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Back to School 2011

  1. 1. Welcome to 2 nd Grade! Ms. White, Teacher Mrs. Heppell, Teacher’s Aide Please sign in.
  2. 2. Ms. White <ul><li>Grew up in Westchester </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UC Berkeley </li></ul><ul><li>Master’s Degree in Education </li></ul><ul><li>from UCLA </li></ul><ul><li>Credentialed Elementary School Teacher for 5 Years </li></ul><ul><li>2nd Year in Grade 2 at St. Jerome </li></ul><ul><li>Available by email and phone (usually within 24 hours) </li></ul><ul><li>By appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Class Blog: www.grade2sjs.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  3. 3. School Policies <ul><li>Drop off and Pick up </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress-Up for Special Blessing at Mass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book Donations in Lieu of Treats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Snack and Lunch Policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakfast is ESSENTIAL! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sending a snack is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunches are REQUIRED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sent from home in a lunchbox or bag </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ordered online from Choice Lunch </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Class Schedule <ul><li>Mondays and Wednesdays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer and Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Headphones and Computer Contracts by next week! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Tuesdays and Thursdays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thursdays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fridays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Class Policies <ul><li>Standards for Classroom Behavior </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on Virtue of Respect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incentives and Consequences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Card Color Chart and Calendar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Table Points and Marble Jar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Class Rewards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notes/Phone Calls/E-mails </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Referrals/Detentions (3 Referrals = Detention) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Class Policies <ul><li>Homework Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assigned Monday – Thursday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually 3 – 4 Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework Notebook Parent Signatures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missing Assignment Notices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback Welcomed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Absence Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Week to Make Up Classwork and Homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missed Tests and Quizzes within 1 Week </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tardy Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Tardies = Morning Detention (Thurs. at 7:15 am) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disruptive to Morning Routines </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Religion <ul><li>The Trinity </li></ul><ul><li>Liturgy and the Sacraments </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Morality </li></ul><ul><li>The Church </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Service </li></ul><ul><li>* First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reading <ul><li>Reading Logs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kept in Homework Folders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collected Weekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 25 minutes daily </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reading Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prefixes/Suffixes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational and Literary Texts </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Reading <ul><li>Phonics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decoding and Syllabication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular and Irregular Plurals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Spelling Words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday Tests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sight Words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Included in Weekly Spelling Words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Important to Review </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. English <ul><li>Writing Process </li></ul><ul><li>Conventions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete Sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parts of Speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quotations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Handwriting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of Manuscript Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Cursive </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Math <ul><li>Place Value to 1,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Money and Time </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>3-Digit Addition and Subtraction </li></ul><ul><li>Charts, Graphs, and Data Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Multiplication and Division </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Fractions and Decimals </li></ul>
  12. 12. Science <ul><li>Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plants and Animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecosystems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life Cycles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Earth Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather and Seasons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fossils and Dinosaurs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matter and Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Force and Motion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portals to Science – Parent Docent Program </li></ul>
  13. 13. Social Studies <ul><li>Heritage and Family History </li></ul><ul><li>Important Historical Figures </li></ul><ul><li>Map and Timeline Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Economic Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>American History </li></ul><ul><li>American Government </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Arts <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly with Mr. Joseph </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gateway to Art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly with Parent Docents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday Art Projects with Mrs. Heppell </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Special Projects <ul><li>Animal Habitat Report and Diorama </li></ul><ul><ul><li>November </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career Day Interviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Family Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>March </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American History Living Wax Museum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you for coming!

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