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  1. Welcome to Second Grade! Mrs. Marotz

  2. Who is Mrs. Marotz? • Appalachian State University ‘95- ‘99 • B. S. Elementary Education • Concentration: Psychology • North Carolina A&T State University ’99- ’02 • M. S. Instructional Technology • Teaching since 1999. • Taught grades K, 9-12 (computers), 2 • Nationally Board Certified Teacher • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

  3. Who is Mrs. Marotz? • Live in Kernersville • Married to a Kernersville Police Sergeant • Have a 5 year old daughter named Kelli and a baby boy named Cole. • Dog named Daisy • Love scrapbooking and reading • Love watching ASU football!! Been to all three National Championship Games!!!

  4. Who else will be working with my child? • 2 PRTs • Specialist teachers • Parent volunteers • Additional Piney Grove staff

  5. What to expect in Second Grade? • Math • Addition and subtraction and begin use of regrouping • Measurement • Graphing • Problem Solving • Time, money, fractions • Reading • Work in small flexible groups working on your child’s reading level • Large group activities involving poetry and reading strategies • Writing • Move from writing 3 sentences to 8 with the use of adjectives, elaboration and detail, and transitional words and phrases • Book publishing • Spelling • Integrated into Reading/Writing time • Science/Social Studies • Sound, weather, matter, lifecycles • Communities, Kenya, Japan, people of long ago, citizenship

  6. Homework? • Homework is done nightly (Monday-Thursday). • Will not be given until after Labor Day. • Take Home Readers will start the week of Labor Day. • Spelling is done nightly. • An activity is also found on a Homework Calendar in the Homework Folder. • Homework passes are good for an entire night of homework.

  7. Lunch? • Lunch is at 11:55 a.m. • Price of lunch for students is $2.35 • Please let cafeteria know if you only allow extras to be purchased on specific days or not at all. • Also let cafeteria know if you have two or more children that can “share” funds. • Prepay! (Lunch link on PGE website)

  8. Activities during the Year • PJ day • Storybook Character Day • Field trip to Japanese Restaurant • Holiday centers • Field Day • Buddy Class fun • Book publishing

  9. Tips and Reminders • Packet information and materials due by the end of the 1st week. • Birthday snacks/any snacks for class are to be prepackaged/professionally prepared. • Outside Recess is everyday with the following exceptions: • Ozone advisory of Code Orange or higher. • Below 35 degrees • Inclement weather • Join the PTA. • Collect those boxtops!

  10. What is in the Packet? • My information • Classroom information • School forms • Two divided packets: • Things to Keep • Things to Return • Please return those items by the end of the first week.

  11. Volunteer Opportunities • Work in the classroom • Clerical • Sending in of supplies • Help with centers, celebrations, etc. • Make sure to fill out the volunteer form online available at wsfcs.k12.nc.us under Parent tab • Fill out the Help Wanted sheet and return to school during the first week.

  12. How to Contact Me… • Email: skmarotz@wsfcs.k12.nc.us • Phone: after 3pm (703-4122) • Webpage available for information

  13. Things to Do Before You Leave • Introduce yourself if you haven’t • Take your child’s packet with you • Fill in 1st day transportation and email address