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
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 is on the our website
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 and butterflies
Big books Nystrom Kit Time for Kids readers Constitution Day Earth Day Social Studies About My Community
Computer Class Typing program at home Tie to academics at school Passwords
Homework Homework: 20 minutes for 2 nd grade Read, read, read! Word Study and Reading Log Math practice page Missed homework policy … In the case of absence sent home at your request Make up upon return
Homework and Communication … Communication is important! Email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Voice Message Mrs. Durkin: 215-944-2430 Ms. Dunleavy: 215-944-2468 Visit our class Web site!
Scholastic Book Orders: online Some reminders: Reply to your child’s letter and leave it on his/her desk. Sign up for a conference time! Thank you for attending tonight! We are looking forward to a wonderful year with your children!