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Welcome ! Please read the letter your child wrote to you and write a reply! Please sign up for a conference time on the sheet. Other times are available also. Fill out the Back to School Night Survey. Look around our room! Enjoy!
Tonight’s Agenda Introductions Our typical day Homework, communication, etc. Questions or comments PLEASE sign up for a conference time in November !
Responsive Classroom The Social Curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum. Teachers model and demonstrate social skills and use specific positive teacher language. Rules and logical consequences. Yardsticks by Chip Wood (on our second-grade web-site)
Language Arts Program: Journeys Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Second Grade Focus Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, Extend Vocabulary How? Independent reading, guided reading, shared reading, whole group reading, Reader’s Theater and more…. Log in information will be sent home!
Writing Journeys Writing Program Personal Narrative, Informational, Persuasive Writing Workshop Writing Process- Prewriting,first draft, revising,editing, publishing Word Study Modeling Handwriting
Math Pearson enVision Math Technology to support students and parents. Hands-on, student-centered Homework book (based on daily work) Enrichment activities in class and through Pearson website and Untangling the Math Web First in Math Common Core
Science Balancing and Weighing –Discover that balance is affected by the amount of weight, position of the weight and the position of the fulcrum –Weighing objects in standard units –The weight of an object is not determined by its size Solids and Liquids –Observe and describe the properties of solids and liquids and recognize the differences –Observe and describe what happens when solids and liquids mix with water Insects and Butterflies –Develop a curiosity, interest and respect for insects –Observe similarities and differences in the stages of some insects –Observe the behaviors of insects in their life cycles –Provide for the needs of insects: mealworms, beetles, butterflies
Social Studies About My Community Big books PowerPoint presentations Nystrom Kit Time for Kids readers Patriot Day Constitution Day Earth Day
Homework and Communication … Communication is important! Email is the best way to communicate! –firstname.lastname@example.org@crsd.org –email@example.com Visit our class Web site! http://www.crsd.org/Domain/2042 http://www.crsd.org/Domain/2042 Homework: 20 minutes for 2 nd grade –Read, read, read! Log and math practice page –Word study with personal word lists Missed homework policy … In the case of absence, work sent home at your request. Birthdays: Email when you would like to send in a snack; NUT FREE please! Summer birthdays Scholastic Book orders Online!
Write 5 words with the short a sound. Pick 5 spelling words and write a sentence for each of them. Write your spelling words and circle the vowels in each word. (a, e, i, o, u) Pick 5 spelling words and make rainbow words for each of them. Make triangle words for 5 spelling words. Write 5 words with short i sound. Write a poem using as many of your spelling words as you can. Write a story using as many of your spelling words as you can. Pick 5 spelling words. Write them one time and illustrate them too! Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe
Week of 10/7/13 Read every night, but LOG IN twice and answer the question in a sentence. DateBookPages What is your favorite part of this book so far? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
Some reminders: Reply to your child’s letter and leave it on his/her desk. Please fill out index card. Sign up for a conference time! Thank you for attending tonight! We are looking forward to a wonderful year with your children!