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Back to school 2010

  1. 1. Mrs. Isayi- 2010-11
  2. 2. <ul><li>Please choose one of the following sentences to complete. Be ready to tell your name, your child’s name, and complete one sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>My favorite thing about my child is __________ </li></ul><ul><li>When I was in second grade I really liked _______ </li></ul><ul><li>My child is really good at ________ </li></ul>Getting to Know You
  3. 3. <ul><li>School Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday </li></ul><ul><li>8:30 - 2:45 </li></ul><ul><li>Snack Recess </li></ul><ul><li>9:45 – 10:00 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>11:30-12:20 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday and Early Release Days </li></ul><ul><li>8:30 - 12:30 (Lunch-10:35) </li></ul><ul><li>Please notify the office if your child is absent. 799-4431 ext. 104- Rhonda </li></ul><ul><li>Page 2 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Attendance
  4. 4. <ul><li>Class Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Be Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Be Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Be Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Character Counts </li></ul><ul><li>We encourage students to follow these pillars of character to build a strong foundation for their future: Responsibility, Respect, Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness, and Citizenship. </li></ul><ul><li>Page 4 </li></ul>Discipline
  5. 5. <ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies (pages 13-17) </li></ul><ul><li>The state of California has set these standards that all students in second grade should achieve before leaving the grade level. </li></ul><ul><li>It is my goal in second grade to cover and teach all standards to all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Page 5 </li></ul>Standards
  6. 6. <ul><li>Our Report Card follows the state standards for Language Arts and Math. Students are expected to be Progressing in all standards throughout the year. </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of the year students, will be expected to know all of the standards in Language Arts and Math to pass to third grade. </li></ul><ul><li>Page 5- Overhead </li></ul>Report Card
  7. 7. <ul><li>Second grade students are required to take a STAR test for the state of California sometime in May. </li></ul><ul><li>Since this is the first time students are tested in this manner we will prepare them with test prep in class and at home. </li></ul><ul><li>You will see many of these reports coming home. </li></ul>STAR Tests
  8. 8. <ul><li>Homework is given on Friday and due the following Friday. </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling words </li></ul><ul><li>Reading log- Families should read a minimum of 20 minutes each evening. The reading may be done by the students are family members. (fluency and accuracy) </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Practice of skills taught in class </li></ul><ul><li>Page 6 </li></ul>Homework
  9. 9. <ul><li>Students will visit the Rodeo Hills library each month. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to check out books from the classroom on a daily basis beginning in October. I need a volunteer to help this process. They will check out a book at their reading level each night they return the previous book. </li></ul><ul><li>Page 7 </li></ul>Library
  10. 10. <ul><li>Please consider ordering books from Scholastic Catalogs that will be sent home about 5 times per year. </li></ul><ul><li>These books are very cheap compared to book stores. </li></ul><ul><li>Books are leveled and students can select books at their level. </li></ul>Book Orders
  11. 11. <ul><li>We will go on a few educational and fun field trips this year. The first field trip will be to Smith Family Farm on Friday, October 22. We visit a real working farm to discover life cycles. </li></ul><ul><li>Other field trips include: </li></ul><ul><li>Jelly Belly Factory </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco Zoo </li></ul><ul><li>Exploratorium </li></ul><ul><li>Page 7 </li></ul>Field Trips
  12. 12. <ul><li>Please sign up to help out in the class in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copying homework </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Checking out books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading with students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Page 8 </li></ul></ul></ul>Volunteers
  13. 13. <ul><li>Please consider joining the PTA. This parent teacher organization helps to fund classroom projects and make decisions about school issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Dues are only $10. </li></ul><ul><li>Page 9 </li></ul>PTA
  14. 14. <ul><li>There will be four fun and educational family nights for Rodeo Hills students throughout the year from 6:00-7:30. These events are wonderful to build parent, teacher, student relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Math Family Night: October 21, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Night: February 3, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration: March 3, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Science Night: May 12, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Show: May 26, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Page 9 </li></ul>Family Nights
  15. 15. UA Time <ul><li>During this time students work on assigned Language Arts activities: workbook, reading, writing, phonics, etc. These are called Must Do’s because they have to be completed. Then they are given a list of choice activities called May Do’s. These include computer, listening center, Bing-o, language arts games. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Book </li></ul>
  16. 16. Writer’s Workshop <ul><li>During this time students take their work through the publishing process including writing, editing, publishing (typing), and illustrating. Students learn about phonics, writing, and computer skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Spiral Notebook </li></ul>
  17. 17. AR Reading <ul><li>Students read books at their assigned reading levels. They are able to take quizzes on the books they read. This helps build comprehension and helps keep students accountable for reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Red Folder </li></ul>
  18. 18. Accelerated Reader <ul><li>Show Parent Report </li></ul>
  19. 19. Board Math <ul><li>During Board Math students review math concepts in these areas: place value, operations, money, fractions, time, algebra and functions, measurement, and statistics. </li></ul><ul><li>Show Board Math Sample </li></ul>
  20. 20. Math Workbook and Games <ul><li>During this time students work in Houghton Mifflin Math Workbooks and/or play math games. </li></ul><ul><li>California Math </li></ul>
  21. 21. PE <ul><li>Physical Education will be held Monday-Thursday from 1:45-2:10. Our class has developed an exercise routine and then they will enjoy games and other physical activities. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Science <ul><li>Science is planned on Wednesdays after PE. Science topics include Balance, Forces and Motion, Life Cycles (Animal and Plant), Fossils, Rocks, Magnets, </li></ul>
  23. 23. Technology <ul><li>As you can see this class was set up with the most current technology. We will have 15 student computers, a document camera, and a smart board. This technology was donated by the city of Hercules and is used throughout the day to teach students effectively. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Rodeo Hills Website <ul><li>Please check website for updated classroom information. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Thank you <ul><li>Thanks for coming tonight. Please fill out the paper work and leave a letter for your child. I am so happy to be working with you this year. </li></ul>