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2nd curriculum night

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2nd curriculum night

  1. 1. Second Grade Curriculum Night<br />September 16, 2010<br />Our objective is to give you information and to answer your questions about the second grade curriculum.<br />
  2. 2. Mrs. Stacy Chambers, Room 103<br />Mrs. Amy Tucker, Room 104<br />
  3. 3. Understanding Your Child<br />The Second Grader<br />Team Time<br />Group Time<br />Experiential Activities<br />The “Eraser Age”<br />Positive Reinforcement<br />
  4. 4. Language Arts<br />Reading <br />Spelling<br />Writing<br />Handwriting<br />Listening and Speaking <br />Formative and Summative Assessments<br />Differentiated Instruction<br />Lexia Program<br />
  5. 5. Math<br />Scott Foresman<br />Investigations in Number, Data, and Space <br />Concepts Covered:<br />Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System<br />Geometry and Fractions<br />Data Analysis and Graphs<br />Two-Digit Addition and Subtraction<br />Measurement and Time<br />Place Value to 1000<br />
  6. 6. Guiding Students Toward Fact Mastery<br />Development of number relationships is the foundation of fact mastery <br />Discussions and activities help students invent strategies<br />Games can be used to reinforce strategies<br />Drill is not appropriate until students master the strategies<br />
  7. 7. Current Plan for Basic Fact Mastery<br />Nine weeks cycle for facts practice and mastery<br />Week 1 or 2: Initial assessment<br />Weeks 2 – 5:<br />Focus instruction on strategies<br />Reinforce strategies with activities and games<br /> - home and school<br />Week 5: Checkpoint assessment <br />Monitor progress<br />Weeks 5 – 9:<br />Reinforce strategies with activities and games – home and school<br />Week 9: Benchmark assessment<br />Expected Mastery: 90%<br />
  8. 8. Basic Facts Mastery Targets<br />
  9. 9. Science and Health<br />Communications Lab<br />ASSET Science Kits:<br />Plant Growth and Development<br />Changes<br />HLAY Drugs and Alcohol<br />Health and Nutrition<br />
  10. 10. Social Studies<br />Character Education/BFF<br />Neighborhoods and Communities<br />Cultural Holidays and Historic Events<br />Scholastic News<br />Walking Tour of Mt. Lebanon, <br />Oct. 14<br />
  11. 11. Meet Senora Palmer!!<br />FLES Program/World Languages<br />Two 25 minute sessions per week<br />Spain- country of focus in second grade <br />Songs, games, and cultural activities<br />See Handout!<br />
  12. 12. Home and School Connection<br />Foster Website<br />Homework Success<br />Homework Packets <br />Week in a Peek<br />2nd Grade Newsletter (monthly)<br />Conferences/Report Cards<br />Homeroom Coordinators/Volunteers<br />Mystery Readers<br />Links<br />Mt. Lebanon Home Page<br />
  13. 13. Thank You For Coming!<br />Questions and Answers…<br />

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