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Welcome to our classroom

Welcome to “OUR” Classroom

Welcome to

Curriculum Night!


  • I received my Bachelors degree from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. I finished my Masters degree at Piedmont College summer of 2010. I am currently pursuing my Educational Specialist Program in Teacher Leadership through Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.

  • This is my 6th year of teaching. I have taught grades K, 2, & 4.

  • This is truly a very rewarding and fulfilling job for me because of YOUR children!!

  • I believe you and I are a team in ensuring your child is engaged and excited about their learning!

Jaguars class behavior plan
JAGUARS“Class Behavior Plan”

  • -“Love and Logic” Respect and Logical Consequences. Teach kids to think for themselves, take responsibility and become problem solvers.

  • Passport- school-wide behavior plan

  • Rewards

  • -Paw prints

  • -Fun Friday

  • -“Caught you Being Good” Stickers

  • Consequences

  • -Wisdom walks, signed passports, “Think About It” Sheet and phone calls home


  • School wide discipline plan

  • Orange passports will go home on Fridays for parents to initial unless there is a behavior issue that needs to be addressed that day

  • Specials teachers and lunch monitors may also write in your child’s passport if there is an issue

Love and logic
Love and Logic

  • Our Grade Level Philosophy

  • Guiding students to make decisions with logical consequences

  • Putting students behavior in their own hands

  • Prepares students for real world


  • In 2nd grade we encourage students to be more independent

  • Agendas

  • Bringing homework to and from school

  • Passports

  • Organization skills

  • Everyday Behavior

Our daily schedule
Our Daily Schedule

  • 8:20-8:30: Jaguar News/ Attendance/ Lunch count

  • 8:30-9:15: Math

  • 9:15-11:00: ELA/ Writing

  • 11:00-11:40: Specials

  • 11:45-12:05: Recess

  • 12:09-12:39: Lunch

  • 12:50-1:35: Response to Intervention

  • 1:35-2:15: Saxon Phonics/ Spelling/ Vocabulary Work

  • 2:15-2:50: Science/ Social Studies

  • 2:50-3:00: Pack-up

  • 3:00: Dismissal

Homework parent communication
Homework & Parent Communication

  • Jaguar Folders

    - Go home everyday and return everyday

    - Homework turned in every morning

    - Notes and Lunch Money

    Parent Communication

    - Email

    - Passport

    - Weekly Newsletter – Check website and email

    - Voice Mail x361057

    -Student Led fall conferences


Weekly hwk assignments
Weekly Hwk Assignments:

  • Monday: Reading Comprehension Packet

  • Tuesday: Vocabulary/Math worksheet

  • Wednesday: Jumpstart

  • Thursday: Study for weekly spelling test, vocab. test, and timed math fluency

  • Friday: No Hwk!!!

  • -NOTE: Homework can always change weekly due to the instruction students need with each standard.

Four blocks literacy model
Four Blocks Literacy Model

  • Phonics

  • Guided Reading

  • Writers Workshop

  • Sustained Silent Reading (SSR or D.E.A.R)

Saxon phonics
Saxon Phonics

  • Saxon Phonics

  • Daily Phonics Skill Practice

    -Builds reading and writing skills

    • Word Chunks

    • Spelling Patterns

Weekly spelling
Weekly Spelling

  • Every Monday students will receive a new spelling list to be glued in their agenda.

  • Next, they are to study their spelling words at home daily in order for them to master the list.

  • There will be word work done in class throughout the week for spelling practice.

  • Spelling tests will be given every Friday, you should have received a letter regarding this from me in your child’s Jaguar Folder.

  • Any questions feel free to ask!


  • Small Group Reading

    - homogeneous by level

    - focuses on specific skills and reading instruction

    -literature circles

    -thematic units

    Large Group Reading

    - heterogeneous

    - enables students to interact and learn about reading from each other

    - stories aligned with Common Core, both fiction & non-fiction

Common core ela
Common Core ELA

  • Common Core has been a nationally adopted curriculum program that is being implemented for the first time in the 2012-2013 school year.

  • All lessons will be taught along a common thread that should ring true to students as they transition into a new school year.

  • Lessons will integrate science, math & social studies curriculum along with fine tuning comprehension, fluency, & enriching vocabulary.

  • Students will continue decoding skills and develop their ability to become a writer that shows their voice and style.


  • B.Y.O.T.

  • (Bring your own technology)

  • All 2nd -5th grade classes will be participating this year

  • Technology can include DS, itouch, laptops, ipods..etc.

  • Technology will be used for educational purposes

  • Edmodo-Social network safe for schools for blogging educational information and receiving assignments

  • ANGEL Learning

  • Interactive Games

  • Web quests (research)

  • Assessments

  • Discussion Boards

Writer s workshop writing process grammar
Writer’s Workshop(Writing Process & Grammar)

  • Writer’s Workshop incorporates common core grammar skills into learning the writing process

  • 6+1 Traits of Writing (Ideas, Conventions, Organization, Word Choice, Voice and Sentence Fluency)

  • Mini-Lessons & Writing Blocks

    - mini-lesson / modeling

    - writing session & teacher


    Writing Focuses: Narrative, Expository, Persuasive, Response to Literature: text to self, text to text, text to world

Math frameworks
Math Frameworks

Standards-based approach

-The framework emphasizes key standards found in the common core

-3-6 week Units-Unit Based, standard will not be assessed every quarter

-Standards more in depth and we will study for a longer period of time

- Real World Applications &

Problem Solving

- Math Centers

-Math Games

-Math Practice Books

-That Quiz/ANGEL assessments

-3-Minute Fact Practice


Science Themes

  • Lifecycles

  • Forms of Matter

  • Solar System

  • Scientific Method

  • JCE Science Lab

  • Frequent Classroom Experiments

  • Picture Perfect Science

Science lab
Science Lab

  • Brand new science lab at JCE

  • Parent volunteers will help conduct experiments and investigations, this will enable us to teach more hands on lessons

  • Room moms will be contacting parents soon 

Social studies
Social Studies

Social Studies Themes

  • Georgia’s regions and landforms

  • Historical figures in Georgia history

  • Georgia’s Native Americans

  • Concept of Government

  • Democracy

  • Flag Etiquette

  • Colonial Georgia

  • Georgia civil rights and human rights

  • Economics

Other academic areas
Other Academic Areas

  • Connections (technology, media specialist & counselor)

  • P.E.

  • Music

  • Art (students need an old Art shirt, if they have not already brought one in)

Report card assesses forsyth county standards and benchmarks

Numerical Grades for Academics

1 = Limited or minimal progress toward achievement of the standard

2 = Sometimes demonstrates achievement in the standard

3 = Consistently demonstrates Achievement in the standard

4= Mastery of Achievement in the standard

* This is new to Forsyth County

Key to Initiative and Work Standards

Exemplary (E) = Student maximizes opportunities in all areas of work habits and behavior.

Successful (S) = This is the standard level. Student exhibits progress and satisfaction in responsibility, participation, assignment completion and interpersonal skills.

Does Not Meet (D) = Student does not display behaviors that lead to successful learning, requires frequent redirection

Report CardAssesses Forsyth County Standards and Benchmarks

Comments questions or concerns

Comments, Questions or Concerns……

Write a note back to your child! 

If you have a specific question that I didn’t address tonight, please write it on the note card at your desk and I will answer it in upcoming newsletters or by e-mail.

**Thanks for joining us tonight**