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November- Student Timelines (pictures of their childhood needed)
January- Optional Student Treasures Book (about $20)
February – Woodland Animal Research Project - Parent Help Greatly Appreciated During Library Research Portion!!
Promotion Requirements General Promotion Requirements 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
Specific Requirements For Promotion to third Grade Math 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 Writing Receive a 2,3, or 4 on a writing sample using NISD rubric (example in Coyote Binder)
Language Arts Curriculum Sentences Parts of a sentence Developing ideas and topics Statements and questions Exclamations and Commands Language Arts
Math Curriculum Using addition strategies Using subtraction strategies Patterns and numbers to 100 Money Adding two-digit numbers Subtracting two-digit numbers Time Measurement Patterns and numbers to 1,000 Geometry, fractions, and probability Adding and subtracting three-digit numbers Exploring multiplication and division
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
Reading Curriculum Read Aloud with Literature Discussions Shared & Performance Reading (ex. Reader’s Theatre) Guided Reading Use Technology & Communication
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.
Lunch Room Walk 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)
Recess Play only in designated areas. Use equipment safely and appropriately. Leave objects where you found them. Avoid unnecessary physical contact- No tag!
Classroom Kuentz School Rules Y.E.L.P Your choices are your own. Everyone shows respect. Listen and follow directions. Position yourself for success.
Weekly Newsletter On Fridays, a newsletter will be sent home containing homework assignments, spelling words, and a brief description of curriculum in each subject. Visit my webpage at www.nisd.net for a new copy of the newsletter, information about me, our daily schedule, upcoming events, and some fun websites for your children.
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. E-Excellent S-Satisfactory N- Needs Improvement U-Unsatisfactory
Snacks, Class Parties, and Birthday Celebrations Snacks 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.
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.
Conferences SIGN UP TONIGHT FOR FALL 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 .
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.)