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Title: Welcome to 2nd Grade Curriculum Night

Welcome to 2nd Grade Curriculum Night
  • Year 2014-2015

Second Grade Teachers
  • Mrs. Baxter Room 12
  • Ms. DiLorenzo Room 17
  • Mrs. King Room 18
  • Mrs. McBurney Room 13
  • Mrs. Potts Room 16

  • Combination Whole Group/Small Group using our
    newly adopted Journeys Series
  • Your child will
  • Master sound/symbol relationships
  • Blend sounds to form words
  • Read with understanding (comprehension)
  • Develop oral reading fluency
  • Develop literal, logical, and critical thinking
  • Develop listening skills through exposure to
    high-quality literature
  • Your child will also be participating in Daily 5

Reading - Common Core Academic Content Standards
  • Approved - AZ. State Board of Education June 2010
  • Full implementation of the Common Core Standards
  • Performance objectives are very specific
  • Represents the skills that are a part of everyday
  • The main focus is to deepen understanding with
    more meaningful, rigorous lessons for our
    students so they can read and comprehend complex
    text. Students will analyze and use critical
    thinking skills to communicate opinions and how
    to support them in arguments.

  • The following are the math concepts that we will
    be working on throughout the year 
  • Place Value and Counting
  • 2 and 3 Digit Addition with/without Regrouping
  • 2 and 3 Digit Subtraction with/without Regrouping
  • Money
  • Telling time to 5 minutes
  • Fractions
  • Geometry (Shapes, Symmetry)
  • Word Problems will be used with each concept.

Math DOK(Depth of Knowledge)
  • Students Will
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving
    the problem
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Model with mathematics
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated
  • Come up with multiple solutions to a problem
    (i.e. 5510, 6410, 11-110, 10 ones, 1 ten, 10
    pennies, 1 nickel and 5 pennies.)
  • Use different mathematical strategies to solve a

  • Your child will be given numerous opportunities
    to write daily.
  • Writing pieces which give your child continuing
    exposure to the writing process (pre-writing,
    rough draft, editing/revision, publishing) using
    the Write From the Beginning Series.
  • Literacy response activities
  • Book Report projects
  • Different types of genre writing include
  • Friendly Letters/ Family Journals
  • Narratives
  • Functional Text (classroom rules, letters,
    experiments, recipes, notes/messages, labels,
    directions, posters, graphs/tables)
  • Poetry, Rhymes and Chants
  • Literature Responses
  • Expository Text

Writing - Journeys
  • Unit 1 Narrative, Simple Sentences, Types of
    Sentences, Friendly Letters and Sentences of True
  • Unit 2 Informational Writing, Writing
    Informational Paragraphs,
  • Writing Instruction
  • Unit 3 - Opinion Writing, Persuasive Essay
  • Unit 4 Narrative, Story Paragraphs,
    Descriptive, Fictional Stories
  • Unit 5 Informative Writing, Problem Solving
    Paragraphs, Compare/Contrast, Informational
    Paragraph, and Research Reports
  • Unit 6 Opinion Writing, Response Poems, Opinion
    Paragraphs and Response Essays

Spelling and Handwriting
  • Your child will receive a group of spelling words
    weekly. The assessment will include assigned
    words using the districts newly adopted Houghton
    Mifflin Harcourt Journeys Series, 2nd grade sight
    words, and dictation. A percentage grade will be
    given for spelling accuracy. Formal tests will be
    given on the last day of the week. Your childs
    handwriting effort will also be evaluated on this
  • Handwriting Evaluation
  • Handwriting effort grades are
  • determined by performance on
  • weekly spelling tests and random
  • selections of daily work.

MS Excellent-Correct and consistent formation and
spacing of letters and words. Writing is neat
and legible. P Satisfactory-Some flaws in
handwriting appear. Refer to MS for other
criteria. AC Needs Improvement-Substantial
flaws and/or lacks effort to improve. Illegible
  • Life Cycles
  • Digestive, Respiratory, and Circulatory Systems
  • Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  • Types of Clouds
  • Measuring Weather
  • Inventors and their Inventions

Social Studies
  • Research Skills, Timelines
  • American Colonies and the New Nation
  • Westward Expansion
  • The Foundations of Government
  • Branches of Government
  • Economics-producers and consumers
  • Map Skills
  • Citizenship and Character Counts

  • DIBELS reading fluency
  • DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) reading
    fluency and comprehension
  • SAT 10
  • 2nd Grade Sight Words (Reading and spelling.)
  • Qualitative Spelling Inventory
  • Journeys Weekly/Bi-Weekly Assessments
  • Write from the Beginning
  • Common Core assessments
  • Teacher Observation

  • Percentage
  • Rubric
  • Effort
  • Progress Reports
  • Report Card

Percentage Grades
  • Your child will be receiving a percentage grade
    this year on their report card in the following
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Listening Speaking

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Parent Communication
  • We want you to be aware of how your child is
    doing academically this year.
  • Check your childs weekly homework after they
    complete it.
  • Read the curriculum section in our weekly
  • Review graded work that is sent home.
  • Check your childs grades online. You will be
    able to view their current percentage in each
    subject as well as how they performed on specific
  • Review their mid-quarter progress report.

  • The focus in second grade is READING , 20 minutes
    per night.  In addition, we will send home the
  • Journeys Spelling/High Frequency Words (word
    sorts and activities)
  • Math practice/enrichment
  • Special Projects
  • The Second Grade team will be sending homework
    home on Fridays. It is due the following Friday.
  • Please note Homework not turned in by the
    student on Friday will result in the loss of
    Friday free time.

Fun Friday
  • Fun Friday - free time activities
  • Completed homework
  • Completed class work
  • Excellent behavior
  • Consequences
  • Incomplete assignments will be completed during
    this time.

Santan Storm
Santan School-Wide Bully Program - Olweus
  • What is Bullying?
  • A person is bullied when he or she is exposed,
    repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on
    the part of one or more other persons, and he or
    she has difficulty defending himself or herself.
  • Expressed in more everyday language one
    might say Bullying is when someone repeatedly
    and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful
    things to another person who has a hard time
    defending himself or herself.

Santan School-Wide Bully Program Olweus
  • What Are the Goals of the Program?
  • The goals of the program are to
  • reduce any existing bullying problems among
  • prevent the development of new bullying problems
  • achieve better peer relations at school (Weekly
    Classroom Lessons)
  • Our Schools Anti-Bullying Rules
  • We will not bully others
  • We will try to help students who are bullied.
  • We will try to include students who are left out.
  • If we know that somebody is being bullied, we
    will tell an adult at school and an adult at
  • We will practice each pillar of character daily
    respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring,
    fairness and citizenship.

  • We love to have family members- parents,
    grandparents, high school students join us as
    volunteers in our second grade classroom! Please
    see your teacher if you are interested in
  • While in the classroom, you will sometimes be
    working with students, and/or viewing student
    work and behavior. In order to maintain a
    professional atmosphere where students are safe
    to work, learn, and play at their own levels, it
    is essential that we keep all observations
    confidential. Out of respect for the students, we
    ask that you do not share private information
    about students that you may witness in the
    classroom with other people. Children perform at
    varying learning levels and have different
    personalities. By asking you to follow these
    guidelines, we can ensure that information about
    your child will be kept private as well.
  • Thank you for your understanding and cooperation
    on this policy. We look forward to working with
    you this year!

Bits and Pieces
  • Snacks
  • Students are permitted to bring their own
    healthy snack from home to eat during class
    time.  We will have a "working snack,"  where the
    class will continue to work on assignments. 
    Candy is not considered a snack, and if brought,
    will be asked to put away until dismissal.  
  • Lunch
  • If your child will be purchasing lunch at
    school, please have them give us their money or
    check in the morning so we can add it to their
    lunch account or bring it to the MPR before
    school starts. You can also access your
    students lunch account at www.mylunchmoney.com.
    You are welcome to join your child for lunch on
  •  Dismissal
  • Please be sure to send an email or a note with
    your child anytime he/she will be going home a
    different way than usual (bus rather than walk,
    home with a friend, etc.) In order to minimize
    distractions in the classroom, parents are
    expected to wait outside in the designated parent
    pick-up area until the bell rings.

Thank You for Coming!
  • Thank you so much for coming. We cant wait to
    work with your child this school year!
  • Its a privilege to be a part of your childs
    learning development and it is very rewarding to
    see the progress they make along the way!
  • If you ever have any questions, concerns, or
    comments, please feel free to call, set up a
    meeting, or email your child's teacher.
  • - The 2nd Grade Team
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