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1  Welcome to Second Grade Curriculum Night

2 Family Information System Staff Directory Amy Clark On my classroom website, you will find:  Calendar – upcoming activities, holidays, field trips  Class News and Photos  I Can Statements for all units of study  Useful website links to support your child’s learning

3 Family Information System Remember you MUST fill out the emergency forms online. Please go to the computer lab this evening to complete the forms if you have not already done so. Click on the eForms tab on the left hand side of the Solon Schools home page.

4 Important Reminders ALWAYS send a note or email when there is ANY change to your child’s usual dismissal routine. If you are picking up your child after school, please list CAR RIDER or WALKER. BIRTHDAY TREATS – Your child may bring a treat to share with the class on his or her birthday, or the next school day if the birthday falls on a weekend or break. We have 22 students at this time. NO DRINKS please - just a small, easy to share snack.

5 Homework Weekly Homework Students are expected to read by themselves, read aloud to someone, or listen to someone read for 100 minutes per week. To meet the goal, students should read an average of 15 minutes per night. Parents should complete the Weekly Reading Log and sign it. Students should return the Reading Log each Monday. Math homework will be attached to this sheet weekly starting next Monday. Leave all papers in the packet and return to school every Monday.

6 Homework Word Study Homework Starting in October, students will bring home word lists every few weeks that match the feature currently being worked on in their Word Study group. Please help your child review and practice these words, and encourage him or her to spell the feature correctly once it has been learned.

7 Homework Other Homework Students will also have assignments to complete at various times as we work through our units of study. Please check the website and the purple take home folder for assignments each night.

8 Behavior Expectations Schoolwide Rules: 1. I choose to do my best. 2. I choose to follow directions. 3. I choose to use kind words, kind hands, and kind feet.

9 Behavior Expectations Classroom Rewards: Students start each day with a magnet on “Ready to Learn.” Throughout the day, each student’s magnet will move up or down according to behavior and effort. Students earn the number of points at the level they end on for the day. Points can be turned in for prizes which include bookmarks, homework passes, stuffed animal at the child’s table for a day, and lunch with the teacher.

10 Behavior Expectations Rocket Rewards: Students may also earn Rocket Rewards from any adult in the school for various positive acts. The reward slips are put into a drawing each Friday and prizes are awarded by the school office.

11 Behavior Expectations Consequences: If a child moves his or her clip to “parent contact” at any time throughout the day, he or she will write out a note to bring home and have the parent sign and return it the next day OR an email will be sent home.

12 Daily Schedule 8:00 – 8:10 Calendar and Prepare for the Day 8:10 – 9:00 Special Area Classes * Schedule posted on class website under files 9:00 – 9:45 Snack and Writer’s Workshop * Please send a small, healthy snack for your child daily 9:45 – 10:55 Reader’s Workshop

13 Daily Schedule 11:00 – 11:55 Recess/Lunch 12:00 – 1:00Math 1:00 – 1:50Science/Soc Studies 1:50 – 2:20No New Instruction * Students work on independent activities and work with the teacher as needed to firm up concepts

14 Writer’s Workshop Mini-lesson *Daily, brief whole group demonstration about a specific writing skill or concept Independent Writing *Students write daily about self selected or teacher directed topics Conferencing *Teacher meets with students at least once a week to provide feedback and instruction to help each child meet his or her specific writing goals Group Sharing *Students share their writing with the class so that they can receive positive comments and suggestions for improvement

15 Word Study Word Study Groups *Students work in groups based on needs and have study partners for games and activities which help them learn spelling features Application to Writing *Once a spelling feature has been taught, students are expected to use it in their daily writing How Parents Can Help *Encourage your child to re-read his or her work and try to find words that do not look right and have him or her correct errors when possible using spelling features he or she knows

16 Reader’s Workshop Mini-lesson *Daily, brief whole group demonstration about a specific reading skill or concept Shared Reading *An interactive reading experience in which reading is shared by the teacher Guided Reading *Instruction is provided in a small group and based on individual student needs Independent Reading *Students have book boxes in which they keep self selected texts that they read daily while the teacher is instructing small groups

17 Math EnVision Math *Program is aligned to National Content Standards *Helps students become proficient problem solvers, use math flexibly, know when and how to apply math in different situations, and see connections between what they learn in math class and the math they use in everyday life *Homework will be assigned weekly – please check the website and purple take home folder. Return homework every Monday. *Assessments are given regularly to monitor student progress

18 Social Studies Social Studies Units of Study: GovernmentEconomics GeographyHistory Assessments are given at the end of each unit except for Government. Student work from the unit and the test date will be sent home in advance.

19 Science Science Units of Study: Atmosphere Changes in Motion Animal Interactions Assessments are given at the end of each unit. Student work from the unit and the test date will be sent home in advance.

20 Assessments Ongoing, common grade level assessments in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies Math, Science, and Social Studies assessments will be sent home to be reviewed and signed Report Cards sent home each quarter for parents to track progress in all areas Parent Conferences are held in November Sign up sheet will be sent home in October

21 Volunteer Opportunities All sign-up sheets are on the blue horseshoe shaped table for class parties, field trips, etc… Please consider becoming involved with PTA

22 My Contact Information You can contact me at any time with questions or concerns Email address: Voicemail number: 349-7757 ext. 5708 Solon Schools website: Click on Staff Directory then Amy Clark

23 Thank You Thank you for attending. I am looking forward to working with you to help your child succeed this year!

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