Welcome to Second Grade         Tell me, and I might forget. Show me, and I might         remember. Involve me, and I will...
OverviewIntroductionsExpectationsCore SubjectsInterdisciplinary UnitsGrade Level AssessmentsHomeworkVisiting Your Child’s ...
Our GoalOur goal is for each student to experiencesuccess in an enjoyable and challengingeducational atmosphere.We view ed...
Reading Workshop“If parents understood the huge educationalbenefits and intense happiness brought about byreading aloud to...
Reading WorkshopOur balance literacy program includes read-aloud,shared, independent, and guided reading opportunitiesin d...
Your children will...Not just decode text, but learn strategies that help them:  Think  Understand  Interact  Reflect   In...
Writing WorkshopWriter’s workshop is an exciting program designed to developstudents’ love of writing, while incorporating...
Word StudyEach student will work at their own level on learning wordsthrough meaningful and enjoyable discovery activities...
Everyday Math          Learning Corporation University of Chicago School Math ProjectThis is an enriched mathematics curri...
Science and Social StudiesMe As An Eagle - All About MeOur Cool School - School CommunityWonderful Weather - Air & Weather...
Assessments     Rubrics     Peer Assessments     Self Assessments     Ongoing Anecdotal Notes     Checklists     Independe...
HomeworkPurpose:  Reinforce skills and concepts  Extend educational opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom  Devel...
HomeworkHomework Suggestions: Designated Time - With your child, decide on a specific time for homework to be completed ev...
Parent VolunteersParent Volunteers:  Classroom parties and activities - room parents will notify you of events  Helping te...
Messages from the PTSAImportant Dates  Founder’s Day - 16th Sept       9:45 - 10:45 2nd Grade Celebration       1:15 Schoo...
On Going ProgramsLiteracy Program. The present task is reorganizing the book room. This involves putting the books into al...
Important School Websites            Elementary School  http://teachers.saschina.org/espudong           Mrs. Sanna Robinso...
Visiting Your Child’s ClassroomMr. Romard - Room 121 (diagonal from this board)Mrs. Robinson - Room 120 (across from this ...
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  • Second Grade Open House - Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus

    1. 1. Welcome to Second Grade Tell me, and I might forget. Show me, and I might remember. Involve me, and I will understand.M rs . N az li, M rs . R ob in so n, M r. R om ard & M rs . Tuck er Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus - September 2011
    2. 2. OverviewIntroductionsExpectationsCore SubjectsInterdisciplinary UnitsGrade Level AssessmentsHomeworkVisiting Your Child’s Classroom
    3. 3. Our GoalOur goal is for each student to experiencesuccess in an enjoyable and challengingeducational atmosphere.We view education as a partnership between theteacher, student and parents.
    4. 4. Reading Workshop“If parents understood the huge educationalbenefits and intense happiness brought about byreading aloud to their children and if every parent– and every adult caring for a child – read aloud aminimum of three stories a day to the children intheir lives we could probably wipe out illiteracywithin one generation.” - Mem Fox, Reading Magic
    5. 5. Reading WorkshopOur balance literacy program includes read-aloud,shared, independent, and guided reading opportunitiesin different genres. Each student reads at their independent level Each student selects ‘just right’ books for classroom and home reading It is important to understand the focus is not the level of reading, but on gaining meaning from reading to prepare students for a future academic life of interacting and understanding all texts.
    6. 6. Your children will...Not just decode text, but learn strategies that help them: Think Understand Interact Reflect Infer Synthesize To obtain these strategies children need to slow down and become thoughtful readers. This slowing down gives children time to refine strategies and become more active, fluent readers.
    7. 7. Writing WorkshopWriter’s workshop is an exciting program designed to developstudents’ love of writing, while incorporating prewriting, writingand revision skills.We encourage our students to learn that the process of writing isas important as the end product and that writing is a useful,everyday tool to communicate.Writers Workshop Units: Small Moments & Personal Narratives Realistic Fiction Nonfiction and Research Poetry Persuasive Writing
    8. 8. Word StudyEach student will work at their own level on learning wordsthrough meaningful and enjoyable discovery activities.Activities call for active problem solving, encouragingstudents to discover what they know about a new word andhow it is similar to words they already know.Weekly word study activities: Monday - Open Sort where students explore and sort words Tuesday - Explicit teaching of the word study pattern Wednesday - Exploring new words that follow the pattern Thursday - Practice of patterns Friday - Review and assessments
    9. 9. Everyday Math Learning Corporation University of Chicago School Math ProjectThis is an enriched mathematics curriculum that empowers studentsto understand mathematical content far beyond simple arithmetic.The emphasis is to develop more meaning to math by integratingdata gathering, analysis, probability, geometry, patterns and algebra.Mathematics becomes part of the ongoing classroom routines, outdoorplay, and the spare transitional moments that occur every day.What will you see being sent home: Family Letters - sent home at the beginning of the unit Home Links - homework for students who require reinforcement of concepts or skills Family Math Game Kit - pick up in the kit in your child’s classroom Assessments - sent home at the end of each unit Challenging Math Games - posted on classroom websites
    10. 10. Science and Social StudiesMe As An Eagle - All About MeOur Cool School - School CommunityWonderful Weather - Air & WeatherContinents and Oceans - GeographyCelebrations Around the World - CultureGravity in Motion - Balance & MotionOur Solar System - Planets, Sun & MoonPlentiful Plants - Life ScienceMarket - Goods & Services
    11. 11. Assessments Rubrics Peer Assessments Self Assessments Ongoing Anecdotal Notes Checklists Independent work Group Work Common Assessments Tests and Quizzes Oral and Visual Presentations
    12. 12. HomeworkPurpose: Reinforce skills and concepts Extend educational opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom Develop independent learning habitsTime: Homework should take no more than 20 minutes Classroom teacher - 10 minutes Language Learning Block Teacher - 10 minutes Occasional collaborative family projects will be assigned on weekends
    13. 13. HomeworkHomework Suggestions: Designated Time - With your child, decide on a specific time for homework to be completed everyday Designated Space - With your child, decide on a quiet, comfortable spot for homework to be completed everyday Supplemental Homework - Family field trips, board and card games, activities posted on classroom websites, practice workbooks, after school activities, etc...
    14. 14. Parent VolunteersParent Volunteers: Classroom parties and activities - room parents will notify you of events Helping teachers and teaching assistants with the preparation of materials Attending Field Trips - being responsible for a group of studentsWe encourage parents not to work directly in their child’sclassroom on a regular day. Previous experiences have shownthat children whose parents work directly in their classroomoften become distracted and rely on their parents for assistance.Lunch with Your Child: You are welcome to have a speciallunch with your child. However, you may only dine with yourchild in the MS/HS cafeteria. If your child would like theirfriends to join you, please enjoy lunch in the ES cafeteria.
    15. 15. Messages from the PTSAImportant Dates Founder’s Day - 16th Sept 9:45 - 10:45 2nd Grade Celebration 1:15 School wide parade 3:00 Swim team 100 Leap RelyCentennial Carnival - 15th Oct 2 Game BoothsHalloween Parade & Party - 31st Oct
    16. 16. On Going ProgramsLiteracy Program. The present task is reorganizing the book room. This involves putting the books into alphabetical order, counting each title and checking the books against a database, then putting the books back into labeled baskets. Library It is more than just putting books back to the shelf It is a fun place to meet other parents. Eagle Shop 10% discount on all items during your work day
    17. 17. Important School Websites Elementary School http://teachers.saschina.org/espudong Mrs. Sanna Robinson http://teachers.saschina.org/srobinson Mr. Mike Romard http://teachers.saschina.org/mromard Mrs. Elizabeth Tucker http://teachers.saschina.org/etucker
    18. 18. Visiting Your Child’s ClassroomMr. Romard - Room 121 (diagonal from this board)Mrs. Robinson - Room 120 (across from this board)Mrs. Tucker - Room 136 (behind from this board)

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