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Daily devotions with singing and prayer time. Exploring BIBLE truths. Weekly Chapel service with Chapel buddies. Weekly memory verses. Study of Martin Luther and the Reformation. Opportunities for student-led devotions and/or prayer. A special chapel service is conducted by the second grade on May 7th. Development of Christian friendships. Religion textbooks published by CPH, new version this year!
Daily homework due the next day, fact practice due the next day. Multiplication and Division fact families. Fractions and Decimals. Problem solving strategies. Right, acute, obtuse angles. Saxon Math3 is our text.
Instruction two times a week of the language and culture, taught by Mrs. Maldonado.
Daily phonics practice. Read-at-home evening homework. Small group teaching to individualize reading instruction. Writer’s workshop and whole class writing mini-lessons. Read-aloud stories by teacher. Shared reading opportunities with partners, small groups and whole class. Accelerated Reader program is available for all students. We have implemented best practices from The Daily 5 approach to reading instruction by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. We use the book “Just Write” for writing instruction and practice
Spelling – Sitton Spelling curriculum is the mastery of “Forever Words” used in conjunction with Word Wall Work (emphasis on high frequency words). Students are expected to master “forever” words through correctly spelling and using the “forever” words in their writing. Weekly word family review (spelling patterns like _at: bat, cat, that, hat). “Forever words” are extended into practice work with prefixes, suffixes, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms and contractions.
Handwriting – Instruction in upper and lower case letters using the Zaner-Bloser handwriting approach (straight up and down with circles and sticks). Emphasis on correct letter formation
(top and down), correct pencil grip, legibility and ease in writing. Cursive will be introduced.
Our series is from Educators Publishing Service.
Our book is titled: People and Places. Units taught by Mrs. Kegley are: Where We Live, Our Earth, Working Together, Our Country Today, Our Country Long Ago, People and Places in History. This is a new series by Scott Foresman!
Our series is from Houghton Mifflin. Units taught by Miss Young are: Plants and Animals. Environments and Energy, Treasures from the Earth, Patterns in the Sky, Matter and Energy, Motion and Forces.
The 2nd Grade has the following field trips scheduled:
Milwaukee County Zoo “Homes and Hideaways”
Schlitz Audubon Center for Maple Sugaring in March
First Stage play in the spring!
Wauwatosa Historical Society’s Schoolhouse at Kneeland-Walker House in May
Total costs for the field trips will be around 45.00 per student this school year.