Mrs. Secunde's Second Grade Classoom
Homework is sent home periodically based on what the class is working on. It is only practice and will NOT be weekly. In addition, homework, when sent home, is differentiated based on where the child is at in the subject. Homework for elementary school brings little return for the effort, based on an extensive study by John Hattie, see link below for an article on the subject.
Reading: I will send home a monthly reading calendar where parents and children can keep track of how pages they and/or parents read to their child. I'm a firm believer that parents reading to children is valuable as well. When the calendars are complete, we'll use the data for math exploration.
The first few weeks of school are a time for learners and the teacher to get acquainted and set up the environment for the classroom. This time sets the stage for engagement and expectations for the whole year.
Learners will start the year doing some STEM - science and math activities. They will work on an Interview Unit, where they will get to know each other better via interviewing and writing about their classmates.
In addition, the reading, writing, and math workshops will slowly be introduced to ensure learners are aware of the flow and format of the workshops.
SUPPLIES: The school provides pencils, markers, crayons, etc...BUT learners will need headphones and if they wish they can bring in their own supplies to put in their desk for individual use.