Second Grade Teacher
Welcome Mrs. Tabassum's Super Shining Stars class webpage! This year we will have lots of fun as we review skills from 1st grade and learn new 2nd grade skills in all subject areas: language arts, math, science and social studies.
Schedule: Encore :
9:00-9:30 Morning Work/Announcements Day 1 - PE
9:30 11:05 Language Arts Day 2 - Music
11:08-12:00 Lunch/Recess Day 3 - PE
12:05-12:45 Core Extension (LA) Day 4 - Library/Guidance
12:45-1:30 Encore (Specials) Day 5 - Art
3:00-3:30 Science/Social Studies
This Month's Lessons:
Reading- Students are now working independently in the routines of Reader's Workshop. The reading skills that we will be reviewing and learning this month are story elements (characters, setting, problem and solution) for fiction texts and features for non fiction texts (table of contents, glossary, index, graphics) and focusing on main idea and supporting details. We also have weekly Daily Read and Writes (DRW's) where students have to answer questions in a text and write with a prompt. I expect students to be answering the questions in complete sentences and writing with these 5 points in mind: capitalization, punctuation, correct spacing, correct letter formation and complete sentences.
Writing- Writing happens daily in our room as a part of Reader's Workshop. Some days we will write using a prompt and other days students will be able to free write on the topic of their own choice. As stated above for my expectations of DRW's, students will be focusing on their grammar skills. Each morning we practice and review grammar skills in our Morning Work books and students are quizzed on those skills on Fridays.
Students have now started learning how to write a persuasive writing. By the end of this quarter students are expected to be able to write 2 paragraphs on their chosen Persuasive topic. Their writing must include a topic sentence, 6-8 detail sentences, and a closing sentence.
Math- Unit 3: Number Sense and Computation # 3 (throughout the year we will have 5 Number Sense and Computation units that build and review the skills from the previous unit and grade level). This unit has the students reviewing doubles, basic addition and subtraction and learning new skills like place value (ones and tens), rounding to the nearest, comparing numbers to 99 and continuing to improve on our problem solving strategies (UPSC).
Social Studies- We have started our Economics unit.
**Daily reminders** Please look in and return the RED Panther folder and sign and return Agenda every night. The agenda is our main form of communication from school to home. Remember to take out papers that are being sent home and to check the behavior log. This correlates directly to the report card section of Work Habits and Conduct.
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Important dates in January
16 - No school - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
20 - NO SCHOOL - Inauguration Day
27 - Early Dismissal / Parent Conferences
30 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
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