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Welcome to

Mrs. Russell’s
2nd Grade PIN
Night
Assignment Notebooks
• Need to be signed daily
• Paws
• 15 minutes of reading per
night (Reading Log)
• Math homework every
night (Home Links)
• Color Days
• Spelling/Word Study
• Notes/comments
• Show and Tell
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Snack
• Bring individual
snacks and
juice/water
• Healthy
• I have extras if
needed-1 per week
• Birthday/Star Student
snacks can be fun!

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Show and Tell
• Every Friday
– Can bring ONE item to
show and tell about
– Writing Center
– Children are
responsible for their
own show and tell,
which means it stays in
their locker, so please
do not send in
expensive things such
as gaming systems
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Star Student

• “News” poster

• Fun snack on Friday

• Pictures or special items

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Surprise Reader
• Every Friday from
11:15-11:30pm
• You can bring a book
or I can provide one
• I will send home a
reminder
• Keep it a secret!!

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Class Blog
• Team Bulletins
• Scholastic online ordering
• Volunteer schedules
• Surprise reader schedules
• Field trip information
• Pictures
• Links to EverydayMath
• Fun Class Links
• Curriculum related sites
• http://www.therussellteam.blogspot.com/

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Reading
• The Daily Five
– http://www.the2sisters.com/the_daily_5.htm
2. Read to Self
3. Read to Someone
4. Listen to Reading
5. Work on Writing
6. Word Work
• Interactive Read Alouds
• Guided Reading
• Poetry (Fluency)
• Non-Fiction Readers
• Reader’s Theater
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Writing
• Writer’s Workshop
– Author Celebrations at the end
of each unit
– Examples of units… Personal
Narratives, Flat Stanley (Letter
Writing), How To Books, Fairy
Tales, Poetry, Animal Reports
• Writing Process
– Plan, Draft, Edit, Revise,
Publish
• Six + 1 Traits
– Ideas, Organization, Voice,
Word Choice, Sentence
Fluency, Conventions, and
Presentation

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Everyday Math
-Part 1 (Math Message,
Mental Math, Lesson)
-Part 2 (Journal Pages,
Games, Math Boxes)
-Extensions/
Readiness Activities
– Home Links
– Newsletters
-Everyday Math Online
www.everydaymathonline.com

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Everyday Math
• Unit 1- Numbers and Routines
• Unit 2- Addition and Subtraction Facts
• Unit 3- Place Value, Money, and Time
• Unit 4- Addition and Subtraction
• Unit 5- 3-D and 2-D Shapes
• Unit 6- Whole Number Operations and
Number Stories
• Unit 7- Patterns and Rules
• Unit 8- Fractions
• Unit 9- Measurement
• Unit 10- Decimals and Place Value
• Unit 11- Whole-Number Operations Revisited
• Unit 12- Year-End Reviews and Extensions

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Keystone
“Principles for Living”
• Daily lessons
• Themes
– Kindness
– Courage
– Self-Control
– Forgiveness
– Respect
– Diligence
– Loyalty
– Honesty
– Confidence
• Keys/Paw Prides
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Science
• FOSS
– Hands on activities
– Inquiry based learning
• Units
– Plants
– Air and Weather
– Balance and Motion
• Assessment
– Writing journal
– Formal after each
investigation

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Social Studies
• Quarter 1
– Communities

• Quarters 2 and 3
– Mapping Skills

• Quarter 4
– Continents and Oceans

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Sitton Spelling

• Priority Words
• Homework
– Stretch It, Fix It, Sort It,
Take Home and Finish It
• 27 Units
• Test Every Friday
• Word Study

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Miscellaneous
• Maternity Leave
• October 19-23 and
December 1- January 3
• Highlights
• Volunteers
• Field Trips
– Nature Center Jan. 28,
Furry Fairy Tales Oct. 28,
Slim Goodbody May 7 and
Milwaukee County Zoo in
June
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Miscellaneous
• Specials
– Art (1 Hour/Week)
– Music (2-30 Min
Sessions/Week)
– Phy. Ed. (2-30 Min
Sessions/Week)
– Library (30 Min/Week)
• Buddies
– Mrs. Hipp’s 4th Graders

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Contact
Information
• Email
– russellr@elmbrookschools.org

• Phone
– 262-785-3930 ext 179

• Address
– 2530 N Brookfield Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045

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