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.
8:40-9:00 Literacy Boards, Lunch count, Attendance
9:00-9:30 Shared/Interactive Read Aloud
9:30-10:20 Falcon Flyer
12:30-2:50 Language Arts Block/ELA
12:30-1:30 Guided Reading
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
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.
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.
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.
morning, the students will complete literacy board activities to help
promote their word work skills and teach important mini-lessons for
successful language growth.
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:
2-digit addition and subtraction
measurement to the nearest inch and centimeter
telling time to the nearest 5 minutes
counting money and making change
2D and 3D shapes
solving word problems
Your student will have math home link homework some nights.
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:
||- Meets Benchmark
||- Working Towards Benchmark
||- Needs Improvement
Students will also be assessed in their work habits/social skills and progress within their Specials:
|Work Habits/Social Skills/Specials Key:
||- Acceptable Progress
||- Needs Improvement