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Welcome to the Second grade! My name is Mr. Schmidbauer or Mr. S. I will be your child's teacher this year along with Ms. Slagor. We are looking forward to a very productive and exciting year in Classroom B204.
I believe that every student can achieve and excel. In order to achieve, I believe in having high expectations for students. This year each student will be doing a lot of reading, writing, and math. In reading, we will be working towards reading fluently and independently with an expanded vocabulary. In writing we will be working towards writing complete paragraphs with main ideas and supporting details with time order words. In Math we will be working towards adding and subtracting up to 1000. We will also be learning about money, measuring and much much more.
I believe in engaging the student positively and creating a sense of class community. In order to create a positive learning environment, I have developed a classroom discipline plan with specific expectations for all students. Everyone in the classroom will work together as a team to achieve our learning goals with few interruptions. Safety, kindness, honesty and respect are emphasized greatly in our classroom. Students will be encouraged to behave appropriately with a color chart that will be recorded daily and sent home on a calendar (see your child's Take Home Folder). Additionally, we will be utilizing Class Dojo to target specific behaviors throughout the day. You may download the app and see how your child is doing and communicate with us regularly.
To encourage students, we will recognize appropriate behavior with individual, group, and class rewards. Individual students will be praised for their good behavior and will be rewarded with positive notes, snacks, stickers, or special privileges. If there are any preferred rewards or special interests that you child may have please let me know (for example: A favorite snack/treat or special interest or activity).
I look forward to working with your child and your family throughout the school year. My door is always open to you: please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason. It’s going to be a great year!