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Welcome to Second Grade

Curriculum Night!

Please find your child’s seat and make yourself comfortable.

We will begin promptly at 7:45.

You may write a memory of second grade that you have. The kids will get a kick out of it in the morning! Please respond to your child’s letter if you wish to do so. Include a goal for your child, too! We will be setting goals all year on the bulletin board, “Superheroes Have Super Goals.”

-Thanks! Mrs. Trinetti

purpose of our meeting
Purpose of our Meeting
  • Tonight we will cover classroom expectations and the second grade curriculum.
  • If you need to speak to me about your child, please contact me to schedule a phone conference or before/after-school conference.

Thank you!!!!

about mrs trinetti
About Mrs. Trinetti
  • Willowick
  • Went to Lake Catholic High School
  • Graduated from JCU in 1999
  • Graduated with a Masters Degree from JCU in 2002
  • 16th year in Solon
  • Taught 15 years at RX- Taught 11 years of first grade & 4 years of third grade
  • 1st year teaching second grade
  • Reading Endorsement
the trinetti boys
The Trinetti Boys

Charlie is 8 years old and is in third grade.

Frankie is 7 years old and is in second grade.

family information system
Family Information System Schools Parkside K-4 Staff Directory Katie Trinetti

  • The Family Information System is a vital parent-teacher link. On my classroom website, you will find:
  • Calendar:
    • Upcoming assessments
    • Holidays
    • Field trips
    • Homework
    • Special events
  • Class News and Photos
  • Learning Targets for all units of study
  • Useful website links that can support your child’s learning
  • Email access to the teacher
my beliefs as your child s teacher
My Beliefs as Your Child’s Teacher
  • I believe in your child.
  • I trust your child.
  • I know your child can handle it. I will never give your child anything that he/she cannot handle.
  • Your child is listened to.
  • Your child is cared for.
  • Your child is very important to me.
  • It is okay for your child to make mistakes.
  • Your child can be anything he/she wants to be.
behavior expectations
Behavior Expectations


  • I choose to try my best.
  • I choose to follow directions.
  • I choose to use kind words, kind hands and kind feet.

Clip Chart System

homework and behavior follow through
Homework and Behavior Follow-through
  • Check WEBSITE daily
  • Second graders will start with reading for at least 20 minutes each and every night.
  • Weekly homework packet-math and reading
  • Periodic homework in science and/or social studies
  • To help reinforce positive study habits at home:
  • Upcoming assessments are always posted on the website. Be sure to review all work that comes home with your child. Keep all materials for the unit until the test day.
  • Review unit tests that are sent home with your child. Sign and return the next school day.
daily snack
Daily Snack
  • Please be sure to pack a healthy snack daily for your child to “hold them over” until lunchtime.

The healthier the snack the better!

writer s workshop 8 00 9 00 each day
Writer’s Workshop8:00-9:00 each day
  • Mini-lesson
  • Writer’s Workshop
    • Independent Writing
    • Conferencing
    • Group Sharing

Writing Expectations:

  • Spelling
  • Conventions
  • Neatness
  • Variety of Genres
  • Response to Teacher Feedback
word study
Word Study


Word Study Groups

Application to Independent Writing

How can parents help their children with spelling?

  • Encourage your child to reread his/her work. Have your child identify words that do not look correct. This is the first step to better spelling. Encourage your child to apply the spelling patterns he/she knows.
  • Help your child review or learn our list of sight words. These words do not necessarily fit into any spelling pattern, but are extremely important in daily writing. Children will be expected to spell these words correctly in their writing.
reader s workshop 9 00 10 00 each day
Reader’s Workshop9:00-10:00 each day
  • Mini-lesson
  • Shared Reading/Read Aloud
  • Guided Reading
  • Independent Reading
finding the just right book
Finding The "Just-Right" Book
  • Easy Books: Help children to read more smoothly and are fun to read aloud or silently.
        • A favorite book that has been read multiple times is an easy book.
        • Your child knows, can understand, and read almost every word.
        • Your child reads the book easily and smoothly.
  • Just-Right Books: Just-right books help children learn the most as they provide just enough challenge. The child should be able to figure out most of the words and understand what is going on in the text.
        • Your child is interested in the book.
        • Your child can tell you what is happening in the story.
        • Your child has to occasionally reread parts of the text to understand it.
        • There may be a few words on the page that your child needs help reading.
        • Most reading is smooth-only occasionally choppy.
  • Hard Books: Hard books can do more harm than good. If your child selects a book that is too difficult for him/her to read suggest reading later or read it to him/her.
        • Your child is interested in this book.
        • Your child is confused about what is happening.
        • Your child has difficulty understanding the book even after reading passages.
        • Your child needs a lot of help to read this book.
  • Five-Finger Rule: As your child reads, have him/her count unknown words. If there are five or more unknown words on a page, the book is too hard for your child.
  • EXPECTATION is to read 100 minutes at home each week.
math 10 00 11 00 each day
Math10:00-11:00 each day
  • EnVision Math:
  • Learning Targets
  • Worksheets – please SAVE until unit assessment
  • Assessments at the end of every Topic; including a Performance task
  • NNI-devoted to 4 times a week
  • Online access from home
social studies units of study 12 00 1 00 for 3 4 weeks of each quarter
Social Studies Units of Study12:00-1:00 for 3-4 weeks of each quarter
  • Government
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • History
science units 12 00 1 00 for about 6 weeks of each quarter
Science Units12:00-1:00 for about 6 weeks of each quarter
  • Atmosphere
  • Changes in Motion
  • Interactions within Habitats
specials 1 00 1 50 each day
Specials1:00-1:50 each day
  • P.E.– Mr. Conner

Day of the Week: Monday

  • Library– Mrs. Mummey

Day of the Week: Tuesday

  • Art– Mrs. Ryan

Day of the Week: Wednesday

  • Music– Mrs. Warrington

Day of the Week: Thursdsay

*Friday is a rotating schedule. Please refer to your child’s rotating schedule that is posted on our website and on your child’s folder.

nni no new instruction kids may call this time centers 1 50 2 25
NNI: No New InstructionKids may call this time Centers.1:50-2:25

This is a time for:

  • ReTeaching
  • Practice
  • Extension
technology across the curriculum
Technology Across the Curriculum
  • iPads
  • Wireless Cart/Computer Lab
  • Inquiry
  • Ongoing, Grade level common assessments
  • Descriptive Feedback
  • Report Cards
volunteer opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities

All sign up sheets will be on the reading table in the back of the classroom.

  • I will be making a volunteer schedule and contacting those of you that are interested in volunteering very soon!!
  • Please write a note to your child and leave it on or inside his/her desk
  • Conference Sign-Ups will be sent home in late October.
  • Online forms for the school office!!!!!
  • Type to Learn: parent monitoring at home-in red folder
  • Electronic Devices: school is not responsible
  • Mindset Theme for students-in red folder
we are a team
We are a team!
  • Together, we can make this a positive, successful year for your child!
  • Please help your child to be on time or early to school each and every day!!
  • Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.
how to get in touch with me
How to get in touch with me:
  • Voicemail: 440-349-7757, ext. 5718
    • Office Number: 440-349-2175
  • Email (best method):

- Check several times a day

  • Fall Conference:
    • I will send a note home in late October for you to sign up for November Conferences.
  • Additional Conferences:
    • As needed, please call or email to schedule a time to meet

Thank you for coming tonight!

I look forward to seeing each of you at our fall conference.