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1 Gena Rovelli Robin Moriarty Stephanie Lefever
WELCOME TO 2ND GRADE! Gena Rovelli Robin Moriarty Stephanie Lefever

2 You are going to hear a lot about WHAT we teach, and you will hear a bit about HOW we teach, but what really matters to us is WHO we teach! RELATIONSHIPS About Second Graders….

3 Younger second graders ,,,
• Competitive and enthusiastic, anxious to do well, want to be first • Speedy and often sloppy workers; printing big and bold, difficulty with spacing • Very sensitive, feelings easily hurt • Comfortable with a busy level of noise in classroom • Love learning to read, to learn math, “do” school • Need stretch breaks and outdoor recess • Favorite themes: friends, our school, workers in our school, cultures in our community

4 The bulk of second graders… • Tend to be sensitive and moody • Prefer to work alone or with a partner or best friend (friendship patterns change often) • Pay attention to detail, completion of work • Good organizational skills; appreciate structure • Handwriting and drawing tends to be tiny and anchored to the baseline of papers • Need quiet space and times for individual work and silent reading

5 Slightly older second graders…
• Expand their ability and interest in talking about ideas and using academic vocabulary • Begin to work in larger groups in the classroom and socially • Do not always finish assignments as well as younger second graders • Can master math facts such as addition, subtraction and some multiplication • Enjoying being a class leader, being responsible for a class or school job • Have trouble remembering homework

6 Social and Emotional Development
- Franklin has created a Behavior Plan this year, based upon the Responsive Classroom approach - The plan will be used school wide to have consistency with language, rules (hallway, cafeteria, playground) and expectations

7 Proactive responses include: Positive postcards and fish from the “Sea of Good Behavior” - The Plan will also allow teachers to follow a protocol for responding to unexpected behavior which involves notifying parents, planned interventions and documentation

8 - This is a work in progress and something that will be refined as the plan is implemented throughout the year - From your child’s perspective, this will not feel much different. From a teacher’s perspective this will be a tool for us to use common language around behavior and to see trends throughout the school.

9 SCIENCE How Seeds Travel Ramps Earth, Sun & Moon Life Cycles of Plants & Butterflies


11 RTI Model Response To Intervention
-Students will be assisted in all academic areas. Some examples: -small groups with an academic goal -technology programs/resources -additional adult support -multi-sensory tools -differentiated instruction *This will be done formally and informally. 11

12 HOMEWORK Reading logs and math logs will be due weekly
Non traditional homework will be monthly

13 SPELLING Spelling words will follow our Fundations’ rule of the week
We will have weekly trick/sight words Students should be prepared at the end of the week for an assessment based on the Fundations’ rule and trick words

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15 Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Add and subtract within 20. Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.

16 Number and Operations in Base Ten
Understand place value. Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

17 Measurement and Data Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
Relate addition and subtraction to length. Work with time and money. Represent and interpret data. Geometry Reason with shapes and their attributes.

18 Math Letter The Massachusetts Math Frameworks do not include the traditional algorithms for addition and subtraction in second grade. Instead of memorizing steps to a procedure, second graders develop strategies based on number sense to add and subtract numbers. Please do not work on regrouping or borrowing methods with your child!

19 ELA The Daily 5 The CAFÉ Building Reading Stamina Comprehension
Accuracy Fluency Expanding Vocabulary

20 Reading Units Poetry Folktales Author Study of James Marshall

21 Spelling Spelling test words will follow our Fundations’ rule of the week We will have weekly trick words Students should be prepared at the end of the week for an assessment

22 WRITING Personal Narratives Improving narrative writing
Opinion Writing Writing about reading Poetry

23 FIELD TRIPS Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association
To be determined…

24 Grade 2 Overview Your child’s year in second grade

25 From Mrs. Bohling Please keep your child at home if he or she has:
1. a fever over 100o during the past 24 hours 2. a cold in the active stages, i.e. coughing, running, sneezing 3. a sore throat and/or swollen neck glands 4. an undiagnosed rash or skin eruptions 5. vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours 6. head lice that haven’t been treated

26 More from the Nurse’s office
Reminders for Parents: - If parents are sharing medical information with you, please remind them to tell me. Parents tend to think that because they shared it with the teacher the information will get to me which is not always the case given your busy days. When parents share info with me, I tell them to be sure to let the teacher know as well to ensure that we all have the information we need to care for the students. - If a student is in the early stages of an active cold (persistent coughing, sneezing, nose blowing), please ask parents to keep the child home. This is stated in our exclusion policy, but parents often think that since there is no fever, the child should attend school. - Student's must be symptom free of fever, vomiting, diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of medications such as Tylenol/acetaminophen, Motrin/Advil/ibuprofen, Immodium, etc. before returning to school. When diagnosed with a bacterial infection and prescribed antibiotics, the student must be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school. - No medication is administered at school without a doctor's order and parent signature, this includes over-the-counter medications and treatments such as cough drops (which we discourage). Parents should never send in medication with the student; if medication is to be given, then the parent needs to drop it and the doctor's order off directly to the school nurse. Medication Permission Forms can be found on line at - I strongly recommend that all students keep a clean pair of underwear and change of pants in their backpacks in case of bathroom accident, fall in the mud, spill, etc. This is especially true for K-2, but needed at least a handful of times throughout the school year for grades 3-5 as well.

27 JustOne for Franklin JustOne for Franklin – What if every parent did JUST ONE thing for Franklin this year? Making Franklin a strong schoo, JustOne act at a time. Sponsored by Franklin PTO Everyone is busy – it’s a given – but if you each are able to contribut JustOne thing to our community, even if it is just a little thing, then Franklin will be an even better place to learn.

28 What is your JustOne thing??
Maybe it takes a few minutes. Maybe it is a whole project. Small or big, your JustOne contribution makes a real difference. For example: Have a few minutes? Provide refreshments for an event. Have an hour? Spend it settin up for the Halloween Bash. Like to paint or hammer? Help fix up the school on School Appreciation Day, Oct. 19.

29 Our class Family Reader Volunteers Room Parents
Donations: tissues, wipes, hand wipes, glue sticks Homework Hopes & Dreams Conferences Questions

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