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A MESSAGE FROM ADMINISTRATION WELCOME! We are so happy that you have chosen Mirada! SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION Car visors (with student last name and grade level ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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  • We are so happy that you have chosen Mirada!
  • Car visors (with student last name and grade
    level) help us move the pick-up line at a more
    reasonable pace. Please take the time to make
    and then place the name card on your car visor.
  • Both our drop-off and pick-up lines are designed
    for families who do not need to get out of the
    car to assist their children with seat belts,
    getting out of car seats, needing help with
    backpacks, etc. If your child requires
    additional assistance, we ask that you park and
    walk to drop-off or pick-up your child. With the
    amount of traffic we have on campus, we must be
    able to move our lines quickly. Thank you for

  • For drop-off, please pull all the way up to the
    designated crosswalk and be sure and pull up
    right behind the car in front of you. Our
    traffic line on Galveston becomes quite long in
    the mornings.
  • For pick-up, once you have been signaled to move
    forward to the pick-up area, please pull all the
    way up to the final crosswalk and then again pull
    up right behind the car in front of you. We have
    designed the pick-up area to house seven (7) cars
    but we do need everyone to pull up as far as they
    can to make that happen.
  • The West Parking Lot is for bus drop-off and
    pick-up only. The spaces are also reserved for
    our staff. For the safety of our bus students,
    traffic should not be going through this parking
  • No Parking Signs are posted in specific areas on
    Galveston. The City of Chandler strategically
    placed those signs for the safety of our
    students. When cars are parked in these no
    parking spaces they are compromising the safety
    of children and the law is being broken. The
    Chandler Police Department will ticket drivers
    parked illegally.

  • Crosswalks We ask that all adults use one of
    the two crosswalks that are in our
    drop-off/pick-up area at all times. The safety
    of children as well as adults is the reason for
    this request.
  • Pets on Campus - Guide dogs are the only pets
    allowed on campus. Please do not bring your pets
    to school unless you will be staying in the car
    with them. This rule is in place for both health
    (allergies) and safety reasons.
  • Use of Playground After Hours If you enter our
    outdoor campus after hours by jumping our fence,
    we ask that you pick-up all your trash before you
    leave. The playground gets a lot of evening and
    weekend visitors and many have been leaving a lot
    of trash around. Please help us keep Mirada a
    clean environment for our students.
  • Thank you for recognizing that we must operate
    under some specific rules, procedures and
    guidelines for the safety of those on campus and
    that we need everyone to follow these rules and

Ms. Tings 2nd Grade Class
Five Standards Operations and Algebraic
Thinking Number and Operations in Base
10 Measurement and Data Geometry Mathematical
  • Investigations 2-Main Resource
  • Activity based
  • A deeper understanding of math and how to apply
  • Mathematical reasoning, problem solving
    strategies, and creative thinking skills.

Math Topics Covered
Extending Understanding of Base Ten Understand
Multi-Digit Numbers to 1000 Fluency With
Addition and Subtraction Within 100 Selecting
Appropriate Strategies Based on Context and
Numbers Measurement Describe and Analyze Shapes
2D and 3D Decompose and Combine Shapes to Make
Other Shapes Making Sense of Problem
Solving Use Multiple Strategies to Solve
Math Groups
  • Students will practice and review math skills in
    a small group setting.
  • Groups will be fluid and created based upon
    ongoing assessment.
  • Students will work cooperatively.

Common Core
Arizona 2010 Mathematics Standards orThe Common
Core http//www.azed.gov/azccrs/
ADE and The Kyrene School District
Common Core Standards
An expectation of students at each grade level,
putting students, parents, teachers, and school
administrators on the same page, working toward
shared goals. A progression of learning
expectations. While most states already have
mathematics standards in place, they vary widely
from state to state in their coverage and level
of rigor.
Common Core Standards
Aligned with college and work expectations Rigoro
us content and application of knowledge through
high-order skills Informed by other
top-performing countries so that all students are
prepared to succeed in a global economy and
Source http//www.corestandards.org/about-the-sta
Why is this important?
A common set of standards ensures that all
students, no matter where they live, will be
focused on graduating from high school. In an
increasingly mobile society, families with
children transferring to new schools will not
have to adjust to new learning expectations.
Standards will be the same for all students in
states adopting them, making transitions smoother
for students. All students must be prepared to
compete with not only their American peers in the
next state, but with students from around the
Monday Art 845- 935 Tuesday Computer Lab
845-935 Wednesday P.E. 845-935 Thursday
Music 845-935 Friday Library 845- 935
Please ensure that your child is prepared for
P.E. each Wednesday by wearing tennis shoes.
ELA Reading
Harcourt Literature Study Read Aloud Reading
Groups Literacy Stations
Phonemic Awareness-individual speech sounds
spoken in words Phonics-Understanding of
symbol-sound relationship in written
language Vocabulary-words readers recognize or
use in print Comprehension-understanding the
meaning embedded in text Fluency-ability to read
a text with accuracy, automaticity, and expression
Key Components of Reading
Signs of Reading Fluency
The child reads with expression. The child reads
aloud and then retells the story or content of
the selection. Listening comprehension and
reading comprehension are at the same level.
DIBELS Beginning of Year-52 words per
minute Middle of Year-72 words per minute End of
Year-90 words per minute
Literature Studies
  • Students will participate in literature studies
    to further extend their reading abilities through
    character analysis, higher level critical
    thinking questions, and group discussions.
  • Groups will be created based upon student reading
    abilities and student interest inventories.
  • Students will be exposed to a greater variety of
    literature genres.
  • Students will participate in groups with
    specified roles for each team member.

  • Students will work with the Wordly Wise book
    series in addition to other resources to build
    and strengthen their vocabularies.
  • Students will work towards mastery of new words
    and integrate them into their daily conversations
    and writing.
  • Weekly Class Password

Nonverbal Giftedness
  • Nonverbal reasoning refers to a students
    abilities in the areas of spatial and abstract
    thinking. This also relates to how well students
    solve problems using shapes and figures, as well
    as performing hands-on tasks (such as building,
    puzzles, creating).
  • Nonverbal reasoning is extremely important in
    todays world, where so much of our daily
    functioning is based on technology, which is an
    area where most nonverbally gifted students
  • Nonverbally gifted students have the ability to
    draw conclusions based on a set of given
    information. In other words, they have the
    ability to think spatially and abstractly in
    order to solve problems using shapes, symbols and
  • They often learn/solve problems by thinking or
    seeing through their minds eye instead of
    listening verbally.

Nonverbal Giftedness
  • Discrete math/vertex edge graphing
  • Hands-on math activities/science experiments
  • Problem solving activities
  • Number patterns sequencing
  • Graphing, geometry, angles, shapes
  • Tables, charts, maps
  • Statistics, data analysis
  • Analogies
  • Art projects
  • Designing inventions, simple machines
  • Science experiments
  • Social studies projects
  • Creating learning games
  • Book report projects
  • Venn diagrams
  • Logic problems
  • Games during free time

Recess And Lunch
Students will go to recess from 1050 to 1110
and then enter the cafeteria for lunch from
1110 to 1130.
  • Writers Workshop will provide students with the
    opportunity to write in various forms such as
    narratives, poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
  • Our spiraled Harcourt curriculum in conjunction
    with supplemental activities provided/created by
    the teacher will support their writing with
    grammar and mechanics.
  • 6-Traits of Writing Ideas and Content, Word
    Choice, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Organization,

Snack Break
  • Students may bring a healthy snack to consume M,
    T, Th,
  • and F afternoons (our early release schedule on
  • will not require a snack due to the truncated
  • To keep our room looking clean (and free of
    sticky messes
  • that attract those pesky bugs) only water in a
    labeled bottle will
  • be permitted in the
  • classroom.
  • Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our
    children happy
  • and healthy ?

Social Studies
  • Responsibilities and rights of citizenship
  • Symbols, songs, traditions of the U.S.
  • Awareness of cultures and customs
  • Geography
  • Place events in chronological sequence
  • Government the Election
  • Describe past events, people, and places
  • Famous Americans

Solids, Liquids Gases The Human
Body Weather Insects Mammals
Engineering is Elementary
  • Enables and encourages students to explore
    science concepts, and ultimately discover
    possible careers in the STEM fields.
  • A twenty unit science program created by the
    Museum of Science in Boston and carefully aligned
    with both science and technology/engineering
  • EIE also works to integrate literacy,
    mathematical, and social studies curriculum
    integral to student success with the common core
  • This program will give Intel and parent
    volunteers a specific role in supporting student

  • Integration of technology in everyday teaching
  • Our classroom contains 7 laptops and 2 desktop
    computers for student usage.
  • We use a document camera and projector daily to
    share student work, model, and show teacher
  • We utilize the Smart board (an invaluable
    interactive resource to be used whole group,
    small group, or individually) daily.
  • Students will
  • Recognize and use the computer effectively.
  • Use the PowerPoint and the Word Processing
  • Use various programs such as Pixie,
    Kidspiration, and Typing Adventure.
  • Use on-line, child-safe sources for various

  • Choice Homework
  • Homework will be based on the Universal Homework
    Model, though tailored to our specific student
  • This researched-based homework model encourages a
    positive, intrinsic relationship with learning at
  • Further, the choices provided foster greater
    student ownership and engagement in their work.
  • Homework is tracked monthly as daily choices are
    completed in addition to more complex, specific
    projects assigned monthly.
  • Homework Calendar
  • Homework Choices
  • Behavior Communication Sheet

Behavior Expectations
  • We have five class expectations that we recite
    each morning.
  • Students developed gestures for each expectation
  • a student is selected to lead our class in
    the expectations
  • each day.
  • We adhere to the school-wide positive behavior
  • intervention system with the rainbow chart.

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Seven Habits  What are the 7 Habits of Happy
Kids?   Habit 1 Be proactive You're in Charge I
am a responsible person. I take initiative. I
choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I do not
blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right
thing without being asked, even when no one is
looking. Habit 2 Begin with the End in
Mind Have a Plan I plan ahead and set goals. I do
things that have meaning and make a difference. I
am an important part of my classroom and
contribute to my school's mission and vision. I
look for ways to be a good citizen. Habit 3
Put First Things First Work First, Then Play I
spend my time on things that are most important.
This means I say no to things I know I should
not do. I set priorities, make a schedule and
follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4 Think Win-Win Everyone Can Win I
balance courage for getting what I want with
consideration for what others want. I make
deposits in others' "Emotional Bank Accounts".
When conflicts arise, I look for third
alternatives. Habit 5 Seek First to
Understand, Then to Be Understood Listen Before
You Talk I listen to other people's ideas and
feelings. I try to see things from their
viewpoints. I listen to others without
interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas.
I look people in the eyes when talking. Habit 6
Synergize Together Is Better I value other
people's strengths and learn from them. I get
along well with others, even people who are
different than me. I work well in groups. I seek
out other people's ideas to solve problems
because I know that by teaming with others we can
create better solutions than anyone of us can
alone. I am humble.
Habit 7 Sharpen The Saw Balance Feels Best I
take care of my body by eating right, exercising
and getting sleep. I spend time with family and
friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of
places, not just at school. I find meaningful
ways to help others.
Odds and Ends
Weekly Newsletters Parent Correspondence-Daily
Folders Visitor Check In After School Birthdays Sn
acksDonationsParties Wednesday to Wednesday
Work Week
Our volunteer schedule will begin in
September. Art Masterpiece Science
Experiments Computer Lab PTO Volunteers Bulletin
Boards Field Trips Classroom Parties Work with
Small Groups
Thank You...
for taking the time to attend Curriculum
Night! I look forward to working with you and
your child this year. It is going to be a
wonderful year filled with exciting learning
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