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Welcome to Second Grade!


Title: Welcome to Second Grade Open House Author: Kristen Trank Last modified by: SPR Room 112 Created Date: 9/13/2010 12:49:05 AM Document presentation format – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Welcome to Second Grade!

Welcome to Second Grade!
  • Agenda
  • Stepping up to Second Grade
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Overview of the Second Grade
  • Curriculum
  • Communication with families
  • Testing information
  • Homework

  • Stepping Up To Second Grade
  • Open Space
  • Bathrooms in the Hallway
  • Independence
  • Organizing Time and Materials
  • Behavior Expectations

  • Spring into Character
  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Work Hard

Common Core State Standards The CCSS are K-12
academic standards in Mathematics and English
language arts/literacy. CCSS focus on fewer
concepts in mathematics and English Language
arts/literacy so that students can learn at
greater depth and mastery. Connecticut is
one of the states that has adopted CCSS. CCSS
will be fully implemented in the 2014-2015 school
year. Learn more about CCSS at
www.stamfordpublicschools.org www.achievethecore
  • Readers Workshop
  • Opening Meeting
  • Work Period
  • independent reading response
  • guided reading groups
  • conferences
  • Closing Meeting
  • Units Foundations, Narrative
  • Non-fiction, Poetry, Author Study, CCSS mini unit

  • Writers Workshop
  • Opening Meeting
  • Work Period
  • independent writing
  • guided writing groups
  • conferences
  • Closing Meeting
  • Units Foundations, Narrative, Non-fiction,
    Poetry, Author Study, CCSS mini unit

  • Everyday Mathematics
  • SPS uses the Everyday Mathematics Program aligned
    to CCSS.
  • Problem solving
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Place value
  • Time and Money
  • Measurement and estimation
  • Represent and interpret data (graphs)
  • Shapes and attributes
  • All Second Graders are expected to be fluent in
    addition and subtraction facts through 10 at the
    beginning of the year. Please practice over the

  • Science
  • Changes (matter)
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Field trips

Parent Communications Monthly grade level
newsletter (Jaguar News) Springdale School
website Springdale School Facebook page PTO email
blast Printed monthly calendar
  • Testing Information
  • EM unit assessments
  • DRA
  • Fall September 4-28 (Level 18)
  • Winter January 15-February 13 (Level 24)
  • Spring April 22-May 17 (Level 28 NF)
  • The Spring Benchmark Level 28 NF is the first
    written response on the DRA 2. The reason that
    the benchmark numbers are closer is because the
    differences between levels are much larger (oral
    vs. written retelling) !

Homework Math Read every night Reading
homework TBD Homework is to be completed by your
child with your supervision and assistance as
necessary. Homework is an extension of
Thank you for coming!
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