File - Ms.Graham`s Second Grade

Welcome 2nd Grade Parents!
Highcroft Drive Elementary
2nd Grade
Ms. Norman
Mrs. Jankowski
Ms. Graham
Mrs. Frasz
Mrs. Bunker
Mrs. Tempke
Ms. Hussey
Mrs. Carroll
2nd Grade Daily Schedule
8:45-9:15 Morning Work
 9:20-10:20 Math
 10:30-11:00 Lunch
 11:00-11:30 Read Aloud
 11:30-12:15 Specials
 12:15-12:45 Recess
 12:45-2:45 Daily 5/Literacy
 2:45-3:30 Social Studies/Science
 3:30 Clean up and Dismissal
 The
Daily Five is a literacy
structure that teaches
independence and gives children
the skills needed to create a
lifetime love of reading and
writing. The children work on
building their stamina until they
are successful at being
 Read
to Self
 Work on Writing
 Word Work/Letterland
 Read to Someone
 Listen to Reading
Read to Self
Children reading to
themselves is the
first step in Daily
Five and is the
foundation for
creating independent
readers and writers.
Work on Writing
The writing component of the Daily Five
provides additional support children
require to become effective writers. Its
purpose is to provide daily writing
Read to Someone
Reading with someone helps readers, especially
developing readers, become more self-sufficient
and less reliant on the teacher for assistance.
Research shows that taking turns while reading
increases reading involvement, attention, and
Word Work / Letterland
During Word Work,
we focus on spelling
patterns and
vocabulary work with
Collaboration with
How can parents help at home?
Hold the student accountable
Encourage the student to find and fix
spelling errors
Practice good spelling habits in written
work across all areas of the curriculum
2nd Grade Writing Program
Small Moments/Personal Narrative
Opinion Writing
Informative/Report Writing
Imaginative Writing
2nd Grade Mathematics Program
Math Skills for 2nd Grade
 Numbers
and Operations
 Measurement- Inches, Centimeters, etc.
 Time and Money
 Data Analysis- Graphing
 Geometry- Shapes
 Algebra- Equations
 Word Problems
2nd Grade Mathematics Program
Components of Math Workshop
in 2nd Grade
Daily Problem Solving
 Math Talk/Math Leader
 Hands On Learning
 Math Fact Fluency
 Application and Extension
 Check for understanding
2nd Grade Science Program
Science is taught ~4 weeks per
Science Units are Filled with Hands On
Matter-Solids and Liquids
Life Cycles
2nd Grade Social Studies Program
 Civics
& Government
Structure & Function of local communities, Citizen
participation in communities
 History
& Culture
Past and Present
 Geography
Maps and globes
 Economics
& Financial Literacy
Supply & Demand, Entrepreneurship, Market
2nd Grade Field Trips*
Historic Oak View
Snow White- The Musical Fairy Tale
Asheboro Zoo
Additional In-House Field Trips
Animal Life Cycles
Learning Experiences
Holidays Around The World
A Bug’s Life
Young Authors
May 15th
Ways to Help Your 2nd grader
Get to school on time.
 Get good rest and eat a healthy breakfast.
 Pack your child a nutritious snack.
 Look over and discuss your child’s
homework nightly.
 Practice math facts.
 Read nightly.
 Encourage independence and
responsibility .
Letters to Parents
Please be sure to read the letter your child
wrote you. Please reply to his or her letter
so that he or she can read it for morning
work tomorrow.
Thank you for coming tonight!!

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