Room 20 Second Grade Karen Macari Jackie Barthelmes: Student Intern
A Day In The Life of a Second Grader
Specials (Gym, Art, or Music)
GRADE 2 EXPECTATIONS
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
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 MANAGEMENT THROUGH WHOLE BRAIN TEACHING
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*