WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE! I am so happy to have your child in my class this year at Nansemond Parkway. I have many interesting and fun activities planned for this year and am very excited to be working with your child. We will be learning a lot and I thank you now for all of your support as we fully embrace the motto: “…where learning is a quest that we venture upon daily!” This is my 17th year teaching and every year I learn as much as the children. I wanted to take this time to explain some of the things you will be seeing this year from me and from your child.
*Schedule: SECOND GRADE-ROOM 49- MRS. NACCARATO
9:35-11:10 Guided Reading
1:00-1:40 Social Studies
1:40-1:50 Writing (Whole Group)
1:50-2:40 Resource: Mon.-Music Tues.-PE Wed.-Computers Thurs.-Library Fri.-Art
2:40-3:10 Writing (Independent)
*My blog is located at: http://blogs.spsk12.net/1415/ This is where you will find weekly information on homework, important dates and activities, SOLs to be covered that week and more. Please check this weekly if possible.
*Email: The BEST way to get in contact with me during the school day is by emailing me at: email@example.com(I am not always able to take phone calls during instructional time and many times things come up during our resource periods and then I may not see your message until after school.) I CHECK MY EMAIL OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY. However, if you need to speak with me asap, please let the office staff know that when you call and I will get back to you in a timely manner.
*Procedures and Rules for Room 49:
|READY TO LEARN-green
|Think About It-yellow
I believe in setting expectations and procedures for all activities that will take place in our classroom. This provides for a safe, healthy and happy environment contusive to learning and being at our best every day. We will learn and practice these daily and your child will know what to do and what is expected of him/her every day.
The Rules are as follows:
1. Follow Directions Quickly!
2. Raise Your Hand for Permission to Speak.
3. Raise Your Hand for Permission to Leave Your Seat.
4. Make Smart Choices!
5. Keep Your Dear Teacher Happy!
This behavior chart starts everyone out each day on “Ready to Learn.” The
children move up and down the chart depending on their behavior throughout
the day. Those on pink at the end of the day will get a reward. These could include
stickers, braves bills, high fives, etc. If your child is on red at the end of the day,
you will see a note home in their agenda or receive an email about why.
*Homework is an important part of learning. It reinforces what we have already done in class and lets you practice with your child to see the progress that they are making and what they are learning. This should be a positive experience and not the cause of stress filled evenings for you and your child. There will be Reading/Spelling homework every night (Monday- Thursday), with spelling quizzes on Fridays, and one other subject area each night and they should read for at least 15 minutes. All homework should be done in a homework notebook and that will be turned in on Fridays. White envelopes (student completed work) will be sent home on Tuesdays.
**I look forward to a terrific school year and if there is anything you need, please feel free to contact me at any time.