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
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
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
Number Sense
Analyzing data: bar graphs and picture graphs
Adding and subtracting various numbers with place value
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
Subtraction: Place Value
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
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
In order to be promoted to 3rd grade, students must master the 2nd grade
A- Excellent Progress
B- Above Average Progress
C- Average Progress
D – Below Average Progress
U- Unsatisfactory Progress
89% – 80%
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.
*Specials are on a 4 day rotation
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
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: amanda_bryant@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Class Website: http://msbryant-rdhead.weebly.com/
How to access eClass
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
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
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:
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!
It’s a wrap!

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