Welcome to Mrs. Dugan’s 2nd Grade Class
Instructor: Room Number: Contact Information:
Mrs. Dugan 202 email@example.com
I am excited to be teaching second grade this year. I have been teaching in Baltimore City Public Schools for 30 years. Teaching reading is a special love for me. I hope all second grade students will develop a love for reading this year.
Expectations and Goals:
Students are expected to arrive on time each day (8:00 am). This will enable you to be ready when instruction begins. I don’t want you to miss anything. We will strive to have a community in which we are respectful and responsible in all we do.
- 3 #2 pencils each day
- Headphones or ear buds (to be used with computer)
- Dry erase marker (preferably EXPO brand because they erase clean).
- 1 pocket folder (This is used to carry papers back and forth from school. Please replace as needed)
- 2 marble composition notebooks (wide rule).
- We also need consumable items that will need to be replenished throughout the year: 2 boxes of tissues, 1 bottle of hand sanitizer, and 1 bottle of hand soap.
- Please DO NOT send: Pens, mechanical pencils, tape, rulers, markers, toys, or candy to school.
What We Will Learn This Year in Second Grade:
Foundational Skills: Baltimore City Public Schools uses a program called “Fundations” to teach phonics and spelling. Students will learn about the structure of our language through the study of six different syllable types.
Reading/Language Arts: Our reading and language arts program provides for growth in comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, grammar, and punctuation. The program we use is called “Wit and Wisdom”. Skills are taught in four different themed modules using both fiction and nonfiction texts.
Social Studies: Each quarter we will learn about a different Social Studies topic. Quarter one is “Rules and Responsibilities in Communities.” Quarter two is “Communities Where We Live” (geography). Quarter three is “Economics in Our Community” and quarter four is “Our Community, Past and Present”.
Grading Information and Communication:
The following grading practices will be used at Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School.
Assessments (70%): This category includes both formative (ongoing) and summative (culminating) ways of assessing student learning with the goal of supporting student growth and success. No single component should be weighted in a manner that it alone could cause a student to fail. Additionally, an adequate number of assessments will be given to allow a fair calculation of a grade.
Classwork (20%): This includes practice work completed in the classroom setting.
Participation (5%): This includes but is not limited to participation in classroom discussion, group work, and activities.
Homework (5%): This includes all work completed outside the classroom. Students will receive homework Monday through Thursday.
Updated information about grades can be found at:
Additional Information and Resources:
Make-Up Work: I will provide make up work within three school days of the student’s last absence. Students must turn in assignments within seven school days after they are provided by me. The time allowed for makeup work may be extended on a case-by-case basis for extenuating circumstances.
Reassessments and Support: With my agreement, a student may take an assignment that covers the same content that was covered in a prior assignment, and that grade can replace the previous grade. The specific questions must be changed from the prior exam, and the reassessment must occur in the same quarter, prior to the midterm or final examination.