Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Second Grade Parent Night!. My Background Four years experience teaching First Grade and two years teaching Second Grade Received my Professional."— Presentation transcript:
My Background Four years experience teaching First Grade and two years teaching Second Grade Received my Professional Certification in 2008 Received a Masters Degree in Teaching from the University of Washington in 2005 Received an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2003 www.msgruesclassroom.com
Routines Take home folders Transportation information Snack and water bottles Calendars Birthdays Volunteers Book Orders
Classroom Community Students helped to create the classroom rules Pattern Blocks Green Cards – Star Student Teacher’s Helper
Learning Target The learning target explains to the students what their academic goal is for the lesson. It allows them to specifically understand what they are learning in the lesson and what they are supposed to be able to do. Learning Target Cards- Did I reach my Learning Target?
DRA2- Reading Assessment The DRA2 Assessment allows teachers to systematically observe, record, and evaluate changes in a student’s reading performance. Given 2 times a year One on One test Determines independent reading level Allows teachers to know what a student needs to learn next Uses specially selected assessment texts
Reading The curriculum is Good Habits, Great Readers. It is designed around the seven researched based habits and strategies of great readers. Shared Reading – Whole class instruction using model texts to teach strategies and comprehension. Guided Reading -Small group instruction using leveled readers
Reading The Seven Habits of Great Readers 1. Great Readers See Themselves as Readers 2. Great Readers Make Sense of Text 3. Great Readers Use What They Know 4. Great Readers Understand How Stories Work 5. Great Readers Read to Learn 6. Great Readers Monitor and Organize Ideas and Information 7. Great Readers Think Critically About Books
Word Work The curriculum used is Words Their Way Differentiated word groups Hands on word sorting The words are sorted according word patterns
Read to Someone The student reads with a partner.
Writing Journal Writing Making Books Prompt Writing Paragraph Writing Poetry Book Reports Letter Writing Creative Writing
Math Performance Expectations The students will be placed in Math groups. This will allow me to differentiate instruction. We do math groups on Monday, Lessons on Tuesday-Thursday and problem solving math groups on Friday. They do check points during the week in order for me to know the skills they need to work on. Count 10’s and 100’s forward and backward from 1- 1,00 from any number. Identify the ones, tens, and hundreds place in a number and the digits occupying them. Write 3 digit numbers in expanded form. 300+40+6= 346
Math Performance Expectations Compare and order numbers from 0 – 1,000. Group three digit numbers into hundreds, tens, and ones in more then one way. Add and subtract two digit numbers Estimation Create and State a rule for patterns
Math Performance Expectations Solve an equation in which the unknown number appears in a variety of places. Know the name and value of each coin. Determine the value of the collection of coins totaling less then one dollar. Tell time to the minute.
Math Performance Expectations Measurement to the nearest whole unit in both metric and US Customary Units Collect, organize, represent, and interpret data in bar graphs and picture graphs. Problem Solving and Word Problems Introduction to Multiplication and Fractions
Math Fluency Math Fluency is part of the state standards. 6’s – 20’s Subtraction and Addition Activities in class to help build fluency The students have 2.5 minutes to complete half a page. They can miss 2 and pass on to the next number. Pages will be sent home for practice
Science Life- Insects and Marine Science Physical- Solids and Liquids Earth- Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Social Studies Our community Communities meeting their needs and wants Participating in our community
Homework Reading each night and Word Work Whale Reads- 5 throughout the year Extension Options
Questions? Please do not take home any of your child’s books they have written or journals.