Mrs. Dean’s Second Grade Class Daily Schedule 7:55 - 8:25 ~ Enrichment 8:25 - 9:15 ~ Math Board, Journal, and Webpage 9:15 - 9:45 ~ Reading, Spelling, L.A. Skills 9:45-10:15 ~ Writing 10:15-11:00 ~ Special Area-Art, Music, P.E. 11:00-11:53 ~ Science, Social Studies, and Health 11:53-12:23 ~ Lunch 1:00-1:30 ~ Storytime and D.E.A.R. 12:23-1:00 ~ Recess and WOW 1:30-2:30 ~ Math 2:30-2:45 ~ Earned Reward & Dismissal
Morning Assembly Adult supervision is provided for those students who ride the school bus and arrive prior to 7:35. If you drop off your child, or if they walk to school, they will be supervised in the cafeteria after 7:20. Please provide something for them to read, write with, study, or draw. Morning assembly begins promptly at 7:35. We ask that you please drop off your child and then stand in the back of the cafeteria, if you plan to stay, so that all of the students are able to find their teachers and have room to sit.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Visit http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148 to access TEKS. Once on website, scroll down and click on “Grade 2 (PDF)”. Second Grade TEKS
Your child will read, practice math, and study spelling words each week. Students should read Monday-Thursday and fill in their reading log which is due on Friday. A Language Arts skills sheet, Making More Words, and a Math assignment will be given to the students on Friday. These will be due on the following Friday. Spelling words will go home on Monday. There will be a pre-test on Thursday and a final test on Friday. It is the student's responsibility to complete and turn in their homework on time. Thursday-Be ready for Pre-Spelling Test Friday-Homework Packet and Reading Log due. Be ready for Reading Test & Spelling Test
Spelling Lists will be given to the students on Monday. Then on Thursday, students will be tested over their 10 circled words. Students who get 100% will earn reward time on Friday. Students who miss any words on Thursday will retake the test on Friday for a final grade. Spelling is part of the writing grade.
<ul><li>Each day your child will come home with a reading log. </li></ul><ul><li>Each night Monday - Thursday after reading (or being read to) for </li></ul><ul><li>at least 15 minutes, your child needs to fill in the information on the log. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are asked to initial. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading time can double as assigned reading homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Students may keep their reading log in their take home folder. </li></ul><ul><li>I will look at these logs on Friday mornings. </li></ul><ul><li>When they complete a log, I will collect it and give them a new log. </li></ul>Reading Log
Sunshine Math Optional Math Sunshine Math will be sent home on some Fridays. It is optional. We will go over it in class on Friday.
<ul><li>All of second grade will participate in daily enrichment. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will focus on Language Arts skills and book studies. Thursday and Friday will focus on Math Concepts. Students will be homogeneously grouped during this time to assist in reaching every child at their level. </li></ul>Enrichment
<ul><li>Be ready for school. Bring all needed materials and </li></ul><ul><li>assignments to school every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to and follow all directions. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful to all other people and their property. </li></ul><ul><li>Be responsible for your actions and your behavior. </li></ul>
At Kiker zero tolerance means: If there is a problem, it will be addressed. When a child makes a mistake, we are teaching them to: OWN IT - Take responsibility MAKE IT RIGHT - Apologize and fix it CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR - Students commit to not making the mistake again.
<ul><li>2 nd verbal warning = Yellow on behavior chart </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Down = Blue on behavior chart </li></ul><ul><li>Time out in another classroom = Red on </li></ul><ul><li> behavior sheet and a written explanation </li></ul><ul><li> home </li></ul><ul><li>Parent contacted and office referral </li></ul>
If your child is sick and misses a day of school, please send a note the day that he or she returns to school explaining the reason for the absence. The office can then mark the absence as excused. If your child is here by 10:00 a.m. they will be counted present.
Birthdays are acknowledged each Friday at the morning assembly. If your child would like to bring a “birthday treat”, they may pass it out during our snack time. If your child has an allergy, please let me know.
Here are a few of the Field Trips we are hoping to go on this year…
Westcave Preserve Possibly at the end of October
Two things need to be kept at school or in a backpack: a sweatshirt in case the room is too cool for your child and a rain slicker (not an umbrella) in case of rain. Because of daily P.E., students should wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle, labeled with their name, daily.
<ul><li>Please be sure to fill out and leave your child’s t-shirt information on their desk. </li></ul><ul><li>You may also fill out and leave the yellow Highlights sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, be sure that you have signed up for a conference time. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You!!!! </li></ul>
That is all for now! Thanks for Coming! Please write down any questions that you may have on your index card. I will look them over and give you a response as soon as possible.