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Chapter 9/ Graphing
Students will use place value to understand addition..
ELA Focus Areas
In second grade we will be using the reading program National Geographic. In this unit we will be focusing on Close Reading strategies, looking at the main idea and supporting details. We will also be using writing strategies to create detailed narratives that improve our writing skills.
In reading, students will focus on story elements such as setting, main characters, problem, solution, and what was the author's message. recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse
cultures, and determine their central message, lesson or moral.
Collins Writing: Students will be able to work at their own pace on a variety of given writing prompts that will focus on details, capital letter and punctuation daily. At times, what is not completed during the day will go home as homework.
We will also work with Bloom's Taxonomy, developing and thinking about our level of thinking and how to raise it. This allows children to explain "Why" they gave a particular answer and gain a better understanding of how their peers also obtained their answers.
Positive Action: 8:30 -8:45-ish
Writing/ Grammar: 8:45-9:15
ELA : 9:15 -10:00
Center Work :10:00 - 10:45
Recess : 10:45 - 11:10
Lunch : 11:10 -11:35
Math /:11:35 - 12:30
Math Centers / 1:20 - 2:00
Specials : 12:30 - 1:15 /A - Music/, B- Art,/ C- Library,/ D - Gym-Health
Snack : 1:30 - 1:37
Science/ Social Studies : 2:00- 2:40
~ Tuesday / Double Special : 2:00 - 2:45
* WE WILL BE SWITCHING TO HEALTH ON APRIL 4th.
Parent volunteers play an important role in the reading fluency program in my classroom. Parents that choose to volunteer in my classroom will work one on one with each student reading. Allowing each student to read aloud from a trade book or fluency passage to gain fluency and comprehension skills. The experience of reading aloud is immeasurable and students gain so many skills. Please consider volunteering to help my students/ your child gain many literacy skills.
Part of regular homework in my classroom: encouraging students to read 10-15 minutes from a trade book of choice and to have a book available at all times to read when class work is completed. I encourage all students to sign up for a library card at Jacob Edward Library. Library cards are free and what a great resource.
Scholastic Book Orders
* Book orders have been minimal this year due to lack of interest in ordering. If there is a time your are interested, you may always order on line, please remember to notify so that I may authorize the order.
* Getting a book in your child's hands has so many benefits in their education and scholastic offers great books at great prices.
* Please remember than when you are ordering on line to send a note in your child's agenda so that I may contact Scholastic.
* When possible please write a check to Scholastic books when ordering.
** When students order books through Scholastic it allows the classroom to earn book points. With each earned book point, I have increased our classroom library tremendously. The books and summaries that students will complete are successful in part because of the large quantity of books available in our classroom. I encourage parents to take advantage of the great sales offered throughout the year and encourage your child to read.
Reading increases vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and takes us on a journey where we might not other wise experience. Keep READING! (Cash is exceptable, but a check made out to Scholastic Books is preferred).
Students will complete a variety of writing assignments geared towards strategies provided through John Collins professional workshops and to meet the strands and standards of the Massachusetts frameworks.
Students complete writing assignment in every subject area.
Within each paragraph we will be focusing on details, spelling, punctuation, and creating a minimum of 2 complete paragraphs. Our goal is to successfully write a minimum of 3 paragraph by the end of the year that demonstrates an understanding of given focus areas.
Class Supplies and Wishlist
Supplies Needed: PLEASE NO PENCIL BOXES
2-3 large boxes of tissues (Always in NEED)!
Dry erase markers/variety of colors, and eraser/ We never have enough markers!
Readiness to LEARN!
Please, no pencil boxes or notebook organizers, they take a tremendous amount of space and students will be using cubbies, not desks.
NOT NEEDED: Will be provided
Competitive Food Act
A new law has been put into place by the government to protect the health of your children known as The Competitive Food Act. Parents, please google and read any information in regards to this new law as it pertains to every family.
I know that students enjoy bringing cupcakes and special snacks to school on holidays and birthdays as a celebration. With the Food act in place schools are no longer allowing food celebrations. If guardians would still like to celebrate their child's birthday I would suggest any items that are not food related. (pencils, donate a favorite book to your child's classroom, stickers, fun erasers.....
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