Our Team Ms. P (2nd Grade Teacher) Ms. K (Instructional Aide) Ms. Caruso (GW Intern) Nurse Hogan Ms. Z (Literacy Coach) Welcome A Day in the Life of Second Grade begins with Morning Meeting: Greeting and Share My name is X and I am Y’s parent. One thing I would put on my writer’s notebook is . . . Message Schedule Energizer-Me too! A little bit more about me . . . This is my 7th year of teaching and my 4th time working in second grade; however, this is my first time working as a general education teacher. I also work as a part-time literacy coach for the DCCC. I love teaching writing. My husband and I live near Eastern Market in Capitol Hill. Reader’s Workshop: 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 min Mini-lesson focused on a particular reading strategy and standard: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/2 C.A.F.E. Time Comprehension (Guided reading and read to self) Accuracy (Word Work) Fluency (Listening Center) Expanding schema (Station work around language standards) Writer’s Workshop45 minutes a day to 1 hour Builds off of Reader’s Workshop and learning to “Read like writers” Mini-lesson focused on craft, structure, and conventions. Focuses on writing from the students’ experiences and authentic and purposeful contexts and audiences! Community Building Our classroom uses the Responsive Classroom approach to community building and classroom discipline. Please see our Class Constitution to see the class rules YOUR students came up with to support their own hopes and dreams for second grade. Content Areas Science Social Studies Birds American Indians H2O and Weather Matters World Cultures and Geography Plants, Insects, and Habitats Life Then and Now: A Pioneer and Inventions Study Math Workshop90 minutes a day Tues-Fri Today’s number and calendar work. Problem of the Day Mini-lesson Small group practice Fluency Activity and Exit ticket http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/2/NBT Our Curriculum Sequence Math ELA Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Intro to Place Value and Word Problems Place value to 1,000 and adding and subtracting within 100 Time, Money, Geometry, Arrays and repeated addition Measuring & estimating length Reading Informational History Texts Reading traditional literature (folktales, fairytales, and fables) Reading informational texts Reading Literature and Informational Science Texts Intro to Grammar Poetry and figurative language Graphing Responsive Instruction Formative Assessments End of unit tests Rubrics Anet quarterly assessments Class work Homework Summative Assessments DCCAS in: Reading Math Report Cards DIBELS and TRC Homework Homework is assigned in a packet distributed at the beginning of the week and should be initialed and returned in the HW folder daily. In the first quarter students will be assigned 1 assignment a night plus their reading log. Later in the year, math homework will be assigned every night. Spelling homework will begin after pre-assessments are completed. Bi-weekly spelling packets will be sent home to practice high frequency words to help increase writing fluency. Scholastic Book Orders Field Trips and Celebrations Class Parent: Val Guerrier (Tasmine’s Mom ) [email protected] Birthday celebrations on Fridays during lunch We are hoping to plan field trips to the American Indian Museum this October-November, the Kennedy Center in December, and either the Botanical Garden or the Insect Zoo at the Natural History Museum. Communication http://www.rosselementary.org/ [email protected] 571-230-0910 (cell)—feel free to call or text Thank you!! Questions? Feel free to call, text, email me, drop by or put your questions or comments at the Parking Lot.