Welcome to Meet the Teacher Night. Mrs. Matten Second Grade September 3, 2014. Goals for Students. Responsibility Effort Academics Social Skills Self-control of actions and words - Development of speaking, listening, and problem solving skills.
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September 3, 2014
Be Respectful – Be Responsible – Be Safe
…in order to create a safe, positive, and predictable learning environment.
Use self control
Purple = Outstanding (Wow! I am making fantastic behavior choices.
My teacher is proud of me.)
Blue = Role model (I am setting a good example for others to follow.)
Green = Ready to learn (I’m meeting all of the behavior expectations so my classmates and I can learn!)
Yellow = Warning (I need to start making better behavior choices.)
Orange = Reteach expectations (I will need to relearn behavior expectations during my time.)
Red = Parent Contact (I will need to write a letter to my parents about my behavior choices today and make a plan to follow the expectations.) – YELLOW THINK SHEET
My Week In Review
Homework folders are checked every morning. If something is missing I will highlight it as a reminder to students and they will not receive a sticker.
* Half way through the school year, one music class will be replaced with Phys. Ed.
Many topics are integrated throughout our Language Arts units. Some of the topics we expand upon are:
Plants, animal habitats, the moon and its phases, weather, different cultures, types of communities, etc.
Science Program: Students will be exploring how things CHANGE through inquiry based science.
STATE Reports: Culminating activity at end of the year. Students will choose a state to research
and write a report. There is an “At home”
piece.Social Studies and Science
There will be LOTS of writing in Second Grade. There are 4 writing units:
Tiny Topics notebooks to write any ideas that they might have to write about later.Writing
Spring Township Fire Station (Fall): writing units:
Wednesday Sept. 10, 1:00 – 2:00
Safety Trailer: Very informative and worthwhile presentation to teach students about fire hazards in the house. Ends with simulated “smoke” (fog machine) to allow children to practice safely exiting house. Asthma concerns?
911 call: Please have your child practice saying his/her address at home.
Hershey Museum (Spring):
All day field trip
Often there are more chaperones interested
than allowed by Hershey. If this happens,
I will choose randomly.Field Trips
child’s after school plans. (not in homework folder)
call the office to let them know.
- All school supplies are provided.