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Title: Welcome Students and Parents!

Welcome Students and Parents!
  • Ms. Insel, Mrs. Mabry, and Ms. Bivens
  • 2ND Grade

Ms. Insel
  • I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. When I
    graduated high school I moved to Birmingham,
    Alabama. I attended Miles College on athletic and
    academic scholarships. I graduated with a
    bachelors degree in Early Childhood/Elementary
    Education. I received a masters degree in
    Education Administration from Grand Canyon
    University. I am currently pursuing a Reading
    Specialist degree from the University of Alabama.
    I taught for 3 years in Alabama. This will be my
    4th year at DATE. I enjoy shopping, outdoors,
    spending time with my family, and running after
    my 1 year old son.

Mrs. Mabry
  • BS in Elementary Education from Auburn University
    with a concentration in Psychology
  • Licensed in Early Childhood
  • 14 years teaching experience
  • Teaching is my passion and I am so excited to be
    part of the D.A.T.E. team again this year. I
    know with the same goal in mind (your childs
    success) we can have a successful year. I am here
    to help your child reach their fullest potential.
    Together we can make 2nd grade a great year!
    Thanks in advance for your support and dedication
    to your childs success in learning!

Ms. Bivens
  • My name is KaDeidra Bivens and I am from
    Birmingham, Alabama. I was educated in the
    Birmingham City Schools system and graduated in
    2007 from Miles College. I taught in the
    Birmingham City Schools system as a Pre-K teacher
    for 2 years and as a long-term substitute teacher
    for 1st, 4th and 5th grades. Some of my hobbies
    and interests include shopping, traveling,
    playing my flute, spending quality time with my 7
    year-old son and serving as a member of Tau Beta
    Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc. and
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Renweb, Binders, and Homework
  • All homework will be posted via the Renweb
  • The homework will also be posted on our class
    website http//www.schoolrack.com/date2ndgrade
  • Please make sure you able to access Renweb and
    our class website.
  • Homework will be posted on Mondays before 500
  • ELA and Science/Social Studies will be due on
  • Math homework will be due daily.
  • It is the students/parents responsibility to
    access the homework.
  • Binders should be brought back to school daily.
  • Students must also bring 5 SHARPENED PENCILS AND
    A BOOK DAILY. (No mechanical pencils)

  • The student will bring a behavior chart home
  • The behavior chart must be signed and returned
  • If the chart is lost, it is the
    students/parents responsibility to print
    another chart via Renweb or our class website.
  • The students will be using a clip-chart behavior
  • The students will earn stars throughout the week
    for Fun Friday.

Parent Notes/Money
  • Please send any notes or money in a labeled
  • No money will be accepted outside the classroom.

  • Making copies!!!! (PLEASE LET ME KNOW A.S.A.P IF
  • Purchasing items of the Teacher Wish List (can be
    found on Renweb)
  • Donating Weekly Fun Friday Treats
  • Decorating Doors/Bulletin Boards

  • Projects will be assigned every 6 Weeks and will
    correlate with our Environmental Theme.

Grading Protocol
  • Pre-assessments- 0
  • Formal or Informal Pre-Assessments

Grading Protocol
  • Assessment During Learning- 25
  • Warm-up
  • Quiz
  • Projects

Grading Protocol
  • Guided, Independent, or Group Practice- 45
  • Classwork
  • Project or performance
  • Homework

Grading Protocol
  • Summative Assessments or Assessment of
  • Formal Post-Assessment Test
  • Culminating Project or Performance
  • Final or Culminating Exam

ELA Content
  • Literary and Informational Text
  • Fudge-A-Mania
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Cherries and Cherry Pitts
  • Flat Stanley
  • A Chair for my Mother

ELA Content
  • Reading A-Z
  • Raz-Kids
  • Lucy Calkins Writing Program
  • Daily phonics and grammar instruction.

ELA Common Core Standards
  • https//extranet.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core/

Math Units
  • Unit 1 Extending Base Ten Understanding
  • Unit 2 Becoming Fluent with Addition and
  • Unit 3 Understanding Measurement, Length, and
  • Unit 4 Applying Base Ten Understanding
  • Unit 5 Understanding Plane and Solid Figures
  • Unit 6 Developing Multiplication
  • Unit 7 Show What We Know

Social Studies
  • Historical
  • Students will read about and describe the lives
    of historical figures in Georgia history such as
    James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove,
    Sequoyah, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King,
    Jr. and Jimmy Carter. Students will describe how
    the everyday lives of these historical figures
    are similar to and different from the present
  • Students will describe the Georgia Creek and
    Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools,
    clothing, homes, ways of making a living and
    accomplishments. Students will also describe the
    regions in Georgia where the Creek and Cherokee
    lived, how the people used their local resources,
    and compare and contrast the cultures of the past
    to Georgians today.
  • Geographic
  • Students will locate major topographical features
    of Georgia and will describe how these features
    define Georgias surface. Students will also
    locate all the geographic regions of Georgia and
    major rivers.
  • Students will describe the cultural and
    geographic systems associated with Georgia
    historical figures and Georgias Creek and

Social Studies Continued
  • Government/Civic
  • Students will define the concept of government
    and the need for rules and laws.
  • Students will identify the roles of elected
    officials such as the President, Governor and
  • Students will give examples of how the Georgia
    historical figures demonstrate the positive
    citizenship traits of honesty, dependability,
    liberty, trustworthiness, honor, civility, good
    sportsmanship, patience, and compassion.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the state
    and national capitol buildings by identifying
    them from pictures and capitals of the United
    States and Georgia by locating them on
    appropriate maps.
  • Economic
  • Students will explain that because of scarcity,
    people must make choices and incur opportunity
  • Students will identify ways in which goods and
    services are allocated.
  • Students will explain that people usually use
    money to obtain the goods and services they want
    and explain how money makes trade easier than
  • Students will describe the costs and benefits of
    personal spending and saving choices.

  • Habits of Mind
  • Students will be aware of the importance of
    curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in
    science and will exhibit these traits in their
    own efforts to understand how the world works.
  • Students will have the computation and estimation
    skills necessary for analyzing data and following
    scientific explanations.
  • Students will use tools and instruments for
    observing, measuring, and manipulating objects in
    scientific activities.
  • Students will use the ideas of system, model,
    change, and scale in exploring scientific and
    technological matters.
  • Students will communicate scientific ideas and
    activities clearly.
  • Nature of Science
  • Students will be familiar with the character of
    scientific knowledge and how it is achieved.
  • Students will understand important features of
    the process of scientific inquiry.

Science Continued
  • Earth Science
  • Students will understand that stars have
    different sizes, brightness, and patterns.
  • Students will investigate the position of sun and
    moon to show patterns throughout the year.
  • Students will observe and record changes in their
    surroundings and infer the causes of the changes.
  • Physical Science
  • Students will investigate the properties of
    matter and changes that occur in objects.
  • Students will identify sources of energy and how
    energy is used.
  • Students will demonstrate changes in speed and
    direction using pushes and pulls.
  • Life Science
  • Students will investigate the life cycle of
    different living organisms.

Insels Specials
  • M- Physical Education
  • T- Music
  • W- French
  • Th- Environment
  • F-Technology

Mabrys Specials
  • M- art
  • T- technology
  • W- Environment
  • Th- Physical Education
  • F-French

Bivens Specials
  • M- French
  • T- Environment
  • W- Art
  • Th- Technology
  • F- Physical Education

  • 1105-1125

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