Mrs. McCormick*s 2nd Grade Class

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Lost Lake Elementary
Curriculum Night
September 4, 2012
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Melissa McCormick
[email protected]
(352) 243-2433
9th Year Teaching
Purdue University
◦ Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
◦ Reading Endorsed
◦ ESOL Endorsed
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RESPECT for everyone
Absence of threat
Agendas
Welcome procedures
Character Traits
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Connecting students, staff, parents, and
community by building relationships
Building a culture of respect and
responsibility
Behavior procedures – discipline plan
Collaborative Learning Groups – study
buddies, shoulder buddies, learning clubs,
community circles
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8:00 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:15
9:15 – 11:06
11:06 – 11:36
11:36 – 12:15
12:15 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:00
2:00 – 2:15
2:15 – 2:45
2:45 – 3:30
Students Arrive, Journal, A.R.
ROAR
Literacy Block
Lunch
Science/Social Studies
Specials
Math
Recess
Writing, Finish Journals and A.R.
Dismissal Procedure
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Sunshine State Standards are taught by using
Brain Compatible teaching strategies.
First hand experiences
Curriculum is meaningful
Standards are taught and assessed
Student application
Adequate time
Choices provided
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Reading Series: Storytown
Accelerated Reader
Journaling
Writer’s Workshop
One on One Writing and Reading Conferencing
Small Group Guided Reading Groups
Small Group Instruction/The Daily 5
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Word Work
Work on Writing
Listen to Reading
Read to Someone
Read to Self
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Vocabulary
Spelling/Phonics
Grammar
Writing
Read aloud
Whole Group Instruction
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Students are assessed for a new reading level
at the beginning of each nine week grading
period.
Students keep a book bin of “good fit books”
in their cubbies.
Students are to take and pass a minimum of
3 A.R. tests each week.
Earning points gives students tags and prizes
for motivation.
Students have the opportunity DAILY to take
A.R. tests.
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Spelling Test – Thursday
Grammar Test – Thursday
Reading Test – Friday
Math Test – varies (but will be indicated on
newsletter in advance)
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Practice spelling words however your child
learns best
Study Robust Vocabulary Words
Read story selection for the week and ask
comprehension questions after each page
Think Central
Math Practice Pages that supplement what
was taught that day
Math addition and subtraction facts
Read for 10 minutes daily!!!
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Great resource for accessing the reading and
math textbook and practice books at home
www.thinkcentral.com
User Name: Student ID#
Password: password
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Accelerated Reader
Book Projects
Peer Tutoring
Leveled Guided Reading Groups
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100%-90%
89%-80%
79%-70%
69%-60%
59% and below
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Reading
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Robust Vocabulary
Fluency
Cold Read
Comprehension
20%
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35%
25%
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Spelling
Writing
Assignments
Grammar
20%
40%
10%
30%
◦ Tests
◦ Assignments
55%
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Language Arts
Math
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Word Smart
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Number Smart
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Picture Smart
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Music Smart
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People Smart
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Self Smart
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Body Smart
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Nature Smart
◦ Learns best through reading, writing, and discussing; communicates effectively; has a
good vocabulary; writes clearly; spells easily
◦ Thinks in numbers and patterns; solves logic problems easily; good at math
◦ Thinks in pictures and images; is good with spatial relations; learns through visuals;
likes to draw and create; has a good eye for details
◦ Has a good sense of rhythm and melody; likes to sing, hum, chant, rap; enjoys
listening to and creating music
◦ Makes and maintains friends easily; understands and respects others; resolves
conflicts; learns best by interacting with others; enjoys working and being with others
◦ Needs time to process information; things about their own thinking; knows themselves
well; likes quiet time alone; has strong opinions and beliefs
◦ Highly coordinated; uses gestures and body language; learns best through hands-on
activities; enjoys acting out and role playing; enjoys dancing and athletics
◦ Aware of natural surroundings; good at sorting and classifying; keen observational
skills; enjoys gardening or caring for pets
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Students start entering our classroom at 8:00. All
students need to be in the classroom by 8:30.
If your child is absent, please send a note on a
separate piece of paper in the yellow folder to
excuse the absence.
Pre-arranged absences need to be approved by
administration at least 5 days in advance.
Dismissal is from 2:50 – 3:30. A note is required
for any change of transportation.
As much as possible, please avoid checking your
child out early, as it is very disruptive during
instruction.
2012-2013 Uniform Dress Code Policy
The Lost Lake Elementary School Advisory Council
has established our mandatory uniform policy as follows:
Monday through Thursday
Tops: Knit polo style collared shirts in white, navy blue, hunter green, light blue or pink.
No T-shirts allowed Monday through Thursday. Tucked in shirttails are preferred.
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Bottoms: Shorts (fingertip length) or long pants (not baggy or form fitting), skirts,
skorts, jumpers, or culottes in black, navy or khaki (solid color only). No athletic shorts
please. Belts are preferred but optional. Leggings or stockings in solid black, blue or
white only must be worn under a jumper or skirt.
Footwear: Tennis shoes or shoes with an enclosed heel are preferred. Sandals must
have a heel strap.
Fridays only
Jeans on Friday must be fully intact appropriately worn jeans (not baggy or form fitting),
without fashionable rips or tears. Jeans can be worn with any Lost Lake shirt or solid
color polo.
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Please sign your child’s agenda each night,
stating that you reviewed his or her
homework and checked the yellow folder.
Read your child’s sentence about what he or
she enjoyed learning that day and discuss.
PLEASE put all notes on a separate sheet of
paper and in the yellow folder, rather than in
the agenda. Thank you!
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Enrichment is on a 9 day rotation. Check the yellow
folder to see what specials class we have each day.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 12:151:00
Wednesday 11:45-12:20
Make sure students have appropriate shoes for P.E.
days.
Red – Media
Orange – P.E.
Yellow – P.E.
Green – Science
Blue – P.E.
White – P.E.
Purple – Fine Arts
Silver – P.E.
Brown – P.E.
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Respect yourself and others
Follow the teacher’s instructions.
Follow the character traits posted in our
classroom.
◦ Effort, Problem Solving, Common Sense, Flexibility,
Responsibility, Curiosity, Active Listening, No Put
Downs, Friendship, Caring, Integrity, Sense of
Humor, Organization, Pride, Resourcefulness,
Personal Best, Perseverance, Trustworthiness,
Initiative
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Each student has a card.
If they break a rule, they move their card.
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1st move – warning
2nd move – lose 5 minutes of recess
3rd move – “Think Sheet”
4th move - office
Green Thumb Awards
◦ Earned each Friday by not moving your card at all for the
entire week.
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Character Counts Day
◦ At the end of each 9 weeks grading period
◦ For students who lose 5 consequences or less for the 9
weeks
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Mission Statement: To provide a safe learning
environment where students enjoy learning
and can grow.
Rewarding students for positive behavior
School-wide behavior system
◦ Hallways, cafeteria, classrooms
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Blue Lion Loot – Specials
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Given by specials teachers
Earn loot as a class
Entire class must follow the rules for specials
Reward once a semester (Lion Loot Day)
Pink Lion Loot – Cafeteria
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Given by lunchroom assistant
Earn loot as a class
Entire class must follow posted lunchroom behavior
Reward once a month for top class from each grade
level and top class overall
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Yellow Lion Loot
◦ Classroom teachers may reward students with yellow
lion loot for following classroom rules
◦ Students can redeem their yellow lion loot for rewards.
Write a summary of Arthur’s Reading Race. What are the
main parts of the story? Write at least 3 sentences.
Remember to put the date at the top. Remember to skip
lines.
◦ Given in hallways for:
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Being quiet
Keeping hands to your sides
Straight line
Keeping to the right
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Due to limited instructional time, it is school
policy that we will not be able to have
celebrations or parties for birthdays. If you
would like to send in a treat for his or her
birthday, the child can pass them out during
lunch.
Treats must be store-bought and peanutfree.
We are not permitted to pass out invitations
at school. If interested, I can put together a
list of parent contact information.
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Volunteer information needs to be up to date
in order to chaperone
More information to come!
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Graded tests
Book orders
Completed work
Other important information
Please empty and return folder on Mondays
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Comes back and forth from school to home daily
Weekly newsletter will be up to date in yellow
folder
Robust Vocabulary flashcards will be in the back
of the folder.
*******PLEASE put anything that is for me to see
in the pouch in yellow folder. I look at the yellow
folder first thing every morning. Please be sure to
put notes in there rather than in the Friday Folder
or in the agenda. THANK YOU!!
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Feel free to send in a small umbrella or
poncho for your child to keep on his or her
hook.
Feel free to send in a sweatshirt for your child
to keep in the classroom.
Please send your child with a water bottle
every day, as we do not have a drinking
fountain in our classroom.
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11:06 – 11:36
Feel free to join your child for lunch, meeting
us at the picnic tables. Parents can eat with
their child only.
Due to limited space in the cafeteria, parents
are to eat at the picnic tables with their child.
Lunch money can be send in yellow folder or
paid online.
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Pillow Pets (for The Daily 5)
Fine Point Expo Markers (for student use)
ANY A.R. books to add to our classroom
library are greatly appreciated!
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Thank you so much for coming, and I look
forward to a great school year!
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