2nd Grade 2011 Back To School Night


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2nd Grade 2011 Back To School Night

  1. 1. Welcome to 2 nd Grade!
  2. 2. Meet the Team
  3. 3. Grade Level Project <ul><li>Winter Market Day- December 2, 2011 Students will learn to be both a producer and a consumer through an interactive Economics Unit. </li></ul><ul><li>PARENT INVOLVEMENT IS KEY TO SUCCESS!!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Field Trips To Be Determined <ul><li>Children’s Museum for science exhibit (February) </li></ul><ul><li>Innerspace Caverns </li></ul><ul><li>Zac Scott Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Gattitown </li></ul><ul><li>Paid for in Student Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Class T-shirts required </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose is to extend 2 nd grade learning </li></ul><ul><li>Parents welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Siblings are best left at home- let the focus be on the 2 nd graders </li></ul>
  5. 5. Class Fees You may write a check to Baranoff Elementary. Be sure to include your child’s name. If you pay in cash, please put it in an envelope with teacher and child’s name. If you need to pay in installments, please discuss with teacher. You will receive a receipt from the teacher.
  6. 6. Homework AND Class Work Expectations <ul><li>Late work will be completed for homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent failure to complete or hand in assignments in a timely manner will result in a Parent/Teacher Conference. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 3 late homework assignments prevents opportunity for Citizenship Award . Homework Grade will be affected on the report card depending on the amount of Late Homework. Completes Work in a Timely Manner will be affected on the report card for consistently late class work. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Homework- Friday to Friday <ul><li>Reading / Fluency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read a minimum of 20 minutes per night with an adult. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write summary in Homework Journal nightly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fluency Handout due Friday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M-Th Complete Nightly Activity from Choice Sheet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Test on Friday & Final Test on following Friday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher will not check nightly work UNLESS student scores 70% or less on Friday test on 2 consecutive tests. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><ul><li>+/- Nightly Practice using skill page- due Friday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill Review as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLEASE REVIEW HOMEWORK EACH NIGHT … Your student still needs you! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Spelling Lists & Test <ul><li>Pretest given to ALL on Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Pretest determines Basic or *Challenge List </li></ul><ul><li>9 -10 correct = Challenge List (*teacher discretion) </li></ul><ul><li>Graded on 100% scale </li></ul><ul><li>Basic = 10 words </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge = 10 words </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of Homework Activities </li></ul><ul><li>HOMEWORK COMPLETED WITH FAMILY NIGHTLY… Something New : As long as your student is learning & applying the spelling pattern, written work is not collected. Keep that grade above 70% to keep this privilege! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Absences <ul><li>A note with a basic explanation is needed for ANY absence (Office needs this within 2 days) </li></ul><ul><li>1 absence in a Nine Weeks results in ineligibility for Perfect Attendance Award. </li></ul><ul><li>3 or more tardies in 9 weeks period results in ineligibility for Perfect Attendance Award. </li></ul><ul><li>On Time means you are with your teacher at 7:45. We prefer you here at 7:30 for Morning Assembly. Breakfast line closes at 7:30. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are given 3 days to complete work for a one day absence and extended absences will be dealt with individually. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the Take Home/ Homework Folder for makeup work. Contact the teacher if you would like to pick it up the same day or have it sent home with someone. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Dismissal <ul><li>Please send a written note if you have a change of plans! </li></ul><ul><li>If you email or call during the day, do not assume we receive the message unless we confirm! Substitutes do not have access to our email or voicemail. </li></ul><ul><li>If you call, please contact the office! They will pass you on to our voice mail or will page the room if necessary. Each time we have to answer a call during the day, students and teacher lose focus on learning. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not have confirmation by 2:30, you may call the office and ask them to contact the teacher. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conference Day October 10 th <ul><li>Review Reading Abilities, </li></ul><ul><li>Math Skills, Social Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>& strengths/weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals together </li></ul><ul><li>About 20 minutes long </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a conference time with your child’s teacher. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feb. 20: Spring Conference will be Student Led. This is not a 3 day weekend. Feb. 20 is a day your child needs to present the Student Led Conference among his/her peers. Please make plans to attend with your student. It is very important your child have the chance to showcase him/her self for you! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please make sure your child’s teacher has your email address! We use it frequently! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Testing <ul><li>DRA & TPRI are administered 3 times a year to identify your child’s reading comprehension, reading fluency & spelling abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>TPRI tests spelling, oral fluency & comprehension on both fiction and non fiction text, based on 2 nd grade level. </li></ul><ul><li>DRA tests oral fluency, comprehension and predictions based on individual reading levels. </li></ul><ul><li>District Benchmark Tests are administered at the end of the year to see your child’s progress and identify growth areas in Reading and Math. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Fluency <ul><li>By the end of second grade a student in AISD is expected to be reading 90 words per minute. This is commonly referred to as Fluency . </li></ul><ul><li>Have your child read aloud as often as possible to enhance speed and accuracy. </li></ul><ul><li>Fluency Homework is given weekly. Student is to read the passage and parent will mark off the one minute mark each day. The goal is to get past that mark each day. The activity on the back is to be completed WITH A PARENT. This is to be handed in on Friday- not sooner because it is to be read daily! </li></ul>
  14. 14. It is very important for students to understand what is being read, so they can apply it. <ul><li>We are moving beyond learning to read and more into reading to LEARN. </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to read various genres: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrative Historical fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantasy Test taking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonfiction Instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poems Recipes & Menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines Biography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comics Mystery </li></ul></ul>Help your child build stamina and endurance . .
  15. 15. Social Expectations <ul><li>Students are responsible for themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must remember to take lunch kit to lunch or turn lunch money in in the morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are to pack their HW Folder each day and return with the folder the next morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students do not call home for forgotten things. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Social Expectations <ul><li>Students are to bring the appropriate homework and folder as needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Take Home/ Homework Folder comes to school daily. </li></ul><ul><li>A Verbal Warning will be given to student the first time…and discipline procedures will proceed from this point if behavior becomes routine. You will be notified at this point. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Social Expectations <ul><li>Student is responsible for emptying backpack and folder contents each morning and turning in materials to appropriate locations. </li></ul><ul><li>A reminder will be given to the class but the teacher cannot be expected to go through each child’s backpack or folder each day. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Grading <ul><li>You don ’ t understand! 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Your work doesn’t make sense. </li></ul><ul><li>Your answers are wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>You need more practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Sentences are difficult to read and punctuation/capitalization is rarely applied. </li></ul><ul><li>You have some understanding . 2 </li></ul><ul><li>You didn’t do all you could. </li></ul><ul><li>You have some right and wrong answers. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to practice more. </li></ul><ul><li>Sentences are challenging to read and punctuation/capitalization is sometimes applied. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Grading <ul><li>You understand 2 nd grade skills! 3 </li></ul><ul><li>You show your work with words , numbers , sentences , pictures and diagrams ! </li></ul><ul><li>Your work is clear to anyone who reads your work. </li></ul><ul><li>Your thoughts and ideas make sense. </li></ul><ul><li>You have checked for mistakes and gone back to correct. </li></ul><ul><li>You apply use of punctuation and capitalization appropriately most of the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Your work shows QUALITY. </li></ul><ul><li>WOW!!! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Grading <ul><li>Your work is exceptional & above grade level! 4 </li></ul><ul><li>You have full understanding of 2 nd grade skills. </li></ul><ul><li>You used many ideas and strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>You use creative thinking and play with different strategies until you find one that works. </li></ul><ul><li>Your work convinces others. </li></ul><ul><li>Your work shows QUALITY . </li></ul><ul><li>You come up with different ways to </li></ul><ul><li>solve on your own. </li></ul><ul><li>You use colorful language and details. You are consistently applying spelling rules, & punctuation, capitalization appropriately. Your sentence structure is more complex. </li></ul><ul><li>You are able to teach others. </li></ul><ul><li>Your work appears ABOVE GRADE LEVEL! </li></ul>
  21. 21. GRADED & CHECKED WORK <ul><li>Sent home on Thursdays. </li></ul><ul><li>Please review with your child . </li></ul><ul><li>If there is a note to return to teacher, please do so after you and your child have reviewed together, otherwise, it is not necessary to do so. </li></ul>
  22. 22. What’s New? <ul><li>No more TAKS test! </li></ul><ul><li>STAAR test replaces TAKS test. </li></ul><ul><li>STAAR test in 3 rd grade is written on a 4 th grade reading level! </li></ul><ul><li>STAAR test is timed. </li></ul><ul><li>Students have been expected to reach a DRA 28 at the end of 2 nd grade to be prepared for 3 rd Grade Expectations. </li></ul>
  23. 23. AISD is moving toward a goal of ensuring that students are prepared for college, career, and life.
  24. 24. Texas & national standards are evolving to include expectations for college readiness.
  25. 25. Those expectations for college readiness are central to the design of the new STAAR Assessments.
  26. 26. The foundations for college-readiness are established in Kinder, 1 st and 2 nd Grades!
  27. 27. What’s gonna change? <ul><li>End of year reading levels in AISD are now identified in two categories : Satisfactory= 28 College Ready=38 </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal this year for your child is to reach DRA 30 due to this being our first year implementing the new expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>We, as teachers, can’t do this alone. </li></ul>
  28. 28. NEW AISD DRA READING EXPECTATIONS <ul><li>SATISFACTORY </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning of Year DRA 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Middle of Year DRA 24 </li></ul><ul><li>End of YEAR DRA 28 </li></ul><ul><li>COLLEGE READY </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning of Year DRA 24 </li></ul><ul><li>Middle of Year DRA 30 </li></ul><ul><li>End of YEAR DRA 38 </li></ul>
  29. 29. We need your help! <ul><li>In class, we will have daily guided reading groups and centers. </li></ul><ul><li>Centers will be rich in reading! Read to Self, Word Work & Read to Buddy </li></ul><ul><li>We hope to set up parent volunteers to meet with students individually to sit and listen to them read during our centers time. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must read every night! This includes the weekend. Summaries are expected Monday through Thursday in the HW Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are more prone to read if they see family members reading together, and less likely to read if some are watching tv or playing video games while they are banished to a homework room. Promote reading as a family! </li></ul>
  30. 30. Why Can't I Skip My Twenty Minutes of Reading Tonight? <ul><li>Student A reads 20 minutes every night; Student B reads only 4 minutes a night … or not at all! </li></ul><ul><li>Multiply minutes a night x 5 times each week. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Student A 20 minutes x 5 = 100 minutes Student B 4 minutes x 5 = 20 minutes
  32. 32. Multiply minutes a week x 4 weeks each month. <ul><li>Student A reads 400 minutes a month. </li></ul><ul><li>Student B reads 80 minutes a month. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Multiply minutes a month x 9 months. Student A reads 3600 minutes in a school year. Student B reads 728 minutes in a school year.
  34. 34. Student A reads the equivalent of ten whole school days a year.
  35. 35. Student B reads the equivalent of only two whole school days a year.
  36. 36. By the end of 6th grade Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits… <ul><li>Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days . </li></ul><ul><li>Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days. </li></ul>
  37. 37. One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance.
  38. 38. <ul><li>How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student? </li></ul><ul><li>Which student would read better? </li></ul><ul><li>Which student would know more? </li></ul><ul><li>Which student would write better? </li></ul><ul><li>Which student would have a better vocabulary? </li></ul><ul><li>Which student would be more successful in school and life? </li></ul>
  39. 39. By working together, your child will succeed! <ul><li>Let’s be partners! </li></ul>
  40. 40. Thank you for coming tonight! <ul><li>Please remember to visit the classroom! </li></ul><ul><li>Take a look around at posted work in the hallway and in the room. Feel free to look through your child’s desk :) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Night ends at 7:30. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GOOD NIGHT. </li></ul></ul></ul>