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Room 20 curriculum overview

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    • Room 20 Second Grade Karen Macari Jackie Barthelmes: Student Intern
    • A Day In The Life of a Second Grader
      • Morning Work
      • Fundations
      • Specials (Gym, Art, or Music)
      • Writing/Grammar
      • Snack
      • Literacy Block
      • Meeting Time
      • Recess/Lunch
      • Math
      • Library Research
      • Science/Social Studies
      • Open Circle
      • Jobs
      • In second grade, an emphasis is placed on developing student effort .
      • An important part of our focus will be:
      • teaching organizational skills
      • promoting academic and behavioral responsibility and accountability on the part of students.
    • Homework - Homework Folders are expected to come to school every day - Send in a note with homework if your child has spent 30 – 40 minutes on an assignment and is having difficulty - Reading should occur daily and be recorded on your child’s wiki. - Daily practice of math facts is needed for mastery. There is a page on your child’s wiki to record this as well. - Homework is assigned each night, Monday-Thursday and is collected the next day
    • Grading - Unit Tests will be weighted heavier and graded with an E, M, P or B - students are assessed both formally and informally
      • writing assignments
      • will be graded based on content and mechanics
      Most daily work will be assessed using:  + = excellent content and quality  = good content and/or quality  - = below expectations in content and/or quality *Boomerangs are assignments that are returned to the student to be completed or corrected -New report cards will reflect the Common Core Standards
    • S tar of the W eek - Family members can visit the class to talk about their jobs or read a story - Students can bring in pictures of themselves or other objects to share with the class - Each student will have the opportunity to be the Star of the Week - A letter with the date of your child’s week and other details will be sent home at a later date.
      • School News podcasts are written and recorded by students weekly and posted on our class blog for sharing and discussion.
      • Edline postings of grade level dates
      • “ Tidbits from Room 20” Blog linked to Edline. Postings include student writing, photos and short action videos.
      • Classroom Rules with gestures
        • Rule #1: Follow directions quickly
        • Rule #2: Raise your hand before you speak
        • Rule #3: Make smart choices
        • Rule #4: Use appropriate level voice
      Scoreboard Class/Yes Teach/Okay Practice Cards and letters
    • Second Grade Curriculum
    • Math - reinforce many of the skills and concepts introduced in 1 st grade - use games as a way to practice and reinforce skills - encourage students to write about math - solving word problems Mastery of: - math facts (addition and subtraction) to 20 - Telling time to five minute intervals -coin values, counting money, making change -place value to the 1000’s -linear measurement -basic geometric shapes * Home practice is needed for mastery to occur*
    • Everyday Mathematics
      • - Calendar
      • - Weather
      • Math Message
      • Mental Math
      • Mad minutes
      - Lesson - Practice/Review - Homelinks -Independent
    • Literacy
      • Fundations
      • Tiered Instructional
      • Model
      Daily 5 with C.A.F.E. goals and strategies John Collins Writing Grammar Skills
    • Social Studies & Science
      • - rotate between the two subjects
      • - incorporate reading and writing into activities
      - at home and in school projects!
    • Communities
      • - Walking tour of Reading
      • Community Workers Research project
    • Mapping
      • - locate continents, oceans, rivers, and mountain ranges
      - identify directionality using a map
    • Native Americans
      • - study of the four regions of Native Americans in North America
      - one at-home project and a field trip to Harvard Museum - terrain & climate, food, shelter, transportation, beliefs, tools & weapons, and clothing
    • Balancing and Weighing
      • - hands on Science unit that explores the relationship between weight and balance
      - students have to act and think like a Scientist - explore the factors that effect the weight of objects
    • Heritage
      • - locate on a map and research each family’s countries of origin
      - identify important landmarks, traditions, and customs
    • Insects
      • - hands on study of the lifecycles of various insects
      - witness first hand the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly - recyclable insects!
      • Weekly lesson in computer lab
      • Learn basic function of computer
      • Research topics using computers
      • Create power point slides
      • Use wiki to record reading and math practice
      • Podcast, Photostory, Glogster, Voicethread