Classroom Support Reading Specialist Jennifer Anderson Reading Paraprofessionals Mrs. T. Myers Mrs. S. Myers
Sign Ups Sign up sheets for parties, field day and library helpers. Please sign up for fall and spring conferences. Reminder papers are next to the sheets. Donations from the Giving Tree Tissues
Communication Change in Dismissal- Please send me a note in the morning if there is a change in dismissal. I will send the note to the office. If there is a change during the day, please call the office, they will notify me before the end of the day. Please don’t email or call me with dismissal changes. I will return phone calls as soon as possible. Email- if you have basic questions you can email them to me. Please check Concord’s website for information.
Mathematics Second Grade Math CurriculumMath Curriculum enVision Our curriculum is aligned to the new PA Standards for Mathematics. The focus for primary students will be to develop a strong understanding of numbers,master addition and subtraction facts and concepts, and develop the ability to manipulate geometric shapes. In all grades, emphasis will be placed on reasoning, problem solving, modeling, decision making, and engagement in mathematics. Written explanations that show understanding are an essential part of the math curriculum. Rocket Math
Rocket Math Basic Fact Practice Rocket Math Demonstration
Language Arts Guided Reading Reading Curriculum Reading Curriculum Use a variety of fiction and non fiction literature Flexible grouping and differentiated instruction to increase comprehension, word identification and phonics skills
Language Arts Writing Implementation of the Writing Process. Encouraged to write different types of writing: narrative, persuasive and informational. Mini lessons that focus on grammar and writing skills.
100 Book Challenge Independent Reading Read books for 15 minutes, twice a day. Need to read 13 lines a week to reach the goal of 500 lines a year. Reading at their “just right level.” Will not cover as many levels as in first grade. Use the skills card once a week.
Science Main topics covered in second grade: Balancing and Weighing Changes-changing states of matter The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Energy will be taught as part of our Earth Week Activities
Social Studies Main Topics covered in second grade: Communities Map skills Goods and services Being a good citizen
Handwriting Encourage the students to write neatly when doing any assignment, including homework Students will begin learning cursive writing starting in January. They should not use cursive writing until all of the letters are taught.
Technology We go to the computer lab once a week, on Friday. I will plan extra use of the computer lab when needed to complete assignments. IPads
Homework Written homework will usually be given Monday through Thursday and should take about 20 -30 minutes. Reading for 100 Book Challenge is a daily assignment, including the weekend. Students should read for 15 minutes each day. Rocket Math is a daily assignment if students don’t pass their level.
Academic Indicators A – advanced PH- proficient high P – proficient PL- proficient low BH-basic high B- basic BB- below basic
Important Dates Parent- Teacher Conferences November and March—sign up for a conferences Classroom Parties Field Trips Dupont Theater- Nov. 18th Herr’s Factory- Apr. 8th Franklin Institute Traveling Show- May 28th Swimming- TBA These dates are also available on my website.
Birthdays If you would like to send in a small treat for your child’s birthday, please let me know a day or two in advance. Don’t forget the napkins. We have 19 students. If your child has a summer birthday, you can celebrate his/her half birthday or celebrate it in June. Send invitations to school only if the whole class(or all the girls or all the boys) are being invited to a birthday party.
Security Upgrades Upgrades are to ensure a safe learning environment for students, staff, and visitors. Visitors will press an intercom button to communicate with the office staff. Visitors will enter the building, show their identification and sign in to the building. We appreciate your support with these upgrades.
Miscellaneous My website- weekly newsletter Student of the Month- look for a note Radio Reading-sign up at fall conferences Behavior tickets Sweaters and hoodies Water bottles Tissues Headphones for iPads Don’t forget to sign up Write a little note to your child.