2nd Graders Hard at Work!
Second Grade Science
Second Grade has been studying a lot of Science this six weeks and part of has been about birds
hatching, butterflies, pollination, and flowers.
After discussing the parts of a flower and ways pollen is transferred to another flower students pretend to be a bird drinking nectar (juice box) while their feet were on the anther (Cheetos). They then flew around and transferred pollen to other flowers.
Mrs. Cynthia Canty
Mrs. Nancy Smith
Mrs. Debbie Page
Mrs. Lisa Sapp
Mrs. Nancy Moseley
Developmental Stages and Milestones of Second Grade
(We hope that this article by the American School Counselor Assoc. will give you some insight about what your child's progress will be during their Second Grade Year.)
Is your seven-year-old on track? Below are some general development milestones to help you understand your child's progress over the school year. Keep in mind that every child is different and may not fit perfectly into this framework.
Where They Are
At seven, kids begin to calm down a bit. They:
Begin to reason and concentrate.
Worry, are self-critical, may express a lack of confidence.
Demand more of their teacher's time.
Dislike being singled out, even for praise.
Where They're Going
School isn't just academics. Your child's teachers are also helping her grow socially. At seven-years-old, your child is continuing to learn about herself and others. You can help by encouraging her as she:
Develops a concept of herself.
Begins to understand others.
Gains respect for others.
Builds relationships with others.
Develops a sense of responsibility.
Georgia Performance Standards: A World-Class Curriculum for Our Schools
The Georgia Performance Standards document includes four major components:
Content standards state the purpose and direction the content is to take, and are generally followed by elements that identify specific learning goals associated with the standard.
Keyed to the relevant standards, these are suggested tasks that demonstrate to teachers what students should know and be able to do during or by the end of the course. Some tasks can serve as activities that will help students achieve the learning goals of the standard, while others can be used to assess student learning; many serve both purposes.
|SAMPLES OF STUDENT WORK
Examples of successful student work are included to specify what it takes to meet the standard and to enable both teachers and students to see what meeting the standard "looks like." You will notice that the student work is not perfect, and it is not intended to be; it shows the ongoing process of learning, and indicates the meeting of standards.
Teacher commentary is meant to open the pathways of communication between students and the classroom teacher. Showing students why they did or did not meet a standard enables them to take ownership of their own learning.
With the Georgia Performance Standards driving instruction across the state, we will be well on our way to achieving our goal: that Georgia will lead the nation in improving student achievement.