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1 Mrs. Isaacson Syracuse Elementary 2 nd Grade

2 Mrs. Isaacson I have been teaching for 26 years in many capacities: sixth grade, reading intervention, instructional coach. But 2 nd grade is my favorite! I have four children, and all their names begin with K. Reading, scrapbooking, doing crafts, and watching my kids sporting events are some of my favorite things to do.

3 Since going back to a traditional school schedule, beginning & dismissal times have changed slightly. Also, two longer recesses will replace the three shorter recesses each day. 8:401 st bell rings 8:50Late bell rings, school begins 11:55 – 12:35 2 nd grade lunch & recess 1:50 – 2:152 nd grade recess 3:25School dismissed (Monday – Thursday) School will be dismissed at 1:25 on Fridays.

4 Mrs. Caldwell – Principal Ms. Fredericks – Administrative Intern Mrs. Dickson – Secretary Mr. Gorringe – Custodian Mrs. Preston – Librarian Mrs. Stephenson – Computer Prep-Time Teacher Mrs. DeVries – P.E. Prep-Time Teacher Mrs. Gray – Music & Art Prep-Time Teacher The other 2 nd Grade teachers are: Mrs. Osborne Mrs. Roper & Mrs. Byers Ms. Dean & Mr. Law (Chinese Immersion)

5 Our Classroom Rules: Listen carefully. Listen carefully. Follow directions. Follow directions. Work quietly. Do not disturb others. Work quietly. Do not disturb others. Respect others. Be kind with words and Respect others. Be kind with words andactions. Respect school and personal property. Respect school and personal property. Work and play safely. Work and play safely.

6 Grading is done on a rubric, just as the DESK report card is. However, I mark their papers with a plus sign (+), a check mark (), or a minus (-) sign. Grading is done on a rubric, just as the DESK report card is. However, I mark their papers with a plus sign (+), a check mark (), or a minus (-) sign. 85 – 100% = + 85 – 100% = + 70 – 84% = 70 – 84% = 69% and below = - 69% and below = -

7 Every Monday, a homework packet consisting of a reading passage with questions and math review pages will be sent home. Your child needs to complete it and return it to me by Friday of the same week. Not only does completing the homework packet help review important concepts, but it also teaches your child the importance of responsibility and completing work. Every Monday, a homework packet consisting of a reading passage with questions and math review pages will be sent home. Your child needs to complete it and return it to me by Friday of the same week. Not only does completing the homework packet help review important concepts, but it also teaches your child the importance of responsibility and completing work. The weekly spelling list is also attached to the packet. You and your child may use this to practice the words at home for the spelling test on Friday.

8 We will be learning these (and lots more!): Types of sentences Types of sentences Parts of a sentence Parts of a sentence Friendly letter writing Friendly letter writing Informative paragraphs Informative paragraphs Persuasive writing Persuasive writing Possessive nouns Possessive nouns Common and proper nouns Common and proper nouns Plural nouns Plural nouns Adjectives Adjectives Verbs Verbs Contractions Contractions

9 Some of the reading skills & strategies well be emphasizing this year are: main idea and details main idea and details parts of a story parts of a story comparing and contrasting comparing and contrasting sequencing and transition words sequencing and transition words summarizing summarizing predicting outcomes predicting outcomes inferencing inferencing fact and opinion fact and opinion reading genres reading genres fluency fluency

10 Areas we will be focusing on are: Numbers and operations Numbers and operations Mental strategies for addition & subtraction Mental strategies for addition & subtraction Place Value Place Value Measurement Measurement Time Time Money Money Graphing data Graphing data Fractions Fractions Geometric shapes Geometric shapes Math

11 Some of the areas we will be studying are: Weather Weather Moon and Stars Moon and Stars Rocks Rocks Gravity Gravity Living Things Living Things

12 You are a welcome presence in the classroom! If youd like to volunteer on a regular basis or even just once or twice a year, please fill out a volunteer form in our classroom at our Back-to- School Open House and give to Mrs. Isaacson. There are opportunities to listen to students read, help them with their math facts, supervise our class store, or help with class parties. We appreciate your help! We appreciate your help!

13 We already have pencil boxes, crayons, and colored pencils for each student in our class, but it is important to have a backpack or bag to bring papers home in every night. We use lots & lots of supplies in 2 nd grade, so it would be very appreciated if every child could donate these items: 8 – 10 small gluesticks 8 – 10 small gluesticks a 4 oz. bottle of Elmers Glue a 4 oz. bottle of Elmers Glue a regular box of tissues a regular box of tissues If youd like to donate anything else for our classroom, check the Wish List in our classroom for items like Lysol Wipes, hand sanitizer, paper towels, paper plates, etc.

14 Fun Friday – Every Friday, each student who has completed their work in class will get to participate in a Fun Friday reward activity for the last half-hour of the day. Star of the Week – Each child will have the opportunity to be the Star of the week. A paper will be sent home the week before, along with a posterboard to decorate about themselves. Theyll share their poster the following Monday and it will be on display in our classroom during the week. Birthdays – You are welcome (but not required!) to send a small treat for the class on your childs birthday. In keeping with district policy, they must be store-bought. We will celebrate summer birthdays on the childs half-birthday (June birthdays in December, July in January, & August in February.)

15 Communication is the key to a successful school year. Were all in this together – parents, teachers, and administrators working together to help your child reach their full potential. Its going to be a great year! Mrs. Isaacsons Syracuse Elementary phone:


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