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Welcome to Montgomery Knolls Elementary School. 2010-2011. We welcome you to the MKES Family and we anticipate a great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders. MKES School Wide Expectations Respect Yourself and Others

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We welcome you to the MKES Family and we anticipate a great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.


MKES School Wide Expectations great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

Respect Yourself and Others

Take care of and show pride in your school

Give your best effort every day


Student Schedule great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

Second Grade


Mornings
Mornings great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

The School Day begins at 8:40 am

8:40-8:50 Opening

8:50-9:05 Morning Work


Specials
Specials great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

9:05-9:50 Specials

P.E.

Music

Art

Media

Technology Lab

* Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Whitehorn’s students are split among the other 2nd grade classes.


Morning block
Morning Block great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

10:00-10:45 Writing

(Friday- Social Studies/ Science)

10:45-11:00 Phonics

11:00-12:00 Math

12:00-12:30 Intervention

Extra Math


Lunch and recess
Lunch and Recess great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

12:30- 1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:30 Recess

Recess Aides: Mrs. Negash

and Ms. Johnson


Afternoon
Afternoon great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

1:30-3:00 Reading

Whole Group

DEAR Time

Guided Reading

Centers

3:05 Dismissal


Specialists and support staff
Specialists and Support Staff great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

Reading and writing: Mrs. Michaels

Math teacher: Ms. Brophy

ESOL Teachers: Mrs. Shin & Ms. Gibson

Para- Educator:

Mrs. Gascon


Behavior policy
Behavior Policy great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

Each classroom established ground rules and expectations that can be found in your child’s classroom.

Each classroom uses a traffic stoplight to monitor student behavior on a daily basis.


Homework policy
Homework Policy great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

Students are expected to spend 20-30 minutes on homework Monday through Thursday.

Spelling homework is bi-weekly.

In addition, students are expected to read for 15 minutes every night.

Homework with feedback will be sent home in their Thursday folders.


2 nd grade homework
2 great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.nd Grade Homework

Monday - Thursday

Spelling or Reading: I completed my practice page/spelling homework

(every other week).

Math: I completed my practice page.

Reading: I read for at least 15 minutes.

  • √+ Student has completed 4 days of homework.

  • √ Student has completed 3 days of homework.

  • √- Student has completed 2 or 1 days of homework.

  • 0 Student has not competed any homework.


Grading scale
Grading Scale great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

Most assignments are graded on the

1-4 scale.

1-Minimal Understanding

2-Developing Understanding

3-General Understanding

4-Complete Understanding


Learning skills report
Learning Skills Report great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

  • Every other Thursday, your child will come home with Learning Skills Report that will inform you of their effort and behaviors in class.

  • Please sign and return them the next school day.


Learning Skills are evaluated with a code great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.:I = Independently L = Limited Prompting F= Frequent Prompting R = Rarely NI= Not Enough Information

Effort

-Task Completion:

  • Returned Completed Homework

    I L F R NI

  • Dates of Incomplete Homework:

    Completed Classwork

    I L F R NI

  • Incomplete Classwork:

    -Participation:

  • Engaged in Learning Tasks

    I L F R NI

Behavior

-Teamwork:

  • Cooperated with Others Toward Common Goals

    I L F R NI

    -Rules and Procedures:

  • Followed Oral and Written Directions

    I L F R NI

  •  Exercised Self Control

    I L F R NI


Data notebooks
Data Notebooks great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

  • Data Notebooks are to show student progress.

  • They will be periodically sent home to be reviewed with parents.

  • Data Notebooks should be returned to school in a timely manner.


Helpful tips
Helpful Tips: great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

  • be at school every day

  • be on time every day

  • look in your child backpack every night.

  • make sure your child knows his/her:

    •        full name

    •        address

    •        phone number


What is your child learning
What Is Your Child Learning? great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

  • This year we are focusing on inferencing skills

  • What is inferencing?

    • Inferencing is a conclusion reached through reasoning. Inference is used to reach conclusions when information is implied but not stated as a certainty. You make inferences about story elements based in details in a story.


Why inferencing
Why Inferencing? great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

  • It is a higher level thinking skill.

  • Some describe inferencing as the heart of the reading process.

  • It improves the reader’s ability to construct meaning.


Let s try it
Let’s Try It! great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

  • Picture Interpretation: I see…I think…I wonder….


Let s try it1
Let’s Try It! great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

  • Reading Passage:

    • He put on his cleats and jersey. He grabbed his practice ball and ran out to the car. His mom yelled, “Don’t forget your water!”


To contact us
To contact us: great new year. Our staff at MKES is dedicated to lifelong learning and we hold high expectation for all stakeholders.

Phone Numbers:

301-431-7667

Website:

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/knollses/


Thank you so much for all your support. Please take time to go explore your child’s classroom.

Mrs. Brady Room 305

Mrs. Mitchell Room 304

Mrs. Arens Room 306

Mrs. Whitehorn Room 311

Mrs. Jones Room 312

Mrs. Johnson Room 307

Ms. Weinstein Room 308

Ms. Livengood Room 309


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