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1 Ms. Denises Second Grade Class Welcome, students!

2 Welcome to Second Grade! I will introduce you to second grade and to our classroom. If you have any questions during the year, please ask.

3 All About Me My background I have lived in Maurice for 31 years. I attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana. My experience Ive been teaching for 20 years. I have also taught first, third, fourth, and sixth grades, but second is my favorite.

4 My Family My husband John, self-employed Our children son, Steven is a graduate of ULL 2006, majored in Civil Engineering Presently employed with Baker Hughes as a mud engineer daughter, Jena is a graduate of ULL 2006, majored in Elementary Education 1-6 and PreK-3 Presently teaching Kindergarten at Indian Bayou Elementary Proud grandparents to Cole James Gaspard, born Nov. 2011. John and Myself Steven Jena & Justin Gaspard Cole James Beau Our pets dog, Beau (sheltie) granddog, Beaus sister Bella (sheltie)

5 My Goals To give you the academic and social skills you need to progress to third grade. To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. To help you make new friends and discover new interests.

6 Class Subjects The subjects we cover during second grade are: Reading Math Language Spelling Science and Social Studies (Social Living)

7 Reading Monday: review vocabulary words Tuesday: read and discuss story Wednesday: phonics skills are taught Thursday: reading skills are taught Friday: test day, introduce vocabulary words for next week AR is a program designed to encourage you to read. I ask that you read 20 minutes every night. This will certainly improve your reading fluency, so you may become an excellent reader.

8 Math ABCs of Math requires you to use critical thinking skills. You must read the problem, draw a picture, write a complete number sentence, and always finish with a label. For example: 2 dogs + 3 dogs = 5 dogs 4 bears + 6 lions = 10 animals ABCs of Math also drills basic math facts. These facts will be timed and tested weekly. You must master these facts in second grade. I encourage you to practice your facts each day.

9 Language/Spelling Language lessons will correlate with skills taught in reading and spelling. You will learn about nouns, verbs, pronouns, and adjectives. Spelling words are written in the students planner on Friday. Test are always given on Thursday. We begin the year with 15 words and 2 dictation sentences. Later in the year, the list will increase to 20 words.

10 Science We will learn many interesting and exciting concepts in science. We will study matter, sound, light, electricity, plants, animals, the earth, and then weather. You are encouraged to bring things from home, which relate to the topics we are discussing.

11 Social Studies We will learn about communities, history, geography, map skills, government, citizenship, economics, and different cultures from around our world. Again, you are encouraged to bring things from home, which relate to the topics we are discussing.

12 Classroom Community Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. Our basic class rules are: Be respectful and responsible. Be organized and follow directions. Be on time. Be prepared.

13 Homework You are responsible for completing your homework each night. Homework is always copied in your planner. I will assign about 45 minutes of homework every night. This should include 20 minutes of reading. Your homework is due every morning. If homework is not completed, you will work on it at recess. This will also be marked on your discipline card and a note may be written in your planner. Homework is never given on Fridays.

14 Tardiness School starts at 8:10 A.M. Morning work is assigned each day. If you are late, this will be assigned for homework. If you arent in the classroom by the time the bell rings, please check in at the school office before coming to class.

15 Lets Have a Great Year!

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