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Title: 2nd Grade Curriculum Night

2nd Grade Curriculum Night
  • Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • Kimmel Farm Elementary School

? 2nd Grade Teachers ?
  • Annette Dezarn
  • Sarah Ellington
  • Kristin Hansen
  • Allie Mabe (new from 5th grade)
  • Ann Sisson (new from kindergarten)
  • Molly Tuttle (new from Old Town)
  • Cherie Yarbrough

Why Common Core?
  • Contrasting standards across states
  • Student mobility
  • Global competition
  • Todays jobs require different skills

What are the Common Core State Standards?
  • Aligned with college and work expectations
  • Focused and coherent
  • Include rigorous content and application of
    knowledge through high-order skills
  • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state
  • Internationally benchmarked so that all students
    are prepared to succeed in our global economy and
  • Based on evidence and research
  • State led

Language Arts
  • Reading
  • Balance of literature and informational texts
  • Text complexity
  • Writing
  • Emphasis on argument and informative/explanatory
  • Writing about sources
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Inclusion of formal and informal talk
  • Language
  • Stress on general academic and domain-specific

Realistic Expectations
  • Transition year between curriculums
  • Filling in the gaps
  • Switching to Common Core which contains higher
  • What does this mean?
  • Showing growth vs. making the grade

How can I help my child at home?
  • Provide a quiet area for your child to complete
    homework (not in front of the TV)
  • Do not do everything for your child. They need
    to become responsible and independent.
  • Get flash cards (addition subtraction)
  • Be a cheerleader (encourage not discourage)
  • Read with your child EVERY night
  • Contact your childs teacher with issues
  • you may be facing at home.

How Can I Help My Child Become a Better Reader?
  • Please advise your child to try at least three of
    these strategies before telling them the word
  • - Use the pictures as a clue
  • - Skip the unknown word and read on to see if
  • context clues help you
  • - Look for a smaller word within the word
  • - Does the word look similar to another word
    you know
  • - Take a guess and then ask yourself if your
  • makes sense
  • These are just a few strategies but its a great
    place to start! The goal is for students to
    automatically use these strategies when reading

How Can I Help My Child Become Responsible and
  • Children in the 2nd grade are becoming more
    independent and should be encouraged to take more
    responsibility for their materials and their
    schoolwork. Some ways parents can help include

Responsibility cont
  • 1. Help your child set personal goals
  • Talk to your son or daughter about how important
    school is and how important it is to do his or
    her best.
  • Start good habits now by encouraging your child
    to go to bed at a set time.
  • Encourage your child to eat a nutritious

Responsibility cont
  • 2. Encourage your child to manage their own
  • Come up with an evening routine that makes your
    child responsible for preparing their materials
    for the next day. They can use a checklist
  • Homework Completed
  • Paperwork Signed
  • Folder and book bag packed neatly
  • Outfit picked out
  • Lunch Box/Lunch Money

Responsibility cont
  • 3. Encourage them to complete homework
  • Help your child manage their time wisely by
    setting aside a specific time each day for
  • Provide a quiet place for your child to work.
  • Be there to help if your child gets frustrated
    but you do not need to do the work for them.
    Instead, a parent might ask questions to get
  • the child thinking in the right direction.

Spelling allows students to
  • Develop proper work habits and study skills for
    spelling homework and classwork.
  • Focus on learning a spelling pattern that will
    allow them to spell many new words not just ten
    words on a list that have been memorized
  • The goal of spelling instruction is learning a
    spelling pattern and applying it to new words NOT
    the memorization of a list.)

  • Cont

Spelling cont
  • Link the unknown to the known which is where all
    learning should begin (If I know cat, I can spell
  • Remember, you have to learn to crawl before you
    walk and learn to walk before you can run.

Questions, Comments, Concerns
Information from this Power Point can be found
  • http//www.corestandards.org/
  • www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us
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