Second Grade Daily Schedule

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The following is a sample schedule of our school day.

Calendar Time:

During this time, we get to know each other, sing songs, share ideas, learn new concepts, read stories, and discuss our literacy centers for the day. A central focus of our large group area is the calendar, weather and word wall. Throughout the day we also gather in our large group area for literacy and math lessons utilizing these resources. Many of the Everyday Math concepts are introduced and reviewed during our daily calendar time.

Writer’s Workshop:

Writer’s Workshop will be the time when we do our primary writing. This is an important part of our day, as children become readers by being writers. This format for writing includes a mini-lesson, a period for independent writing, and an opportunity to share what has been written. We call this, "authors chair".

Reading in a Whole Group Setting:

We will have a daily time for read-alouds in class. During group reading I also teach many concepts about books. Many genres of literature will be shared.I will discuss characters, plot, themes, problem/solution and making predictions. 

Reading in Small Groups:

We will meet with small groups of students during our Reading Workshop while other students are participating in a variety of centers. This is a chance for me to meet with each of your children in a small group setting, at their own reading level to work on skills and strategies.

Literacy Stations:

As the students become more comfortable with classroom rules and routines they will be working in small groups independently. These learning centers will include, reading with the teacher, independent reading, buddy reading, writing, Math, themed activities, word work, listening activities, and ipads.

Math Time:

Our math program is called Everyday Math. Your child will explore, learn and practice mathematics in a range of settings including whole class, small groups, partners and individually. They will learn to work cooperatively and independently as they solve problems based on real-life situations.  The homework lessons will be in a small workbook called "Home Links".

Science:

Science is taught throughout the school year for approximately 30 minutes, Two to three times a week.  

Social Studies:

Social Studies will be taught throughout the course of the year. Building community and careers will be the focus.

Scholastic News Magazine:

This is a weekly magazine that focuses on nonfiction reading, science, social skills and current events. Once we share them in class, they will be sent home. It is a fun magazine for you to review with your child. Your child will love to revisit the interesting information in their Scholastic News so we encourage you to save them and add them to your child’s personal reading collection.