*To access the resources click the link below a

Click link below for grade level resources:


                             Second Grade Team Resource Link

5/5/20

Third quarter report cards will be sent out today. Teachers will be emailing the PDF of the report card to the email used through Parent Vue. Please check your inbox and spam folder. Please be patient as this process may take some time to send out. This is also a new process for teachers in this county and there may be some issues. Your patience is greatly appreciated at this unprecedented time.  All report cards will be sent out by 3 pm.  If you don't receive it, make sure your email in Parent Vue is correct and teachers can resend it during school hours on Wednesday. Thank you!



4/14/20

Dear Second Grade Families:

Welcome back! We hope you all had a great spring break! We have missed talking to you and your kids. For this week we have set up a calendar you can access through our classroom webpage. This calendar has activities that can be completed each day to help enrich your child. Any activities that are completed can be turned in through Seesaw. Just take a picture and upload your activity to your Seesaw account. If you aren’t connected to Seesaw, you can take a picture of your assignment and send through email. We will provide your child with feedback on their assignment. As per county regulations, all activities are optional and will not be graded. The activities that require a worksheet can either be printed or you can copy to a piece of paper.

Starting April 20th, each day of the week will be assigned to a subject. We will release daily lessons at a certain time each day. At that time, we may post a video lesson, assignment or project for students to work on in a self-paced manner. We will then be available to help during our office hours. We will let you know when those are as soon as we know our schedule. You can use the office hour time to ask questions, ask for clarification, or need a review on the objective assigned. We will continue to use previously established methods of communication with students to post instructional activities and communicate with students during office hours. This will be Seesaw, email, or other approved tools.

As a reminder, the third grading period will be ending on April 24th. Please check ParentVUE to check in with how your child is doing in each of their subject areas. Let us know if you have any questions.

As we venture into this new world of virtual learning, please remember to be patient with your child and with us, as we are all trying to learn to navigate something new. We will update you with information as we get it. Thinking of you all daily. Stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely,

The Second Grade Team

*To access the resources click the link below a

Click link below for grade level resources:


                             Second Grade Team Resource Link





3/25/20
I am sending out Seesaw Home Access Codes for students.  You will need to download the Seesaw Class App or students can log in with Seesaw on the computer using the link below in the instructions. Students also have quick access to Seesaw through Clever. Students are able to respond to activities and post on their journal. I have messaged login information to parents connected via Seesaw. If you do not have the login information for your child, please email me at mezzack@pwcs.edu


Email Instructions for Students or Families
Students and families, we will be using Seesaw for home learning. Please sign in with your Home Learning code following the steps below:
1. Go to https://web.seesaw.me on a computer. Or install the Seesaw Class iOS or Android app.
2. Tap “I’m a Student”.
3. Type in your Home Learning code or scan QR code. 
4. Post to your journal, respond to activities, and view class announcements.
5. Remember, this code is like a password. Keep it safe!

-I will be posting some activities so check back on the Class App. 
-You can post pictures, videos or record things you'd like to share with me. I would love to see what you are learning about, creating or doing! 



Most Recent IB Planner Information

ThemeWhere We Are in Place and Time- An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Central Idea: The natural environment and weather impacts the daily life of living things.

Lines of Inquiry:  
      An inquiry into how weather affects daily life globally
      An inquiry into 
how humans use (natural) resources to survive and help in their lives and environment              
      An inquiry into 
how the weather and natural environment affect the Native Americans

Learner Profile Attributes: Knowledgeable and reflective

Key Concepts: Form-What is it like? Causation- Why is it like it is?

Approaches to Learning: Research Skills-Information Literacy including data gathering and recording, evaluating and communicating and Thinking Skills-Critical thinking-analyzing, evaluating and forming decisions.  Creative thinking-generating novel ideas and considering new perspectives. Information transfer, reflection and metacognition



****UPDATE as of March 23, 2020*****

Hello 2nd grade families,

Our team has met today and we have received information from our principal.  At this time, we will not be assigning students any new work.  This is based on guidelines sent from Prince William County.  We do encourage all students to be reading each day, practicing math facts and writing stories.

All second grade teachers have provided access to Raz-Kids for our students.  Students have access to Clever to do practice on Dreambox. They may also practice using activities on Clever that they have used at school, such as Code.org, abcya, MyOn and others.  We encourage you to have them practice and read as much as they can so that they will stay in the habit. 

There is a press conference scheduled today with Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, who will be making an announcement regarding schools and closures.  As this announcement is made, our county will send us updates that effect us. 

Teachers will continue to be available during the school week during the hours of 8-3 to answer emails.  Please be patient, as we do have families, it may not be an immediate response.  We continue to keep our students and families in our thoughts and hope everyone stays well! 

Sincerely- Mrs. Aldrich, Mrs. Lipscomb, Miss Mezzacappa, Mrs. Park, Ms. Piper


Optional Schedule for this week: 
Each day you can do a Daily writing prompt using the calendar to practice writing skills! March Writing Calendar posted in Resource Folder. Click Files and Documents

Monday- Read on Epic. Try to read books of different genres. 

Tuesday- Dreambox. Practice subtraction skills.

Wednesday- Raz Kids. Read a fiction and nonfiction book. You can record yourself reading for me to hear if you click the red microphone! I would love to hear you reading! 

Thursday- Prodigy. Practice skills on number sense- adding, comparing numbers, money. 

Friday- MyOn. Read a book of your choice and take a quiz to practice your reading comprehension skills. 






3/18/20
All Prince William County Public Schools will close to students effective Saturday, March 14, until April 14, due to the growing health concern caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

I hope all families are healthy and safe!

  • Staff and students are asked to focus on themselves and their families this week (March 16 – March 22). Details regarding future instruction expectations will be provided to students and teachers later this week. Teachers should not be assigning work to students this week. No new student work should be assigned or graded until at least March 27.
  • Spring Break will still occur as scheduled (April 6-10).
  • All Prince William County Public Schools are closed to students until April 14. This may be extended if necessary.
  • The third quarter grading period will be extended until at least April 17: this may be extended as the situation evolves


Students should continue reading at least 15-20 minutes every day, at a minimum. They should also continue to practice their basic addition and subtraction to continue building their fact fluency.  Please check Seesaw https://web.seesaw.me/ and this page frequently for any updates or additional resources for students to access while at home.  If you or your student is having trouble connecting to Seesaw please contact me so that I can get you connected.

If students need more reading material they can log in through clever and use MyOn or Raz- Kids and Dreambox to practice their math skills. Students also have free accounts to Prodigy.com.  Additionally, many on-line educational web sites that require a subscription are providing free access to students during this time. Our Epic Code is EJH-2627. If you would like home access for your student, please email me so I can connect you!

Students can access learning links by logging into their Clever page.   Please also check SeeSaw regularly for updates, activities, and other important information. 

At this time any resources posted are for practice only.  These can be found in the FILES AND DOCUMENTS tab. Then click RESOURCES to find materials. These will not be graded. In addition, the instructional calendar for 2nd grade is posted in the files and documents section. The county instructions are for no grading or work assigned at this time.

Students can access learning links by logging into their Clever page.   Please also check SeeSaw regularly for updates, activities, and other important information. 

Thank you,

Miss Mezzacappa

Home Learning Resources:

Reading: 
Raz-kids https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login
MyON (Accessible through Clever)

Math:
Dreambox  (Accessible through Clever)
Prodigy https://play.prodigygame.com/

**- email at mezzack@pwcs.edu or Seesaw message me if you do not have your child's login.**
Digital Learning: How to Get on Clever Instructions

clever home directions.pdf



Welcome to 2nd Grade! I am so excited to work with all of you! Please take a look at the files and documents section if you need a copy of our specials and daily schedule. This will be my third year teaching and third year at Antietam. I graduated in 2015 with a degree in Inclusive Special Education and Elementary Education degree. In 2016, I completed my masters in Literacy Education. While completing my masters, I did two long term maternity sub placements. One was in a 5th grade inclusion class and working with 1st grade RTI. The second position was in another district working in a 2nd-4th grade 8:1:1 classroom. Below is a PDF to get to know me a little better! Looking forward to a great school year! :) 
     
About Miss Mezz.pdf