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  • Mention spelling notebook with pre-test and post-test
  • -Explain Friday Folders to parents. How weekly behaviors are communicated. -Explain that a link to the LFES newsletter will be sent out to all HCPSS news subscribers. Parents will need to fill out form if they want a hard copy. -Have parents fill out volunteers form.
  • 2nd grade btsn'10

    1. 1. Back to School Night September 20, 2011 The Second Grade Team Welcomes You to…
    2. 2. Our Team <ul><li>Mr. Nick DeWind, Teacher/Instructional Team Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Miss. Michelle Bone, Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Laura Boggs-True, Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Jackie Mueller, Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Kaaren Kozlow, Paraeducator </li></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Our Day in Second Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Our Partnership With You! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    4. 4. Our Day in Second Grade <ul><li>8:45 - 8:55 Arrival </li></ul><ul><li>8:55 - 10:30 Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>10:30 - 11:20 Recess and Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>11:20 - 12:10 Writing </li></ul><ul><li>12:10 - 1:10 Related Arts </li></ul><ul><li>1:10 - 2:25 Math </li></ul><ul><li>2:30 - 3:05 Content/Media </li></ul><ul><li>3:10 - 3:25 Pack-up and Dismissal </li></ul>
    5. 5. Language Arts <ul><li>Guided Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Words Their Way Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework Monday - Thursday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students will focus on weekly pattern/rule. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Standardized Test-Taking Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test administered in April </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided writing and emersion into writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly Writing Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6+1 Traits incorporated into writing lessons </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Math Topics <ul><li>Basic Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review addition and subtraction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce multiplication and division </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Concepts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Algebra, Patterns and Functions, Statistics, Number Relationships and Computation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurement, Time, Geometry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on teaching strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds mathematical knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discover a variety of ways to solve the same problem </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Social Studies <ul><li>Unit 1- My Community </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 2- Let's Go Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 3- Communities Change </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 4- People in the Community </li></ul>
    8. 8. Health <ul><li>First Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>Germs and Disease Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition and Fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Body Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco, Alcohol & Other Drugs </li></ul>
    9. 9. Science <ul><li>The Moon </li></ul><ul><li>Soil and Erosion </li></ul><ul><li>Interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Butterflies and Life Cycles </li></ul>
    10. 10. SAT 10 Testing <ul><li>Standardized assessment given to all second graders in Maryland (Spring) </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word study, comprehension, vocabulary, and language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving and procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results mailed to you in June 2012 </li></ul>
    11. 11. Grades <ul><li>All homework will be checked, but may not be graded. </li></ul><ul><li>Grades - same as first grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent (I) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With Assistance (W) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Apparent or Needs Improvement (N) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. What Homework to Expect <ul><li>Spelling Homework (Monday-Thursday) </li></ul><ul><li>Math Homework (Monday-Thursday) </li></ul><ul><li>15 Minutes of Reading (Nightly) </li></ul><ul><li>Please check and sign agenda book nightly! </li></ul>
    13. 13. Behavioral Expectations <ul><li>School-wide PBIS System </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be Safe, Responsible, and Respectful </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1-2-3 Magic in classroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection Log </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Agenda books will be stamped every afternoon </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforces positive behaviors </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eagle Wings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Prize Cart </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Grade Level Celebrations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly Awards Assemblies </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Teacher Communication <ul><li>Best form of communication is email. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Call Front Office at 410-313-6879 </li></ul><ul><li>If you child is changing their way home, call the front office and inform them of change and they will relay message to us. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Wellness Policy <ul><li>In coordination with the Howard County Wellness Policy, For Birthdays-Instead of food items, we are asking that you donate books, stickers, pencils, or a game to the class. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Be Our Partner in Education <ul><li>Help students with homework nightly </li></ul><ul><li>Sign agenda books every night </li></ul><ul><li>Check folder nightly, especially on Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Longfellow Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering </li></ul>
    17. 17. Questions????
    18. 18. Thank You! <ul><li>Write you child a note and leave it inside their school box. </li></ul><ul><li>We look forward to working with you and your child this year. </li></ul>