Presentation on theme: "Introduction to 2nd Grade Mr. Fischer’s Room"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction to 2nd Grade Mr. Fischer’s Room Back to School NightIntroduction to 2nd GradeMr. Fischer’s Room
2 Our Classroom PledgeAs a member of this classroom community, I always do my personal best. I respect myself and others.We are a class with positive attitudes. We use the Golden Rule and care about each other. We are confidential and trustworthy.We are good listeners with creative and curious minds. We work together and are brave risk takers.I pledge to keep this promise to myself and my classmates. This is a great day to have fun and learn something new!
3 Classroom Rules 1. Listen and follow directions 2.Golden Rule 3.Do your best!!!
4 Specials Schedule Monday Music 9:15-10:00 Tuesday PE 9:15-10:00 Wednesday Computers 9:15-10:00Library 10:00-10:45Thursday Art 9:15-10:00Friday PE 9:15-10:00Recess/Lunch 11:30 – 12:05PM recess 3:00-3:15Snack 2:45ish
5 HomeworkHomework folder comes home on Friday. Send it back when it is done. It is due on Thursday.Homwork includes – math review, Lucky Listener Club poems, spelling (coming in October).If you would like your child to have nightly homework, please have them read, write a story, letter, or report, or practice addition/subtraction facts.
6 ScienceDemonstrates an understanding of observing, questioning, investigating, recording, and developing solutions to problems.AttributesMixturesPlantsLandforms and bodies of waterIdentifies sources, uses, properties, and movement of water.
7 Social Studies Explores the Local Community -History -Geography -Civics and Government-Economics-Public Issues-Citizen Involvement-Constructs maps of local community
8 Whole Group Instruction Reading InstructionWhole Group InstructionUse Daily 5 and Café approach to reading instructionEach child will receive whole group minilessons for about 45 minutes each day. The lessons are short, yet the students will have opportunities to learn the new concepts (then practice them during small group or one-on-one conferences).Focus may by genres, elements of non-fiction, comparing across tests, Thinking Maps, main ideas and supporting details, phonic instructions, poetry reading, reading strategies, story elements of fictional texts, etc.
9 Reading Instruction Continued… Guided Learning GroupsStudent may be placed in a small learning groupdepending on the strategy they need to work on (your child may need fluency instruction and meet with a group of students reading at various levels, but they are all working on the same strategy)Each group will see an adult during the weekUsing leveled books and books they chooseBegin with lessons focused on the strategy they need to practiceStudents independently read their book and work on the strategy (this is where and when they receive Individualized Instruction). Together we make individual goals and I monitor their progress.
10 Reading Instruction Continued… Individualized InstructionDuring Guided Instruction, students read their book from their book boxes independentlyTeacher conferences with the student by listening to them read independentlyTeacher coaches the reader and provides positive feedback and skills to become a better readerTeacher records students progress as he listens for fluency and other skills. If students struggle, lessons are created for that individual student or I place them in a group that struggles with the same strategy.Rest of class is at their seats working independently in one of the follow activities (Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, and Word Work).
11 Writing Create independent writers Students examine what makes effective writing (interesting lead, sentence variation, precise word choice, main idea with details, colorful language like alliteration and similes)Use Think Maps to organize thinking and create a sequenced writing with a beginning, middle, and end.Learn the traits of effective writing which include sentence fluency, organization, word choice, ideas and content, voice, and conventions.Write in a variety of formats including journal writings, personal narratives, and informational reportsStudents will process write several pieces while using checklists and rubrics to monitor progress
12 SpellingFriday: ****teacher-directed, small group, word study instruction, kids bring home word sort and listMonday: independent word sorts, write what learnedTuesday: independent word sorts and word huntsWednesday: word sorts/spelling gamesThursday: post-testYour child will start bringing home a spelling list at the end of October in his/her homework folder with detailed directions how to complete spelling homework. It is VITAL that students practice their word sorts at home.
13 Math Lee second graders learn the grade level content expectations. -Counts to 1,000 by 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s-Reads, writes and compares numbers to 1,000-Understands place value to 1,000-Solves 2-digit addition and subtraction number stories-Adds 3-digit numbers without and with regrouping-Subtracts 3-digit numbers without and with regrouping-Understands concept of multiplication-Names, writes and represents common fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 2/2, 3/3)-Measures length-Tells time to 5 minute intervals-Uses elapsed time (duration of)-Recognizes, names and knows values of coins-Reads, writes and counts money amounts ($3.45)-Reads thermometer in degrees Fahrenheit-Solves simple word problems using length and money-Identifies, describes and compares 2 and 3 dimensional shapes
14 Rocket MathRocket math is a structured math program used to develop basic math facts memorization. It is currently used in some classrooms 3-5.It is sequential from easier to harder facts.Progresses from addition, through subtraction, multiplicationGradual mastery of facts - introduces two new facts each level and it’s reversal.Individual goal basedon students handwriting speed.facts already mastered.Individual motivation and progressDaily, systematic practiceHomework to support school practice
15 Getting Classroom Information Newsletters – every other weeksHandbook given out at Open House
16 Reminders $4.00 for poetry book Snack every day around 2:30 Walk-a-thon – Friday 1:00-2:00Parent helpers – schedule coming soon. If you didn’t get a chance to sign up at the open house, please me the days and times that work for you.