Welcome to 2nd Grade!. Miss Van Matre’s Moose. Basic Info: R ed Daily Folder. Includes: B ehavior Chart Reading Log Assignment Pencil Homework Word List in Spiral P lease check daily. Behavior Chart. Reflects child’s behavior each day . Green: doing great .
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Miss Van Matre’s Moose
Red Daily Folder
Word List in Spiral
Please check daily
Reflects child’s behavior each day
Green: doing great
Yellow: warning (reminded of appropriate behavior)
Red: 2nd reminder
Red: 2nd reminder
Blue: 3rd reminder and/or severe infraction
I give one or more verbal warnings. If the undesired behavior continues the student will then be instructed to change his or her color. Please initial the behavior log if your child has changed his or her color from green.
Do not be alarmed if your child changes his/her color to yellow,
this is a warning and a wake up call for your child.
Record any reading outside of school
2nd graders should read at least 15 minutes per night all year.
Record the date and minutes read on the log
Please initial next to each entry
1000 minutes = GOLD MEDAL and recognition in morning assembly on the first Wednesday of every month.
Includes homework and the Phonics rules for the week.
Also contains 5 Words of the Week, special events, Library and Specials reminders, etc.
Needs to stay in the red folder in case of changes
Recorded on the Assignment Pencil
Unfinished class work may be sent home to complete.
Assigned Mondays and is to be turned in by Thursday.
Late homework is a responsibility infraction and the student will be expected to complete it during Fun Friday.
BLUE Folder EVERY Tuesday
Contains school notes and class work
Please remove the papers
Sign the sheet inside before returning it each Wednesday
Warm- Up: Daily “get in gear” activities such as, Making Words, journaling, and Daily Language Review
Spelling using phonetic patterns. In 2nd grade we do not have a spelling list, but a spelling rule for the week.
In addition there will be 5 word wall words for the week.
Writer’s Workshop: Students will use the Writing Process to compose original writing pieces.
Handwriting: Improving on modern manuscript
Vocabulary- We will be expanding our vocabulary in all subject areas using vocabulary activities to help us
make connections with new words
2nd graders will learn the writing process and take original compositions through each step.
Using literature examples we will focus on various aspects of writing
Graphing and probability
Focus on: Addition, subtraction (one and two digits), problem solving, time, fractions, estimation, money, and measurement
Introduce multiplication and division
Reinforced through Math games and songs
Online textbook, games, and activities on my website
Weather and Space
Force and Motion
Plants and Animals
Matter (Solids, Liquids, Gas)
Natural Resources and Conservation
Hands-on Science using:
FOSS (Full Option Science System)
United Streaming and Educational Videos
Computer Games and Science Lab
People and Communities-Communities Project
Map Skills- Flat Stanley Project
Pioneers- Pioneer Day
Library Time: Thursday 1:30-2:00
2nd graders may check out 2 books at a time
Encourage your child to check out appropriately leveled books
2 week check out period per book
Computer Lab: Tuesday 1:15-2:15 (for 2nd)
Various projects relating to topics studied
Students will use Brain Pop Jr., Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, etc
You will see checks, smiles, or ratios on graded student work
The report card is skills-based
The student is graded on a scale from 1-3.
1: The student has not mastered the skill
2: The student is making progress toward mastery
3: The skill is mastered
*Do not be alarmed if the report card reflects 2’s in any skill.
Every day your child may bring a snack
Healthy and nutritious
Some suggestions include yogurt, granola bars, fruit, cereal, crackers, or pretzels
Only water is permitted in the classroom. Your child may bring a water bottle to keep at his/her desk.
District policy states: On the last Friday of the month, the last 15 minutes of the day, the classroom will celebrate those children’s birthdays for the month in the classroom.
The homeroom parent will organize who brings cupcakes for that month
Only cupcakes and water are permitted
The room parent will coordinate celebrations
*Birthday invitations: If your child is passing out invitations at school please make sure the whole class is invited
Feel free to schedule a meeting during this time as needed
Early Release Day Conferences:
Afternoon Times Available
Sign up afterwards
Communication is the key to success!
Please do not hesitate to contact me through notes, e-mail, or phone.
E-mail is an effective way to reach me during the day: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact office about last minute transportation changes
Phone messages: 533-6500 x 5513