Second Grade - Ms. Sims
Shared Reading- Shared reading introduces our theme and vocabulary/focus words. We read together and I highlight skills such as main idea, contractions, proper nouns, and various other language/reading skills. We discuss comprehension skills from the book as well. Vocabulary words and comprehension questions on our reading assessments will come from our shared reading stories. Shared reading is implemented daily.
Guided Reading- Guided reading is a small group experience. Students are grouped by reading levels and taught on their level. Fluency and reading skills are practiced during guided reading. (Title page, dedication page, glossaries, and story elements)
Centers- Students work in groups to practice hands on language, reading, or math skills. Students rotate centers daily. For example, students may use magnetic letters to build word wall words.
Math- We will begin Everyday Math this year. Skills will be introduced and practiced during class. Everyday math will be a whole group instruction time. Homework will be a practice time for skills. We will also use dry erase boards to work math problems. Students solve on their boards and reveal answers. This type of work and response system allows me to quickly pull students that need extra help or enrichment with a skill.
Homework- Second graders will be given homework Monday-Thursday. Homework is simply a reinforcement of the objectives taught that day in class. Your child will have homework on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights. Homework will be due each day. Homework assignments will be listed on the back of our newsletter each week. We will also have a weekly assessment in Reading, Language Arts, and Math.
Signed Papers- I will send assessments home on Thursday. Please sign and return the following day.
Newsletters- Please look for a copy of our newsletter on Monday. Word wall words (spelling), focus words, skills, and reminders will be on the newsletter.
Behavior Chart- In our second grade class, we have behavior lights. (Green, orange, yellow, red, and double red) If your child is on double red we will receive a broken rule notice. Once your child receives three broken rule notices, he/she will be sent to the principal’s office. We will also send home a behavior folder every Thursday. This is our way of communicating and keeping you informed about your child’s progress. Please remember to look for your child’s behavior folder every Thursday beginning next week. (Remember to sign and return) Your child should only bring school supplies to school each day!
Thank you for sharing your child with me! I look forward to a wonderful year of progress.