Parent Night

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Power Point Presentation given at Parent Night. Includes helpful information about our Second Grade Curriculum and Every Day Events & Policies.

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Parent Night

  1. 1. Welcome to Second Grade It’s going to be a great year!
  2. 2. Meet Mrs. Rainbowstar
  3. 3. The Second Grade Year <ul><li>A year of growing up </li></ul><ul><li>A year of learning how to learn </li></ul><ul><li>A year of building responsibility and independence </li></ul>
  4. 4. Classroom Jobs <ul><li>Develops Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of Satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Their Own </li></ul><ul><li>Change Weekly </li></ul>
  5. 5. Study Hall <ul><li>Once a week </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Class Work </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Due on Friday </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our Classroom Community <ul><li>Deliberate in August </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Sense of Community and a Culture and Climate for Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Build Relationships and Establish Mutual Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing Manners and the Art and Civility of Conversation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Keeping Everyone Safe & Happy <ul><li>This is why we have rules! </li></ul><ul><li>Clear expectations </li></ul><ul><li>You’re not a bad person, you just made a bad choice </li></ul><ul><li>How will you make it better? </li></ul><ul><li>Making apologies and a plan </li></ul><ul><li>Write a letter </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Dr. Nelson </li></ul>
  8. 8. Working Together <ul><li>Compliments </li></ul><ul><li>Making Good Choices </li></ul><ul><li>Working as a Team </li></ul><ul><li>Warm Fuzzy </li></ul><ul><li>When the Cup is Full </li></ul><ul><li>Group Reward </li></ul>
  9. 9. To be or not to be...Absent <ul><li>Good Attendance is Encouraged </li></ul><ul><li>Confident & Successful </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Wise Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Fever & Symptom Free for 24 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Make Up Work </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule Vacations around School Calendar </li></ul>
  10. 10. Please Be on Time <ul><li>7:50 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Confident & Successful </li></ul><ul><li>Morning Routines </li></ul><ul><li>Morning Work </li></ul><ul><li>Morning Meeting </li></ul>
  11. 11. Homework <ul><li>Homework Folder </li></ul><ul><li>Nightly Math or Spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Reading at Home </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing Math Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Use Pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Supplies to Have at Home </li></ul><ul><li>A Consistent Time and Place </li></ul><ul><li>Catch Up Work Due on Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Passes </li></ul><ul><li>Special Projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plants From Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Floats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magic Folder Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invention Fair </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Morning Meeting <ul><li>Pledge of Allegiance </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Theme Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday Celebrations </li></ul>
  13. 13. Theme Sharing <ul><li>Practice Presentation Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Safe & Supportive Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Theme Related </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled Day </li></ul><ul><li>2-3 Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  14. 14. Birthday Celebrations <ul><li>August birthdays at start of year </li></ul><ul><li>June & July birthdays in May </li></ul><ul><li>Weekend birthdays on Fridays </li></ul><ul><li>“ Happy Birthday” </li></ul><ul><li>Blow out a candle </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark, Pencil, Book </li></ul><ul><li>Please, no treats </li></ul><ul><li>Book Donation Tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Invitations/Thank You Notes </li></ul>
  15. 15. Snacks <ul><li>Mornings </li></ul><ul><li>Afternoons Optional </li></ul><ul><li>Eat Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Small </li></ul><ul><li>Quick </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Ready to Eat </li></ul><ul><li>Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul>
  16. 16. Lunch <ul><li>If Your Child Brings Lunch: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Balanced Meal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce Sweets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Microwave </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Please Come and Visit: </li></ul><ul><li>One Guest </li></ul><ul><li>Round Tables </li></ul><ul><li>No Fast Food </li></ul><ul><li>If Your Child Buys Lunch: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Pay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss Choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Balanced Meal </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Recess <ul><li>Rain, Snow, or Shine </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate Dress </li></ul><ul><li>Play With Others </li></ul><ul><li>Solve Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Report Immediately </li></ul>
  18. 18. Star Student of the Week <ul><li>Chosen on Mondays </li></ul><ul><li>Poster </li></ul><ul><li>3 Personal Items </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch & Read </li></ul><ul><li>Line Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Star Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Job of Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Free Choice Morning Work </li></ul><ul><li>Star Book </li></ul>
  19. 19. Co-Curricular Classes <ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul>
  20. 20. What is a Workshop? <ul><li>A community of thinkers who are readers, writers, talkers, and listeners </li></ul><ul><li>Research shows that brain activity increases when all four occur </li></ul><ul><li>The workshop approach is individualized education at it’s best! </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Framework of Workshop <ul><li>Mini-Lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Independent, Partner, and Small Group Practice </li></ul><ul><li>One-on-One Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing, Feedback, and Celebration </li></ul>
  22. 22. Reading & Writing Workshops <ul><li>Our Ultimate Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Life Long Readers & Writers </li></ul><ul><li>Read & Write for a Variety of Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>To develop an awareness of thinking </li></ul><ul><li>To monitor understanding </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a rich language for communication </li></ul>
  23. 23. How Do We Accomplish This? <ul><li>We Read and Write Every Day </li></ul><ul><li>We Integrate Reading and Writing Into All Subject Areas </li></ul><ul><li>We Meet Everyone’s Needs and Build upon Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>We Practice Comprehension Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>We Talk About Books </li></ul>
  24. 24. Literacy Units: Reading and Writing are woven together into complete literacy units that focus on skills, strategies, genre, and authors. <ul><li>We are Readers and Writers </li></ul><ul><li>Climb Inside a Story </li></ul><ul><li>Writing for Readers </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine the Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Cursive (Dessert Theater, Invention Fair, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Authors as Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Small Poems, BIG Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Read to Learn, Write to Teach </li></ul>
  25. 25. Math <ul><li>Our Ultimate Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>To teach for understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Create better problem solvers </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the needs of all learners </li></ul>
  26. 26. How Do We Accomplish This? <ul><li>Quality Curriculum and Supplementing it as needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching in a Workshop Framework </li></ul><ul><li>“ Playing” with Manipulatives and Games </li></ul><ul><li>Talking about Strategy </li></ul>
  27. 27. Math Concepts This Year... <ul><li>Number Sense </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Data Analysis & Graphing </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns, Function, & Change </li></ul><ul><li>Rounding & Place Value </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Digit Addition & Subtraction </li></ul><ul><li>Fractions </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplication </li></ul>
  28. 28. Themes of Study (Science & Social Studies) <ul><li>Active Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-On Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Guest Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul>
  29. 29. Themes of Study <ul><li>Insects </li></ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Geography (Australia) </li></ul><ul><li>Inventing </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble-ology </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado Gold Mining </li></ul>
  30. 30. Fall Overnight <ul><li>September 16 & 17 </li></ul><ul><li>Build Community & Establish Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Music & Art </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner & Ice Cream </li></ul><ul><li>Movie </li></ul><ul><li>Bed Time </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Team Building in Field House </li></ul><ul><li>Guest Speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Snack </li></ul><ul><li>Dismissal at 11:00 </li></ul>
  31. 31. Spring Trip <ul><li>May 11-13 </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado Mining History </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep in Cabins </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Campfire </li></ul><ul><li>Meals </li></ul><ul><li>Wonderful Culmination </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to Demonstrate Responsibility & Independence </li></ul>
  32. 32. Field Trips <ul><li>Experiential Education </li></ul><ul><li>Current Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Make Every Effort </li></ul><ul><li>High Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>New Booster Seat Law </li></ul>
  33. 33. Field Trips & Guest Speakers <ul><li>The Butterfly Lady (guest) </li></ul><ul><li>Bear Creek Nature Center </li></ul><ul><li>Venetucci Farm </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly Pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Johnson, Biology Teacher (guest) </li></ul><ul><li>Harding Nursery </li></ul><ul><li>Mesa Water Treatment Center </li></ul><ul><li>Care & Share </li></ul><ul><li>Stormwater Enterprises (guest) </li></ul><ul><li>Western Museum of Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Starsmore Discovery Center </li></ul><ul><li>Pikes Peak Heritage Center </li></ul><ul><li>CC&V Mining Company </li></ul><ul><li>Mollie Kathleen Mine </li></ul><ul><li>Cripple Creek Jail Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Independence Millsite Trail </li></ul>
  34. 34. School Spirit Day <ul><li>Every Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Bear Wear </li></ul><ul><li>Blue & White </li></ul>
  35. 35. Scholastic Book Orders <ul><li>Once a Month </li></ul><ul><li>Build your child’s library </li></ul><ul><li>Order on-line (Free Books!) </li></ul><ul><li>Or Return the Form </li></ul><ul><li>Any Volunteers? </li></ul>
  36. 36. Let’s Talk... <ul><li>Courier (monthly) </li></ul><ul><li>Friday Folder </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Folder </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Email vs. Voicemail </li></ul><ul><li>Make an Appointment </li></ul>
  37. 37. The Second Grade Scoop Blog <ul><li>www.css2ndgrade.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Please Bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Email Notifications </li></ul><ul><li>Private </li></ul><ul><li>Invitation & Google Account </li></ul><ul><li>Photos & Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers Needed </li></ul>
  38. 38. Google Calendar <ul><li>I will send you an Invitation </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Google Account (It’s Free!) </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Up for Email Notifications </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Also on the Blog! </li></ul>
  39. 39. Help Wanted <ul><li>Scholastic Book Orders </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Helper </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Materials Helper </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Parties </li></ul>
  40. 40. Before You Go... <ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Your Parent Rep </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Sign-Up </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for Coming! </li></ul>

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