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2nd Grade Curriculum Night


									*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
                   • Closure
•   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
• 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
• Homeroom and P.M. Class
• Backpacks, Pledge, and Announcements
• Notes regarding transportation changes, early pick-up,
• 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??

                  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.

  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
         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.
   • We go to the library and check out
     books once per week. Every other week
     we hear a book talk presented by the

Computer Lab/ Technology
 • We go to the computer lab at least once
   per week. Additionally, technology is
   used consistently in the classrooms.
Language Arts
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
• 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
   1.   Read-aloud                                 minutes
   2.   Shared reading
2. Composing Meaning                                                       Mini-
   1.   Strategy Groups              Students –                            5-20
   2.   Guided Reading               reading…
   3.   Reading conferences
   4.   Independent reading/ book     minutes
        clubs/literature circles
3. Reflecting                                        Teacher –
                                                 Strategy Groups,
                                           guided reading, conferences…

                                                Gradual release of responsibility
• 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
  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 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)
Social Studies
                 Math Goals:
• Master all 2nd grade concepts.
• 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
• 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

* 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

*Count mixed coins up to one dollar.

*Use objects or numbers to predict and extend a

*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

*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
• 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
• Grades are typically high the first 9 weeks-mostly
              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
• Closing: Wrap up the lesson
Problem Solving
Austin has 22 toys. Jeff has 33 toys.
How many toys do they have together?
    Main Idea (Step 1)         Details/Unit Bars (Step 2)
   Toys together            Austin toys
                            Jeff      toys
                                                     33     ]

        Strategy (Step 3)             How (Step 4)
             22                    Add 22 and 33.
           + 33
• 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
• Insist they write number sentences (16-9=7)
• Make up oral story problems and stress clue
• Use math vocabulary (sum, difference,
  compare, sphere, prism, faces, edges,
                   (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
•   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
            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
– Exceptional effort and originality
 – Followed most instructions
 – Neat, orderly
 – Completed independently (or with your
   group) in class
 – Adequate effort shown
  - Not following instructions.
  - Not finishing in class time allowed.

  – Incomplete, after many chances to
• 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.
• 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
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