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2011 2012 Second Grade Parent Orientation


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  • 1. Parent Orientation Night
    Miss Zotter’s 2nd Grade Class
  • 2. Class Schedule
    7:35-7:45 Greet Class
    7:45-8:00 Announcements, Lunch Count, Morning Work
    8:00-8:30 Small Group Pullout (Intervention/Enrichment), Handwriting, D.E.A.R.Time
    8:30-9:00 Whole Group Reading (Day 3 Library Lesson/Checkout 8:40-9:10)
    9:00-9:15 Grammar & Spelling
    9:15-9:45 Guided Reading Groups, Literacy Centers (Day 3 Counselor 9:35-10:05)
    9:45-10:00 Recess
    10:00-10:05 Restroom/Water Break
    10:05-10:40 Guided Reading Groups & Literacy Centers
    10:40-11:20 Writer’s Workshop & Author’s Chair
    11:20-11:50 Lunch (Tables 9-10)
    11:50-12:00 Restroom/Water Break
    12:00-12:35 Social Studies/Science
    12:35-1:35 Math Lesson & Problem of the Day (F.A.S.T.)
    1:40-2:25 Specials
    (Day 1 – Music, Day 2 – PE, Day 3 – Computer, Day 4 – PE, Day 5 – Art, Day 6 - PE)
    2:30-2:45 Math Wall / Target Math
    2:45 Dismiss Students
  • 3. Student Binders/Homework
    • Behavior Calendar – Check daily & Sign
    • 4. Homework :
    • 5. READ 15-20 Minutes Daily and mark Reading Log / Coyote Call
    • 6. Students are responsible for turning in homework packets on Friday (math & grammar included)
    • 7. Students will present their weekly Reader’s Response Journal each Friday using the Depth & Complexity Icons
    • 8. Graded Papers:
    • 9. If grade is below a 70, Please Sign and Return
    • 10. If grade is above a 70, Please Keep (to display on fridge)
    • 11. Friday Folder Pocket (in your child’s binder:
    • 12. Be sure to check weekly for school wide information
    Student projects
    • November- Student Timelines (pictures of their childhood needed)
    • 13. January- Optional Student Treasures Book (about $20)
    • 14. February – Woodland Animal Research Project - Parent Help Greatly Appreciated During Library Research Portion!!
  • Promotion Requirements
    General Promotion
    70% end-of-year average in reading and in math
    work on grade level in math
    read and comprehend unseen text at an ending 2nd grade level
    fluency expectation is 10 times your child’s age (Ex. Age 7X10 =70wpm)by the end of second grade
    demonstrate most of the 2nd grade TEKS in reading, language arts, and math
  • 15. Specific Requirements For Promotion to third Grade
    recall 30 subtraction facts to 18 on a 5 minute timed test
    Recall 30 addition facts to 18 on a 5 minute timed test
    place value- read, write and describe whole numbers to 999 as well as compare and order numbers to 999
    Receive a 2,3, or 4 on a writing sample using NISD rubric (example in Coyote Binder)
  • 16. Language Arts Curriculum
    Parts of a sentence
    Developing ideas and topics
    Statements and questions
    Exclamations and Commands
    Language Arts
    Writer’s Workshop
    • Beginning , Middle and End
    • 20. Use of editing marks
    • tests
  • Math Curriculum
    Using addition strategies
    Using subtraction strategies
    Patterns and numbers to 100
    Adding two-digit numbers
    Subtracting two-digit numbers
    Patterns and numbers to 1,000
    Geometry, fractions, and probability
    Adding and subtracting three-digit numbers
    Exploring multiplication and division
  • 22. Science & Social StudiesIntegrated Curriculum
    Patterns all Around Us- rules, citizenship, map skills
    Patterns where we live- living and non-living, basic needs, locate places on a map, continents and oceans
    Historical Changes-timelines, research historical figures, Thanksgiving
    Physical Changes- properties of objects, measurement of change (matter)
    How science changes our world- sound, order of events, evolution of technology and communication
    Airplanes are systems- airplanes , transportation
    Our Government as a system- roles of public officials, local state and federal government
    Woodland Forest Ecosystems- ecosystems, land characteristics, resources, national parks
    San Antonio- settlement patterns, water as a resource, water cycle, celebrations as a culture
    Economics- producers, consumers, free enterprise, trace a product from a natural resource to a finished product
  • 23. Reading Curriculum
    Read Aloud with Literature Discussions
    Shared & Performance Reading (ex. Reader’s Theatre)
    Guided Reading
    Use Technology & Communication
  • 24. Rules and Expectations
  • 25. Before School
    Students must sit in the hallway assigned by their teacher.
    Student may NOT arrive before 7 a.m., as teachers are not on duty to supervise them.
    Students must practice math facts, read a book, or study spelling words each morning before the bell.
    Students can only leave with permission.
    All electronic game devices must be left at home.
  • 26. Lunch Room
    Ask permission before leaving your chair
    Sit properly in chair
    Talk quietly
    Touch only your food- NO SHARING PLEASE!
    Buy only one dessert before sitting down
    Pick up trash and push chairs under the table
    (Students’ behavior is monitored and recorded daily)
  • 27. Recess
    Play only in designated areas.
    Use equipment safely and appropriately.
    Leave objects where you found them.
    Avoid unnecessary physical contact- No tag!
  • 28. Classroom
    Kuentz School Rules
    Your choices are your own.
    Everyone shows respect.
    Listen and follow directions.
    Position yourself for success.
  • 29. Weekly Newsletter
    On Mondays, a newsletter will be sent home containing homework assignments, spelling words, and a brief description of curriculum in each subject.
    Visit my webpage at for a new copy of the newsletter, information about me, our daily schedule, upcoming events, and some fun websites for your children.
  • 30. Report Cards
    • Report cards will be issued every nine weeks.
    Your child will receive a numerical grade for Reading and Math.
    Reading levels this year will correlate with new NISD expectations that match our new reading adoption and testing materials.
    Your child will receive a letter grade in all other subjects.
    N- Needs Improvement
  • 31. Snacks, Class Parties, and Birthday Celebrations
    Healthy Snacks may be brought to school for snack time.
    Water bottles with a snap top may be brought to school.
    Class Parties
    Winter Celebration
    Rodeo Day
    End of Year Party
    Birthday Celebrations (during recess or last 5 minutes of the day)
    Invitations for birthday parties may be distributed at school if all boys, all girls, or all students are invited.
    To celebrate student birthdays, parents may bring store bought cookies/cupcakes to distribute at recess or the last five minutes of the day. I appreciate your cooperation with this matter.
  • 32. Attendance
    Attendance is a priority!
    Any student who arrives after 7:45 will be counted tardy and issued a slip by the office.
    Any student who arrives after 9:00 will be counted absent unless they have a note from a physician.
    If a child is sent home before 9am they are considered absent.
    Any student that is absent for 3 consecutive days must provide a statement from a health clinic or physician verifying the illness.
    Vacations are UNEXCUSED absences, even if a note is sent in.
    Personal illness, doctor appointments, family emergencies or a death in the family are EXCUSED absences.
    Attendance Law Violations of Unexcused Absences: 3 full or partial day absences in a 4 week period OR 10 full or partial day absences in a 6 month period (partial day includes tardies and early pick-ups)
    Children absent from school must provide the teacher with a note upon their return including the current date and date of absence, child’s name, reason and parent signature.
  • 33. Attendance Letter sent home 8-26-11
  • 34. Conferences
    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held the week of October 11th – 18th.
    Additional conferences will be scheduled as necessary to discuss academic or behavior issues.
    I will ALWAYS make time for parent communication .
  • 35. Spirit Day!!
    Spirit day is every Friday!
    Don’t forget to purchase your new Kuentz shirt!
    ( If you have already ordered they will be arriving shortly.)
  • 36. How to Reach Me
    • Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.
    • 37. My conference time is from 1:40-2:25. I will try to respond to any phone calls, notes or emails at that time.
    • 38. E-mail-
    • 39. Phone - 397-8050 Ext. 3165
    FYI:Wednesday is our team planning day during conference time.
    (**please call the front office before 2:00 regarding any changes in transportation**)
  • 40. Thanks For Coming!!!
    It’s going to be a great year…!