options: ► Reading To ► Reading With ► Reading Alone ► Math  Home Links  Daily Math Fact Practice ► Spelling  Take Home Work  Word Study Practice  Weekly Spelling Test ► Science & SS

10 Home Support Stay Informed ► Weekly Newsletter & Homework Packet  Most Mondays  Homework due Friday ► Classroom Connection Blog Classroom Connection Blog Classroom Connection Blog  Regular Updates (1-2/week)  Helpful Links  Media Resources ► Classroom Photos ► Videos ► Websites

11 Home Support Foster Positive Attitude About School ► Reinforce Importance  School Night Routine  Homework  On-Time Arrival  Attendance ► Stay Connected  Check Folder/Calendar  Praise Growth  Voice Concerns

12 Classroom Volunteers ► At School  Reading Helpers  Special Events – PTSA Events/Music Performance/Walkathon  Prep Work ► At Home  Occasional Prep Work ► On Trips  Field Trip Supervision ► Volunteer Disclosure Form Required  Photocopy of Driver’s License

13 Before You Go.. ► 3 Things You Learned ► 2 Of Your Child’s Reactions To 2 nd Grade ► 1 Question ► Other 7:00 ► PTSA Meeting  Gym – (7:30) Next…


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