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1 Welcome to Second Grade

2 Dear Parents, Welcome to Open House. 1
Dear Parents, Welcome to Open House. 1. Feel free to look around the room. 2. Find your child’s seat. 3. Take a few minutes to write a note to your child.

3 Highlights Please just check “no” and sign.
I get nice free gifts for the classroom.

4 Our Daily Schedule 9-9:10 Morning work, calendar 9:15-9:45 TEAM TIME
9:45-11:20 ELA (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Speaking, Listening) 11:22-12:52 Lunch

5 Our Daily Schedule 11:50-12:00--Homework 12:00-12:30 Recess
12:30-1:30 MATH 1:35-2:25 –Special 2:30-3:20 -- Social Studies, Science ELA or Math

6 Specials Monday—ART Tuesday– Library (drop off books on Tuesday morning in bin) Wednesday– PE (gym) sneakers Thursday– Music Friday– PE (gym) sneakers

7 ELA: Storytown A resource to use towards curriculum Read Aloud
Robust Vocabulary Phonics Grammar Spelling ( ) Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction Stories Each week a test study guide comes home

8 Harcourt’s Storytown Six Themes Four Stories and a Reader’s Theater
2 + 2 and review (skill and strategy) Robust Vocabulary High Frequency Words Storytown

9 ELA Guided Reading Stations Powerpoints Smart lessons Games

10 Guided Reading Daily 5-students complete stations independently. Word Work, Read to self, Read to partner, Listen to story, Write. Meet with teacher in small group to read, work on concepts.

11 ELA Tests Weekly Spelling Tests Challenge Words are optional
15 words now + 2 sentences 20 words 2nd half of year + 3 sentences Challenge Words are optional Bi-weekly Reading tests 6 Theme tests

12 Everyday Math Hands on Understanding of numbers and concepts
Games are used for facts Math Facts**** Homelink-each night Try It Museums-Shapes, Fractions and Measurement. Explorations Math Boxes

13 Math Tests Given at the end of each Unit Part A is graded (fraction)
Part B is for developing instruction—does not count as part of grade Open Ended Responses-We will solve together. On line games (

14 Social Studies Where Things Come From Ancestors Famous Americans
Citizens Native Americans Holidays Around the World Not tested 

15 Science Germs Make Me Sick Simple Machines
REEP (Regional Environmental Education Program) includes Habitats and Lifecycles. Landforms Our Solar System Not tested 

16 Behavior Mod Program Start each day with 50 points
Can earn bonus points (They are like money—You can buy back a regular point for 5¢.) Earn privileges each week In November we will look at how to get off point cards.

17 Class Meetings Weekly to talk about our classroom.
Encourage each other Give positive recognition

18 Scholastic Book Clubs Multiple Levels
Easy to order online. (login for our class is on my website) Make one check payable to Scholastic no matter how many clubs you order from. (No cash please) Make great gifts for birthdays or holidays.

19 My Class Website Go to Woodland Go to Teachers
Click on Bradley

20 Report Cards and Conferences
Required conferences in November Report cards and optional conferences for other quarters

21 Contact Me Write a note in your child’s homework copybook
Call office and leave message X43202 Try my extension before or after school X43303

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