TCES Second Grade | Tuba City Unified School District #15

Welcome to 2nd Grade

We follow the Beyond Textbooks Curriculum which includes the Common Core standards for Balanced Literacy and Balanced Math.

Grading Policy & Grading Scale

  • Classwork is worth 40% of the Quarter Grade
  • Friday Formatives are 50% of the Quarter Grade
  • Homework is 10% of the Quarter Grade.

Arizona’s English Language Arts Standards for Second Grade

  • Independently and proficiently read and understand a variety of literature from multiple cultures
  • Identify key characteristics of literature
  • Describe the overall structure of a story or poem
  • Ask and answer questions, such as who, what, when, where, why, and how, to show understanding of a story or poem
  • Determine the central idea of a story or poem
  • Compare and contrast versions of the same story by different authors or cultures
  • Ask and answer questions, such as who, what, when, where, why, and how, to show understanding of a text
  • Identify main idea of a multi-paragraph text, including what an author wants to explain, describe, or answer
  • Use various text features, such as glossaries, icons and indexes, to locate key facts and information
  • Make connections between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or steps in technical procedures
  • Compare and contrast important points between two texts of the same topic
  • Read words with common prefixes and suffixes
  • Read irregularly spelled words
  • Read with purpose and understanding

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  • Write opinion and explanatory pieces that include reasons to support ideas, linking words, and a conclusion
  • Write narratives that include a clear sequence of events, details that describe actions and thoughts, and words that indicate a change in time
  • Revise writing based on feedback from adults and peers
  • Participate in shared research projects
  • Gather information from provided sources to answer a question
  • Properly identify the sounds in words
  • Spell irregular and pattern based words
  • Use proper manuscript letter formation when writing

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  • Engage in a range of discussions with different partners, listening actively and speaking clearly
  • Ask and answer questions about information from readings and presentations to clarify understanding
  • Integrate reading skills to present ideas, thoughts, and feelings in a variety of ways
  • Use correct grammar when writing or speaking
  • Use understanding of root words, prefixes, and suffixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words
  • Use glossaries and dictionaries to determine the meaning of unknown words

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  • subtract within 20.
  • Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for
    multiplication.
  • Understand place value.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
  • Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
  • Relate addition and subtraction to length.
  • Work with time and money.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes

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Mr. E. Neuwirth

eneuwirth@tcusd.org
928-283-2140

Ms. S. McCloskey

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Teacher Expectations

Be Prepared To Learn

  • rested
  • nourished
  • have pencil ready to use

Be Prompt;

  • in seat at 8 a.m.

Be Positive:

  • use nice words
  • believe in yourself

Be Respectful:

  • use manners
  • keep body parts to yourself
  • hats off in building

Be Responsible:

  • keep school clean
  • complete classwork
  • complete and hand in homework

Grade 2 Activities

Cross Country – Science Fair – Basketball – Student Council – Spelling Bee – Student of the Month – Monthly Dojo Celebrations – Lil’ Warrior Celebrations – Princess Pageant – Cultural Celebrations – Winter Program – Friday Five

2nd Grade Teachers

2nd Grade Daily Schedule

  • 7:45 – Students in from AM playground
  • 8:00 – Daily Language skills (Study Island)
  • 8:15 – Reteach / Enrichment
  • 9:00 – Spalding
  • 9:20 – Balance Literacy (Reading)
  • 10:45 – Specials
  • 11:25 – Recess
  • 11:45 – Lunch
  • 12:15 – Navajo Language
  • 1:00 – Daily Math Skills (DMS)
  • 1:30 – Balance Math
  • 2:50 – Mental Math
  • 3:05 – Dismissal

2nd Grade Supply List

  • 4 – Composition Notebooks (marble black & white)
  • 3 –  packages of #2 pencils (not mechanical)
  • 1 – 1″ Binder
  • 4 – Pocket Folders (any color)
  • 2 – Packages EXPO/Dry Erase Markers
  • 1 – Pack of Blue Pens
  • 1 – Package of Pencil Eraser Caps
  • 2 – Large Pink Erasers
  • 1 – ruler with Inches and Centimeters
  • 1 – Box of 24 Crayons
  • 1 – Package of Glue Sticks (4 Pack)
  • 1 – Pair of Scissors
  • 1 – Large Box of Tissue
  • 1 – Tube of Disinfecting Wipes
  • 1 – Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
  • 1 – POST-IT Notes

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