Mrs. Moylan's Class
Welcome to Ms. Simon’s second grade class. The 2014-2015 school year promises to be memorable learning experience for your child. I hope that you and the children are as excited about it as I am.
I would like to share with you a little bit about myself and my teaching philosophies. I hold a Masters Degree in Elementary Education, and will be starting my 13th year of teaching. My main objective is to create a positive learning environment where my students are eager to explore, take risks, share ideas, and acquire knowledge. My enthusiasm and energy excite and motivate my students to learn, and I strongly believe that linking the curriculum to real life experiences also helps children become motivated to learn.
By continuously assessing and evaluating my student’s progress, I strive to set appropriate goals for each student and individualize instruction accordingly. I make learning fun and challenging by using a variety of instructional methods and strategies. I am constantly in search of new ideas and innovative teaching strategies, which actively engage each of my students in learning and motivate them to become lifelong learners.
It is my goal to create a wonderful living and learning environment for the students in my classroom, and I would like it to be a place where students feel safe, important and valued.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child to make this year a great success!
Please take a moment to read over this newsletter which will provide you with information concerning classroom and work procedures.
I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your child. I feel the key to success is good parent-teacher-student communication. If you have any question or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at Somerset Academy 478-8888.
We use a classroom behavior system. If positive behavior is displayed for the entire day the student will not need to flip their card. However, if a inappropriate behavior is displayed these are the consequences that will follow:
Green Card: good behavior
Yellow Card: warning
Orange card: 5 minute time out during recess, student will miss half of
Red Card: a second 5 minute time out, student will miss all of Fun
Friday, possible citation, phone to parent or email
If a student flips their card they will have to write the rule that they have broken on the card. The student will then take it home to be signed. It is to be returned the following day or the parent will receive an email, text message, or phone call.
Homework will be assigned Monday and homework folder is to be returned on Friday. Students will receive a weekly newsletter with spelling words and upcoming events on it. Students are expected to read at least 15 minutes each night as part of their assigned homework.
Students will bring home a list of spelling words each Monday. Spelling tests will be on Fridays.
If a student is absent, the make-up work assignments he or she missed will be sent home. Sufficient time will be allowed for completion. If the work is not returned by the given due date, the student will not receive credit.
A volunteer survey will be sent out. By the end of the first quarter I will contact the parents that want to work directly with the students to discuss a schedule. Parents may of course get started right away on volunteering for the school. Also, those that would like to help me from their home such as cutting out for art projects may begin right away.
Students may have a healthy snack everyday around 10:30. Parents are responsible for providing their child with a healthy snack daily. Please send snacks that don’t require utensils.
Examples of a healthy snack: granola bars, Gold Fish, Ritz crackers, fruit gummies, yogurt covered raisins, dried fruit, etc…
We are a team and I welcome your input in your child’s education. Nobody knows your child better than you, so please let me know of any concerns.
Somerset Academy: 478-8888
We are going to have an excellent year!
Day 1: PE
Day 2: Music
Day 3: Spanish
Day 4: APE
Day 5: ART