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Title: Welcome Parents

Welcome Parents
Meredith Nelson 2008-2009
Inside Your Folder
  • PowerPoint Slides with room for notes
  • Pamphlet with Curriculum Standards Homeroom and
  • Go To School Checklist
  • Second Grade Discipline
  • Second Grade Homework
  • Everyday Math Home Link Letter
  • Thinking Patterns Inventory
  • Important Tips for Parents
  • Lower School Core Virtues for 2008-2009
  • Art Sheet
  • Parent University Sheet
  • Class Directory

My Teaching Objectives
  • To infuse the classroom with Gods love and
    teachings in every way possible
  • To create an environment where each child knows
    they are loved and accepted for who they are
  • To teach in a way that includes all different
    learning styles and cooperative learning
  • To extend and expand on First Grade concepts with
    an emphasis on INDEPENDENCE.

Meet Laurel
  • Clemson University
  • BA Sociology and Minor in Education
  • FCA
  • Whats a Faculty Fellow?
  • Why teaching?

  • Please dont bring forgotten books, snacks,
    homework, etc. to school.
  • We would like your child to develop more
    independence and responsibility through
    experiencing consequences for their actions.
  • Please hang Go To School Checklist in a good
    place in the house to create some independence at

Daily Procedures
  1. Arrival 745 am if at all possible
  2. Tardies/Absences At 801 am your child is late,
    you must bring them to the office to sign them
  3. Uniforms
  4. Dismissal is 300 pm No child can be called from
    their classroom between 230 and 300pm.
  5. Bus/Carpool Changes If there are any changes in
    your childs normal schedule please email them to
    Janet Collins as well as Laurel and myself.

Daily Procedures(Continued)
  • 6. Homework Policy When a child is absent, he or
    she must be absent two days or more to request
    homework. We cannot give homework in advance.
  • 7. Vacations during the school year Please limit
    them during the school year.

  • Please no peanuts or peanut products!
  • Plain Water Only
  • Make sure your child is eating a healthy high
    protein snack (cheese, deli meat, health bars,
    yogurt, fruit)

Please see pamphlet for more info
  • Guided Reading (Social Studies Emphasis)
  • Self-selected reading (Sparky Book Club)
  • Writing (Portfolios and Journals)
  • Orton Gillingham (O.G.)
  • Handwriting tied into O.G.
  • Current Events through Scholastic News
  • Grammar

CurriculumEveryday Mathematics
Please see pamphlet for more info
  • 4 different classes to create a better learning
    environment and smaller class sizes
  • Daily Math Facts!!! Please practice with your
    child 10 to 15 min. each day.
  • What to expect with a spiraling curriculum
  • Home Links
  • Includes games, manipulatives, differentiation,
    and more expansive goals

Introducing Our Class Blog and Wiki
  • www.nelson2ndgrade.blogspot.com
  • www.2ndgradenelson.wikispaces.com

Report Cards and Conferences
  • You will receive report cards 4 times a year.
  • Conferences will be on October 22 and February 11
    and scheduled as needed
  • PLEASE dont wait until these times to address
    any concerns that you may have.
  • I will email a schedule soon, and you may feel
    free to change with other people in the class
  • The schedule will be posted on the wiki

Scholastic Books
  • These will come home frequently in your childs
    Tuesday Folder.
  • These are optional but strongly encouraged.
    Please send checks (made out to Scholastic Books)
    in an envelope with your childs name on the

  • Please no peanut products, colored icing, or
    party favors.
  • Celebrations during lunch (1145-1215) Feel
    free to eat with your child.
  • You may send an individual, pre cut birthday
    treat for each child in the class (20)

Class Parties
  • Keep it simple Snack, Game, Craft, and Read
  • End of the Year Parties will be after Field Day

  • E-mail is most effective. Expect some sort of
    response within 24 hours on weekdays.
  • Please send both hard copies and emails when at
    all possible for changes in your childs schedule
  • Emergency changes must be communicated to Janet
    Collins with a copy to Laurel and me.
  • Any orders with money need to be sent in an
    envelope labeled with your childs name.

Field Trips
  • Alliance Theatre, Center for Puppetry Arts, and
    Coke Museum
  • We will only need chaperones for Coke. We will
    contact you will information about that nearer to
  • Dress Uniform is NO LONGER REQUIRED!

Please put names in all your childs clothing!
  • All the sweatshirts look the same and go walking
    off from time to time so please make sure your
    childs name is in his or her sweatshirt.
  • Although it is still hot outside, our room is
    chilly so your child may want to begin bringing a
    jacket of some sort.

See Light Blue Homework Sheet inside folder.
  • Please encourage your child to do all homework
    alone. Help only if need to.
  • Please sign your childs assignment pad every
  • I will grade homework with a check plus, check,
    or check minus based on correct answers and

Second Grade Discipline and Homework
  • Please read over the White (Discipline Sheet) and
    Blue (Homework Sheet).
  • Let me know if you have any questions.

Room Moms
  • Thanks to Elleanore Feininger and Meg Kerr who
    will serve as our room moms.
  • Im sure they will be contacting you soon with
    ways that you can help them.

  • Look through everything in your Parent Packet.
    Do you have any questions?
  • Dont Forget
  • Sign up to Help at the Hoedown at the BLUE TABLE
  • Super Kid Posters are
  • Due Sept. 2nd - 5th
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