Welcometo Crooked Billet’s Back to School Night! Mrs. Cathy Reed 2nd Grade Room 225 2013-2014
A Little Bit About Me… • This is my 17thyear teaching and my 9thyear at Crooked Billet. • I’m married and have a sixyear old son named Aidan and five year old twins, Will and Cate. • I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, shopping, technology, playing word games, and traveling.
Our Class Schedule • 8:40-9:00 Morning Business and Morning Work • 9:00-10:00 Math • 10:00-10:05 Snack Break • 10:05-11:05 Guided Reading/ Centers • 11:05-11:25 Shared Reading • 11:25-11:45 Working with Words
Schedule Continued • 11:45-12:30 Recess and Lunch • 12:30-1:15 Science/Social Studies • 1:15-1:45 Writing • 1:45-2:15 Copy homework, AR, SSR • 2:15-3:00 Special • 3:00-3:15 Pack up, behavior charts, and stamps
Assessments • DRA: Developmental Reading Assessment • District Writing Assessment • Trimester Reading Tests • Spelling Tests • End of Story Tests • Math Unit Tests and Quizzes • Daily Math Grade • Science Experiments • Projects Assessments are not limited to those listed here!
Grading Rubric • 4 =Above Grade Level • 3 =On Grade Level • 2 =Approaching Grade Level • 1 =Below Grade Level *All number/percentage grades are converted as follows: 100%-95%=4 94%-80%=3 79%-70%= 2 69% or lower=1
2nd Grade Behavior Policy On the first day of school, the students and I agreed to classroom rules. They include: • Raise your hand and wait to be called on. • Keep hands and feet to yourself. • Listen and follow directions. • Work quietly so as not to disturb others. • Be polite and respectful. • Do your best at all times.
Consequences and Rewards • Ticket System/Hot Air Balloons • Stamp Books • Bingo • Daily, weekly, and monthly rewards • Monthly Movie • Catching Compliments • Table Points • Line Competition • Student/Parent of the Week • Bucket Filler
Homework • Monday-Thursday • Reading Record: Mondays-Read AR book or any other book and complete one page of their choice in Reading Comprehension Book or complete Retelling Rubric • Math: Home Links/Monthly Calendars/Fact Triangles/First in Math • Spelling: Flash cards on Monday, Vocabulary on Tuesday, Spelling book page or practice sheet on Wednesday, test on Friday **Spellingcity.com • Thursday: Game Night • Friday: Weekly Reflection Book • Reminders • Please check and initial one box
Other Important Items: • Pretzels on Wednesdays • Daily Snack • Lunch Money • Projects • Trips • Change in dismissal plan-Notes Please • Test packets • Wednesday envelopes • Photographing/video taping children • Class web site • Sign up for December conference, Friday movies, and Volunteers
THANK YOU FOR COMING! • Feel free to call me at the school anytime. I will get back to you ASAP. You may also send me notes in your child’s homework book. • You may also email me, too: email@example.com • Don’t forget to leave your child a note!