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Welcome to Parent Information Night Thursday , September 4 th Wealthy Elementary School. All About Mrs. Goodman. Went to WMU for undergrad- majored in Elementary Ed. Taught in Kalamazoo Public Schools for two years (K and 1 st grade ).

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welcome to parent information night thursday september 4 th wealthy elementary school
Welcome to Parent Information Night

Thursday, September 4th

Wealthy Elementary School

all about mrs goodman
All About Mrs. Goodman
  • Went to WMU for undergrad- majored in Elementary Ed.
  • Taught in Kalamazoo Public Schools for two years (K and 1st grade).
  • Moved to the DC suburbs and taught in Montgomery County, Maryland for 4 years (2nd grade).
  • Earned a Master of Reading degree from Johns Hopkins University. Certified Reading Specialist.
  • This is my 3rdyear as a Wealthy Wizard on TEAM 2!
more about me
More about me!
  • Married to college sweetheart, Sean for 5 years
  • Have an almost 3 year old daughter, Lily.
  • New baby arriving any day!!
  • I love reading, running, biking, swimming, yoga, cooking, traveling, and being with my family and friends.
  • I adore teaching second graders, it is my favorite age! I have the best job in the world
our daily schedule
Our Daily Schedule
  • Morning Work, Calendar, Pledge 8:15-8:35
  • Literacy Block 8:35-10:15
  • Recess 10:15-10:30
  • Science/ Social Studies 10:30-11:00
  • Spanish 11:00-11:20
  • Lunch 11:25-12:15
  • Read Aloud 12:15-12:30
  • Science/ Social Studies continued 12:30-1:00
  • Math 1:00-2:00
  • Recess 2:00-2:15
  • Writer’s Workshop 2:15-3:15
  • Dismissal 3:25
our daily schedule extras
Our Daily Schedule…Extras
  • Specials on Tuesday afternoons

Music (Mr. Woodward ), P.E. (Mr. DeWildt), Art (Mrs. DenDulk)

  • Spanish, Sra. Harmon

(M, W, Th, F) 11:00-11:20

  • Library, Monday 10:30-11:00am
  • Computer Lab, Monday 2:15-2:45
  • Reading Buddies, Monday 2:50-3:15 with Mrs. Anderson
literacy centers
Literacy Centers
  • Guided Reading – groups of 2-6 students reading, discussing, and responding to texts at their instructional levels
  • Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum – Thinking About Text, Thinking Within Text, Thinking Beyond Text
literacy centers continued
Literacy CentersContinued…
  • Guided Reading, Shared Reading, Buddy Reading, Independent Reading, and Interactive Read Aloud
  • Genres – poetry, fantasy, legends, drama, how-to texts, nonfiction including kids’ magazines
  • http://home.comcast.net/%7Engiansante/
  • Book Wizard on http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/
  • Read, Write, Think (.org)


  • iPad apps
  • Word study (word work) center
writer s workshop
Writer’s Workshop
  • Mini-Lessons designed to focus and further the study and practice of writing
  • We will be writing narrative, informational, and opinion pieces this year
  • Students will build upon their knowledge from the 1st grade workshop
other writing
Other Writing…
  • Students held accountable for K-2 High Frequency Words within daily writing
  • Weekly practice with word principles, word wall, making words
  • Differentiated practice to extend learning
  • Differentiating in Math:
    • pre-test to assess students’ needs and provide appropriate material for varied abilities
    • post tests at the end of each unit
    • games sent home cover skills within that unit in a fun, engaging way. These are for you to keep at home and do not need to be sent back.
    • Math centers in leveled math groups!
math topics
Math Topics
  • Numbers to 1,000
  • Graphing
  • Geometry
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Money
  • Measurement
  • Adding and Subtracting with regrouping
  • Multiplication
  • Plants
    • Life cycle
    • Characteristics
    • Plants’ needs to grow and reproduce
  • Measurement
    • Classifying objects according to characteristics
    • Metric measurement of length, distance, volume and mass
    • Single substances vs. mixtures
  • Earth’s Land and Water
    • Surface features of the land
    • Water cycle
    • Sources and uses of water
social studies
Social Studies
  • Communities
  • Mapping
  • Rules and Laws
  • Core Democratic Values
  • Economics
  • Grand Rapids History
  • Recognition of and commitment to plan for student differences
  • Provides different avenues to acquire and process content.
  • Maximizes student growth
  • Promotes individual student success
  • PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Keyboarding Practice
  • Web Research
  • SMARTboard
  • iPads-apps and tools
  • Classroom Webpage
  • http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/SGoodman/index.cfm?subpage=1618760
reading homework
Reading Homework
  • Reading log
    • Sent home on monthly basis. Returned by the last day of the month.
    • Students must read for 15 minutes each night and record what they’ve read in the log ( 5 nights a week). Please initial to show that your child is doing the reading.
    • Complete comprehension sheet at some point during the week.
    • Thank you for your support!
math homework ixl
Math Homework- IXL
  • The math homework expectation is to complete 15 minutes of IXL math practice. This practice will to be targeted on the same area we are working on in class
  • www.ixl.com
  • User: firstlastname676
  • Password: math
spelling homework
Spelling Homework
  • Spelling
    • Speller’s Choice Menu will be sent home on a monthly basis. Spelling lists will be sent home every Monday.
    • Students will copy words of the week during class.
    • Choose 3 spelling activities listed on the sheet to complete throughout the week.
    • You do not have to turn in the activities you have completed throughout the week. You can initial next to the activity to show that your child has completed it.
    • Lists will be differentiated as needed to meet the needs of individuals.
    • Tests are on Friday!
daily communication folder
Daily Communication Folder
  • Your child’s yellow communication folder will come home each night and need to be returned each morning to school
  • This is not only important for taking home and returning homework but it also teaches your child organization and responsibility.
  • This will contain school flyers, homework, returned work, newsletters, and any other important documents.
mystery reader
Mystery Reader

Parents, grandparents, siblings, and close family friends are invited to come into the classroom and surprise your student as a “mystery” reader. The students will guess who you “belong to” after you have finished reading your book.

This is a big hit with second graders and they love to have a familiar face read to their class.

This will begin in December!

scholastic book order
Scholastic Book Order
  • Sent home at the beginning of each month, will begin in December
  • Turned in mid-month
  • Must write a check payable to SCHOLASTIC or order online with our class code
  • Code: HB4N7
building a positive classroom climate
Building a Positive Classroom Climate
  • My philosophy on education is that if children are explicitly taught what is expected of them, they will make the right choices.
  • Because of this, I spend a great deal of time modeling and explaining my expectations for students
  • I use positive reinforcement in my classroom and rely on practiced routines to ensure correct behavior.
  • Wealthy’s TEAM expectations are a huge part of our classroom community. Feel free to use this language at home to help reinforce our TEAM!
  • Individual Verbal Praise ~ I always strive to communicate to students all the good choices I see them making and kindness they show towards one another. I try my best to notice and name good choices 
classroom climate continued
Classroom Climate Continued…
  • We will have class meetings to give praise to other classmates and problem solve concerns as a team. We will give" compliments and appreciations and discuss the ways we will fill buckets.”
  • Students are encouraged to try working out problems on their own using “I statements” before reporting incidents.
  • Talk, Walk, and Squawk!
service learning project
Service Learning Project
  • We will walk to Clark Retirement Community to read with the residents.
  • Unique and special project to the second graders at Wealthy.
  • Our class will attend in December, March, and May
field trips
Field Trips
  • Blandford Nature Center- (TBA)
  • Sietsema Orchards- TBA
  • EGR Community Center- TBA
  • GR Public Museum-
  • $20 field trip fee is DUE by September 19th (give to Mr. Flood, he will turn in to the office)
  • Make checks payable to Wealthy Elementary
  • PRIVACY NOTICE: if you chaperone, please do not post pictures of students on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media sites without parent permission. Thank you!
we are a team at wealthy
We are a TEAM at Wealthy!
  • Take Responsibility
  • Everyone Safe
  • Always Respectful
  • Make a Difference
  • TEAM 2!
    • Bucket filling activities
    • Including everyone
    • Monthly celebrations!
parent teacher communication
Parent – Teacher Communication
  • General Class or Child Concerns or questions – e-mail is often the best way to reach me. I will do everything in my power to return communication within 24 hours.
  • Weekly Newsletter- Check out our website (or your child’s folder) to see the current edition of our classroom newsletter. This will be updated weekly.
  • Daily Changes (snack or lunch drop off, end of day pick-up changes, or any detail that needs immediate attention) please contact the office. Please avoid any end of the day changes when ever possible Thank you!
you say it s your birthday
“You Say It’s Your Birthday”

We love to celebrate the birthday’s of our classmates!

  • Please bring in a healthy, peanut and tree nut-free snack for 23 students.
  • We will celebrate at the end of the school day (M, W, Th, F) and at the end of the morning on Tuesday’s.
  • If your child has a summer birthday, please consider celebrating his or her ½ birthday or celebrating during some other time throughout the year. Please e-mail me to set up a day and time that will work best for both schedules.
  • Room parent
  • Volunteer options are: helping with classroom prep and projects (copying, cutting laminating, any other small things), helping students, reading with students, working with a math group, and anything else you would like to offer.
  • If you have a special talent or anything else that you would like to share with our class please let me know!
  • Class parties will also be peanut and tree nut free!
  • Use sign up genius (link will be emailed to you)
  • Monday 2:15-2:45 in the computer lab and Thurs and Fri mornings in the classroom, 9:00-10:15
Thank you so much for attending! Your child will be challenged and learn a lot this year!

From all of us at Second Grade 

Mrs. Stacey Goodman and Mr. Ben Flood

Mrs. Emily Bishop

Mrs. Christen Sarjeant

Feel free to stick around if you have personal questions. Make sure you write a quick note to your child!