Curriculum Night PowerPoint 2012-13

 Grade level field trip
 2nd grade coordinates two field trips each year .
 Desert Botanical Garden- March 12
 TBD – Mrs. Mathis is working on it
 Last year’s accomplishments
 Terramar ‘s 2nd grade scored highest in the DVUSD in
the area of math and 7th in the area of reading on the
Stanford 10 nationwide assessment.
 Academy Mission Statement
 By utilizing an arts-focused curriculum, we will enhance
each child’s sense of belonging, sense of self, and ability
to achieve academically.
 Reporting System in Place
 Character Counts
 School Wide Procedures handbook
Behavior Plan:
Character Counts
Six Pillars: Trustworthiness, Respect,
Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, & Citizenship
Bullying Lessons & Investigations when needed
Responsible Thinking Questioning
Stop and Think (Reflection Sheet sent home)
Phone call home
Daily Schedule:
8:15 – 8:45: Morning Work
8:45 – 9:30: Writing
9:30– 9:45: Word Work
9:45 – 10:15: Reading
10:15 – 11:00: Literacy Centers/SGI
11:00 – 11:40: Recess/Lunch
11:45 – 12:05: Read Aloud
12:05 – 12:25: Reading Comprehension
12:25 – 12:40: Problem of the Day
12:40 – 1:25: Math
1:30 – 2:15: Specials
2:15 – 2:55: Science/Social Studies
2:55 – 3:00: Clean-up and dismissal
 Informational Text- Reading Street is 50% Nonfiction
 Vocabulary Building- Reading Street- Amazing Words
 Assessments:
 Weekly Reading Test is assessing on taught skills, NOT
the weekly story like in Harcourt.
 We will also identify students reading strengths and
focus areas using the DIBELS and DRA assessments.
 Reading Street Baseline & Unit Assessments will be used
if needed.
•Reading Street Common Core Curriculum
•Reading Centers
•Small Guided Reading Groups
Reading Center Packets
•Based on Reading Street
•Students work in small, multi-ability groups
•Flexible student grouping: DRA, DIBELS, and teacher
•Students pulled to work in guided reading groups with texts
at similar levels
•Whole group: Monday, introduction to concepts, strategies,
and story
•Monday-Friday: Centers and Guided Reading
•Center packets: Completed throughout week and due,
completed, on Fridays
The Writing Process used through the Write
From the Beginning Program
 The primary goal is to make the students lifelong spellers.
 Spelling will be comprised of 5 high frequency words and 10
words that come from our Reading Street weekly spelling
 Spelling tests will be held on Thursdays.
 They will include: 3 dictation sentences and the 15 spelling list
 Common Core State Standards Domains
 Grade Level Learning Requirements
 8 Math Practices
 Math-Student Behaviors
 ACE Problem Solving
•EnVision Math Curriculum
•Addition/subtraction up to 3 digits
•Place value up to 1,000
•Multiplication (1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s)
•Telling time: Clocks (digital/analog),
• Geometry- Shapes, angles, vertices
•Graphs (e.g. pictographs, bar graphs)
•Measurement (inches, centimeters, feet, meters)
•Problem Solving
 Mission Statement Development
 Plan, Do, Study, Act
 Smart Goal
 2 week cycles
 Student data folders
Focus in Content Problem Solving
Compute/Cite Evidence
Explain your reasoning
•Life cycle of mammals
•Life cycle of insects
•Solids, liquids, and gas
•Weather conditions
•Human Body
•Scientific Process
Social Studies
•Harcourt Social Studies Curriculum
•Communities and team-building
•American History and symbols
•World History
•Geography and maps
•Basic Economics
•Native Americans
Thinking Maps
•Terramar is a “Thinking Maps” school!
•What are Thinking Maps???
*They are a tool for helping children
map out their thinking and make sense of
their own learning.
•Used daily in our classroom…look for them
to come home!
•Ask your child about his/her maps!!!
Homework: Tic Tac
•Handed out every Friday
•Due the following Friday morning
•No “Fun Recess” for students who fail to complete and turn in
homework packet on time
•Student’s responsibility to complete & return homework
•Homework – always a review
•Reading log – 100 minutes a week!
•As a parent, your role is to check your child’s homework packet.
Tic Tac Tomework Template
•Must be trained by district
***More info to follow when training dates are made available.
Tuesday, August 28th 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Tuesday, September 11th 7:30 AM– 8:00 AM
Wednesday, September 19th 7:00 PM– 7:45 PM
*All trainings are held in the school library. Additional training dates can be
found on the Terramar website.
•In our room volunteers may:
***work in center groups during reading
***run copies
***have things sent home
***attend field trips
***help out at parties
Thank you for
Any questions
2nd Grade Team
Mrs. Gedney
Mrs. Mathis
Mrs. Tellier

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