MRS. SCHEET'S 2nd GRADE

ROOM 120

contact information

Michelle Scheet

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michelle.scheet@ops.org

specials

Cycle Day 1 & 6- LIBRARY

Cycle Day 2 & 7- MUSIC

Cycle Day 3- COMPUTER/ Cycle Day 8-GUIDANCE

Cycle Day 4 & 9- ART

Cycle Day 5 & 10- P.E

4B's

We follow the 4 B's

Be responsible

Be respectful and kind

Be safe

Book it!

Pizza Hut sponsors an awesome reading incentive program called Book-It!  Children that read for around 200 minutes a month (the time increases each month) will be rewarded with a coupon for a free personal pan pizza.

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ROOM 120'S IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Class Wish List

*Clorox/Lysol Wipes

*Facial Tissues

*Headphones

Donorschoose.org

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classroom information

 Omaha Public Schools Second Grade Grading Scale

                                                      ADV= Advanced                    O = Outstanding

                                                      PRF= Proficient                      S = Satisfactory

                                                      BSC= Basic                           N = Needs Improvement

                                                      BLB= Below Basic                  U = Unsatisfactory

                                                      BEG= Beginning

 

   Homework

Your child’s nightly homework consists of…    

  Reading for 15 minutes

  Practicing spelling words

                       Finish any homework in their homework folder          

Writer’s Workshop

Students will be writing daily during our class writer’s workshop.  Mini lessons from HMH Into Reading will be taught to help students learn how to become authors.  Students will be writing their own books using the information they learn from these lessons.  Individual and small group conferencing will take place to help children improve their writing. 

This year we will be using the math series GO Math! to learn about numbers, patterns, place value, addition, subtraction, fact families, fractions, graphing, geometry, money, and telling time.  This series is designed to meet the objectives and intent of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.  I also will incorporate literature, music and games to help make learning math fun. Students will have an opportunity to be challenged by learning multiplication and division facts towards the end of the year.

 

Students will practice basic addition and subtraction facts daily to build fact fluency.  Please have your child work on addition and subtraction facts nightly to increase their speed.  It is helpful if you can also look over your child’s work that was completed in class. If you are seeing consistent mistakes, sit down and help your child review that concept.  Your child will have a weekly math assignment that they will need to complete and return by that Friday.  Look for this to come home on Mondays or Tuesdays.

 

Math Websites

 

My reading block is set up using the management system called Daily Five. This is a way of structuring reading time so every student is independently engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. These research-based tasks are ones that will have the biggest impact on student reading and writing achievement, as well as help foster children who love to read and write. Students receive explicit whole group instruction and then are given practice time to read and write independently while I provide instruction to individuals and small groups of students.  When it is up and running smoothly, students will be engaged in the Daily Five.  The Daily Five is comprised of: Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading and Word Work. 

Reading lessons will be enriched with the use of our reading series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt called Into Reading.  Each week we will read a main story and do activities to go along with its theme.  Each story has phonics, vocabulary, leveled readers, study skills, spelling and grammar/writing lessons to go along with it. 

Along with Into Reading, Café lessons will be taught to students to help them become life-long readers.  Café is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary.  With Cafe specific strategies are taught to students to help them become better readers. A menu of suggestions is put up on the wall and the children are encouraged to choose from these strategies when coming across problems in their reading.   

 

Reading Websites

 

**Mystery readers are on hold currently due to current visitor policy.****
 

I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom.  Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class.  Mystery Readers will visit us on Fridays at the end of the day.  Readers are asked to bring a book to read or read a teacher-chosen book from our classroom library. 

If you can find a date that works for you, please sign up to be a Mystery Reader.  There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year. You can either email me your preferred Friday or send your top three choices in a “top secret” envelope to school with your child.  I will get back to you as soon as I can to confirm your official Mystery Reader date.

I have also created a Mystery Reader sign-up book that will be kept in my classroom throughout the year.  If you would prefer to just come to the classroom and pick your date, feel free to do that instead.  Remember, you are a mystery to the class, so try not to tell your child when you will be coming!

  Please see me or drop me a “secret” note if you have any further questions.  We can’t wait to meet our Mystery Readers!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scheet

Michelle.Scheet@ops.org

We will review and refine manuscript in second grade.  We use the Zaner-Bloser manuscript font.  Cursive will not be taught at the second grade level.  

Handwriting Websites:

 

INFORMATION ABOUT SCIENCE

This year we be exploring plants, animals, water, land and matter.  Each week I will also ask a student to be our super scientist of the week.  We will brainstorm science experiments and they will get to choose one to present in front of the class.  A note will come home with your student ahead of time so that you can help us prepare for the main event. 

Science Websites:

 Our Social Studies curriculum is published by Scott Foresman.  This year we will teach about communities, America long ago, map skills, holidays, working together, goods and services, 50 states, current events, citizenship, our government, and history.

Social Studies Websites:

Thank you for visiting my website! This is my 21th year teaching second grade and I love it!  I taught second grade at Fullerton Magnet school for 9 wonderful years before joining the Saddlebrook staff.  I am a product of the Omaha Public Schools--I attended OPS schools from Elementary School through High School.  I am proud to give back to the district that gave me so much.  I received my Bachelor's Degree at Northwest Missouri State University and my Master's Degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  I hold a current Nebraska teaching certificate for Elementary Education and have an endorsement in Early Childhood Education.  I enjoy working with the students and staff of Saddlebrook and look forward to educating the future leaders of our world.