2nd Grade

Welcome to the Wonderful World of 2nd Grade!   

 

Meet the 2nd Grade Teachers

2-1: Ms. Torres

2-2 (ICT): Mrs. White & Mr. Nikovic

2-3 (Remote): Ms. DiSalvo

2-4: Ms. Rodriguez

2-5: Ms. Cougan

2-6: Ms. Rohweder

2/3-8: Ms. Naranjo

1/2-8: Ms. Gerace

2nd Grade Calendar

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Announcements

  • Junior Great Books

    We will be launching the Junior Great Books program in 2nd grade this week!

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  • Welcome to 2nd Grade

    Welcome to our 2nd grade page! You will be able to access important information, special announcements, and events here. We're looking forward to a wonderful year together!

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Reading Workshop Units of Study

September/October: Second Grade Reading Growth Spurt

October/November: Growing Word Solving Muscles

November/December: Becoming Experts: Reading Nonfiction

December/January: Series Book Clubs

February/March: Bigger Books Mean Amping Up Reading Power

March/April: Accelerating Readers' Growth in Longer Fiction Books

May/June: Reading Nonfiction Cover to Cover: Nonfiction Book Clubs

Writing Units of Study

September: Revving Up Writing Muscles

October: Lessons from the Masters: Improving Narrative Writing

November/December: The How-To Guide to Nonfiction Writing

December/January: Writing Gripping Fictional Stories

February/March: Poetry: Big Thoughts in Small Packages

March/April: Writing About Reading

April/May/June: Nonfiction Writing Projects

Math Units of Study

September: Sums and Differences to 100

October: Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1,000

November/December: Addition and Subtraction Within 200 with Word Problems to 100

January: Addition and Subtraction Within 1,000 with Word Problems to 100

February: Foundations of Multiplication and Division

March: Addition and Subtraction of Length Units

April/May: Problem Solving with Length, Money, and Data

June: Time, Shapes, and Fractions as Equal Parts of Shapes

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

Post On-Demand

Revving Up Writing Muscles 9/9-9/27  
Lessons from the Masters 10/2-11/8 11/6 & 11/7
Nonfiction Writing 11/12-12/13 12/11 & 12/12
Writing Gripping Fictional Stories 12/16-1/31 1/29 & 1/30
Poetry 2/3-3/13  
Writing About Reading 3/16-4/24 4/22 & 4/23
Nonfiction Writing Projects 4/27-6/5 6/2 & 6/3

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)