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Second grade family orientation

As we wait:

Please write the goals and dreams you have for your child on the star!

You may also complete your paperwork packet.

Both are on top of your folder. 

SECOND grade family orientation

August 20th, 2013 • University of Pittsburgh Team



Academic expectations
Academic Expectations

COLLEGE

To AND Through!

Share! 


Objectives and agenda
Objectives and Agenda

Objectives:

  • Meet other members of our classroom community

  • Become familiar with second grade expectations

  • Share ways to support your child’s progress

    Agenda 


Agenda
Agenda

  • Meet the Teachers

  • Summer School

  • The Basics

  • Goals

  • School Systems

  • Incentives

  • Read, Baby, Read!

  • Me Pockets

  • Dismissal Procedures

  • Questions


It s nice to meet you
It’s nice to meet you!

Mr. Ellerbee

Mr. Davis

Senorita Rodriguez

Mr. Perrella

Ms. Peters

Ms. Young

Ms. Li

Ms. Trunk

Ms. Ringer

Mrs. Peralta

Ms. Levine


Why university of pittsburgh
Why University of Pittsburgh?

* Interactive p. 3


Agenda1
Agenda

  • Meet the Teacher

  • Summer School

  • The Basics

  • Goals

  • School Systems

  • Incentives

  • Read, Baby, Read!

  • ME Pockets

  • Dismissal Procedures

  • Questions


Summer school overview
Summer School Overview

  • Help our students readjust to the SPARK environment

  • Teach the cultural and behavioral expectations

  • Invest students in learning


Summer school overview 8 26 8 30
Summer School Overview: 8.26-8.30

  • 7:30 AM-12:30 PM, Monday through Friday

  • Uniforms mandatory

  • Homework daily

  • Rewards and consequences systems in place

    • SPARKbucks store (SPARK It! Market) begins Friday! 

* Handbook p. 21

* Handbook p. 20-21


Agenda2
Agenda

  • Meet the Teacher

  • Summer School

  • The Basics

  • Goals

  • School Systems

  • Incentives

  • Read, Baby, Read!

  • ME Pockets

  • Dismissal Procedures

  • Questions


Saturday school
Saturday School

  • One Saturday a month

  • Diversity and Tolerance in our Community

  • Enriching experiences on campus

  • Attendance counts towards

    earned field trips

* Handbook p. 16


Specials
Specials

  • Spanish

  • Music

  • Art

  • Science

  • Social Studies


Family resource folder
Family Resource Folder

  • Weekend review and homework supplement

  • Important Features

    • Spelling words

    • Thousands Chart

    • ELA and math trimester skills

  • Trimester 2 and 3 Resource Folders

*Resource Folder


Agenda3
Agenda

  • Meet the Teacher

  • Summer School

  • The Basics

  • Goals

  • School Systems

  • Incentives

  • Read, Baby, Read!

  • ME Pockets

  • Dismissal Procedures

  • Questions


2013 2014 goals
2013-2014 Goals

  • We have big goals for our SPARKsters, but we know YOU have big goals for them, too! What are some areas you would like to see growth and improvement in this year?

  • Ex.: I want Skye to become more outgoing and confident this year.

  • Ex.: I want Jordan to go to college and eventually become a lawyer!

* Interactive p. 5


Big goals
Big Goals

Reading Goals

95% at Level N

ALL at STEP 10

Math Goals

  • Fluency with addition and subtraction facts

  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Multiplication facts


Agenda4
Agenda

  • Meet the Teacher

  • Summer School

  • The Basics

  • Goals

  • School Systems

  • Incentives

  • Read, Baby, Read

  • ME Pockets

  • Dismissal Procedures

  • Reminders 


Important school systems
Important School Systems

Keeping us safe and having fun!


Dress code
Dress Code

Appropriate Inappropriate

*Handbook p. 21-22


Staying warm
Staying Warm

  • At SPARK, we love to go outside and play. Please make sure that your child comes to school when it is cold with a warm jacket, gloves, and hat so they are able to participate in outdoor activity.

  • In the classroom, students may wear a SPARK sweatshirt or a navy blue sweater/sweatshirt/cardigan

    • Sweaters must be solid navy with no designs or brands

    • Please label sweaters and SPARK sweatshirts with your child’s name!

Yes!

No!


Work hard be nice be safe
Work hard. Be nice. Be safe.

Great Day!

Scholar earns $6 on paycheck.

A few reminders to make goodchoices. Scholar earns $3 on paycheck.

There was a major issue or student had many reminders to follow class rules.

Scholar earns $0 on paycheck.

Every day, scholars also have the opportunity to earn $4 when their homework is NEAT and COMPLETE.

* Handbook p. 18-19


Daily log
Daily Log

What are some rewards and consequence systems you use at home?

How does this correlate to the daily log?

* Handbook p. 18


Homework dinner for your sparkster s brain
Homework: Dinner for your SPARKster’s brain 

Homework Expectations:

  • Complete Sentences

  • Neatness

  • Completeness

  • Materials – write with pencil, color with crayon

  • Name on every page (because we often tear out pages to show great work! )

  • Front log and inside reading log signed each night by family member

* Handbook p. 20-21



Agenda5
Agenda

  • Meet the Teachers

  • Summer School

  • The Basics

  • Goals

  • School Systems

  • Incentives

  • Read, Baby, Read!

  • Me Pockets

  • Dismissal Procedures

  • Questions


Sparkbucks
SPARKbucks!

  • Students earn money based on their…

    • attendance,

    • homework completion ($2 for neat HW + $2 for complete), and

    • Color ($6 = green, $3 = yellow, $0 = red).

  • Students can earn bonus dollars, or “SPARK Power Points” for excellence in academics or character.

  • Students can spend their money at the school store on Friday.


Other incentives
Other incentives!

  • Free choice… daily!

  • Student of the week

  • Monthly incentive parties!

    • 80% of the month on green

  • Special incentive parties!

    • Complete break HW

  • Field trips

    • MOY and EOY based solely on attendance


Agenda6
Agenda

  • Meet the Teacher

  • Summer School

  • The Basics

  • Goals

  • School Systems

  • Incentives

  • Read, Baby, Read!

  • Me Pockets

  • Dismissal Procedures

  • Questions


Read baby read
Read, Baby, Read!

  • At least 30 minutes daily!

  • Our end of year goal is for scholars to independently read chapter books at Level N or beyond

  • Accelerated Reader


The reality
The Reality

Facts About Children's Literacy

Children who are read to at home have a higher success rate in school.

  • The NCES1 also reported that children who were read to frequently are also more likely to: 

    • count to 20, or higher than those who were not (60% vs. 44%) 

    • write their own names (54% vs. 40%) 

    • read or pretend to read (77% vs. 57%) 

      Children who read frequently develop stronger reading skills.

      Source: National Education Association http://www.nea.org/grants/13662.htm


What does level n look like
What does Level N look like?

  • Chapters

  • Multiple characters

  • Rich vocabulary

  • Variety of texts

  • Emphasis on comprehension,

    not decoding


What we learned last year t1 data from 2012 13 2 nd grade
What we learned last year… T1 data from 2012-13 2nd grade…

66

39



Literacy benefits
Literacy Benefits

Literacy skills impact every aspect of child development and adult life. Adults who are more literate are more likely to:

  • Read to their children and discuss school topics;

  • Be employed full time and receive a higher income;

  • Use the Internet and email;

  • Seek varied sources of information

  • Vote, volunteer, and access information about current local and national events

    Source: http://www.ncladvocacy.org/HealthLiteracyFactst2009/AdultLiteracyFacts2009.pdf


Agenda7
Agenda

  • Meet the Teacher

  • Summer School

  • The Basics

  • Goals

  • School Systems

  • Incentives

  • Read, Baby, Read!

  • Me Pockets

  • Dismissal Procedures

  • Questions


Me pockets
ME Pockets!

  • Me Pockets are one page filled with magazine cut outs, hand drawn pictures or photographs of things that tell the class about your scholar and his/her life!

I LOVE to cook!

My favorite holiday and

time of year is Christmas

I performed with the National Tour of the Broadway show

“42nd Street

In the fall I love to

go pick a pumpkin!

My favorite place to

be is on the beach!


Agenda8
Agenda

  • Meet the Teacher

  • Summer School

  • The Basics

  • Goals

  • School Systems

  • Incentives

  • Read, Baby, Read!

  • Me Packets

  • Dismissal Procedures

  • Questions


Dismissal procedures
Dismissal Procedures

  • Changes this year (due to the growth of our network and the need to align ourselves with other elementary schools)

  • This year we are limiting the ability to make dismissal changes

  • TEAM elementary can only accept changes:

    • If the changes is initiated by phone prior to 8:00 a.m.

    • when a family calls the “bus change” extension of the main office

    • *Your bus change is only confirmed after speaking with the office manager via text, phone call, or email.

Handbook p.9


What do each of these people have in common
What do each of these people have in common?

Are they all geniuses? Are they all gifted and naturally talented?


These three Individuals are successful because they

PRACTICED

their craft for at least 10,000 HOURS!

At SPARK, we believe that our children can be just as successful in their education and careers

if they develop a skill and desire to read that motivates them to PRACTICE THEIR READING!


______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

WORKING TOGETHER

the SPARK School Community can produceGREAT READERS!

* Interactive p.5


Classroom website
Classroom Website!___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  • I will be utilizing a classroom website for students and parents!

  • www.teacherweb.com/NJ/SPARKAcademy/MissPeters

  • You can find:

    • Weekly news (can subscribe by email!)

    • Homework

    • Important calendar days

    • Pictures

    • Important documents


Questions
Questions ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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