Please choose one of the following sentences to complete. Be ready to tell your name, your child’s name, and complete one sentence.
My favorite thing about my child is __________
When I was in second grade I really liked _______
My child is really good at ________
Getting to Know You
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8:30 - 2:45
9:45 – 10:00
Wednesday and Early Release Days
8:30 - 12:30 (Lunch-10:35)
Please notify the office if your child is absent. 799-4431 ext. 104- Rhonda
We encourage students to follow these pillars of character to build a strong foundation for their future: Responsibility, Respect, Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness, and Citizenship.
Social Studies (pages 13-17)
The state of California has set these standards that all students in second grade should achieve before leaving the grade level.
It is my goal in second grade to cover and teach all standards to all students.
Our Report Card follows the state standards for Language Arts and Math. Students are expected to be Progressing in all standards throughout the year.
By the end of the year students, will be expected to know all of the standards in Language Arts and Math to pass to third grade.
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Second grade students are required to take a STAR test for the state of California sometime in May.
Since this is the first time students are tested in this manner we will prepare them with test prep in class and at home.
You will see many of these reports coming home.
Homework is given on Friday and due the following Friday.
Reading log- Families should read a minimum of 20 minutes each evening. The reading may be done by the students are family members. (fluency and accuracy)
Practice of skills taught in class
Students will visit the Rodeo Hills library each month.
Students will be able to check out books from the classroom on a daily basis beginning in October. I need a volunteer to help this process. They will check out a book at their reading level each night they return the previous book.
Please consider ordering books from Scholastic Catalogs that will be sent home about 5 times per year.
These books are very cheap compared to book stores.
Books are leveled and students can select books at their level.
We will go on a few educational and fun field trips this year. The first field trip will be to Smith Family Farm on Friday, October 22. We visit a real working farm to discover life cycles.
Other field trips include:
Jelly Belly Factory
San Francisco Zoo
Please sign up to help out in the class in the following areas:
Checking out books
Reading with students
Please consider joining the PTA. This parent teacher organization helps to fund classroom projects and make decisions about school issues.
Dues are only $10.
There will be four fun and educational family nights for Rodeo Hills students throughout the year from 6:00-7:30. These events are wonderful to build parent, teacher, student relationships.
Math Family Night: October 21, 2010
Multicultural Night: February 3, 2011
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration: March 3, 2011
Science Night: May 12, 2011
Spring Show: May 26, 2011
During this time students work on assigned Language Arts activities: workbook, reading, writing, phonics, etc. These are called Must Do’s because they have to be completed. Then they are given a list of choice activities called May Do’s. These include computer, listening center, Bing-o, language arts games.
During this time students take their work through the publishing process including writing, editing, publishing (typing), and illustrating. Students learn about phonics, writing, and computer skills.
Students read books at their assigned reading levels. They are able to take quizzes on the books they read. This helps build comprehension and helps keep students accountable for reading.
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During Board Math students review math concepts in these areas: place value, operations, money, fractions, time, algebra and functions, measurement, and statistics.
Show Board Math Sample
Math Workbook and Games
During this time students work in Houghton Mifflin Math Workbooks and/or play math games.
Physical Education will be held Monday-Thursday from 1:45-2:10. Our class has developed an exercise routine and then they will enjoy games and other physical activities.
Science is planned on Wednesdays after PE. Science topics include Balance, Forces and Motion, Life Cycles (Animal and Plant), Fossils, Rocks, Magnets,
As you can see this class was set up with the most current technology. We will have 15 student computers, a document camera, and a smart board. This technology was donated by the city of Hercules and is used throughout the day to teach students effectively.
Rodeo Hills Website
Please check website for updated classroom information.
Thanks for coming tonight. Please fill out the paper work and leave a letter for your child. I am so happy to be working with you this year.