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Welcome to 2nd Grade!

All the information you and your child need to know for a successful year!!
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Andrea Hawkins

on 15 February 2016

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Transcript of Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Meet Mrs. Hawkins
Daily Schedule
7:45-8:15 Wake-Up Work, Unpack and Attendance
8:15-8:30 Devotion
8:30-9:15 Reading/Language Arts (Group Instruction)
9:15-10:00 Readers/Writers Workshop (Independent Spelling,
Language & Word Study)
10:00-11:00 Math Lesson (Group and Independent Instruction)
11:00-11:30 Lunch
11:30-12:05 Recess
12:05-1:00 Special Areas (music, spanish, computers, PE)
1:00-1:30 Math Workshop (Independent Work and Review)
1:30-2:50 Social Studies
2:50-3:00 Pack up & Good-bye

Science is a Pull Out program
with Mr. Moore.
Academics
Ready for
Science
Science and Social Studies


Concepts we cover:
Living/Nonliving Things
Animals
Plants
Living Things in Their Environments
Exploring Earth's Surface
Natural Resources
Weather
Solar System
Matter
Light and Heat
Sound
Motion
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
Government
Leaders
Maps and Locations
Land and Water Resources
Early America
Heroes and Holidays
World Cultures
Producers and Consumers
Barter and Trade
Inventors
In Math, there are many opportunities for students to learn through hands-on activities. The students take control of their own learning through using different manipulatives and strategies taught throughout the year.
Math
Through the use of the Houghton Mifflin Reading Series, 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 weekly in a Writing Workshop which consists of mini lessons of writing traits and skills.
Reading/Language Arts
Reading
Writing
Concepts we cover:
Fiction texts
Expository texts
Literary Nonfiction texts
Poetry
Media
Drama
Retelling
Monitor/Adjust comprehension
Phonics/Decoding/Fluency
Predict/Infer
Question/Evaluate/Summarize
Making Connections
Research
Vocabulary Development
Concepts we cover:
Personal Narratives
Reading Responses
Letters
Research
Persuasive Writing
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)
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 curriculum at concordia 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 in the classroom.

Techniques taught:
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Drawing
Collage
Clay
Weaving
The goal of elementary music at Concordia 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
Homework
Homework
Parents
Please read with your child and sign the reading log every night.
Check the Take-home folder daily for corrected assignments or forms from the office.
Friday folders are not used in Second Grade.
Volunteers
Birthdays
We love to celebrate birthdays! Here's how you can help it go smoothly on your child's special day.
Birthdays
To celebrate:
The class will begin the day by singing happy birthday to your child.
Students are not allowed to exchange invitations.
No treats can be passed out at school.
See handbook for further clarification.
Behavior Procedures
Behavior in the Classroom
Cougar Attendance
Expectations
Absences
Inform the office
Inform Mrs. Hawkins
Tardies
7:45 Wake Up Work
8:00 Tardy
Classroom Incentives
2nd Grade Expectations
Classroom Guidelines
Respect peers, adults and school property.
Follow directions, use time wisely, and stay on task.
Appropriate behavior in all areas of the school (hallway, restroom, specials, cafeteria, recess and with Substitutes).
Strive for quality work.
Homework turned in on time.
Grading Procedures & Assessments
Quarterly assessments will be given to all students.
Students will receive number grades for assignments.
Communication
Communication
If you think of something later...please feel free to contact me via email or note !! :)
Questions
Thanks for coming!
Computer Lab
Library
Each class visits the computer lab twice a week for 30 minutes.
We work on all academic areas in the lab.
Students are sent to the Library when they need to get new books. .
We also have library time on Wednesday to hear new books and check out.
Please come in and find your seat.
Married to
Marvin, for 21 years!
We have two beautiful children
--Raven (20) and Niles (18)--
I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and later attained a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Daily Schedule
Specials/Extras
More Specials
FUN FACTS:
Love researching current trends in education.
Love Technology
I have many allergies
**almonds
chocolate
flowers
citrus/acidic foods

Imagine Will Smith in Hitch...
Love learning Bible truths and growing in my faith.
Homework is usually loaded on the website on Friday evenings but can be posted as late as Monday morning.
All homework is due by Friday unless otherwise stated.
10 points deducted for late homework.
5 points deducted for improper heading.
Volunteer
OPPORTUNITIES
A. Room Mom or Dad

B. Class Parties
C. Fieldtrips

A. Take-Home Folder

B. Class Website
All information for the class will be located on the class website. Subscribing to and visiting the site weekly will keep you in the know.
http://www.thecanterburyschool.org/

Students are expected to follow the class and school rules at all times. Students that are not able to do so will...

1. Conference with Mrs. Hawkins
2. Be removed from activities
3. Complete a Think Sheet
4. Speak with a Parent
5. Conference with Principal
What's New in
Second Grade




Apple Drive - September
Smartphone donations
I am a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and was blessed to attend grade school here at Concordia when I was a young student
.


I have B/A in Sports Management and minor in Christian Education from Pfeiffer University. Currently, I am in my last year of taking online classes at Liberty University in the area of counseling.


My interests are Bible study, sports, entertaining, cooking and sharing my faith with others. My favorite charity is the Pregnancy Care Center of Catawba County. In lieu of gifts during seasonal times of the year, I would be very grateful for donations to this charity.
Chapel
Every Monday and Thursday, students will attend Chapel in St. Anne Episcopal Church
(weather permitting).
Love being with my family.
D. Special Events
Spelling
Concepts we cover:
Vowel-Consonant e
Consonant Clusters
Double Consonants
Dipthongs
Digraphs
Blends
Prefix/Suffix
Concepts we cover:
Addition Facts and Strategies
Subtraction Facts and Strategies
Place Value
Number Concepts and Patterns
Two and Three-Digit Addition
Two and Three-Digit Subtraction
Data and Graphs
Probability
Count and Use Money
Time
Solid/Plane Figures
Patterns
Length/Perimeter/Area
Weight/Mass/Capacity/Temperature
Fractions
Introduction to Multiplication and Division
email: www.hawkinsa@thecanterburyschool.org
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Website: www.thecanterburyschool.org
I have been teaching for 27 years, working with grades PK-6
Lead Reading Teacher
Written early childhood curriculum
Talented and Gifted teacher
Preschool and Elementary school administration
E. Dads Club
Attendance
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