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Mrs. Muir and Mrs. Orr's Second Grade. Glen Arden 2013-2014. About Mrs. Muir. I have taught for 15 years (all here at Glen Arden)! I have taught 2 nd grade and 4 th grade. BA from WFU, MaED from WCU, National Board Certified Husband – Russell, daughter (5) – Abby, and dog (13) - Duncan.

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Mrs. Muir and Mrs. Orr's

Second Grade

Glen Arden 2013-2014


About Mrs. Muir

  • I have taught for 15 years (all here at Glen Arden)! I have taught 2nd grade and 4th grade.

  • BA from WFU, MaED from WCU, National Board Certified

  • Husband – Russell, daughter (5) – Abby, and dog (13) - Duncan


RAM Stars

  • Emphasis on teaching behavior, positive reinforcement

  • School Pledge

  • Earning Tallies / Special Events

  • Think Sheet


Homework

  • Homework Folder / Homework Log

  • High frequency words

  • Read Books

  • MATH! - Multiple strategies – Let your child be the guide!!!


Communication

  • Homework Folder / Log

  • [email protected]

  • http://www.buncombe.k12.nc.us//Domain/3210

  • School Phone #: 654-1800

  • Conferences

  • Weekly email updates


How you can help at home...

  • Please have your child arrive on time (7:55)

  • Check homework and encourage students to correct errors.

  • Check/sign the homework each night.

  • Help your child to get a good night’s sleep.

  • Send a healthy snack.

  • Stay positive!

  • Communicate with me!


Important Policies

  • If your student is absent, you have THREE DAYS to send in an excuse note, or the absence will be marked unexcused.

  • Students will not be allowed to charge over $7.00 in the cafeteria. If a student is going to exceed $7.00, they will be given an alternative meal.


Math

  • Investigations program

  • Working with partners

  • Number Sense (understanding place value, how numbers work), Addition Facts


Teacher-Directed Reading

RAM Reading Groups

  • Students are placed in groups according to Benchmark assessment (word decoding and comprehension).

  • Continuum of Literacy Learning

  • Focus is on comprehension.

  • Literacy Centers


Words

  • Words Their Way

    • Students begin at their skill level based on beginning assessment.

    • Word Sorts based on sounds and spelling patterns.

  • High Frequency Words – study at home


Lunch

11:00-11:30

  • If you would like to join your child for lunch, please meet us in the cafeteria!


Special Classes

  • Monday – Guidance / PE

  • Tuesday – Computer Lab

  • Wednesday – Media

  • Thursday – Music

  • Friday - Art


Writer's Workshop

  • Structure of a Sentence

  • Structure of a Paragraph

  • Content Area Writing

  • Personal Narrative, Informative, Opinion, Imaginative Narrative


Science

Weather Animal Life Cycles

Matter Sound

Social Studies

Citizenship Geography Technology Government

Holidays Comparing Cultures Economics Environment


Thank You...

I look forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities!


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