Welcome to Mrs. Behm’s Class Please do the following things around the room: SIGN IN and SIGN up for a conference Put together the puzzle your child left for you Leave a note for your child on the pink post it
About Mrs. Behm • Muhlenberg High School Graduate • Elizabethtown College – BA in Elementary and Special Education • 5th year teaching 2nd grade at CT • Wilkes University – Currently going for masters in Early Literacy • Married & live in Lancaster, PA • I enjoy gardening, reading, and playing field hockey.
A Huge “Thank You” for: • Checking homework folders. • Sending in Supplies: • tissues, disinfectant wipes, Ziploc baggies, paper towels, etc. • Sending in Box Tops
Daily Schedule 8:50 - 9:00 Morning Routine 9:00 - 9:40 Whole Group Reading 9:40 -10:20 Intervention 10:25–11:15 Daily 5 – Small Group Reading 11:20–12:00 Recess and Lunch 12:00–12:45 Writing 12:45-1:45 Math (snack in the beginning) 1:45–2:25 Special 2:30–3:20 Content (Science and Social Studies) 3:20–3:25 Jobs, Pack Up Dismissal
Paws-itive Behavior • Be Safe • Be Responsible • Be Respectful • Be Prepared • Children will be awarded Paw Prints to be “cashed” in at the Paws Store.
Behm Bucks • Pretend money given to students for good behavior • Money can be given or taken away • Students can turn in money every Friday to buy things. • $1 bin, $5 bin, $10 bin, $15 bin
Behavior Chart • Each student has a clothespin with their name on it. • Every student begins the day on green or “ready to learn.” • Positive choices will move a clip up a level. • Negative choices will move a clip down a level. • Students may move their clip up and down throughout the day. • There are consequences and rewards based on where a student’s clip ends up at the end of the day • **There is a color key on your child’s homework folder of our behavior chart. Your child will color a dot on their homework log in their homework folder. This dot is the color your child’s clip ended their day on. Please check your child’s homework folder daily to see how their day was and to sign your initials. Thank you !**
Homework • Please check your child’s homework folder daily for important papers and daily homework. • Students will come home with a homework log where they will write their homework and other important reminders. They will also color a dot for where they landed their clip on our behavior chart. I will initial this to make sure they have it written. • Your child will come home with math homework almost everyday (unless we had a test). • Day 1: ABC order – Spelling • Day 2: Spelling Pick 3 goes home, due Day 5 • Day 5: Spelling Test and Homework Due
Math • EnVision Math Program • Each child has their own username and password to access videos and worksheets online • Use link through my website • A typical day involves an interactive video, using manipulatives, guided and independent practice, and a game
Language Arts • Treasures Reading Program • Grammar • Writing Workshop • Reading: Comprehension, fluency • Whole group lessons, Guided reading groups with Leveled Readers • Fountas & Pinnell & AIMSweb • Reading Specialist Support • Daily 5 Workstations - Builds responsibility and independence for learning.
Content: Units of StudyThis year we will switch classrooms quarterly with each teacher teaching a specific part of content. • Ms. Kiecko • Community • Economy • Our Past • Mrs. Cherrie • Magnets • Habitats • Living Things • Mrs. Dang • Geography • Government • Mrs. Behm • Science Kit ~ “Changes” States of Matter
Book It • The program runs October through March. • Read 20 minutes per night • Free pizza coupon if calendar and book review are turned in at the end of the month. A new calendar will be sent home monthly. • Please consider participating in this. It’s a great way to motivate your child to read daily at home! • I give paw prints to students who return their monthly Book It calendars as well.
Home-School Connection • Monthly Newsletters will be sent home so please look for them in your child’s homework folder. • If you have not already emailed me, please do so. This way I can add your email address to my “Classroom Parent Group” and send important reminders via email. BehKat@wilsonsd.org • Field Trips - Burn Trailer in September & Hershey Museum in the Spring(TBD ) • Butterfly Day (TBD) • *All volunteers and chaperones need to fill out clearance forms from the office.
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) • Program will be up and running sometime in October. • Look for flyers to come home • Volunteer opportunities within the classroom/building • www.fathers.com/watchdogs
How to Help Your Student in 2nd Grade • Read daily with your student (even if its only 5 minutes) to build reading fluency and comprehension. • Practice addition and subtraction facts to build math fact fluency. • Check your child’s homework folder daily.
Conferences • Monday November 10th and Tuesday November 11th. • 20 minutes allotted for each conference. • Sign up sheets are currently available. Please consider signing up tonight.
Questions/Concerns • Email me at BehKat@wilsonsd.org • Call 610-670-0180 Ext. 3012 • Send in a note with your child