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Mrs. Housley’s 2 nd Grade Class Welcome Parents!
Before We Begin Sign up for a Fall conference Sign up for volunteer opportunities Look around the room Write your child a note
Welcome to Room 20! Introduction Duquesne University for bachelors and masters 11 th year teaching Taught 5 th grade for 5 years Sixth year teaching second grade
Routines Morning Procedures 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 (703-957-4391) or send a note or e- mail in advance. Meals Snack - Nut Free 9:00 Lunch 11:15-11:45 Dismissal Buses and most daycares start loading at 2:35. Car riders, CASA and Majest released at 2:40 to the gym. Please send a note or e-mail about any changes. Please do NOT send an e-mail if the change occurs after school starts just call the office and leave a message. (703-957-4390)
Classroom Expectations Be patient Treat others as you want to be treated Be honest and be fair Leave toys at home
Consequences Students are expected to follow the school and classroom rules. Gentle reminders are given when needed. Persistent behaviors will be discussed with parents and school administration if necessary.
Our Daily Schedule Academic Blocks (Average Daily Time) 2-3 hours Language Arts reading, writing, word study, read aloud, shared reading 45 mins.- 1 hour Math 45 minutes for Science or Social Studies Specials PE (Mon., Wed. and Fri.)- tennis shoes Music (Mon., and Fri.) Library (Tues.) Computer Lab (Monday) Art (Thurs.) SEARCH (EOW Thurs.) Guidance (EOW Wed.) Recess (daily for 20 minutes)
Curriculum Virginia SOL’s (web site) 9 week plans (web site) Language Arts Balance Literacy Approach Readers Workshop: shared reading (poems and readers theater), guided reading (flexible groups), independent reading and read alouds Writers Workshop: generating ideas, develop independent and fluent writing, editing and revising skills Word Study: understand patterns and spelling rules, recognize “oddballs”
Curriculum Math Math centers and manipulatives to improve and extend knowledge Math To The Moon – math facts DREAMBOX – computer based program individualized based on student’s level Problem Solving – math journals Socials Studies and Science VA SOL’s drives instruction 9 week plans Study guides are sent for tests
Grading Policy Assignments are scored with a 4/E, 3/M, 2/P, 1/B. 4/E = exceeds standards, 3/M = meets standards, 2/P = making progress towards standard, 1/B = below standard These letters are not the same as the traditional A-F report card Effort is scored with O, S, N O = Outstanding, S = Satisfactory, N = Needs Improvement
Grading Policy Please keep in mind that information about a child’s achievement and development may be gathered in a number of ways. Some techniques are: Observations Rubrics Discussions/conferences Work samples Class participation Formative and Summative Assessments County wide assessments (PALS an DRA)
Sample Rubric Standard: Math SOL 2.4 Learning 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.
Report Cards Report cards are issued 4 times a year. Conferences are held in the fall and by request. LCPS uses a standard based report card Students are assessed on their academic achievement and effort level. Reading Level (above, on, or below) Comment section will elaborate on student’s strengths and weaknesses
Homework Look in agenda every night. Reading (15 minutes nightly) Word Study (Mon. - Thurs.) spellingcity.com – please see the web site for directionsspellingcity.com Math (3 times a week) may use ixl.comixl.com Science or Social Studies (once a week) Projects – as assigned Sunshine Math – optional enrichment math which starts in October
Communication Folders Take Home Folders (blue) Homework Notes to and from school Thursday Folders (black and red) PTA and school information Student work Agendas Homework - written instructions Phone Calls Please leave a message in the office. (703-957-4390) E-mail Updates Monthly Grade Level Newsletters (web site)
Communication E-mail - do NOT use for emergencies Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.lcps.org/arcolahttp://www.lcps.org/arcola Upcoming Events Nine Week Plans Newsletters Homework Assignments Classroom Schedule Grading Policy State SOL’s Curriculum Web Sites
Birthdays Birthdays LCPS does not allow any food or non-food items to celebrate birthdays. Student’s name will be announced on the morning announcements. Students cannot pass out invitations at school. Parents are welcome to donate a book to the Arcola library to honor your child’s birthday
Medication If 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. This includes cough drops.