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    • Ms. Slocumb’s 2 nd grade class Welcome to our Open House! Our journey begins here……….
    • Grading System
      • 2 nd graders receive letter grades in Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science and Conduct/Citizenship based on their average.
          • 90 – 100 = A
          • 80 – 89 = B (above average)
          • 70 – 79 = C (average)
          • 60 – 69 = D (below average)
          • 0 – 59 = F
      • Other subjects such as Music, Art, PE, Social Studies, and Health will be given S (satisfactory progress) or N (needs improvement)
      • Homework is a completion grade only
      • New report card format this year
    • Reading expectations
      • Read for 20 minutes each night
      • Log each book read in the back of agenda
      • Minimum of 10 books or chapters each week (both in class & at home) to reach goal of a million words
    • Curriculum
      • Reading strategies that will be taught-
        • Predict/infer -- Questioning -- Summarize
        • Evaluate -- Monitor/clarify
      • Spelling
      • Vocabulary
      • Phonics
      • Language conventions
      • Writing genres
        • Narrative -- Functional/Procedural
        • Report -- Response to Literature
        • Persuasive
    • Curriculum continued
      • Math
        • 2 digit addition/subtraction (with regrouping)
        • Story problems -- Time (to half & quarter hours)
        • -- Measurement (with standard & non-standard units)
        • -- Money (including making change)
      • Science
        • Matter -- Energy -- Forces/motion -- Weather
        • Plant & animal life cycles -- Habitats
      • Health, Social Studies
      • Physical Education
          • State requirements are 150 minutes of structured physical education (= 30 minutes daily)
          • Please have your child dress for activity daily (including shoes he/she can run and jump in)
    • Curriculum continued
      • Technology
        • Destination Success---- aligned with our curriculum and used for enrichment and review
        • Students can also access at home
        • Learn basic Microsoft Word skills
        • Research for report writing
        • Math drill & practice
    • Our schedule
      • A rotating resource schedule ensures your child will have Music, PE with coach, Media and Art or computers once every five days
      • Lunch is 10:40 – 11:10 am
      • Afternoon snack--- please send in a small snack for your child ** It would be helpful if anyone could send in bulk quantities of crackers, etc. to share when a child forgets
      • Morning work starts promptly at 8:30am ---
    • Field Trips
      • Some of those possibly planned for this year include:
        • MOSH -- Jacksonville Zoo
        • Ft. Clinch -- Sally’s Robots
      • Bus cost will be approximately $3 per student & many trips will not have an admission fee
      • Volunteer forms must be on file for you or relatives (grandfathers, grandmothers, aunts, uncles) to chaperone and supervise small groups of students
      • Money and permission slips will need to be turned in by the specified dates for each trip… Please do not wait until the day of the trip to notify us that you are attending
    • Teacher wish list
      • There are many items that would be greatly appreciated as donations to our class. Having these items would help ease the pain of budget cuts and make instruction easier.
      • Please take a sticky note from the board and help out however and whenever you can.
    • Thank you for being here tonight!
      • My contact information:
        • Phone: 696-8758 ext 143
        • [email_address]
      • Be sure to check agendas and email daily for communication
      • Let’s have an AWESOME school year!!!