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  1. Welcome to Second Grade

  2. Dear Parents,Welcome to Open House.1. Feel free to look around the room.2. Find your child’s seat.3. Take a few minutes to write a note to your child.

  3. Highlights • Please just check no and sign.

  4. Our Daily Schedule • 9-9:30 Morning work, calendar • 9:30-10:00 Everyday Math • 10:00-10:30 TEAM time • 10:30-11:00 Finish Everyday Math DEAR • 11:00-11:37 ILA • 11:37-12:10 Lunch

  5. Our Daily Schedule • 12:10-12:20--Read aloud • 12:20-12:50 Recess • 12:50-1:55 --ILA • 1:55-2:35 --Special • 2:35-3:25 --Social Studies, Science or ILA

  6. Specials • Monday—ART • Tuesday– Library (drop off books on Tuesday morning in bin) • Wednesday– PE • Thursday– Music • Friday– PE (gym) sneakers

  7. Harcourt’s Storytown • Read Aloud • Robust Vocabulary • Phonics • Grammar • Spelling (www.spellingcity.com) • Writing • Fiction and Non-Fiction Stories

  8. Harcourt’s Storytown • Six Themes • Four Stories and a Reader’s Theater • 2 + 2 and review (skill and strategy) • Robust Vocabulary • High Frequency Words • Storytown

  9. Tests • Weekly Spelling Tests • 15 words now • 20 words 2nd half of year • Challenge Words are optional • Weekly Reading tests • 6 Theme tests

  10. Hands on Understanding of numbers and concepts Games are used for facts Math Facts Homelink-each night Try It Museums-Shapes, Fractions and Measurement. Explorations Math Boxes Everyday Math

  11. Math Tests • Given at the end of each Unit • Part A is graded (fraction) • Part B is for developing instruction—does not count as part of grade • Open Ended Responses-We will solve together. • On line games (www.everydaymathonline.com)

  12. Social Studies • Where Things Come From • Ancestors • Famous Americans • Holidays Around the World • Not tested

  13. Science • Germs Make Me Sick • Simple Machines • REEP (Regional Environmental Education Program) includes Habitats and Lifecycles. • Not tested • I have access to new books for next year.

  14. Behavior Mod Program • Start each day with 50 points • Can earn bonus points (They are like money—You can buy back a regular point for 5¢.) • Earn privileges each week • In November we will look at how to get off point cards.

  15. Class Meetings • Weekly to talk about our classroom. • Encourage each other • Give positive recognition

  16. Scholastic Book Clubs • Multiple Levels • EASy to order online. http://www.scholastic.com/bookclubs • Make one check payable to Scholastic no matter how many clubs you order from. (No cash please) • Make great gifts for birthdays or holidays.

  17. Report Cards and Conferences • Required conferences in November • Report cards and optional conferences for other quarters

  18. Contact Me • Write a note in your child’s homework copybook • Call office and leave message 610-489-5000 X43202 • Try my extension before or after school X43105