Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO OPEN HOUSE 2nd Grade Mrs. Jackoway. AGENDA Welcome Communication “Meramec Five” Daily Schedule Literacy Math Science/Social Studies Field Trips."— Presentation transcript:
AGENDA Welcome Communication “Meramec Five” Daily Schedule Literacy Math Science/Social Studies Field Trips Homework Contact Information
ALL ABOUT ME Grew up in St. Louis Attended U. City Schools BS in Special Education from UMSL MS in Early Childhood Special Education from UMSL Ed.S. in leadership from Webster University 16 th year at Meramec 28 th year of teaching Live in Richmond Heights
COMMUNICATION Communication plays an important role in best meeting the needs of the children. Please contact me at any time with questions, comments, concerns, etc.
COMMUNICATION Daily Homework E-mail Notes Home Phone Calls 2nd Grade Spotlight Math Profile Conferences Report Cards
MERAMEC FIVE Be Kind Be Cooperative Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Safe
A DAY IN SECOND GRADE Morning Routine Independent Work Making Meaning Reading Workshop Writing Workshop Recess/Lunch Math Science or Social Studies Specials (Art, Music, Spanish, P.E.) Closure
KIDCHECK We are responsible for student learning by knowing students well, valuing every child, and putting children at the center of every decision.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SYSTEMS Caring classroom community Class meetings Focus on the Meramec Five Clear routines and expectations Intrinsic Motivation Natural consequences
READING Making Meaning Independent Reading Guided Reading Reading Response Journals Discussion Reading Logs Raz Kids on the Computer
WRITING Writers’ Workshop *Ideas *Organization *Conventions Units of Study: Non-Fiction/All About Books Small Moment Stories Fiction Revision Poetry Spelling: Transition to standard spelling using word study of patterns
MATH Math in Focus Math Groups Acceleration/Interventions based on need FASTT Math (available at home) Math in Focus Parent Night
Science and Social Studies Science: Pebbles, Sand and Silt Balance and Motion Plants and Animals Social Studies: Governing the People The World Around Us Using Our Resources People in the Marketplace
FIELD TRIPS September 27 th The Magic House November 9 th Weldon Spring Site February - City Museum April- Zoo (Class on animals) May - Botanical Garden
HOMEWORK NIGHTLY Math Reading Log *Homework should take about 20 minutes each night.
Snacks & Birthday Treats Students may bring a healthy snack daily Simple birthday treats arranged ahead of time Remember the district food allergy policy regarding nuts
PLEASE REMEMBER Take your child’s letter Leave a note for your child Signing up for your child’s conference will be completed electronically
THANK YOU FOR COMING I am looking forward to a great year!