WELCOMETOOPEN HOUSE 2nd Grade Mrs. Liberman
AGENDA • Welcome to Our Team • Communication • “Meramec Five” • Daily Schedule • Literacy • Math • Science/Social Studies • Field Trips • Homework • Contact Information
ALL ABOUT ME • Born in St. Louis and grew up in St. Louis • BA in Elementary Education from University of Colorado • MA in Special Education from University of Colorado • 13th year at Meramec- 23rd year of teaching • Live in Ladue with husband- 5 children (young adults)
COMMUNICATION • Communication plays an important role in best meeting the needs of the children. • Please contact me at any time with questions, comments, concerns, etc.
COMMUNICATION • Daily Homework • Math Profile • Conferences • Report Cards • 2nd Grade Spotlight • Notes Home • Phone Calls • E-mail • Website
MERAMEC FIVE Be Cooperative Be Kind Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Safe
A DAY IN SECOND GRADE Morning Routine / Independent Work Making Meaning Reading Workshop Writing Workshop Lunch/Recess Math Science or Social Studies Specials Closure
KIDCHECK We are responsible for student learning by knowing students well, valuing every child, and putting children at the center of every decision.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SYSTEMS • Building a caring classroom community • Focus on the Meramec Five • Clear routines and expectations • Positive rewards/celebrations– Fun Friday • Experience natural consequences
READING • CAFÉ Menu • Read to Self • Read to Someone • Reader Response Journals • Raz Kids on the Computer • Guided Reading Groups • Strategy Groups • Book Clubs
WRITING Writers’ Workshop and Journaling Units of Study: All About Books Small Moment Stories Poetry Fiction Revision Assessment: *Ideas *Organization *Conventions Spelling: Transition to standard spelling using word study and spelling patterns
MATH • Math in Focus • Math Groups • Extensions and interventions based on need • Fast Math (available at home this year) • Math in Focus Parent Night
Science and Social Studies Science: Pebbles, Sand and Silt Balance and Motion Plants and Animals Social Studies: Governing the People The World Around Us Using Our Resources People in the Marketplace
FIELD TRIPS • September 27th – The Magic House • November 9th - Weldon Spring Site • February - City Museum • May - Botanical Garden
HOMEWORK NIGHTLY Math Reading Log *Homework should take about 20 minutes each night.
Snacks & Birthday Treats • Students may bring a healthy snack daily • Simple birthday treats arranged ahead of time • Remember the district food allergy policy regarding nuts
PLEASE REMEMBER • Take your child’s letter • Leave a note for your child • Sign up for your child’s conference
THANK YOUFOR COMING I am looking forward to a great year!