2nd Grade

Second grade teachers

2-1 (ICT): Ms. Naranjo & Ms. Torres

2-2 (ICT): Ms. Rohweder & Mr. Nikovic

2-3:  Ms. Rodriguez

2-4: Ms. DiSalvo

2-8:  Ms. Tzanos

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Reading Workshop Units of Study

September: Getting started to read

October/November: Community and Relationships: It Happened in School

 November/December: Folklore & Traditions: Wishes & Promises

January/February: Living Things: Search & Survive

February/March: A Sense of Self: Like No One Else

March/April/May: Inspired by True Stories: Animal Watch

May/June: Genre Study: Realistic Fiction

Writing Units of Study

September: Getting started to write!

October/November: From My Point of View; Exploring Point of View in Writing

November/December: Once Upon a Time; A New Look at Folktales & Fairy Tales

January/February: Nonfiction Navigators; Finding and Using Facts & Features

February/March:  When Words Matter; Word Choice in Personal Narrative

March/April/May: Real World Writing; Exploring Nonfiction Genres

May/June: Becoming Poets; Writing Poetry

Math Units of Study

September: Add and Subtract Friendly Numbers

October: Explore Length 

November/December:  Counting and Place Value

January: Add, Subtract, and Solve 

February: Add and Subtract Big Numbers

March: Equal Groups

April/May: Length, Money, and Data

June: Shapes, Time, and Fractions

Social Studies & Science Units of Study

Social Studies

September-November: Our Communities Geography

December-February: New York City Over Time

March/April: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Communities

May/June: Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities

 

Science

September-November: Plant and Animal Relationships

December-March: Properties of Materials

April-June: Changing Landforms

Assessment Calendar Overview

Reading

Running Record Assessment

November
March
June

Writing

Unit

Dates

Publishing

Dates

Getting Started

9/13 - 10/05

 

From My Point of View; Exploring Point of View in Writing

10/6 -11/12

11/11 & 11/12

 Once Upon a Time; A New Look at Folktales & Fairy Tales

11/15 - 12/23

12/22 & 12/23

Nonfiction Navigators; Finding and Using Facts & Features

1/3 - 2/9

2/8 & 2/9

When Words Matter; Word Choice in Personal Narrative

2/10 - 3/24

3/23 & 3/24 

 Real World Writing; Exploring Nonfiction Genres

3/25 - 5/9

5/8 & 5/9

 Becoming Poets; Writing Poetry

5/10 - 6/25

6/24 & 6/25

Math

Module Dates
1 Pre-Test: 9/6 and Post-Test: 9/20
3 Pre-Test: 9/23 and Post-Test: 10/29
4 Pre-Test: 11/1 and Post-Test: 12/19
5 Pre-Test: 1/2 and Post-Test 1/29
6 Pre-Test: 2/3 and Post-Test: 3/11
2 Pre-Test: 3/13 and Post-Test: 4/2
7 Pre-Test: 4/6 and Post-Test: 5/1 (Part 1) & 5/27 (Part 2)
8 Pre-Test: 5/28 and Post-Test: 6/22

Grading Policy

Reading

Report card grades based on: Teachers College reading level benchmarks.

November

G or below = 1

H/I = 2

J/K/L = 3

M or above = 4

March

I or below = 1

J/K = 2

L/M = 3

N or above = 4

June

J or below = 1

K/L = 2

M = 3

N or above = 4

Writing

Report card grades based on: Scaled score on post on-demand assessments using Teachers college rubric for scoring. If multiple writing units occur during the marking period, the final report card grade is based on the average of all the post on- demand assessments. Deciding whether to round a half point up or down for the final grade is at the teacher’s discretion based on performance throughout the unit.

Number of Points

Scaled Score

1-11

1

11.5-16.5

1.5

17-22

2

22.5-27.5

2.5

28-33

3

33.5-38.5

3.5

39-44

4

Math

Report card grades based on: Average of test scores given during the marking period

Level 1

1-55%

Level 2

56-78%

Level 3

79-88%

Level 4

89-100%

Social Studies

Report card grades based on: Average of all assessment(s) and/or project(s) given during the marking period

Level 1

1-55%

Level 2

56-78%

Level 3

79-88%

Level 4

89-100%

Science

Report card grades based on: Average of all assessment(s) and/or project(s) given during the marking period

Level 1

1-55%

Level 2

56-78%

Level 3

79-88%

Level 4

89-100%

Our school has one term per year. Each term has 3 marking periods. Report cards are issued 3 times each year, at the end of each marking period. Please note that the third marking period is the final grade.

Grade

Meaning

1

Well below standards

2

Below standards

3

Proficient in standards

4

Excels in standards

Deciding whether to round a half point up or down for the final grade is at the teacher’s discretion based on the student’s effort throughout the marking period. Effort can be measured by homework, participation, and class discussions.

The following are other codes that may appear on a report card:

If student is enrolled in P.S. 131 for 30 or more calendar days, the student must receive a numerical grade.

ME

Exceeds standards

MP

Approaching standards

MB

Below standards (Fail)

CR

Credit

NC

No credit (Fail)

NS

No credit- insufficient attendance (Fail)

ND

No credit- fulfilled distribution requirement

NU

No credit-audit (HS)

NX

No credit-incomplete

NL

No credit-new admit (enrolled in school less than 30 calendar days)

NW

No credit-course waiver (PE only)

R.U.L.E.R

Second grade Motto: Don't stress. Just try your best.  

This is a mood meter, which children use to measure their feelings. They measure their feelings thinking about their energy and pleasantness.  

In promoting social emotional awareness, our school will begin implementing the RULER program this year! Each class now has a Mood Meter. We will be using this tool on a daily basis, helping students to recognize emotions and develop strategies for managing these emotions. Our feelings have a huge influence on our decision making, and yet often in the moment, we aren’t really aware of how we’re feeling or how those feelings are influencing our behaviors.

How it works: The Mood Meter is a square divided into four quadrants — red, blue, green, and yellow — each representing a different set of feelings. Different feelings are grouped together on the Mood Meter based on their energy and comfort level.
 
 RED feelings: high in energy and uncomfortable (angry, scared, and anxious)
 
BLUE feelings: low in energy and uncomfortable (sad, disappointed, and lonely)
 
GREEN feelings: low in energy and comfortable (calm, tranquil, and relaxed)
 
YELLOW feelings: high in energy and comfortable (happy, excited, and joyful