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Welcome!

Welcome!
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The 2 grade teachers are
looking forward to an exciting
Mr. Beecher school year! Mrs. Myers
Mrs. Doll Ms. Mahoney
Mrs. Sander Mrs. Gable
Language Arts Curriculum
Skills we will be working on:
✓ Decoding Strategies
✓ Comprehension Strategies
✓ Vocabulary
✓ Fluency

What to look for:


✓ Reading Homework:
Read for 30 minutes every night
Reading Workshop
✓ Mini Lessons ✓ Your child will be bringing
home 2 library books per
week to read.
✓ IRLA - Conferring with ✓ Please make sure your child
students returns books promptly on
Library day.
✓ Daily Five
✓ Read to Self, Read to
Someone, Listen to
Reading, Work on Writing,
Word Work, & Meet with
Teacher
IRLA
Independent Reading Level Assessment

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What is IRLA?

● A diagnostic and formative assessment


● Ability to establish a baseline reading level
● Provides remediation, acceleration and maintenance for
each child and his/her family

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Teacher Responsibilities

● Find the “just right” level for independent reading


● Create power goals
● Confer with students
● Teach to specific needs

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Parent Responsibilities

● Read with child everyday at his/her independent level


● Encourage child in reading efforts
● Review Skills Cards sent home

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GREEN

● Reads Power Words at flash speed


● Uses picture clues
● Reads initial blends and digraphs

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BLUE

IB
● Decodes one syllable words
● Chunks
● Reads onsets and rhymes

2B
● Decodes two syllable words

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RED

IR
● Decodes 3 syllable words

2R
● Decodes multisyllabic and irregularly
spelled words
● Finishes one chapter book a week

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Writing Curriculum
The Writing Process:
✓ Brainstorm and Plan
✓ Write a Sloppy Copy
✓ Conference
✓ Revise & Edit
✓ Publish & Celebrate

Types of Writing:
✓ Narrative
✓ Informative-Research
✓ Opinion
✓ Friendly Letter
All published pieces will be sent home in June.
Math Curriculum
Skills we will be working on: What you can do at home:
✓ Addition and subtraction ✓ Practice addition and
basic facts up to 20 subtraction facts to 20
✓ Two-digit and three-digit ✓ Hands-on math activities
addition and subtraction (counting coins & telling
with/without bundling. time)
✓ Time, Money, Geometry, & ✓ Websites to visit:
Measurement zearn.com
✓ Fractions funbrain.com
✓ Word problems frontrowed.com
✓ Skip counting xtramath.com
sumdog.com
Addition and Subtraction Basic
Facts
In place of Rocket Math, our district has adopted an integrated
addition/subtraction flash card system that students will
practice at school. Please continue to practice math facts at
home.

Please look for a QR code to come home in your child’s folder to


practice math facts.

XtraMath is a great program for your child to use at home as


well.
Science and Social Studies
Curriculum
Throughout the year, your child will participate in hands-on
activities as well as finding information through reading
books in Science and Social Studies.
Science Skills Social Studies Skills
✓ Objects in the Sky ✓ Communities (Urban,
✓ Balance and Motion Suburban, & Rural)
✓ Plants ✓ Citizenship
✓ Government
✓ Community Resources
Homework
✓ Homework will be given on a nightly basis Monday
through Thursday.
✓ Homework –Have your child read for 30 minutes each
night and practice addition and subtraction math facts.
Classroom Management
Positive Reinforcement:
✓ Verbal praise
✓ Class Dojo

Discipline:
✓ Points/Verbal Praise are used
to encourage good choices.
✓ Please refer to Class Dojo
frequently to check your
child’s points and messages.
School Wide Effective Behavior
System
✓ The UNITY program will ✓ U-Use kind words and actions
teach every child the ✓ N-Need to keep hands, feet,
school rules and and objects to ourselves
expected behaviors that ✓ I-I will follow directions the first
time given
will apply throughout the
✓ T-Take ownership of our
entire building. actions and learning
✓ Y- Yield and walk silently
throughout our school
Report Card

✓Trimesters are new this year.


✓ Use numbers 1,2,3, & 4 as indicators of skill mastery
✓ 3 is proficient, this is where we expect your child to be

✓ 2 is approaching the expected skill


✓ Report card skills are aligned with Common Core
Standards, therefore the report cards look slightly
different this year.
✓ Please keep in mind each quarter the skills become
more rigorous.
Celebrating Birthdays
✓ You may send in a treat on the day of your
child’s birthday, but please notify us prior via
email or note.
✓ If your child’s birthday falls on a weekend, you can send
a treat in on Friday or Monday.
✓ Please make sure the treat is NUT FREE and
MESS FREE. Make sure there is enough for all
students in the class.
✓ Please send in napkins and/or paper plates for
the treat.
✓ Individually prepared treats are preferred!
✓ Summer Birthdays will be celebrated on the
child’s half birthday unless the half birthday falls
over winter break.
Snack Time
✓ Please provide a healthy, NUT
FREE, dry snack for your child.
✓ Please provide a water bottle.

✓ Water bottles MUST have a


sports cap to prevent spills.
✓ ONLY WATER PLEASE!!!
Communication
Sickness
If your child is sick and cannot Vacation
attend school, you must call If you plan on taking a
the attendance line at vacation during the
610-369-7518, to report school year, please fill out
your child absent. Our a trip form and return it to
school day runs from 8:45 to the office for approval.
3:25.
If you call your child’s absence Early Dismissal
in,you are required to submit · If you need to pick up
a written excuse for absence your child before the end
within 3 days of your child’s of the scheduled school
return to school or the day, please call the office
absence will be considered before 3pm.
unlawful.
Using the app or email does
not require a written excuse.
Important Information ●

● Immunizations must be current or students will be


excluded on the fifth day of school in accordance with the
new PA law

● Bus runs no longer have much room for emergency bus


passes to be granted. If there is a true emergency
requiring a student to ride a different bus one day we
must get permission from transportation before being
able to grant a bus pass. Most times they will not be able
to approve them due to limited space.




Thank you for coming this
evening. Conference information
will be sent home via email.