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*This Powerpoint presentation is available on our Faculty Webpages. We will discuss… • Welcome • Classroom Info. – Schedule – Homework – Conduct forms • Cafeteria/ Library/ Computer Lab Info. • Curriculum – Reading – Writing • Grades • Parent/Teacher Conferences • Closure Schedule • 8:35-8:45 Pledge and Announcements • 8:45-11:15 A.M. Class • 11:15 Rotate classes • 11:15–11:30 P.M. Class • 11:30-12:00 Lunch • 12:00-12:30 Recess • 12:30-1:50 P.M. Class • 2:45-3:35 Large Group • 3:35 Pack up for Dismissal • 3:45 Dismissal Reminders for Parents • Always sign in at front desk and get nametag. PTO volunteers wearing the lanyard just need to sign in. • All transportation changes must be in writing. • No transportation changes can be made after 2:30. • Students should arrive no earlier than 8:15 a.m. • Students cannot be picked up from the office after 3:30 p.m. What happens in the homeroom class? • Homeroom and P.M. Class • Backpacks, Pledge, and Announcements • Notes regarding transportation changes, early pick-up, etc. • Dismissal at 3:45 - Car riders are walked to the art room. Homeroom teacher walks students to buses. • P.E./Art/Music • Field Day (Nov. 12)/Winter Holiday/Valentine Parties (Watch YAP for more details) • Reading Relative – grade level coordinators will contact you if you volunteered. • Birthdays are celebrated by announcing them during morning announcements. Please do not send or bring food (state law). Yeager Rocks PBIS! What is PBIS?? •Positive •Behavior •Intervention •Support Purpose of PBIS • To implement the features of a proactive systems approach to encourage targeted social and learning outcomes and behaviors while preventing and responding to school- wide discipline problems to improve the academic outcomes of all students • A broad range of systemic & individualized strategies adopted by a campus for a shared common language regarding expectations for students to have respectful and responsible behaviors What is the School Wide Expectation Rationale? • Everyone (teachers and students) will have a common vocabulary. • Students don’t only hear about appropriate behaviors, they see them modeled in all settings on the campus. • Parents will know what the school emphasis is, so they can reinforce it at home. Let’s give a Yeager RAH! Posters @ campus serve as a reminder for students and staff. Responsibility Attitude Honor Poster samples: arrival/announcements, classroom and dismissal R.A.H. Report • Will be kept in the students’ binder. Please sign and return the following day. • Will reflect concerns and positive comments • A stamp or sticker will be given weekly when no significant concerns occurred. • Will be marked when homework is not returned • Will be marked after warnings are given • 3 or more coded comments will result in an N in work habits or conduct in that area for the 9 weeks RIDE is the motto for the CFISD bus system. We will review this with the kids the first week of school in PE. Cafeteria Information • Second grade lunch is from 11:30 – 12:00. • When you come to eat with your child, please sit at the visitor table. Students may not take a friend to sit with them. • Note: see handbook under “birthdays” for information regarding student birthdays. Library • We go to the library and check out books once per week. Every other week we hear a book talk presented by the librarian. Computer Lab/ Technology • We go to the computer lab at least once per week. Additionally, technology is used consistently in the classrooms. Language Arts HOMEWORK All homework is given out on Monday. LA homework is picked up on Fridays. Students should be prepared for a spelling test on Fridays! Reading Log Reflection Reading • Choosing just right • Read silently for books extended periods • Show their thinking of time with note taking • Read from a • Writing Response variety of genres letters • Develop vocabulary • Graphic Organizers • Use prior to check for knowledge strategies • Connect with books Cy-Fair Reading Levels for Second Grade • Beginning level: 16 • Mid-year level: 24 • End-of-year level: 28+ Classroom Instruction •Whole Group – Reading & Writing Mini Lessons •Small Group - Guided Reading (4-6 children in group) •Strategy Groups Reader’s Workshop an uninterrupted block of time during which children participate in: 1. Mini-Lesson Reflection 5 1. Read-aloud minutes 2. Shared reading 2. Composing Meaning Mini- Lesson 1. Strategy Groups Students – 5-20 Independent 2. Guided Reading reading… minutes 3. Reading conferences 30-45 4. Independent reading/ book minutes clubs/literature circles 3. Reflecting Teacher – Strategy Groups, guided reading, conferences… Gradual release of responsibility Writing • Gathering of ideas • Personal in notebook Narrative • Choosing audience •Fantasy & purpose for writing •Poems • Writing process •Feature Article • Teacher (non- fiction) Conferencing •Summaries of • Writing from many Author study genres Accelerated Reading (AR) • To pass each test, a student must have a 70 average. Each passed test, earns points. • At the end of the year, if the student has earned 20 points (and maintained a 70 average), he/she will receive an AR certificate. Grades • Grades are weighted • Benchmarks (3X per year) 100% • I-station • Spelling 10% – Word Work Tests • Writing 100% Writing Rubric • Reading 100% – Reader’s Response (rubric) – Independent Reading (rubric) – Graphic Organizers (rubric) Math Science Social Studies Math Goals: • Master all 2nd grade concepts. • IMPROVE LISTENING/FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS SKILLS. • NEW – Math facts will be tested as part of the Benchmark Assessment (1 -18). • Make a habit of checking over their papers/not rushing. (skipping/leaving out problems) • Independence in problem solving. • Using strategies taught/reading carefully. • Students will know that they must show their work/thinking on all problems. • Prepare them for 3rd grade math. • Second grade is a big step – Third Grade is much bigger !! District Requirements • District Scope and Sequence (what is taught and when) • Timetable of skills to be taught – by grade • Big emphasis on problem- solving using the 4 step process. • Four Benchmarks per year Second Grade Math Concepts * Compare and put numbers in order through 999, using greater than (>) less than (<), or equal to (=). * Read, write, and identify place value in numbers to 999. * Understand place value: ones, tens, and hundreds. *Use fractions through twelfths. *Master addition and subtraction facts through 18. *NEW – Math facts will be tested as part of the Benchmark Assessment (1 -18). *2 digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. *Count mixed coins up to one dollar. *Use objects or numbers to predict and extend a pattern. *Name and understand differences between plane and solid figures. *Locate numbers on a number line. *Tell time to the hour, half hour, and in 5 minute increments on analog and digital clocks. *Describe time as to minutes before and minutes after an hour. *Measurement, using standard and metric units for length, weight, temperature, and volume. Use tools such as rulers, thermometers, balances, etc. *Bar and picture graphs – use data to answer questions. *Use proper, grade-level math vocabulary. *Multiplication and Division are introduced as joining equal groups or dividing a total number into equal groups during the last nine weeks. No multiplication or division facts. Grading and Assessments • Everything weighted the same. • Daily grades per 9 weeks period – 15-18. • Benchmarks (4 a year) counted as 2 daily grades. • Grading errors – we do make them – just let us know. • When points are taken off for failure to show strategies, please know that strategies have been taught and students have been told that showing their strategies is expected. • If we send home a paper without a grade, it is not counted as a grade. We just send it so you can see what we are doing. • Four-Step Process – We will be working on this a lot. • Grades are typically high the first 9 weeks-mostly review. Daily Procedure • Copy assignment in planner • Every Day Counts Math Calendar • Focus:Warm-up/ Check – usually 5 problems and a word problem • Direct Instruction: Daily Lesson • Group Work: Practice • Independent work: Practice and Application • Extension Activities / Computers – as possible • Math facts tests – times, self-graded, not counted in grade book. Memorization of all + and – facts an expectation by the end of 2nd grade. • Closing: Wrap up the lesson Four-Step Problem Solving Plan Austin has 22 toys. Jeff has 33 toys. How many toys do they have together? Main Idea (Step 1) Details/Unit Bars (Step 2) 22 Toys together Austin toys Jeff toys 33 ] ? Strategy (Step 3) How (Step 4) 22 Add 22 and 33. + 33 55 Homework • Homework comes from the district. If there is a mistake just X it out. • Complete 4 to 5 problems a night, or as you have time - Due Friday • Always have the students show their work. • Checked for completion only. Failure to turn in 3 times in 1 nine weeks may result in a N on the report card. • Math Facts: Please have students practice as much as possible. How can you help at home? • Flash cards, practice math facts to 18 • Practice telling time • Talk about elapsed time • Use money in real life situations • Correct mistakes on papers that come home • Insist they use their strategies in their homework • Insist they write number sentences (16-9=7) • Make up oral story problems and stress clue words • Use math vocabulary (sum, difference, compare, sphere, prism, faces, edges, fraction…) (See Handout) Science and Social Studies • Taught in a 3 week rotation • May result in lack of a Science or Social Studies grade on the progress report Science • Scientific method • Use of equipment; Safety rules • Living / Non-living things –Seeds / Plants • Water cycle; Types of clouds • Earth, Sun, Moon ; Night and Day ; Moon phases • Butterflies / Insects / Research project • Dinosaurs / Fossils • Properties of matter: solids, liquids, gasses • Classifying Animals – Vertebrates/Invertebrates • Life cycles • Energy / Forces • Animal habitats • Resources / Natural Resources • Body systems • YELLOW STUDY GUIDE– PLEASE LEAVE IN BINDERS! MUST BE RETURNED AT THE END OF THE YEAR! Social Studies • Living in a community, qualities of a good citizen, needs and wants • Three branches of government: legislative, executive and judicial • Continents, oceans, landforms, and map skills • Interpreting calendars, timelines, graphs • Understanding your past, present, and future • Producers, consumers, goods, and services • Heroes of the past, character traits • Early Cypress Holistic Grading 4 /95% – Followed instructions perfectly – Correct spelling when copying – Neat, orderly – Completed independently or with your group – Exceptional effort and originality shown 3/85% – Followed most instructions – Neat, orderly – Completed independently (or with your group) in class – Adequate effort shown 2/75% - Not following instructions. - Not finishing in class time allowed. 1/70% – Incomplete, after many chances to complete Parent/Teacher Conferences • Make sure you sign up for a conference with us for Monday, October 11th, 2010. • This is an important time set aside to discuss any questions about your child. CLOSURE • Please make sure your child is here every day possible. • The Grade Level Handbook will be available on-line. However, if you do not have access to the internet, you may request a “paper copy.” • Schoolwires- teacher websites • 2nd Grade Planning Time 2:45 – 3:35. • We look forward to working with you to ensure that your child has a successful year! Thank you for coming tonight! What is the best way to contact us? • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com
"2nd Grade Curriculum Night"