Basic Info: Red Daily Folder Includes: Behavior Chart Reading Log WeeklyAssignment Sheet Homework Word List in Spiral Please check daily
Behavior Chart Reflects child’s behavior each day Green: doing great Yellow: warning (reminded of appropriate behavior) Red: 2 nd reminder Blue: 3 rd reminder and/or severe infraction *Please do not be alarmed if your child changes his/her color to yellow, this is a warning. *I give one or more verbal warnings. If the undesired behavior continues, the student will then be instructed to change his or her color. Please initial the behavior log if your child has changed his or her color from green.
Reading Log Record any reading outside of school 2 nd graders should read at least 15 minutes per night all year long. Record the date and minutes read nightly on the R.I.O.T.log and total the minutes. Please initial next to each entry The first 1,000 minutes = GOLD MEDAL and recognition in morning assembly on the first Wednesday of every month.
WeeklyAssignmentSheet Updated weekly Includes homework and the Phonics rules for the week Also contains 5 Words of the Week (W.O.W. Words), special events, Specials reminders, etc. Needs to stay in the red folder in case of changes
Homework Homework is recorded on the Weekly Assignment Sheet. Unfinished class work may be sent home to complete. It is assigned Mondays and is to be turned in on Thursdays. Late homework will be done on Fridays during Fun Friday. Please keep homework in folder just in case we have extra time to work on it in class.
Tuesday Folders BLUE Folder EVERY Tuesday Contains school notes Please remove the papers Sign the sheet inside before returning it each Wednesday
Reading & Language Arts Warm- Up: Daily “get in gear” activities such as, Making Words, journaling, and Daily Oral Language Spelling using phonetic patterns. In 2nd grade, we do not have a spelling list, but a spelling rule for the week. In addition, there will be 5 word wall words for the week. Students will have to write short sentences using these 5 words. Writer’s Workshop: Students will use the Writing Process to compose original writing pieces. Handwriting: Students will be improving on manuscript. Vocabulary- We will be expanding our vocabulary in all subject areas.
Writing Workshop Second Graders will learn the writing process and take original compositions through each step. Using literature examples, we will focus on various aspects of writing. Students will be learning why writers write.
Math Graphing and probability Focus on: Addition, subtraction (one and two digits), problem solving,time, fractions, estimation, money, and measurement Introduce multiplication and division Reinforced through Math games and songs Online textbook, games, and activities available on my website
Science Weather and Space Force and Motion Plants and Animals Matter (Solids, Liquids, Gas) Natural Resources and Conservation
Social Studies People and Communities –Communities Project Map Skills - Flat Stanley Project Pioneers –Pioneer Day Landforms Biographies –Biography project
Computer, Library & LunchTimes Library Time: Mondays 11:45-12:15 –May check out 2 books –2 week check out period per book –Please keep books in backpack for am reading Computer Lab: Fridays 9:00-9:45 –Various activities relating to topics studied Lunch Time: 12:35-1:05 Recess: 12:15-12:35
Grading & Report Cards You will see checks, smiles, or numbers 1-3 on graded student work The report card is skills-based The student is graded on a scale from 1-3. –1: The student has not mastered the skill –2: The student is making progress toward mastery –3: The skill is mastered *Do not be alarmed if the report card reflects 2’s in any skill.
Snacks Every day your child may bring a snack Healthy and nutritious Some suggestions include yogurt, granola bars, fruit, cereal, crackers, or pretzels Only water is permitted in the classroom. Your child may bring a water bottle to keep at his/her desk. *I strongly encourage this since we are so far away from the water fountain.
Student Birthdays District policy states: On the last Friday of the month, the last 15 minutes of the day, the classroom will celebrate those children’s birthdays for the month in the classroom. 2:20-2:35 The homeroom parent will organize who brings cupcakes for that month. Only cupcakes and water are permitted *Birthday invitations: If your child is passing out invitations at school, please make sure the whole class is invited.
9:45-10:35 Feel free to schedule a meeting during this time as needed. Planning Period
Communication Please refer to your teacher's website, Tuesday Folder, Daily Folder, as well as the Lake Pointe Homepage, for all pertinent dates and information. Please contact Pam Thorp in office about last minute transportation changes.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program *We as a school use our morning announcements and assembly to address character education through Character Counts. *We will be having class meetings on a regular basis.