Welcomes you to get to know her Second Grade Class
Parent - Teacher Conferences
Hello, My name is Mrs. DeNotaris. Welcome to my Second Grade class. I have been on staff in the district for 25 years.
I previously taught Kindergarten.
I taught for 7 years at a private school in East Orange before staying home to do my "Mommy" responsiblities with my own children.
I am looking forward to a wonderful school year. Many fun activities are planned for this 2019-2020 school year. Some projects will be completed in class, a few will be "Family Projects". You will be given ample time to complete the home projects.
Welcome to the webpage of Mrs. DeNotaris. It will be an exciting year in Second Grade. Grades K-5 use the Envisions Pearson Math Program. It is an engaging, thought provoking program that allows students to problem solve using manipulatives and many other online resources. Our Language Arts/Literature Program-
Superkids enhances reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar skills. Who We Are as Americans is our Social Studies Program under the ConnectEd/McGraw -Hill.com website. We will focus on our country, our world, Native Americans, map skills, vocabulary, and more.
The FOSS Science Program which is a hands on science series will introduce students to Liquids and Solids, living things, such as mealworms and butterflies and more.
Character Education is every Friday from October through May and SPANISH.
Monday - Computers and Music
Tuesday - Physical Education (Sneakers required).
Wednesday - Art (A labeled smock is required.
(It will be kept in the Art room).
Thursday - Physical Education (Sneakers required)
Friday - Media - (Return Media books week).
SPELLING --- Spelling Homework may vary from time to
A message will be sent on our Class Dojo app
to inform you of any Homework changes.
Monday - Superkids Spelling List Words -
two times each
Tuesday - Superkids Backpack page and a
Reading Fluency Page
Wednesday - Superkids Backpack page / 6 Spelling
Thursday - Six different Spelling Sentences /
Study for Friday's Spelling Test
Friday - Spelling Test
Math - A two - sided Math Sheet is sent home
Monday - Thursday.
Homework is not given over the weekend. There will be "SPECIAL" home projects from time to time.
Ample time will be given for the projects to be completed and turned in by the "DUE DATE".
Please review your child's homework folder on a daily basis. Remember to sign and return class tests for reading, math, social studies and science.
The students will have weekly spelling words, which they will be tested on Fridays. Reading Comprehension Tests will be given on a regular basis. Social Studies and Math Tests are given after each completed topic.
The students will be told when they will be having a Vocabulary Quiz.
SPELLING - Homework - Superkids Backpack pages are sent home Monday - Thursday. A Reading Fluency Sheet is usually sent home on Tuesday. Spelling Tests are given on Friday.
MATH - A Math sheet is usually sent home everyday, to reinforce the concept that was learned in class.
SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDY TESTS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER EACH THEME. STUDY PACKETS, AND /OR BOOKS WILL ALSO BE SENT HOME TO USE AS STUDY GUIDES.
THE STUDENTS WILL HAVE ADVANCE NOTICE, AND THE MATERIAL WILL BE SENT HOME A FEW DAYS IN ADVANCE.
There is usually no homework on the weekend.
However, during the school year, the students will be assigned "SPECIAL PROJECTS " to do.
Your child will be given "DUE DATES" as to when the projects are to be handed in.
Students are expected to read 15 - 20 minutes every day. They should log their books on their Reading Train. They return the Reading Train after every 10 books they log. Practicing their numbers facts for speed and accuracy is always encouraged.
Check out our Class Dojo page to view class photos, assignments, and special messages.
Parents and I can communicate easily through Class Dojo.
Please note. If you have a message for me about an absence, change of dismissal procedure, a different person picking up your child, etc. a written note would be appreciated.
I check for notes as soon as the students settle themselves for the start of the day.
I don't always check my email until later in the day or evening. (Teachers don't get much of a chance to sit at their desks during the day). If you need a quick response from me, a written note sent in with your child would be the best way for me to know you have something to bring to my attention.
Messages can also be sent via our Class Dojo App.
The secretaries at the front office would appreciate emails about advance absences, family trips, change of dismissal procedures, etc. I usually send them down the notes I receive for them to make a copy and keep on file in the office. We are just trying to make sure your child is safe, as well as follow your requests.