Presentation on theme: "Mrs. Mouritzen’s 2nd Grade Class"— Presentation transcript:
1 Mrs. Mouritzen’s 2nd Grade Class Welcome Parents!
2 Before We Begin Sign up for a conference Volunteer sheet for classroom and math to the moon.Look around the roomWrite your child a noteTake a note from our class wish pond
3 Welcome to Room 13! Introduction My Family Degree in Psychology and teaching and endorsement in special education.7th year of teaching7th year in LCPSResource/special education/ 1 & 2.
4 Routines Morning Procedures Meals Dismissal School starts at 7:50 so please make sure your child arrives on time.If you know your child will be absent please call the absentee line ( ) or send a note in advance.MealsSnack - Nut Free 9:00Lunch 11:45-12:15 - prepay atDismissalBuses start loading at 2:35. Please send a note about any changes. Please do NOT send an if the change occurs after school starts just call the office and leave a message. ( )
5 Classroom Expectations Listen to the teacher and classmates.Make good choices.Be safe.Respect yourself and others.Help each other.Raise your hand.Ask questions if you need help.Do not share food.Learn and have fun!Do your best!
6 Behavior & Classroom Expectations Individual Behavior ProgramTickets are rewarded daily for good behavior choices, helpfulness, compliments.Whole Class Behavior ProgramGum balls are rewarded for specials, fire drills, compliments and any team activities.Students are responsible for themselves.High working and behavior standards
7 Our Daily Schedule Academic Blocks Specials 2 hours and 45 minutes Language Arts block1 hour Math block45-60 minutes for Science or Social StudiesSpecialsRecess (daily for 15 minutes)PE (Mon., Wed., and Thurs.) - tennis shoesSEARCH and Guidance (EOW Tues. & Thurs)Music (Wed.& Fri)Spanish (Fri.)Library (Thurs.) - open checkout dailyArt (Tues.)Computer Lab (Wed.)Curiosity Cave –(Mon) monthly
8 Grading PolicyAll assignments will be marked for grade using a letter system of E/4 (exceeds), M/3 (meets), P/2 (progressing), or B/1 (below).Grades are NOT equivalent to standard A, B, C, D, F system!Some assignments are also marked with an effort grade (O, S, N).Checked work will go home in Thursday folders.Learning Progression Scale utilized for grades. Used for entire 2nd grade team.
9 Learning Progression Scales Standard: Math SOL 2.4Learning Target: The student will count forward by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100 and count backwards by 10s starting from 100, as well as identify even and odd numbers.4The student will skip count forward and backwards using other multiples from various starting points, as well as explain how to identify even and odd numbers.3The student will count forward by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100 and count backwards by 10s starting from 100, as well as identify even and odd numbers.2The student will count forward by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100 starting at 2, 5, and 10.1The student will count forward by 10s to 100.
10 Report Cards and Conferences Report cards are issued 4 times a year.Conferences are held in the fall and by request.Students are assessed in both academic and effort.Students will receive a score of E, M, P, B for academic growth.Students will receive an O, S, N for effort.
11 Grading PolicyPlease keep in mind that information about a child’s achievement and development may be gathered in a number of ways. Some techniques are:ObservationsDiscussions/conferencesWork samplesVerbal and nonverbal participationFormal assessments, such as quizzes or tests
12 Homework Look in Take-home folder and agenda every night. Reading (15 minutes nightly)Word Study (Mon. - Thurs.)Spelling city- (Mon-Thurs.)Math- Worksheets, workbooks, or IXL for math homework (3 nights/week).Science or Social Studies (once a week)Projects – as assignedSunshine Math – optional enrichment math which starts in OctoberWe have various enrichment websites on the 2nd grade page.Homework should take about 30 minutes. If it is taking longer than 30 minutes please let me know so we can adjust it.
13 How I use spelling city? Log onto www.spellingcity.com Click on student icon-top left of page.Move curser down to #2 “Find a list” -type in Mouritzen.My name will appear with school name. Please click on my name, this is dark blue. This will open up to “my page” with a message. Click on the homework for the week. Each word study group will have their own list named by color and the date.Please have students do 1 activity per day-Monday through Thursday. I will assess on the reviewed words on Friday. If your child would like to do more activities please feel free to do so! Please do not print any activities; I trust this will be done
14 Communication Folders Phone Calls E-mail Updates Monthly Newsletters Take Home FoldersPTA and school informationStudent workNotes to and from schoolHomeworkAgendasHomework - written instructionsPhone CallsPlease leave a message in the office. ( )UpdatesMonthly Newsletters
15 Communication E-mail - do NOT use for emergencies Website-Upcoming EventsNine Week PlansNewslettersHomework AssignmentsClassroom ScheduleGrading PolicyProgression learning scalesCurriculum Web Sites
16 Celebrations/Birthdays LCPS is not allowing any food or non-food items to celebrate birthdays.Students cannot pass out invitations at school.Class PartiesWinter CelebrationEnd of year
17 Student of the WeekEach student will have a poster (provided by me) and bring in items to share with the class.The poster will be sent home this week for homework. Please do not feel pressured to complete this immediately. At your leisure and take time to enjoy the project!
18 MedicationIf your child requires medication, please give it directly to our school nurse. The children are not allowed to give it to the nurse.Children are NOT allowed to have medication in class.