Presentation on theme: "Dear Families, Welcome to Second Grade! Students – Remember: Every day counts! Enjoy yourself, make new discoveries, set goals, and have fun!"— Presentation transcript:
Dear Families, Welcome to Second Grade! Students – Remember: Every day counts! Enjoy yourself, make new discoveries, set goals, and have fun!
Our journey together began on: August 21, 2014! MAKE IT A GREAT YEAR! Mrs. Stauffer A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Chinese Proverb
I live in Twinsburg, Ohio Mr. Stauffer and I have 3 children: Brian (17 years old) David (14 years old) Julia (11 years old) **Dibbles (4 years old) My favorite color is purple. One of my goals this year is to keep learning! I plan to learn from students, parents, and other teachers. I also plan to attend workshops to learn things that will help us all in the classroom! I enjoy taking bike rides with my family, reading, swimming! I loveSMILEYS! My favorite restaurant is Carrabas. My favorite books are The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Oh the Places You’ll Go! My favorite place to visit is Disney World. I hope to go to Australia some day!
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. ~ Dr. Seuss ~
We will be doing so much in reading this year! We will read great stories, explore poetry, participate with reader’s theater, develop fluency, and so much more! We’ll do: Read Aloud Guided Reading Shared Reading Independent Reading Choral Reading AND MORE!!!!
Our math curriculum includes: * Fact Fluency * Computational Skills * Essential Skills -Operations and Algebraic Thinking -Number Operations in Base Ten -Measurement and Data -Geometry ** Showing mathematical thinking is an important component of the program as well!
Elements Include: Phonics, Core Words, Pattern Words (LIST A & LIST B – based on pretest – the test will be administered again after winter break), language conventions (capitalization, punctuation) Students will: Build visual, spelling and language skills Explore roots Strengthen proofreading skills And MORE! Language and Spelling Skills
We started writing workshop with narrative writing. Be sure to have plenty of sharp pencils! A sharp tip is a happy tip! Keep a “pink pearl” eraser handy! Dear Family, Craddock is a great school!
The BIG IDEAS in Science are: Weather Force and Motion Animals/Habitats
Citizenship Skills History Government FIELD TRIP TO BURTON!
We are going to have a GREAT time in the computer lab! So many skills will be learned! We will do many projects throughout the year!
The specials teachers and activities are wonderful! Library Art Music Physical Education
I am very much looking forward to a great year! I will do my best to keep you informed of your child’s progress. I know our Caring Classroom Community will be filled with A+ Students with A+ Attitudes! We will learn from each other. We will respect each other and our differences. We will support each other. We will make it a great year!
Watch your thoughts, They become words. Watch your words, They become actions. Watch your actions, They become habits. Watch your habits, They become character. Watch your character, For it becomes your Destiny. Source Unknown