2T Edison School * September 8, 2015 * Mrs. Tallman
We are learning about Character Counts and our class and school rules and procedures. This week we will learn about our class jobs and some students will have the chance to begin these responsibilities. Each child will have the opportunity to have a job and be the king or queen of Second Grade as the year progresses.
We will have a Room 5 Scavenger Hunt and learn about our classroom, we will also learn the routines and procedures for each place in the room and the storage areas as well. Everything has a place and we will learn where things belong and where to find all of our classroom tools in order to be independent learners.
This week, we will practice our first Daily Five choice; Read to Self. This week we will learn how to read independently in Room 5, how to choose the best spot to read and how to build reading stamina. Students will learn the difference between reading genres this week (fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, mystery...) and learn how to fill in their classroom reading logs.
Students will write about their goals for Second Grade, we call these goals our hopes and dreams for the year. Our class rules will stem from the idea that for each of us to fulfill our goals, we must respect ourselves, the room and each other. Students will also create an All About Me Project. Children will write and draw about themselves and share their projects with the class during Morning Meeting.
The students will be introduced to our daily math routines, become acclimated with their new math books and work with math supplies and manipulatives that will be used throughout the year. The class will reflect on their experiences verbally and in writing. It will be a great opportunity for the children to have the chance to see what we will learn this year.
We will be learning about our classroom rules and procedures. We will also review Edison School rules and the Character Counts Program. The class will play a friendship game to get reacquainted and learn new things about each other. We will attend the traditional Back To School Assembly with Ms. Loffredo on Friday afternoon.
• Please put your child’s name on their water bottles
• Bring in a labeled art smock
• Bring in labeled headphones or earbuds
• Please have your child put their name and number on all assignments