Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Second Grade! Mrs. Buelow. Welcome to Second Grade! I will introduce you to second grade and to our classroom. Please take a moment to."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Second Grade! I will introduce you to second grade and to our classroom. Please take a moment to admire student work on display in the hallway.
My Goals To motivate each child to learn and to enjoy the time spent in the classroom. To give my students the academic and social skills they need to progress to third grade. To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. To help my students make new friends and discover new interests.
To help us meet these goals in a safe, fun learning environment we need…………
Our Classroom Rules We can treat people the way we would like to be treated. We can keep our hands to ourselves. We can use quiet voices. We can work together as a team. We can walk quietly in the hallway. We can treat the things in our classroom with respect. We can listen to our teacher and follow directions.
Class Subjects The subjects we cover during second grade are: Reading Writing Math Science Social studies Health
Reading Themes Being Me Helping Hands Our World Imagine That Neighborhood News Travel Time Small Group and Whole Group instruction.
Writing Writer’s Workshop Personal Narratives Instructional Paragraphs Poetry Fictional Stories Writing to a Picture Prompt Nonfiction
Math Expressions This is a comprehensive K-5 mathematics curriculum that offers new ways to teach and learn mathematics. This program combines standards-based instruction with traditional approaches, and it utilizes objects, drawings, conceptual language, and real-world situations to help students build mathematical ideas that make sense to them. Family Letters will be sent home periodically to give parents and guardians a better understanding of the learning that is going on in math class.
Math Units: Understanding Addition and Subtraction Measurement and Shapes Solving Story Problems Quadrilaterals Addition to 200 Time Tables and Graphs Diagonals and Midpoints Subtracting 2-Digit Numbers Shapes and Patterns 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction Metric Measurement and 3-D Shapes Multiplication and Fractions Non-Standard and Standard Units of Measure
Science Solids and Liquids/Changes Insects Soils
Social Studies Our World Maps and Globes Government and our Nation. Communities Neighborhoods
Homework I will assign about 30 minutes of homework every night. This includes 10 minutes of reading. You will have choices for differentiated learning. Spelling Choice will be assigned on Monday and Thursday night. Language Arts Choice will be assigned on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Please sign and return all assessments.
Homework Homework should be completed in pencil on lined paper. Please do not use notebooks for homework. All homework is expected to be completed and returned on the due date. Assignments that are not turned in on the due date are considered late.
Book Reports One report will be required during the first, second, third and fourth marking period. The marking period report will be optional. Please help your child choose a book that is appropriate for his/her reading level. Please keep the book report packet in the folder provided for reference throughout the year. Students may also choose to complete book reports more frequently if they would like to be challenged. Students may choose a project from the package provided.
Family Message Journal Each Friday your child will write a letter home during class time. Please read it over the weekend and respond on the next page in the notebook. Your child will read your response on Monday morning in school. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to participate in this activity.
Other Classroom Procedures Morning Work Snack Bathroom Breaks Star of the Week Behavior Monitoring Lunch Tickets
Miscellaneous Items Birthday Celebrations Birthday Party Invitations Late Arrivals / Drop Offs / Visitors
Volunteers Homeroom Parent Class Parties Secret Readers Field Trips