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Welcome to Mrs. Gurian’s Class “Open House”. Please Sign In . Mrs. Gurian’s 2010 - 2011 2 nd Grade Class. Our Mission Statement. The mission of Mrs. Gurian’s 2 nd Graders is to learn Science, History, Writing, Math, and Reading by studying, trying our hardest, and

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our mission statement
Our Mission Statement

The mission of Mrs. Gurian’s 2nd Graders

is to learn Science, History, Writing,

Math, and Reading

by studying, trying our hardest, and

never giving up…

so that we will be prepared for 3rd GRADE,

be SMART, and

be the BEST that we can be.


Class Rules

  • Be Respectful!
  • Be Responsible!
  • Be safe!
  • The children helped create the rules and agreed to abide by them.
meet mrs barbara gurian
Meet Mrs. Barbara Gurian

GTE (Now Verizon) – 15 years… ending with a position

in middle management as a Purchasing Agent

Professional Educator – 18 years

Calvin Hunsinger SED Center – 3 years

Curtis Fundamental School – 5 years (4th-5th grade combo class)

Plumb Elementary School – 11 years

4th Grade – 2 years

1st Grade – 4 years

2nd Grade – start of my 5th year


2005 – Pinellas County's Outstanding Educator Finalist 2006 – Cable Network's Leader in Learning Finalist 2006 - National Board Certification – Early Childhood EducationOver $85,000 in grant awards Including a $10,000 Bank of America Incubator Award to enhance our Science Shack – Outdoor Classroom2010 & 2003 CTIP – Curriculum Technology Integration Program (3 computers, a printer, Smartboard Responders, etc.)School Involvement:Student Council Sponsor Plumb Players SponsorSAC – School Advisory Committee 2nd Grade NetworkingLiterature Lane County Science Instructor

meet mrs gurian s family
Meet Mrs. Gurian’s Family
  • Heather, Bryan, Tyler and Evan
  • Live in Mt. Dora, FL
  • Both were former Army Sergeants and served in Iraq
  • Bryan – Paramedic Heather – Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Tyler Michael -September 16, 2005
  • Evan William – May 15, 2009
  • Kimberly and Kylie
  • Live in Indianapolis, IN
  • Pet Groomer – Vet Tech.
  • Kylie Ann – April 4, 2005
  • Patrick
  • Junior at Univ. of Central Florida
  • PFC Patrick W. Hartley
  • Army Reserves
life it s all about family
Life…It’s all about family…


this class is all about your family…


It takes ALL of us working together to help your child

be the best that he or she can be!





parent teacher association
Parent Teacher Association
  • Please join to help our students
  • $4/person
    • Parents
    • Grandparents
    • Businesses
  • Purchase many items for the classrooms
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • MUST be registered – Paperwork available tonight!
  • Lend a helping hand – We Need YOU!
  • Work with students in the classroom
  • Field Trips
  • Work at home
  • Register your vehicle for field trips
adopt a class
  • Very easy and beneficial way to help your child’s class
  • Donations of $150(+-) or more
    • Paper, computer software, books for class library, projects, field trips, etc.
  • Share the donation with several families
  • Ask your place of business (Tax deductable)
  • Conferences will be scheduled in the near future

(after our baseline testing is completed).

  • Please sign the paper telling me your “best days and times” for you to conference with me.
  • A confirmation note/phone call will be made prior to the conference date.
student portfolios
Student Portfolios
  • On-going documentation of accomplishments:
  • student work
  • data from assessments & expectations
  • goal setting
  • writing pieces
  • shared at Student-led conferences
textbook policy
Textbook Policy
  • All textbooks provided by Pinellas County Schools
  • Math, Handwriting, Social Studies and Science workbooks are consumable
  • Hardcover books are to be used outside of the classroom when necessary and returned in good condition
  • Pay for any unreturned/damaged books
  • Computers used daily in the classroom
  • Computer lab bi-weekly
  • Portable lab for projects.
  • Cassette players and LeapPads
  • Document camera & projector
parent teacher communication
Parent – Teacher Communication
  • Agenda or planner
  • Sign or initial the agenda every day.
    • Website: Plumb’s website
    • plumb-es.pinellas.k12.fl.us
  • My Website: mrsgurian.com or
  • go to 2nd grade teachers for a link to my site
  • Newsletters and curriculum previews
  • Email, telephone calls, notes, and conferences
  • My email is Gurianb@pcsb.org.
  • Family Involvement Opportunities:
  • Reader’s Theater, 2nd grade program, Math night

Class Schedule

8:15-8:30 Unpack, prepare for the day, WPNN

8:35-9:05 Differentiated Instruction (School-wide)

9:05-10:00 Math

10:00-10:30 Science, Social Studies, and/or Health

10:30-11:05 PE

** Tuesday2:00- 2:45… Extended PE Day - Walking Day”

PE will be at the end of the day.

Students will be dismissed from the covered court.

11:10-11:40 LUNCH

11:40-12:00 Read Aloud with accountable talk (Handwriting)

12:00-1:45 Reading

1:45-2:45 Writing (Tuesday & Wednesday writing will occur in the morning.)

Tuesdays… “Walking Day” PE will be at the end of the day.

Students will be dismissed from the covered court.

Computer Lab –Tuesdays 9:25-10:05

Art – Thursdays 1:50-2:30

Music – Mondays 10:25-11:05 (Mrs. Lance)

grading policy
Grading Policy

100-90 E (Excellent)

89-80 V (Very Good)

79-70 S (Satisfactory)

69-60 N (Needs Improvement)

59-0 U (Unsatisfactory)

Please work with your child to help them correct errors on papers. This will help them review and master concepts rather than just skipping by them.

report cards midterm reports
Report Cards & Midterm Reports

September 24, 2010 – 1st Period Midterm

November 12, 2010 – 1st Report Card (Grades end 10-29-10)

January 7, 2011 – 2nd Period Midterm

February 25, 2011 - 2nd Report Card (Grades end 2-11-11)

April 29, 2011 - 3rd Period Midterm

June 8, 2011 - 3rd Report Card

homework although homework may be different at times our normal nightly schedule will be
HomeworkAlthough homework may be different at times, our normal nightly schedule will be:

Monday – Spelling & 30 minutes Reading

Tuesday – Math & 30 minutes Reading

Wednesday – ReadingAssignment(Test Friday)

& 30 minutes Reading

Thursday –Study Spelling (Test Friday) & 30 minutes Reading

Students will be expected to read every day for 30 minutes.

When they are capable of reading at a level 20 (Neon Green & higher), they will be expected to earn at least 10 Reading Counts points each month

Monthly Reading Calendar should be turned in.


Attendance is very important!

Students need to be present and on time daily.

Send a note (separate from the agenda book)

to “excuse” absence.

special events for the year
Special Events for the Year
  • Sept: Economics Unit (Month of Sept. - Selling products Sept. 27-Oct. 1)
  • Oct.: Pumpkin Experiments (Science Shack)
  • Nov.: Heritage Village (Nov. 5th), Native American Projects,
  • Thanksgiving Play (Nov. 18)
  • Dec.: Math Craft Projects
  • Jan. : Florida Aquarium
  • Feb.: Valentine’s Day Party
  • Mar.: Lowry Park Zoo
  • Apr.: Play?
economics project
Economics Project
  • Kick off September 1. (Advertisement homework sent home.)
  • Advertisement Poster (homework) due Fri, Sept. 17, 2010.
  • Advertising around the school (Sept. 20 – 24)
  • Selling (Sept. 27-Oct. 1)
thank you
Thank you!
  • Thank you for all the snacks, bandaids, cereal, tissues, post-it notes, hand soap, and extra supplies! You’ve helped us get our year off to a wonderful start and your kindness is deeply appreciated!
  • See our “Giving Tree”
  • if you’d like to help us too.
please do the following before you go
Please do the following before you go…

1. Look through your child’s textbooks.

2. Write a note to your child and stick it to their desk.

3. Sign up for a conference time

4. Please be sure you signed in

Thanks so much for coming!