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Open House

Ms. Falabella's classroom details

Erin Falabella

on 9 September 2014

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Ms. Falabella's Second Grade Class
Welcome to Open House!
About Me
About Me
BS Elementary Education
BS Special Education
M.ED Curriculum & Instruction
2014 is my 8th year teaching 2nd grade at Bicentennial.
Teaching English in Chile
Teaching and volunteering in Kenya
Things to do!
1. Sign up for a November conference.
(November 18th and 19th from 4:00-7:00)
2. Fill out blue and green paperwork - please leave them here!
3. Write your kiddo a quick note on the back of the note they left you. :)

How to stay updated!
Things are always happening at Bicentennial!
Check Websites Frequently!
Email Me!
Call me!
Language Arts
Scott Foresman Program
5 areas: Phonemic awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension.
Direct instruction
Exposure to literature
Written responses to literature
Daily 5 writing component
Letter Writing
Weekend News
Writing homework (occasional)
Bi - Weekly paragraph writing
Seasonal writing
Language Arts - Writing
10 words assigned every other Monday. 5 phonetic words and 5 sight words
Spelling Homework due: Thursday
ABC order
Rhyming words
Five sentences
Test every other Friday!
20 tested words. 10 original assigned words, 5 matching phonics words (bonus points), and 5 sight words from previous weeks.
Four day weeks = Homework due and test given Friday.
Daily calendar activities to reinforce math skills.
Days of the week, months, place value, tallies,
coins, even/odd, 10 more/10 less, fact families, and time.
Spanish vocabulary component
Daily greeting and Sharing
Calendar Math
Four units aligned with NH state and Common Core standards
Plants/Life cycles – Mrs. Clark
Animal Adaptations - Mrs. Gorvin
Rocks and Soil – Mrs. Sullivan
Properties and Matter - Ms. Falabella
Classes rotate every 6 weeks to a different classroom to learn a new Science unit.
Social Studies
Maps and Globes of our World
American Historical Figures
Leadership in our Country
Producers and Consumers (goods and services)
Scholastic News will be read weekly. Includes information on current events in a kid-friendly format.
Classroom Routines
Birthday notices sent home at least 1 week in advance.
Can reschedule if needed.
Half-birthdays will be celebrated
for summer birthdays.
No food please!
Nut safe room!
Paperwork will be sent home Monday and due the following Monday.
Star of the Week paper, pictures, and book to be read aloud.
Star of the Week
8:45 - Morning Work
9:15 – Calendar
9:40 – Math
10:45 – Recess
11:00 – Lunch and Recess
11:45 – Language Arts
1:20 – Specialist
2:15 – Snack
2:30 – Science/Social Studies
3:10 – Planner and Pack-up
Daily Schedule
Behavior Plan
Classroom Expectations
Posted and discussed
1. Be respectful
2. Be responsible
3. Be safe

Behavior Plan
1. Verbal Warning (yellow)
2. Behavior Reflection (orange)
4. Behavior Reflection, note sent home, loss of pom – pom from bucket. (red)
Positive Reinforcement:
1. Catch-up folders, Behavior color daily
2. Bucket Fillers – pom-poms earned for positive behavior.
3. Puzzle Jar – whole class incentive.
Behavior Plan
Homework should not exceed 30 minutes per night. If your child is struggling with homework, please let me know! Modifications can be made.
Once your child understands the directions, allow them time to complete the assignment.
Please check over homework and stress the importance of completeness and neatness.
If an assignment is not passed in on time, an “Oooops note” will be sent home as a reminder.
Incomplete homework will be sent home as homework over the weekend.
Please initial your child’s planner every night!
Homework Policy
- Spelling Homework (ABC order, Rhyming words, and sentences) due Thursday

Phonics Reader
Continue working on spelling homework

Spelling homework (ABC order, Rhyming words, and sentences) due tomorrow!

Spelling Sunflower/Study words

No homework will be given on Friday unless your child has unfinished work/homework from the week that he/she needs to catch up on. In this case, it will be sent home with a “please finish and return” note attached.
Homework Schedule - Week 1
Classroom Donations
Napkins, paper towels, tissues, magnetic tape, plastic spoons, stickers, books, small prizes for prize box, expo markers, pocket folders, pencils, vis a vis markers, manila folders, crayons, highlighters, markers.
Donations are greatly appreciated!
Things to do before you leave!
Sign up for a November conference.
Fill out blue and green paperwork, leave here!
Write your child a quick note on the back of the note they left you.
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Library
Wednesday - Computers
Thursday - Gym
Friday - Art
Certificate Program - ELL
The Daily 5!
The Daily 5!
The Daily 5
The Daily Five is a literacy structure that teaches independence and
gives children the skills needed to create a lifetime love of reading and writing.

Consists of five tasks that are introduced individually.

When all five tasks have been introduced and the children are fully engaged in reading and writing activities, we are able to work with small groups and confer with children one on one.

Common Core Standards
Adopted by 45 states in the U.S
"The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers." -CCSS Mission Statement
Common Core Language Arts

Reading Literature

Reading Informational Text

Reading Foundational Skills (phonics and fluency)

Writing (Opinion, Informative, Explanatory, Narrative)

Speaking and Listening

Language (grammar, conventions, and vocabulary)

Common Core Math
•Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

•Add and subtract within 20.

•Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.

•Extend the counting sequence.

• Understand place value.

•Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

•Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units.

•Tell and write time.

•Represent and interpret data.

•Reason with shapes and their attributes.

What's New??
I-Ready Assessment
Grades K-5 will take I-ready in September, January, and May
Computer-based and individualized
Pin points areas in need of improvement for every student in Reading and Math
Provides "next steps" action plan for teachers
Move towards Smarter Balance

Homework Schedule - Week 2
Review Vocabulary


Continue writing/comprehension assignment

Study Vocabulary

Common Core
xtra math
Six vocabulary words assigned bi-weekly.
Definitions developed together in class.
Definition list sent home to be studied.
Test every other Friday - Students will be asked to put each vocabulary word into a sentence that shows the
of the word.
- "My rubber ducky will
on top of the water." NOT "I like to
Standards-Based Report Card Pilot
N = Not yet demonstrated P = Progressing toward the end of year
B = Beginning to progress M = Met the end of year standard
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