Mrs. Melissa Mitchell

Welcome to Second Grade at Fairview Elementary School.

Hi! My name is Melissa Mitchell.  I have been teaching at Fairview for 7 years.  I live in Waynesboro and love to support our Indians.  I have 3 children, 2 girls and 1 boy.  I love to read and I love the outdoor activities in the warmer months.  I am looking forward to a great year!


I currently teach second grade in room H3.
DAILY SCHEDULE
8:40-9:00 Literacy Boards, Lunch count, Attendance
9:00-9:30  Shared/Interactive Read Aloud
9:30-10:20  Falcon Flyer
10:20-11:40 Math
11:40-12:10 Lunch
12:15-12:30 Recess
12:30-2:50 Language Arts Block/ELA
12:30-1:30 Guided Reading
1:30-2:00 Content
2:00-2:30 Writing
2:35-3:15 Specials
3:20 Dismissal


This year in 2nd grade I am looking forward to a year filled with a variety of learning experiences for your child.  It is my hope that they will develop skills and strategies as well as learn curriculum content.
INTEGRATED ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Reading
Students will be reading a variety of genre...realistic fiction, biographies, informational, poetry, fairy tales, etc. from a variety of sources such as anthologies, informational books, chapter books and magazines.  Students will meet with reading specialists and paraeducators as their needs are identified and met.
  
Writing
Our goal for your child is to become a more independent and self-reliant writer.  During writing time, the students will focus on different forms of writing such as letters, stories, poetry, etc.  Students will practice writing to inform, persuade, and share personal stories.

Spelling/Word Work
 Spelling will be evaluated within the context of each child's written work as well as through weekly spelling tests.   Spelling may vary depending on the needs of the child.  The spelling lists will be related to the Wonders Reading Program.  Within the writing process, the students will have the opportunity to proofread, revise, and edit their own work.  Spelling, grammar, and mechanics skills will be taught as needed during the language arts block and during reading.
Each morning, the students will complete literacy board activities to help promote their word work skills and teach important mini-lessons for successful language growth.

MATHEMATICS

Math
We use the Everyday Math Curriculum. For 2nd grade we will focus on addition and subtraction facts.  Your student should have facts homework throughout the week and they will take a  3 minute test on Fridays. 
Important 2nd Grade math concepts are:
place value
2-digit addition and subtraction
measurement to the nearest inch and centimeter
telling time to the nearest 5 minutes
counting money and making change
fractions
2D and 3D shapes
solving word problems
Your student will have math home link homework some nights.

Grading

Students will be assessed during three marking periods throughout the school year. Students will be assessed in Reading, Writing, and Math using the following scores:

Reading/Writing/Math Grading Key:
3 - Meets Benchmark
2 - Working Towards Benchmark
1 - Needs Improvement

Students will also be assessed in their work habits/social skills and progress within their Specials:

Work Habits/Social Skills/Specials Key:
Y - Acceptable Progress
N - Needs Improvement

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