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Copy of Welcome to 2nd Grade!

All the information you and your child need to know for a successful year!!
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Laura Hanson

on 9 September 2014

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Tonight's Agenda
Daily Schedule
Daily Schedule
7:45-8:00 Morning Work
8:00-10:45 Language Arts Block*
(Reading, Writing and Word Study)
10:50-11:40 Special Areas (music, art, p.e.)
11:45/50-12:15/20 Lunch
12:15/20-12:45/50 Recess
12:45/50-2:00/05 Math
2:00/05-2:30/35 *Science/Social Studies
2:35 Read Aloud/ Pack up
2:40 Good-bye

Academics/ Special Areas
Welcome!
Please come in and find a seat.
Science
Science and Social Studies


Concepts we cover:
Matter/Energy (force, motion, energy)
Earth and Space
Rocks and Soil
Natural Resources
Weather
Climate
Water/Water Cycle
Seasons
Objects in the Sky
Organisms and Environments
Structure and Function of Life Cycles
Traits/Behaviors
Basic Needs
Ecosystems
Social Studies
In Science and Social Studies we use
integrated
and engaging lessons. We use technology, science lab and our entire school to help teach the concepts covered in both areas.
Concepts we cover:
Communities
Science/Technology
The Economics
Freedom Week
Celebrating Culture
Geography
Keeping order in Communities
Good Citizenship
Thinking like a Historian
Changing Environments
In Math, we provide many hands-on lessons. The students take control of their own learning through using different tools and strategies taught throughout the year.
Math
Concepts we cover:
Problem Solving
Basic addition and subtraction
Ordinal numbers
Patterns and Fact Families
Place Value
Greater than/Less than
Geometry Concepts
Time
Money
Fractions
Graphs
Non-standard Measurement
Two digit addition/subtraction with or without regrouping
Introduction to Multiplication and Division
Students participate daily in a Reading Workshop which consists of mini lessons of reading and comprehension strategies within a variety of genres. Students also read independently, with partners and in small groups. Students participate daily in a Writing Workshop which consists of mini lessons of writing traits and skills within a variety of genres.
Reading and Writing
Reading
Writing
Concepts we cover:
Fiction texts
Expository texts
Procedural texts
Literary Nonfiction texts
Poetry
Media
Drama
Retelling
Monitor and adjust comprehension
Asking questions
Inferring
Making Connections
Research
Vocabulary Development
Concepts we cover:
Personal Narratives
Reading Responses
Letters
Research
Persuasive
Poetry
Voice
Organization
Ideas
Conventions (punctuation, capitalization, spelling)
Word Choice
Sentence Fluency
We use Words Their Way to improve students literacy skills.
Words Their Way is an instructional approach providing an integrated way to teach phonics, vocabulary, and spelling.
Students are pre-assessed, teachers analyze their strengths and errors and place them into groups based on their instructional level.
Word Study encourages active exploration and examination of word features that are within a students' stage of literacy.
Students use higher level thinking skills (such as comparing and contrasting) to sort words/pictures into different categories, looking at word features and discovering consistencies.
Word Study
Physical Education (PE)
Special Areas
Music
Art
Events:
PE Superstars
Go Food Tickets
Marathon Kids
Family Fitness Night
Turkey Trot
Field Day
Fuel Up to Play60/Football Friday
Healthy Heroes/CATCH
Community Weight Loss Challenge
Running Club
Healthy Heroes: Students track their healthy habits and earn points. Rewards will be given at each grade level.

BCE Community Weight Loss Goal: Help BCE lose a collective 3,000 lbs!! Great deals at Fitness 19 to help you achieve your goals.

Students must ALWAYS were tennis shoes on PE days (including Fridays).

Please go to the PE Webpage for: Expectations, Grading Policy and Event Dates.
The art program at Brushy Creek Elementary gives students the opportunity to express themselves using a variety of materials in a hands-on learning environment. We explore various techniques, artists, and cultures, as well as learn how to create our own unique pieces of artwork.

Techniques taught:
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Drawing
Collage
Clay
Hand sewing and machine sewing
Weaving
The goal of elementary music at Brushy Creek is to develop the skills of sight-reading, dictation, musical memory, rhythmic reading, formal analysis, part singing, and improvisation in your children. Students are exposed to a variety of musical styles and genres including classical, opera, folk, jazz, spirituals, rock, and multicultural music.
Skills taught:
Singing
Games/Movement
Improvising text, rythm, and melody
Reading/Writing rhythmic and melodic notation
Playing percussion instruments
Recorder (3rd, 4th, 5th)
Guitar (4th & 5th)
Grade level Performances
Daily Schedule
Academics/Special Areas
Homework
Lunch
Birthdays
Snack
Brushy Creek Expectations
Classroom Incentives & Norms
Contact Information
Questions

Homework
Reading
Homework
Books will be sent home every night and should be returned daily. Students should read for 20 minutes and additional homework may be assigned for different readings.

Occasionally there will be a reading passage sent home with questions on the back to be answered.
Math
A homework page will be sent home on Mondays and is to be completed by Friday. The problems will be a combination of skills we are working on and problem solving. The front page will be on-level work and the back will be for enrichment.
Parents
Please read with your children and sign the reading logs every night.

The behavior calendar will need to be initialed every Friday.

You can find both of these items in your child's take home binder.
Time
Lunch
11:45-12:15
Mrs. Milburn
Ms. Bishop
Mrs. McBride
11:50-12:20
Mrs. Wilson
Mrs. Upshaw
Mrs. Bohac
Lunch Cards
Used to purchase lunch, milk, snacks, ice cream (Fridays only). Also used to check out Library Books.

$5.00 to replace

WIll be used through 5th grade.
Lunch
Birthdays
We love to celebrate birthdays! Here's how you can help it go smoothly on your child's special day.
Birthdays
To celebrate:
If you would like to send a treat in the morning we will celebrate during Recess time (12:15/20).
Have enough for the whole class (email your child's teacher ahead of time to find out this information).
Please provide plates/napkins for each student.
Healthy treats are always a wonderful alternative. (fruit kabobs, bubbles, party favors, fruit and dip, etc.)
Treats may not be given during lunch time in the cafeteria.
Snack
Snack
We have snack everyday around 9:30. Please
send
a HEALTHY, easy to eat snack with your child so that they may stay fueled and ready to learn.

Snack ideas:
apples
bananas
goldfish
go-gurt
grapes/raisins
pretzels
Brushy Creek Expectations
Brushy Creek Expectations
Absences
Call 428-3003 if your student is going to be absent. Parents need to send a note about why the student was absent on the very first day back to school. If you know that your child is going to be absent please let our registrar know ahead of time.
Tardies
Students must be in their classroom, ready to learn, at 7:45am. If a student arrives after 8:00am they must report to the office with their parent.
Dismissal
If there is a dismissal change, you can go to the BCE website and click and the righthand side Transportation Change Request. If it is at the end of the day, let the office know. They will relay the message to your child's teacher. It is always a good idea to let your child's teacher know as well.

Please do not email or call the teacher first. They might not get the information in time.
Words we live by
Respect
Responsibility
Integrity
Classroom Incentives & Norms
2nd Grade Expectations
Classroom Incentives & Norms
Respect peers, adults and school property.
Strives for quality work.
Follows directions, uses time wisely, on task.
Appropriate behavior in all areas of the school (hallway, restroom, cafeteria, recess).
Homework turned in on time.
Behavior
Each student has a behavior calendar in their take home binder. Their behavior for the day will indicated on the date. If there is a number written, it correlates with the behavior that your child struggled with that day (the key is located under the calendar).
Incentives
Each classroom has a reward system in place. Students that exemplify respect, responsibility and integrity will earn a reward. Please check your child's teachers webpage for their system.
Assessments
Assessments are done on all students.
Report cards are sent home at the end of every nine week period.
Your child is graded using Round Rock standards. Please check the RRISD website to see a sample report card.
Contact Information
Ms. Bishop
Contact Information
tanya_bishop@roundrockisd.org
(512) 428-3034
Mrs. Bohac
kimberly_bohac@roundrockisd.org
(512) 428-3025
Mrs. McBride
noelle_mcbride@roundrockisd.org
(512) 428-3035
Mrs. Miburn
kim_milburn@roundrockisd.org
(512) 428-3036
Mrs. Wilson
melanie_wilson@roundrockisd.org
(512) 428-3039
Mrs. Upshaw
michelle_upshaw@roundrockisd.org
(512) 428-3038
We are available between 10:50-11:40 while the kids are at specials.
We have team meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays during this time.
Questions ???
Thanks for coming! Have a great night!
Computer Lab
Additional Activities
Library
Each class will be using the computer lab.
We work on all academic areas in the lab.
Students are sent to the Library when they need to get new books. .
If a book is lost or damaged, then it must be paid for ($5.00).

Are you interested in After School Music lessons?

MIDI for Kids is an after-school music program offered here at Brushy Creek!
If you are interested in piano lessons (1st – 5th grades) or guitar lessons (4th-5th), stop by the music room tonight after your session.
Mrs. Rybczynski and Mr. Landrum will be available to answer any questions you may have.

How Can You Help?

Our Goals: $20,000 & 100% Participation

ANY amount helps the overall goal!

To Donate:
Look for the bright YELLOW envelope in this week’s Tuesday Folder; Fill out the Donation Form and send in with your child OR go online to make donation by credit card.

EMPLOYER MATCHING!!!
Instructions can be found at the FON Website:
fon.brushycreekpta.com

Employer Matching raised over 35% of the
funds in last year’s campaign!

fon.brushycreekpta.com

What is
Feather Our Nest? (FON)

BCE PTA’s Annual Fundraiser to replace all sales-based fundraisers (cookie dough, gift wrap, etc.) There is NOTHING to sell.

100% of your donation goes directly to the PTA and stays at BCE.

All Donations are 100% Tax Deductible
and eligible for Employer Matching
where available.

Thank You!

There is a Feather Our Nest table in the hallway by the cafeteria if you would like to donate this evening or if you have any questions.

fon.brushycreekpta.com

OR

Email: fon@brushycreekpta.com



Feather Our Nest runs Sept. 9th – Oct. 17th

fon.brushycreekpta.com

PTA’s Support at BCE

Some highlights of items paid for by BCE PTA this year:

Classroom Support and Supplies: $20,056
(Including $100 per teacher for spending for their classroom)
Educational Enrichment & Presentations
(Geography Man, Clubs, ICD, etc.): $20,538
Library -- $9,800
At-Risk Student Success Programs -- $3,085
Field Trips -- $8,781
Literacy Library -- $3,500
Technology -- $3,785
Character Development Programs -- $2,500
Campus Improvement & Beautification: $5,694

fon.brushycreekpta.com

FEATHER OUR NEST
Sept. 9th – Oct. 17th

How you can support BCE
And why it’s so important

fon.brushycreekpta.com

PTA Funds over $100 per student
for items such as:

Math enrichment programs/games
Workroom supplies
PE supplies
Teacher supply reimbursements
Int’l Children’s Day
At-risk student success programs
WATCH D.O.G.S. program
Beautification of school grounds

Technology purchases and upgrades
Computers and software
Interactive SMART/Promethean Boards
Library books and instructional magazines
Field trip expenses
Classroom equipment and supplies
Science supplies
Literacy Library

Why do we need FON?

fon.brushycreekpta.com

RRISD spends $88 per student
(for items other than staff salaries and building costs)

BCE PTA spends over $100 per student

Many items are not paid for by the school district and have to be supplemented by BCE PTA to keep our school up to date.

Why do we need FON?

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