Birthday treats must be store bought and something easily passed out like cookies, cupcakes, or brownies. Treats are passed out during lunch. We have 20 students in our class. The kids may only pass out treats to our class, not to friends in another class.
School Policy states that birthday invitations cannot be passed out at school. Please use the directory for student information. Teachers are not allowed to send home personal information.
Students may only have one mode of transportation home. If you need to change your child's transportation, please send a note in the morning of the change. If you need to make a change during the school day, please make the change with the front office before 2:00pm
MINIMUM Fluency Expectations in Second Grade:
Beginning of the year: 60 words per minute
Middle of the year: 70 words per minute
End of the year: 85 words per minute
DRA Expections in Second Grade:
Beginning of the Year: DRA 18 fiction
Second Nine Weeks: DRA 20 fiction
Third Nine Weeks: DRA 24 fiction
End of the Year: DRA 28, Nonfiction
Some skills that we will work on all year will be phrasing, rate, and intonation in our reading.
*Phrasing is the way that words are chunked together, marked by pauses.
*Rate is the speed at which we read.
*Intonation is the emphasis given to particular words or phrases.
Being able to read and understand both fiction and nonfiction is very important in second grade. We spend approximately 50% of the year on fiction and 50% of the year on nonfiction.
For fiction books, your child should be able to start at the beginning and tell the whole story with as much detail as they can remember. They will need to be able to tell the elements included in story mapping. Encourage your child to read smoothly with expression. Comprehension of what they have read is very important. Ask questions about details, and have your child retell the story after you've read the book.
For nonfiction books, we are emphasizing key points and details. To retell a nonfiction book is quite a feat. If they can remember many of the key points often found in the table of contents, titles, subtitles, etc. , then the details for each are a little easier to remember.
"READING IS NOT WORD CALLING; READING IS UNDERSTANDING!"
We have transitioned our spelling curriculum into a word study format which is a district wide and is research based. A student can be an A+ speller on lists, but often cannot spell those words in their writing. The purpose of word study is two-fold. First, through active exploration, word study teaches learners to examine words to discover the regularities, patterns, and conventions. Second, word study helps learners facilitate reading fluency and vocabulary development.