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  1. Welcome to 2D Mr. Novia 2013-2014

  2. Mike Novia • 1st year teaching 2nd grade. • 1 year at SRMS, 3 years in 5th grade. • Currently earning my Master’s of Education and Reading Specialist Certification through Cabrini College. • Married to wife, Julia. • 22 month-old daughter, Emma • 5th year in district

  3. Introducing My Second Grade Wiki Space www.mrnoviasA-maze-ingplace.wikispaces.com

  4. Communication • Call or write anytime. • I am always available to conference before school. • Email – mnovia@udsd.org • Voice mail extension is 1202 Please read wikispace page. It isa great source of information.

  5. Second Grade Goals • Responsibility • Respect • Relationships • Independence • Confidence


  6. Reading Harcourt Reading Series… • Reading stories are grouped thematically into clusters or anthologies • Typically one story is covered per week • Vocabulary words are given weekly • Instruction occurs in large group settings and small ability groups

  7. Reading • One decoding and comprehension skill is covered weekly • Students practice the weekly skills through various reading activities Check out the wikipagefor specific skills covered!

  8. Daily Five • Read to Self • Read to Someone • Listen to Reading • Word Work • Work on Writing • Please have your second grader read or be read to at least four nights per week.

  9. Comprehension Strategies • Main Idea • Sequencing • Narrative Elements • Make Inferences • Visualizing • Make and Confirm Predictions • Make Connections • Summarize • Questioning

  10. Choosing Just Right Books • Five Finger Rule Five unknown words on a page, book tends to be too difficult • Comprehension is the key Child needs to understand the meaning of text

  11. Authors Workshop • Writing process taught in a workshop environment • Students are monitored and work at their own pace • Books are created • Grammar and craft lessons occur daily Parent Volunteers are Guest Editors!

  12. Spelling • Preview every Monday • Every Thursday night, practice test for homework • Tests given Friday, returned that afternoon or Monday. Challengewords are available weekly.

  13. Math • First few chapters provide review as a foundation for curriculum • Challenge work always available • *Progress checks are unannounced Chapters include… • Addition and Subtraction • Time Money • Measurement • Regrouping • Graphing • Geometry • Fractions • Multiplication and Division

  14. Math • Timed tests will be a part of second grade. They consist of addition facts and subtraction facts tested together. • Reinforce at home • Read weekly newsletters for practice tips

  15. Other Great Websites www.firstinmath.com • Child’s log-in and password are in the homework copy book. www.pearsonsuccessnet.com • All math materials are on this site. • Log-in is udmath2 • Password is 123456

  16. Science Curriculum • Dinosaurs • Matter • Earth and Space • Plants • Oceans • Life Cycles

  17. Social Studies • Map Skills • Economics • Holidays and Traditions We have begun with community building activities. Morning Meetings occur daily.

  18. Homework Sometimes corrections will be sent home. • Homework will be sent home in homework folders Monday through Thursday • One or two pages per night

  19. Homework • When children forget their homework, they can complete it at second recess or take it home the next night. • Writing assignments can have errors. Math homework should be without mistakes. • Homework should not take more than 20 minutes per night.

  20. Birthdays • Your child can bring in a treat • Easy-to-serve • Please drop it off in the morning if possible • Summer birthdays can celebrate in June

  21. Parties and Special Ocassions All parents are invited to parties! Please sign up for Holiday Traditions or Pumpkin Math.

  22. Our Fabulous Room Parents…………

  23. Please Don’t Forget….. • Sign up for a fall and spring conference time before you leave. • Writeyour child a note on his/her desk.

  24. I am looking forward to a great year! Working together we can achieve so much for your child! Thank you for coming!