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1 Mrs. Napoli’s 2 nd Grade Room 3

2 ELA -Common Core Standards Reading Program- Journeys The goal is college and career readiness for every student A focus for instruction to help ensure students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks Rigor is infused and students are required to read increasingly complex text Students read a true balance of informational and literary text Text-Based Answers- Students should be consistently providing evidence for their opinions/arguments/responses based directly on specific lines of text rather than personal narrative Journeys Lessons last around 8 days. For each new lesson, two related texts are read. 8 vocabulary and 12 spelling words are focused on/tested. These words are always listed on my website.

3 Math Common Core Envisions Four Critical Areas: 1.Extending understanding of base-ten notation 2. Building fluency with addition & subtraction, use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve 1&2 step word problems, fluently add and subtract within 20, and mentally add or subtract 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900 3. Using standard units of measure 4. Describing and analyzing shapes

4 My Community and other United States Communities Citizenship rights & responsibilities, patriotism, our nation’s Symbols, holidays Demonstrate understanding of the roles of community members Identify the rights and responsibilities of community members Understand how a political leader is chosen Identify different types of communities- urban, suburban, rural Identify Levittown as a historical town and how it has changed over time to meet the needs of its citizens Landforms Locate the oceans and continents on a map or globe

5 Science Magnets Mealworms Plants Solar System Handwriting Develop legible handwriting in both manuscript and cursive

6 Tests and Parent Signatures Tests will be given at the end of each unit in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. Vocabulary and Spelling words will always be listed on my website. Study lists will be sent home for science and social studies so that you will know what to study with your child Whenever your child finishes a test, I ask them to check over every question to make sure they didn’t accidentally skip a question. When they assure me they have, I collect it from him/her. Therefore, whenever a question is skipped on a test, it is marked incorrect. Whenever you see my apple “Please sign and return” stamp on your child’s work/test, please do so. If you would like to hold it for a little bit so you have a chance to look at it and review it with your child, that is fine, but please return it.

7 Report Cards There are 3 trimesters. The ending dates are 10/7, 2/28, and 6/26. The 2 nd graders have the same report card as the 3 rd -5 th graders. It is a Standards-Based Report Card. Your child will be earning a 4, 3, 2 or 1. a 4 indicates Exceeding Standards a 3 is Meeting Standards a 2 is Working Towards Standards and a 1 is Below Standards A “+” indicates that your child is progressing towards the next performance level.

8 Homework Your child will be getting homework Monday – Thursday Try to set up a daily homework routine…it helps create good study habits that last a lifetime The children copy their homework everyday in their homework pads. The homework is also posted on my website every day. Should you be correcting errors? Yes. Your child benefits from the immediate feedback that you can give them. If you are finding your child is having difficulty with a concept, please let me know so that I can also reinforce/review it with them in class. When they write their spelling words in sentences, encourage them to write “stretched” sentences. Instead of “I stepped in mud.”…”I stepped in the mud after it rained really hard yesterday.”

9 Reading At Home Starting today, your children need to read 20 minutes a night, at least 5 days a week. Each Monday, a Reading Log will come home. It will be collected the following Monday. At least 100 minutes need to be logged each week. Your child can read independently, or they can read more challenging books with you. Try to have discussions with your child about what they are reading. (See attachment to the Reading Log) Starting in January, your child will also have to complete a short reading response each week.

10 We worked together to create our classroom rules Your child starts off the week with 3 sticks Your child gets a warning for not following the rules, and then loses a stick if the behavior is not corrected A sheet is filled out whenever a stick is taken, documenting what he/she was doing when the stick was taken, and what he/she SHOULD have been doing If your child loses all three sticks, he/she does not get to participate in Fun Friday. You will also get the sheet home to sign.

11 If your child still has 3 sticks on Friday afternoon, they get to visit the Treasure Box as a reward for their good behavior. Tables also accrue points for positive behavior and can lose points for negative behavior. The table with the most points at the end of the week, also get to visit the Treasure Box. (continued)

12 The Get-A-Voice program (the anti-bullying program) that is in its 8 th year at Lee Road, will be continuing this year. I will be featuring GAV lessons in the classroom, students will be given the opportunity to take the pledge again this year, and look for family pledge cards to come again as well. I will be focusing on giving each student the self- confidence and self-love they will need to stand up for themselves and others. Respect is key in our classroom. Respect for ourselves and for those around us. Get-A-Voice

13 Levittown Public Library Levittown Historical Musuem

14 Please send in an ABSENT NOTE whenever your child is absent. Please send in a note whenever there will be a change in transportation for your child that day. Please note that library has chan

15 Add your contact information here Due to nut allergies in the classroom, please do not send in any nuts or peanuts in your child’s daily snack. Please send in a HEALTHY snack. For birthdays, please send in store bought snacks and include the ingredient list. If you would like to make the snack, please send in any ingredient lists you used (ie. The cake batter and icing ingredient lists.) If your child has allergies and you would like to send in a stash of alternative snacks, please do so. Due to nut allergies in the classroom, please do not send in any nuts or peanuts in your child’s daily snack. Please send in a HEALTHY snack. For birthdays, please send in store bought snacks and include the ingredient list. If you would like to make the snack, please send in any ingredient lists you used (ie. The cake batter and icing ingredient lists.) If your child has allergies and you would like to send in a stash of alternative snacks, please do so. Snack, Birthdays and Allergies

16 Add your contact information here Thank you for coming to Back to School Night…don’t forget to sign up for a Parent- Teacher Conference!


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