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  • 1. Second Grade Curriculum Night
    September 16, 2010
    Our objective is to give you information and to answer your questions about the second grade curriculum.
  • 2. Mrs. Stacy Chambers, Room 103
    Mrs. Amy Tucker, Room 104
  • 3. Understanding Your Child
    The Second Grader
    Team Time
    Group Time
    Experiential Activities
    The “Eraser Age”
    Positive Reinforcement
  • 4. Language Arts
    Reading
    Spelling
    Writing
    Handwriting
    Listening and Speaking
    Formative and Summative Assessments
    Differentiated Instruction
    Lexia Program
  • 5. Math
    Scott Foresman
    Investigations in Number, Data, and Space
    Concepts Covered:
    Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System
    Geometry and Fractions
    Data Analysis and Graphs
    Two-Digit Addition and Subtraction
    Measurement and Time
    Place Value to 1000
  • 6. Guiding Students Toward Fact Mastery
    Development of number relationships is the foundation of fact mastery
    Discussions and activities help students invent strategies
    Games can be used to reinforce strategies
    Drill is not appropriate until students master the strategies
  • 7. Current Plan for Basic Fact Mastery
    Nine weeks cycle for facts practice and mastery
    Week 1 or 2: Initial assessment
    Weeks 2 – 5:
    Focus instruction on strategies
    Reinforce strategies with activities and games
    - home and school
    Week 5: Checkpoint assessment
    Monitor progress
    Weeks 5 – 9:
    Reinforce strategies with activities and games – home and school
    Week 9: Benchmark assessment
    Expected Mastery: 90%
  • 8. Basic Facts Mastery Targets
  • 9. Science and Health
    Communications Lab
    ASSET Science Kits:
    Plant Growth and Development
    Changes
    HLAY Drugs and Alcohol
    Health and Nutrition
  • 10. Social Studies
    Character Education/BFF
    Neighborhoods and Communities
    Cultural Holidays and Historic Events
    Scholastic News
    Walking Tour of Mt. Lebanon,
    Oct. 14
  • 11. Meet Senora Palmer!!
    FLES Program/World Languages
    Two 25 minute sessions per week
    Spain- country of focus in second grade
    Songs, games, and cultural activities
    See Handout!
  • 12. Home and School Connection
    Foster Website
    Homework Success
    Homework Packets
    Week in a Peek
    2nd Grade Newsletter (monthly)
    Conferences/Report Cards
    Homeroom Coordinators/Volunteers
    Mystery Readers
    Links
    Mt. Lebanon Home Page
  • 13. Thank You For Coming!
    Questions and Answers…