Please find your child’s seat! As you wait please…. • Take a look at the papers on your child’s desk • Take the quiz about your child Back-To-School Night Mrs. Schwenk’s 2nd Grade Room 121 About Me • Graduated from West Chester University in 1997 • 15th year at NC! • Contact Information – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Phone- 610-469-5105 (office) before and right after school – I check email daily-before school, around lunch time, afternoons and early evening – Pick-up changes- please write a note or email before ASAP • Specials • • • • • Day 1 : Library Day 2: Music Day 3: Art Day 4: Art/Guidance/PE/Music Day 5: PE Class Procedures & Policies • Behavior policy-clip chart system • Check planner daily for color of the day • Please sign planners-I check at the end of the day • Take home folder • Homework – 15 minutes of reading a night (Calendar in front of planner. Please initial each time student reads 20 min. Have them write title(s) of books read. Will start next week.) – Math homework (to be checked by parents!) – Birthdays • As per school policy, all students need to be invited to a party if you would like to have your child hand out their invitations at school • Non-edible treats may be shared Typical Day in 2nd Grade • • • • • • Arrival Morning work 8:40 Word Study 9:00 Writing Snack around 9:30ish 9:40 Reading Mini Lesson • 10:00 Readers Workshop and Guided Reading • 10:45-11:15 Tier Time • 11:15 Recess • • • • • 11:40 Lunch 12:05 Math 1:25 Specials 2:15 Rocket Math 2:25 Social Studies/Science • 3:00 Pack up/Mail/jobs • Dismissal at 3:08 Snack • Please remember we are a peanut and tree nut free school! No snacks with nuts is a must! Word Study – Word Study rubric will look different – Monday-Friday cycle – HW: M-Th – Assessment on Fridays – Refer to Parent explanation letter – Practice discovery-own words Lucy Calkins Reading • Readers’ Workshop- first year of Lucy Calkins reading program • Reflects 21st century global standards • Aligns with writing units • Unit 1- working towards big goals of reading with fluency, stamina, and comprehension, tackling hard words, thinking more deeply. • Unit 2- Nonfiction- Grow knowledge by paying attention to detail, keywords, asking questions, think of what it’s teaching you, text features • Unit 3- Bigger Books mean “Amping up Reading Power”-fluency, rereading to bring characters to life and discuss literary language, keeping track of longer books • Unit 4- Series Book Clubs- become experts on characters and author’s craft ELA Parent Web Resources • PDF of ELA parent resource links on my webpage • Grade level expectations • Standard-Based Grading • Parent information • Understanding the ELA program k-6 • Grammar, Conventions, Language Usage Expectations Social Studies • Citizenship • Map Skills: using a map, landforms • U.S. History – Constitution – Importance of the American Flag, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance – Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, the White House, national monuments, etc. – Famous people in history Science • Investigations • The Solar System- Space Fair in May • States of Matter • Living things: animals and their adaptations and natural instincts Everyday Math • • • • • • Homework Books – Answers in books – Please check at home - I will check if completed in AM – Write a note on the page if extra help is needed; I will help your child when we return to that concept or in a small group that day or week Tool kits, whiteboards, games School Math Journal Resources online for extra help; passwords in your child’s planners http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com- find link on web pagethis has information for parents- PDF of MRB (Math Resource Book), you can print out homework or answer keys. Teaching your child to add two digit (or larger) numbersplease don’t confuse them!!! Math-a few changes.. • EDM 4- engineered for common core • Revisits topics regularly for long-term learning and depth of knowledge • Friday- game day • 2-day open response lessons (odd units) • No study guides • Assessments- 2 days Big Areas in Math • • • • • Base 10 notation Fluency with addition and subtraction Standards units of measure Describing and analyzing shapes Time and money EDM Students Reference Books • You may sign out an EDM Students Reference book to keep at home for the year • All books must be returned at the end of the year Volunteering • Actual updated clearances need to be on file in the office- new OJR policy that they are updated yearly. • Read sight words with students • Parties • Field Trip (start to get clearances updated now- check with Kathy Snyder) (fall?) Skyward • Update email addresses for emails. • I send an updated newsletter every weekend via Skyward email addresses. (I cannot change your information.) • PTO!!! School Wires Web Page • My web page has all of my information on it. You can find: • • • • • Newsletters Special schedule/ calendar Daily schedule Homework assignments Links to academic websites Facebook and Pinterest • North Coventry Elementary has a page on Facebook- “like” us for reminders and events • Pinterest has a page for parent and teacher resources Partial Sums Addition • Write 45 + 38 ? Thank you for coming!