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Welcome to 2 nd grade. Mrs. Yamamoto Mr. Munoz Winston Mr. Squishy Face. Do both 2 nd grades do the same things?. Teacher collaboration Curriculum Lesson planning Activities Homework Field trips. Resource schedule . How to Communicate/Teacher page. My hours:

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• Mrs. Yamamoto

• Mr. Munoz

• Winston

• Mr. Squishy Face

Do both 2nd grades do the same things?

Teacher collaboration

Curriculum

Lesson planning

Activities

Homework

Field trips

My hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – time varies

Friday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Please phone or email me if you would like to meet.

http://tpages.saint-marks.org/tpages/?

zenay@saint-marks.org

zenayamamoto@gmail.com

(626) 798-8858 (class)

(626) 794-0768 (home)

Independence

Interdependence / team learning

Social development

Love of learning

Incorporating student interest

Meeting Saint Mark’s curriculum goals

Developing STEM / STEAM

Cross–curricular connections

Meeting goals for our students as individuals

For students to understand that ideas and THINKING count!!

Learning to be your best self!

Cheerfulness and joy!

Singapore Math – Text: Math in Focus

Singapore Math

CONCRETE  PICTORIAL  ABSTRACT

 

This transition is done in a very deliberate and explicit way

Mastery vs. spiral method

Mental Math

• Areas of Focus

• PLACE VALUE!!!!!!!!!

• Numbers through 100

• Ten-ness

• Addition and subtraction of three-digit numbers

• Multiplication

• Money

• Time

• Math Facts

• How to help – Lots of practice using concrete math

• Math Facts

• They do need to become fluent. Key to continued success in math

• Either memorize or become very fast in calculating

• 4+5 is like 5+5-1

• There are lots of ways to learn them. We will discuss more as the year progresses.

No set groups; flexible groups

Whole class instruction with active learning

Small groups of students working on specific strategies and skills.

If your child can read at the 4th grade level, will I work with them on basic decoding? – no. Will I sometimes have them do shared reading with a classmate who is at a different level? – yes.

When working on ways of engaging with a text or applying a strategy, I will be working with groups of students at different levels of reading fluency.

Matthew Effect Or why the rich get richer

20 minutes of reading each day does make a difference!!

20 minutes of reading a day

20 x 75 X 356 =

534,000 words in a year

20 x 90 x 356 =

657,000 words in a year

5 minutes of reading a day

5 x 75 x 356 =

133,500 words in a year

5 x 80 x 356 =

142,400 words in a year

• Aim for no more than about 2 or 3 new words/page

• Much more than that and the book is too difficult

For an adult novel, that would be equivalent to not knowing 20+ words/page.Would you want to read a book in which there are 20+ words/page that you didn’t know?

• Reading books beyond “Just Right Level” does not make better readers.

Just because your eight-year old can read Lord of the Rings or The Diary of Anne Frank doesn’t mean they should.

• Try non-fiction

• Many have text on multiple levels supplemented by great photos and illustrations

• Try books with old publication dates

• Content tends to be more appropriate

• We do lots of writing

• Major Learning Goals

• Great sentences

• Proper punctuation in sentences

• Able to organize thoughts in both narrative and expository writing

• Poetry

• 4-block method of proper paragraph formation

• Book of Winston

• Spelling Practice

• Write each word 3 times.

• Write each word using one color for vowels and another color for consonants.

• Write each word using a fancy style of writing.

• Type each word on the computer or a texting phone.

• Spell each word using your body to form each letter.

• Spell each word out loud. Hop on both feet for each consonant and hop on one foot for each vowel.

• Clap a rhythm while spelling each word aloud. Repeat.

• Write each word once with your right hand and once with your left.

• Try to make it fun

• Monday, Wednesday, Friday; ten-ish minutes

• One way we build a harmonious classroom community

Character-developing issues covered:

• Something special to share

• Exploring an inspirational message

• How to greet each other

• Hopes for the day

• Good wishes for someone

• Prayer for someone

• Compliment for someone

• Silly song or game

• Relaxation techniques

• Conflict resolution skills

• Whatever I (or they) dream up!

Verbal Tool Kit

I understand what you are saying. I think I can try it your way.

I understand what you are saying but I disagree.

I will listen to what you have to say.

I want to understand how you feel, but I think we need an adult to help us solve this.

I am sorry.

I forgive you.

Teach children about the connection between their thinking brain and their emotional brain

Strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life.

Breathing for relaxation, brain anatomy and function, calming/focusing techniques

Packet goes home on Monday to be returned on Friday. Work should be spread out throughout the week.

Several Goals:

• Reinforce new learning and skills

• Provide opportunity to expand on/go deeper into an activity

• Develop self-sufficiency in a task

• Provide home/school connection

• Teach personal responsibility

Regular features:

• Poetry journal

All homework should meet at least one of these goals

Tentative Schedule

October 16, Wednesday - Underwood Farms

October – Awesome Arachnids on Campus

November – Possible Trader Joe’s field trip

February - Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits

April – Federal Reserve Bank

May – Spanish field trip to Mexican restaurant/bakery

Lice – Pillows, Winston, Long hair, try not to panic!

Please keep sick children home. Don’t stress over missed class work. I will work with you and your child.

I care about your children’s friendships. I make it a point to be present at some of the recesses as an observer.