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Title: Please find your child

Welcome to Second Grade Curriculum Night!
  • Please find your childs seat and make yourself
  • We will begin promptly at 745.
  • You may write a memory of second grade that you
    have. The kids will get a kick out of it in the
    morning! Please respond to your childs letter
    if you wish to do so. Include a goal for your
    child, too! We will be setting goals all year on
    the bulletin board, Superheroes Have Super
  • -Thanks! Mrs. Trinetti

Purpose of our Meeting
  • Tonight we will cover classroom expectations and
    the second grade curriculum.
  • If you need to speak to me about your child,
    please contact me to schedule a phone conference
    or before/after-school conference.
  • Thank you!!!!

About Mrs. Trinetti
  • Willowick
  • Went to Lake Catholic High School
  • Graduated from JCU in 1999
  • Graduated with a Masters Degree from JCU in 2002
  • 16th year in Solon
  • Taught 15 years at RX- Taught 11 years of first
    grade 4 years of third grade
  • 1st year teaching second grade
  • Reading Endorsement

Mrs. Trinettis Family
The Trinetti Boys
  • Charlie is 8 years old and is in third grade.
  • Frankie is 7 years old and is in second grade.

Tessa is 5 years old and in Kindergarten!
Family Information System Schools
Parkside K-4 Staff Directory
Katie Trinetti
  • The Family Information System is a vital
    parent-teacher link. On my classroom website,
    you will find
  • Calendar
  • Upcoming assessments
  • Holidays
  • Field trips
  • Homework
  • Special events
  • Class News and Photos
  • Learning Targets for all units of study
  • Useful website links that can support your
    childs learning
  • Email access to the teacher

My Beliefs as Your Childs Teacher
  • I believe in your child.
  • I trust your child.
  • I know your child can handle it. I will never
    give your child anything that he/she cannot
  • Your child is listened to.
  • Your child is cared for.
  • Your child is very important to me.
  • It is okay for your child to make mistakes.
  • Your child can be anything he/she wants to be.

Behavior Expectations
  • Rules
  • I choose to try my best.
  • I choose to follow directions.
  • I choose to use kind words, kind hands and kind
  • Clip Chart System

Homework and Behavior Follow-through
  • Check WEBSITE daily
  • Second graders will start with reading for at
    least 20 minutes each and every night.
  • Weekly homework packet-math and reading
  • Periodic homework in science and/or social
  • To help reinforce positive study habits at home
  • Upcoming assessments are always posted on the
    website. Be sure to review all work that comes
    home with your child. Keep all materials for the
    unit until the test day.
  • Review unit tests that are sent home with your
    child. Sign and return the next school day.

Daily Snack
  • Please be sure to pack a healthy snack daily for
    your child to hold them over until lunchtime.
  • ?The healthier the snack the better!

Writers Workshop 800-900 each day
  • Mini-lesson
  • Writers Workshop
  • Independent Writing
  • Conferencing
  • Group Sharing
  • Writing Expectations
  • Spelling
  • Conventions
  • Neatness
  • Variety of Genres
  • Response to Teacher Feedback

Word Study
  • Mini-lesson
  • Word Study Groups
  • Application to Independent Writing
  • How can parents help their children with
  • Encourage your child to reread his/her work.
    Have your child identify words that do not look
    correct. This is the first step to better
    spelling. Encourage your child to apply the
    spelling patterns he/she knows.
  • Help your child review or learn our list of sight
    words. These words do not necessarily fit into
    any spelling pattern, but are extremely important
    in daily writing. Children will be expected to
    spell these words correctly in their writing.

Readers Workshop 900-1000 each day
  • Mini-lesson
  • Shared Reading/Read Aloud
  • Guided Reading
  • Independent Reading

Finding The "Just-Right" Book
  • Easy Books Help children to read more smoothly
    and are fun to read aloud or silently.
  • A favorite book that has been read multiple times
    is an easy book.
  • Your child knows, can understand, and read almost
    every word.
  • Your child reads the book easily and smoothly.
  • Just-Right Books Just-right books help children
    learn the most as they provide just enough
    challenge. The child should be able to figure out
    most of the words and understand what is going on
    in the text.
  • Your child is interested in the book.
  • Your child can tell you what is happening in the
  • Your child has to occasionally reread parts of
    the text to understand it.
  • There may be a few words on the page that your
    child needs help reading.
  • Most reading is smooth-only occasionally choppy.
  • Hard Books Hard books can do more harm than
    good. If your child selects a book that is too
    difficult for him/her to read suggest reading
    later or read it to him/her.
  • Your child is interested in this book.
  • Your child is confused about what is happening.
  • Your child has difficulty understanding the book
    even after reading passages.
  • Your child needs a lot of help to read this

Math 1000-1100 each day
  • EnVision Math
  • Learning Targets
  • Worksheets please SAVE until unit assessment
  • Assessments at the end of every Topic including
    a Performance task
  • NNI-devoted to 4 times a week
  • Online access from home

Lunch Time and Recess Recess 1100-1130 Lunch
Social Studies Units of Study 1200-100 for 3-4
weeks of each quarter
  • Government
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • History

Science Units 1200-100 for about 6 weeks of
each quarter
  • Atmosphere
  • Changes in Motion
  • Interactions within Habitats

Specials 100-150 each day
  • P.E. Mr. Conner
  • Day of the Week Monday
  • Library Mrs. Mummey
  • Day of the Week Tuesday
  • Art Mrs. Ryan
  • Day of the Week Wednesday
  • Music Mrs. Warrington
  • Day of the Week Thursdsay
  • Friday is a rotating schedule. Please refer to
    your childs rotating schedule that is posted on
    our website and on your childs folder.

NNI No New Instruction Kids may call this time
Centers. 150-225
  • This is a time for
  • ReTeaching
  • Practice
  • Extension

Technology Across the Curriculum
  • iPads
  • Wireless Cart/Computer Lab
  • Inquiry

  • Ongoing, Grade level common assessments
  • Descriptive Feedback
  • Report Cards

Volunteer Opportunities
  • All sign up sheets will be on the reading table
    in the back of the classroom.
  • I will be making a volunteer schedule and
    contacting those of you that are interested in
    volunteering very soon!!

  • Please write a note to your child and leave it on
    or inside his/her desk
  • Conference Sign-Ups will be sent home in late
  • Online forms for the school office!!!!!
  • Type to Learn parent monitoring at home-in red
  • Electronic Devices school is not responsible
  • Mindset Theme for students-in red folder

We are a team!
  • Together, we can make this a positive, successful
    year for your child!
  • Please help your child to be on time or early to
    school each and every day!!
  • Please do not hesitate to contact me with
    questions or concerns.

How to get in touch with me
  • Voicemail 440-349-7757, ext. 5718
  • Office Number 440-349-2175
  • Email (best method)
  • - Check several times a day
  • Fall Conference
  • I will send a note home in late October for you
    to sign up for November Conferences.
  • Additional Conferences
  • As needed, please call or email to schedule a
    time to meet

PTA Announcements Classroom Coordinators??
Thank you for coming tonight! I look forward
to seeing each of you at our fall conference.