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2011 2012 Second Grade Parent Orientation

  1. 1. Parent Orientation Night<br />Miss Zotter’s 2nd Grade Class<br />
  2. 2. Class Schedule<br /> <br />7:35-7:45 Greet Class<br />7:45-8:00 Announcements, Lunch Count, Morning Work<br />8:00-8:30 Small Group Pullout (Intervention/Enrichment), Handwriting, D.E.A.R.Time<br />8:30-9:00 Whole Group Reading (Day 3 Library Lesson/Checkout 8:40-9:10)<br />9:00-9:15 Grammar & Spelling<br />9:15-9:45 Guided Reading Groups, Literacy Centers (Day 3 Counselor 9:35-10:05)<br />9:45-10:00 Recess<br />10:00-10:05 Restroom/Water Break<br />10:05-10:40 Guided Reading Groups & Literacy Centers<br />10:40-11:20 Writer’s Workshop & Author’s Chair<br />11:20-11:50 Lunch (Tables 9-10)<br />11:50-12:00 Restroom/Water Break<br />12:00-12:35 Social Studies/Science<br />12:35-1:35 Math Lesson & Problem of the Day (F.A.S.T.)<br />1:40-2:25 Specials <br /> (Day 1 – Music, Day 2 – PE, Day 3 – Computer, Day 4 – PE, Day 5 – Art, Day 6 - PE)<br />2:30-2:45 Math Wall / Target Math<br />2:45 Dismiss Students<br />
  3. 3. Student Binders/Homework<br /><ul><li>Behavior Calendar – Check daily & Sign
  4. 4. Homework :
  5. 5. READ 15-20 Minutes Daily and mark Reading Log / Coyote Call
  6. 6. Students are responsible for turning in homework packets on Friday (math & grammar included)
  7. 7. Students will present their weekly Reader’s Response Journal each Friday using the Depth & Complexity Icons
  8. 8. Graded Papers:
  9. 9. If grade is below a 70, Please Sign and Return
  10. 10. If grade is above a 70, Please Keep (to display on fridge)
  11. 11. Friday Folder Pocket (in your child’s binder:
  12. 12. Be sure to check weekly for school wide information</li></ul>Student projects<br /><ul><li>November- Student Timelines (pictures of their childhood needed)
  13. 13. January- Optional Student Treasures Book (about $20)
  14. 14. February – Woodland Animal Research Project - Parent Help Greatly Appreciated During Library Research Portion!!</li></li></ul><li>Promotion Requirements <br />General Promotion<br />Requirements<br />70% end-of-year average in reading and in math<br />work on grade level in math<br />read and comprehend unseen text at an ending 2nd grade level<br />fluency expectation is 10 times your child’s age (Ex. Age 7X10 =70wpm)by the end of second grade<br />demonstrate most of the 2nd grade TEKS in reading, language arts, and math<br />
  15. 15. Specific Requirements For Promotion to third Grade<br />Math <br />recall 30 subtraction facts to 18 on a 5 minute timed test<br />Recall 30 addition facts to 18 on a 5 minute timed test<br />place value- read, write and describe whole numbers to 999 as well as compare and order numbers to 999<br />Writing <br />Receive a 2,3, or 4 on a writing sample using NISD rubric (example in Coyote Binder)<br />
  16. 16. Language Arts Curriculum<br />Sentences<br />Parts of a sentence<br />Developing ideas and topics<br />Statements and questions<br />Exclamations and Commands<br />Language Arts <br /><ul><li>nouns
  17. 17. verbs
  18. 18. adjectives
  19. 19. quotations</li></ul>Writer’s Workshop<br /><ul><li>Beginning , Middle and End
  20. 20. Use of editing marks</li></ul>Handwriting<br /><ul><li>Manuscript
  21. 21. Cursive </li></ul>Spelling<br /><ul><li>tests</li></li></ul><li>Math Curriculum<br />Using addition strategies<br />Using subtraction strategies<br />Patterns and numbers to 100<br />Money<br />Adding two-digit numbers<br />Subtracting two-digit numbers<br />Time<br />Measurement<br />Patterns and numbers to 1,000<br />Geometry, fractions, and probability<br />Adding and subtracting three-digit numbers<br />Exploring multiplication and division<br />
  22. 22. Science & Social StudiesIntegrated Curriculum<br />Patterns all Around Us- rules, citizenship, map skills<br />Patterns where we live- living and non-living, basic needs, locate places on a map, continents and oceans<br />Historical Changes-timelines, research historical figures, Thanksgiving<br />Physical Changes- properties of objects, measurement of change (matter)<br />How science changes our world- sound, order of events, evolution of technology and communication<br />Airplanes are systems- airplanes , transportation<br />Our Government as a system- roles of public officials, local state and federal government<br />Woodland Forest Ecosystems- ecosystems, land characteristics, resources, national parks<br />San Antonio- settlement patterns, water as a resource, water cycle, celebrations as a culture<br />Economics- producers, consumers, free enterprise, trace a product from a natural resource to a finished product<br />
  23. 23. Reading Curriculum<br />Read Aloud with Literature Discussions<br />Shared & Performance Reading (ex. Reader’s Theatre)<br />Guided Reading<br />Use Technology & Communication<br />
  24. 24. Rules and Expectations<br />
  25. 25. Before School <br />Students must sit in the hallway assigned by their teacher.<br />Student may NOT arrive before 7 a.m., as teachers are not on duty to supervise them.<br />Students must practice math facts, read a book, or study spelling words each morning before the bell. <br />Students can only leave with permission.<br />All electronic game devices must be left at home. <br />
  26. 26. Lunch Room <br />Walk<br />Ask permission before leaving your chair<br />Sit properly in chair<br />Talk quietly<br />Touch only your food- NO SHARING PLEASE!<br />Buy only one dessert before sitting down<br />Pick up trash and push chairs under the table<br />(Students’ behavior is monitored and recorded daily)<br />
  27. 27. Recess<br />Play only in designated areas.<br />Use equipment safely and appropriately.<br />Leave objects where you found them.<br />Avoid unnecessary physical contact- No tag!<br />
  28. 28. Classroom<br />Kuentz School Rules<br />Y.E.L.P<br />Your choices are your own.<br />Everyone shows respect.<br />Listen and follow directions.<br />Position yourself for success.<br />
  29. 29. Weekly Newsletter<br />On Mondays, a newsletter will be sent home containing homework assignments, spelling words, and a brief description of curriculum in each subject.<br />Visit my webpage at www.nisd.net for a new copy of the newsletter, information about me, our daily schedule, upcoming events, and some fun websites for your children.<br />
  30. 30. Report Cards<br /><ul><li>Report cards will be issued every nine weeks. </li></ul>Your child will receive a numerical grade for Reading and Math.<br />Reading levels this year will correlate with new NISD expectations that match our new reading adoption and testing materials. <br />Your child will receive a letter grade in all other subjects.<br /> E-Excellent<br /> S-Satisfactory<br /> N- Needs Improvement<br /> U-Unsatisfactory<br />
  31. 31. Snacks, Class Parties, and Birthday Celebrations<br />Snacks<br />Healthy Snacks may be brought to school for snack time.<br />Water bottles with a snap top may be brought to school.<br />Class Parties<br />Winter Celebration<br />Rodeo Day<br />End of Year Party <br />Birthday Celebrations (during recess or last 5 minutes of the day)<br />Invitations for birthday parties may be distributed at school if all boys, all girls, or all students are invited. <br />To celebrate student birthdays, parents may bring store bought cookies/cupcakes to distribute at recess or the last five minutes of the day. I appreciate your cooperation with this matter. <br />
  32. 32. Attendance<br />Attendance is a priority!<br />Any student who arrives after 7:45 will be counted tardy and issued a slip by the office.<br />Any student who arrives after 9:00 will be counted absent unless they have a note from a physician.<br />If a child is sent home before 9am they are considered absent.<br />Any student that is absent for 3 consecutive days must provide a statement from a health clinic or physician verifying the illness. <br />Vacations are UNEXCUSED absences, even if a note is sent in.<br />Personal illness, doctor appointments, family emergencies or a death in the family are EXCUSED absences. <br />Attendance Law Violations of Unexcused Absences: 3 full or partial day absences in a 4 week period OR 10 full or partial day absences in a 6 month period (partial day includes tardies and early pick-ups) <br />Children absent from school must provide the teacher with a note upon their return including the current date and date of absence, child’s name, reason and parent signature.<br />
  33. 33. Attendance Letter sent home 8-26-11<br />
  34. 34. Conferences<br />SIGN UP TONIGHT FOR FALL CONFERENCES!!! <br />Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held the week of October 11th – 18th. <br />Additional conferences will be scheduled as necessary to discuss academic or behavior issues.<br />I will ALWAYS make time for parent communication .<br />
  35. 35. Spirit Day!!<br />Spirit day is every Friday!<br />Don’t forget to purchase your new Kuentz shirt!<br />( If you have already ordered they will be arriving shortly.)<br />
  36. 36. How to Reach Me<br /><ul><li>Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.
  37. 37. My conference time is from 1:40-2:25. I will try to respond to any phone calls, notes or emails at that time.
  38. 38. E-mail- jennifer.zotter@nisd.net
  39. 39. Phone - 397-8050 Ext. 3165</li></ul>FYI:Wednesday is our team planning day during conference time. <br />(**please call the front office before 2:00 regarding any changes in transportation**)<br />
  40. 40. Thanks For Coming!!!<br />It’s going to be a great year…!<br />