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welcome to our classroom

Welcome to “OUR” Classroom

Welcome to

Curriculum Night!

  • I received my Bachelors degree from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. I finished my Masters degree at Piedmont College summer of 2010. I am currently pursuing my Educational Specialist Program in Teacher Leadership through Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.
  • This is my 6th year of teaching. I have taught grades K, 2, & 4.
  • This is truly a very rewarding and fulfilling job for me because of YOUR children!!
  • I believe you and I are a team in ensuring your child is engaged and excited about their learning!
jaguars class behavior plan
JAGUARS“Class Behavior Plan”
  • -“Love and Logic” Respect and Logical Consequences. Teach kids to think for themselves, take responsibility and become problem solvers.
  • Passport- school-wide behavior plan
  • Rewards
  • -Paw prints
  • -Fun Friday
  • -“Caught you Being Good” Stickers
  • Consequences
  • -Wisdom walks, signed passports, “Think About It” Sheet and phone calls home
  • School wide discipline plan
  • Orange passports will go home on Fridays for parents to initial unless there is a behavior issue that needs to be addressed that day
  • Specials teachers and lunch monitors may also write in your child’s passport if there is an issue
love and logic
Love and Logic
  • Our Grade Level Philosophy
  • Guiding students to make decisions with logical consequences
  • Putting students behavior in their own hands
  • Prepares students for real world
  • In 2nd grade we encourage students to be more independent
  • Agendas
  • Bringing homework to and from school
  • Passports
  • Organization skills
  • Everyday Behavior
our daily schedule
Our Daily Schedule
  • 8:20-8:30: Jaguar News/ Attendance/ Lunch count
  • 8:30-9:15: Math
  • 9:15-11:00: ELA/ Writing
  • 11:00-11:40: Specials
  • 11:45-12:05: Recess
  • 12:09-12:39: Lunch
  • 12:50-1:35: Response to Intervention
  • 1:35-2:15: Saxon Phonics/ Spelling/ Vocabulary Work
  • 2:15-2:50: Science/ Social Studies
  • 2:50-3:00: Pack-up
  • 3:00: Dismissal
homework parent communication
Homework & Parent Communication
  • Jaguar Folders

- Go home everyday and return everyday

- Homework turned in every morning

- Notes and Lunch Money

Parent Communication

- Email

- Passport

- Weekly Newsletter – Check website and email

- Voice Mail x361057

-Student Led fall conferences


weekly hwk assignments
Weekly Hwk Assignments:
  • Monday: Reading Comprehension Packet
  • Tuesday: Vocabulary/Math worksheet
  • Wednesday: Jumpstart
  • Thursday: Study for weekly spelling test, vocab. test, and timed math fluency
  • Friday: No Hwk!!!
  • -NOTE: Homework can always change weekly due to the instruction students need with each standard.
four blocks literacy model
Four Blocks Literacy Model
  • Phonics
  • Guided Reading
  • Writers Workshop
  • Sustained Silent Reading (SSR or D.E.A.R)
saxon phonics
Saxon Phonics
  • Saxon Phonics
  • Daily Phonics Skill Practice

-Builds reading and writing skills

    • Word Chunks
    • Spelling Patterns
weekly spelling
Weekly Spelling
  • Every Monday students will receive a new spelling list to be glued in their agenda.
  • Next, they are to study their spelling words at home daily in order for them to master the list.
  • There will be word work done in class throughout the week for spelling practice.
  • Spelling tests will be given every Friday, you should have received a letter regarding this from me in your child’s Jaguar Folder.
  • Any questions feel free to ask!
  • Small Group Reading

- homogeneous by level

- focuses on specific skills and reading instruction

-literature circles

-thematic units

Large Group Reading

- heterogeneous

- enables students to interact and learn about reading from each other

- stories aligned with Common Core, both fiction & non-fiction

common core ela
Common Core ELA
  • Common Core has been a nationally adopted curriculum program that is being implemented for the first time in the 2012-2013 school year.
  • All lessons will be taught along a common thread that should ring true to students as they transition into a new school year.
  • Lessons will integrate science, math & social studies curriculum along with fine tuning comprehension, fluency, & enriching vocabulary.
  • Students will continue decoding skills and develop their ability to become a writer that shows their voice and style.
  • B.Y.O.T.
  • (Bring your own technology)
  • All 2nd -5th grade classes will be participating this year
  • Technology can include DS, itouch, laptops, ipods..etc.
  • Technology will be used for educational purposes
  • Edmodo-Social network safe for schools for blogging educational information and receiving assignments
  • ANGEL Learning
  • Interactive Games
  • Web quests (research)
  • Assessments
  • Discussion Boards
writer s workshop writing process grammar
Writer’s Workshop(Writing Process & Grammar)
  • Writer’s Workshop incorporates common core grammar skills into learning the writing process
  • 6+1 Traits of Writing (Ideas, Conventions, Organization, Word Choice, Voice and Sentence Fluency)
  • Mini-Lessons & Writing Blocks

- mini-lesson / modeling

- writing session & teacher


Writing Focuses: Narrative, Expository, Persuasive, Response to Literature: text to self, text to text, text to world

math frameworks
Math Frameworks

Standards-based approach

-The framework emphasizes key standards found in the common core

-3-6 week Units-Unit Based, standard will not be assessed every quarter

-Standards more in depth and we will study for a longer period of time

- Real World Applications &

Problem Solving

- Math Centers

-Math Games

-Math Practice Books

-That Quiz/ANGEL assessments

-3-Minute Fact Practice


Science Themes

  • Lifecycles
  • Forms of Matter
  • Solar System
  • Scientific Method
  • JCE Science Lab
  • Frequent Classroom Experiments
  • Picture Perfect Science
science lab
Science Lab
  • Brand new science lab at JCE
  • Parent volunteers will help conduct experiments and investigations, this will enable us to teach more hands on lessons
  • Room moms will be contacting parents soon 
social studies
Social Studies

Social Studies Themes

  • Georgia’s regions and landforms
  • Historical figures in Georgia history
  • Georgia’s Native Americans
  • Concept of Government
  • Democracy
  • Flag Etiquette
  • Colonial Georgia
  • Georgia civil rights and human rights
  • Economics
other academic areas
Other Academic Areas
  • Connections (technology, media specialist & counselor)
  • P.E.
  • Music
  • Art (students need an old Art shirt, if they have not already brought one in)
report card assesses forsyth county standards and benchmarks
Numerical Grades for Academics

1 = Limited or minimal progress toward achievement of the standard

2 = Sometimes demonstrates achievement in the standard

3 = Consistently demonstrates Achievement in the standard

4= Mastery of Achievement in the standard

* This is new to Forsyth County

Key to Initiative and Work Standards

Exemplary (E) = Student maximizes opportunities in all areas of work habits and behavior.

Successful (S) = This is the standard level. Student exhibits progress and satisfaction in responsibility, participation, assignment completion and interpersonal skills.

Does Not Meet (D) = Student does not display behaviors that lead to successful learning, requires frequent redirection

Report CardAssesses Forsyth County Standards and Benchmarks
comments questions or concerns

Comments, Questions or Concerns……

Write a note back to your child! 

If you have a specific question that I didn’t address tonight, please write it on the note card at your desk and I will answer it in upcoming newsletters or by e-mail.

**Thanks for joining us tonight**