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Back to School 2013
Transcript of Back to School 2013
2013 - 2014
Meet Mrs. Armstrong
Lives in Valley Center
Married - 3 Sons
Not related to the "Valley Center Armstrong Clan"
Teaching credential from CSUSM
M.S. in Educational Technology from CSUF (Dec. 2013)
3rd year teaching 2nd grade (Lilac & Primary)
3rd, 4th, 5th: (Lilac), 6th:VCMS, 4th: Pauma,
K - 8: Palomar Mountain School
8:30 Daily 5 Literacy Block
12:45 Read Aloud
1:30 Science/Social Studies/P.E/Art
1:50 Pack Up/Clean up/Review
2nd Grade Big Ideas
Simple machines (levers, gears, pulleys, ramps)
Life cycles of plants and animals
Rocks and minerals
Family heritage/life long ago
Heroes/Making a difference
Weekly Homework Packets
Packets sent home every Monday to be returned on Friday
Read 20 minutes/day
Spelling, Math, Language Arts
I will NEVER send work home that has not been taught and practiced in class!
If at any time, homework is too difficult, taking too long, or the level of frustration is high, please email, call or send a note.
Report cards are based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and indicate the level of mastery in each strand.
Progress reports and report cards are sent home each trimester.
Respect school, personal property & others
Keep hands, feet & objects to yourself
Use kind words & actions towards others
Follow directions promptly the first time
Work Quietly - Do not disturb others who are working
Work and play safe
Praise from teacher, class & parents
Positive self esteem
Friday "Star Ticket" drawing
Recess time out
Note or phone call home
Calls before or after school
Items for prize box
We are a team. It takes both parents and teacher working together to have a successful student! I look forward to working with both you and your child this year.
Common Core State Standards
Language Arts & Literacy
New for 2013 - 2014
CCSS testing to begin in 3rd grade and beyond next year
Pay close attention to details; answer who, what, where, when, why & how questions
Determine the lesson/moral of stories & fables
Write an opinion about a book using details to support opinion
Write stories with a beginning, middle, & end
Take part in conversations linking their comments to others; ask appropriate questions to get information or deepen understanding
2nd Grade DRA
entering: 16 exiting: 28
Know all sums of one-digit numbers by memory
Solve addition/subtraction word problems
Quickly add with sums of 20 or less (11 + 8)
Quickly subtract from a number 20 or less (16 - 9)
Understand place value to three-digits
Add & subtract two & three-digit numbers (regroup)
Solve addition/subtraction word problems involving length
Build, draw, & analyze both 2 and 3 dimensional shapes