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Second Grade Open House WCES

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Chelsea Howland

on 16 September 2015

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Transcript of Second Grade Open House WCES

in a second grader's shoes
Let's take a walk
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Request a conference if necessary.

Request to join the class email distribution list if you are not already on the list.

Please join PTA to support our classroom if you haven’t done so already.
Please make sure…
We follow the
Florida Standards
in Reading-Language Arts, and Math.

Florida follows the
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
for Science and Social Studies.

Welcome Parents
Our goals for Open House:
To help you understand the expectations of the 2nd grade Florida Standards.
To make you familiar with our routines and procedures.
To share information about how you, the parent, can better support your child’s learning.
Go Math.
Uses technology, manipulatives, and games for hands-on math discovery.
is replacing Lexia Reading, and also includes Math. Individualized program.
Moby Max
Computerized math and reading program that begins with a placement test, so the curriculum is tailored just for your child’s needs.
1st Nine Weeks

Odd/Even Numbers
Skip Counting
Place Value to 1,000
Reading and Writing Numbers in different forms

Basic Addition/Subtraction Facts
Word Problems
Solving basic facts fluently
Sums/Differences on a number line

Curriculum Goals
Our goals:
-build relationships with every student and their family
-make learning rigorous and relevant
-challenge scholars to their full potential

Our plan:
-more hands-on learning
-more student-lead lessons
-meet the needs of ALL learners by implementing Best Practices and Highly Effective strategies
WCES Open House

Journey's Series

Various fiction trade books and non-fiction books

Whole group instruction for 40 minutes
Response to instruction time (RtI) for 50 minutes.
*RtI is research based reading instruction that targets specific student needs.
Comprehension strategies we will study:

Incorporated among ALL subject areas
Explain how you know, justify why, tell the steps you used, etc.
Focus on informational and opinion-based writing, in addition to narritive writing
Core Connections Writing Program
Science Fusion
This program uses hands on experiments and activities, and incorporates active reading strategies.
We'll learn about:
Inquiry Skills
Earth Structures
Weather Patterns
Properties of Matter
Forces & Motion
Life Cycles
The Human Body
Social Studies
We will cover:
Citizenship and Government
Native Americans and Pilgrims
Immigration of the Past & Present
Important People in History
Maps and Globes
We will use non-fiction texts, interactive lessons, maps and as many primary resources as possible.
All second grade students take the following tests and skill checks:
Spelling Skill Check
Grammar/Writing Test
Story Comprehension check
Comprehension Skill Test

Math Skills Check-- (mid-way through a unit)
Math Tests (at completion of each unit)

Science or Social Studies Unit Test (at the end of each unit)
We will assign homework Monday through Thursday.
Homework is designed to reinforce skills learned in class.
20 minutes of reading
20 minutes of iReady will be assigned each night.
red spiral notebook


be used for spelling practice. The spelling activity grid will change each week. Please look in the notebook to find your child's differentiated spelling list each week.
Math practice items will be sent home daily and should be returned the following day. Math homework will be differentiated based on the level of understanding shown in class.
Homework that is not turned in on the due date will result in the student filling out a “Missing Homework Think Sheet”, which will go home for you to sign, and should be returned to school the next day, with the completed assignment.
These grades will be averaged to get your child’s grade for the nine week period.
Graded and checked work from the previous week will be sent home in the red Friday Work Folder.
Please review behavior and work habits needing improvement. Areas to work on will have a checkmark.

Please sign and return this folder.

Progress Reports
& Report Cards
Progress reports--sent home halfway through the nine week period. This report is given to provide you with an accurate picture of your child’s progress at that point. *Please sign and return this report.
Report Card--sent home at the end of the nine weeks to show you the overall progress for that grading period.
*Please sign and return one copy of the report card and the envelope.
Grading Scale
The second grade team grades tests/quizzes in the following way:
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89= B
70 - 79 =C
60 - 69= D
59 - 50= F

All other classwork and homework tasks are graded in the following way:
Check Plus--All work is correct
Check--80% or more is correct
Check Minus-- Less than 80% is correct
I-- Work is not complete, please complete and return.
School Wide Expectations
Our school is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with one another.
The expectations for students are:
Practice Safety
Act Responsibly
Will be Kind and
Show Respect
If a student chooses to break a rule…
1st Warning- Verbal
2nd Warning- After the verbal warning the individual teacher will use their classroom discipline system.

If your child reaches
on our classroom behavior plan, they will fill out a behavior think sheet.

Conduct Book
Students will complete a “Think Sheet” for missing homework, and for making poor behavior choices.
Student PAWS Binder
Great organizational tool for you and your student
Promotes responsibility.
Includes homework, reference materials, take home items, and the student planner.
We will use the planners as one form of communication between school and home, including your child’s behavior color for the day.
**Please check and sign daily. This shows students that we are working as a team.**
Tardies &
School, and instruction, starts promptly at 8:45 AM. Scholars should be in class by 8:40AM.
The first bell rings at 8:35am and the tardy bell rings at 8:45am. Please be on time to school.
If your student arrives after the tardy bell they MUST get a tardy slip at the front desk, as attendance is submitted electronically and they will have been marked as absent. Only the front office can adjust this when they arrive.
All tardies are unexcused. Five tardies equals one unexcused absence.
**Please note that if your child is absent you must send in a handwritten note to have it excused . Emails are no longer accepted.
Parents who are interested in volunteering on campus or chaperoning must be ADDitions approved and have a current application on file. Please visit www.ocps.net to complete these forms.
**A new system is being implemented, and volunteers will need to be assigned job tasks created by our Volunteer Coordinator. Please be sure you apply and click, "General Volunteer" in order to be able to help in class. Also click "chaperone a field trip" if you wish to be considered.
More information will be forthcoming.
We can't do it without you!
Let’s have a great year! Thank you all for attending Open House!
Sequence of Events
Compare and Contrast
Text and Graphic Features
Author's Purpose/Perspective
Cause and Effect
Story Structure
Drawing Conclusions
Main Idea and Details
Our standards cycle throughout the year, allowing more time to focus DEEPLY on each one with progressively more difficult text each time.
Going deeper allows for students to fully grasp concepts on more than just the surface level, translating into a life-long understanding.
2nd Nine Weeks

2 digit addition and subtraction
-adding 4 different numbers
-explaining strategies
-word problems
-add within 100 fluently

3 digit addition and subtraction
-add and subtract within 1,000

-names and values of coins
-names and values of bills
-word problems involving money
3rd Nine Weeks

Measuring Length
-Customary Units (inches, feet, yards, miles)
-Metric Units (centimeters, meters, kilometers)
-selecting the appropriate tool
-measuring objects
-estimating length
-adding and subtracting lengths
-adding/subtracting on a number line
-measurement on a line plot
4th Nine Weeks

-telling time to the hour, 1/2 hour and nearest 5 minutes

Picture and Bar Graphs
-how and when to use
-collecting data
-organizing data

Geometry and Fraction Concepts
-recognize and draw shapes
-partition rectangles
-partition circles

Questions, Comments?

Use a sticky note to post anonomously on our Twitter Board. We will compile an Open House follow-up email to send to all 2nd grade parents in the next few days.
Florida Standards Assessment
3rd Grade
(FSA begins in 3rd grade)
Multiple Step Problems
Read and Select Answers
Free Response after Reading
Grammar, Vocabulary Skills in Context
To create quality writing, you've got to be a:
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