Welcome to Second Grade!
Our goal this year is to help our students become life-long learners. We have high expectations for our students so they can work at their highest potential. In second grade, we foster an atmosphere of respect and student lead classrooms to build great leaders for our future.
Highlights of Academics
During the year we will learn to increase our reading levels and become fluent readers with comprehension of what we are reading. Students will be problem solvers daily in math while learning math strategies to support their thinking. Second grade is a year of becoming more independent thinkers and learners. This will allow the students to skills they need to be successful each year in school.
Communication is key to helping our students be successful throughout the school year. Each second grader will come home with an agenda to communicate what is happening at school. Homework, important dates, and notes will be written in their agendas. Please check agendas each day! It is a great way for the parents and teachers to communicate what is going daily. We are always available through email or phone as well.
Students will have homework for the week. On Mondays, students will receive their homework for the week. They have all week to complete the assignments and turn them on Fridays. Homework includes reading passages, math problems and words for the week with a skill to work on.
Our classroom will use a clip chart to monitor behavior. A clip chart is a great tool that allows students to be rewarded for positive behavior, while discouraging negative behavior. Each student has a clothespin, or clip, with his or her name on it. Everyone will start on green at the beginning of each day, and clips can be moved up and down throughout the day based on behavior.
CLIP CHART COLORS
- Pink: Super Student! The super student level is reserved for outstanding behavior.
- Purple: Great Job! Students can move to Great Job level for continuing to display good behavior.
- Blue: Good Choices! Students move to Good Choices level for showing that they are making the right behavior decisions.
- Green: Ready to Learn! Every student will start the day on Ready to Learn level
- Yellow: Think About it! A student will be moved to Think About It level as a warning about his or her behavior.
- Orange: Teacher’s Choice! Students who continue to display poor behavior can move down to the Teacher’s Choice level. Here, the teacher can decide what action to take.
- Red: Parent Contact! When students move to Parent Contact level, the teacher will notify parents with a note home or phone call. A visit to the Principal’s office might also be order.