Presentation on theme: " Welcome to Second Grade Curriculum Night. Family Information System www.solonschools.org Staff Directory Amy Clark On my classroom website, you will."— Presentation transcript:
Family Information System www.solonschools.org Staff Directory Amy Clark On my classroom website, you will find: Calendar – upcoming activities, holidays, field trips Class News and Photos I Can Statements for all units of study Useful website links to support your child’s learning
Behavior Expectations Schoolwide Rules: 1. I choose to do my best. 2. I choose to follow directions. 3. I choose to use kind words, kind hands, and kind feet.
Behavior Expectations Classroom Rewards: Students start each day with 3 magnets. At the end of the day, students earn a point for each magnet kept. Points can be turned in for prizes which include bookmarks, homework passes, stuffed animal at the child’s table for a day, and lunch with the teacher.
Behavior Expectations Rocket Rewards: Students may also earn Rocket Rewards from any adult in the school for various positive acts. The reward slips are put into a drawing each Friday and prizes are awarded by the school office.
Behavior Expectations Consequences: Students lose a magnet each time a rule is broken. If a student loses all 3 magnets in a day, he or she will write a note home to be signed by the parent and returned.
Homework Weekly Reading Log Students are expected to read by themselves, read aloud to someone, or listen to someone read for 90 minutes per week. To meet the goal, students should read an average of 15 minutes per night. Parents should complete the Weekly Reading Log and sign it. Students should return the Reading Log each Monday.
Homework Word Study Students will bring home word lists every few weeks that match the feature currently being worked on in their Word Study group. Please help your child review and practice these words, and encourage him or her to spell the feature correctly once it has been learned.
Homework Other Homework Students will also have assignments to complete at various times as we work through our units of study. These will be listed in the Student Planner that your child brings back and forth to school daily. Please check the planner and the purple take home folder for assignments each night.
Birthday Treats Your child is welcome to bring a birthday treat to share with the class on his or her birthday. If your child’s birthday falls on a weekend, break, or holiday, feel free to send the treat in the day before or after the break. You may always email me if you are unsure when to send the treat. We have 19 students in our class and no known allergies. Please send individual, easy to serve treats, such as cookies, brownies, donut holes, or pre-packaged snack cakes.
Dropping off items If you need to drop off any items for your child during the school day, please go directly to the office. Please do not come to the classroom. The office will deliver the items to your child or have him or her walk down to get what is needed.
Daily Schedule 8:00 – 8:10 Calendar and Prepare for the Day 8:10 – 9:00 Special Area Classes * Schedule posted on class website under files 9:00 – 9:45 Snack and Writer’s Workshop * Please send a small, healthy snack for your child daily 9:45 – 10:55 Reader’s Workshop
Daily Schedule 11:00 – 11:55 Recess/Lunch 12:00 – 1:00Math 1:00 – 1:50Science/Soc Studies 1:50 – 2:20No New Instruction * Students work on independent activities and work with the teacher as needed to firm up concepts
Writer’s Workshop Mini-lesson *Daily, brief whole group demonstration about a specific writing skill or concept Independent Writing *Students write daily about self selected or teacher directed topics Conferencing *Teacher meets with students at least once a week to provide feedback and instruction to help each child meet his or her specific writing goals Group Sharing *Students share their writing with the class so that they can receive positive comments and suggestions for improvement
Word Study Word Study Groups *Students work in groups based on needs and have study partners for games and activities which help them learn spelling features Application to Writing *Once a spelling feature has been taught, students are expected to use it in their daily writing How Parents Can Help *Encourage your child to re-read his or her work and try to find words that do not look right and have him or her correct errors when possible using spelling features he or she knows
Reader’s Workshop Mini-lesson *Daily, brief whole group demonstration about a specific reading skill or concept Shared Reading *An interactive reading experience in which reading is shared by the teacher Guided Reading *Instruction is provided in a small group and based on individual student needs Independent Reading *Students have book boxes in which they keep self selected texts that they read daily while the teacher is instructing small groups
Math Math Trailblazers *Program is aligned to National Content Standards *Helps students become proficient problem solvers, use math flexibly, know when and how to apply math in different situations, and see connections between what they learn in math class and the math they use in everyday life *Homework will be assigned at various times – please check the student planner and purple take home folder daily. Parent letters are sent home every few weeks when we start a new unit to inform you of concepts being taught. *Assessments are given at the end of each month, which usually includes two units of study
Science Science Units of Study: Changes in Motion Weather Animal Interactions Assessments are given at the end of each unit. Student work from the unit and the test date will be sent home in advance.
Social Studies Social Studies Units of Study: GovernmentEconomics GeographyHistory People and Societies Assessments are given at the end of each unit. Student work from the unit and the test date will be sent home in advance.
Assessments Ongoing, common grade level assessments in Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies DRA – Developmental Reading Assessment given once per quarter to track progress in reading Report Cards sent home each quarter
Volunteer Opportunities All sign-up sheets are on the round table near the sink for class parties, field trips, etc… Please consider becoming involved with PTA
My Contact Information You can contact me at any time with questions or concerns Email address: email@example.com Voicemail number: 349-7757 ext. 5708 Solon Schools website: www.solonschools.org Click on Staff Directory then Amy Clark
Thank You Thank you for attending. I am looking forward to working with you to help your child succeed this year!