“Flying from the nest” “Learning that lasts a lifetime” 1. Please review Verification/Change form and sign. 2. Check information forms and make corrections. Please sign both forms. “Learning that lasts a lifetime” Education: I have my Bachelor of Science from Brenau University in Early Childhood Education. I have my Master of Science from Nova Southeastern University in Brain- Based Teaching & Learning. Also, I am gifted certified in the state of Georgia. Experience: I have been in Gwinnett County Schools for over 13 years. 8:20-8:50 Arrival 8:50-9:00 Morning Work 9:00- 9:30 Social Studies 9:30-10:10 Language Arts/Reading 10:15-11:00 Specials 11:00- 11:10 Bathroom 11:10-11:40 Lunch (best time for treats or cupcakes) 11:40-1:00 Language Arts/ Reading (Continued) 1:00-2:00 Math 2:00- 2:25 Recess 2:30-3:10 Science 3:10-3:20 Pack-up 3:20 Dismissal Reading comprehension with close reading Asking who, what, when, where, and why in texts Self –Monitor Reading Use self-correction and rereading strategies Compare and contrast between stories Identify 200 common sight words Distinguish between long and short vowels Become familiar with various informational texts Word Families Reading levels Using phonemic awareness when reading Reading levels will be assessed using the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Assessment. The reading level will be weighed into the students reading grade. Reading comprehension with close reading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_hhMeE7Osw Write narrative, informational, and persuasive stories Response to literature Singular and plural nouns Pronouns (singular and possessive) Capitalize proper nouns Use correct end punctuation Write legibly Write about a personal experience Participate in research writing projects Write narrative, informational, expository, and persuasive stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZlvX923Aho Number Sense Analyzing data: bar graphs and picture graphs Adding and subtracting various numbers with place value (decomposing) Adding and subtracting with open number lines Place value to the hundreds place Comparing numbers =,<, > Explore the property of 0 Understand skip counting as a strategy for place value Word form, standard form, and expanded form of numbers Constructed Responses for math reasoning Addition: Place Value https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy5uDkOoMNc Subtraction: Place Value https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNNrlzel4Gw Matter Understand life cycles of cats, dogs, birds, frogs, and butterflies Study seasonal changes Study life cycles of plants Understand fungi as a living thing ex. Mushrooms Energy Astronomy Geographic Setting of Georgia Regions of Georgia: Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain Rivers of Georgia: Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, St. Mary’s, Chattahoochee, and Flint Early Georgians: Tomochichi, James Oglethorpe, Mary Musgrove Native American Study: Creek and Cherokee Tribes Thomas Jefferson Dr. Martin Luther King and Jackie Robinson Jimmy Carter Instructional Assessments (District Developed Assessments) will be given 3 times during the school year. One at the beginning, middle, and end. These tests measure progress. Testing Information: Students will take: CoGAT- Cognitive Ability Test ITBS- Iowa Test of Basic Skills Promotion: In order to be promoted to 3rd grade, students must master the 2nd grade AKS. A- Excellent Progress B- Above Average Progress C- Average Progress D – Below Average Progress U- Unsatisfactory Progress 100%-90% 89% – 80% 79%-74% 73%-70% 69% & Below In our classroom, we use a behavior system using colored strips. Green- great day, good choices Yellow- needs to think about choices Red- poor choices all day *Students have the opportunity to get back on green before the end of the day, if they pull a yellow strip. School wide, we will be using “Caught Being Good” slips. Behavior cards will be sent home in your child’s Friday folder. RRT Art PE Music *Specials are on a 4 day rotation Attendance: It is very important for students to be here daily, however life does happen. If your child is absent, please bring a note when he or she returns to school. Excused absences include: illness, death, court order, or religious holiday. Students must attend at least HALF of the school day in order to be counted present. Transportation: If your child is planning on riding another bus or going home using a different transportation ,(bus, walker, car rider) a note must be sent to school via e-mail or written notice. Your child will be given a transportation tag that must stay attached to their bookbag. Friday Folders: Friday folders will be sent home each Friday. The Friday folder will contain: work from the week and important information and events for our school. Report Cards: Will be given at the end of the nine week period. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Class Website: http://msbryant-rdhead.weebly.com/ How to access eClass http://www.powtoon.com/embed/bfSeP8pVEjK/ Behavior/ homework sheets are used for homework due dates. It helps the students with organization and filling them out with important reminders. I will check the homework sheet daily for notes. Homework will be given daily. Students are expected to read daily. Reading with your child allows students to love reading and truly affects his or her success. PTA is a wonderful way to be involved in your child’s school! Please take the time to join PTA! PTA Holiday Shop is also a great way to be involved. Mystery Reader Activity • August 21st- Watson September 25th- Evenchick October 9th- Papera November 6th- Ronde December 11th- Fenchak January 29th- Harroff February 19th- Amlani March 22nd- Kimbrell April 27th- Swinkola May 6th- Willis Class Support Winter Wonderland Party & End of Year Breakfast Team: Room Representatives: Diane Ronde & Melissa Watson Party Team: Evenchick Papera Burrows McCall Tesfazion Harroff Kimbrell Fenchak nd 2 Grade Policies Please read & sign for taking the time to attend Curriculum Night! I look forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities! Cut! It’s a wrap!