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3 I received my undergraduate degree in elementary education and my masters degree in special education from Northern Illinois University. I have taught in Wheaton schools my entire career. I have taught long enough to have attended the wedding of two of my second graders. Elvis is alive. He is my 4 year old golden retriever who failed to earn his AKC Good Citizen Certificate for being too friendly.




7 Writes in complete sentences using subject/verb agreement, proper capitalization, and punctuation Identifies narrative, expository, opinion writing styles Process writing in Writer’s Workshop Writes a paragraph with a topic sentence, transition words, at least 3 details with elaborations, and a concluding sentence.

8 There is no longer formal grades for handwriting, but you will see achievement in the ‘Characteristics’ section of the report card Develops legible handwriting for written communication Receives cursive instruction 2 nd half of year There are no formal weekly spelling lists and tests Children will develop word building skills Spelling will be graded based on application

9 Operations and Algebraic Thinking Number and Operations in Base Ten MeasurementGeometry  Fluently add and subtract within 20  Determine whether a group of objects is odd or even  Understand the meaning of the equal sign  Use addition and subtraction to solve one and two step word problems  Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in arrays  Understand place value and count within 1,000  Read and write numbers to 1,000 as numerals, number names and in expanded form  Skip count by 10 and 100 forwards/backwards starting with any given number  Mentally add or subtract 10 or 100 to or from a given number  Compare 2 and 3 digit numbers  Fluently add/subtract within 100 using strategies  Add up to four two digit numbers  Add/subtract within 1,000 using concrete models, drawings and strategies  Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work  Tell/write time to the nearest five minutes  Recognize/identify dollar bills, dimes, pennies, quarters and nickels  Count like and combinations of coins to $1.00  Solve word problems involving money  Draw picture/bar graphs and solve simple word problems using the information represented  Measure the length of objects using the appropriate tool  Measure the length of an object using different units  Estimate lengths using inches, feet, centimeters and meters  Show measurements on a line plot  Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths in the same unit  Represent whole numbers as lengths on a number line  Recognize and draw shapes with specified attributes  Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and cubes  Partition a rectangle into rows and columns  Partition circles and rectangles into 2, 3 or 4 equal shares and identify fraction

10 Math Facts CC.2.OA.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By the end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two, one digit num- bers.Fluency is a known fact or correct response in either oral (2 seconds) or written form (3 seconds). Also master 10+facts. Timed Tests Children demonstrate fluency through timed tests. They are asked to accurately complete thirty problems in 90 seconds. This matches the expectations on the D200 Fact Assessment. D200 expects mastery of addition facts 1 st trimester and mastery of subtraction facts 2 nd trimester. Practice While instruction of mental strategies will take place at school, for most students, additional practice at home is required to master the facts.

11 Discusses rules and laws of various communities including Wheaton Identifies basic economic concepts Compares/contrasts historical figures Interprets a timeline, and creates a timeline of past, present, and future events including the history of Wheaton Discusses the history and traditions of holidays Identifies various items on a map Caring for your teeth Staying healthy Understanding body systems and how we grow Staying safe and avoiding danger

12 Energy: Heat, Sound, and Light Identifies and compares sources of sound and heat energy Identify sources of energy- natural and artificial Learns the rules of experimentation Space Identifies and describes characteristics of the sun, the Earth as a planet, and the moon Observe the phases of the moon Compare the day and night skies

13 Biology Plants/Life Cycle/Habitat Describe how living things interact with each other and their environment. Learn how plants function adapt and change. Habitats/ Recycling Recognizes different habitats in the environment Describes how living things depend on one another for survival Describes and identifies ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle

14 45 minutes weekly with Mrs. Roche 25 minutes weekly with Ms. Novak 30 minutes weekly with Ms Grudzien 45 minutes weekly with Classroom teacher 20 minutes daily with Mrs. Minser or Mr. Orlow

15 Wheaton College children’s concert- with science unit on sound Waubonsie Planetarium- with science unit on space Theater production: play TBD Fullersburg Forest Preserve End of the year picnic Penpal picnic

16 All 2 nd grade classrooms follow the same homework policy. Second grade students may be given homework. In most cases, the homework is due back the next day. Daily reading and practicing of math facts is also expected. This policy is in place to encourage responsibility and to allow for review/practice of concepts covered in the classroom.


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